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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Spend a day at Petrópolis, a mountainside retreat that once served as a summer getaway for Brazil's royalty. On this guided tour, wander through the treasures of the Imperial Museum and then visit the burial place of Dom Pedro II and his family. Marvel at the Crystal Palace, built as an extravagant gift to Princess Isabel. You will also meet the ancient Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife.

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9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Guided tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Imperial Museum Entrance Ticket
    • Entry/Admission - Imperial Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fees to Bohemia Beer Factory
    • Entrance fees to Santos Dumont House
    • Entry/Admission - Quitandinha Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Restaurante Catedral
    • Entry/Admission - Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
    • Entry/Admission - Cervejaria Bohemia
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Quitandinha Palace, Av. Joaquim Rolla, 2 - Quitandinha, Petrópolis - RJ, 25651-072, Brazil

    Get a nice perspective outside of Quintandinha Palace as soon as you arrive in Petropolis and take nice photos of the beautiful building.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Imperial Museum, Rua da Imperatriz 220 Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320 Brazil

    Arriving at Petropolis, start off at the Imperial Museum, housed in the former summer palace of Pedro II, Brazil's second emperor. Follow your guide into this restored Austrian-style palace built in 1845, and get a good look at how Brazil’s royalty once lived.

    Walk by tapestries, antique furniture and jewels, and gawk at the imperial crown studded with over 600 diamonds and 77 pearls, weighing nearly four pounds (1.9 kg). See the golden quill used by Princess Isabel to sign a law that liberated Brazil’s slaves in 1888.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Restaurante Catedral, R. da Imperatriz - Centro, Petrópolis - RJ, 25685-300, Brazil

    You will have one hour or so to have lunch (not included) in a local restaurant before walking to the Gothic Cathedral

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Rua Sao Pedro Alcantara 60, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-300 Brazil

    The tour will continue on to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Rua do Encanto, 22 _ Centro Próximo ao Relógio das Flores, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-081 Brazil

    You will go to the 14 Bis Square and then walk to the Santos Dumont Museum House, better known as The Enchanted. A picturesque residence embedded in a steep town in the city, built in 1918.

    The Museum preserves and disseminates a memory of the father of Brazilian aviation, the engineering genius who revolutionized the world.

    The visit to this Museum is optional and therefore the tickets are not included.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Crystal Palace, Rua Alfredo Pacha S/N 0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210 Brazil

    Walk over to a quiet park and feast your eyes on the Crystal Palace, a ballroom of glass and steel with chandeliers, all built and imported from France, as a gift to Princess Isabel from her husband. Hear about the expositions and royal parties once held here.

    You will stay here for around 40 minutes if you are going to the Teresa Street later. But if you are going to the Bohemia Beer Factory, the visit here will last for 10 minutes only

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Rua Santa Teresa, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25625-970 Brazil

    If you want to, in your free time, you can choose to visit between the Teresa Street or the Bohemia Beer Factory.

    The Teresa Street is an open air shopping with great variety of goods, clothes at a very good price. Take your time and buy souvenirs for the whole family.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cervejaria Bohemia, Rua Alfredo Pacha 166, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210 Brazil

    If you want to, in your free time, you can choose to visit between the Teresa Street or the Bohemia Beer Factory.

    If you are more into local beers, you should visit the Bohemia Beer Factory (tickets not included), the first of its kind in Brazil. The tour is an interactive journey through the history, art and science of brewing. Find out all about beer from ancient times to the present day. Taste Bohemia direct form the source and live the whole experience in a modern and interactive environment. The Brewery Bohemia also has an emporium, a bar, and restaurant for you to enjoy all of their special beers with tasty dishes and snacks.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    * Roundtrip transfer to/from most hotels located in Sao Conrado, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon (South Zone)* Please wait for your guide in the hotel lobby of your selected hotel. if your hotel is not listed, contact us so we can inform you the closest pick up location and time.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Tour has free time for visiting other main sights. Only tickets for Imperial Museum are included in price. Entrance fees to any other attractions are not inlcuded.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Entrance fees to Santos Dumont House: BRL 8,00
    • Entrance to Bohemia Beer Factory: BRL 39,00
    • Prices are approximated and subject to change without notice.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Gray Line Brazil

Activity ID: V-2484_10

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