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Petropolis - The Imperial City

Highlights / General details

The city of Petropolis is located 60 km away from Rio and it has been called the Imperial City since the Emperor Pedro II. Settled by the Germans, Petropolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history with its buildings and charming streets.

This tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum, which has been the summer residence of the Emperor D. Pedro II and that keeps furniture and objects such as the crown of gold, pearls and diamonds used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II.

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. From there you will see the Crystal Palace, built in France and mounted in Brazil, destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel.


Hotel pickup and drop off from most hotels in Rio de Janeiro; Professional Tour Guide; Imperial Museum Entrance Ticket.


Gratuities; Food and Beverages.

Hours of operation

Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; Departure time is at 8:00am.


Approximately 10 hours.

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