Petropolis - The Imperial City

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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.


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Available: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; Departure time is at 10:00am. No Tour departures on: Jan 1, Mar 1 & 3, Apr 22, May 1, Jun 16, Jun 20, Dec 25.


Approximately 10 hours.


The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation. If you would like to avoid picking up and dropping off other passengers, please ask for the last meeting point location when calling to reconfirm or when selecting your pick up point. On Week days at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for tours departing until 9:00am. After that, at the Marina Palace hotel. On Saturday at the Marina Palace hotel for all tours. On Sundays and holidays at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for all tours.

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