Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

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Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The visit to the city of Petrópolis is a dive into our history. Known as the summer city of the royal family, Petrópolis houses a cultural collection of extreme importance for our country. The Imperial Museum is the most important point of visit, where you will be able to see up close all the furniture, works of art, clothes, jewelry and accessories used by the royal family. The city is quite charming and its cold climate attracts tourists from all over the world.

What's Included

Crystal Palace ticket

Entrance to Dom Pedro II's house and Imperial Museum

Entrance to the Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara


Professional bilingual tour guide

Transportation in a car licensed by the tourism office

What's Not Included


Entrance to the Santos Dumont Museum

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Imperial Museum
Visit to Dom Pedro II's house and Imperial Museum.
Walking through the halls of the Palace of the Imperial Museum (formerly the imperial family's refuge during the summer months) is like traveling inside a history book. One of the thrones used by Dom Pedro II is in the State Room. The feeling is that the emperor can enter there at any time.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
It was the summer residence of Alberto Santos Dumont, Father of Aviation, being known as “A Encantada”. The museum has a collection of objects, books, letters and furniture, as well as the shower and the staircase, with steps in the shape of a racket, which can only be accessed starting on the right foot. At the 14 bis Cultural Center, attached to the Casa, you can watch a short film about Santos Dumont. The space has accessibility and tactile models for visitors with special needs.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Crystal Palace
It was opened in 1884 to house exhibitions of flowers, birds and agricultural products. Its precast structure, in cast iron, was commissioned from a foundry in France by Count D`Eu, being assembled in Petrópolis by engineer Eduardo Bonjean. Today it hosts cultural events and exhibitions.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
French neo-Gothic style construction. Inside, the Mausoleum where the remains of the Imperial Family stand (Dom Pedro II, Dona Teresa Cristina, Princess Isabel and Conde D`Eu, his firstborn D. Pedro de Alcântara and his wife D. Elisabeth) can also be highlighted. be seen sculptures by Jean Magrou, Bertozzi, stained glass and paintings by Carlos Oswald. The Gothic altar contains relics of Saint Magno, Santa Aurélia and Santa Tecla, brought from Rome by Cardinal D. Sebastião Leme. The main doors weigh 2,400 kg each.

Inside, there are works carved in Carrara marble, highlighting the Imperial Chapel which is located on the right at the main entrance of the Cathedral, in marble, onyx and bronze where the tomb with relics of the Holy Martyrs, Saint Magno, Santa Aurélia and Santa Thecla.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


rishan1991, 31-12-2022
It was a nice experience and i enjoyed the trip and the Food was nice. I enjoyed it with my friends . Will recommend to others.
Great experience
harisudhans2022, 31-12-2022
We had a very good experience and our tour guide (bilingual) was very friendly and helpful. She made the trip more memorable.
Fun history lesson
Ronald_W, 05-01-2022
Went to Petropolis and seen a few historical sites and the guide was informative about the history of the town and its connection to Brazils early days. Beer tasting was cool, the brewery was a fun part of the tour.
Historical Petrolpolis City & Palace Tour
Ravi_H, 17-06-2022
This is a full day trip, you will be going into higer elevations. Bring fizzy water as you will be taking a winding road and may feel nausea. Mama Chris is the perfect host for this trip, she is full of life and entertaining! I would certainly take a night club tour if she hosts it! Emerson, is a skilled driver on this long tour with difficult roads.
I would recommend that visitors bring a copy of their photo ids and a print out of the specifics they paid for on this tour as they may be other visitors with different stops than yours on this tour. Bring water and snacks. Visitors should know that the lunch buffet only included 2 pieces of 'protien'. Additional protiens, some desserts and drinks you pay for seperately. A few of us wanted to purchase souvenirs from the Petropolis Palace home, but no one knew where it was and if it was open. The Crystal Palace, the small museum at the end of the tour and plane inventors house entrance to these places were not included. If the tour organizers want to list them as places of interest you visit on the tour, stopping visitors outside a closed fence to view a construction site is not considered a tour. Before leaving Petropolis City the tour literature indicates you visit a cholocate factory. It should be listed as a chocolate dessert cafe where you can enjoy everything chocolate. Some free samples would be recommended. Everyone visiting the chocolate shop should try the desserts and the best hot chocolate (ever) which is like a yummy pudding!
An excellent introduction to the city
Tarek_A, 23-05-2022
Ok, first of all, we had a phenomenal tour guide (Chris) and a very good bus driver. Petropolis is a beautiful city that is definitely worth a visit and we enjoyed spending the day there. The only cons of the trip I would say is that the Crystal Palace was closed for renovations when we visited, and also the limitations in the lunch (where you are only allowed 2 proteins) should have been communicated clearly.

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