Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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From $209.00

7 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


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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Come on a fantastic, approximately 8-hour, private day tour to Petropolis from Rio de Janeiro. Your group of up to 4 people will meet with your guide when picked up from your hotel to see sites such as the Imperial Museum, the Cathedral and Crystal Palace. This tour can be customized to your liking as it is your own private tour.

What's Included

All the entrance fees

Bottled water

Comfortable vehicle for up to 4 people


Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Private driver/guide

Private vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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.

What To Expect

Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center
A wonderful building. Used to be the largest hotel cassino in South America.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
The most beautiful church in the region. Aneo-Gothic construction.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Imperial Museum
The tour highlight. Used to be the summer palace for the emperors' family. You will lear a bit more about Brazil's history visiting this fantastic building!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

After visiting the Imperial Museum we set some time for lunch

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
Dumont is one of the most important persons in Brazil's history. We will take you to his house to see his inventions and to watch a short video (12-minute long).

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Crystal Palace
A gift to Princess Izabel, the Cristal palace is used nowadays for exhibitions and shows.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rua Santa Teresa
Like shopping? You will have some free time to walk along Teresa street. Remember it is a private tour, and therefore we can skip it if you wish.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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8 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Save a Day for Petropolis when in Rio !
wkup, 01-03-2020
We had an outstanding private tour with Flavio that allowed to discover the wonderful city of Petropolis. Everyone stays and concentrates in Rio but this a great trip into the mountains outside the city and well worth your time.

This is the imperial city and Emporer Pedro 2 and Theresa ruled from here ! On the scenic drive (1 hr) up the mountains Flavio explained the rich history of Brazil and the imperial family. It is a very nice drive with many picturesque overlooks. After visiting the former casino (huge bavarian style building) Flavio led us personally through the imperial museum and explained all the important exhibits. So much better than just reading place cards.

We then saw the main cathedral de alcantara where the royal family is buried which is excellent gothic architecture and walked through the area seeing the different historic homes and parks. Petropolis is a city made for strolling.

A complete surprise and to me one of the best reasons to see Petropolis was to visit the Santos Dumont home and learn about his life- he was actually the father of aviation (not the Wright Brothers!) and its a fascinating tour through his home.

We had a buffet lunch at a very nice restaurant and saw the crystal palace -

Flavio was passionate about sharing his knowledge and life experiences in Brazil with us - this made the tour so much more enjoyable and the fact that it was a private tour made it more personable.

We give Flavio and the tour of Petropolis an enthusiastic recommendation. Its a special place and you will be really pleased you took the time to visit ...with Flavio !
Petropolis Privae Tour - Flavio
Olen B, 04-08-2019
We had a great private tour with Flavio. He is knowledgeable and outgoing and will tailor any tour to your interests. Flavio easily ranks as one of the best guides we ever had. I would not book anyone else.
Fabulous trip to Petropolis with Flavio!
Carolyn A, 19-07-2018
Flavio was a joy to spend time with. He is knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a wonderful experience. I wish he could guide us throughout Brazil!
Flavio was very professional and...
Aaron_S, 11-02-2018

Flavio was very professional and knowledgeable. He picked us up on time at the cruise ship pier and made recommendations about other things to see and do in Rio, even though we had not booked additional tours with him. His English is excellent, he is friendly and an experienced guide. Highly recommended.

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