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Private Tour To Petropolis – The Imperial City

Have you heard about Petropolis? It's time to discover and explore it! Learn about the history of Brazil and the Royal family on this private tour, visit the most important historical sites, walk by the streets and feel the enchanted atmosphere of this charming and lovely city. You’re gonna be surprised and fall in love with this hiddem gem of Rio de Janeiro. Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
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Join us in this ‘time-travel’ tour to Petropolis, 1:30h away from downtown Rio, the place the former Royal Family chose to build their summerhouse in the 1800s.

In this private tour, we will visit the glorious Quitandinha Palace, a former hotel-casino built in the 1930s, with stunning architecture and beautiful decoration. We’ll see where the Royal Family used to spend their summer visiting the Imperial Museum, their former summerhouse; check the ‘interesting’ and asymmetrical architecture of the “Casa de Petropolis”, known as the ‘House of 7 Errors’. The inside is just gorgeous!

A stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, an optional walk by the charming streets of the city, and a glance at the Crystal Palace are all part of this tour. As it is the visit to the Bohemia Brewery, the first one in Brazil. A good place for lunch and, of course, some beer tasting.

We will also visit the Santos Dumont house, where the Brazilian inventor lived for part of his life. He is considered one of the ‘fathers’ of aviation and you will learn why. And last, but not least, we can stop and taste some delicious chocolate at one of the local factories/shops.

A scenic drive back to Rio ends this unforgettable day.

- What Will You Do

- Depart from Rio de Janeiro on a private vehicle
- Visit the former hotel-casino Quitandinha Palace
- Visit the former Royal Family's summerhouse, the Imperial Museum
- Visit the Sao Pedro de Alcantara Metropolitan Cathedral
- Visit the 'House of 7 Errors', a place with curious architecture and creative interior
- Taste some beers (if you like!) and have lunch in a local restaurant (Bohemia Brewery recommended)
- Visit the Crystal Palace, former winter garden
- Walk by the streets of this charming city

- What To Expect

- Be impressed with the Quitandinha Palace, former hotel casino
- Visit the former summerhouse of the Royal Family, now the Imperial Museum, and learn how they lived
- What about a cold beer ? And some delicious snacks and food ? The Bohemian Brewery is the place !
- So, who invented the airplane ? The brazilians believe it was Santos Dumont. Even if you disagree a visit to his former house is interesting.
- Have fun trying to figure out the 7 "errors" of the Casa de Petropolis (House of 7 Errors) curious architecture.
- Fall in love with Petropolis while walking by it's so charming streets.

- What Is Included

- Private car with driver
- Tour Guide
- Roundtrip to Petropolis
- Flexible starting times with pick-up and drop-off within Rio de Janeiro and Petropolis (you say where!)
- Tickets for the attractions (except for the optional tour inside the brewery)
- Complimentary Bottled Water

- What Is Not Included

- Food and drinks

- Know Before You Go

- Private Tour: it is you and your group only
- We do not operate this tour on Mondays because all the attractions are closed.
- The “House of 7 Errors” inside visit is available from Wednesdays to Sundays. Visits on Tuesdays will be outside only.
- Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Imperial Museum is only partially open. We will update this information as it changes.
- Wearing face masks during the tour is mandatory. Do not forget to bring yours! We'll also have disposable ones in the car.

- Transfers

We provide complimentary pickup and drop-off services to all the hotels, airbnbs, airports and seaport within Rio de Janeiro and Petropolis. Please inform us the pick-up point and time (we recommend 9 am) when booking.

For airport pickup please inform the arrival flight details; for seaport pickup please inform the cruise ship details.

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- Duration: 8 hours
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