Petropolis is a great place to find Rio's history shaped by German immigrants along with Portuguese, Syrian, Lebanese and Italians. Reflected by its eclectic architecture style, historical buildings are a great place to explore its connection with different worlds and people. Imperial Museum features the Emperor's Crown, imperial carriage, carriage box and many other things taking you back to the luxury of those times.
Dedicated to its patron saint Peter of Alacantara Gothic Cathedral was also the final resting place of its Emperor. Its facades, choir patterns on the walls follow Gothic style. Its stained glass windows telling the story of Jesus are worth watching. Crystal Palace with its distinct construction, glass walls, fountain, crowds and green surroundings makes it perfect place to unwind and enjoy one of the city's serene settings.
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 weekdays pickups will be at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel for tours departing until 9:00. After that, it’ll be at the Marina Palace hotel. On Saturdays, pickup will be at the Marina Palace hotel for all tours. On Sundays and holidays, pickup will be at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel for all tours.
All transports: Roundtrip transfers to most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
Professional tour guide
Imperial Museum Entrance Ticket
Food and beverages are not covered in this tour. Gratuities are optional.
Visit Imperial Museum
Visit Crystal Palace
Visit Gothic Cathedral
The city of Petropolis is located 68 km away from Rio and has been called the Imperial City since the times of the Emperor Pedro II. Settled by the Germans, Petropolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history alive 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 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 alongside 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.
Terms and conditions
You can cancel your tour until 3 days before your travel date