Day Trip To Petrópolis From Rio De Janeiro - Petropolis

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro (South zone and downtown). If our operation does not support your pickup location, we will redirect you to the near.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Dive into a piece of Brazilian history on this full day tour to Petrpolis from Rio de janeiro. Learn about the history and heritage of this city and visit the famous attractions, including the Dom Pedro II Summer Residence, Imperial Museum, Crystal Palace, Santos Dumont Houseand Tereza Street.


  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Petropolis, State of Rio de janeiro

His residence turned into a museum that has a collection of objects, books, letters and furniture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Crystal Palace, Petropolis, State of Rio de janeiro

place where Princess Isabel used to host parties and feasts

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Centro Historico de Petropolis, Petropolis, State of Rio de janeiro

The city of Petrpolis was founded by initiative of Emperor Dom Pedro II and is often called the Imperial City. With pleasant climate, it has several touristic and cultural attractions, historical buildings and lush vegetation.

Stop At: Rua Santa Teresa, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro

Location where you can buy souvenirs and local handicrafts

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fabrica de Chocolates Patrone, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro

You can see how chocolate is made in the city of Petrpolis and get some to taste

Duration: 30 minutes


Licensed bilingual guide

Guided visit to Emperor Dom Pedro II summer residence and Imperial Museum

Guided visit to House and Museum of Santos Dumont (tax not included, 10 BRL only cash)

Guided visit to Crystal Palace

Guided visit to Thereza street and Chocolate Factory

Hotel pickup and drop-off (DOES NOT support Hotels in Barra, Recreio, So Conrado and Santa Tereza)

Entry/Admission - Crystal Palace

Entry/Admission - Fabrica de Chocolates Patrone


Food and drinks


Entry/Admission - Museu Casa de Santos Dumont

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 10 years

It is recommended that you bring a light snack, water, sunscreen and insect repellent

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Jul-2018

    Very long day but despite a 13 hour day we only spent about 3 hours actually looking at the sights. The pickup process was awful. We were first on the bus but it took 2.5 hours to complete the pickup process as the bus wound its way past all the hotels in Rio to collect the 45 people. Very inefficient and time consuming. When we arrived at Petropolis when were left on a street to shop for an hour but most people found that boring. We then had lunch and it was 2:30 before we started looking at anything of real interest. The afternoon improved with some interesting sights and we left at 5:45 before starting the very long drop off process at 7pm. The drop off was quicker but it was still 8:30 by the time we arrived back at our accommodation. It wasnt worth the money. That said, Rodrigo was a good host who knew his stuff.

  • 02-Apr-2018

    Tour arrived one hour late from previously communicated start time. No apologies.
    Tour guide English was poor. She would talk in Portuguese and say only few words in English. As far as sightseeing: this is a nice 2 hour tour that was stretched to 12 hours by padding activity. Very dissatisfied.

  • 26-Aug-2017

    TT was an energetic and attentive tour guide and we were very impressed by Petropolis.

  • 20-Mar-2017

    Some of the People in the tour we were not able to locate after lunch so we spent over an hour sitting in the bus trying to find them.
    This ended up making us rush through the rest of the trip and not do everything

  • 28-Jan-2017

    Fairly good, all-day tour, only a short ways out of Rio. Great history. Nice scenery. But, it did include shopping.

  • 11-Aug-2016

    Great day! I enjoyed seeing more to Brazil. I wish the guide, while lovely and helpful, spoke more English.

  • 11-Jul-2016

    Loved the tour guide she was brilliant, highly recommend.

  • 27-Apr-2016

    This tour started off badly but improved.
    The bus went to the wrong hotel and was 30 minutes late.
    Our English tour was mainly Portuguese/Spanish, but our guide, Chi-chi Gina?, tried to keep us informed. Her English and Spanish were good.
    The ride was very rough the springs/shocks must be shot.
    One of out party hit his head on the ceiling on one big bump!
    Otherwise, the tour itself in Petropolis went well.
    The cultural center old casino, imperial palace, cathedral and crystal palace were all noteworthy.
    The buffet lunch was good, but a bit rushed.
    The chocolate factory was just a visit to a store at least, water was free!.
    The women really appreciated the final hour allowed for shopping as prices were quite good.
    Again, this tour can be easily arranged locally in Rio more cheaply.

  • 29-Sep-2015

    This tour was not worth full day trip from 8:10am pick up and 6:30pm drop-off. it wasted one hour to pick other passengers around the city. Emperor Dom Pedro II summer residence was currently a hotel, only good for picture taking from the fence. Museum of Santos Dumont was just a house, had to pay extra to enter. Only the Imperial Museum was worth the tour. The worst part was the guide Ms. T. Though I booked for an English guide, she kept talking in Portuguese and Spanish for nearly half an hour in the bus, then turned to English only for a short summary of what she said before, and we had passed all the places she explained about. After I shouted Do you forget we are here?, she improved. She tried to joke, but nothing funny at all! This was the worst tour I ever had so far.