Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

Day Trips & Excursions in Petrópolis

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This is the perfect tour for your second day of stay in Rio! Visit the astonishinly beautiful Imperial city Petrópolis, the summer retreat of the Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro II, built by germans and enjoy the most pleasant day in this magical place and its many attractions with your extremely knowledgeable licensed guide and history expert!- Quitandinha hotel and old cassino - São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral - Crystal Palace - Lunch in a local restaurant - Koeler Avenue - Imperial Palace museum history tour - Santos Dummont´s residence Available from Tuesday to Sunday only.
The drive from Rio to Petrópolis is amazing on its own. After your 8 am morning pick-up, sit back and enjoy the hilly side of the state of Rio as your day trip begins, while your historical expert tour guide will begin to tell you the amazing stories about our Brazilian history and the construction of Petrópolis, our beautiful imperial city.Visit the interesting Quitandinha hotel, that used to be a very famous cassino in the 1940´s and be amused by its many interesting stories,Fall in love by the Neogothic architecture of St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral,Be amazed by the lovely and exotic Crystal Palace, which was a gift to Princess IsabelTravel in time with the richness of the Imperial Palace Museum personally guided by our excellent expert guide,Have lunch in a local restaurant and learn more about the typical Brazilian cuisine,Walk along Köeler Avenue and see the beautiful mansions of the nobles at Petrópolis including the summer home of  Princess Isabel,Learn about the Brazilian hero Santos Dummont, inventor and aviation pioneer, visiting his pretty and unique summer house,This fantastic tour ends leaving you feeling renovated and enriched with Brazilian history and knowledge!You will then return at the place of your choice. Lunch and tickets are at own expenses.

What’s included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Professional historical guide
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • National/international airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Landing and facility fees

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks