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Full-Day Imperial Petropolis Excursion

by Gray Line Brazil
per adult Price is C$79
Duration: {0} Duration: 10h Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Spend a day at the exquisite mountain town of Petropolis –known as the Imperial City since the time of Emperor Pedro II – and visit its regal buildings and charming streets.

After a convenient hotel pick-up, travel 37 miles (60 km) to serene Petropolis, the mountain retreat of Brazil’s only two emperors. Breathe in the fresh air of the forest-blanketed Serra dos Orgaos as you pass bucolic farms settled by German farmers from the Rhineland.

Visit the Imperial Museum, housed within the summer residence of Emperor Pedro II, to see the furniture, tapestries and even the imperial crown worn by Brazil’s emperors – this magnificent headpiece is adorned with no fewer than 600 diamonds and 77 pearls. Admire the manicured gardens and neoclassical architecture of the one-time imperial residence as you learn about the emperor’s reign.

At the stunning Gothic Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara whose spire stretches up into the sky, pay your respects at the tomb of Brazil’s last emperor, his wife and his daughter Isabel, known as the Redemptress.

Finally, marvel at the Palacio de Cristal – this stunning glass structure was imported from France for events and exhibitions thrown by Princess Isabel, and it was where she signed the Golden Law to abolish slavery in Brazil.

Spend a day at the exquisite mountain town of Petropolis –known as the Imperial City since the time of Emperor Pedro II – and visit its regal buildings and charming streets.

After a convenient hotel pick-up, travel 37 miles (60 km) to serene Petropolis, the mountain retreat of Brazil’s only two emperors. Breathe in the fresh air of the forest-blanketed Serra dos Orgaos as you pass bucolic farms settled by German farmers from the Rhineland.

Visit the Imperial Museum, housed within the summer residence of Emperor Pedro II, to see the furniture, tapestries and even the imperial crown worn by Brazil’s emperors – this magnificent headpiece is adorned with no fewer than 600 diamonds and 77 pearls. Admire the manicured gardens and neoclassical architecture of the one-time imperial residence as you learn about the emperor’s reign.

At the stunning Gothic Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara whose spire stretches up into the sky, pay your respects at the tomb of Brazil’s last emperor, his wife and his daughter Isabel, known as the Redemptress.

Finally, marvel at the Palacio de Cristal – this stunning glass structure was imported from France for events and exhibitions thrown by Princess Isabel, and it was where she signed the Golden Law to abolish slavery in Brazil.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
C$78.19

Total price is C$78.19, taxes included

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Full-Day Imperial Petropolis Excursion

Activity Location

Petropolis

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Rio de Janeiro


Highlights

  • Exploration of the imperial mountain resort town Petropolis

  • Exhibits at the Imperial Museum, housed in Pedro II's palace

  • Chance to see the imperial crown's 600 diamonds & 77 pearls

  • Imperial tombs in the soaring Gothic Catedral de Sao Pedro

  • Stunning glass & steel structure of Isabel's Crystal Palace


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Petropolis

  • Admission to the Imperial Museum

  • Roundtrip transport to and from most Rio de Janeiro hotels


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Full-Day Imperial Petropolis Excursion ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 16 Jun. 2019

Great experience, our guide TT was amazing, very funny and knowlegeable about the city history. Recommended 100%.

3/5 14 Apr. 2019

Everything on this trip is worth to see. The only disappointment was choice of lunch venue; you had to order a full buffet which we did not want. So we chose not to eat there. We were lucky that tbe town celebrated a festival and we enjoyed that.

Michael J

United States