Exhibits at the Imperial Museum, housed in Pedro II's palace
Visit Teresa Street or the Bohemia Beer Factory
Check out the reliques of Santos Dumont House
Imperial tombs in the soaring Gothic Catedral de Sao Pedro
Stunning glass & steel structure of Isabel's Crystal Palace
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Petropolis
Admission to the Imperial Museum
Roundtrip transport to and from most Rio de Janeiro hotels
Food and drinks
Entrance fees to Santos Dumont House
Entrance fees to Bohemia Beer Factory
Entrance fees to any other attractions
What you can expect
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, ride 39 miles (68 km) to serene Petropolis, the mountain retreat of Brazil’s only 2 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.
As soon as you arrive, get a nice perspective outside of Quintandinha Palace. Then, the 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. You will have free time for lunch (optional not included). Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations.
The tour will continue on to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife. From there, walk over to a quiet park and feast your eyes on the Crystal Palace, a ballroom of glass and steel with chandeliers, all built and imported from France, as a gift to Princess Isabel from her husband. Hear about the expositions and royal parties once held here.
Then you will visit the Santos Dumont Museum House (tickets not included), better known as The Enchanted. A picturesque residence embedded in a steep town in the city, built in 1918. The Museum jam and disseminates a memory of the father of Brazilian aviation, the engineering genius who revolutionized the world.
If you want to, in your free time, you can choose to visit between the Teresa Street or the Bohemia Beer Factory.
The Teresa Street is an open air shopping with great variety of goods, clothes at a very good price. Take your time and buy souvenirs for the whole family. Or if you are more into local beers, you should visit the Bohemia Beer Factory (tickets not included), the first of its kind in Brazil. The tour is an interactive journey through the history, art and science of brewing. Find out all about beer from ancient times to the present day. Taste Bohemia direct form the source and live the whole experience in a modern and interactive environment. The Brewery Bohemia also has an emporium, a bar, and restaurant for you to enjoy all of their special beers with tasty dishes and snacks.
After, return to the bus that will take the tourists back to their hotels.