Petropolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace
Escape the crowds of Rio de Janiero at Petropolis, the beautiful mountain retreat of Brazil's only two emperors. Wander through the Imperial Museum. Pay your respects at Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara, the burial place of Brazil's last imperial family. See the stunning glass Crystal Palace built by the French in 1879.
After the 60km drive from Rio de Janeiro you will arrive in Petropolis to explore the Imperial Museum, housing tapestries, antique furniture and jewels. A highlight of your visit is the 1.7kg imperial crown with over 600 diamonds and 77 pearls. The former palace of Dom Pedro II has been restored to its former glory, creating the perfect setting for your trip back in time.
Admire the gothic architecture of Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara. Visit the tombstone of Brazil's last emperor, Dom Pedro II and his wife and daughter. Before returning to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro you will see Crystal Palace, a magnificent glass structure imported from France to house exhibitions and events.
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Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana or the cruise ship port
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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Petropolis Day Trip Tour from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace
- Guided tour
- Entrance fee to the Imperial Museum
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fee to Crystal Palace
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Reviewed by: Sachia M, December 2014
The tour guide was amazing, he had a very hard job as I was the only English speaking person there , it was done in error but luckily he spoke many languages. He was very attentive, and made sure he translated everything so I was still in the loop. He was very passionate about the history of Brasil.
Reviewed by: Tonic O, July 2014
Great tour really informative
Guide was worth the price of the tour
All four tours were excellent however
Transport arrangements we're chaotic
At each hotel there were always heaps of people waiting on transport and the drivers/guides who had the names did not have signs with passengers names