Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis City Tour

Rio de Janeiro: Petrópolis City Tour

From US$ 99 per person

Sightsee historic buildings and iconic spots on this guided tour of Petrópolis, also known as The Imperial City.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available in all South Zone of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, Flamengo, and others. Contact us if you are in another location in Rio. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Get to know The Imperial City
  • Explore Petrópolis' quiet and charming streets
  • See Quitandinha Palace, Bohemia Brewery, and more
Full description
Explore Petrópolis, or The Imperial City, located in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy the city’s mild climate and quiet, charming streets. See many historic buildings and the Atlantic Forest. Located among the forested mountains of Serra dos Orgaos, Petrópolis is a well-known and popular place to visit in Rio with numerous tourist attractions. Along your tour, stop at some of Petrópolis’ most iconic locations: • Quitandinha Palace: originally the largest hotel-casino in South America • Sao Pedro de Alcantara Cathedral: a cathedral featuring Gothic architecture • Imperial Museum: a historical thematic of the Brazilian monarchy • Santos Dumont’s House: the house of one of the pioneers of aviation • Crystal Palace: a palace built in 1884 • Bohemia Brewery: the first beer factory ever established in Brazil
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transfer (pickup and drop-off within the South Zone of Rio).
  • Visitation tickets (Imperial Museum, Santos Dumont's House, Bohemia Brewery)
  • Quitandinha Palace inside tour (optional)
  • Bohemia Brewery beer tour (optional)
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Snacks
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Short hiking sections are required for this tour and may include stairs or uphills
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