The Petropolis City Tour is the perfect side trip for those who wish to know a bit more about brazilian history and the imperial times.Located between the forested hills of the Serra dos Órgãos, Petrópolis, the imperial city, is a very well known winter holiday spot. Besides the appealing weather and esquisite landscape, the main attraction is the Summer Palace of the second Brazilian emperor, which is now the Imperial Museum, specializing in Imperial history and memorabilia.
The city’s name (Petropolis = city of Peter) honors Emperor Don Pedro II, the nation’s last king and son of Don Pedro I.The city was the summer residence of the brazilian emperor in the 19th century, as well as thel capital of Rio de Janeiro state between 1894 and 1902.
German farmers, encouraged by the emperor, immigrated and settled there in 1843. Petropolis became a city in 1857. The road linking the city to Rio de Janeiro was inaugurated in 1910 and paved in 1928.
The urban designs were created by Major-Engineer Julius Friedrich Koeler.
PETROPOLIS cITY tOUR – Program
Our Petropolis City Tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum, the summer residence of the king D. Pedro II, with all of its original furnitures and objects from the imperial times, including the crown used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II.
After the musem we pay a quick visit to Santos Dummont`s house. For many people around the world, this important brazilian figure is considered to be the inventor of the airplane.
The next stop is at the Gothic Cathedral, where Princess Isabel, D. Pedro II and the queen were buried.
From there , we visit the Crystal Palace, built in France and assembled in Brazil, destined to receive exhibitions and fancy imperial balls, promoted by Princess Isabel.
Our last stop is at the Bohemia Brewing Company, the first beer factory ever stablished in Brazil.
Around 8 hours round trip .
Transportation and guiding services
Meals and entry fees to attractions
From 03 to 28 people
Groups of only 02 people will pay extra R$ 50,00 each for a private tour or in case no one else joins it.
Daily, under request only. Pick ups at 7:00 am.
Wear good walking shoes, wear comfortable clothes, wear a cap and sun block on sunny days. We do not provide meals in this tour but there are places to eat there. Time to stop and eat is included in the tour duration.
HOW TO BOOK :
Please click on the BOOK NOW button at the top right of this page, and pay the required deposit (R$ 99,00) Choose an available date. We usually need at least 24 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, please send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder is always paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour. For full payment requests , we use Paypal with a 7% surcharge.