Tour Petropolis

Tour Petrópolis – The Imperial City – Departing from Rio de Janeiro

Tour Petropolis - The Imperial City

What is the Tour Petropolis?

The Tour Petropolis will take you to see several tourist and cultural attractions of the city of Petrópolis with its historical buildings. Founded on the initiative of Emperor Dom Pedro II, Petropolis is often called the Imperial City.

Departing from Rio de Janeiro, embark on comfortable transportation with air conditioning. During the way it is possible to appreciate beautiful images with beautiful panoramic views of Serra dos Órgãos. We start the tour Petropolis towards the former summer residence of Emperor Dom Pedro II, where he spent long periods with his family before the proclamation of the republic in 1889. We will then experience a rich visit to the Imperial Museum, home to a collection of emblematic pieces, as the emperor’s famous crown. The scenario reconstructs the daily life of the imperial family and presents cultural, social and economic aspects of Brazil in the 19th century. You will know the history of the Brazilian Empire and see what the daily life of the imperial family was like.

The Tour Petrópolis leads to the Cathedral of St. Peter of Alcantara, an imposing neo-Gothic building, inspired by the French and German cathedrals. Its Imperial Mausoleum has the remains of Dom Pedro II, the Empress Teresa Cristina and Princess Isabel. We will stop for lunch, which is paid separately, not included in the tour.

After lunch, the guide will continue presenting the spacious avenues of the Imperial City up to the Crystal Palace, where Princess Isabel promoted parties and solemnities. Our next destination is the Santos Dumont house. His residence has turned into a museum that has a collection of objects, books, letters and furniture. You will be charged a R$10 (ten reais) entry fee at Santos Dumont’s house. We continue to Rua Tereza street, a renowned shopping street in the center of Petropolis, which has a pole of hundreds of shops, most of it is self-made clothing. We end our Tour Petropolis on a delicious and tasty visit to the Patrone chocolate factory, which was founded in 1913 and pioneered the manufacture of Easter eggs in Brazil.

Book your Tour Petropolis, visit the charms, history and beauties of the Imperial City.

What’s included?

What’s included in Tour Petropolis?


  • Professional Tourism Guide
  • Visit to Dom Pedro II house and Museu Imperial
  • Visit to Santos Dumont house and museum
  • Visit to Cristal Palace and São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral
  • Visit to Rua Tereza street and chocolate factory
  • Rio de Janeiro x Petropolis transportation
  • Petropolis x Rio de Janeiro transportation

Not included:

  • Lunch, drinks and desserts
  • Any item not described as included
Starting time and location

When and where does the Tour Petropolis starts?

Starts from: Your hotel reception*

* Round trip transportation is included for the main hotels in Rio de Janeiro touristic zone (south and center zones). Don’t worry if our operation doesn’t support your hotel/accomodation, Nattrip will inform and forward you to the nearest hotel.

Available times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08:00 and 09:20 am depending on your location

Aprox. total duration: 08:00 h

What to bring

What to bring to Tour Petropolis?

  • Small snacks
  • Garbage compartment
  • Solar protector



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Types of groups

  • Group: open to any customer to join.

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