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Petrópolis Full Day Tour

Book this full day tour and travel into the mountains surrounding the city of Rio de Janeiro and discover the picturesque Imperial city of Petrópolis. A unique destination that travellers shouldn’t miss on their vacation in Rio de Janeiro.


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  • Transfer to and from hotels in Rio’s Zona Sul.
  • Tour guide: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Tickets to the attractions.

Days and Hours:

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • Departs at 10am.


  • 7 hours approx.

Visiting Petropolis on a Rio sightseeing tour is a fabulous opportunity to explore more of the beautiful province of Rio de Janeiro and discover its fascinating history. The full day tour outside Rio will let you in on Petrópolis’ interesting history of Portuguese sovereignty, including the history of Emperor Pedro II whom the city was named after. The Petrópolis tour will show you the main tourist attractions and stunning colonial architecture of this “Imperial City”.

Your full day tour in Petrópolis will begin by travelling 65km north of Rio de Janeiro, up into the altitudes, passing fascinating and exotic natural Brazilian landscapes before reaching the small city of Petrópolis. A popular tourist destination located amongst the breath-taking natural surroundings of the Serra dos Órgãos and the valley of the Rivers Quitandinha and Piabanha. During your sightseeing day tour of Petrópolis you’ll visit the Mirante do Cristo; an outlook with an exceptional view-point over the whole Rio de Janeiro state area, followed by a visit to landmarks such as, the impressive Quitandinha palace and the Imperial Museum which used to be the palace of the Emperor. The tour will also visit the stunning Petrópolis Cathedral, the regal Palacio de Cristal, Relogio das Flores and the town’s Chocolate Factory.

Would you like to discover what lies beyond the outskirts of the city of Rio de Janeiro? Explore the stunning nature and colonial culture and enjoy the beautiful imperial city of Petrópolis on a complete full day tour outside Rio de Janeiro. A great Rio de Janeiro day out! Book now!

  • Please note that this tour has a different price if you are booking on special dates that coincide with Carnival or other significant events across the city.

  • Passengers staying outside Rio’s Zona Sul will be allocated a central pick-up point.

  • Due to heavy tropical rains that may occur in Rio de Janeiro, especially during summer time, this tour may be subject to last minute cancellations. In which case, passengers will be notified in advance and their reservations will be protected by weather protection policy.

  • Once your booking has been made, our customer support will send you an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours containing detailed information of your tour, along with the voucher for your activity.

  • What do our clients say about our activities?

    • Cultura Portuguesa muy interesante

      Me gusto mucho el tour, los paisajes muy lindo y fue muy educativo.

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