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Popular in summer when the coast became hot and muggy, Petrópolis was the mountain getaway for Brazil’s imperial court. Nestled about 3,000 feet (914 meters) high in the Serra dos Órgãos range, the city still serves as a heat-beating retreat for the nearby residents of Rio de Janeiro.

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Best of Rio de Janeiro: 4-Day Customizable Tour

Best of Rio de Janeiro: 4-Day Customizable Tour

Customize a 4-day tour of Rio de Janeiro's highlights and landmarks with this flexible sightseeing option. Visit the summits of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountains, learn about live in a favela or ride in a Jeep through the Tijuca Rainforest. Sail across Guanabara Bay to see the city skyline from aboard a boat or take a day trip to lovely Petrópolis. Comfortable, air-conditioned transportation between sites, 3 nights in a South Zone hotel and 3 daily activities are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$366.22
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Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

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Uncover the early stories that marked the imperial past history of Brazil and shaped its future visiting the charming historic city of Petrópolis. Petrópolis is known as the imperial city, where Brazilian heritage is proudly preserved in the historical palaces, architecture, culture, food and historical displays. It was founded in 1843 by the Emperor Dom Pedro II. It preserves historical past and the most modern touristic infrastructure, the city today receives visitors that crowd the quaint streets, museums, gardens, shops, restaurants, and exhibits. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the curious history of the Brazilian royal family that ruled Brazil for 67 years, and why Brazil practically the entire 19th century was the only monarchy in a Latin America. With a rich ethnic mix assimilated to its culture, Petrópolis also stands out with a unique gastronomy that combines flavors and recipes for all tastes. From funky bars to fine restaurants, and yet many breweries.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.96
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Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

In a jeep without a roof, discover the Imperial City, one of the most important cities in the history of Brazil. Explore the Imperial Museum, which for a long time was the summer home of the Royal Family. Visit "Encantada", home of the Father of Aviation, inventor Santos Dumont. Behold the imposing Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara. Discover the Quitandinha Palace, Crystal Palace and a delicious Chocolate Factory, on a day trip with lunch included, in this city rich in architecture, history and culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.86
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$56.86
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3-Day Customizable Tour of Rio de Janeiro

3-Day Customizable Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Create your own 3-day exploration of Rio on this customizable tour. Meet your local guide upon arrival at the airport, then transfer to the South Zone of the city for 2 nights of accommodation in this trendy neighborhood. Choose your own adventure from any number of activities, including a visit to Christ the Redeemer or the Tijuca Forest or a cruise on Guanabara Bay. Mix in free time as you see fit and enjoy air-conditioned transportation between sites.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$267.87
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Beautiful Imperial Petropolis City Tour Optional Lunch & Bohemia Brewery

Beautiful Imperial Petropolis City Tour Optional Lunch & Bohemia Brewery

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Venture away from the busy city of Rio and take a tour of Petropolis and the Bohemia Brewery on a small-group tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Imperial Palace, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the house of Santos Dumont, Quitandinha Palace, and much more. After a delicious Brazilian lunch, head to the Bohemia Brewery to learn about beermaking and sample the famous Brazilian beer.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$34.00
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$34.00
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Petropolis: The Imperial City with Lunch

Petropolis: The Imperial City with Lunch

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Explore the Imperial City of Petropolis, Brazil on a guided tour with an included lunch. During Brazil’s colonization, Petropolis was frequented by Dom Pedro II and features many remnants from the period including the Imperial Museum and Quintadinha Palace. Visit these places and more during your tour to learn about the city and then enjoy a traditional Brazilian buffet lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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$53.21
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Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour

Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour

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Get to know Petrópolis, the Imperial City of the State of Rio de Janeiro, during this private tour from Rio. Following hotel pickup, travel in a private vehicle through Serra dos Órgãos National Park, stopping for great photo ops along the way. Tour the Quitandinha Palace and the Imperial Museum to get a sense of the region's history. Stop for a traditional Brazilian lunch, then take a walking tour of the historic streets lined with examples of architecture from different eras. End your day with a visit to the local brewery. Enjoy personal attention and a flexible itinerary tailored to your interests on this private tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.32
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Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro

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Discover and explore Petropolis, the Imperial City, a hidden gem in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in this special private tour. Learn about the history of Brazil and the Royal family, visit the most important historical sites, walk by the streets and feel the enchanted atmosphere of this charming and lovely city. You're gonna be surprised and amazed !
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.07
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Petrópolis Historical Tour - Bohemia Brewery, Museum and Lunch!

Petrópolis Historical Tour - Bohemia Brewery, Museum and Lunch!

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This tour is for you who enjoy mountain regions with an always cool climate and surrounded by green hills with unique silhouettes. The city of Petrópolis is located at the top of Serra da Estrela in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at 845 meters altitude, mixing and combining the past and present with the charm of the imperial period buildings and the exuberant nature of Serra dos Órgãos. Turistando RJ takes you to know several landmarks of the Imperial City starting from its own route, going up the Serra de Petrópolis with a privileged view from the top. Upon arrival in the city we will visit the German House, Quitandinha Palace, Imperial Palace, St. Peter's Cathedral, Crystal Palace, Katz Chocolate House, Santos Dumont House, Bohemia Brewery and Sovereign Restaurant.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.79
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Petropolis: The Imperial City

Petropolis: The Imperial City

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See a different side of Brazil’s history during a day trip to Petropolis from Rio de Janeiro. You’ll explore the imperial city and former home of the Brazilian monarchy without having to worry about navigating, and benefit from the insider knowledge of guide as you discover the little-known history of the region.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.87
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Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Petrópolis, a European-like mountain retreat where Dom Pedro II once moved his imperial court during the summer months, sits just north of Rio de Janeiro. Follow in the footsteps of Brazilian royalty during this tour, and visit the Crystal Palace, St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral, and the Imperial Museum with your own private guide and driver. This leaves you free time to visit Rua Teresa shopping street or other attractions of your choosing.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.41
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Petrópolis Private Tour - The City of the Brazilian Royal Family

Petrópolis Private Tour - The City of the Brazilian Royal Family

Get to know the history and beauty of Petropolis with transportation and professional guide with all the necessary information for your entertainment and culture. With the royal family residing in Rio de Janeiro, many trips were made crossing the interior of the present state of RJ, In one of these voyages made by Dom Pedro I in 1822, which traveled from Rio de Janeiro to the Golden Path in Minas Gerais, the emperor lodged at the Padre Correia farm in the region. The enchantment was immediate, and there began a love story between Dom Pedro I and the region of Petropolis, which shortly afterwards acquired the then Fazenda do Córrego Seco, which would be called "Petropolis.".
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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$200.21
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Vacation Photographer in Petrópolis

Vacation Photographer in Petrópolis

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Petrópolis to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Petrópolis vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Petrópolis has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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  • 30 minutes
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$273.86
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Day tour of Petropolis including the Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Day tour of Petropolis including the Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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Petropolis, the historic imperial city of Brazil, makes for a fascinating day trip from Rio de Janeiro but it is difficult to get there independently. Skip the hassle by joining this guided tour that takes you to see the city’s most important landmarks and finest examples of imperial architecture while providing information about Petropolis’ rich history and culture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.22
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Cultural Day Trip from Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cultural Day Trip from Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our excursion PETROPOLIS TOUR FROM RIO DE JANEIRO is a perfect opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil: the Imperial city of Petrópolis, named that way for being the summer residence of Emperor Dom Pedro II in the nineteenth century. This tour will delight you with the beautiful architecture, as we learn more about the culture and history of the imperial Brazil. We will visit the Imperial Museum, the Crystal Palace, the Gothic Cathedral of San Pedro de Alcantara and the former residence of Santos Dumont
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

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Our tour of Petropolis Bohemia is for those who enjoy a good beer. After visiting the main sights of the city of Petrópolis, we will go to the circuit of the Bohemia brewery that counts on the tasting of the 3 main beers of the brand. The city of Petropolis, also known as the "Imperial City" for having been the refuge of the imperial family during the summer, houses a beautiful architectural complex with buildings such as Petrópolis Cathedral, one of the only neo-Gothic churches in Brazil. Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and that counts on a great collection of pieces of the time and the Palace Quitandinha, that was the biggest hotel casino of Latin America, in the decade of 40. Who enters the Bohemia Brewery, immediately falls in love with the beer universe. The visit offers the most complete brewing experience in Latin America.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.51
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Petrópolis the Imperial city

Petrópolis the Imperial city

A trip through the beautiful scenery of the mountains of Orgãos takes us to the city of Petropolis, a cozy and inviting city for a stroll. We begin with the Imperial museum, the former summer residence of Emperor D. Pedro II. The gothic cathedral surprises visitors. Crystal Palace the first preformed structure, Great personalities have chosen Petropolis to live. Santos Dumont, the great father of aviation, left us his Enchanted, the house where he lived with his inventions and creations. To enchant all we will visit the orchid garden.
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  • 8 hours
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$431.36
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Petrópolis: Imperial Museum, Santos Dumont House, Cathedral, Rua Teresa

Petrópolis: Imperial Museum, Santos Dumont House, Cathedral, Rua Teresa

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For those who love history and architecture. Petrópolis' favorite destination when winter comes, Petrópolis combines the charm of buildings from the imperial period with the cold of the mountains and the quality of the infrastructure. The city of Petrópolis, also known as the "Imperial City" because it was the refuge of the Portuguese imperial family during the summer, is a historic city that holds a beautiful architectural ensemble with buildings such as the Cathedral of Petrópolis, the Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and the Quitandinha Palace, which was the largest casino hotel in Latin America in the 1940s. You will also have the chance to visit the home of Santos Dumont, who was an aviation pioneer. After visiting the most important points in Petrópolis, we will pause at Rua Teresa for shopping.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.85
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Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

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Step back into Brazil’s colonial past with this day trip from Rio de Janeiro to the imperial city of Petrópolis. Transport is organized in advance to get you from Rio to the former summer retreat of Brazil’s last monarch, the 19th Century Emperor Dom Pedro II – no need to hire a rental car and try your luck on unfamiliar roads. Once there, explore highlights like the casino of Quitandinha Hotel, the striking Crystal Palace greenhouse and the Imperial Palace Museum.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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Private Petropolis Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Private Petropolis Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Off Rio de Janeiro - Petropolis Private Tour Imperial summer city of royal family driving up the mountains An option if you have extra time in Rio, Petropolis will surprise you. 70km away from Rio, Petropolis has a totally different atmosphere and architecture from Rio. Feel in Europe! Petropolis was founded by D. Peter the II to build the summer imperial palace for the portguese royal family. Feel in Europe! - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Quitandinha Palace (outside garden area): was once the biggest palace of south america. - Imperial Museum: used to be the summer house of the imperial family. - St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral: exotic church with neo-gothic architecture. - Stop for lunch in a portuguese restaurant. - Crystal Palace: built to be Princess Isabel's botanical garden, today hosts exhibitions and events. - Santos Dumont house: house where santos dumont lived years before he died, - Drop-off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.93
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$128.93
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City Tour Petropolis - Rio de Janeiro

City Tour Petropolis - Rio de Janeiro

Visiting the city of Petrópolis is a great opportunity to get in touch with the Brazilian history of the 19th century. This charming and imperial city, recognized for accumulating a trunk of enriching status.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.82
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$90.82
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Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

In this tour you will get to know Petrópolis. A charming city that tells the history of Brazil in the Imperial era in an exuberant way. During the tour it will be possible to visit the Imperial Museum, visit the Crystal Palace and even the Quintandinha Palace. When you are in shape, everyone will have lunch at one of the best located restaurants in the city, next to the Imperial Museum.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.44
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Imperial Petropolis from Rio de Janeiro!

Imperial Petropolis from Rio de Janeiro!

Tour where it combines history and architecture, a walk through the imperial city where we will know the history since the arrival of the kings of Portugal, many constructions of the time that are still intact and to finish the tour an internal walk through one of the breweries most famous in Brazil
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.68
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Should I book Petropolis tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Petropolis can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 28 Petropolis tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Petropolis 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Petropolis costs USD 23.85. Guided Petropolis tours start around USD 23.85 per person. See all 28 Petropolis tickets and tours on Viator.
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