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Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more


Travel by coach from Rio de Janeiro to the historical city of Petrópolis on this day trip, with guided tours of several must-see attractions. See the summer residence of Dom Pedro II and learn more about Brazil’s 19th-century royal rule at the Imperial Museum. View the Gothic-style interior of St Peter of Alcantara Cathedral, tour the Crystal Palace and Santos Dumont Museum, shop on renowned Tereza Street and taste chocolate at the Patrone chocolate factory.
  • Rio de Janeiro day trip to Petrópolis
  • Tour the city’s major landmarks with an informative guide
  • Visit the Imperial Museum, Crystal Palace and Santos Dumont Museum
  • Stroll past boutiques along Tereza Street
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Rio
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Licensed bilingual guide
Guided visit to Emperor Dom Pedro II summer residence and Imperial Museum
Guided visit to House and Museum of Santos Dumont (tax not included, 10 BRL only cash)
Guided visit to Crystal Palace
Guided visit to Thereza street and Chocolate Factory
Hotel pickup and drop-off (DOES NOT support Hotels in Barra, Recreio, São Conrado and Santa Tereza)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro (South zone and downtown). If our operation does not support your pickup location, we will redirect you to the nearest available pickup location. 

Note: Our operation DOES NOT support Hotels in Barra, Recreio, São

Conrado and Santa Tereza

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • It is recommended that you bring a light snack, water, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Nattrip - Tourism, Ecotourism and Adventure in Rio de Janeiro

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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17 Reviews
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Very long day but despite a 13 hour...
Peter S
, Jul 2018
Very long day but despite a 13 hour day we only spent about 3 hours actually looking at the sights. The pickup process was awful. We were first on the bus but it took 2.5 hours to complete the pickup process as the bus wound its way past all the hotels in Rio to collect the 45 people. Very inefficient and time consuming. When we arrived at Petropolis when were left on a street to shop for an hour but most people found that boring. We then had lunch and it was 2:30 before we started looking at anything of real interest. The afternoon improved with some interesting sights and we left at 5:45 before starting the very long drop off process at 7pm. The drop off was quicker but it was still 8:30 by the time we arrived back at our accommodation. It wasnt worth the money. That said, Rodrigo was a good host who knew his stuff.
Tour arrived one hour late from...
Oleg G
, Apr 2018
Tour arrived one hour late from previously communicated start time. No apologies. Tour guide English was poor. She would talk in Portuguese and say only few words in English. As far as sightseeing: this is a nice 2 hour tour that was stretched to 12 hours by padding activity. Very dissatisfied.
TT was an energetic and attentive tour...
, Aug 2017
TT was an energetic and attentive tour guide and we were very impressed by Petropolis.
Some of the People in the tour we...
Brandy G
, Mar 2017
Some of the People in the tour we were not able to locate after lunch so we spent over an hour sitting in the bus trying to find them. This ended up making us rush through the rest of the trip and not do everything
Fairly good, all-day tour, only a...
, Jan 2017
Fairly good, all-day tour, only a short ways out of Rio. Great history. Nice scenery. But, it did include shopping.
Great day! I enjoyed seeing more to...
Rachel P
, Aug 2016
Great day! I enjoyed seeing more to Brazil. I wish the guide, while lovely and helpful, spoke more English.
Loved the tour guide she was brilliant...
Chloe A
, Jul 2016
Loved the tour guide she was brilliant, highly recommend.
This tour started off badly but...
, Apr 2016
This tour started off badly but improved. The bus went to the wrong hotel and was 30 minutes late. Our English tour was mainly Portuguese/Spanish, but our guide, Chi-chi Gina?, tried to keep us informed. Her English and Spanish were good. The ride was very rough the springs/shocks must be shot. One of out party hit his head on the ceiling on one big bump! Otherwise, the tour itself in Petropolis went well. The cultural center old casino, imperial palace, cathedral and crystal palace were all noteworthy. The buffet lunch was good, but a bit rushed. The chocolate factory was just a visit to a store at least, water was free!. The women really appreciated the final hour allowed for shopping as prices were quite good. Again, this tour can be easily arranged locally in Rio more cheaply.
This tour was not worth full day...
, Sep 2015
This tour was not worth full day trip from 8:10am pick up and 6:30pm drop-off. it wasted one hour to pick other passengers around the city. Emperor Dom Pedro II summer residence was currently a hotel, only good for picture taking from the fence. Museum of Santos Dumont was just a house, had to pay extra to enter. Only the Imperial Museum was worth the tour. The worst part was the guide Ms. T. Though I booked for an English guide, she kept talking in Portuguese and Spanish for nearly half an hour in the bus, then turned to English only for a short summary of what she said before, and we had passed all the places she explained about. After I shouted Do you forget we are here?, she improved. She tried to joke, but nothing funny at all! This was the worst tour I ever had so far.
die Reise ist wirklich...
Silvana R
, Nov 2015
die Reise ist wirklich empfehlenswert, man lern viel über die Geschichte von Brasilien, am Besten war der Sommerpalast, alles was dort ist ist original! Das einzige was schwer war, war der Hinweg, die Straße hat sehr viele Serpentinen, aber die Natur and Landschaft sind wunderbar!

Product code: 13877P13

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