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Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

By TurisMares
The experience of getting to know the emperor's favorite city in a pleasant climate, strolling through the tree-lined streets and visiting historical places with a specialized guide is unforgettable.
per group (up to 5)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

  • museum tickets included
  • Entry/Admission - Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center
  • Entry/Admission - Imperial Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
What's not included
  • drinks and food, beer factory tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Cervejaria Bohemia

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We look for you in any hotel in the Zona Sul or Centro
  • Cinelândia, Praça Floriano - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-050, Brazil In front of the Municipal Theater
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 164761P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio?
How much is Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio?
Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio price starts from $389.19. Discover and book Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio on Tripadvisor
What is the Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio cancellation policy?
Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio?
Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio is hosted by TurisMares. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact TurisMares on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 164761P2

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    Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Imperial Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Crystal Palace
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  • 5
    Cervejaria Bohemia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Joined in January 2014

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    Rio through the eyes of an expert!
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    One of the most authentic & amazing experience in my travel time
    One of the most amazing tour guides I have ever met. Meilin went above and beyond to understand my curiosity about Rio, and shared an authentic piece of Rio with me, that I fall in love with. Some sites might be in Portuguese but if you contact her directly planning English tailored tours might be possible, and I absolutely recommend this.
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    Super patient, accomodate and considerate Meilin!
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    The Best of The Best
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    A 5 Star Tour Guide and an ambassador for Rio
    Miss Meilin Mares is a tour guide who could cross any cultural barriers. I am a tourist from Hong Kong and this is my first time in Rio. My Brazilian schoolmate from Sao Paulo could not accompany me to Rio but he did excellent research and found Miss Mares to be my tour guide for three days. If I had chosen a travel agent from Hong Kong, I would have been taken to a very superficial tour of Rio with visits to the usual sites. But Miss Mares is more than a tour guide. She is a friend who tries to understand me, what my interests are, what is my cultural background etc and tailored made a personal tour of Rio. She designed the day so we would go to museums and special places with great architecture, since I was an art major at school... but also typical tourist spots so I could take the standard tour pictures. She also shared her own life with me showing me neighborhood that she had worked and we went to the local eateries there. She was also think of saving costs for me. Sometimes, she would drive but when we went downtown, she took me with her on the metro and trams. That was an eye opening experience because I could see real people on the metro, the working class and ordinary people. On the third day we went up to the Jesus the Redeemer and she had the best spot to take pictures for me. As we visited the Lapa district, we walked past an open air restaurant where musicians were playing Samba music. I saw her dancing to the beat and then she also engaged me to do the Samba. She explained to me the history of Samba, being the dance by the slaves centuries ago. I was really intrigued by the moment and was not shy and participated. Looking back I was amazed that a shy chinese like me was actually doing the samba on the street. On the last day which was a Sunday, she had another assignment and could not accompany me but she planned my schedule nevertheless. She told me to go to an art fair only one metro stop from my hotel. I was able to get nice sourveniors there. She told me to go back to the hotel at 12 noon so that I could change into my swimwear and go across the street to the Ipanema Beach to enjoy some sun before I had to check out at 2pm. I am forever indebted by her hospitality that my first visit to Rio was a great success. I learned so much about Brazil through her conversations about the economy and politics. She was like a dear schoolmate who was sharing her life and her home town with me intimately. I was amazed that I had not only did the usual tour sites but experienced local food at the Kilos, rode in the metro, danced the samba, enjoyed the beautiful Ipanema Beach culture, and also witnessed the poor and socially disadvantaged people in the downtown area. I can only say that Miss Mares is not just a tour guide but is truly an ambassador for her beautiful city of Rio.
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    Thoughtful and interesting tour
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    Best private guide you could ask for
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    Perfect guide
    We hired a personal guide as we had not been to Rio before. This was the right thing to do as she took us to places we would never have discovered. One day when to rainy to go up Sugar Loaf she changed plans to accommodate us..perfect
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