Unwind & Wander: Escape to Imperial Petropolis

Unveiling History & Beauty Your Private Petropolis Adventure

Escape to the Enchanting Imperial City of Petropolis

Journey back in time and prepare to be captivated by Petropolis, a charming mountain town nicknamed the “Imperial City” for its historical significance. Nestled near Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis boasts a rich legacy linked to the Brazilian Royal Family.

  • Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Quitandinha Palace, a former casino hotel
  • Visit the Imperial Museum, the former summer home of the Royal Family
  • Exclusive access! Visit the “House of 7 Errors” any day, including the ‘off-limits’ second floor
  • History comes alive! A captivating walk reveals secrets (optional)
  • Relax and explore! Explore the city at your own pace

Places Visited

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    Quitandinha Palace

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    Imperial Museum

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    House of 7 Errors

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    Historic City Center

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    Metropolitan Cathedral

Here’s what’s included in your awesome adventure:

  • Private Car with Driver
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Roundtrip to Petropolis
  • Entrance Fees for the Attractions
  • Pick-up and Drop-off (you say where!)
  • Complimentary Bottled Water

Here’s what’s NOT included in your awesome adventure:

  • Food and drinks

Payment Policy:

  • 50% Deposit When Booking
  • Due Balance Paid on the Tour Day

Cancelation Policy:

  • Full refund of the deposit if canceled more than 72 hours before the tour
  • No refund if canceled 72 hours or less before the tour

Not exactly what you want? Contact us and tailor your experience to your interests!

Want to change the itinerary ‘on the fly’? With a private guide by your side, you can customize it to suit your preferences during the tour!

Petropolis Private Tour: Your Questions Answered

What is Be Free Tours?

Be Free Tours is a private tour operator in Rio de Janeiro, offering customized and personalized tours to help you experience the best of the city.

Is Petropolis Worth Visiting? Absolutely! Buckle Up for a Royal Adventure!

Petropolis is a hidden gem waiting to be explored! Nestled near Rio de Janeiro, this charming mountain town boasts a rich history as the “Imperial City” of Brazil. Imagine yourself wandering through the summer palace of a bygone emperor, marveling at the architectural grandeur of a forgotten casino hotel, or uncovering the quirky secrets hidden within a captivating 19th-century house.

Here’s why Petropolis deserves a spot on your must-visit list:

  • Step Back in Time: Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Brazilian Royal Family at the Imperial Museum and the beautiful Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara.
  • Architectural Marvels: Explore the Quitandinha Palace, a symbol of bygone luxury, and discover the unique design of the “House of 7 Errors.”
  • Beyond History: Wander the charming streets of Centro Historico, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and discover hidden gems at your own pace.
  • Perfect Escape: Petropolis offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of Rio, with a cooler climate and breathtaking mountain scenery.

Ready to embark on your imperial adventure? This private tour unlocks the secrets of Petropolis, ensuring an unforgettable experience!

What hidden gems will we explore on the tour?

Petropolis is more than just grand palaces and historical sites! Our private tour whisks you away to discover the city’s hidden treasures:

  • The Enchanting ‘House of 7 Errors’: Don’t just admire its quirky architecture from afar. Step inside and become a detective, hunting for the cleverly disguised design flaws (with exclusive access to the rarely-seen second floor, the mystery deepens!).
  • Crystal Clear Beauty: Delve into the sparkling world of the Crystal Palace, a dazzling testament to 19th-century craftsmanship.
  • A Walk Through History: Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Brazilian Royal Family at the Imperial Museum. Explore the former summer palace, filled with artifacts and personal belongings that whisper tales of emperors and empresses. Our knowledgeable guide will bring the past to life, ensuring a captivating journey through time.
  • Serene Escape: Seek tranquility at the parks and gardens scattered throughout the city, offering a refreshing escape from the urban bustle.
  • A Taste of Local Charm: Wander the charming streets of Centro Historico, stopping by local shops and cafes to experience the authentic spirit of Petropolis.
  • Beyond the City Limits: (Optional) Venture beyond the city center and explore the breathtaking beauty of the Serra dos Órgãos National Park, a haven for nature lovers and photographers.

Prepare to be surprised! Our private tour goes beyond the typical tourist itinerary, revealing the hidden gems that make Petropolis truly captivating!

What makes a private tour the best way to experience Petropolis?

Ever dreamt of having a city unfold just for you? That’s the beauty of a private tour of Petropolis! Ditch the crowds and unlock a world of exclusive experiences:

  • Your Pace, Your Style: Explore Petropolis at your own rhythm. Ditch the rigid schedules and delve deeper into the sites that pique your curiosity.
  • Unlock Hidden Secrets: Your knowledgeable guide isn’t just a walking encyclopedia; they’re your key to uncovering hidden gems and fascinating stories beyond the usual tourist trail.
  • Exclusive Access: Imagine stepping into the rarely-seen second floor of the “House of 7 Errors” or enjoying a personalized exploration of the Imperial Museum – a private tour unlocks doors that might be closed to the public!
  • Crafted for You: Have a specific historical period you’re interested in? Craving a taste of authentic Brazilian cuisine? Let us know! We can tailor the itinerary to match your interests, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
  • Unwind and Enjoy: Skip the stress of navigation and logistics. Let your expert guide handle the details while you relax, take in the scenery, and soak up the imperial atmosphere.

A private tour isn’t just about efficiency; it’s about unlocking a richer, more personalized adventure in Petropolis!

Unlocking Secrets: What's the Exclusive Access to the House of 7 Errors?

Ah, the “House of 7 Errors”! Intrigued by its name and ready to crack the code? This captivating 19th-century gem holds a special surprise for our private tour guests: Exclusive access beyond the standard opening hours!

Here’s the key: While the House of 7 Errors typically opens its doors to the public only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, our private tour grants you access any day of the week. This means you can avoid potential crowds and truly immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this architectural gem.

But wait, there’s more! Not only can you visit on any day, but our tour also includes a special visit to the rarely-seen second floor. Prepare to discover hidden corners and unveil even more of the house’s intriguing secrets.

This exclusive access adds another layer of wonder to your exploration of the House of 7 Errors, making your private tour an unforgettable experience!

Are there any good photo opportunities on the tour?

Absolutely! Petropolis is a photographer’s paradise. From the grand architecture of the Quitandinha Palace to the charming streets of Centro Historico, there are countless opportunities to capture stunning photos. Your guide will point out some of the most picturesque spots and offer tips on capturing the perfect image.

Is lunch included in the full-day private tour?

Definitely! Although it’s not included in the tour price, there will be a stop for lunch. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to recommend some fantastic local restaurants that fit your taste and budget. And if there is a specific one you want to go, we will arrange that!

I get car sick sometimes. Is the drive to Petropolis windy, especially through the Serra dos Órgãos National Park?

No worries! The drive to Petropolis is known for its scenic beauty, and while there might be some winding sections, particularly through the stunning Serra dos Órgãos National Park (which takes about 30 minutes of the total 1.5-hour drive), it’s generally not considered a very challenging route for motion sickness. In fact, we haven’t had any reported cases of motion sickness on our tours to Petropolis.

Here are some tips to ensure a comfortable journey:

  • Sit in the front seat if possible, as it offers a clearer view of the road ahead
  • Get plenty of fresh air by cracking open a window
  • Stay hydrated throughout the trip
  • If you’re prone to motion sickness, consider taking your preferred medication beforehand

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