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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    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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    Pass by
    Centro Historico de Petropolis
  • 3
    Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Ipiranga House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Cervejaria Bohemia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Crystal Palace
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Important Information
Duration
7–9 hours
Inclusions
  • Private car and driver
  • Tour Guide (if Driver and Tour Guide option is chosen when booking)
  • Hotel/seaport/airport pickup and drop-off
  • Roundtrip to Petropolis
  • Tickets for the attracions (except for the Brewery optional inside tour)
  • Bottled Water and Snacks (snacks suspended due to covid-19 pandemic)
  • Entry/Admission - Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center
  • Entry/Admission - Imperial Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Cervejaria Bohemia
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For hotel pickup, please inform hotel information; for airport pickup, please inform the arrival flight details; for cruise terminal pickup, please inform cruise ship details;
  • Due to the covid-19 pandemic the Imperial Museum and Quitandinha Palace are closed. We'll update this as it chages.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
16Reviews
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Tom wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Marcelo and his driver Junior picked us up at the cruise port, took us to our hotel to drop luggage, and then we hit the road for a wonderful day in Petropolis. Marcelo was very patient and kind with our young kids (4 and 1 1/2). He gave us a personalized and very informative
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Response from MarceloGElias, Owner at Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour
Responded 3 Feb. 2020
Fantastic day, I really had a great time with you. Thanks for the compliments and the review. Take care ! :)
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Shawnino wrote a review Jan. 2020
Halifax, Canada172 contributions118 helpful votes
We were two couples (who hadn't met prior) off a cruise ship and wre greeted by Marcelo (who appears to be proprietor or manager), a tour guide in training (Silvio: he'll be a good one for English speakers--he lived in America), and a driver besides. You might not get quite as
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from MarceloGElias, Owner at Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour
Responded 26 Jan. 2020
Excellent ! I am so happy that you enjoyed the day, even with the schools visiting ! Thanks a lot for the review, it was great to meet you and show Petropolis. Take care ! :)
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ElviraAlger wrote a review Nov. 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah83 contributions29 helpful votes
Our tour guide Marianna and driver Marcelo pick us up right on time to start our tour to Petropolis. Both of them are very acknowledged on Brazil history and they were answering all our questions The road to Petropolis is absolutely stunning!! And even better when you are
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Response from MarceloGElias, Owner at Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour
Responded 7 Dec. 2019
What a great review, thanks a lot ! It was a pleasure to show you Petropolis. A hidden gem, indeed.
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Suze F wrote a review Mar. 2019
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Our assigned driver (Marcelo) called a few days before to introduce himself and arrange for a pick-up time. He arrived a few minutes before schedule and was very professional and personable. As we drove out of Rio he kept up a very informative description of the various sights
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from MarceloGElias, Owner at Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour
Responded 26 Apr. 2019
I am speechless. It was a memorable experience ! Thanks !
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David Svalina wrote a review Oct. 2018
Beecher, Illinois17 contributions2 helpful votes
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I am so happy I learned of this hidden gem about 1.5 hrs from Rio. The guides, Marcelo and Rafael were in communication with me before the tour and were enthusiastic on giving advice. Both of them were very well versed in Brazilian history as well as that of Petrópolis. I
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Response from BeFree_RJ, Owner at Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour
Responded 27 Oct. 2018
Thanks, Dave ! We´re also lucky with the weather (no rain !!). We too had a great time. Wish you all the best ! :-)
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Too much fun
Marcel Elias made sure we had the perfect car to accommodate us and my wheelchair and the perfect guide Rafi, his p
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AnthonyD3973
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Incredible Followup
When the Covid-19 hysteria hit, we were in Buenos Aires, preparing to embark on an awesome three week cruise with a
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DH0303
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A day in Rio
I do not usually write reviews but this tour was excellent and great value. Marcelos, as our driver, and Rafael, a
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erozemd
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Great day tour of Rio
We just came back from Rio de Janeiro and had an awesome tour scheduled by Marcello and the tour was given by Wagne
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Worldtrekfamily5
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Not enough time!
We had a fabulous day with Marcelo and Wagner! What a blast. They were informative, funny and flexible. We staye
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Les S
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Excellent Three Day Private Tour
My wife and I just returned from our vacation in Brazil and are happy to share these comments with other travellers
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Private Tour: Private Tour: Icons of Rio (Christ and Sugar Loaf), Santa Teresa and City Center of Rio (Christ a
Amazing day. Rafael was enthusiastic, loves being a guide, speaks very good English, showed great flexibility and
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Samantha T
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Amazing trip
I am writing this review to say that if you are coming to Rio and want to see and experience the sights please book
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napoli96
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WONDERFUL COMPREHENSIVE TOUR OF RIO
We toured for a day and a half with Be Free Tours and had a wonderful overview of Rio. Touring with Rafael and lat
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TheBFamilia
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Great tour and lots of fun!
Just completed a two-day tour with Be-Free Tours. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Marcelo and our driver, Junio
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Ed M
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Highlight of Our South American Trip
Upon our arrival in Rio, I called Be Free to confirm our tour. Marcelo, the owner of Be Free, answered and advised
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GoPlaces757984
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Private Tour
Marcello and Rafel provided us with an excellent private tour that met all of our needs and then more. Marello's En
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BasM108
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Great snapshot of Rio
Marcelo was waiting for us when we arrived in the cruise port and we had a fantastic day seeing the sites and eatin
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John C
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Amazing day in Rio
This should be on everybody's top list coming to Rio Marcelo and Rafael we're wonderful hosts they are both very fr
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GauriGC
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Great tour of a beautiful city!
Marcelo the owner, was professional in his responsiveness from day one. He provided great tips for our visit , bou
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–9 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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