Rio to Imperial (1822-1889) Petrópolis; mountain drive in armored deluxe sedan.

Description

This drive takes you to the north-west through the industrial part of Rio, and then ascends the mountains by a beautiful winding jungle-lined highway to the town of Petrópolis, where you visit the former home of Pedro II, the Imperial Palace now being a museum.
Furthermore you see Princess Isabel's Crystal Palace, and later also Alberto Santos Dumont's as well as Stefan Zweig's dwellings.
The huge former casino "Quitandinha" in remarkable Tudor style has a swan-lake by the side of which one may want to have a snack and a beer.
Petrópolis was where German immigrants first brewed fine beers in Brazil.
Here is also where Brazil's first football (soccer)-match was held.
Obs.: The tour's fare is stipulated by the hour, regardless of the number of participants (1-4).

Strengths

The mountains
The Imperial Palace
The Crystal Palace
Alberto Santos Dumont
Stefan Zweig
The Quitandinha

Includes

Transportation in armored deluxe sedan, and expert guide services.
NOT INCLUDED are entrance fees, tolls, foods&bevs, tips, etc.

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Price tour per person
499 $
Price tour per child
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Num max people tour : 4

Duration: 6-8 hours

Tour Categories: Museums and art, Traditions, Nature, Culture

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Jim Campbell

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Jim was my escort during a business trip. Very good to have him around. Showed us the works, 'untied knots' - very 'cool'!

John, Germany

Very good service. Jim is said to be The Best in and around Rio. I toured Paraty and surroundings with him, and his armored car made my small group of adolescents feel extra-safe. Thanks, Jim

Caroline, UK

Jim helped to show a business partner of mine and myself the 'ways' during his 3-day stay in Rio. Of the 9 he masters fluently, he used 4 languages effortlessly, to counsel us on matters not necessarily pertaining to tourism only. He's a MUST! Very 'cool guy'!

Yar, Brazil

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