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).
The Imperial Palace
The Crystal Palace
Alberto Santos Dumont
Transportation in armored deluxe sedan, and expert guide services.
NOT INCLUDED are entrance fees, tolls, foods&bevs, tips, etc.
Num max people tour : 4
Duration: 6-8 hours
Tour Categories: Museums and art, Traditions, Nature, Culture
Can provide transport
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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
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'!