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Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

1. Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Immerse yourself in Lima's colonial history with this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, start your experience at San Martin Square, where you can admire colonial architecture buildings. Later, visit the breathtaking Plaza de Armas and admire impressive buildings such as the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and more. Finish your tour exploring the fascinating Catacombs and Museum of San Francisco. Learn more about Peru's colonial period through the museum's vast collection of artwork, see rare editions in the library and wander through the blood-curdling passages of the catacombs, where the bones of 25,000 people lie. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

2. Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

Discover Lima’s top attractions across three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern, on this guided tour. You’ll visit fascinating sights like the San Francisco Convent and the famous catacombs, see areas like Larcomar and more, as you learn all about them. After being picked up from your accommodation in Miraflores or San Isidro at about 09:00 AM, the tour will begin with a beautiful panoramic view of the Pucllana Pyramid. This magnificent ceremonial and archeological center, built in the 4th century AD, was considered a sacred village by the Incas.  Following this, you’ll travel to the monumental San Francisco Convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. A highlight of the visit is the underground vaults – the catacombs. As you travel, you'll learn all about the history of these sights from your bilingual guide. Next, it’s on to the traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larcomar. At about 02:00 PM, the tour completed, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, your mind filled with the many wonderful sights and history of Lima.

Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

3. Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

After being picked up at your accommodation, head to the Historical Center of Lima to see some of the city's highlights. Visit the wonderful Plaza San Martin, made to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. It has a fascinating statue of Peru’s liberator that you can take photos with. Then see the Plaza de Armas, where you can admire impressive buildings such as the presidential palace and city hall. Afterwards, explore the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs. Then, see Miraflores: Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca temple, The Love Park, Barranco: Murals, pittoresque old mansions, The Bridge of Sighs and San Isidro: The Olive Park.

Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

4. Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Get to know Peru's capital in the course of a single day with your expert, professional guide. Encounter sights like the Huaca Pucllana, Olive Park, and the underground catacombs as you immerse yourself in this evocative city. Start your experience with convenient pickup from your accommodation and get ready to discover the Miraflores district. Cruise through this upscale area while learning about its history. See sights like the Huaca Pucclana pyramid, built between 200 and 700 AD. Next, head for the famous San Isidro district. Luxuriate in the beautiful groves of the Olive Park and admire Victor Delfin's famous "The Kiss" sculpture in the Love Park. Take in awesome views of Lima and its Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Miraflores, Continue your tour with a visit to the artsy and bohemian district of Barranco. Marvel at the beautiful murals typical of this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Take the opportunity to make a wish at its Bridge of Sighs, and visit its atmospheric Plaza. Conclude your tour in the city's bustling downtown. The city's historic center is full of places of interest included the Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, and Magic Fountains Park. Your guide will also take you to essentials like the San Francisco de Asis Museum, and the famous underground catacombs.

Lima: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

5. Lima: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

Travel from your hotel in Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, or San Isidro, to the charming Historical Center of Lima to see all the highlights with this group tour. Visit a local restaurant for an optional lunch. Marvel at Plaza San Martin, a plaza that was made to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. View the statue that represents Peru’s liberator and soak up the history of the stunning neoclassical buildings. Head to the Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to see the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Listen as your expert guide will explain the rich history of Peru’s capital. Travel to downtown Lima to explore the catacombs. Head to the Pachacamac archeological site and museum to experience one of the largest religious centers in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast with buildings from different kingdoms predating the Inca (200 AD). Admire pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon.

Lima: Larco Museum and City Tour with Catacombs visit

6. Lima: Larco Museum and City Tour with Catacombs visit

Travel from the comfort of your hotel in Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, and San Isidro to the to Larco Museum, which is located in a magnificently restored 18th century mansion. Walk through its awesome collection of ancient jewelry, gold, pottery, metals, and textiles. Journey to Plaza San Martin in the stunning Historical Center of Lima. Find out more about how this Plaza was made in the 1900s to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. Admire the fascinating statue that represents Peru’s liberator and the neoclassic buildings. Drive to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to marvel at the impressive old buildings like the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Be enlightened about the rich history of Peru's capital by your expert guide. Finally, go to downtown Lima to see the Museum Convento San Francisco de Asis and the catacombs. Learn about the colonial period in Lima city and explore the underground catacombs.

Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

7. Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

Soak in Lima's most incredible sights on a private sightseeing tour of the city. See the catacombs beneath San Franciso Convent. Explore Casa Luna's collection of nativity scenes. Appreciate countless examples of colonial architecture. Kick off the tour in the heart of the city, taking a panoramic tour of the town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Arrive at the Plaza Mayor from to see the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, imposing buildings still in use. Next, walk to the Church of San Francisco to explore an enviable collection of old books and a network of catacombs open to the public. From there, move to the district of San Isidro to visit the Casa Luna Museum. Find an exquisite collection of nativity scenes from around the globe. Finally, go to the district of Miraflores to visit the Parque del Amor, located in Miraflores cliffs with a spectacular view of the bay of Lima. Be transferred to a restaurant to give your feet a break over a delicious lunch. After lunch, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Lima: City Small-Group Tour with Pisco Sour & Catacombs

8. Lima: City Small-Group Tour with Pisco Sour & Catacombs

Get acquainted with the Peruvian capital of Lima on a guided walking tour. Explore the historical center, gaze at the fabulous facade of the Presidential Palace, and descend to the eerie catacombs of San Francisco Monastery. After a pickup from your hotel, head to the Parque del Amor. Admire a sculpture by the Peruvian sculptor Víctor Delfín called "El Beso" in the center of the park and get a magnificent view of the sea. Continue to the Huaca Pucllana Archaeological Site before visiting the historic center of Lima. Stroll through the main squares, streets, churches, and shreds of the ancient city of the Kings as your guide narrates the historical background of the old viceroyalty of Peru. Appreciate the architectural monuments such as the Cathedral of Lima, Archiepiscopal Palace, and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Choco Museum, to discover the history of chocolate and cocoa in Peru. Taste its typical liquors and jams made from chocolate and cocoa (not included). Observe the old abandoned station now converted into the house of Peruvian Literature. Admire artisan shops with free time to purchase Peruvian crafts (at your own expense). Visit an old colonial house that has been converted into a small traditional bar. Learn how to prepare the flagship drink of Peru “El Pisco Sour”. Enter the Convent Museum of San Francisco and see some of the oldest cemeteries in the city located below the San Francisco convent. Conclude the tour with a transfer to your hotel or choose to stay in the center longer and return at your own accord.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 85 reviews

We booked a small group tour, but my wife & I were the only ones so we had a private tour! Susan, our guide, was brilliant and spoke very good English. She fully explained the history of Lima and the buildings we visited and made the tour very interesting. The tour finished with a visit to the Catacombs which was also interesting. We were picked up at our hotel in Miraflores on time and returned 4 hrs later.

We had an excellent time and learned a lot in the short tour. It gave us a great overview of Lima and now know some places to spend more time. Our guide Saul was great and answered all our questions. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quick tour to overview Lima and learn some history

Our guide, Lady was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made the tour fun and interesting. Highly recommended.

Our driver and tour guide kept tour interesting, informative and engaging.

I found it very exciting and the guide was great too!!!