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Lima: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

1. Lima: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

Join the only tour of Lima city center that will take to you back in time to the colonial era by admiring amazing collections of 17th- and 18th-century oil paintings, wooden verandas, and gilded mirrors. Discover hidden treasures such as the remains of the old city walls, the historic bridge over the River Rimac, and one of the oldest bar in Peru. Admire the monuments of Plaza Mayor, such as the cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace and Palace of the Union. Continue to the Baroque-style San Francisco Monastery and take a look at its catacombs. Along the way, discover hidden gems, such as the remains of the old city walls, the historic bridges over the River Rimac and one of the oldest bars in Peru at the Cordano Bar.

Lima: City Highlights in a Day Tour

2. Lima: City Highlights in a 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: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

3. 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: Private Classic City Tour

4. Lima: Private Classic City Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation, start your morning tour with a first stop at the Huaca Pucllana, an ancient temple located in the center of Miraflores. Continue the itinerary with another stop in the historical center of Lima and appreciate the republican and colonial architecture that will make you feel like you are in Europe. Walk around the city center and see the Plaza San Martin and Plaza Mayor, considered by Unesco as Human Cultural Patrimony since 2000. Every day at noon, admire the guard change at the Government Palace. Visit the San Francisco convent,  famous for its beautiful architecture and art collection. Don't miss the opportunity to go down into the catacombs, one of the first cemeteries in South America. After this, you will be driven back to your hotel in a private vehicle.

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

5. 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 95 reviews

The tour was excellent. Lots of interesting things about Lima’s history. Tour guide was really professional with very good English. You can taste local specialities like churro and different drinks. Don’t miss this tour.

Mabel was an excellent guide and we saw and learned a o much in a relatively short period of time. Well worth the time and price!

Travel guide was awesome, fun and very knowledgeable. Recommend this tour group !!

Very professional and experienced guid - interesting tour - highly recommended!

Very nice tour of the city. Small group and interesting point of view.