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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: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

2. 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: Flavors and Tradition Walking Tour with Food Tasting

3. Lima: Flavors and Tradition Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Your tour will begin the right way, with a morning coffee to be at “Terrua” coffee shop with a brief explanation about the coffee in Peru. Following coffee experience, it will be time to voyage to the city center using the “Metropolitano”, which will provide you with a fun experience of Lima's public transportation. At the city center, you will begin your walk at Mercado Central and China Town, to try different bites of the Peruvian-Chinese gastronomy. If you are thirsty, a “Chicha Morada” is also included on this tour. After the “Mercado Central”, your tour will continue around Congress Palace, an old building from the first years of the Peruvian Republic. You can finish the walk around San Francisco church to try some “churros”, as well as come Causa or Papa Rellena with a traditional Pisco Sour at the Cordano Tavern. This tavern is one of the most traditional places surrounding Government Palace, and is more than 100 years old.

Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

4. 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.

Miraflores: Guided Bike Tour to Barranco

5. Miraflores: Guided Bike Tour to Barranco

Starting from the local partner's shop in Miraflores, cruise along bike paths to explore Barranco. After a short safety briefing from your instructor, start your 3-hour guided tour. See picturesque old streets and feel the sea breeze in your hair. Stop at the famous Bridge of Sighs to make a wish. In Miraflores, you'll learn about La Huaca Pucllana and Itchma, the pre-Inca civilization that existed in the area from around 300 to 700 A.D. Pass the Faro de la Marina lighthouse, then continue to the Park of Love and Larcomar Shopping Center. Afterwards, stop in a nice cafe bar for a refreshment, before returning to the local partner's shop.

Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

6. Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

Along with your friendly local guide, embark on a 4-hour walking food tour in which you’ll have breakfast and lunch! During this culinary experience, you will taste the most traditional local delicacies from a variety of small restaurants and local shops. But on this tour you won't only eat well, you’ll also visit one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Lima: Barranco! During this Barranco Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour, you’ll visit 8 different restaurants, taste 16 different local flavors from fruits, to drinks and dishes. Also, you’ll meet with inspiring local artisans and small entrepreneurs, learn about their stories while enjoying some of the best Peruvian dishes such as lomo saltado, ceviche, pisco sour and many more! This 4-hour tour is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Peruvian history and culture, since every bite you taste has a story to tell. Don't forget to bring your appetite with you, you’ll definitely need it!

Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

7. Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

Your morning coffee is going to be at the Terrua coffee shop, partnered with a brief explanation about the coffee scene in Peru. Your first visit is to the Surquillo market to try some fruits such as Lucuma and other Peruvian products that are not very known around the world. After a short walk, there is a stop at a local bakery called Lucas, where you will try some desserts made with the ingredients seen earlier at the market. Following this, you will visit La Preferida, a traditional ceviche venue in Miraflores. La Preferida is famous because of its seafood, and while here you will be invited to taste a couple of tapas of your choice. The tour would not be complete without sampling the national Peruvian drink, Pisco. On the way back to Terrua, there will be time for one last stop for a traditional churro for dessert. Coffee is not available on Sundays.

Lima: Miraflores Bar Crawl

8. Lima: Miraflores Bar Crawl

Start off your bar crawl in front of the main door of the church in Kennedy Park in Miraflores and enjoy a night full of fun and get to know people from all around the world.  Hop in the bars in the famous Miraflores neighborhood and feel at home playing different games during the crawl.  Stay in each location for around 1-hour and play some games with the group. In the first bar, the hosts organize a small activity in order to get to know everyone in the group and start mingling with each other. Play a game to start turning on the night in the second bar and in the third one, the dancing time starts. Prepare yourself for the last bar/club where the tour ends. Feel free to stay as long as you want. 

Lima: Barranco Art and Culture Tour

9. Lima: Barranco Art and Culture Tour

Meet your local guide in your hotel lobby and start the tour. Discover Barranco, a neighborhood full of murals and picturesque streets just next to the Pacific Ocean. The area is known for its bohemian ambiance as a hub for writers, musicians and artists. Discover its new restaurants, clubs, design shops, art galleries and museums. Learn from your expert guide all about the history of the district. Visit the colonial old mansions that once belonged to Lima’s upper classes. Understand the meaning of the artistic murals that make this place such a colorful neighborhood. Also, visit its stunning plaza, old and modern churches, and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Take photos and enjoy the natural surroundings full of trees and colorful flowers.

Lima: Foodie Walking Tour of the Barranco District

10. Lima: Foodie Walking Tour of the Barranco District

Make the most of your time in Lima with a walking tour of the food scene in the Barranco district of Lima. Sample five flavorful dishes and one local dessert. Meet your local guide and begin your stroll through the colorful Barranco district. Take in the bohemian vibe as you discover Barranco’s restaurants. Savor dishes made with with recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Visit restaurants, bars and cafes with your local guide. Eat food prepared with fresh ingredients by local farmers and artisan producers.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 359 reviews

This tour is a must when you visit Lima. Jonathan is a great tour guide and has a vast knowledge about Lima and its history. The tour is well organized (pick up and drop off included in the tour). It is very important to discover the city with somebody local who knows where to go, where to access especially during the demonstrations and events in the city (which was my case). Lima has plenty of historical places to offer but without Jonathan it would not be possible to discover them. Plaza de Armas makes a big impression and visit at Catacombs takes you back in time....sad time. In addition I really enjoyed extra visit to chocolate museum. Time passed really passed with Jonathan and I fully recommend this trip to everyone.

Great opportunity to see more of Lima. Would have liked longer and farther but cycling is my thing. For a tourist, this was great. Highly recommend the lemonade at the ‘coffee stop’.

Willian was absolutely amazing: he was extremely knowledges, very accommodating and super friendly. I would totally recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get a nice taste of Lima!

Susan was an amazing guide, she was so friendly, kind and knowledgable! My favourite tour guide in Peru by far! Would highly recommend!

Great your, very friendly and knowledgeable guide!