Guided tour

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

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51 reviews

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.
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Discover the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this tour. See sights such as San Martin Square and the Plaza de Armas and finish with a visit to the catacombs, entry included.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off are only offered from hotels or apartments in the following Lima districts: Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, Lima Downtown (historical center), Chorrillos, Surquillo, San Borja, Santiago de Surco, Pueblo Libre, Jesus Maria, Magdalena del Mar, San Miguel, Rímac, Breña, and Lince. Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the tour starts.


  • Admire San Martin Square and Plaza de Armas
  • Marvel at Lima's colonial architecture
  • Explore the catacombs museum in an old building
  • Learn the history of Lima from your local guide
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • San Francisco de Asis Museum and catacombs entry ticket
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 51 reviews

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    Our guide was Susana Armas and she was fantastic. We ended up having a private tour as there was no one else booked at the same day/time. I don’t think we would have appreciated all the aspects of Lima on our own. She even introduced us to Lima style churros which were amazing.

    July 7, 2022

    We had an amazing guide who took the time to show and explain everything. The catacombs were very unique and interesting. Only thing that would have made it better was if they allowed photos. He also dropped us off at the end in Miraflores where was got some excellent souvenirs. Five stars!

    May 31, 2022

    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.

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    May 29, 2022

    Product ID: 378274