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Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

1. 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.

From Port of Callao: Lima Sightseeing Tour

2. From Port of Callao: Lima Sightseeing Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from the Port of Callao, before traveling into the city of Lima. Enjoy Lima on this cultural and historical you. With a local guide, travel from the Port into the city of Lima, while learning about the historical background of the ancient viceroyalty of Peru. Visit the most emblematic places of the City of Kings, such as the museum and convent of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas in Lima and the Huaca Pucllana archaeological center. See the Plaza Mayor of Lima, located in the heart of the City Center, and see the historical buildings located around the square, such as the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, and the Municipal House. Observe the changing of the guard that begins at 11:20 in the morning with a small ceremony by the military band, which then proceeds with the official ceremony of the change of troops and ends at 12:20 pm. Walk in the Historic Center of Lima, in San Francisco Square, and learn about the long system of catacombs under the square, used since the 17th century as a cemetery until Don José de San Martín closed it in 1821, and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions, where some show their faith in the dead by throwing coins, notes asking for miracles, and even voodoo dolls with pins against some adversary or antagonist. Explore the Miraflores district, the place where the most important archaeological center of Lima is located, known as Huaca Pucllana, which in the time of the Incas functioned as a sacred place of veneration of the temple of the sun, then we will visit the park of Love and its beautiful sea view. Be returned to the Port of Callao after the tour is finished.

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.

From Lima: Historic Center & Catacombs of Saint Francis

4. From Lima: Historic Center & Catacombs of Saint Francis

The tour starts at Miraflores at 11am, go through the modern part of the city until the historic center of Lima, then we will go through important emblematic places such as the Archaeological Center of Huaca Pucllana, the oldest evidence of Miraflores built 1500 years ago, then we will appreciate beautiful Republican residences of European and American influence that are preserved in Miraflores, the bus will continue to San Isidro (the financial capital ) modern and exclusive district of the city, we will continue to Parque de la Reserva, a historic place where Peruvian reservists gathered to defend our city during the Pacific War conflict. Once there we pass by the main square as long of the vice royal and the republican buildings. This bright-yellow Franciscan monastery and church is most famous for its bone-lined catacombs (containing an estimated 70,000 remains) and its remarkable library housing 25,000 antique texts, some of which pre-date the conquest. Tour will finish back in Miraflores around 2pm.

Lima: Private Classic City Tour

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Armas de Lima

We only had one day in Lima and as the city is big and busy we decided to book this full day tour. Very convenient because they pick you up and bring you back to the hotel, you visit the most important neighborhoods and our guide william was very precise and pleasant in explaining what we went to see. At lunchtime we ate a great chevice in a MIRAFLORES ocean view restaurant. I recommend it for those who have little time in Lima and want to see the highlights of the city.

It was a great experience and a nice tour of Lima. Our guides Lady and Alexandra were super nice. You explained everything perfectly. We were able to learn a lot about the history of Lima and Peru and had enough time for photos, videos and lunch. The tour was well planned and everything was well organized. Highly recommend this tour for people who are in Lima for the first time.

The 8-hour tour is all it takes to get to know Lima in all its aspects. Our guide Susanna was very good and helpful, as well as an excellent photographer, and was able to pass on a lot of useful information to discover the city with passion and professionalism. We couldn't have chosen a better tour (and guide)!

Our tour guide Pamela was excellent throughtout the day covering all major highlights with great knowledge and enthusiasm. We highly recommend her for any traveller.

We had a really great day with our amazing guide William and would book the tour again and again.