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Lima: City Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

1. Lima: City Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

Join an insightful tour of Lima's city center and travel back in time to the colonial era. Admire amazing collections of 17th and 18th-century oil paintings, wooden verandas, and gilded mirrors. Immerse yourself in local culture and history with the assistance of your guide. 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. Immerse yourself in a tour full of history, culture, and more. Finally, your professional driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

2. 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: City Highlights Small Group Tour

3. Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, the tour begins by visiting one of the most important squares of Peru. San Martin Square is surrounded by balconies, Acestrals' homes, colonial residences, and beautiful palaces. Following this, visit one of the most significant avenues of Lima, Jiron de La Unión. The tour then continues to the square of Lima or 'Plaza Mayor'. Here you can view cathedrals, the government palace, city hall, and wonderful balconies decorated uniquely with an Arabic influence. The tour concludes with a trip to one of the oldest catacombs of America, the 'San Francisco Monastery'.

From Port of Callao: Lima Sightseeing Tour

4. 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: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

5. Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

Explore Lima's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is packed with fascinating historic buildings. Your tour will begin with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square. It is here that you can appreciate countless examples of grandiose colonial architecture. Afterwards, you will stroll over to the cathedral, before visiting Casa Aliaga. Casa Aliaga is a colonial mansion gifted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that era that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Following this house, you will experience the Larco Museum, which lies in the traditional Pueblo Libre district. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts, as well as pieces of erotic art.

Lima: Flavors and Tradition Walking Tour with Food Tasting

6. 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: Half-day Private: Discovering the Street Food in Lima

7. Lima: Half-day Private: Discovering the Street Food in Lima

Drive to Barranco and stroll around this quaint and traditional district,considered to be the city´s most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Perus leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. Stop at the Park of Barranco to degustate the exquisite traditional Peruvian anticuchos, made with beef heart and seasoned with garlic, vinegar, cumin, and aji panca, a mild red chile pepper with a smoky flavor. Have a taste also of the typical picarones, a fabulous dessert of sweet flavor, crispy and warm, dripping with syrup. Return to your Hotel.

Lima: City Highlights Walking Tour & Catacombs

8. Lima: City Highlights Walking Tour & Catacombs

We will start by picking you up from where you are staying and then we will head to the historic center of Lima. We will visit our extraordinary Plaza San Martin! which is surrounded by beautiful buildings such as the Gran Hotel Bolivar, the incredible twin buildings, the Colon Theater, etc. Then we will travel back in time walking through our famous Jiron de la Union! considered the most important street in Lima, as it was characterized as a more aristocratic street, where the most famous people of the city met, we will continue visiting our imposing Plaza Mayor, which is surrounded by important buildings such as: The Government Palace, The Cathedral, The Archbishop's Palace, The City Hall, The Union Club, etc. On the way to the Monastery of San Francisco de Asis we will be able to observe the Library that formerly was the railroad station as well as the Cordano Bar and finally as the cherry on the cake the fascinating underground Catacombs.

From Lima: Historic Center & Catacombs of Saint Francis

9. 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.

Ancient and Modern Lima Tour

10. Ancient and Modern Lima Tour

Pick up from hotels at 7:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Miraflores, San Isidro y centro de Lima. Embark on an exciting journey through time and culture of Lima with our exclusive tour, starting at 9:00 AM with an impressive panoramic view of the enigmatic "Pucllana Pyramid", an Inca ceremonial center. Immerse yourself in history as we explore the dazzling Historic Center of Lima, where more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, such as the majestic Plaza Mayor and the imposing Government Palace, await you. Enter the fascinating Museum of the Central Reserve Bank and discover pre-Columbian treasures, and then enter the mysterious San Francisco Monumental Complex, where the catacombs will reveal ancient secrets. For the final touch, marvel at modernity in the Contemporary Zone of Lima, where buildings and residential areas intertwine in a captivating panorama. An experience that will captivate your senses and immerse you in the rich history and vibrant present of Lima! 13:00 return to the Hotel. Note: Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, closed to the public Saturday and Sunday, Monday Closed all day.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Armas de Lima

We loved this tour it was a great way to learn about Lima's history and architecture. Mabel was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. I am sure you will love it as much as we did.

It was an enjoyable tour in a casual path, our guide took good care of all of us (group of 6 including an infant and a kid) She explained the history and answered all questions we had

Jordan is very knowledgeable and has great historical information. Very professional and punctual. I highly recommend Jordan for this tour.

Transport on time and wonderful driving. Guide was outstanding with just the right amount of info. Very pleasant covered a lot.

Nice small group, friendly helpful guide, really informative, would recommend