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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: City Highlights Small Group Tour

2. 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'.

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 Walking Tour & Catacombs

4. 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.

Lima Walking Tour and Catacombs

5. Lima Walking Tour and Catacombs

After meeting you up at the starting point located at the Hotel Gran Bolivar, this fantastic walking tour will take you to admire the historic center of Lima with a professional tour guide. The walking tour of Lima starts at Plaza San Martin, a beautiful square declared as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1988. The central monument is a tribute to Don Jose de San Martin, the liberator of the Peru’s independence. This square opened on July 27th 1921 and it is surrounded by incredible historic buildings such as the National Club, the Gran Bolivar Hotel, Theatre Colon and Giacoletti, the latter destroyed by fired in 2018. The tour continues walking along the Street Jirón de la Union founded in 1535 by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. It was a busy street for years, with coffee shops and restaurants attended by distinguished characters and high society such as writers and politics. Along this street, you will admire commercial buildings, as well as traditional wooden balconies, and churches. You will arrive at the Plaza de Armas, the main point of the old town of Lima. The Government Palace is located here, where the Peruvian president lives. The construction of the Cathedral of Lima began in 1535 and ended in 1649 and it has a beautiful Renaissance and neoclassical style front. Also, you will admire important buildings such as the City Hall, the De la Unión Club, the Sagrario Church, the Archbishop’s Palace and wooden balconies around the amazing Plaza de Armas. Take the best picture of this historical place and have amazing panoramic pictures. During our Lima city walking tour, you will taste a delicious and traditional Peruvian sweet known as Churros, fried flour sticks filled with dulce de leche or manjarblanco. You are going to visit the Church of San Francisco to explore the Convent of San Francisco and the catacombs. These underground creeps are the largest and best preserved in South America. This mysterious place was the main cemetery of the city until 1810 and during the tour you will see large pools with the bone remains of more than 25 thousand people. Many historical buildings went through different renovations, as they suffered damage from strong earthquakes in the capital of Peru. The tour ends at this point, however, the order of the visits could change, depending on the start time of the tour.

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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