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Guided Walking Tour Exploring Lima’s Central Highlights

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Tour Details

Embark on an educational journey through the Peruvian capital as you explore its rich royal history. Accompanied by an expert guide, delve into the intricate tapestry of Lima’s historic center, unraveling its environmental and architectural wonders.

Marvel at the magnificent façade of the Presidential Palace, a symbol of Lima’s political heritage and grandeur. Descend into the mysterious catacombs of the monastery of San Francisco, where the secrets of Lima’s past come to life amidst the labyrinthine tunnels and ancient crypts.

Admire the majestic old Dominican Tower, a testament to Lima’s architectural legacy and cultural significance. Immerse yourself in the captivating narratives and anecdotes that illuminate Lima’s fascinating past, gaining a deeper understanding of its royal history and enduring legacy. This enriching excursion promises to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the historical treasures of Peru’s capital.

Immerse yourself in Lima’s historical and royal landmarks on a panoramic tour.

Explore iconic sites such as the San Francisco Monastery and the Presidential Palace.

Gain insights into the city’s captivating history from your expert guide.

Experience the ease of round-trip transportation from your Lima hotel.

Price Includes

  • Quality and safety service
  • Professional English/Spanish-speaking certified guide
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Entrance ticket to the Catacombs
  • Bottled water
  • Small group tour
  • Transportation:
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Lima (Hotels in Miraflores)

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for our staff

Day 1Lima City Exploration

Begin your day with a guided tour of Lima’s historic gems, starting at Plaza San Martin. Choose between morning at 09:00 or afternoon at 14:00, as your local guide introduces you to this beloved square cherished for its lush gardens and serene ambiance. Delve into the country’s rich history, culture, and local life while soaking in the picturesque surroundings.

Continue your journey along Jiron de La Union, a must-see street renowned for its panoramic views and stunning architecture. Marvel at the grand wooden balconies, intricate rock carvings, and monumental churches that adorn this vibrant thoroughfare. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, explore charming shops, indulge in delectable chicken dishes, and sway to the rhythm of local music for an exhilarating and enriching experience.

Next, venture to the San Francisco Convent and Catacombs Museum, where history comes alive amidst the labyrinthine tunnels and ancient crypts. Explore the fascinating colonial-era culture and traditions dating back to the 16th to 18th centuries, making this visit a truly memorable highlight of your tour.

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Presidential Palace, also known as the Government Palace, learning about its historical significance and role as the residence and workplace of the country’s president. Witness the ceremonial changing of the guard, and admire the splendid architecture steeped in history.

Savor a quick visit to Bar Restaurant Cordano, Peru’s oldest official bar, known for its traditional cuisine and rich history frequented by former presidents and notable figures like Ernest Hemingway. Indulge in local favorites such as Aji de gallina, fresh ceviches, and the iconic pisco sour.

Admire the grandeur of the Cathedral of Lima, a testament to the city’s religious heritage and architectural prowess. Capture the best panoramic views for memorable photos and witness the locals’ love for celebrating weddings in this historic landmark.

Explore Pasaje Santa Rosa, a charming street offering a comfortable environment and occasional exhibitions. Discover the sacred rock revered by native Peruvians and immerse yourself in their rituals and cultural practices.

Conclude your tour with a glimpse of Santo Domingo Convent, South America’s oldest convent, boasting a striking facade and a glittering front altar. Marvel at its architectural splendor before heading back to your accommodation, be it Puerto del Callao or the airport, passing through Plaza de Armas, adorned with Spanish-influenced architecture and lush gardens. Don’t miss the chance to explore Ancash street, where you can admire local art, indigenous carvings, and textiles, and perhaps pick up a souvenir to commemorate your visit to Lima.

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Embarking on the guided walking tour exploring Lima’s central highlights was an immersive journey into the heart of Peru’s vibrant capital city. Starting at Plaza San Martin, I was immediately captivated by the lush gardens and serene ambiance of this beloved square, while my local guide provided fascinating insights into the country’s rich history and culture.

Strolling along Jiron de La Union, I was in awe of the stunning architecture and panoramic views that adorned this vibrant street. The visit to the San Francisco Convent and Catacombs Museum was a highlight, offering a glimpse into colonial-era culture and traditions through its labyrinthine tunnels and ancient crypts.

May 15, 2023