Lima City Sightseeing Tour

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  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5243LIMCITY
Enjoy a complete tour of the beautiful cultural town of Lima, also know as the City of Kings. You’ll see classic historical sights, colonial and Inca influenced architecture, residential neighborhoods, beautiful shrines and churches and incredible panoramic seascapes. You'll be able to see Lima through the eyes of a local and feel at home for the rest of your stay in Peru!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Departing from your hotel, you'll head to the Lima Historical Center, the old side of the city and the capital of the Peruvian viceroyalty. Stop at the “Love Park” (Parque del Amor) built in a peculiar Gaudi style and where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Lima Bay. Next, you'll head over to the residential district of San Isidro where you'll be able to visit the “Huaca Pucllana,” a famous ceremonial center built before the Spaniards arrived.

Visit the main square and enjoy a view of the Presidential and Municipal Palaces, two immense buildings whose grandeur is sure to capture your fascination.

Then, it's on to the Lima Cathedral (in the Plaza de Armas) to visit the tomb of the Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. After, you'll visit the Santo Domingo Convent and it's expansive monastery.

Other landmarks visited on this Lima sightseeing tour include the Museum of Religious Art and the Historical Center. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Church of Santo Domingo, a place which holds the remains of two of the major saints of the colony: Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres.

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Tour departs from hotels located in the Miraflores and San Isidro districts of Lima
Departure Time:
  • 9:00am
  • 2:00pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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9am Tour
Code: AM900

Tour departs at 9am

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Code: PM1400

Tour departs at 2pm

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Lima City Sightseeing Tour

Lima City Sightseeing Tour

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: Cathedral is closed on some holidays as well as Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. If your tour is on either of these days and times, you will visit Huaca Huallamarca instead.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Sundaram R, September 2014

This is a great way to see the sights in Lima including the main square, the Cathedral, and the other historical sites such as the Santa Rosa de Lima church and library. The architecture is exquisite and you are transported back in time as you observe these priceless artifacts. As it turned out we were the only persons on the tour - so we pretty much had a private guided tour with our guide Hernando (great person) and our driver Eduardo. Muchas Gracias!

Reviewed by: Luv2travel, September 2014

This city tour is recommended if you have little time in Lima but want to explore the highlights of the city. In my opinion, there was not much to see in Lima without knowing your way around the various neighborhoods, so this tour gave me that option.

Fortunately and unfortunately, the day I took this tour was the Santa Rosa (the patron saint of Peru) Fiesta, so the Cathedral was not available for viewing since there was a formal ceremony and parade that was happening in the main square. But at the same time, we were able to see other areas such as Santo Domingo and the local ruins that weren't as crowded yet due to most of the people wanting to view/participate in the parade.

Our guide was informative and let me and another person (there were only two of us on the tour that morning) ask and see things at our own pace. It was a relaxed tour that gave me the highlights of Lima, ideal for anyone short on time and at a decent price.

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Tour code: 5243LIMCITY