Classic City Tour of Lima in Half Day

The Historic center of Lima, Catacombs of San Francisco and Santo Domingo Church

If you are looking forward to a historical excursion during your time in Lima, then our Classic City Tour of Lima in a half-day would be the perfect choice for you. City tour Lima is an excellent alternative eco-friendly tour on foot that will allow you to explore some of the most prominent historical sites in Lima, including the Catacombs of San Francisco, Santo Domingo convent and other attractions like the Plaza San MartinPlaza de ArmasJiron de la Union street and much more from the historical center.

Through this city tour in Lima on foot, we offer you an experience focused on history and its relevance to the current Lima society, we will assign a qualified, authorized and 100% knowledgeable Lima Guide in English or Spanish, you choose your language!

Good News! If you are staying at Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, or any other district which is far away from Lima center, we can organize for you a private pick-up and drop-off from your hotel with a vehicle. Or we can send you our guide so that he can help you to get to Lima center by public bus so that you can save money, let us know what´s your cup of tea.

Details

  • Tour Schedules
    • Every day on request, we recommend a 9am or 2pm starting time
    • We do not operate on the 1st of January
  • Language
    • Only one language (Spanish, English), you choose the language, if you prefer another language, let us know your preference!
  • Duration
    • About 3.5 to 4 hours
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • Once you book with us, you will be given all of the details
  • Tour Type
    • This tour is 100% private, focuses on history, and designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, no worries, since this tour is operated privately, we believe they may still like this tour
  • Transportation
    • This city tour is 100% on foot
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • We finish the tour next to the Plaza de Armas of Lima
    • If you requested for vehicle pick-up and drop-off, you would be dropped off at your hotel
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page, we will give you a quote, once we come to an agreement we will send a custom offer with the price to be paid
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the Book Now button on the Menu or Scroll down
  • Please Bring
    • Non-slip walking shoes, caps or hats, sun glasses, water and local currency
  • Interior Visit
    • We include an interior visit of most attractions
  • Included
    • Tour guide pick-up from your hotel or Airbnb as long as you stay in the historic center, Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro
    • 100% authorized guides and an excellent narrative of the history
  • Not Included
    • Tickets for the Catacombs of San Francisco: 15 Soles per person – about 5 USD
    • Tickets for Santo Domingo church: 15 Soles per person – about 5 USD
    • Any vehicle pick-up from your hotel and drop off back to your hotel
    • Any cost of public transportation, taxi or uber
    • Tour guide drop-off back to your hotel
    • Meal
    • Tips
    • *Kids and minors may have discounts for the entrance fees
    • *You can buy the tickets the same day of your tour
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Find all answers FAQs here
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Price

  • Group Tour:
    • Not available
  • Private Tour:
    • 30 USD per person based on 2 people

Important for Kids:

    • Children under 4 years old go on the tour for free
    • If you have children between 5 years old and 10 years old, they must pay for the price of the tour to ensure that they have a seat on the bus
    • We have different prices for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old
    • Kids older than 11 and teenagers pay the regular rate
    • Don´t get confused between the tour-price and the entrance ticket prices for the attractions. The cost of the entrance tickets for the attractions is bought and paid for by you. The fee for this tour does not include the cost of tickets for the attractions

Discounts:

    • If you travel alone, with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have great discounts

How much is the cost of vehicle pick-up and drop-off?

It will depend on whether you want a simple taxi, public transportation, or a big private bus. It will also depend on where you stay. Most providers charge 80 USD for a Van—small bus for six people—for a total of 4 hours’ time.

Our Best Recommendation!

    • Get Uber. It is cheap to get to our meeting point by Uber
    • You can also take any taxi from Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro to our meeting point, it is just 20 Soles – about 7 USD, please negotiate the prices | In one taxi can fit five people, including the driver
    • Remember that this tour includes Tour Guide Pick-up from your hotel so that he can help you to use the local transportation system – you will pay 2.50 Soles one way, how about that?
    • When you are done with the tour, your tour guide will teach how to get back to your hotel
    • If your group is large and has about 15 people or more, we recommend you to hire a private vehicle pick-up and drop-off

Meeting Point

We include tour guide pick-up from your hotel or Airbnb as long as you stay in the historic center, Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro, otherwise join us in front of Pizza Hut at Plaza San San Martin, which this is the place where the tour will start | If you would love vehicle pick-up and drop-off let us know

If you wish, we can meet in front of Pizza Hut in Plaza San Martin

Itinerary

The route below may change because of strikes, weather issues and festivities. However, we will do our best to follow the itinerary

  1. Pick up at your hotel – if applicable or requested
  2. We start at Plaza San Martin – in front of Pizza hut, here you will learn a lot from the republican history of Peru
  3. Let´s explore the most famous colonial and republican street, known as Jiron de la Union. You can take pictures of La Merced Church and the oldest Photo Studio in Peru on this street.
  4. We will also explore the Plaza de Armas of Lima, where you will see the following attractions: Archbishop’s Palace – exterior visit, the City Hall of Lima – exterior visit and the Cathedral – exterior visit
  5. At this city tour, we will not miss the Catacombs of San Francisco in Lima – interior visit
  6. We will top off this excursion by visiting the Santo Domingo Church – interior visit
  7. We will end this tour next to the Plaza de Armas. Your guide will inform you of how to get back to your hotel vĂ­a taxi or local transportation
  8. We can also take you back to your hotel as long as you requested a vehicle pick-up and drop-off back to your hotel

If you wish to change this route, contact us | You may want to join our alternative tour of Lima that includes both Larco Museum and Huaca Pucllana Ruins in Miraflores

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a fee of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply

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