Classic city tour of Lima in a half-day with meeting point

Visit the historic center of Lima, Catacombs of San Francisco and the convent of Santo Domingo church

If you are looking forward for a historical excursion during your journey in Lima, then our half-day classic city tour of Lima is the perfect choice for you. This eco-friendly tour on foot will allow you to explore some of the most prominent city center historical sites such as the catacombs of San Francisco, Santo Domingo convent, Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, Jiron de la Union pathway and much more.

We offer you a city tour focused on history and its relevance for the current Lima society, we will assign you a qualified and knowledgeable English speaking Tour Guide.

City tour of Lima with Pick-up & Drop-off of vehicle

If you want a city tour of Lima with a vehicle to pick you up from your hotel to the attractions and then drop you back to your hotel, it is 100% possible; the itinerary is almost the same, just let us know that you want this option.


  • 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 hours
  • Tour Type
    • This tour is 100% private, focuses on the 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
  • 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, sunglasses, water and local currency
  • Included
    • Tour guide pick-up from your hotel as long as you stay in Lima historic center, Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro — we only pick up tourists from hotels on request
    • 100% authorized Guides
    • 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 convent: 15 Soles per person about 5 USD
    • Cost of any public vehicle transport, taxi or uber
    • Tour guide drop-off back to your hotel
    • Meal
    • Tips (optional)
    • * You can buy the tickets the same day of your tour
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  • Group Tour:
    • Not available
  • Private Tour:
    • 30 USD per person based on 2 people
  • Discounts:

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

Meeting Point

Join us in front of Pizza Hut at Plaza San San Martin (this is the place where the tour will start).

Our recommendation to get to our meeting point:

🚀 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/she can help you to use the local bus transportation system known as Metropolitano you will pay just 2.50 Soles one way. We offer tour guide pick-up from the hotel only on request


The route below may change because of strikes, weather issues and festivities.

  1. Tour Guide pick up from 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. Next, we are going to 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 visit the Plaza de Armas of Lima and the surrounding sites:
    • Archbishop’s Palace – exterior visit
    • City Hall of Lima – exterior visit
    • Cathedral – exterior visit
  5. The next stop is the Catacombs of San Francisco in Lima – interior visit
  6. We will top off this excursion by visiting the Santo Domingo convent and the history of the 3 Peruvian Saints – interior visit
  7. We finish this tour next to the Plaza de Armas, your guide will give some tips on how to get back to your hotel vía taxi or local transportation


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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