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Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima)

Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) Tours and Activities

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Thanks to its designation as a UNESCO World heritage Site, the historical center of Lima is immaculately preserved. Encompassing the area between Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, the core includes the majority of the city’s outstanding colonial attractions and palm-fringed green spaces, all within easy walking distance.

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Lima City Tour from the Port of Callao For Cruises

Lima City Tour from the Port of Callao For Cruises

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Don't let confusing public transit, overpriced taxis, or lack of time keep you from exploring the wonders of Lima. This Lima city tour is specifically designed for passengers disembarking at the Port of Callao and includes a private van and professional guide to help you see the city's highlights, from its UNESCO-listed center to its famous cafes.
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  • 7 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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USD60.00

Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

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Get the lay of the land in Lima thanks to this 4-hour private shore excursion sightseeing tour. Explore some of the city’s best-known landmarks including the Miraflores neighborhood, Huaca Pucllana, Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, San Francisco Convent, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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USD115.40
Price varies by group size
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USD115.40
Price varies by group size

Lima Private Walking Tour

Lima Private Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lima during this 6-hour private walking tour of the Peruvian capital. Join your knowledgeable guide on this personalized visit to the top city neighborhoods and attractions, including upscale Miraflores, a local market, Lima’s historic center, the Monastery of San Francisco (and its catacombs) and bohemian Barranco.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
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USD59.00

Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group

Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group

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Enjoy a day filled with fun, facts, and feasts on this comprehensive Lima city tour. Take a walking tour around the historical center of Lima to learn about the ‘City of the Kings’ before heading to the Magic Water and Lasers Dance Show. Watch the fountains spout water and colorful lasers that dance along with the music. End the day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD87.18
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USD87.18

Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit

Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit

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Experience the top landmarks of Lima, all illuminated at night, during this 3-hour excursion led by a private guide. Travel by private vehicle on a nighttime exploration of the Peruvian capital, including stops to explore the many architectural gems in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, a visit to the top of San Cristobal Mountain for gorgeous panoramic city views and chance to walk among the many fountains of Lima's Reserve Park. Your nighttime private excursion also includes entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 3 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD41.03
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USD41.03

7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour

7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour

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This week-long tour is crafted for travelers who want to dive deep in Peru. Wander the neighborhoods of modern Lima. Enjoy the architecture and archaeology in and around Cusco (including Moray, Moras, and Pisac). Explore the beauty of the Sacred Valley. Then take a train and a bus to Machu Picchu, the most famous destination in the country.
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  • 7 days
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USD961.54
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USD961.54

Private City Tour

Private City Tour

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A private sightseeing tour gives you the benefit of exploring Lima's enclaves on a friendly, personalized excursion. Stroll through the bustling Miraflores neighborhood, visit archaeological sites located in the middle of the city, walk through the catacombs of the Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco, and more—all with a private guide for just your group.
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  • 3 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD44.00
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USD44.00
Price varies by group size

Lima City Tour from Callao Port including Inka Market & Love Park

Lima City Tour from Callao Port including Inka Market & Love Park

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Get acquainted with the historical treasures of Lima on a full-day walking tour, including pickup from Jorge Chavez Airport. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore Lima’s UNESCO-listed historical center and learn about the capital’s past and present. Take the beautiful Jiron de la Union pathway and descend to the city's subterranean catacombs. See, too, Lima Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) and the Catedral de Lima on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people. Relish the convenience of airport pick up and hotel or airport drop-off at the end of your tour.
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  • 5 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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USD60.00

Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Historic Downtown & Catacombs Night Tour

Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Historic Downtown & Catacombs Night Tour

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Escape the daytime heat and discover Lima by night on a private evening tour of the 'City of Kings.' Witness a magnificent laser, light, and water show at the Magical Water Circuit, located in Parque de la Reserva. Then, delve into the illuminated landmarks of downtown Lima such as the grand Catedral de Lima and the Government Palace. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included. 
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  • 4 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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USD60.00

8-Hour: Lima City Tour Including a Cooking Class, a Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

8-Hour: Lima City Tour Including a Cooking Class, a Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

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Feast your senses on Peru’s rich culinary culture on a full-day city tour and cookery class in Lima. Under the guidance an expert chef, create classic Peruvian dishes before sitting down to feast on the fruits of your labor. Then, embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city, visiting key attractions like the San Francisco Monastery and the Archbishops Palace. Gain valuable insight into the intriguing history of Lima from your expert guide and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off on this enriching tour.
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  • 8 hours
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USD120.00
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USD120.00

Lima City Tour. Pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Modern Tour.

Lima City Tour. Pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Modern Tour.

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Our tours are distinguished by the character of the service, based on friendly, cordial and sincere attention from the guides and the skills of the drivers to get rid of the traffic of the City. Achieving a VIP experience at the best price.
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  • 4 hours
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USD55.00
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USD55.00

12-Night Peru from Lima: Nazca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno

12-Night Peru from Lima: Nazca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno

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Travel the width and breadth of Peru with ease and efficiency on an 11-night tour from Lima, ideal for first-time visitors. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit top Peru attractions such as the enigmatic Nazca Lines, the Ballestas Islands, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu — one of the New7Wonders of the World — Lake Titicaca, and the floating islands of Puno. 11 nights 3-star accommodation, breakfast, guided tours, and hotel pickup in Lima are included.
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  • 12 days
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USD1,680.00
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USD1,680.00

Lima City Tour from the Airport in Private

Lima City Tour from the Airport in Private

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Whether you have a layover in Lima or just want to maximize your sightseeing time; this tour ensures you don’t waste a moment. Be picked up on arrival at Jorge Chávez airport and head straight into the city to take in the highlights with your private guide. Explore the Miraflores and Barranco districts, take a walk through the Park of Love, and visit the busy Plaza de Armas. Your tour can be adapted to your preferences, so you could also visit a museum or shop for handicrafts at the market.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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USD75.00

Private 5hrs City Tour -

Private 5hrs City Tour - "The Top Picks"

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This tour is a great way to visit Lima's most important districts and sights and experience it by the hand of a friendly and knowledgeable "Local Friend".
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  • 5 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.50
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USD59.50

Lima City 4U Private Full-Day Tour

Lima City 4U Private Full-Day Tour

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Join a private guide for a day tour of Lima highlights that include the historic center, a bustling food market, the hip Miraflores neighborhood, and elegant San Isidro. Between unofficial taxis and chaotic public transit, a first-time visit to Lima can be overwhelming, but traveling in the comfort and safety of a private vehicle ensures a worry-free sightseeing trip that begins and ends at your hotel.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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USD415.00
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USD415.00
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Flavors & Tradition: Walking City Tour with Food Tasting

Flavors & Tradition: Walking City Tour with Food Tasting

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Food lovers with limited time in Lima won’t want to miss this comprehensive culinary walking tour, led by a bilingual guide. Don’t get overwhelmed by the city’s public transit system; instead, navigate the metro like a local as you visit top attractions and sample typical dishes and drinks, including pisco sours, for an immersive and hassle-free excursion.
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  • 4 hours
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USD50.00
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USD50.00

2-Day Trip: The Best of Lima from Callao Port

2-Day Trip: The Best of Lima from Callao Port

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Get a well-rounded view of Peru on this 2-day tour around its capital. Take a tour of the historic city center and learn about the ‘City of Kings’ from your guide and then head to the Larco Museum and observe artifacts from pre-Inca times. On the next day get a closer look at Peru’s colorful culture and delectable cuisine on a tour around the local hotspots and hidden gems.
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  • 2 days
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USD210.26
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USD210.26

Lima Reality Tour: Shanty Town and City Tour Including Lunch

Lima Reality Tour: Shanty Town and City Tour Including Lunch

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Get a truly real life experience visiting "Both sides" of Lima City; the impressive Shanty Town where you will meet and interact with the locals and children, then you will have a jummy lunch in a typical local restaurant, after lunch, your local tour guide will take you to the great Historical Center! to enjoy a walking tour visiting: palaces, castles, beautiful wooden balconies and misterious underground Catacombs. HIGHLIGHT.
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  • 8 hours
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USD101.54
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USD101.54

Lima day tour by panoramic bus

Lima day tour by panoramic bus

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Discover the wonderful colonial and republican architecture of the Center of Lima, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the city was founded in 1535. Among the places we will know in our panoramic tour (from the bus) are the Plaza de Armas, the San Martín Square, the Reserve Park, the Exhibition Park, the Naval Heroes Walk, the Palace of Justice, among others.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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USD28.00
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USD28.00

Full Day Tasting & Learning Tour of Lima

Full Day Tasting & Learning Tour of Lima

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Get a taste for the wealth of culture in Lima during this 8-hour trip covering the city’s one-of-a-kind culinary scene, history and popular art. Savor Peru’s many food delicacies at a Lima market and try ‘Chifa’ cuisine, blending Chinese and Peruvian influences in Chinatown. You’ll then visit the monuments of Lima’s historic downtown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy a ceviche tasting and behind-the-scenes kitchen tour at a famous Lima eatery. Finish your day with handicraft shopping in bohemian Barranco. Your trip covers a driver-guide, round-trip hotel transport, all food mentioned in the tour details, all entrance fees and bottled water.
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  • 8 hours
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USD170.00
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USD170.00

Casa Aliaga, Colonial buildings & Pisco Sour!

Casa Aliaga, Colonial buildings & Pisco Sour!

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Visit with us the colonial mansions that have survived over the centuries and enjoy a delicious pisco sour in the oldest hotel in Lima. We are going to visit the Aliaga house and its beautiful salons, a mansion built in the 16th century by the Aliaga family and still belongs to that family. The house Osambela built in the eighteenth century, is a sample of the combination of architectural styles of colonial and republican Lima. The Gran Hotel Bolivar, is the oldest hotel in Lima, built in 1924, with a very classic neo-classical style. Enjoy a delicious pisco sour to finish the tour in a very pleasant way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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USD76.93
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USD76.93
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Essential south: 9 days Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

Essential south: 9 days Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

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Enjoy the best of Peru during this round-trip tour beginning in beautiful Lima and ending with a drop-off at the Puno airport. Spend nine memorable days in this stunning country, visit charming colonial cities, learn about the legacy of ancient civilisations, and explore some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Meet the descendants of the Incas and the camelids of the Andes. Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas, observe the shadows of the past surrounding the islands of Lake Titikaka. Then, enjoy a pilgrimage to the peaks of the Andes to tour the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.
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  • 9 days
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USD1,303.33
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USD1,303.33
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The 10 Tastings of Lima With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Lima With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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Eat your way through Lima's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Ceviche and Churros. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
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USD57.49
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USD57.49
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Half-Day: Lima City Tour

Half-Day: Lima City Tour

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The tour starts at Intihuatana Park located on Miraflores, which has a spectacular view of the bay of Lima. Then, you will be transferred to Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in Miraflores. You will visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, which is now part of the city, located in San Isidro. Then you will be transferred to Limas historical downtown, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO. You will stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipalityand the Archbishops Palace, beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of its identity. A few blocks away, you will visit Santo Domingo Convent, one of the most impressive religious architectural complexes of the 17th century. It contains the relics of the three Peruvian saints, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías, and a library with a collection of 25 thousand old books. The visit ends up at your hotel, at Larcomar or at the Indian market.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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USD25.00
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USD25.00

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) costs USD 25.00. Guided Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima) tours start around USD 25.00 per person.
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