Presidential Palace Tours

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Presidential Palace
Dominating the northern quarter of Lima’s UNESCO-listed Plaza de Armas, the grand Presidential Palace, or Casa de Pizarro, is one of the city’s most impressive historic buildings. Built in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro to mark the founding of the city, the Presidential Palace has been the official home of the Peruvian government since the viceroyalty of Peru was first established.

Designed by architect Ricardo de Jaxa Malachowski in a French Baroque style, the original building was erected on the site of Indian chief Taulichusco’s former home, and was later the site where Jose San Martín declared the Independence of Peru in 1821. Along with its historical importance, the building itself has undergone numerous renovations and restorations throughout the years, and today, most of the existing structure dates back to the 20th century. Although the  palace interiors are open to the public by guided tour, most visitors come to witness the changing of the guard, which takes place at midday each weekday – an extravagant ceremony featuring military bands, horseback soldiers and uniformed marchers.
Address: Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru
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Lima City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the wealth of historic and modern attractions found in the Peruvian city of Lima during this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Feel like a real ‘Limeño’ (a Lima local) as you explore the town’s colonial and Incan architecture, visit its charming residential neighborhoods, visit the scenic cliff-strewn coast and admire its many religious shrines and churches. This Lima city tour also includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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8-Days Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca from Lima

Explore the ancient ruins and soaring landscapes of the Inca world on a 7-night tour of Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca. Included tours, ground transport, and accommodations mean you won’t use your limited time in Peru making bookings and coordinating logistics, and the trip features the spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu, which winds through the high peaks of the Andes Mountains.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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7-Day Inca Treasures from Lima

The perfect combination of shopping and culture in two of the cities with more history in Peru.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lima City Half Day Tour

Trace the startling history of Lima, including its Pre-Columbian cultures, colonial era, and contemporary present, during this 4-hour city tour. Explore the city’s Inca history at the Pucllana Pyramid, then discover a range of colonial-era landmarks like the Government Palace and Banco Central de Reserva Museum. You’ll finish with a look at some of modern-day Lima’s top neighborhoods.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit

Discover all of Lima’s most spectacular sights on a comprehensive and captivating full-day tour of the Peruvian capital. Visit legendary landmarks like the colossal Cathedral of Lima, the picturesque Government Palace and the intriguing Larco Museum; feast upon a traditional Peruvian lunch of seafood specialties; and feast your senses upon an extravagant show of lasers and music at the Magic Water Circuit for a fabulous finale.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Lima Historical Center Private Tour with a Local

See Lima like a local on this private sightseeing tour of the city's historic center. Visit top attractions such as Plaza de Armas and San Francisco Church in addition to less-frequented attractions such as Chinatown and the Central Market. End your tour with a more complete understanding of the link between Lima's past and present through the personalized attention only available on a private tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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6 - Day Peru Near to You

Get a comprehensive tour of Peru's two most vibrant cities—Lima and Cusco—on this 6-day tour with a guide. You'll get a comprehensive overview of each city and listen to commentary on the country's culture, history, architecture, and modern life from your guide. Planning a multi-day tour like this may be difficult to do on your own, but this tour arranges all the details in advance and makes it easy for you to just enjoy yourself. In addition to city tours in both locations, you'll visit the Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park and Machu Picchu.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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8-Day Archeological Peru from Lima

Tour Peru highlights without planning a thing when you book this 8-day tour from Lima. From city sightseeing in Lima and Cusco to stunning archaeological finds such as Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, this tour takes you to the places you most want to see. All accommodation, transportation, and activities as per itinerary are included.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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8-Day Inca Empire from Lima

Many visitors to Peru spend only a day at Macchu Picchu. This eight-day tour offers a far more immersive experience of ancient Incan history and culture. You'll explore Incan sites in the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Macchu Picchu, and also get a taste of life in the bustling modern capital of Lima.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Private City Tour of Lima including Lunch from Callao Cruise Terminal

Maximise your time in Lima with a private full-day sightseeing tour customised to your interests. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Miraflores and San Isidro; admire historic landmarks such as Plaza Mayor and the Convent of San Francisco; tuck into a traditional Peruvian lunch (included); and visits sights such as the Love Park, Huaca Pucllana, and the Larco Museum. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel or Callao Cruise Terminal.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Lima Must-See Landmarks Small-Group Tour

Explore Lima’s top highlights during this 4.5-hour introduction to the Peruvian capital’s wealth of historic landmarks. Tour the pre-Incan archaeological site at Huaca Huallamarca and explore the history of Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed downtown. You’ll also check out the wealth of pre-Columbian art at Larco Museum, watch the changing of the guard at the Government Palace and visit the historic Convento de Santo Domingo. Your Lima highlights tour also includes round-trip hotel transport by minivan, a driver-guide, all entrance fees and bottled water.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums

Enjoy a cultural combination of spectacular sightseeing and enriching exhibits on a full-day Lima combo tour. See all of the Peruvian capital city’s historical highlights accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, admiring the exquisite architecture of structures such as the Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima. Then, immerse yourself in the eclectic exhibitions of the Larco Museum and the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History of Peru. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel is included in the tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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8-Day Nasca Lines and Machu Picchu from Lima

The Nazca Lines and Machu Picchu are two of Peru’s most treasured UNESCO–listed sites of interest, but their isolated locations mean reaching them independently can be challenging. On this comprehensive tour, take in both attractions alongside Cusco, the Ballesta Islands, Sacsayhuaman, and more. With your accommodation and breakfasts, all your transportation, plus guided tours included, you’re free to relax and see the best of Peru.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Private Lima City Tour

Explore the ‘City of Kings’ on this private half-day city tour around Lima. See the city’s key landmarks such as the Government Palace, the Main Square, the Cathedral, Huaca Pucllana and much more. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Lima from pre-Hispanic times to the Colonial era and modern-day Peru as you stroll around the metropolis.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-Day Private Lima City Tour

Get an intimate introduction to the many landmarks and sights of Lima during this private half-day city tour. Journey by private vehicle with a professional driver and personal guide to check out sights including the city’s posh Miraflores district, Love’s Park (Parque del Amor) along the coast, the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site and the wealth of historic buildings of San Martin Square, among others. Your personalized, private tour of Lima also features free video and photos of your trip, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport at selected Lima properties.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour Lima City Tour and Larco Museum Tour

Experience Lima's unique blend of historic and modern sights during this 4-hour private guided tour, with a visit to the Larco Museum. Travel through Lima by private vehicle alongside your guide, stopping to check out landmarks including the upscale Miraflores and San Isidro areas, as well as historic sights such as the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site and Lima’s colonial San Martín Square. You’ll also get to admire the wealth of pre-Columbian gold and silver artifacts at the Larco Museum, housed in an ornate 18th century mansion.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lima Cultural City Tour

Explore the ‘City of Kings’ on a half-day walking tour of Lima. Listen to the history of the pre-Columbian, colonial, and present-day Lima from your informative guide. Visit the neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores and admire the architecture of these areas. Learn about the history of Peru and how Lima became one of the gastronomical capitals of the world.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Lima City Group Tour

With pre-Incan history and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, the UNESCO–listed city of Lima ranks among Peru’s must-see destinations. On this tour, spin through colorful neighborhoods including Miraflores and San Isidro in comfort by sightseeing bus. With entry fees included and headphones to hear your guide clearly, take in top attractions including the 16th-century Basilica Cathedral of Lima, Huaca Pucllana, and the Miraflores Malecon, and see sides of Lima many visitors miss.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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16-Day Great Inca Expedition from Lima

Intense and exciting: a whole new experience. From the Nazca Lines to the natural beauty of the Ballestas Islands, to watching a condor fly near you at the Colca Canyon, sailing on Lake Titicaca and walking on the Uros Islands, to feeling the overwhelming silence of Machu Picchu. This program offers you everything you need to truly live and feel the Inca culture.
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Duration: 16 days
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Lima City Tour Classic and Water Fountain Group Service

Lima was once the most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Southamerica, The best way to enjoy Lima and its history. Our excursion offers Lima’s best attractions in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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12-Day Adventure in the Southern Circuit from Lima

An opportunity to discover the wonders Peru has to offer on bus tour through its coast and highlands; our travel companions? the ocean's breeze, the silent of the desert and the tall mountains home to one of the biggest empires of the continent.
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Duration: 12 days
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4 days tours in 'Lima city of the kings' with culture and gastronomy

Your sightseeing tour explores the modern districts of Lima and its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. As you wander the main plaza and Plaza San Martin it is hard not to wonder about its diverse architecture. Your guide will introduce you to the city’s architectural heritage. You then proceed to Santo Domingo Monastery boasting fine carved choir stalls, the oldest of Lima. It was here that San Marcos University, the first in South America, was founded in 1551. Your next stop is at the Larco Herrera Museum. The collection allows the understanding of 3,000 years of the Peruvian pre-Columbian history in an intuitive way. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of pre-Inca art and have been displayed in the world's most renowned museums.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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