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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.

Highlights

  • Guided city sightseeing tour of Lima
  • Visit the famous landmarks such as the Santo Domingo Convent, Cathedral of Lima and the Lima Historical Center
  • All entrance fees and roundtrip transportation included

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What You Can Expect

Lima City Sightseeing Tour

Lima City Sightseeing Tour

Take in the many attractions found in the historic seaside city of Lima during this 4-hour sightseeing excursion. During your trip through this Peruvian capital, known to some as the “City of Kings,” you'll have a chance to view a range of historic architecture, unique cultural sights and admire its gorgeous coastal landscape.

Start your day with either a morning or afternoon departure, receiving a pickup from your Lima hotel in Miraflores, San Isidro or downtown. The first stop of the day is Lima’s historic city center, an area once known as the capital of the country’s colonial viceroyalty. Head next to the “Love Park,” a beautiful green space along the ocean influenced by Barcelona architect Gaudí and featuring a sculpture by Peruvian artist Victor Delfín.

Continue to San Isidro, a laid-back residential area of Lima where you’ll have the chance to visit “Huaca Pucllana,” a ceremonial site that pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. Then head to Lima’s main square, where you’ll see the Municipal and Presidential Palaces, two sprawling structures whose size emphasizes their preeminence in the country’s political life.

Proceed next to the Plaza de Armas to view the Lima Cathedral and stop by the tomb of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. You’ll also swing by the Santo Domingo Convent, home to a sprawling monastery complex.

Before finishing your Lima city visit, make additional stops at the Museum of Religious Art and the Church of Santo Domingo, final resting place for the saints San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima. At the end of your sightseeing adventure, receive a drop-off back at your Lima hotel.

Customer Reviews

Joseph C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Excellent city tour of Lima. By far the best tour to see the best sights of Lima. We were only 3 on this tour. Our tour director was very good and knew Lima history very well. It would be best to book any city tour on a week day if you would like to tour the many churches because they are closed to tours for church services on the weekend.

Allan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We did a morning half-day tour of Old Lima. Our guide was interesting and fun. She didn't spend too much time with too many boring details at all the sites. Just the high points, then you could ask all the questions you wanted if you needed more info. It was a small group 4 people, so we moved fairly quickly and saw a lot of great stuff. I highly recommend this tour.

Courtney D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A great tour for half a day, just to see some of the main sites of Lima. I wasn't quite sure how was the best way to get around, so chose this tour and as a smallish group, we didn't have to continually wait for people, so we got to spend more time at the sites looking around and never felt rushed. The guide was very knowledgeable and allowed lots of photo time. Great way to see the sights if your time is limited and don't want to spend the whole day on a tour.

Charles C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a great half day trip with a very well informed guide. Picked up at the hotel and well planned tour.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was an amazing little tour that provided great insight to downtown Lima and its churches and museums.

Lou Peresa Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

this is a must do for 1st timers. We were shown around the City and got our bearings and were shown fantastic places of interest, highly recommend!

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Comprehensive sightseeing tour of Lima. Great guide, and we saw the most important and historic sites. Highly recommend for a glimpse into what downtown Lima has to offer!

Min Kyung P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was excellent!!!!!!

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Worth doing this tour, especially at the beginning of the trip as a nice orientation to the city. We had a very good guide, had a lot of knowledge about the history of the city, was personable, funny and answered our questions well. Pick up was on time, comfy tour van with plenty of room for 6 of us on this tour. He also recommended a great seafood restaurant, Punta Azul in Miraflores, YUM!

Helen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Picked up on time from our hotel. Great tour especially considering we only had 1 full day in Lima, great tour guide Viktor who spoke perfect English, very knowledgable, we learnt a lot about the history of Lima, highly recommended. Also our driver was very good.

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