Highlights / General details
City tour starts visiting the Cathedral, located in the Main Square. It was built on the same place as the original 1555 building, and was rebuilt under the direction of the Jesuit priest Juan Rehr after the 1746 earthquake. Its remarkable wooden choir stalls, altars and the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, who died in 1541, are to be noted.
We will then visit the San Francisco Church, one of the most visited churches in Lima; with its convent, museum of colonial art, cloisters and catacombs. The central nave is known for its beautiful ceilings painted in a style called Mudejar (a blend of Moorish and Spanish designs). The best part of a tour is a visit to the vast catacombs. The city's first cemetery, these underground tunnels contains the bones of some 75,000 people. In many places the bones have been stacked in eerie geometric patterns playing with skulls and femur bones.
Afterwards, panoramic tour of the City Center with its impressive colonial architecture; the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Municipal Hall, the “Desamparados” Train Station, and finally, drive through the old streets with their vice royal mansions and Moorish style balconies. You will continue through the most traditional residential and commercial areas of contemporary Lima, passing by sites of pre-Columbian Civilizations dating back to the beginning of the Christian era. The tour ends with you enjoying a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
Note: In Regular Service, the city tour is panoramic, except the Convent of San Francisco (Art Museum, Cloisters and Catacombs).
Guided Tour; Entrance Ticket; Transportation.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Tour Departs at 9:00am and 2:00pm.
Approximately 3.5 hours.
Please be ready 15 minutes earlier at hotel’s lobby. We ask our clients to be ready with time, because your pick up will depend on the location of your hotel, so take the departure time as referential for 15 minutes more or less.
This tour considers children up to 7 years old.
This city tour can be adapted into an Accessible Tour, depending on the disability, upon request.
Guest is required to call our headquarters at least 48 hours ahead of the tour date to confirm their hotel information for pick up.
Tours may be cancelled if the weather makes the city tour dangerous. If we are unable to reschedule the tour, we will issue a full credit or refund.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**