Our private Lima Historic Center Tour brings you to all of the classic sites of Lima’s historical center such as Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas and the San Francisco Church. Additionally, you’ll visit several less touristy places along the way such as the old Post Office, Lima’s old walls, China Town, and the Central Market. Throughout the trip, your knowledgeable guide will share amazing stories and facts about Lima’s past and current realities.
This walking tour will give you a good idea of the “real” Lima–full of people, little shops, and a lot of colors. We will meet at a pre-determined meeting point near most of the main hotels to start the day. Then, we will head into Lima’s beautiful colonial center. On the way into the center, your guide will give you some background information about Lima. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have.
You will then spend the next 3 hours visiting the historical center’s main highlights: Plaza San Martin and the beautiful Hotel Bolivar, the impressive Plaza de Armas and Cathedral, City Hall, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Government Palace, the old train station transformed into the House of Literature, the San Francisco church and many magnificent mansions with classical wooden balconies.
Besides these classics, your guide will also take you to see some hidden gems such as: the old Post Office, the City Wall Park with a view of one of Lima’s oldest pueblos jovenes neighborhoods, China Town and the bustling Central Market.
After the tour, you guide will take you back to Miraflores.
If you prefer not to take public transportation on this tour, we can arrange private round trip transportation to and from your hotel.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.