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Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico de Lima)

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

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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 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Historic Downtown & Catacombs Night Tour
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Historic Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Private Tour

Historic Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Private Tour

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Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary during this half-day private tour of Lima. Visit highlights such as the city's Cercado de Lima, San Isidro, and Miraflores with a dedicated guide just for you and your party. Also, enjoy a guided tour of the San Francisco Convent and catacombs or the Huaca Pucllana Pre Inca Site. Private round-trip transportation included. Choice of departure times throughout the day available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.16
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$53.16
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Lima by night & Catacombs!

Lima by night & Catacombs!

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On this night visit, you will get to learn about local life in Lima but also about the history of our beautiful country. The historic center of Lima has been listed by UNESCO since this is the City founded by Spaniards in 1535. You will have the chance to walk through the most popular streets with our expert guides and you will be amazed with the Mysterious Catacombs, which is a cemetary underneath San Francisco Church. Pickup from you hotel in private transportation. On the way back, your guide will assist you to have a ride back. Dare to live this experience with us and live a unique experiencie!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
Price varies by group size
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$45.00
Price varies by group size

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.50
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$59.50

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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$1,680.00
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$1,680.00

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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$89.20
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$89.20
Price varies by group size

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Lima Cultural City Tour + Pachacamac Archaeological Site
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Lima Cultural City Tour + Pachacamac Archaeological Site

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Discover the interesting history of Peru, starting from the pre-Columbian era by visiting the most iconic archaeological site of Lima. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about pre-Inca civilizations. Then, lets visit the historical center of Lima to see its beautiful old colonial buildings with stunning architecture design. Pachacamac Inca remains and its Museum, San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The City Hall, the Presidential Palace, San Francisco Monastery Museum, Catacombs and more! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. We follow all the required protocols of biosecurity. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
Price varies by group size

Lima by night with an expert guide!

Lima by night with an expert guide!

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On this night visit, you will get to learn about local life in Lima but also about the history of our beautiful country. The historic center of Lima has been listed by UNESCO since this is the City founded by Spaniards in 1535. You will have the chance to walk through the most popular streets with our expert guides and you will be amazed with the Mysterious Catacombs, which is a cemetary underneath San Francisco Church. Pickup from you hotel in private transportation. On the way back, your guide will assist you to have a ride back. Dare to live this experience with us and live a unique experiencie!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
Price varies by group size
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$45.00
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
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00

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

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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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$894.23
$961.54
$67.31 savings
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$894.23
$961.54
$67.31 savings

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

Walking through the City of Kings

Walking through the City of Kings

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You will know in a unique way the historic center of Lima, as well as one of the most important and emblematic avenues of the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00
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$47.00

Lima, the city of the catacombs!

Lima, the city of the catacombs!

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We will pick you up from your hotel to start the activity. We will go to the historic center of Lima, a place declared by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site". Our first stop is at Plaza San Martín, a wonderful place designed and built to celebrate 100 years of independence from Spain. After that, we started walking through many popular streets where we can see the contrast between colonial churches, mansions, balconies and modern stores. This is a combination that will make you enjoy this ride! We visit the catacombs! Spanish cemeteries built under colonial churches are something you can not miss. Dare to walk through the cemetery and learn about the fascinating history of colonial Lima! We finish the tour visiting the Plaza de Armas where we can see the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall of Lima. It includes: Pick up from hotel Entrance tickets to Catacombs Water bottle
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.98
Price varies by group size
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$38.98
Price varies by group size

Lima Cultural City tour + Magic Fountains Park
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Lima Cultural City tour + Magic Fountains Park

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Lima has so much to show you! In this cultural experience we will take you to the historical center of Lima to see its beautiful old colonial buildings with stunning architecture design. San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The City Hall, the Presidential Palace, San Francisco Monastery Museum, Catacombs and more! Also, we will visit the most stunning Park of Lima to see dancing fountains in a variety of colors and styles that will have you spellbound! It is so spectacular how they synchronize the music and water movements. We won’t miss the famous laser light show which is a delight. Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
Price varies by group size
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$89.00
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