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Get all the insider info from a local about the rich history of the fascinating city of Lima.
Learn about Lima’s infamous sights, as well as the hidden gems you never knew existed.
Explore churches, parks, and plazas as you listen to local tales.
Wander through a local market filled with fresh produce from all over Peru.
Polish up your Spanish and learn some local phrases.
Sip on a pisco sour, the only way to kick back in Peru!
Local English speaking guide; San Francisco Monastery entrance fee; 1 Pisco Sour.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Items of a personal nature; Snacks and drinks; Gratuities and tips for your guide.
Hours of operation
Available Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00pm.
Approximately 4 hours.
Meeting point: Gran Hotel Bolivar at the main entrance (Jr de la Unión 958, Plaza San Martin, Lima, Perú).
Finish point: Maury Hotel, Jr. Ucayali 201 – Lima Downtown.
This fun and dynamic tour of Lima is more than a history lesson, it connects you with the heart and soul of this fascinating Peruvian city, from the people that really know what it’s like to live there – the locals. Ditch the history books, this Lima walking tour will give you everything you need to know!
You’ll meet your local guide at the main door of the Bolivar Hotel, and start the tour by learning a few words of Spanish, something that will come in handy for the rest of your Lima travel experience! Here you’ll also get some insider info on the Bolivar Hotel, before heading out on your adventure through the City of Kings.
You’ll walk along Jiron de la Union, a pedestrian avenue linking Plaza San Martin to Plaza de Armas. Along the way, your local guide will be pointing out the sights along this street, from the hidden gems to the Lima’s classic tales.
Next on this Lima city tour, you’ll dive off the beaten path and make a short stop at San Pedro de Lima Church, an infamous Lima landmark, before heading onwards towards the Central Market. With your local guide, you’ll navigate your way through all the various stalls, checking out the fresh produce and learning about the eating habits of the locals. From jungle, to coast, to ‘altiplano’, or high plains, Peru has a rich and diverse food culture, and you’ll find examples of dishes from all over the country here at this market, and learn about them from a local. Thought Peru didn’t have much of a food scene? You can think again!
As you move ahead on this historical Lima tour you’ll walk through Plaza Bolivar, the perfect place to hear anecdotes about the history of Peru and all of South America. Visit the breath-taking Monasterio San Francisco, home to huge underground catacombs and a building so rich in history that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1991. As you take in the views of the building and this square, your local guide will be filling you with knowledge about all that you can see.
After all that learning, it’s time to rest your body and give yourself a break, and the only way to do that in Lima is with a Pisco Sour in hand! Your local guide will take you to the place where this iconic drink was invented, or so they claim… This Lima tour will come to an end in Plaza de Armas, where you can continue you on your own exploration of the city, or your local guide will be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.
As a city so important to Peru’s history and culture, it can be hard to know what to do in Lima to really tap into what it is to be a Limeño. With a local by your side on our Lima Discovery tour, you’ll get to know the classic stories and local tales of this fascinating Peruvian city.
Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
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