Lima Historic Center Private Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

This city tour combines the classic highlights of Lima’s historic center with alternative, less touristic hidden gems. On this private tour, you’ll visit the traditional highlights such as the Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas with the Cathedral, Government Palace and City Hall and the San Francisco Church but you’ll also pass by the remainders of Lima’s city walls, China Town, the Central Market and many other hidden gems. Of course, the guide will tell you all about the history behind the colonial buildings but also share interesting facts and stories of life in Lima. What makes this city tour of Lima unique is its alternative and local touch. Some of the places you'll visit are usually not included in the traditional city walking tours. Even though it’s just a block away from the main touristic area, these places are filled with locals going about their daily business.

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This Lima tour combines the classic highlights of Lima’s historical centre with alternative, less touristic hidden gems. On this private tour, you’ll visit traditional highlights Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas and the San Francisco Church but you’ll also pass by the old Post Office, Lima’s old walls, China Town, the Central Market and some other less known places. Your guide will share some interesting stories and facts about not only these historic places but also about Lima’s current reality. Your bilingual guide will meet you at a very central meeting point close to most hotels. Together you will take public transport to Lima’s beautiful colonial centre. On the way, the guide will give you some background information on the city of Lima. Feel free to ask any questions you might have! The guide is very knowledgeable. In the next three hours, you will walk by the major highlights of the historic centre of Lima: Plaza San Martin with the majestic Hotel Bolivar, the impressive Plaza de Armas or the main square of Lima with the Cathedral, City Hall, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Government Palace, the old train station transformed into the House of Literature, the San Francisco church and the many beautiful mansions with the typical wooden balconies. Besides these classics, your guide will also take you to some hidden gems such as the old Postal Office, the Park of the City Wall with the view on one of Lima’s oldest human settlements, China Town and the bustling Central Market, where many locals do their shopping. You’ll walk through a part of Lima that is just outside the touristic area but gives you a good idea of the ‘real’ Lima, full of people, little shops, a lot of colors. While walking, your guide will tell you some interesting facts of daily life in Lima, contemporary and recent history, interesting stories and of course answer all your questions about life in Lima, Peru’s history or about anything you’re curious about! After the walk, the guide will accompany you back to the touristic centre, Miraflores. Your guide will introduce you to some phenomena typical for life in Lima, which locals take for granted but which visitors are very interested and surprised to learn about.

Duration: 4 hour
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