- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Your sightseeing tour explores the modern districts of Lima and its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. As you wander the main plaza and Plaza San Martin it is hard not to wonder about its diverse architecture. Your guide will introduce you to the city’s architectural heritage. You then proceed to Santo Domingo Monastery boasting fine carved choir stalls, the oldest of Lima. It was here that San Marcos University, the first in South America, was founded in 1551. Your next stop is at the Larco Herrera Museum. The collection allows the understanding of 3,000 years of the Peruvian pre-Columbian history in an intuitive way. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of pre-Inca art and have been displayed in the world's most renowned museums.
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
All the hotels in dowtown area
Returns to original departure point
The district of Barranco may be the smallest of Lima’s 43 neighborhoods, but it is certainly one of its most prominent, and most romanticized. Barranco has long been the epicenter of Lima’s cultural elite, attracting artists; writers; designers and photographers for many generations, with its bohemian heyday coming during the 1960s and 70s. This walking tour can be diversified depending on your particular areas of interest, or hotspots you may want to visit. For those new to Lima; Barranco is well-known, among other things, for its selection of fantastic local eateries, ice cream vendors such as the much-loved Crem de la Crem ice cream shop, and cozy coffee houses like the legendary Juanito’s bar, or historical Tostaduria Bisetti cafe. If not in the mood for food; visit some of the charming boutiques, awash with traditional handmade garments and jewelry, ornaments and pottery from all over Peru, before heading to the bridge of Puente de Los Suspiros, which not only connects Barranco’s two main parks, but also offers fantastic views of the district and nearby 19th century chapel. The beauty of this walk is as much in the absorbing of cultural heritage, style and artistic flair, as it is the individually significant sites themselves.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.