- 1 Days
- Age 13+
- All Months
- Availability 8
- 4 Hrs.
What makes this tour unique:
• Walkthrough the Historic Center of Lima and admire the beauty of its buildings
• Visit the Convents of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, to appreciate the Viceroyalty architecture.
• Enter the catacombs
• Experience public transport
This tour is designed for travelers who want to know the historic center of Lima using public transport as a local. It will also give you the opportunity to visit two convents built during the colonial times and that are over 400 years old and full of art, carved woodwork and beautiful gardens.
You will have the chance to walk through the most important squares in the city, including the Plaza Mayor in Lima, one of the oldest on the continent.
The meeting point is at Terrua Coffee shop. Here the baristas are going to share there passion for Peruvian coffee.
After the whole group is ready, we will start walking towards the Metropolitan station to take the bus to the Historic Center, 25 minutes approx.
From the central station, the walking part starts towards the Plaza San Martin, which has a colonial architecture and colorful buildings around it. Here we can talk a little about who Don José de San Martín was and about his leading role in the independence of Peru.
Continuing with the tour is going to be time to walk through the famous Jiron of the Union, one of the most used streets in the Peruvian aristocracy during the colonial era and the first years of the republic, let’s see how it has changed over the years! This street ends where the Plaza Mayor of Lima is located. The Plaza Mayor of Lima has been considered a cultural heritage of Humanity since 1990.
Around the Plaza, you can see The Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Municipal Palace.
The next stop would be at the Santo Domingo Convent, which keeps its Sevillian gardens in good condition as well as its Library. Inside this convent was located the “Universidad de San Marcos, the first university in all Americas.
There is going to be a chance to visit the tower of the convent, you can go all the way up to have a spectacular view of Lima (this subject to availability).
After the Santo Domingo Convent, you will walk to the San Francisco Convent where you will walk inside the Catacombs, which were the first cemeteries in our country in the colonial era.
At the end of the tour, we will have a small tasting of Pisco and you will taste a delicious dessert for the way back.
- You can travel till 2021.
- 100% guaranteed date changes before 10 days of travel.
- Cancelation policy 10 days before departure.
Know Before you go:
- It is recommended to bring comfortable closes and shoes, sunblock and a sweater.
- Sunblock, hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Bring some small change in local currency.
Guidance Service and Information:
Spanish and English
Meeting point: Terrua Coffee shop: Pasaje Tello 163, Miraflores.
- • Travel Buddies specialist.
- •Public transport
- • Entrance to the Monastery of Santo Domingo and the Catacombs of San Francisco.
- Food and drinks not specified
Terrua Café (Address: Pasaje Tello 163, Miraflores)
What buddies says
We are not guides, we are buddies.
"Communicating with Cesar was effortless as he was very prompt in his replies and accommodating with my last minute requests. We had Pablo as our tour guide and Pablo didn’t disappoint. He was passionate and knowledgable of the places we went and thankfully.I’ll definitely recommend this tour to everyone else in Lima who wants a fully guided experience to interesting places like Callao"
"This tour was awesome! Cesar was very welcoming and enhanced our stay in Lima. My girlfriend and I joined another tourist on the night time tour that included the Magic Water Circuit, street food, adult beverages, historic sites, and trendy bars. It was a unique and fun way to get to know the city. Cesar was very friendly and professional. Recommend!"
"Really great way to get your bearings in lima. Got to see a really great part of town, enjoy Pisco sour’s, and have lots of great conversation. Pablo and Caesar care a lot about making sure their guests have the best time possible in Peru and it shows. Would really recommend this tour."
"Exceeded all expectations. We got to see some really cool architecture and artwork. Explained some of the history of Lima, and of the neighborhoods we visited. Overall was a great experience, would highly recommend."