Lima, Peru

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Overview

Explore the spectacular sights of Peru’s captivating capital on a small group walking tour. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere while strolling around the central market; sample traditional pisco sour drinks and experiment with Spanish greetings; and uncover the intriguing history of Lima with an informative guide. A personalized experience is guaranteed on this small group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
  • Explore famous landmarks on a guided walking tour of Lima
  • Stop at a local market and learn about Peruvian cuisine
  • Visit a pub and try a real pisco sour
  • Small group tour allows for a more personalized experience
  • Experience Lima like a local, taking city transportation to Lima’s downtown
Greet your guide at a central Lima location to begin your cultural tour into the city’s historical heart. Wander the famous pedestrian avenue of Jiron de la Union as you learn a few simple Spanish phrases from your informative guide.

Stop to absorb the colonial charm of the San Pedro de Lima Church, marveling at the impressive bell tower as you learn about the history of the sacred 17th century structure. Continue to the vibrant and colorful market and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere; follow your guide past stalls bursting with exotic fruits and fresh vegetables and discover sizzling local dishes.

Next, venture to the legendary Monasterio San Francisco to explore the subterranean catacombs that connect the spiritual structure the other churches in the city. Enjoy a refreshing rest with a glass of traditional pisco sour in a bar that claims to have invented the iconic national beverage, using your newly learnt phrases to greet locals.

Conclude the tour at the ambient Plaza de Armas, continuing to explore Lima independently if you desire. Your guide is happy to provide assistance in getting back to your hotel in Lima.

Reviews

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S
, Aug 2017

Make this your first tour to get your orientation to the city. Paula, our tour guide, quickly adapted to our group of 3, personalized the tour for us, gave a good overview of Lima history, answered all our questions, made recommendations for dinner and called an Uber for us! We could not have asked for more....Oh Yes! We had the best Pisco Sour on the tour--where the original was developed by an American. Who Knew!

A
, May 2017

Pros: Paula our guide, was punctual, friendly, small group and spoke fluent English.

Cons: First and foremost, Viator failed to note that May 1st is a national holiday in Lima with many of the attractions closed. As a result, the next day we had to retrace our steps, repay the entrance fees that were to have been paid by the tour guide the day before, had the attractions been open.
The guide was not very informative. To gain anything but superficial information, easily ascertained by reading any guide book, we had to ask questions. Then when we gained access to the attractions the next day and had the pleasure of having a schooled docent guide us, we found much of the information given to us by our tour guide, to be erroneous.
There were black and white, signs affixed to the walls of certain buildings. When we asked the tour guide what these meant, she advised that it indicated the path of the religious march which was taking place that day. As it turned out, they signified the designation of a historic site.
Even the venues to which we gained access, such as the San Francisco Church, we were not shown major attractions in this case Perus version of the Last Supper.
The tour was to have lasted until 6 pm. Ours ended at 4:30 p.m., presumably due to the closure of many venues. However, in my opinion, a qualified guide would have expanded the information for those sites we were shown.
By the way, should any reader wish to visit the Palace of the Archbishop, ask for Katherine she was fantastic.

M
, Apr 2017

This was a fun way to see Lima. Our guide was very informative and we had a lot of fun. Would highly recommend this anyone with a half day to see Lima.

J
, Jan 2017

Great way to start our visit to Peru MilagrosMilliewas an informative and dynamic guide full of history and facts about the city.

S
, Oct 2016

I was the only person on the walking tour and had a great time with the guide Millie who was informative and funny. It was a great trip. Thanks Millie!

D
, Sep 2016

I don't think I can say how incredible our walk tour around Lima with Millie was. She gave us 100 of her energy, time, sense of humor, knowledge for over 3 hours. We saw architecture, food markets, monistary, catacombs - it was the best day ever. At the end she treated us to a Pescos Sour which was delicious. Thank you, Millie, for a great day. Di and Richard

J
, Sep 2016

Our tour guide was awesome and since there were only 2 of us on the tour, she adjusted to what we wanted to see and was super patient in answering all of our questions about Lima and the area.

R
, Jul 2016

This tour was amazing!

M
, Jun 2016

Traffic is a terrific headache in Lima so walking to discover downtown is really the best option. We loved the tour, very interesting history and Fabiana, the guide was great!!

M
, Jun 2016

We learned so much from Fafiana.She was smart, funny,and very sweet. She explained th sights to us in perfect English. The tour was very worthwhile and recommend to all to get a flavor of downtown Lima and its history. Fafiana even accompanied us on our taxi ride to Park de la Reserva afterwards


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