Guided tour

Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

4.3 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: PVTravel
Guided tour

Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

Activity provider: PVTravel

From US$ 60 per person

Take a journey through time and see the top sights in bustling Lima, spanning three eras. Learn about the historical, colonial, and modern eras as you explore the capital of Peru on this guided tour.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Miraflores or San Isidro, for accommodation outside this area, we will set a meeting place.


  • See history unfold before you as you explore the wondrous sights of Lima
  • Visit the thriving city center and see the incredible architecture and design
  • Explore sights like Love Park in Miraflores, the famous catacombs, and more
  • See the monumental San Francisco Convent, with its incredible art collection
  • Snap plenty of photos as you take in the panoramic view of Pucllana Pyramid
Full description

Discover Lima’s top attractions across three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern, on this guided tour. You’ll visit fascinating sights like the San Francisco Convent and the famous catacombs, see areas like Larcomar and more, as you learn all about them.

After being picked up from your accommodation in Miraflores or San Isidro at about 09:00 AM, the tour will begin with a beautiful panoramic view of the Pucllana Pyramid. This magnificent ceremonial and archeological center, built in the 4th century AD, was considered a sacred village by the Incas. 

Following this, you’ll travel to the monumental San Francisco Convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. A highlight of the visit is the underground vaults – the catacombs. As you travel, you'll learn all about the history of these sights from your bilingual guide.

Next, it’s on to the traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larcomar. At about 02:00 PM, the tour completed, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, your mind filled with the many wonderful sights and history of Lima.

  • Pickup and drop-off
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  • San Francisco entry
  • Bilingual guide

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    Customer reviews

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    4.3 /5

    based on 17 reviews

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    Unfortunately our guide arrived almost an hour late so I feel that we may have rushed through some of the city tour part. However, the guided tour of the Saint Francis cathedral and catacombs was excellent! I would have liked to have stopped and see the Huaca Pucllana up close instead of just a quick drive by. The communication via chat with the GetYourGuide office when the guide was so so late was wonderful.

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    December 1, 2022

    Une guide tellement adorable ! Elle nous a expliqué tous les aspects de la villes et des bâtiments dans les moindres détails. Une équipe tellement de bonne humeur, ça fait plaisir à faire un tour comme ça. Un très beau professionnalisme avec des commentaires très percutants ! Bravo et merci pour cette belle expérience

    August 31, 2022

    Tour was great and informative. Tour is about 3-3.5h long after everybody is collected. We went to the Parque de Amor, stoped in the front of Huaca Pucllana and then to Plaza San Martin. After that we went to Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís and the catacombs. In the end we went to Plaza de Armas and watched guards change in front of Presidental Palace.

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    May 1, 2022

    Product ID: 413519