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Lima Historical Center Private Tour with a Local

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    Stop At: Historic Centre of Lima, Lima District 15082, Peru

    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 hours
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    Traveler pickup is offered
    For both public transportation (included in basic price) and private transportation options, the guide will meet you at your hotel if it's in the central areas of Miraflores, Lima Center, San Isidro or Barranco (or nearby). PLEASE CONFIRM IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS SECTION THE PICK-UP LOCATION. From there, you'll take either public transportation or private transportation with your guide according to which option you have chosen.
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    4h
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    • Private tour
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    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen
    • Note: Private transport is available. Please contact the local tour operator upon booking if you'd like to request this service. You must provide your hotel details if you choose this service
    • The basic tour price includes public transportation, but private transportation can be added for an additional fee
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The tour can be started at the time of your convenience. Let us know if you would like to start earlier or later than the given times
    • Please let us know if you have any physical requirements
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 27 March 2019 via mobile

    Alfredo was my guide for this Lima Historical Center walking tour and he made it a very interesting and memorable trip for me! He’s knowledgeable and the fact that he’s lived in Asia for several years, he was able to provide alternative perspectives for me...More

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