Have the perfect introduction to the capital city of Peru by taking this private city tour of Lima. Visit the most important landmarks including colonial and modern Lima. Your private guide will show you the city's architecture, squares, churches and catacombs and you will also have a chance to visit the Barranco district. Hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees are included.
Your tour begins either in the morning or afternoon (depending of your option selected) with hotel pickup from your hotel in Lima. Meet your guide and start a private tour of Lima, ‘The City of the Kings, and see both colonial and modern Lima.
Head to Plaza San Martin and walk through the busy pedestrian-only Jirón de la Union, (Union Street), which leads to the Plaza de Armas, the main plaza. This street was constructed in 1535 and still retains its old charm with a number of shops and restaurants set in a mixture of old and new buildings. Reach the wonderful square of Plaza de Armas and see the palaces surrounding it.
Then, head to a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Monastery of San Francisco. This monastery is famous for its architecture and it is a stunning example of 17th Century Spanish Baroque style. See the convent library which has approximately 25,000 important antique texts and then go to Lima's first cemetery, the Catacombs which are hidden underneath the monastery. Explore the narrow passages and deep pits lined with mysterious bones and skulls. Learn about the history of this place which has the remains of some 70,000 burials.
After visiting the colonial part of Lima, you will go to the neighborhood of Barranco. Located on an impressive cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, this is considered the bohemian district of Lima. After your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel and can spend the rest of the day at your at leisure.