Guided tour

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.
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Discover the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this tour. See sights such as San Martin Square and the Plaza de Armas and finish with a visit to the catacombs, entry included.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off are only offered from hotels or apartments in the following Lima districts: Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, Lima Downtown (historical center), Chorrillos, Surquillo, San Borja, Santiago de Surco, Pueblo Libre, Jesus Maria, Magdalena del Mar, San Miguel, Rímac, Breña, and Lince. Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the tour starts.


  • Admire San Martin Square and Plaza de Armas
  • Marvel at Lima's colonial architecture
  • Explore the catacombs museum in an old building
  • Learn the history of Lima from your local guide
Full description
Immerse yourself in Lima's colonial history with this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, start your experience at San Martin Square, where you can admire colonial architecture buildings. Later, visit the breathtaking Plaza de Armas and admire impressive buildings such as the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and more. Finish your tour exploring the fascinating Catacombs and Museum of San Francisco. Learn more about Peru's colonial period through the museum's vast collection of artwork, see rare editions in the library and wander through the blood-curdling passages of the catacombs, where the bones of 25,000 people lie. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • San Francisco de Asis Museum and catacombs entry ticket
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 24 reviews

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    This is a must see tour when in Lima! We walked around with our tour guide Manuel who is very knowledgeable and friendly. We were in San Martin Plaza hearing about the independence, then walked to the Main Plaza de Armas and witnessed several embassadors visiting the Peruvian white house. The Plaza de Armas and surrounding buildings are beautiful restored and gardens well kept. We had a break and tasted Pisco Sours, traditional and new ones like Coca Leaf and others. This fabulous experience ended at the Cathedral with the catacombs. Thank you Manuel!, you made this tour very special!!!

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    March 24, 2022

    Our guide, Jonathan, was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour really interactive! He answered all of our questions, knew a ton of history about the city, and gave us recommendations for other places to eat and visit in Lima. When the tour was finished, we did not realized it had been 3.5 hours since we started! Our tour started and ended with a private car picking us up from our hotel, which we appreciated as well.

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    January 8, 2022

    Bonjour, mont guide était super il parlait super bien français très attentionné les explication était trais bien présenté il avait avec lui des petit fiche et photo sous platique pour compléter ses explication franchement je vous le recommande il ce nome Jordan il a vécue un peu en france d'ou sont excelant français. juste pour info il n'y a pas beaucoup de guide parlent le français Frédo

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    May 14, 2022


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