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Church and Convent of Saint Francis (Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco)

Church and Convent of Saint Francis (Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco) Tours and Tickets

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The Church and Convent of Saint Francis (Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco) is a spectacular example of Moorish-inspired Spanish baroque colonial grandeur, but the real highlight is the spooky labyrinth of catacombs underground.

One of the best preserved churches in Lima, the Convent of San Francis of Assisi also has a remarkable library of antique texts and a tranquil cloistered garden.

A guided visit to the Museum and Convent takes you through the buildings’ history and architecture, before venturing into the underground passages lined with the bones of 25,000 Lima citizens from over 200 years of burials.

Bones were interred here until 1808, when Lima’s cemetery was established, and the catacombs lay undiscovered until 1943. A visit is not for the fainthearted, but those who do make the journey will be surprised to see the various skulls and thigh bones arranged in decorative patterns.

On the tour you’ll also visit the library of antique books, the pretty cloister, the museum of religious paintings and artifacts, the carved choir stalls and the Moorish-domed church.

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Plaza San Francisco, Lima
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Lima City Walking Tour with Pick-up & Drop Off Small Group

Lima City Walking Tour with Pick-up & Drop Off Small Group

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Get acquainted with the rich regal history of Lima on an educational sightseeing tour of the Peruvian capital. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, delve into the ambient tangle of Lima’s historical center; gaze at the fabulous façade of the Presidential Palace; descend to the eerie catacombs of San Francisco Monastery; and admire the ancient Dominicans Tower. Enrich your knowledge of Lima’s fascinating past on this enriching excursion.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.90
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$39.90

Lima City Tour with Pisco Sour Demonstration and Tasting (small group)

Lima City Tour with Pisco Sour Demonstration and Tasting (small group)

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See the best that Peru’s capital, Lima, has to offer as you embark on a city sightseeing tour. Join a small group and visit important landmarks like the Park of Love, the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site, Plaza Mayor, and the Convent Museum of San Francisco. As you explore, your guide sheds light on the three historical periods of Lima—pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern—as well as the cultural and gastronomic heritage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour
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Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour

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With one day in Lima you can explore the very best of the city, from the colonial architecture of the historic center to pre-Colombian art and seaside neighborhoods. See the gorgeous interior of the San Francisco Convent, tour the Museo Larco, then get a glimpse of Lima’s earliest history in Miraflores. This full-day, private tour of Lima offers the flexibility and convenience of a personalized tour, including pickup and drop-off at hotels in some neighborhoods, and it’s an ideal choice for first-time visitors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
Price varies by group size
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$180.00
Price varies by group size

Lima City Tour with Pisco Sour Demonstration and Tasting (small group)

Lima City Tour with Pisco Sour Demonstration and Tasting (small group)

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Immerse yourself in the pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern history of Lima with authentic 4-hour tour around the Historic Center with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. tour that includes some of the main attractions of this beautiful city, also we will have a class of pisco and ceviche traditional peruvian food and drink.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Highlights of Lima - Private Half Day Tour

Highlights of Lima - Private Half Day Tour

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Experience the best of Lima on a limited schedule on a private tour that explores city highlights, from the colonial-era historic center to the coastal Miraflores neighborhood. Browse for souvenirs at a local market, see gorgeous churches, and stand at the foot of Huaca Pucllana, an ancient pyramid in the heart of the city. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of a private guide throughout the tour, with the option to add a local lunch and walk through Parque Kennedy, Lima’s beloved ‘cat park.’
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
Price varies by group size

Lima City Tour with Pisco Sour Demonstration and Tasting (small group)

Lima City Tour with Pisco Sour Demonstration and Tasting (small group)

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En éste tour descubrirás lo mejor de la ciudad en tan solo 4 horas visitando los tres períodos históricos de nuestra capital: Lima pre hispánica, moderna y colonial. Además, aprenderás a preparar la bebida bandera del Perú “El Pisco Sour”
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Small-Group Tour: Lima and Barranco City Tour

Small-Group Tour: Lima and Barranco City Tour

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Get your bearings in Lima on this small-group city tour of Lima and Barranco. From historical houses to contemporary art to popular bars and ice cream parlous, this tour will introduce you to the city's splendors. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off and all entrance fees for a hassle-free experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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$37.00

Visits and Tours to the Historic Center Lima and Miraflores

Visits and Tours to the Historic Center Lima and Miraflores

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Lima is a city with a lot of history and a number of tourist attractions. You will enjoy with us this beautiful tour with our bilingual guide and our tourist transport to learn about the fascinating history and culture of the city of kings.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Lima Cultural City Tour & Catacombs Visit
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Lima Cultural City Tour & Catacombs Visit

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Let’s go to the historical Center of Lima, considered world heritage by UNESCO. San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The City Hall, the Presidential Palace and other stunning buildings will be seen in this walking tour. Get ready to visit the most interesting museum in Downtown Lima and learn about the colonial time in Peru’s capital. San Francisco Museum & underground Catacombs are included! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
Price varies by group size
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$39.00
Price varies by group size

Lima City Tour from the Port of Callao For Cruises

Lima City Tour from the Port of Callao For Cruises

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Don't let confusing public transit, overpriced taxis, or lack of time keep you from exploring the wonders of Lima. This Lima city tour is specifically designed for passengers disembarking at the Port of Callao and includes a private van and professional guide to help you see the city's highlights, from its UNESCO-listed center to its famous cafes.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Lima by night & Catacombs!

Lima by night & Catacombs!

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On this night visit, you will get to learn about local life in Lima but also about the history of our beautiful country. The historic center of Lima has been listed by UNESCO since this is the City founded by Spaniards in 1535. You will have the chance to walk through the most popular streets with our expert guides and you will be amazed with the Mysterious Catacombs, which is a cemetary underneath San Francisco Church. Pickup from you hotel in private transportation. On the way back, your guide will assist you to have a ride back. Dare to live this experience with us and live a unique experiencie!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
Price varies by group size
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$45.00
Price varies by group size

Lima City Half Day Tour
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Lima City Half Day Tour

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Trace the startling history of Lima, including its Pre-Columbian cultures, colonial era, and contemporary present, during this 4-hour city tour. Explore the city’s Inca history at the Pucllana Pyramid, then discover a range of colonial-era landmarks like the Government Palace and Banco Central de Reserva Museum. You’ll finish with a look at some of modern-day Lima’s top neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
Price varies by group size
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$79.00
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Lima Walking Experience

Lima Walking Experience

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Lima Experience is a one of a kind tour where travelers get to see not only one, but two sides of our Capital, the local-cultural side and the historical-monumental side. The tour is divided into parts, one part running in the mornings and the other part running through the afternoons. What we want for our travelers is to learn about the real Peru, as well as getting the chance to visit our historical monuments throughout the city. In this experience you will have the chance to taste different fruits, street food, local food, snacks, desserts and cocktails. We provide an authentic mix of Culture, History and Food.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Lima City Tour - King´s City

Lima City Tour - King´s City

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Lima is considerate the city of the queens and kings at the same time the balconie´s city with more than 500 kind of balconies, the history is everywere; aristocratic residences, amazing churchs from 17 century, historical places, etc  We are going to enjoy this fantastic tour around 4 hours, walking  around and feeling part of the Limeño´s life. All entrances tickets are included - your private tour guided and the transportation, you just need to relax and enjoy the tour, remenber all our tours are exclusive to 4 or 5 person, especial cases 6 or seven but NEVER more than 7 person; SPEAKING JUST ONE LANGUAGE. BY THE WAY THE 10 % OF YOUR MONEY, OF ANY TOUR THAT YOU TAKE WITH US, GOES TO HELP TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES IN LIMA - HUAYCAN.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Lima Walking Tour including Catacombs

Lima Walking Tour including Catacombs

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Our experience will make sure that you leave Peru knowing the history, architecture, cuisine and interesting facts about our Capital, Lima. The tour will focus on how our history is evolving, we will beging our walk at some of the oldest monuments and finish the tour at our newest monuments. One of the highlights of the tour is the Catacombs of San Francisco Church, we will guide you there! We strive to make our tour fun and entertaining for everyone, our guides want you to feel comfortable and build friendships with your fellow travelers along the way. To get to know each other, we take you to a local bar where you can try the best Pisco Sours in Peru, which is, if you already don't know, a typical peruvian cocktail.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Lima Cultural City Tour + Pachacamac Archaeological Site
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Lima Cultural City Tour + Pachacamac Archaeological Site

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Discover the interesting history of Peru, starting from the pre-Columbian era by visiting the most iconic archaeological site of Lima. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about pre-Inca civilizations. Then, lets visit the historical center of Lima to see its beautiful old colonial buildings with stunning architecture design. Pachacamac Inca remains and its Museum, San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The City Hall, the Presidential Palace, San Francisco Monastery Museum, Catacombs and more! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. We follow all the required protocols of biosecurity. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
Price varies by group size
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$89.00
Price varies by group size

Lima by night with an expert guide!

Lima by night with an expert guide!

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On this night visit, you will get to learn about local life in Lima but also about the history of our beautiful country. The historic center of Lima has been listed by UNESCO since this is the City founded by Spaniards in 1535. You will have the chance to walk through the most popular streets with our expert guides and you will be amazed with the Mysterious Catacombs, which is a cemetary underneath San Francisco Church. Pickup from you hotel in private transportation. On the way back, your guide will assist you to have a ride back. Dare to live this experience with us and live a unique experiencie!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
Price varies by group size
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$45.00
Price varies by group size

Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

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Discover all that Lima has to offer, both modern and historic, during this 9-hour exploration of the top sites in the Peruvian capital in this small-group tour. Visit the pre-Incan archaeological site at Pachacamac, then head to Pantanos de Villa, a one-time family home that’s been converted into an eatery, for lunch and to learn how to make a Pisco Sour. In the afternoon, continue to Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed downtown for a walking tour, see the historic neighborhood of Chorillos and admire the visual spectacle of the Magic Water Circuit park. This full-day Lima tour also includes a driver-guide, round-trip hotel transport, entrance fees and bottled water.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85

Private City Tour

Private City Tour

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A private sightseeing tour gives you the benefit of exploring Lima's enclaves on a friendly, personalized excursion. Stroll through the bustling Miraflores neighborhood, visit archaeological sites located in the middle of the city, walk through the catacombs of the Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco, and more—all with a private guide for just your group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

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Get the lay of the land in Lima thanks to this 4-hour private shore excursion sightseeing tour. Explore some of the city’s best-known landmarks including the Miraflores neighborhood, Huaca Pucllana, Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, San Francisco Convent, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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$89.20
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$89.20
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Lima City Tour from Callao Port including Inka Market & Love Park

Lima City Tour from Callao Port including Inka Market & Love Park

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Get acquainted with the historical treasures of Lima on a full-day walking tour, including pickup from Jorge Chavez Airport. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore Lima’s UNESCO-listed historical center and learn about the capital’s past and present. Take the beautiful Jiron de la Union pathway and descend to the city's subterranean catacombs. See, too, Lima Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) and the Catedral de Lima on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people. Relish the convenience of airport pick up and hotel or airport drop-off at the end of your tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Lima Cultural City tour + Magic Fountains Park
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Lima Cultural City tour + Magic Fountains Park

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Lima has so much to show you! In this cultural experience we will take you to the historical center of Lima to see its beautiful old colonial buildings with stunning architecture design. San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The City Hall, the Presidential Palace, San Francisco Monastery Museum, Catacombs and more! Also, we will visit the most stunning Park of Lima to see dancing fountains in a variety of colors and styles that will have you spellbound! It is so spectacular how they synchronize the music and water movements. We won’t miss the famous laser light show which is a delight. Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
From
$75.00
Price varies by group size

Lima Highlights! (All-Inclusive)

Lima Highlights! (All-Inclusive)

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If you have only one day in Lima and want to make the most of it, this is your chance to get to see the highlights of the city! Visit with us the Huaca Pucllana, pyramid built in the year 200 b.c. By ancient Peruvians (panoramic). Visit the park of love, to take excellent photos with the monument "the kiss". Visit the highest hill of the city to have a privileged view and also learn a bit of the history of Peru! We will visit the indigenous market of Lima for a native fruits tasting. We can share with locals a traditional lunch. After that, we will visit the Historical Center of Lima, to explore the mysterious catacombs below the San Francisco church.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57
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Tours of Lima from the Port of Callao

Tours of Lima from the Port of Callao

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Enjoy and take advantage of your stop in the city of Lima. Our Cultural and Historical city tour, where a local guide will accompany you from your arrival at the port of Callao and will pick you up in a tourist transport and then go to the heart of the historic center of Lima and on the way, you will tell the historical background of the old viceroyalty of the Peru, then we will visit the most emblematic places of the city of the kings, such as the museum and convent of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas of Lima and the archaeological center Huaca Pucllana.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Church and Convent of Saint Francis (Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco) hours of operation: Open daily 9:30am - 5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.