Guided tour

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.
Guided tour

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.
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From US$ 49 US$ 39.20 per person

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 from your hotel or apartment are included from the following Lima's 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.


  • 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

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 75 reviews

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    We booked a small group tour, but my wife & I were the only ones so we had a private tour! Susan, our guide, was brilliant and spoke very good English. She fully explained the history of Lima and the buildings we visited and made the tour very interesting. The tour finished with a visit to the Catacombs which was also interesting. We were picked up at our hotel in Miraflores on time and returned 4 hrs later.

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    March 30, 2023

    Our guide was Susana Armas and she was fantastic. We ended up having a private tour as there was no one else booked at the same day/time. I don’t think we would have appreciated all the aspects of Lima on our own. She even introduced us to Lima style churros which were amazing.

    March 30, 2023

    We had an amazing guide who took the time to show and explain everything. The catacombs were very unique and interesting. Only thing that would have made it better was if they allowed photos. He also dropped us off at the end in Miraflores where was got some excellent souvenirs. Five stars!

    March 30, 2023

    Product ID: 378274