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  • Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

    1. Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel, the tour begins by visiting one of the most important squares of Peru. San Martin Square is surrounded by balconies, Acestrals' homes, colonial residences, and beautiful palaces. Following this, visit one of the most significant avenues of Lima, Jiron de La Unión. The tour then continues to the square of Lima or 'Plaza Mayor'. Here you can view cathedrals, the government palace, city hall, and wonderful balconies decorated uniquely with an Arabic influence. The tour concludes with a trip to one of the oldest catacombs of America, the 'San Francisco Monastery'.

    Super friendly Guide, covered all the interesting sights of Lima. I learned a lot of facts and side stories about the life in Lima and Peru in general. Strongly recommend this tour.

  • Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

    2. Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

    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 striking examples of colonial architecture such as the old Bolivar Hotel. 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 in downtown Lima at 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.

    Lucas was an amazing tour guide. I usually don’t do city walking tours but this was worth it. We would never have seen or learned so much about Lima if it wasn’t for Lucas. I definitely recommend!

  • Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

    3. Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

    Explore the Cercado de Lima, San Isidro and Miraflores districts of Lima and admire sights such as the Renaissance style cathedral, Government Palace, Municipal Palace, Archbishop's Palace and Union Club in the main square. Visit the Convent of San Francisco and Catacombs, admire the colonial balconies and see Plaza San Martín. Take a tour of San Isidro to see one of biggest olive parks in Peru. Visit the financial district before going to Miraflores for a look at the sacred Huaca Pucllana temple. Get a view of the sea at Malecón Cisneros and Love Park, and end with a stop at the exclusive Larcomar shopping mall, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) overlooking the sea.

  • Lima Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

    4. Lima Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

    Discover everything Lima has to offer on this full-day tour. Visit Pachacamac, a pre-Inca archaeological complex, and contemplate what it was like to have lived during those times. Drive through Pantanos de Villa, a preserved area in the middle of the city, known for its natural beauty. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a family house turned into a restaurant. Visit the bohemian district of Barranco, walk its streets and enjoy the ocean views and visit the Bridge of Sighs. In the afternoon, visit The Convent of San Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage site and its chilling catacombs. Walk the streets of Lima and take in the Parque de la Reserva, included in the Guiness Book of Records as the largest fountain complex in the world and observe a unique show of lights and music.

    Excelente recorrido, muy completo, buen transporte, super puntales, muy recomendado

  • Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

    5. Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

    Soak in Lima's most incredible sights on a private sightseeing tour of the city. See the catacombs beneath San Franciso Convent. Explore Casa Luna's collection of nativity scenes. Appreciate countless examples of colonial architecture. Kick off the tour in the heart of the city, taking a panoramic tour of the town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Arrive at the Plaza Mayor from to see the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, imposing buildings still in use. Next, walk to the Church of San Francisco to explore an enviable collection of old books and a network of catacombs open to the public. From there, move to the district of San Isidro to visit the Casa Luna Museum. Find an exquisite collection of nativity scenes from around the globe. Finally, go to the district of Miraflores to visit the Parque del Amor, located in Miraflores cliffs with a spectacular view of the...

  • Lima: Half-Day Private City Tour and Gold Museum

    6. Lima: Half-Day Private City Tour and Gold Museum

    Experience Lima's long history on a guided tour of the city center and a visit to the Gold Museum. Learn about this fascinating city as you explore its historical treasures. Start your tour in the Historic Center of Lima, where you can see the Presidential Palace, Cathedral, and more among thebeautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of the city's identity. Visit Casa Aliaga, gifted by Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains (Jerónimo de Aliaga) when he founded the city. Go to Saint Francis' Church and see its collection of old books and descend into its catacombs. Head over to the Surco district and explore the Gold Museum, which houses one of the most extensive museum collections in Lima. It includes textiles, pottery, and gold artifacts from pre-Hispanic cultures and an impressive arms collection.

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What people are saying about Saint Francis Monastery

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 93 reviews

i did the tour with Jordan. He is a fantastic guide ( and a good driver as well), speaks very very good english and provide numerous additional information from just the city center landmarks. He gives insight into peruvian history, current society, food, beverages.. you name it. he is super friendly and careful to each detail and paces the tour so that you can absorb the information. you can ask him anything on any topic- he’ll have the answer.

Lucas was an amazing tour guide. I usually don’t do city walking tours but this was worth it. We would never have seen or learned so much about Lima if it wasn’t for Lucas. I definitely recommend!

Super friendly Guide, covered all the interesting sights of Lima. I learned a lot of facts and side stories about the life in Lima and Peru in general. Strongly recommend this tour.

We had a great experience knowing more about Peruvian culture and architecture. And our tour guide Jordan was the best!!

It was super educational and I totally recommend it the guy who was giving the tour was so friendly :)