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Free walking tour of Lima’s historic center

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Join our original historic free walking tour of Lima led by a pioneering Indigenous Company — we are 100% licensed guides.

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OPERATION ISSUE OF THIS TOUR AT 10:00 & 11:00 & 15:00

Make your free tour reservation now, even last-minute reservations are accepted, we have rooms! — we are operating all free tours in Lima in English and Spanish from Monday to Saturday (NO Sundays). Check the timetable below.

PERUANOS:

Este free tour es solamente para extranjeros. Si eres peruano, reserva nuestro city tour por Lima.

HIGHLIGHTS

Meeting places

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Jirón de la Unión Street

Let’s explore this traditional street from the colonial period, a pedestrian street that connects the old town with the republican city. 

Plaza de Armas de Lima

Discover the vibrant birthplace of Lima city, surrounded by several buildings of great importance such as the Cathedral and La Casa del Oidor.

Change of Guard — optional

We will do our best to experience the famous Change of Guard, taking place in front of the Presidential Palace — this event is only for the morning walk. As mentioned above, it is optional, this means that this event does not happen daily, especially these days because of the political instability.

Presidential Palace — exterior visit

We won’t miss this superb building known also as La Casa de Pizarro, the famous Spanish “Conqueror”.

Atrium of the Lima’s Cathedral

We will hit the only one wooden Cathedral of Peru, designed by Matias Maestro during the colonial period.

Santo Domingo Church’s main nave

Did you know that the first black Saint is a Peruvian? Well, his name is San Martin de Porres, he lived in this colonial church.

House of Peruvian Literature

We will hit this old railway station, built at the beginning of the 20th century to connect Lima with the Andes.

Pisco tasting – optional

Discover the history of the Peruvian Pisco and try it, don’t miss it!

Atrium of San Francisco Church

During our free walking tour, we will give you a great introduction about the San Francisco church and the history of the Catacombs.

Colonial City Wall of Lima

Lima was a fortified city for about 300 years; part of the city wall still exists nowadays at El Parque de la Muralla.

Ending place

We finish the tour very close of the Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas) in the historic center at about 13:30 for the morning tour and 17:00 for the afternoon walking tour.

TIMETABLE

SchedulesStarts inLanguageDuration
10:00From Monday to SaturdayMiraflores (pick-up)English3.5 h
11:00Historic center2.5 h
15:00
10:00From Monday to SaturdayMiraflores (pick-up)Spanish3.5 h
11:00Historic center2.5 h
15:00
We don’t operate on Sundays, July 28, December 25 and January 1. The tour duration is approx.

MEETING PLACES

ScheduleMeeting PlacesRemarks
10:00Pasaje Porta 132 (outside Oechsle Mall) in Miraflores (pick-up).You MUST read Faqs below before joining us in Miraflores. Bring 3.20 soles pp for the metro-bus ticket.
11:00Jirón de la Unión Street 608 (in front of La Merced Church) in Lima historic center.Take a taxi o Uber beforehand.
15:00

You can only join us in Miraflores if you are very close to Pasaje Porta 132 or Kennedy park—max 10 minutes away by foot. Please bring 3.20 soles pp for the metro-bus ticket. Our pick-up place in Miraflores is to help tourists staying in Miraflores to reach the historic center by taking a metro-bus and save money. If you are not close to this spot or you don’t like to travel via crowded local buses, go on your own to the 11:00 or 15:00 meeting place (tour starting point).

No, the Miraflores meeting place is just a pick-up point, once we got all our walkers at the pick-up point, we’ll get to the bus station to reach the historic center, 30 minutes bus ride.

Barranco, Lima Airport, Cruise Ship terminal, San Isidro, San Miguel, etc. — you should meet us on the Jirón de la Unión Street 608 (in front of La Merced Church).

You can take Uber, taxis or the local bus.

10:00 in Miraflores: Oechsle Mall
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11:00 & 15:00: At La Merced Church
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PRICE

Free – based on your donation, neither our tour guides nor the team members have set salaries.

DETAILS

Tour Type: Group tour, no private service.

Restrictions:

  • People with reduced mobility.
  • Peruanos: Ningún estudiante de turismo, guía de turismo, estudiante de inglés, agente de viaje peruano será aceptado.
  • Si eres peruano reserva el city tour de Lima.

Included: Professional tour guide.

What do I bring?

  • April-Nov:
    • Sweaters.
  • Dec-March:
    • Sunscreen.
    • Sunglasses.
    • Hats.
    • A bottle of water.
  • Miraflores (pick-up):
    • Bring 3.20 soles pp for the bus ticket.
    • * Bring coins, we don’t have small coins to give you the change.
    • * If you don’t have small coins, you can give 3.50 soles pp; but we’ll not give any change.
  • Cash (Peruvian soles, American dollars or Euros) for the tip.

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