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Private Lima Discovery

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With your personal guide on this private tour, walk in the shoes of the locals as you admire colonial balconies, visit San Francisco Monastery and explore the local market to see the vast diversity of produce that reflects the rich biodiversity of Peru and try the best Pisco Sour in town, the national drink!

Private Lima Discovery

A wonderful way to truly discover Lima is on this private tour option with your own personal guide for a very intimate and up-close look into the land of Peru.

Get your hands on the blueprint to modern Peruvian life on this all-things Lima highlights tour. The capital of Peru is situated on the country's arid Pacific coast, though its colonial center is preserved, it's a bustling metropolis and one of South America's largest cities. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th-century cathedral are the heart of old Lima Centro.

The sprawling metropolis climbs high above an outstretched coast of rocky cliffs where high-rise condos are set alongside pre-Columbian temples. Lima is a very sophisticated city that mingles with a civilization that dates to its founding in 1535. Get all the insider information from a knowledgeable, professional local about the rich history of this fascinating city of Lima.

Travel from the cruise ship pier and get a true taste of South America on the city's transportation for approximately 45 minutes to this vibrant and ancient city. Once in downtown you will marvel over the beautiful plazas and colonial architecture - but dare to go beyond the typical tourist spots to experience Lima like a true local.

Admire the fascinating history of one of South America's oldest cities, rich in heritage. Your day will be an interesting and enlightening one as your own exclusive English-speaking guide gives you the inside information from their perspective, a must for history buffs. Learn about Lima's famous sights, as well as the hidden gems you never knew existed.

You can see the fountain at the Plaza de Armas, the main square in Lima and centuries-old meeting place for locals. View the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), where the city was founded by Spaniard Francisco Pizarro. The North side of the square contains the Presidential Palace, the location of Peru's independence proclamation. To the East find the scenic Archbishop's Palace and a quaint Cathedral, originally built in 1625, then rebuilt following an earthquake in 1940.

Visit the Convent of San Francisco, showcasing beautiful Colonial architecture, gorgeous decorated cloisters portraying the life of San Francisco, unique ceramics from Spain, a massive library, and famous Catacombs.

Wander through a local market filled with fresh produce from all over Peru. Admire the great variety of fruits and vegetables reflecting the rich biodiversity of this country. Your guide will even help you polish up your Spanish and teach you some local phrases.

Now that you have worked up an appetite, kick back and relax for a moment as you sample a churro and wash it down with the best Pisco Sour in town, the perfect way to round out your day!

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $50.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Private
 
Group Size
Private
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
6 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing that is weather appropriate. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes and possibly a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
 
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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