Enjoy this panoramic tour of Lima, including Rimac and the Bohemian district of Barranco.
Your tour begins in the Plaza Mayor, the exact location where Francisco Pizarro founded Lima! View the Government Palace, City Hall, the Archbishop's Palace, and the Cathedral--the main church and one of the main symbols of the city. Construction on the Cathedral began the same year the city was founded, 1535. Its cold and rather gloomy interior bears witness to the building's trials and tribulations.
Next, we'll continue on to the historical district of Rimac, where you'll see the beautiful colonial constructions of Paseo de Aguas and Alameda de los Descalzos. We'll also make a stop at Parque del Amor for a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and its beaches.
Now we are on to Barranco, the city's most important romantic and bohemian district, and a former fashionable beach resort for the old Liman aristocracy. Here you will discover emblematic buildings such as the Justice Palace, Civical Center, and the art and Italian museums. Be sure and check out the upscale residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, known for their shopping, gardens, flower-filled parks, and beaches. Finally, we'll stop at the Bridge of Sighs, an ancient (but solid!) bridge which has long inspired poets and songwriters like Chabuca Granda.
- This tour includes all transportation and a great English-speaking guide.
Days offered: 7 days a week