Lima: Panoramic Sightseeing Bus, Walking, and Catacombs Tour

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Enjoy 360-degree views of Lima on a panoramic sightseeing bus tour. Explore the Historic Center's pedestrian streets on a guided walking tour, then visit the catacombs in the San Francisco Basilica.


  • Treat your eyes to 360-degree views of Lima's historic and modern landmarks
  • See Huaca Pucllana, Parque de la Exposición, and many other important sights
  • Marvel at the Magic Water Circuit's record-breaking fountains from the bus
  • Stroll through Plaza San Martín and the UNESCO-listed colonial city center
  • Discover the eerie catacombs of the San Francisco Convent on a guided tour


Take in panoramic views of Lima's highlights, from Miraflores to the Historic Center, on a sightseeing bus tour. See the best of the UNESCO-listed Historic Center on a walking tour before heading underground to discover the famous catacombs in the San Francisco Basilica. Make your way to the meeting point in Miraflores, then set off toward the Historic Center on the panoramic bus. Pass by emblematic places such as the Archaeological Center of Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological site featuring ruins built 1500 years ago. Drive past beautiful republican residences of European and American influence in Miraflores before continuing to San Isidro, Lima's modern financial district. Continue to El Parque de la Reserva, a historic place where Peruvian reservists gathered to defend their city during the Pacific War. At El Parque de la Reserva, admire the Magic Water Circuit, a popular city park created in 2007. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest fountain complex in a public park. From there, move on to discover the wonderful colonial and republished architecture of Lima's Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the place where the city was founded in 1535. See colonial mansions, balconies, and palaces around Plaza San Martín, an important public space named after the liberator of Peru, Don José de San Martín. Then, get off the bus for a guided walk through the pedestrian streets in the Historic Center. Visit the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas, where the most important governmental buildings in Peru are located, such as the Presidential Palace, the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace, the Union Club, and the Cathedral of Lima. Next, explore the San Francisco Basilica and Convent's iconic catacombs on a completely underground tour lasting around 30 to 40 minutes. Admire the vaults built with brick, lime and stone, and see how the bodies were arranged to maximize space. Afterward, return to Miraflores on the bus.


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