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FREE WALKING TOUR LIMA CENTRE

Join us from Monday to Saturday to our Free Walking Tour Lima in English around the Historic Centre of the city to discover the Capital of Peru in 2.5 hours of history, pictures and fun. Book for Free a space for the Best Free Tour in Lima, Peru and get ready to enjoy!

Description

Our Free Walking Tour goes along the most important Highlights in The Historic Centre. In Lima by Walking we are pleased to show you the history of the City in around 2.5 hours. Discover with us Lima: a place with a unique architecture and one of the best gastronomies in the world.

Plaza San Martín and the Gran Hotel Bolívar in honor of the Liberators of South America; The Main Square and the Changing of the Guards at 12 noon; the History and evolution of the peruvian food to the point of turning Lima into the Gatronomy Capital of LatinAmerica; etc. These highlights and many others are awaiting for you, so Book now for Free your place in our Walking Tour.

Where this Free Tour takes place?

This Free Walking Tour in Lima takes place in ‘El Centro’ or the Historic Centre, the most traditional neighbourhood and the place where the city was founded. Lima Centre is located around 45 minutes by car from Jorge Chávez International Airport and around 40 minutes from the Modern Miraflores and the Artistic Barranco.

Are you staying in Miraflores? 

Our Free Walking Tour around Lima takes place in the Historic Centre. Starting at 11am outside of the Gran Hotel Bolívar and alsts until aprox 1pm.

If you are staying in Miraflores and don’t know how to make it to the Historic City Centre, we also have a Meeting Point in Miraflores at 10am, just a step away from Kennedy Park. Then we get the Public Bus (bring 3.50 soles for the bus ticket) to arrive to the Historic Centre at 11am and start with the Tour.

¿Why to do the Walking Tour with us (Lima by Walking)?

    • The First and Best Free Walking Tour in Lima since 2015. 7 years in the market speak for us.
    • 100% Local Tour Guides. Best way to discover the City is with people that know Lima in its best.
    • Quality of the Tours. Awarded as Certificate of Excellence Winners in the last 5 years by Tripadvisor.
    • Enjoy a real Tour. We don’t take our groups to souvenir shops or other business to get comissions, our goal is you to enjoy the city.

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Meeting Points

We have 2 Meeting Points for one only Free Walking Tour in Lima Historic Centre. You can join us at the meeting point is more convenient for you.

    • At 10AM in Miraflores: Optional Meeting Point 

If you are staying close to Kennedy Park in Miraflores, then you can join us outside of Saga Falabella Store (Av. José Pardo 110) at 10am.
 This is only a Meeting Point in order to make easier for you the transport to the Historic Centre in a city with over 10 million people and with a caothic transit.
 After the Meeting Point, we head to Lima Centre by Public Bus ‘Metropolitano’ from estación Ricardo Palma until estación Colmena (just one block to Plaza San Martín) in the Historic Centre to start with the Free Walking Tour at 11am.
 For the ride, the bus ticket is only 3.50 soles per person .

You are not Staying in Miraflores?

 If you are staying in Barranco, San Isidro, close to the Airport or in any other neighborhood of Lima; join us directly in our Main Meeting Point in the Historic Centre at 11am, where we are starting with the Lima Free Walking Tour.

 Taxi Apps like Uber, Cabify, etc. work perfectly in Lima.

    • At 11AM in the Historic Centre: Main Meeting Point and Start of the Tour

If you are not staying in Miraflores or want to go to the City Centre by yourself, join us directly outside of Gran Hotel Bolívar (Jirón de la Unión 986) in Plaza San Martín, at 11am.
 The Free Walking Tour Lima starts here and lasts until aprox 1pm.

IN MIRAFLORES at 10am or in The HISTORIC CENTRE at 11am, you can always recognize Our Tour Guides for the Fee Walking Tour

Itinerary

This is our regular schedule for the Free Walking Tour in Lima from Monday to Saturday. Once in a while the route might change due to external reasons or preferences of the Tour Guide with the onlgy goal to guarante the quality on the Tour.

11am – The Tour starts at the Historic Centre

  • After joining us in any of  Our Meeting Points, the Free Walking Tour starts at 11am.
  • We will make 2 different groups: one in English and another one in Spanish.

Plaza San Martín and The Gran Hotel Bolivar

Named after the Liberators of South America that gave us the Independance from Spain 200 years ago.
Enjoy the big influence of the French Architecture in the buildings around the square.

Jirón de la Unión

Watch the most popular shopping street in Lima Centre. Full of restaurants, retail stores and local business; where you will see the evolution of the architecture in the city, in buildings like:

The Courret House,
Church of La Merced,
Mc Donalds with Art Deco style

Main Square of Lima

Also known as Plaza de Armas, the most emblematic Square in Lima and Peru. The most important public offices are here, like:

    • Government Palace: The Presidential Residence.
    • The Cathedral of Lima.
    • City Hall of Lima.

The Changing of the Guard

The traditional Parade of the Presidential Guard at 12 noon. A ceremony that dates back since 1940 in the main patio of the Presidential Palace.

House of the Peruvian Gastronomy

Learn about the evolution of the Peruvian food; all the european, african, asian and indigenous influence that turned Lima into the Gastronomy Capital of Latin America.

Rimac Bridge and San Cristobal Hill

Learn about the most popular ‘favela’ in Lima.
The COVID-19 pandemic impact on the citizens life and the new challenges for the XXI century.

House of the Peruvian Literature

Learn more about the peruvian writers such as Mario Vargas LLosa, awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010.

San Fransisc Church

Outside view of the church and monastery where the citizens of Lima where burried for along 300 years in the famous catacombs.

End of the Free Walking Tour Lima

Small degustation of piscos, the most traditional drink from Peru.
Recomendations for restaurants.
Travel Tips, activities, etc.
The Free Tour Lima ends around 1pm just 2 blocks from the Main Square of Lima.

Price

 This Free Walking Tour is based on Tips.
The Tour Guides from Lima by Walking are passionated about their job and they are always doing their best to make you live a unique experience in the city. At the end of the Walking Tour you could pay what you consider worth it for the service you got.

 If what you are looking for is a Private City Tour in Lima just for your group, then you can write us down on WhatsApp to get more details.

Details

COVID 19 measures
      • Our Walking Tour fulfils the minimun requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.
Language of the Tour
      • The Free Walking Tour goes in English and SpanishDifferent Groups.
Schedule

The Free Walking Tour goes from Monday to Saturday

      • Optional Meeting Point at 10am. If you are in Miraflores, we head from Saga Falabella Store to the Historic Centre by Public Bus.
      • Main Meeting Point at 11am. We start with the Walking Tour in the City Centre outside of the Gran Hotel Bolívar.
      • Remember that: We don’t run the Free Walking Tour on Sundays and Public Holidays like: July 28 (Independence Day), December 25 and January 1.
How to Recognize us? Duration
      • This Free Tour starts at 11am outside of the Gran Hotel Bolivar in Plaza San Martín and lasts around 2 hours, until 1pm.
      • At 10am in Miraflores, is just an Optional Meeting Point.
Transport in the Tour
      • This Free Tour is 100% Walking, starting at 11am and lasts aprox 2 hours.
      • But if you are joining us from the Optional Meeting Point in Miraflores at 10am, then we go by Public Bus to the City Centre (the bus ticket price is just 3.50 soles per person).
Includes
      • Professional Local Guide.
      • Exclusive Tour in English or Spanish of aprox 2 horas.
      • Travel Tips for Per, recommendations for restaurants, etc.
Price
      • Our Free Walking Tour in Lima is based on Tips for the Tour Guides at the end of the Tour.
Accesibility
      • People with reduced mobility are able to join the Tour, always with the assistance of someone close.
Pets
      • Allowed in outdoor areas.
Where this Tour ends?
      • The Free Walking Tour Lima ends aprox at 1pm outside of San Francisc Monastery, just 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas.
How to Book?  We recommend you to Bring
      • If you join the Tour from Miraflores, bring 3.50 soles for the bus ticket to the Historic Centre.
      • Sunscreen, Sun Glasses and comfortable shoe for walking.
      • A great desire to discover, make friends and a nice smile.
More Questions?
      • In order to give you a better and fast reply, please Contact us on WhatsApp.

Cancellations

  • If you want to make any change for dates, number of people or any other modification in your Booking for the Free Tour, you can contact us on WhatsApp, Instagram or send us an E-mail. We will help you with the changes or assist you with any questions.
  • If for bigger reasons, you definitely can’t join the Free Walking Tour in Lima, please contact us for the cancellation, so our Team won’t be waiting for you.

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