Free Walking Tour of Lima

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Free Tour Lima

Gran Hotel Bolivar

Monday to Saturday at 11:00



Hear Lima’s past and imagine its future with a local guide that will tell you all about the history and the stunning architecture of the City of the Kings, as you wander through the famed Miraflores district, and explore the lively Barranco neighborhood!

 See key landmarks such as the Governmental Palace and the Church of Santo Domingo, while you also learn about the best places to get some delicious local food.

Enjoy a fun and insightful free walking tour of this historic city from a unique perspective. Your expert guide will keep you well-informed about the various places, events, and customs while in town!

What is a Free Tour

Discover Lima on a Free City Tour

World Free Tours wants to help travelers like you get the most out of Lima

We believe that Free Walking Tours are great options to experience the city not only because they are edifying but also fun, and budget-friendly.

No need to pay any fees upfront. Instead, you can join the tour simply by making an online reservation, and if you enjoy the tour, you may tip the guide at the end.

You set the price!

Ready to Get the Most out of Lima?

Explore Lima on foot with a local and friendly tour guide.

You’ll get to see all the best spots, from Plaza de Armas to the Basilica and the church of Santo Domingo and the historic center of Lima.

Experience Lima your way and book the Free Walking Tour of Lima!

Tour Information

Price: Free
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Covid-19 measures: Our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations.


Do I need to print my reservation?
No. Just bring your booking confirmation e-mail on your smartphone!

How much should I tip?
If you enjoyed the experience, at the end of the tour you may tip your guide according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

How do I find the guide?
The guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the starting time as it may not be possible to meet the guide after the tour has already started.

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FAQs 🔎

What will I see during the Free Tour of Lima?

During the Free Tour of Lima, you’ll begin your exploration at the historic Gran Hotel Bolivar. The tour will lead you to the scenic San Martin Square, then you’ll journey down Jiron de la Union, a famous street known for its captivating architecture. The tour continues to iconic landmarks like Plaza de Armas, the Governmental Palace, and the Cathedral of Lima, shedding light on Lima’s rich history dating back to its foundation by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. As you traverse the city, your guide will impart the significance of Peruvian cuisine, offering suggestions for the best local dishes to try. The tour concludes with a tranquil walk around La Muralla Park, next to the San Francisco catacombs. This two-hour excursion offers a comprehensive snapshot of Lima’s historic center and cultural heritage.

How much should I tip my guide?

For free tours, the general principle of tipping is based on your satisfaction with the tour and your budget. A common practice could be in the range of 10 to 50 Peruvian Soles per person, depending on the quality of the tour, the guide’s performance, and your budget. Of course, if you feel that the guide went above and beyond, you could tip more as a token of appreciation.

Keep in mind that these amounts are just suggestions, and you should adjust your tip according to your level of satisfaction with the tour. It’s always a good idea to carry some small bills to make tipping easier.

How do I find the guide?

Head to Gran Hotel Bolívar and arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Keep an eye out for a group gathering, as there could be fellow tour participants. By arriving early and being attentive to signs and group dynamics, you’ll easily find your guide and be ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through Lima.

What is the meeting point of the Free Tour of Lima?

The meeting point is outside Gran Hotel Bolívar.

How long does the Free Tour of Lima last?

The Free Tour of Lima lasts around 2 hours.

Where does the Free Tour of Lima end?

The Free Tour of Lima finishes by the San Francisco catacombs.

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