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City Sightseeing Lima Panoramic Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Lima

City Sightseeing Lima Panoramic Bus Tour
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City Sightseeing Lima Panoramic Bus Tour
By City Sightseeing Lima
Exploring Lima, one of South America’s biggest and busiest cities, independently can be a challenge. Step aboard an open-top bus so you can easily see the Peruvian capital’s top sights such as Cathedral Basilica of St. John and the Plaza de Armas, learning about Lima's rich history along the way with your included audio guide. Choose from three daytime tours—the historic tour, Barranco and Miraflores, and the city tour—or the Night and Fountains tour, which includes entry to the Magical Circuit of Water.
from
$32.00
per adult

Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
24h
English, Spanish

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See Lima’s top sights like the Huaca Pucllana and Plaza de Armas with ease
  • Open-top bus with panoramic picture windows offer sweeping city views
  • Learn about Lima’s rich history via your onboard audio guide
  • Choose from four different tour options to suit your interests and schedule
What to expect
Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening bus tour, and meet your driver in central Lima. Then hop aboard your open-top double-decker bus and begin your city sightseeing tour.  On a morning or afternoon tour, see top sights including the Cathedral Basilica of St. John, the Huaca Pucllana—pyramids dating to AD 500—the Municipal Palace of Lima, and the Plaza de Armas (aka Plaza Mayor). Visit the sacred Monastery of San Francisco (Convento de San Francisco) and admire the baroque architecture for which it is famous. Your audio guide provides colorful backstories while you take it all in through the bus’s panoramic picture windows. Then continue to Love Park (Parque del Amor), where your tour ends with fine views over the Pacific Ocean. On the evening tour, admire these same attractions illuminated at night. See the city sparkle against the dark sky, and catch the impressive Magical Circuit of Water fountain show at Parque de la Reserva.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Lima’s top sights like the Huaca Pucllana and Plaza de Armas with ease
  • Open-top bus with panoramic picture windows offer sweeping city views
  • Learn about Lima’s rich history via your onboard audio guide
  • Choose from four different tour options to suit your interests and schedule
What to expect
Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening bus tour, and meet your driver in central Lima. Then hop aboard your open-top double-decker bus and begin your city sightseeing tour.  On a morning or afternoon tour, see top sights including the Cathedral Basilica of St. John, the Huaca Pucllana—pyramids dating to AD 500—the Municipal Palace of Lima, and the Plaza de Armas (aka Plaza Mayor). Visit the sacred Monastery of San Francisco (Convento de San Francisco) and admire the baroque architecture for which it is famous. Your audio guide provides colorful backstories while you take it all in through the bus’s panoramic picture windows. Then continue to Love Park (Parque del Amor), where your tour ends with fine views over the Pacific Ocean. On the evening tour, admire these same attractions illuminated at night. See the city sparkle against the dark sky, and catch the impressive Magical Circuit of Water fountain show at Parque de la Reserva.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5694LIM
Important information
Inclusions
  • Audio commentary available in English and Spanish
  • City Tour inclusions - 4 hour panoramic tour, entry to Lima Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Please join the Panoramic Tour and the Panoramic Night & Fountains Tour at the Larcomar Shopping Centre. Location Address: Larcomar (Shopping Centre) Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores, 15074, Peru This is also the departure point for the City Sightseeing Lima Panoramic Night & Fountains Tour.  Return Location: At the end of the tour, the bus returns to the starting point, the Larcomar.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • City Tour: departs daily at 9:15am and 2:15pm. Duration - 4 hours
  • Paper voucher is required for this tour
  • Be advised that this is a panoramic tour, not a hop-on hop-off service
  • Note that the Museum of Religious Art in Lima Cathedral is closed on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings and religious/public holidays. For these days, the City Tour will include the Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo instead.
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Audio commentary available in English and Spanish
  • City Tour inclusions - 4 hour panoramic tour, entry to Lima Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Please join the Panoramic Tour and the Panoramic Night & Fountains Tour at the Larcomar Shopping Centre. Location Address: Larcomar (Shopping Centre) Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores, 15074, Peru This is also the departure point for the City Sightseeing Lima Panoramic Night & Fountains Tour.  Return Location: At the end of the tour, the bus returns to the starting point, the Larcomar.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • City Tour: departs daily at 9:15am and 2:15pm. Duration - 4 hours
  • Paper voucher is required for this tour
  • Be advised that this is a panoramic tour, not a hop-on hop-off service
  • Note that the Museum of Religious Art in Lima Cathedral is closed on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings and religious/public holidays. For these days, the City Tour will include the Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo instead.
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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37 reviews
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Stan L
San Luis Obispo3 contributions
The tour provided a quick overview of some of the sites of Lima, including some time to walk around the cathedral, so the content was good. The bus engine is loud so it’s difficult to hear the narration of the guide, although she had excellent English and did a good job throughout the tour so this is not her fault. Something to note if you take this tour: there are many lovely trees throughout the city but because the bus is open sometimes the branches come whipping towards your face so be very alert or take an aisle seat instead.
Written June 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oscar Enrique Alvarenga Maldonado
Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras54 contributions
The bus never showed up at Larcomar, even though I was there 25 minutes beforehand, and they never even have the courtesy of letting anyone know it was cancelled. I definitely advise against this hideous and rude company, they ruined my last day in Lima.
Written October 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WanderLust406
Missoula, MT190 contributions
This is quantified as a hop on/hop off your and states you can begin and end at any site listed. However, when I called the office half an hour past the scheduled pickup time I was told I had to be at a specific location.

That was not made clear, my time was wasted and the company has yet to respond to my request for a refund. Go with Hauka tours instead, they pick you up and offer the same sites.
Written December 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DABS1
Scarborough, UK10 contributions
Sep 2019
I stayed in Lima for 2 days after a business trip and chose this, as have used City Sightseeing in other places previously and found them to be good quality.

I did both the night and day tours on separate days and enjoyed them both, the commentary was in English and Spanish ad pointed out the key sights on both, although one of the guides was more a bit informative than the other. Both tours gave an opportunity to get off and explore for an hour or so in different parts of the city.

I did read that some guests found it hard to find the pick up point near the Larcomar shopping centre, so I gave myself plenty of time but found it quite easily near the taxi rank.
Written October 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kd1028
Placida, FL49 contributions
Aug 2019
The itinerary was good, the timing was fine, the bus was fine... BUT.... the supposedly English speaking guide really was not really bilingual... she spoke English somewhat then kept throwing in Spanish when she didn't know the English word and ran the English translation right into the Spanish version. I don't think I understood 20% of what she said. I would NOT book this tour if you do not understand Spanish...
Written September 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Edwin Reyes
Lynn, MA45 contributions
During the day it's not as good. Now at night it's beautiful. The bus has this neon color, see below there is also the magical water fountains that light up at night. So for the same price you get twice as much. BE SMART
Written June 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mar
Nairobi, Kenya44 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
First off, finding the bus was a challenge. It said to meet in front of Casino Miraflores which doesn't exist on googlemaps. Secondly, it is a yellow Turibus which says "Hop on Hop off" and had a closed roof, so I just assumed it was a different company because the photo here is red and open top. But I asked the bus driver who told me the yellow one was the right one but I had to go down into the mall to get another ticket to be able to get on. I was with elderly people and it was a lot of runaround which seemed unnecessary. Then the guide we had spoke in English and Spanish, but it was very hard to tell when she was transitioning from one language to the other and she did not translate everything in both languages. She also did not look around to see if the English speakers were in earshot when she started speaking in English. She also seemed to be completely unaware of where the group was and ensuring they all were together. I would suggest using recordings for all the explanations and the guide just to make sure you get around places and back.
Lastly, the Lima trip was 90% sitting in traffic. I would definitely not recommend it to a friend.
Written October 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robyn W
57 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I bought this off trip advisor, and headed to the spot, saw the bus and approached. I showed them my email, and they asked me to forward my confirmation receipt to them, and they let me on. The tour was informative but we bypassed some great areas. Once it was over, i saw the red bus labeled City Sightseeing...so what is the truth? the red bus wasn't there at the time, so i got on the turismo bus...kinda scary
Written September 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diana N
7 contributions
Friendly and chose great places to tour, but from 2:15-6:50pm, they provided no time to stop for food, or even water. If you stop for food they will leave you. They also should not go to the monastery last because we were in traffic for 1.5 hours on the way back to Miraflores. It is best to pay more for a tour that provides more rest stops.
Written June 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AustraliaPablo
Wellington, New Zealand69 contributions
The one-off bus travel is convenient but it's all a bit too relaxed. Headphones don't work. Over one hour wait at some stops. Probably a better way to see Lima. But do take the cable car to top of mountain.
Written December 9, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Maggie C
Maggie C
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Best introduction to Lima and its landmarks
The yellow Turibus was superb. Comfortable, punctual start, with knowledgeable tour guides and went through several
Willam B
Willam B
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Terrible service
Where do I start, how about how the buses are so rare you can be left waiting for well over an hour, or the fact th
Peter W
Peter W
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An interesting city tour experience
We had a half day tour of Lima, Peru, in early October 2017. Our guide, Alfredo, was professional, informative, kno
experto11
experto11
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No no and no
Definitely do not get in there. You will be seeing dirty streets, taxis honking, smog and all kind of abandoned bui
abbydood
abbydood
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Need to upgrade sound system!!!!
We had a very hard time finding the location to purchase tickets. the website gave us very little information. When
bcenters1972
bcenters1972
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Just don't
As others have correctly reviewed, this old, smelly bus sat in traffic most of the 4 hours we were on. No place to
gsmith919
gsmith919
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Go off the beaten path and enjoy a stay in Lima
For a pleasant experience, stay in San Isidro and/or Barranco. Walking these neighborhoods is easy and enjoyable. M
James W
James W
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Night tour
Was an ok tour and the nighttime aspect was cool. Seeing all the buildings lit up and people in streets and parks.
indochinanomads
indochinanomads
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Great day on Sunday!
It worth to go visit Plaza de Lamas- Down town with music ban and also beautiful performance of the parade perhap i
Jo C C
Jo C C
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City touring by taxi
Stayed in Lima for 4 days staying in another brilliant airbnb apartment. Fantastic city but much bigger and spread
Veronica L
Veronica L
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Awesome Water Laser Show
It was beautiful laser lights and accompanied with symphony and indigenous music. With the double decker bus.
TAMAN1951
TAMAN1951
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Shot and Sweet
We were able to touch the highlights in a fairly short period of time. Not too much walking and the pace kept it i
Simon29642
Simon29642
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One of the very best cities
We went round LIMA. in some of the central districts like Miraflores, San Idro (spelling).. The central park was a
brian_uk12000
brian_uk12000
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Great tour
Arranged our tour through Pachamama tours. Our guide Omar was really informative and clearly enjoyed his job. He an
Arthur K
Arthur K
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Nice but short trip
The city is pretty magical. Especially the older part. The tour guide new a lot about the city and the various attr
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