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Life and death in the City of Kings - Unique experience! provided by Peruvian Worldview

Life and death in the City of Kings - Unique experience!

Life and death in the City of Kings - Unique experience!
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
A unique and different experience! Discover the history of Peru, through death, visiting the famous colonial catacombs built under the churches and the general cemetery "Presbítero Maestro", built in 1808, which is the oldest public cemetery in America with more than 700 mausoleums! We will learn the history of Peru chronologically, visiting the Plaza de Armas of Lima to talk about the founding of the City of Kings by Francisco Pizarro and how the city evolved into the most magnificent city in Latin America. Visit the convent of San Francisco, the largest in Lima and its catacombs to discover what life was like for the citizens of the colonial era. Finish the tour discovering one of the hidden treasures of Lima, the Matías Maestro cemetery and its beautiful neoclassical mausoleums. Visit the pavilion of suicides, the crypt of heroes and more!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • 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.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 148831P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to the Catacombs
  • Entrance tickets to the Presbítero Maestro Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Presbítero Matías Maestro
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Miraflores, Barranco or San Isidro
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to the Catacombs
  • Entrance tickets to the Presbítero Maestro Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Presbítero Matías Maestro
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Miraflores, Barranco or San Isidro
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cementerio Presbitero Matias Maestro
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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This was a fantastic to hear. You start out for the best rate in a very high-class bus from your hotel to the Sittercity, you get to see the central plaza in old town which is marvelous. Unfortunately, due to Covid, it was closed he could not walk through it but you could see it from all angles from the sides. Architecture was fantastic and meet for some great photos. He then proceeded to an old church and get a tour of the church, followed by the catacombs underneath with your full of bones from several hundred years. This is a fascinating tour underneath the church, through old brick lined tunnels and passages.

After that, a bus ride again. You go to an old abandoned cemetery which is absolutely beautiful. In other cities, they would charge a huge amount to tour these lovely statuary and old Graves. Arturo was able to point out interesting characters from the history of Peru buried here. This included several past presidents, and other large mausoleums which were amazing to see.

Whole tour was about 45 hours and definitely money well spent. One of most beautiful parts of the city, and apparently no one goes here – we were the only people on the cemetery part of the tour in the entire cemetery, which seems to be miles in each dimension. I would say this is a don’t miss tour.
Written August 1, 2021
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Peruvian Worldview
ppytam
ppytam
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Super fun tour
We really enjoyed the tour with Manuel! He is super knowledgeable and has many stories to tell throughout the tour.
ashleighh978
ashleighh978
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Knowledge Guide
My guide was very kind and knowledgeable. She showed me around the city and let me do what I wanted to to.
GrahamP113
GrahamP113
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Great hidden gem
Casa aliaga, was all that we completed on this tour. However as the oldest building in South America it is worth sp
CarolleeR62
CarolleeR62
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Full day Lima with Peruvian Worldviews
Lucas was a phenomenal and knowledgeable tour guide. We saw and learned so much about Lima and the culture of Peru
MaliFamily
MaliFamily
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Great tour of the market with Lucas!
My grown son and I visited the local fruit and veggie market, as we were curious about Peruvian food. There were s
Ali921
Ali921
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Absolutely brilliant
Picked up at 6am promptly. Drove out of the city before stopping for breakfast which is included. Walked round the
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