There’s more to Lima than plazas and pisco sours. This is a city with a bohemian vibe, killer street food scene, and non-stop nightlife. Get a history lesson along with your cocktail as you explore the soul of the city and discover Lima ’s oldest bars and best food stalls.
See a different side of downtown Lima. The city is already adored for its beautiful plazas, balconies, and colonial buildings, but we’re going to take you out to experience the local food and nightlife. Lima is best known for ceviche and pisco sours, but the city has far more to offer — and we’re going to take you out to experience it! Our Lima tour takes you to one of Lima’s most popular streets for a few bites of street food, as well as some of Lima’s most historical bars.
We’ll start at the fountain of the main plaza of Lima, the Plaza de Armas, which has been a meeting point for Limeños since colonial times. You’ll hear anecdotes of the nightlife of old Lima as we head out to explore the district.
Your first stop will be the longest-running bar in Peru, famed not just for its age, but for the many presidents and politicians who have visited it over the years.
From there, it’s time to eat! We’ll walk a few blocks away to a dynamic area well-known for the many vendors of anticuchos (beef hearts), picarones (small donuts), and other traditional Limeñan street food. You’ll become an expert in Peruvian snacks as you sample a number of dishes (good for soaking up the alcohol that will continue to come).
Your Lima tour will head along one of the busiest pedestrian streets in the city and straight into an old, haunted German bar, famous for its live piano music and the ghost of its original owner — who is said to still play the piano each night.
From there, we’ll take you a nearby traditional 1920s bar, which got its start as a small grocery store: Limeños would buy their groceries and stop for a drink while they were there. This bar also prepares its own pisco, and it’s here that you’ll learn all the many drinks that can be made from pisco (hint: way more than just sours).
Your Lima tour will end back at the main plaza San Martín, and we’ll help you secure a taxi to get back to your hotel or to your next destination.