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Quito City Tour
  • English English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Immerse yourself in Latin America's colonial past exploring its best-preserved city. Discover the beautiful historic buildings of Quito on this guided city tour.

Quito City Tour Itinerary

On the day of your tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel, ready to begin exploring the most emblematic sights of the Ecuadorian capital. Hop on board an original-style trolleybus and head to the north of the city, discovering its most important commercial areas.

After seeing contemporary Quito, you'll make your way into the historic heart of the city for a different perspective. You'll soon see why this was one of the first places to be declared a World Heritage Site. The first place on your guided tour of the centre will be a building that stands out against the city's skyline: the Basilica of the National Vow. This magnificent Neo-Gothic-style church is reminiscent of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral.

Filled with its history, we'll head to the Panecillo Hill, and as well as seeing the Monument to the Virgin of El Panecillo up close, you'll enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Quito.

You'll then reach the Plaza de la Independencia, also known to locals as Plaza Grande, the city's main square and home to some of its most important buildings, including the green-domed Quito Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Archbishop's Palace. The nearby Compañía Church is another highlight of this area. Considered by many to be Ecuador's most beautiful place of worship, the building's interior is sumptuously decorated with ornate carvings and gold leaf.

Our tour of the romantic Ronda neighbourhood then continues, and here we can find a great selection of artisanal shops. Then, following four hours tour discovering Quito's cultural and architectural treasures, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel or the Galería Equador.

Hotel pick up

This tour includes a pick up and drop off service for the main hotels in Quito: Sheraton, Dann Carlton, NH Collection, Swissotel, Holiday Inn, Mercure Alameda, Reina Isabel, Nu House, J.W. Marriott, Howard Johnson and Hilton. If your accommodation is not listed here, the meeting point will be at the Holiday Inn.

If your hotel is not on this list, or you would prefer to meet the tour at the main meet point, you should make your way to the Galería Equador (on the corner of Reina Victoria N24 - 263 and Lizardo García).

Price

Adults Children under 3 years old
US$ 15
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 15
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

4 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by trolleybus.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to the Panecillo viewpoint.

Not included

Entrance to churches.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (6:15 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 15
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.