Quito´s Half-Day Tour Old District including a visit to Panecillo´s Virgen

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Quito´s Half-Day Tour Old District including a visit to Panecillo´s Virgen
from USD $68.20
Join this 3 -hour tour in the Old District of Quito which have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage because of its historical buildings, churches, museums, and Plazas. Walkthrough narrow city streets as you make the best pictures to numerous city attractions and landmarks. Join us and enjoy to get to know about history, culture, and gastronomy of Quito and Ecuador.
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In Brief

Quito, Ecuador
3 hours 30 minutes
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Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador

It is a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. It is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150 Ecuador

The Church and Convent of San Francisco forms part of the City of Quito World Heritage Site, the first site ever inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1978. It is the oldest and most significant religious site in Ecuador.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Gabriel Garcia Moreno Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

It is the principal and central public square of Quito, Ecuador. This is the central square of the city and one of the symbols of the executive power of the nation. Its main feature is the monument to the independence heroes of August 10, 1809, date remembered as the First Cry of Independence of the Royal Audience of Quito from spanish monarchy.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Santa Domingo, Jose Valenti Domingo Espinar, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Santo Domingo church and monastery represent one of the most important religious structures in Quito. Its history is characterized by fortune. It began in 1880 with the arrival of a group of Italian priests who began a modernization process that included aesthetic changes in the temple.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Carchi 122 y Venezuela., Quito 170150 Ecuador

Basilica del Voto Nacional is one of the most important examples of neo Gothic arquitecture in Ecuador. The Basilica de Quito was blessed by Pope John Paul II on January 30, 1985, was officially opened on July 12, 1988.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Calle La Ronda, Juan de Dios Morales, Quito 170150 Ecuador

This is a narrow cobblestone street very famous among locals because it appears in many paintings and it was the craddle of several famous poems and songs. The street has recuperated its splendor and its is very popular for local people who come on fridays and saturday nights for drinking a traditional hot "canelazo" made of cinnamon with a liquor!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Virgen del Panecillo, Gral Miller y Patagonia ( Cerro Panecillo), Quito 170150 Ecuador

The Panecillo hill, where we find a huge figure of the Virgin of Legarda, emblem of Quito. Have a magnificent view of the city.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito. Outside of the city has extra charge
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Certified English / Spanish speaking guide
  • Private tour (If option is selected)
  • Entrance fee to la Compañia Chuch
  • Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick up/drop outside of the city has an extra charge

Returns To

Original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Excellent Tour - Recommended the best to see in Quito in a half day. Informative and a nice friendly guide. Made us feel welcome and relaxed. Recommended a good restaurant.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
This was our first visit to South America. We stopped in Quito on our way to the Galapagos Islands. We had a lovely tour with Anna Marie! She was thorough, answered all of our questions and gave us excellent recommendations for dining.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2018
Great tour by Ivan. We had a good taste of what Quito is all about. Nice relaxing pace. Very imformative.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2018
Although of course short at half a day, this was an excellent tour. Our guide, Gabriel, was both enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He made it a very enjoyable and worthwhile time.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
A great tour with a very friendly tour guide.
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018
Fabian was extremely knowledgable about all of the sites and history of Quito and Ecuador. He provided numerous insights that would not be possible using a guide book and the informational signs at the sites. Very good tour!
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
Our guide Jose was great! He was very knowledgeable, spoke fluent English and took us to many attractions in the Old Town. He also took us to two viewing overlooks that are not part of or accessible by commercial tours. His wealth of information and enthusiasm made the tour really enjoyable and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
This tour was fantastic! Our guide was warm, knowledgeable and personable. I learned so much about Equador, it's culture, economy, history without feeling overwhelmed. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
This tour was a great way to view Quito and to learn some of the history of Quito and Ecuador. Tour guide Francisco was very knowledgeable and friendly. We drove up to Panecillo Hill for spectacular views of the city and great photo opportunities. We then drove to the Old Town for a walking tour including La Ronda Street, La Compañía church, San Francisco church, Independence Plaza, etc. We even got to see a religious procession through the streets. Very interesting and enjoyable tour, and worthwhile to learn some of the history, which we probably would not have learned on our own without the guide.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017
I think our guides name was Fabio and he was fabulous. His knowledge of history was phenomenal. We really enjoyed our tour with him. A very nice person as well.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2016
What a fabulous way to see all the sites of Quito. We opted for the private tour and would highly recommend it. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took us on an in depth tour of Quito. If you only have time for one tour this would be it.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
Excellent guide who knew a lot about the city and made us feel that he cared about what he was doing for us and trying to make it special . Took us to a nice restaurant and explained the menu which has helped us when we have been to other restaurants later. A great day!
• Submitted 04 May 2016

In Brief

Quito, Ecuador
3 hours 30 minutes
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