Half Day Tour in Old District Quito

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Half Day Tour in Old District Quito
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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

Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Country:
Ecuador
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
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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: Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, Venezuela y Espejo 715, Quito 170150 Ecuador

The Cathedral of Quito, is one of the most important churches in the city, its history dates back to 1535 after the Spanish foundation of Quito, began the trace of streets and the framing of apples, after the trace, this solar was given to the first priest of Quito, the priest Juan Rodriguez.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: El Sagrario, Gabriel Garcia Moreno y Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

This 17th-century church was once part of the nearby cathedral. It's a mishmash of different architectural styles, from baroque to neoclassical.

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

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral Metropolitana de Quito
  • Entry/Admission - El Sagrario

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please, let us know the name of your hotel, hostel or Airbnb for the pickup.

Note: Hotels outside of the city have 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

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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

Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Country:
Ecuador
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
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