Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
from USD $89.10
Visit the Old Town Quito and discover some of the city's most historic buildings as well as the local food culture on this full-day walking tour! Tour the Monastery of San Francisco and learn about its impressive history from your expert guide. Admire the Independence Monument, Archbishop's Palace and Government Palace while at Independence Plaza. Plus taste and try to make authentic Ecuadorian chocolate.
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In Brief

Quito, Ecuador
4 hours
Daily, except Sunday
All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Family friendly
Led by a local guide
Important InfoInfo
Explore the historic district of Quito and enjoy authentic Ecuadorian foods on this full-day tour! Begin your adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Quito with your expert guide. Browse the central market, where you'll see a variety of goods including roses, exotic fruits, and local vegetables.

Then, follow your guide to the heart of Old Town -- Independence Plaza. Walk around the plaza while admiring the impressive Independence Monument, the Archbishop's Palace and the Government Palace. Learn about the significance of these buildings from your guide as you walk through the plaza.

From there, head to the Monastery of San Francisco. This large, ancient building takes up two city blocks and is a must-see attraction. Tour the chapel and convent while hearing stories and legends of the impressive building from your guide.


  • Professional guide
  • Chocolate-making session and tasting
  • Ice cream
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

Plaza Grande, Quito 170401, Ecuador

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years old
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a fabulous tour with a passionate, knowledgeable tour guide. He took us to some unusual hidden spots, for example showing us a great sculpting demonstration and a chocolate-making demonstration.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
Pablo was an excellent guide. He gave us the political, historical and economic background of Ecuador. As we walked he told us so much interesting information as we went through the sites and side streets. It could not have been better! Joyce N.
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
guide was very good, full of interesting details,ice cream flavours amazing , chocolate fantastic
• Submitted 06 Dec 2017
Great tour! Fun and knowledgeable guide, and loved the chocolate.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Pablo was amazing! He could/should be a university lecturer. We all were impressed by the volume of information he shared about history of Ecuador, comparative analysis of colonial activity in other countries at the same time periods, how the different Catholic orders and competing religious groups affected the growth of Quito. It was really fascinating and delivered in a very dynamic style that kept the group including our 2 teenagers engaged--and that was really only the first half of the tour. The subsequent ice cream and chocolate stops were delicious and a lot of fun. Friends at home were very happy to receive their scrumptious artisanal chocolates as souvenirs.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
This was a great tour to get all of the history of Ecuador and Quito. The Historic downtown is a must when visiting Quito. Pablo was very knowledgeable, answered all questions, and is obviously passionate about his country.
• Submitted 13 Jun 2017
We had a great day and enjoyed the trip. Highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2016
We had great tour in Old Town with a very knowledgeable guide.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2015
Our guide was beyond excellent, and gave my husband and I a thorough tour of Quito, along with a very good history lesson. We enjoyed every minute of it, and recommend our guide highly!
• Submitted 25 Nov 2015
The tour was a great experience. Our tour guide was excellent speaking fluent spanish and english. Would recommend this tour to anybody.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2015
• Submitted 25 May 2015
Excellent guide of great knowledge.
• Submitted 21 May 2015
• Submitted 04 Feb 2015
Wonderful market and walk in Old Town; knowledgable and interesting guide (Pablo) and delicious lunch!
• Submitted 23 Feb 2015
Excellent!!! Guide was very kind and I learned a lot about quito
• Submitted 24 Nov 2014
Tour guide was exceptionally well informed and connected with the local merchants so that he was able to provide some behind the scenes insider views of historic Quito.
• Submitted 20 Oct 2014
We had a fabulous walking tour with an excellent guide! The visit to the Mercardo Santa Clara was really fun and we were able to try a number of delicious fruits. We got a real sense of the history of Quito while walking around the Old Town. The churches were beautiful and it was fun to experience them through the stories of our guide. An outdoor lunch was the perfect ending to the day.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2014
Tour guide was fantastic. Lovely tour and lunch. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2014
Fantastic tour and guide!
• Submitted 20 Dec 2013
Very informative and organized tour. Juan was great.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2013
Great guide who was born in the city and knew the small speacial places.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2013
Byron was fun and informative as a guide.
• Submitted 26 May 2013
Only one on the tour and it was great.
• Submitted 16 May 2013
arrival transfer in Quito was like half of a Sight seeing tour. A very lovely english speaking girl gave me lots of information ; I appreciate it a lot because they were very useful .
• Submitted 23 Nov 2012

In Brief

Quito, Ecuador
4 hours
Daily, except Sunday
All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Family friendly
Led by a local guide