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Quito City Tour
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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 15
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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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 around Quito. We'll board an original trolleybus, a replica of the trams used around the city until the 20th century, and head to the modern area of the city, before going to the historic centre named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Our first stop on the tour 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. If you carry out this tour on a Monday, you'll have the chance to see the Changing of the Guard. 

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).

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Adults Children under 3 years old
US$ 15
  • Adults

    US$ 15
  • Children under 3 years old


* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 16 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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5 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.


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?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 15
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

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.