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Soak up the sensory splendor of Quito. The restored architecture and colonial buildings of the Centro Historico landed the town a nod as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its stunning setting amid snow-capped peaks in the Andean Valley make this tour an unforgettable dose of authentic Ecuador.

After being picked up from your hotel, make your way through the La Mariscal district to the colonial heart of the city. Founded in 1534 over the ruins of an ancient Inca city, Quito's Old Town has undergone incredible revitalization projects in recent decades.

On top of El Panecillo, marvel at the 148-foot (45-m) statue of a towering Madonna. From this elevated vantage point, you can take in sweeping views over both the old and new parts of the city.

At the 16th-century Church and Monastery of St. Francis, admire the sprawling structure. This is the largest architectural ensemble of the Latin American colonies. Then make your way to the massive neo-Gothic Basílica del Voto Nacional; legend holds that the world will end the day this church is fully finished.

From the striking white Cathedral of Quito, look out over the sprawling Plaza de la Independencia to the Palacio de Carondelet, the colonnaded Renaissance building that is the seat of the Ecuadorian government.

Finally, take in the fantastic Baroque exterior of La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. This is Quito's most ornate church and arguably its most beautiful.

Soak up the sensory splendor of Quito. The restored architecture and colonial buildings of the Centro Historico landed the town a nod as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its stunning setting amid snow-capped peaks in the Andean Valley make this tour an unforgettable dose of authentic Ecuador.

After being picked up from your hotel, make your way through the La Mariscal district to the colonial heart of the city. Founded in 1534 over the ruins of an ancient Inca city, Quito's Old Town has undergone incredible revitalization projects in recent decades.

On top of El Panecillo, marvel at the 148-foot (45-m) statue of a towering Madonna. From this elevated vantage point, you can take in sweeping views over both the old and new parts of the city.

At the 16th-century Church and Monastery of St. Francis, admire the sprawling structure. This is the largest architectural ensemble of the Latin American colonies. Then make your way to the massive neo-Gothic Basílica del Voto Nacional; legend holds that the world will end the day this church is fully finished.

From the striking white Cathedral of Quito, look out over the sprawling Plaza de la Independencia to the Palacio de Carondelet, the colonnaded Renaissance building that is the seat of the Ecuadorian government.

Finally, take in the fantastic Baroque exterior of La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. This is Quito's most ornate church and arguably its most beautiful.

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City Tour

Activity/Location

Quito

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Quito


Highlights

  • Sights, sounds & sensations of Quito's bustling Old Town

  • UNESCO-designated buildings & colonial architecture

  • Centuries-old church & monastery of the St. Francis complex

  • Neo-Gothic Basílica del Voto Nacional & Baroque la Compania

  • Knowledgeable guide sharing history, culture & folklore


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Quito

  • Admission to El Panecillo

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Quito hotels

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Admission fees to churches


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Quito, Ecuador