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The Original Quito City Tour in Trolley with Hotel Pick-up

by Gray Line Ecuador
per traveler Price is $15
Duration: 5h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Chance to see Quito's main historical sights in one tour

  • Unique tour on a trolley resembling a 20th-century tram

  • Basilica del Voto Nacional & Plaza de la Independencia

  • Stunning panoramic views from famous, Mirador El Panecillo

  • Seeing Iglesia de la Compañía's awe-inspiring golden altar

Highlights

  • Chance to see Quito's main historical sights in one tour

  • Unique tour on a trolley resembling a 20th-century tram

  • Basilica del Voto Nacional & Plaza de la Independencia

  • Stunning panoramic views from famous, Mirador El Panecillo

  • Seeing Iglesia de la Compañía's awe-inspiring golden altar

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8:20 AM, Historic Quito Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$15

Total price is $15, taxes included

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The Original Quito City Tour in Trolley with Hotel Pick-up

Activity Location

Quito

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • GALERIA ECUADOR

    Reina Victoria Lizardo García

    Quito 170143


Description

Board the comfortable City Explorer trolley—a replica of the 20th-century trollies—to discover Quito’s vast historical heritage.

Starting in the northern part of the city, the red trolley takes you to the enchanting historic center. The vehicle resembles the emblematic trams that used to characterize the traffic in 20th-century Quito.

Visit to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where we will make a brief stop for an explanation of its facade, to later move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the “Winged Virgin”, where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Later we will continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city and full of history, from where we will walk to the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañía church.

We will finish our tour meeting the traditional La Ronda neighborhood, in whose romantic setting we can find workshops where our visitors will learn with a group of authentic artisans, how their works are elaborated, and trades of yesteryear that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city. (Entrance to churches are not included).

At the end of the tour you can visit an exclusive handicraft shop of Ecuadorian producers from different cultures of the country, and return to the hotel on your own or have free time for lunch (not included) in the Zona Rosa of the city known as La Mariscal, to continue in the afternoon optionally with our excursions: “Authentic Middle of the World Tour” or “Authentic Markets & Capilla del Hombre Tour” or “Quito’s Street Food & Art” or “Urban Legends of Quito at Night”, and to know deeply, because Quito was the first city in the World to be declared a World Heritage Site.

NOTE: “In the afternoon tour, you will not visit the Panecillo viewpoint”.

Regular services (SIB) depart and return only from the following Hotels: Mon to Sat AM: Sheraton 7:30, Dann Carlton 7:32, Wyndham Garden 7:40, KAIA 7:55, Swissotel 7:58, JW Marriott 8:08, Holiday Inn 8:10, Amazon River 8: 15, Galeria Ecuador 8:20, Nu House 8:22, Reina Isabel 8:24, Mercure Alameda 8:28, Hilton Colon 8:30


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Quito

  • Admission to El Panecillo viewpoint

  • Pickup point is from GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García)


Exclusions

  • Admission to visited churches


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Pickup point is from GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García). Please arrange pickup from this place or the select hotels when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • In the afternoon tour, you will not visit the Panecillo viewpoint.


The Original Quito City Tour in Trolley with Hotel Pick-up ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

4/5 Sep 25, 2019

It was interesting. The guide was knowledgeable of the city's hitory and gave us many opportunities to take pictures and recommended many great place to visit or eat if you wished to after the tour. We felt very safe even at the top of the Panecillo viewpoint.

5/5 Jan 31, 2019

Very informative tour of old Quito and the history of the city and province. Maria was a great guide. Beautiful buildings, time for pictures and some shopping. We would recommend this to anyone.

Timothy C

United States