1. Ecuador
  2. Pichincha
  3. Quito

Historic Quito and Craft Beer Tour

Product ID: 221640
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Visit the largest and best preserved Historic Center of South America, experience the traditional trades and understand the culture's Quito. Then take an original Quito craft beer tour that celebrates the art of beer making.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:20 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the churches and colonial monuments of the historic center
  • Take in views of colonial and modern Quito from the Mirador del Panecillo
  • Enjoy a beer tasting of the best Quito has to offer
Full description
First enjoy a visit to the historic center, the largest and best preserved in South America, in a replica trolley, learn how these circulated in Quito in the last century. Visit to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you will be able to climb up to its high domes, and later move towards the Panecillo viewpoint. This iconic place in the city, is renowned for its beauty, near by there is also a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city which is full of history.

Enjoy a walk to the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, where you will pass by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañía church. Then experience the traditional La Ronda neighborhood, in whose romantic setting, traditional workshops can be found. Here you will learn from a group of authentic artisans, how their works are informed from traditions, and the importance of trades from yesteryear that keep alive the cultural charms of this city.

Quito is recognized as the first city to brew beer in South America, in the sixteenth century, 1566 religious orders injected the beer gene in the Quiteño people, which has awakened again in the 21st century. On this tour, learn about the passion Quito has, and with great care how the culture have crafted their unique beers. This part of the tour starts from selected hotels or at the starting point in the area of La Mariscal. Where you will walk to the first Pub located in a traditional neighborhood where a tasting will take place by a master brewer specialist. They will teach you to use all 5 senses to discover the flavors of craft beer. Then walk through the beautiful streets of the historic center until you reach the next stop, the former craft breweries of the city. Here you will continue enjoying the pleasures of beer and understand more about its processes.

Includes
  • Starting point pickup and drop-off
  • Professional Guide
  • Beer tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrances
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point: Reina Victoria N24-263, Quito 170143, Ecuador

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From US$ 64 per person

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Gray Line Ecuador

Product ID: 221640