1. Ecuador
  2. Pichincha
  3. Quito

Quito: Historic Day and Night Tour

Product ID: 221622
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Visit some of the most important historic sites in Quito in the day and also experience them at night.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:20 AM
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Spanish, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Quito on board a replica of a historic tram
  • Take in views of Quito from the Mirador del Panecillo
  • See the illuminated churches of Quito's historic centre at night
Full description
During the course of this tour, you'll get to know the people and places of Quito, as your guide explains to you the cultural heritage of the city. You'll travel in a historic tram, similar to those that could be found in Quito in the 20th century.

Firstly, you'll visit the historic centre of Quito, one of the largest and best-preserved sites in South America. Then, make your way to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, making a brief stop during which you'll be able to climb it's high domes. Following this, you'll head to the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city where a statue of the Winged Virgin is located. Take some time to admire the beautiful landscape of Quito. Then, you'll continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, a place full of history.

The historical and political centre of the city is to be found at the Plaza Grande, which is surrounded by innumerable attractions including the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañía church. This part of the tour will finish in the traditional La Ronda neighbourhood, in whose romantic setting you can find workshops and learn from local artisans. Find out how their works are created and gain an insight into the trades of yesteryear, which keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city. 

Urban Legends of Quito at night:

The nighttime tour will begin in the northern part of the city. You'll get to visit the more commercial areas, where you can find most of Quito's hotels and nightlife. Then, you'll head to the historic centre to admire the churches and historic buildings illuminated at night. The tour will continue to Mirador del Panecillo, where you can take in stunning views of Quito.

At the end of the tour, you may wish to go to one of the local nightlife spots or to one of the recommended restaurants or simply return to your hotel.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off from select hotels
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrances fees to churches
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Tour departs from the following Quito hotels: Rio Amazonas, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Garden, Kaia, Mercure Alameda, Hilton Colon, Swissotel. If you are not staying at these hotels, your pick up will be at GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García) Wednesday to Saturday: 8:20 AM - City Tour Quito Wednesday to Saturday: 7:20 PM - Urban Legends of Quito at night

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The tour departs from the following hotels: Rio Amazonas, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Garden, Kaia, Mercure Alameda, Hilton Colon, Swissotel. If you're not staying at one of these hotels, your pick-up will be at GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García).

From US$ 35 per person

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Product ID: 221622