Private Quito City Tour with Panecillo´s Hill, and main churches

Badge of ExcellenceQuito, Ecuador
Private Half Day Tour Old District Quito

From USD 79.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in Quito’s colonial past during this 4-hour tour of the city’s Old District and major historic sights. Explore the top attractions of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, including the churches of San Francisco and La Compañía, its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and government palace. You’ll also enjoy postcard-worthy views of the city from Panecillo Hill and learn about Quito’s history, food and culture from your guide. This half-day tour of Quito also covers entrance fees at La Compañía and San Francisco church and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Take a half-day tour of Quito's Old District
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center of Quito, one of the best-preserved in the world
  • Explore historic religious buildings including La Compañía church and San Francisco church
  • See Quito's Independence Plaza and Government Palace
  • Check out fantastic views of the city from Panecillo Hill

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito.
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Certified English / Spanish speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to la Compañia Church, Chocolate tasting
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Hotel pick up/drop outside of the city has an extra charge of USD $35

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

What To Expect

Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plaza de Santa Domingo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Basilica del Voto Nacional

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Calle La Ronda

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

La Virgen del Panecillo

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Latin Adventures Cía Ltda

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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26 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 26 reviews
Great Old town city tour
Lisa_N, Sept 2022
I accidentally booked the tour for the wrong day, but one phone call snd they got us all taken care of! Our guide was exceptional and we had a wonderful time!
Perfect tour to learn the history of Quito!
Debra_T, July 2022
Diego was so knowledgeable and kind. He really made the tour unforgettable! The history! Could have spent several days!!
Quito Old Town Tour
Sandra_B, Apr 2022
Diego was a great guide. He provided a great deal of information about the sites visited as well as the city itself. The pace was ideal as one of us was having difficulty breathing. The chocolate factory was a great ending.
Great Overview of Quito
Douglas_M, Feb 2022
Our guide, Fabian, met us at the scheduled time and location, had a good driver, Dante, with him, and escorted us around the city by car and walking. Fabian is friendly, communicates well, and had an in-depth knowledge of the architecture and religious art works which we viewed.
Private Tour with Carlos
Greg, Nov 2020
Great day with Carlos. Four of us on a private tour. Hit all the highlights and had a great meal. Carlos was a great guide fluent in English and Spanish. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Thank you for your good review! We try to do the best with our customers who visit Quito. I hope we can assist you again on your next trip to Ecuador
Quito Tour
Beth W, Aug 2019
Excellent Tour - Recommended the best to see in Quito in a half day. Informative and a nice friendly guide. Made us feel welcome and relaxed. Recommended a good restaurant.
Half day tour in old district Quito
Jane_W, Apr 2019
The tour exceeded my expectations. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the visit to Quito memorable. I highly recommend this tour.
A Tour of the Historic Center of Quito
David_L, Dec 2018
This was our first visit to South America. We stopped in Quito on our way to the Galapagos Islands. We had a lovely tour with Anna Marie! She was thorough, answered all of our questions and gave us excellent recommendations for dining.
Ivan the great
Charlotte_M, Nov 2018
Great tour by Ivan. We had a good taste of what Quito is all about. Nice relaxing pace. Very imformative.
Excellent Tour
Lawrence C, July 2018
Although of course short at half a day, this was an excellent tour. Our guide, Gabriel, was both enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He made it a very enjoyable and worthwhile time.
Fabian was extremely knowledgable...
Don F, Mar 2018
Fabian was extremely knowledgable about all of the sites and history of Quito and Ecuador. He provided numerous insights that would not be possible using a guide book and the informational signs at the sites. Very good tour!
Our guide Jose was great! He was...
David H, Sept 2017
Our guide Jose was great! He was very knowledgeable, spoke fluent English and took us to many attractions in the Old Town. He also took us to two viewing overlooks that are not part of or accessible by commercial tours. His wealth of information and enthusiasm made the tour really enjoyable and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour.
This tour was fantastic! Our guide...
Patricia M, Sept 2017
This tour was fantastic! Our guide was warm, knowledgeable and personable. I learned so much about Equador, it's culture, economy, history without feeling overwhelmed. I highly recommend this tour!
This tour was a great way to view...
Nancy L, Apr 2017
This tour was a great way to view Quito and to learn some of the history of Quito and Ecuador. Tour guide Francisco was very knowledgeable and friendly. We drove up to Panecillo Hill for spectacular views of the city and great photo opportunities. We then drove to the Old Town for a walking tour including La Ronda Street, La Compañía church, San Francisco church, Independence Plaza, etc. We even got to see a religious procession through the streets. Very interesting and enjoyable tour, and worthwhile to learn some of the history, which we probably would not have learned on our own without the guide.
I think our guides name was Fabio...
Jacqueline_G, Sept 2016
I think our guides name was Fabio and he was fabulous. His knowledge of history was phenomenal. We really enjoyed our tour with him. A very nice person as well.
What a fabulous way to see all the...
Lynne T, July 2016
What a fabulous way to see all the sites of Quito. We opted for the private tour and would highly recommend it. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took us on an in depth tour of Quito. If you only have time for one tour this would be it.
Excellent guide who knew a lot about...
Edward_G, Apr 2016
Excellent guide who knew a lot about the city and made us feel that he cared about what he was doing for us and trying to make it special . Took us to a nice restaurant and explained the menu which has helped us when we have been to other restaurants later. A great day!

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