Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
Then, follow your guide to the heart of Old Town -- Independence Plaza. Walk around the plaza while admiring the impressive Independence Monument, the Archbishop's Palace and the Government Palace. Learn about the significance of these buildings from your guide as you walk through the plaza.
From there, head to the Monastery of San Francisco. This large, ancient building takes up two city blocks and is a must-see attraction. Tour the chapel and convent while hearing stories and legends of the impressive building from your guide.
- Professional guide
- Chocolate-making session and tasting
- Ice cream
- Entry/Admission - San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 6 years old
- For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
This was a fabulous tour with a passionate, knowledgeable tour guide. He took us to some unusual hidden spots, for example showing us a great sculpting demonstration and a chocolate-making demonstration.
Pablo was an excellent guide. He gave us the political, historical and economic background of Ecuador. As we walked he told us so much interesting information as we went through the sites and side streets. It could not have been better! Joyce N.
Old world charm and an interesting guide makes this tour worthwhile. Sampling local food also a very enjoyable aspect to this tour.
Great tour! Fun and knowledgeable guide, and loved the chocolate.
Pablo was amazing! He could/should be a university lecturer. We all were impressed by the volume of information he shared about history of Ecuador, comparative analysis of colonial activity in other countries at the same time periods, how the different Catholic orders and competing religious groups affected the growth of Quito. It was really fascinating and delivered in a very dynamic style that kept the group including our 2 teenagers engaged--and that was really only the first half of the tour. The subsequent ice cream and chocolate stops were delicious and a lot of fun. Friends at home were very happy to receive their scrumptious artisanal chocolates as souvenirs.