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Private Sightseeing Tour Historic Centre Quito

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    What to Expect
    Your guide will be happy to meet you at 9 AM at your hotel and take you on this exciting excursion to Quito’s Historic Center. You will travel by private transportation as we are heading towards our first stop; the Basilica Church, better known as one of the largest Neo-Gothic churches of the Americas. Climbing one of the towers will reward you with an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and city.

    Next our private transportation will take you to the hart of the old town where we will park the car and continue on foot towards the Independance Square. The guide will happily share his knowledge about this important place and surrounding buildings, such as the Presidential Palace.

    Only one block away you will visit Quito’s most embellished church; La Compañia Church. With many beautiful wood carvings, gilded plaster and gold leaf decorations it is no wonder why this church is better known as one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque in South America.

    We continue on foot to the San Francisco Square where we can visit the San Francisco Church, home to over 3.500 pieces of colonial art and most notable, the city’s beloved 18th century sculpture of the Virgen of Quito.

    This private tour definitely ends on a high as for our last stop we will visit El Panecillo hill, which offers you a great view of the 45-meter high statue of the Virgen of Quito against the backdrop of all the amazing historic buildings you just visited.

    As the tour has come to an end the guide will be happy to give you some great lunch suggestions in the area or take you back to your hotel. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located hotels in Quito. Hotels outside of the city have an extra charge.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Original departure location. Drop-offs at any other point can generate an extra cost.
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to centrally located hotels in Quito
    • Professional bilingual Guide
    • Bottle of purified water
    • Entrance fees (La Basilica Church $ 2,- per person, La Compania Church $ 5,- per person, El Panecillo $ 1,- per person)
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • Hotel pick-off and drop-off outside of the city. The extra cost can range from $30 till $70 depending on the number of passengers and location
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Recommended minimum age is 12 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, but weather may vary so please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We took a half day tour to get introduced to the historic area of Quito. Christian is a great guide. He showed up in the right place at the right time. He has excellent English, was friendly, and tolerated our efforts to use the spanish we have been learning. We live in
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    My boyfriend and I booked this half day tour for our first morning in Quito, and were so happy we did! It helped us get oriented and was a wonderful introduction to the history and culture of the city. Coincidentally, it was also the morning of Good Friday, so there was a huge
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    The guide spoke very good English. He was knowledgeable and let me set the pace. I feel the time was well spent. He also gave me suggestions for the rest of my trip. A very good value.
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    Response from Andean R, Propietario at Private Sightseeing Tour Historic Centre Quito
    Responded 3 Apr 2018
    Dear Chad, first of all we like to thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience with other travelers. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your private city tour in Quito. We always try to provide our clients with the best possible bilingual guides. Thank you for choosing us. Kind regards, The Andean Roots Team
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    Key Details
    • Andean Roots Travel Agency
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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