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1914 Original Trolley Quito City Tour

1914 Original Trolley Quito City Tour
1914 Original Trolley Quito City Tour
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1914 Original Trolley Quito City Tour by jerzykwpodrozy
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Experience the colorful history of colonial Quito blended with its modern architecture

4 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Observe the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas at Basílica del Voto Nacional
  • Walk around the beautiful center of Old Quito, the Grand Plaza
  • Witness Plaza de San Francisco which is built upon ancient Incan ruins, including Emperor Atahualpa’s (1497-1533) palace
  • Explore La Compañía church, decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings
  • Take in 360° views and La Virgen de Quito at El Panecillo viewpoint
  • Immerse your self in Ecuadorian culture on one of the oldest streets in Quito, La Ronda street

Includes

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide

  • Gratuities
  • Entrances to Churches

Please Note

  • Pick-up time: 08:15 - Monday to Saturday
  • Pick-up time: 14:15 - Sunday
  • Regular services depart and return only from the following hotels:
Sheraton, Dann Carlton, Wyndham Garden, JW Marriott, Holiday, Nu House, Hilton Colon, Mercure Alameda, Reina Isabel, Swissotel, NH Collection, Kaia
  • If you will be staying at an alternate hotel, please contact Gray Line Quito to find the nearest pickup point.
  • Pick-up time approx: Monday to Saturday 08:15 / Sunday 14:15 - GALERIA ECUADOR (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García)

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Itinerary

We will visit the historic town center, the largest and best preserved in South America, in one of our original trolleys, which are replicas of the trams that circulated in Quito in the last century.

Visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where we will make a brief stop for an explanation of its beautiful architecture. Later we move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, with a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Later we will continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the most well know places of the city that is full of history. From there we will walk to the Plaza Grande, historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañía church.

We will finish our tour visiting the traditional La Ronda neighborhood. On this romantic street, we can find workshops where you will learn with a group of authentic artisans, how their crafts are elaborated, and trades of yesteryear that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city.

At the end of the tour, you can visit an exclusive handicraft shop of Ecuadorian producers from different cultures of the country and return to the hotel on your own or have free time for lunch (not included) in the Zona Rosa of the city known as La Mariscal.
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May 02 2016
Great tour lots of history and Information. Great value
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