Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Discover the rich culture and history of Old Town Quito on this 4-hour guided walking tour. Hear the stories and legends behind the Ecuadorian capital’s most iconic landmarks that you visit, including Independence Plaza, Government Palace, the Independence Monument, and the Archbishop’s palace. On this tour, you don’t just sightsee — try your hand at making traditional chocolate, too. Plus top off this fantastic day with a stop at an old-school ice cream shop, and sample delightful flavors.
  • 6-hour Old Town Quito walking tour
  • Stroll through Quito's historic center, including Independence Plaza and the Government Palace
  • Admire the architecture of Iglesia La Compañía de Jesús
  • Learn how to make traditional chocolate
  • Sample treats at an established ice cream shop in Old Town
  • Hear about the stories and history of Quito from an informative guide

Professional guide
Chocolate-making session and tasting
Ice cream
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Plaza Grande, Quito 170401, Ecuador

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Step out on a guided walking tour of Old Town Quito and experience the sights, smells and flavors of this sky-high capital as the day comes to life. Begin your 4-hour adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town where you’ll meet your informative guide.

Kick off your sightseeing at Independence Plaza, home to the Independence Monument, Government Palace and the Archbishop’s Palace. Travel through energetic crowds as your guide unlocks the history of this central Quito stop.

Swing by La Compañía de Jesús, a Jesuit church boasting an elaborate façade made entirely out of volcanic stone, and an interior rich in gold leaf. Visit the University of San Gregorio and make your way to La Ronda, one of the most picturesque streets in Old Quito.

Switch to culinary delights as you learn how to make chocolate, in the traditional Ecuadorian-style. You get to sample some varieties, of course, before moving on to a popular ice cream shop in Old Town that’s been around for years. Follow your guide’s recommendations and try flavors that you’re not likely to find back home — like morocho corn ice cream and quinoa.

After this sweet note, your tour ends back at the departure point.
Stop At:  
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Quito Old Town
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
El Palacio de Gobierno
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palacio Municipal
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Urban Adventures Quito
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.Learn more about cancellations.
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