Guided tour

Quito: 1914 Original Trolley City Tour

4.7 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador

Quito: 1914 Original Trolley City Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador

From US$ 20 per person

Explore historic and modern Quito on a 4-hour tour. Travel on a trolley that's a replica of a historic tram and take a walk in the old city center.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from selected hotels upon request, if you book 24-hours before the tour begins. Otherwise, pickup is from the following locations: Monday to Saturday - • Sheraton 7:30 AM • Dann Carlton 7:32 AM • Wyndham Garden 7:40 AM • KAIA 7:55 AM • Swissotel 7:58 AM • J.W. Marriott 8:08 AM • Holiday Inn 8:10 AM • Rio Amazonas 8:15 AM • Nu House 8:22 AM • Reina Isabel 8:24 AM • Mercure Alameda 8:28 AM • Hilton Colon 8:30 AM Sunday - • Sheraton 1:30 PM • Dann Carlton 1:32 PM • Wyndham Gardens 1:40 PM • KAIA 1:55 PM • Swissotel 1:58 PM • J.W. Marriott 2:08 PM • Holiday Inn 2:10 PM • Rio Amazonas 2:15 PM • Nu House 2:22 PM • Reina Isabel 2:24 PM • Mercure Alameda 2:28 PM • Hilton Colon 2:30 PM Otherwise, pickup is from Galeria Ecuador Monday to Saturday at 8:20 AM and Sunday at 2:20 PM.
Small group available


  • Explore Quito on board a trolley that's a replica of a historic tram
  • Admire the churches and colonial monuments of the historic center
  • Take in views of colonial and modern Quito from the Mirador del Panecillo
Full description
Visit the historic center of Quito, the largest and best preserved in South America, in one of the local supplier's original trolleys, which are a replica of the trams that circulated in Quito in the last century. Visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you make a brief stop for an explanation of its facade, before later heading towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty. Here you will find a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", and you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Later, continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city and full of history. From here, you walk to the Plaza Grande, the 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 (entrance to churches are not included). Take a tour on a Monday and you will have the possibility to observe the Presidential Change of Guard Finish your tour by visiting the traditional La Ronda neighborhood — a romantic setting with workshops where you can learn all about the work and cultural traditions of authentic artisans.
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Some admission fees
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet the group at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at 8:10 AM

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 16 reviews

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The guide spoke english well and was able to relay his deep knowledge of the history for the churches and districts we visited. He was very receptive for our wishes of what we wanted to see or spend some more time on. A very enjoyable 4 hrs.

November 16, 2021

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Product ID: 55973