5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Immerse yourself in Manila’s past and present as you travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle through the City of Makati and on to Old Manila. Step back in time as you stroll through ancient ruins in historic Intramuros, where you’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago. From your expert and friendly local guide, hear about the Philippines’ interesting Spanish colonial period, as well as its modern-day culture.

Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing tour of Manila's past and present
  • See the City of Makati, the heart of the Philippine’s financial center
  • Drive past Forbes Park and the American Cemetery and War Memorial
  • Learn about the Spanish colonial period on a walk through the ancient fortified area of Intramuros to see Fort Santiago
  • Discover intricate Baroque architectural designs of UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church
  • Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle included

What You Can Expect

Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago

After pickup from your Manila hotel at your selected departure time, embark on a fully guided sightseeing tour beginning in the heart of the country’s financial center -- Makati.

Travel aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and drive along Ayala Boulevard, stopping briefly at Nielson Tower, home to the Filipinas Heritage Library. Then, drive past Forbes Park, an exclusive residential enclave dubbed ‘Millionaire's Row,’ on your way to visit the American Cemetery and Memorial to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War II.

Continue to Old Manila via the scenic Roxas Boulevard, passing through Luneta (also called Rizal Park). Arrive in Intramuros, a fortified area that's the city's oldest district, where you'll stroll along cobblestone paths past city walls, church ruins and other relics of the Spanish Conquistadors era.

Enter UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church, one of the country’s oldest churches, and end at Fort Santiago, a Spanish fortress where Dr Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero, spent his last days in incarceration and wrote his famous ‘My Last Farewell’ poem.

After your tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very informative. Just the right amount of time at every stop. Our tour guide Richard was superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Omar was a great tour guide! I wish that I was just informed that we were going back to Intercontinental! We went through traffic to get to Manila Hotel to be picked up to get back to traffic the other way. We could have directly gone there ourselves.

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