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  • Location:Manila, Philippines
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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 November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was just what we wanted. The guide was very knowledgable and gave us a lot of information about Manila, the culture and the history. I would highly recommend this tour for the first-timers to Manila.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great highlight tour of Manila. Highly knowledgeable and friendly guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What an amazing trip!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Superb value for money! I will recommend it anytime. It was quite surprising seeing Manila in a whole new light! Tour was fun, very informative and the tour guide was excellent! Five star rating!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Our guide Neil and driver Dale were fantastic and both very informative. If you've got a few spare hours in Manila it's worthwhile taking this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

5 stars experience! The guide was exceptional and we had so much fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Our guide and driver picked us up at our hotel on time. We were given a tour with one other couple in an air condition small van with large windows. The guide had in depth knowledge of history of the area. He was able to answer any questions concerning the history, economics, and politics of the Philippines. Having a separate driver helped tremendously. We were able to see and experience Manila in the limited time we had available.

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