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

Manila, Philippines

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Discover the top sights of Manila on a 4-hour sightseeing tour by coach with an expert guide. Take in the City of Makati and Old Manila, including landmarks such as Nielson Tower, American Cemetery and Memorial and the old walled city of Intramuros. Walk through Intramuros to see UNESCO World Heritage sites including San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago, and learn about the nation's history and heroes like Dr Jose Rizal. You'll gain insight into the Philippine's history, the Spanish colonial era and vibrant modern-day Manila.
  • 4-hour 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 Intramuros district to 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
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour that starts with pickup from your Manila hotel, then travel with your experienced guide into the heart of the Philippine’s financial center: Makati.
Relax in air-conditioned comfort as your driver cruises down Ayala Boulevard. After a short stop at Nielson Tower, where the Filipinas Heritage Library collection is kept, continue past an exclusive residential enclave named Forbes Park and nicknamed ‘Millionaire's Row,’ en route to the American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery dates to World War II and holds the largest number of US soldiers killed in WWII of any cemetery in the world, in addition to soldiers from the Philippines and other Allied nations.
Next, drive along pretty Roxas Boulevard to Old Manila, passing through Luneta (aka Rizal Park) to arrive in the old walled city of Intramuros, the oldest district in Manila, built in the late 1500s when the Spanish Empire took power here. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church, one of the country’s oldest churches, then walk on cobblestone paths get a closer look at the old walls, church ruins and other remains from the Spanish colonial era.
Your final stop takes in Fort Santiago, one of Manila's most important historical sites. Built by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the fort fell under the rule of successive colonial powers throughout the centuries. It is also the site of a notorious prison where Philippine national hero Dr Jose Rizal wrote his famous poem ‘My Last Farewell’ and was executed by the Spanish in 1896.
Your tour ends after four hours with drop-off at your hotel.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Sep 2018
, Feb 2018

If you like history tours, this one is a good one to learn the history of the U.S. And the OK in WWII

, Nov 2017

An excellent overview of Manila. It could use more time inside Intramuros but the tour was well paced and you got the opportunity to visit multiple sites.

Mary Ruth O
, Oct 2017

The tour guide is very knowledgeable of the sights we visited.

, Oct 2017

The tour involved a lot of driving around the busy Metro Manila roads, which was a bit tiring. You only get to extensively visit the WW2 graveyard and the Intramuros but both places are very interesting. All other destinations are either seen from the car or within 5min stops. Tour guide was nice!

Tanya L
, Oct 2017

Really enjoyed this half day tour of Manila! It covered all we hoped to see in that time in Manila and our guide Neil was wonderful. Found out such interesting information. The American War Cemetery was a real eye opener. Definately recommend this tour for those on limited time who want to see as much as possible. Excellent.

Bernard M
, Aug 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience our guide was brilliant his knowledge of Manila old and new was exceptional.

Piergiorgio R
, Aug 2017

Our guide was amazing. Really into his job and very passionate of it. The tour is not only watching things but also stories connected to the place we visited.

Gabriela E
, Jun 2017

The tour was really well organised and began punctually. The driver and the tour guide were very nice to us and made the trip interesting and entertaining.

I would definitely recommend this tour to people who want to have a quick overview on Manila. The only thing that I would recommend to improve, is to add more visit points in the Intramuros. We only visited 3 places there and had really no possibility of walking around.

Jerry L
, May 2017

Found the Manila tour Manila Old and New to be totally worthwhile. What one saw while driving from site to site was also fascinating. While we were tied up in the traffic, our guide Rick kept the information flowing and also entertained us with his sense of humour. Ricks knowledge was very comprehensive. It still amazes us how our driver Buoy managed to deal with the chaotic traffic. Was a great experience.

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