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Discover top Cebu attractions with ease on this 3-hour walking and horse-drawn carriage tour. Visit the historic Fort San Pedro in Independence Park with your guide and learn of Spanish colonial history. Hop aboard your traditional horse-drawn carriage to explore Plaza Sugbo and Colon Street in style. Follow your guide through the Old Town on foot and discover landmarks including Magellan’s Cross and the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Admire ancient relics in the Museum of Sacred Treasures, and learn of island life in the 19th century at the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House.


  • Tour Old Cebu's historic and heritage sights
  • See where the Spanish ruled from Fort San Pedro
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn calesa carriage ride to Plaza Sugbo and Plaza Parian
  • Take a guided walking tour of Magellan's Cross, the basilica and the cathedral
  • Visit the Yap-Sandiego home or the Casa Gorordo
  • Travel along scenic Colon Street, the Philippines' oldest avenue
  • Admire the Spanish-style architecture of the historical Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

What You Can Expect

Cebu Historical Tour Including Magellan's Cross and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Horse-Drawn Carriages

After being picked up from your Cebu hotel, your heritage tour of Old Cebu begins with a visit to historic Fort San Pedro in Independence Park, where your knowledgeable guide will share facts about the Spanish conquest and Spain’s ongoing military presence.

Then step into a traditional horse-drawn carriage known as a calesa for a relaxing ride to Plaza Sugbo at City Hall. Continuing on foot, you’ll take a guided walking tour of Old Cebu’s historic sites, including the famous Magellan’s Cross, planted by the explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. You’ll also enjoy a short walk to Cebu’s two landmark churches, the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral (the seat of the Archdiocese of Cebu).

After a look around the Museum of Sacred Treasures, take another calesa ride to Plaza Parian, surrounded by the elegant ancestral homes of Spanish and Chinese Filipinos. You’ll also see different eras from Cebu’s history depicted on the bronze Heritage Monument by Filipino artist Eduardo Castillo, and experience the life of 19th-century aristocrats on a visit to the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, home of the Casa Gorordo.

Your heritage tour of Old Cebu ends with a scenic coach journey down Colon Street, the country's oldest avenue, before being returned to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Adam T

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Not a bad tour. Good way to see the highlights of Cebu.

Pat Yeoh Malaysia

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2014

Overall it was ok but we were disappointed that there was no horse-drawn carriage ride. For the price we paid which includes the ride, we felt ripped off. The guide was also not aware that our tour includes a horse-drawn carriage ride and after she checked with the office and found that it was not available she was apologetic and compensated with a tour to a guitar factory which was also a disappointment as there was nothing much there. The reason why we took on this tour was because we were intrigued by the horse-drawn carriage ride. Sad...

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