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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

What You Can Expect

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

Fort Santiago

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.

Customer Reviews

Michelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a wonderful tour as it gave you a good overview of the city of Manila. I especially enjoyed visiting the fort and the American War was a very moving experience. Would highly recommend this tour. Tour guide was also very knowledgeable and gave lots additional facts as we drove through the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A very good introduction, especially for a first time visitor. You get to see a lot in a half day tour, and also get a chance to shop for local merchandise. Our guide, Omar, was so pleasant and fun to be with.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was an amazing tour! Neal was perfect and knows a lot about Manila and the Philippines after all those years working as a guide!
I guess the best would be to do the tour during the week cause of the traffic.. for it not to be too bad.
Intra-muros and the Fort were quite interesting places to go. The cemetery was awesome too. I had a great time. The group of 5 was perfect too! I recommend the tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Lovely excursion

Waldo I. S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The driver and tour guide were excellent, highly recommended

Stephen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I highly recommend this tour and the tour company. They were easy to communicate with and the tour was as advertised. The guide spoke very good English and was very informative and accurate with his information. It is good value for the price.

Corey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I enjoyed my tour of the city. The tour guide is very knowledgable about the city and was eager to share the information. I would recommend this travel company to future visitors in Manila.

Kyle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Omar was great! we didn't have much time here as we arrived via ship!

this tour gave us some of the city highlights whilst not taking too long! Omar was even able to recommend what to do following the tour with the limited time left.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Tamara S

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.

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