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* This tour requires at least one of the following per booking: Adult, Senior
Explore Old Manila on this private half-day tour! After pickup from your Metro Manila/Makati hotel, you and your party will visit famous highlights such as Rizal Park, St. Agustin Church, among others. This tour is perfect to see the old city's highlights while freeing up your afternoon for other activities.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels located within Manila/Makati Area only
Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines Manila’s city tour starts with a visit to Rizal Park, named in honor of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. 15 minutes
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines After a brief picture stop, proceed to the Walled City of Intramuros to visit the remnants of Spain’s conquistadores. 30 minutes
Fort Santiago, Manila, Philippines Stop at Fort Santiago, an old Spanish fortress located at the mouth of Pasig River, where great moments in Philippine history occurred. 30 minutes
San Agustin Church, Manila, Philippines Travel through the cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the country’s oldest stone church, and view its wide collection of ecclesiastical icons, vestments and other religious articles. Cross the street to Casa Manila, a reproduction of a 19th century house equipped with oriental and European décor, as well as Philippine antique furniture. 30 minutes
Binondo, Manila, Philippines Then board a horse drawn carriage called ‘calesa’ and trot off to Chinatown in Binondo, crossing the Pasig River, and onto an alley that leads you to Binondo Church another historical landmark built by the Spaniards in 1596. Alight at the church’s entrance for a brief stop, and walk towards Ongpin, a street visible by its Chinese-style arches at its entrance. This narrow street leads to a network of alleys and side streets crammed with small shops, Chinese drugstores, restaurants and residential houses. Binondo’s commercial activity ranges from banks to retail and wholesale shops selling a variety of items, from Chinese curios and delicacies to textiles, jewelries and construction materials. A leisurely walk brings you to numerous gold jewelry shops at the other end of Ongpin, whereupon sits an old Spanish fountain near the entrance to Sta. Cruz Church. Stop briefly at St. Cruz Church which was built in 1608 by the Jesuit priests, then move on to Escolta, located a few blocks away. Steeped in history, it was once used as a convoy route by the British Navy from 1762 to 1764, and the shopping center of the elite during the Spanish and American regimes. Today, what is left of what was once known as the “Queen of Streets’ are two notable pre-World War II buildings, the Regina Building and the Perez-Samanillo Building. The former is of neo-Classical architecture while the latter, is of Philippine art deco architecture that was designed by Andres Luna de San Pedro, son of Juan Luna, considered the country’s greatest painter and creator of the ‘Spolarium’. Spend some time exploring the area before returning to your hotel. 60 minutes
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
22 Jan 2024
We had a very good guide. She was friendly and very well explained. Enjoyed visiting Plaza San Luis complex, Fort Santiago, Rizal Park and many churches.
20 Jan 2024
My guide Joan was knowledgable, intelligent, a great communicator and very good company. She imparted the information in a conversation rather than a lecture. We covered so much in the tour but it never felt rushed - Rizal, Intramuros, churches, important buildings and architecture, fantastic Spanish merchants house, horse and carriage, Chinatown, all great.
08 Jan 2024
Our guide, Jezzy, was wonderful., full of interesting facts. A great tour for a half day intro to the history of the city.
This tour in
is organized by
Blue Horizons Travel and Tours, Inc
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