Private Half-Day Makati (Old Manila) With Intramuros

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels located within Manila/Makati Area only
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Manilas city tour starts with a visit to Rizal Park, named in honor of the countrys national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. After a brief picture stop, proceed to the Walled City of Intramuros to visit the remnants of Spains conquistadores. Stop at Fort Santiago, an old Spanish fortress located at the mouth of Pasig River, where great moments in Philippine history occurred.

Travel through the cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the countrys 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 dcor, as well as Philippine antique furniture. 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 churchs 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. Binondos 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 countrys greatest painter and creator of the Spolarium. Spend some time exploring the area before returning to your hotel.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Casa Manila

Entry/Admission - San Agustin Church

Entry/Admission - Fort Santiago

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Personal Expenses/Souvenirs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Infants must sit on laps

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Dec-2019

    Very knowledgeable tour guide (Raymond). Driver was great. Awesome your, would definitely recommend to all.

  • 19-Oct-2017

    very good

  • 05-Feb-2017

    Our guide was wonderful and informative. The trip was well planned to make the most of the sites without spending too much time in traffic.

  • 14-Mar-2016

    Excellent tour! Excellent guide and driver. We would recommend to others for sure!