WWII And Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing Tour From Manila

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Overview

Gain an in-depth insight into World War II on this sightseeing tour of Corregidor Island, where two battles between the Japanese and US took place. Learn about the role the Philippines played during the war from your expert local guide, who’ll take you through barrack ruins and secret passageways. Enjoy a light and sound show at the fascinating Malinta Tunnel and then soak in amazing views of the islands of Manila Bay atop the Spanish Lighthouse.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All necessary equipment included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Departing from your Manila hotel in the morning, your guide will take you by air-conditioned coach to the ferry dock, where you’ll board the 1-hour ferry to Corregidor Island, which guards the entrance to Manila Bay.

Upon arrival, board a sightseeing coach for a tour of the island. Nicknamed ‘the Rock,’ this island provided the first line of defense for Filipino and American soldiers from the invading Japanese forces during WWII.

You’ll first visit the Malinta Tunnel, which was built by US engineers as a bomb-proof storage and hideout bunker and was later converted to a hospital. Explore the tunnel ruins and relive history during the Malinta Tunnel light and sound show, locally known as the Malinta Experience, which chronicles the events that shaped American operations during the war.

Life-sized dioramas, complete with voice overs, lights and sound effects, will show you what life was like in the tunnel during the war. You’ll also see some footage of important events that led to two epic battles involving the invasion and later retaking of Corregidor by Filipino and American forces from the Japanese.

Next, visit the Mile-Long Barracks, a now roofless, skeletal three-story concrete building that served as the quarters of around 2,000 US officials including General Douglas MacArthur.

Take a quick detour to the Spanish Lighthouse, located at the highest point of the island. Walk up the steps and enjoy a spectacular view of Corregidor, Manila Bay, the South China Sea and the neighboring provinces of Bataan and Cavite.

You’ll also visit Battery Way and Battery Hearn, where you’ll see batteries displaying the various guns from the time, and the Pacific War Memorial, one of only two memorials built by the US government to mark the war.

At midday, your guide will take you to a local restaurant where you can enjoy some delicious Filipino cuisine. After your tour, take the ferry back to Manila and end with hotel drop-off.

Inclusions for WWII And Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing Tour From Manila

  • Round-trip ferry ride
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

Exclusions for WWII And Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing Tour From Manila

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

If your hotel is outside the Manila City or Makati City limits, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure

Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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30 reviews by the users

  • This was a good tour and showed what happened here during the war. It could have been a couple of hours shorter but it was very interesting.

  • Fascinating history and beautiful island. I thought the pace of the tour was just right, but I could see where some might wish for a little more time in some spots. It was hot and I recommend bringing water you can buy it at some stops along the way, wearing the coolest clothes you have, along with a hat and making sure you have sunscreen. My only disappointment is I wish there had been more space on the deck of the ferry.

  • I would definitely recommend this trip.
    The tour began punctually when I was picked up at my hotel at 6:00am.
    After that, we were taken to a small port to take the small ship what would take us to the Corregidor Island.
    After 1,5 hours we arrived to the island where little open buses were waiting for us.

    Our tour guide was simply great. Very knowledgeable and entertaining.
    At 12:00 we had a very good buffet lunch.

    The island tour ended around 2:30. After that we took the ship back to Manila.

  • Wonderful experience. Would recommend this to anyone in a heartbeat!

  • A truly fascinating trip to the historical site. You really feel that you are being rushed around the place, but that's what happens in large groups. All in all an enjoyable day.

  • Great experience, great staff - definitely worth it!

  • This was a really good trip. There is almost too much to see and do, which can make it a bit overwhelming, but still worth the experience. If you are into WWII history, this is a great trip. And, if you don't know anything about Corregidor's place in history, the tour guides and information on the boat does a good job at filling in any gaps of understanding. There is little shade when you make the various stops, so bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

  • Nice boat ride over to the Island. Very interesting and informative tour of the Island. Amazing artifacts from the war. A very memorable experience. Worth the time and money.

  • Having been in the Army myself, and having an uncle who served in the Philippines, this was especially interesting to me. You see the sites by bus after the boat trip, and have time to visit the museum, which is very well done. The included lunch was delicious, and plenty of food with a nice variety. You can also climb the tower if desired for a panoramic view.

  • The tour was outstanding and highly recommended! One of the highlights of my visit to the Philippines.

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