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

By Baron Travel Day Tours
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Ages 5-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off on selected hotels only
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - San Agustin Church - Immaculate Conception Parish
  • Entry/Admission - Intramuros
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Santiago
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Fairmont, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Pickup details
  • However, if the hotel is not listed in the pickup location, you must select the nearest hotel in your area.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5712MNLA01

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Minimum age is 2 years
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
      What is the pick up location?
      We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
      Answered Jul 2019

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5712MNLA01

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      • Baron Travel Day Tours
        222
        Manila, Philippines
        Joined in February 2011
      • AliObz
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A nice relaxing day to chill away from the city
        If you want a nice relaxing day to chill away from the city, then I do recommend booking this activity. I was quite lucky as the place wasn’t so crowded. I recommend seeing the waterfall first. It is quite a small one, but still lovely. It’s about a 20 minutes walk which can be quite calming and there was a gentleman there who helped me through the water and took fantastic pictures of me. There are three pools: the big warm pool, the “soda” pool, and the lovers’ pool which is tucked away in the corner. They provided me with lockers at no extra cost. You make your way back to Manila after lunch so make sure you do as much swimming as possible beforehand. Lunch is buffet food (with soft drinks costing extra) and although I am not a huge fan of buffet food, it was nice nonetheless. Throughout the drive, my tour guide was informing me about the sights on the road i.e. the buildings, the motorway, the mountain etc., which was nice. The only negative feeling I had (at the very end of the tour) was the tour guide telling me I should tip the driver. Although I do not come from a “tipping culture” country, I do not mind doing it when someone has done a great job. That said, I didn’t have much cash on me (as everything was booked and I didn’t want to carry much cash on me) so I just pulled out the first note which was PHP 50. The tour guide complained that it was too small. I still ended up giving it to the driver, but it left a sour taste in my mouth (and it’s not like this is a cheap activity to book). Overall, this is a nice activity to book if you want a break from the city.
        Written 20 April 2024
      • Eileen H
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A must experience for everyone
        Everyone should experience Villa Escudero at least once. It is a fun relaxed day. We enjoyed the lunch at the water with the waterfall. Food was good. Waiters were very helpful. It’s good having water shoes for stability in the water. We enjoyed the show afterwards Very much. Although we did not look at the opportunities for children we noted that there were those kinds of entertainment. They for sure will enjoy the water buffalo ride. I visited in 2007, and it was good to revisit this unique place. Eileen from Minnesota
        Written 21 March 2024
      • B5151TUpaula
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very good day enjoying the highlights of Bohol.
        Excellent pick up and drop off service and friendly, helpful host who took us to a very good variety of places on Bohol. We had a very enjoyable day.
        Written 14 March 2024
      • F6323AUchristianc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Low stress high reward
        Nelle was a great tour guide during our trip. She made sure our needs were met and then some! Nelle was quite the photographer and made sure we were first in line or held a place in line for us while we explored. The trip was everything I looked for. I showed up and everything was taken care of. Thank you!
        Written 26 February 2024
      • kimberlyannj2016
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good day
        Very busy being Christmas. But enjoyed our day to the underwater river. The trips were cancelled the next day because of a typhoon, so we were very fortunate to get to see it.
        Written 2 January 2024
      • PiaJ678
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We happily guide Deaf tourists, ensuring easy notepad communication. Gentle and nice—everyone enjoys the experience.
        Providing excellent service, guiding you, and offering warm greetings, even for guests with disabilities. Your feedback as the reviewer is appreciated.
        Written 30 December 2023
      • Nannyrobot
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome experience - not to be missed !!
        What a great day - a wonderful trip - the boat trip around the island and seeing the volcano was incredible. Allan was just lovely, very kind and caring and we had some great conversations on the trip - would most certainly recommend this to anyone !!
        Written 30 November 2023
      • Venture702371
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Daily tour
        It's amazing the area was so peaceful and the food was awesome. We go back next time in Philippines
        Written 11 October 2023
      • wasdavedead
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worst travel experience in my life.
        Got left alone on island before a monsoon came in. Worst travel experience in my life. Came from Cebu and went to Bohol. Whoever was running, the trip should’ve looked at the weather forecast and prevented me from Island hopping for this trip.
        Written 5 October 2023
      • Whitee49
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome flight
        Awesome flight and easy access to the airport . Local transportation great for seeing the area. Reasonable rates.
        Written 29 September 2023
      • royt542
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nature lovers..!
        If you are nature lover this is the perfect place for you for a day. Hot spring from the mountains so the water so nice when you get to the swimming pool , they have a big lockers for your things and a a big food hall with a buffet style with mainly Filipino foods. They serve lunch at 11:30am to 1:30 pm snack At 3pm to 5pm . Try the local black coffee with brown sugar and taste so good. They have tourist Police that you can see around to help and protect you from any situation. Price is general and it’s worth because of the huge location and so many different kinds of trees and beautiful flowers. This place is highly recommend because of their beautiful place and best for team building, family,couples and with kids
        Written 13 August 2023
      • 1Preacher316
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Touring Manila and Taal with RJ
        The narration of RJ, and his knowledge on the many aspects of metro Manila and the Filipino culture.
        Written 5 August 2023
      • Travel556644
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A very informative tour in the history of Manila!
        Wonderful tour! Guide was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Manila and shared facts while pointing out historical locations!
        Written 22 June 2023
      • Jeremy P
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do go only during non-peak hours
        You need to take a boat ride from sabang beach (you will get wet getting up and down the boat) to the underground river beach front. At the mouth of the cave, you get into smaller paddle boat for 4-8 pax and your 30-40mins began. It's very dark inside and you can only see where the paddler shine his touchlight. It doesn't have the colours of nature, just dark caves and rocks formation. Aim to reach sabang beach by 9am to avoid the crowd of tourist. When I leave at 10am after the tour, I can see many boats entering the caves, meaning you will see a lot of flashlight shining everywhere.
        Written 18 November 2022
      • ssarahrocha
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Interesting but Pricey
        Troy was a really nice and informative tour guide! The tour was a good way to see Tagaytay but you only get to see Taal from the People's Park in Sky. I think the tour is overpriced for what you get. Also it would have been nice to go to a unique restaurant for lunch instead of just Max's, which we have in Canada too.
        Written 3 November 2022
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      Julie R
      wi, United States5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023 • Couples
      Richard was the highlight. He was fun and very funny. He is quite knowledgable in the areas we visited. We appreciated his knowledge and insight into the history and how it connected to how the people live today.
      We appreciated he came into the buildings with us and explained more than the signs could contain. It helped us feel more connected to the sight.
      We appreciated him stopping at places we had interest that were not a stop on the tour. (It did help we were the only two people. But we appreciated the tour was not canceled even though we were the only two)
      We loved the drivers sense of safety and felt safe with him. Seeing this kind of traffic for the first time, feeling safe meant allot to us.
      Mostly we lived how Richard card about his country and the people.
      Written 2 February 2023
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      Carys M
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022 • Solo
      The tour was great, highly recommend if you have half a day free in Manila! I was a solo booking and was picked up safety directly from my hotel in a very nice air conditioned mini bus, we then went on to pick up the other booking. The driver and tour guide were very friendly and informative. It was interesting to learn about the history of Manila and stop off at various cultural hot spots. Due to the storm the previous day there was 1 stop closed unexpectedly, so instead we were offered to see China Town (oldest in the world) to make up for it.
      Written 28 September 2022
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      Gaz_in_Oz
      Melbourne, Australia53 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      Great tour if you have limited time in Manila. Our guide Frank was terrific and had a great knowledge of the city and it's rich history and welcomed any questions as we travelled in out air-conditioned mini van in the typically chaotic Manila traffic.

      Highlights were Forbes park, US War memorial, Rizal park & Fort Santiago.
      Written 11 April 2023
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      Walt0401
      Pennsylvania41 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A couple of us older guys received a very good orientation tour of Manila. Both the driver and our guide, Richard, were excellent as well as punctual. We stopped at the American cemetery, drove through BGC, passed by the Mall of Asia, Rizal Park and many other locations. We received a running commentary on neighborhoods, places and historical events.

      The tour included a bit of walking through Intramuros despite an ongoing deluge. We visited several churches and monuments as well as a museum.

      Both the guide and the driver were very flexible and adjusted the tour meet our interests and the changing weather. It was great overview of the city and gave me an idea of where I may want to spend more time exploring.

      An interesting and worthwhile way to spend our Saturday morning.
      Written 23 September 2023
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      Mel LM
      Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      This was a great tour, very informative and the tour guide was excellent. Yes, it felt a little rushed, however I do expect that on these short tours which are more of a taster. I do wish we had more time at Fort Santiago to explore 'solo'. There was just so much to see and I would have loved the opportunity to wander on my own for a little bit. The reason this review is 3 stars is that on our tour we did not visit San Agustin Church. I understand the traffic was shocking on a Saturday afternoon, however, I was sitting in the van fully expecting to go there, when the next minute I am back at my hotel with no warning or checking if it was okay to skip this part. I was bitterly disappointed as this was my only free day in Manila and there was no opportunity for me to visit on my own. Would suggest you market this tour as 4-5 hours to allow for the traffic situation and to avoid disappointment. Nevertheless, what I did see was excellent & I found it very informative.
      Written 9 June 2020
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      jhgolden0807
      Houston, TX62 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      While the guide was informative and interesting, the tour was more driving around in Manila’s traffic jams than stopping at the sites. We couldn’t stop at Rizal Park (not sure why) and both old churches in the Intramuros were fully occupied with weddings, so we’re unavailable to tour.

      The American WW2 cemetery was moving and Fort Santiago was good, but most other things were just viewed from the van.
      Written 21 December 2022
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      Jordana M
      2 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      My colleagues and I had just one afternoon of free time to explore Manila during a weeklong work trip and we are so glad we spent it doing this tour. Our guide, Troy, was friendly, patient, and incredibly knowledgeable, truly a walking encyclopedia on the history, culture and politics of the country. I wish we had had more time in each location and perhaps an opportunity to grab a snack or drink; but we had arrived late to our meetup spot due to traffic and congestion in Manila is generally very intense so I understand why that probably wouldn't have been possible regardless.
      Written 28 January 2023
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      Bonbon
      Tigard, OR7 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      We didn't get a tour inside Fort Santiago which is 50% of the tour. We booked for Dec 26th, and Fort Santiago doesn't open until 12pm that day. Tour guide says his time is up and cannot wait for 12pm so will just bring us back to pickup spot (Makati). Tour operator should know opening times of tour and adjust accordingly. We decided to just stay and do Fort Santiago on our own, and we have to get a cab back to our hotel in Makati. Basically only got 50% worth of the full tour we paid for.
      Written 31 December 2023
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      coloradoclimber
      denver, colorado141 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022
      Ignore the previous review from Annette who claims that solo travelers are “not allowed” because I was a “solo” yesterday, August 1, 2022 and had no problems. In fact, the tour guide was very sweet, capable and flexible to my needs as well as the other tour guests! He knew the history of Intramuros and the famous Rizal, the father of the Philippine revolution. The driver was excellent and the van was clean and in good order.
      Written 1 August 2022
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      kalleviken
      Stockholm, Sweden416 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      Nice tour including both old and new Manila. The bus was not the best for tall people to actually see through the windows to follow the guides stories. Very knowledgeable guide who shared lots of history. I think the two churches could be replaced with other historical monuments or buildings. European are not as keen as Asians to see churches. Memorial park was a great stop.
      Written 9 January 2023
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