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

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Departs from your Manila hotel
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Entry/Admission - San Agustin Church
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

    I booked this tour less than 24 hours in advance. It says they pick up from whatever Manila hotel you’re at, which isn’t true. They wanted me to go to a hotel just 15 mins away or pay $10 per person for my husband and...More

    3  Thank Thecurlyegyptian
    Reviewed 3 March 2019

    Excellent tour, visited several places with terrific views. Was finished by 3:30. Our tour guide was Omar, really knew his stuff and very friendly.

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank JerryH1795
    Reviewed 16 August 2018

    There are several ways to see Intramuros there are scheduled historical walking tours offered, pedicab drivers or kalesa tours are also an option, or like us, you can just wing it and walk it. There’s so much to see in Intramuros, and if you know...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    10  Thank philtattractions
    Reviewed 15 April 2018

    This is a good tour if you want to do a quick tour of Manila. Especially if time is a constraint. The cemetery was amazing and I learnt a lot about the history of these soldiers which I never knew before. Our driver Ronnie and...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    16  Thank vilayanur
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    Lynchbear
    3 August 2019|
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    Response from JBTourGuide |
    Hello, yes we can do airport pickup and drop off for layovers. We can do old and new manila tour plus we can visit a playhouse for your 2 year old
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