Bacolod City Top Attractions Tour with The Ruins, Chicken Inasal Lunch & Transfers

Aerial view of the busy San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod
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Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Duration
4 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Get introduced to Bacolod City's most popular attractions in this half-day sightseeing tour. This family-friendly city tour is perfect for those wishing to discover the rich history and culture of the province, from museums and historical sites to popular food places. 

Wait for the appointed driver to pick you up at your Bacolod hotel and take you straight to the church of San Sebastian, the cathedral that dates back to the 19th century. Currently housing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod, the Cathedral of San Sebastian was once a simple, wooden parish church. It was then renovated into a bigger one made of coral and durum wood stones, creating an exterior Gothic style with an elegant interior. Offer your short prayers here before heading to the Bacolod Plaza located just across the church. 

Established in 1927, this plaza dates back to the Spanish Colonial Government and is now a public park for social, leisure, and cultural activities. The location also marks the final leg of the annual street dance competition of the famed Masskara Festival of Bacolod. One prominent feature of the plaza is the bandstand, a small kiosk in the center of the site which is used for various activities from the Spanish era. 

You will go straight from the square to the lagoon next to the capital city park of the province. This lagoon has exquisite statues of a man and a woman on its north and south ends, each accompanied by a male water buffalo and a female water buffalo. From there, you will then be taken to the Manokan Country where you will be feasting on Bacolod's famous chicken inasal version.

After finishing your meal, you will be taken to The Negros Forest Park, considered as the lungs of the city because it's one of the last remaining green spaces in this vibrant city. You have the option to visit Gallery of Masks, where you can see a wide collection of artisan masks and costumes at a small additional cost. The gallery also offers guests a pleasant painting activity to experience their own mask painting. 

Afterward, you will be driven to La Guerta and the Glass Vintage Museum, home of a multitude of ancient glasses before you make your way to the New Government Center for a photo-op. You will also stop by The Ruins. A manor built to commemorate Maria Braganza, a wealthy local’s wife, the ruins were constructed in 1920 and make for the perfect vintage vibe selfie background. Your tour ends with the two best-known souvenir shops in Bacolod, Bongbong’s or Merci. 

Hit the road and enjoy a fun and hassle-free city tour and experience the best of Bacolod. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Bacolod City day tour
Visit San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod Plaza, Capitol Park and Lagoon Walk, Manokan Country, Negros Forest Park, Gallery of Masks (optional), Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glass Museum or Negros Museum, New Government Center, The Ruins, and Bongbong’s Pasalubong Center or Merci
Complimentary lunch and bottled water
Local driver guide
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Bacolod City

Activities

Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
Sightseeing

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Lunch will be served during the tour. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves. Mask painting in Gallery of Mask is optional. Please note that they are closed during Sundays. In any case that one tourist attraction is not available, you will be brought to an alternate tourist destination.

Children Friendly: Children 0-3 are free of charge but are not included in the complimentary meals. Parents may share their meal or pack food for their children.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 8:00 AM or 12:00 PM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Bacolod City. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 24 hours before your original subject to approval.

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