Bataan & Pampanga World War II Tourist Spots Day Tour with Transfers from Manila
Travel to Bataan and Pampanga and immerse in both provinces' heritage with this seat-in coach tour to their World War II sites. This experience is perfect for history buffs as you will immerse yourself in places important to each province. The tour also includes shared hotel pick-up and drop-off from select cities, transfers to each attraction, and the service of a guide.
Your tour will start after your guide fetches you from your accommodation within Manila or Makati City. If you are staying outside of these cities, a surcharge will apply for pick-up and drop-off services. Lunch is also not included in the tour but you can ask your guide for the best restaurants nearby that you can eat at in between your visits to the tourist spots.
After your guide fetches you, you will begin the road trip to your first stop, the Layac Junction in Bataan. A large monument stands in the center of the junction, the "First Line of Defense Monument." It depicts and honors the first soldiers that defended the province from the Japanese forces during WWII.
From there, you will travel to the peak of Mt. Samat. Here, you will find one of the province's most notable WWII sites, the Shrine of Valor. The shrine features images of major historical events such as the Battle of Bataan and the execution of the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. You can also enter the museum by the shrine to see artifacts dating to the war and maps of Bataan that show crucial spots during the war.
Next, you will head to the Balanga School House Surrender Site. As its name implies, this is where the Allied Forces officially surrendered to the invading Japanese army. Lastly, you will go to the San Fernando train station in Pampanga before returning to your hotel. This railway station marked the end of the Bataan Death March, which consisted of Filipino and American prisoners of war following the surrender.
Visit the significant World War II sites of Bataan and Pampanga through this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Good to know
This is a seat-in coach tour. Vehicle type to be used will vary depending on number of guests. Lunch is not included but you may ask our guide for the best reastaurants nearby.
Children Friendly: Yes. Children 0-3 are free of charge.
Pet Friendly: Yes.
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes.
Pick-up time is 6:00AM within Manila or Makati City only. To change the pick-up time and location from your original request 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 48 hours before your original subject to approval.