Go on a road trip to Naga City’s revered cathedrals and shrines by joining this half-day pilgrim’s tour. You will also get to enjoy a side-trip to Camarines Sur Watersports Complex. This tour gives you the opportunity to travel to Naga City’s churches in the comforts of a private air-conditioned van, with the company of your local guide.
Your pilgrimage tour begins after you are picked up from your accommodation in Naga. Among other churches, you will visit the former and present home of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region. Our Lady of Peñafrancia is widely venerated not just in Naga City, but also all over the Philippines and East Asia.
The huge devotion to the Lady Peñafrancia has made Naga one of the greatest sites of Christian pilgrimage in the region. The tour will take you to the Peñafrancia Shrine, which previously housed the Lady of Peñafrancia. You will also visit the Basílica Minore de Peñafrancia or the Peñafrancia Basilica, the new home of the venerated statue.
Another top pilgrimage destination is the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral is recognized as the biggest church in Southern Luzon. It also boasts a beautiful Roman Baroque architecture that adds to its grandeur.
You will also stop by San Francisco Church, the first church built by the San Franciscan friars in Southeast Asia in 1578. This historic church also witnessed the surrender of the Spanish soldiers during the Philippine Revolution.
After your pilgrimage road trip to Naga City’s churches, the tour will also take you to other historical spots in the city. One of which is the Quince Martires Monument which was built in honor of the 15 Bicolano martyrs who opposed the Spanish government.
Another hero honored with a monument is Dr. Jose Rizal. Plaza Rizal was built to commemorate the national hero’s contribution to the country’s independence. Across Plaza Rizal is Plaza Quezon, the biggest among the city plazas. Plaza Quezon is where various cultural festivities, including the Peñafrancia Festival, are held.
You will also be given the chance to catch a glimpse of Naga City during the Spanish Regime when you visit Plaza Nueva Caceres. Nueva Caceres is Naga’s old name. The plaza was constructed to highlight the city’s historical milestones.
After your pilgrimage and historical tour, you will now head to your side trip to the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC). Just a few minutes away from Naga City, this world-class watersport park is one of Bicol’s must-visit. Wakeboard, wakeskate, and water ski to your heart’s content. It’s a great way to wrap up the day’s exploration.
Join this pilgrimage tour to Naga, visit the city’s historical spots, and enjoy the exciting side-trip to a watersport complex. Check the availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.