Full-Day Cebu City Pilgrimage Churches Guided Tour with Transfer

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Cebu, Philippines
Duration:
8 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
All year

Go on a spiritual journey by booking this pilgrimage tour in Cebu. With visits to the famous churches, this trip is ideal for Catholic devotees and those interested to know more about the religion and its practices and tradition.

The tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Cebu City and driven to St. Catherine Church for your first stop. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning architecture of the sacred placed you’ll visit.

The Hispanic church of St. Cartherine of Alexandria in Carcar witnessed several destructions from Muslim raiders to acts of god. The church is famous for its Graeco-Tuscan facade, which features a double-indented arched main entrance and baroque pediment. Outside, the white statues of the 12 apostles stand on the patio except for Judas, who is standing alone on a pedestal in front of the convent, painted in black.

From St. Catherine, you will head to the Theotokos Shrine where you will see the giant statue of Our Lady of Family and the icon of Theotokos, a Greek translation for Mother of God. The shrine became a pilgrimage site after a miraculous dancing sun appeared when Cardinal Vidal blessed the statue. Say a prayer or light a candle for your loved ones before heading to your next stop.

Next, you will pay a visit to the Simala Shrine where thousands of devotees go to see the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist and the different statues of Virgin Mary. The church is very popular among believers because it is home to the image of the miraculous Virgin and the Monks of Maria.

Your last stop will be at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Blessed Pedro Calungsod. The chapel, originally dedicated to Mary, was built following St. Pedro Calungsod’s canonization in 2012. Its most distinct feature is its one hundred walls that stand at different heights and with varying widths, which gives it an illusion of transparency when viewed from a certain angle.

Embark on this meaningful journey as you go around to see the architectural marvels of these churches while rediscovering the spiritual of the Queen City of the South, Cebu. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Included

Air-Conditioned Vehicle
English - Speaking Guide
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Water

Activities

Sightseeing and Walking
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

Attractions

Cebu
Theotokos Shrine
Simala Shrine

What to bring

Camera
Extra Towel
Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)
Personal Medicine
Emergency Kit

Good to know

- All our guides speak English.

- Please show respect to religious sites and dress appropriately for this tour. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders or midriff, or short shorts.

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

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