Cebu City & Simala Shrine Private Tour with Lunch & Transfers

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Cebu, Philippines
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English, Cebuano, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Discover the stories of Cebu City's historic sites and the iconic Simala Shrine through this day tour. This trip is best suited for travelers interested in understanding the province's culture as each stop contributes to Cebu's heritage. The tour already includes transfers, the service of a guide, entrance fees to the attractions, a set lunch with bottled water, and free hotel pick-up and drop-off within Cebu City or Mactan.

After getting fetched from your accommodation, your guide will take you to your first stop of the day, the Simala Shrine. Built in 1998, this grand church is a well-known pilgrimage site among devout Roman Catholics as it houses the image of the Our Lady of Lindogon, which is believed to be miraculous. Inside the church's halls, you will also find a museum devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

From there, you will go to Magellan's Cross. This large wooden cross stands inside an octagonal stone structure and commemorates the introduction of Catholicism in the Philippines. You will also walk over to the Basilica del Sto Nino, best known as the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country. After walking through its historical halls, you will pass by the Heritage of Cebu Monument on the way to the Museo Sugbo or Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. 

The Museo Sugbo tells the story of the entire Cebu province through well-preserved artifacts housed in various rooms. Meanwhile, the ancestral home is known to be one of the oldest houses in the province and depicts the lives of the Yap-Sandiego clan. Following your time at either museum, you will travel to the Pedro Calungsod Church. This religious site was built in honor of the second Filipino saint and features various artworks that tell his story. 

Finally, you will wrap up your adventure with a running tour through some of Cebu City's famous areas. First up is a drive through South Road Properties, followed by a quick ride along Colon Street and Fuente Osmena Circle. Your tour will then end with a drive past the Capitol Site. 

Explore the halls of the most important places throughout Cebu's heritage by booking this day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Cebu City with Simala Shrine day tour
Air-conditioned vehicle and DOT-accredited tour guide
All entrance fees
Complimentary lunch with bottled water
City tour of Simala Shrine, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Del Sto. Nino, The Heritage of Cebu, Museo Sugbo / Yap San Diego House and Pedro Calungsod Church
Running tour of South Road Properties, Colon Street, Fuente Osmena Circle, and Capitol Site
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Cebu City or Mactan

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
Vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour.

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

Pet Friendly: Yes. However, our operator will not be liable in case anything happens to your pets. Please practice the leave no trace policy and pick up after them. Make sure that their vaccinations are updated and bring their vaccination card.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. There are no extreme physical activities.

Pick-up time is at 7:00 AM Philippine Standard Time for any hotels within Cebu City or Mactan only. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the pick-up time needs to be changed to accommodate changes. Additional fees 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 schedule subject to approval.

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