Bacolod City Half-Day Shared Tour with The Ruins, Lunch & Transfers

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Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
5 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Learn about the rich history of Bacolod while sightseeing in this shared half-day tour. This tour is ideal for travelers wanting to tour some prime landmarks in half a day. This tour is inclusive of private car transfers, primary entrance fees, complimentary chicken inasal lunch, and services of a guide.

You will be picked up at any Bacolod hotel or place of lodging, and your first stop will be the renowned The Ruins. The Ruins is probably the most photographed place in the area. It is often called the "Taj Mahal of Negros" because a sugar baron built this former Italian-style mansion as a sign of his love for his wife. The Ruins was actually in the nearby city of Talisay. It was burned down during the war, and now all that's left is its remnants, which is surrounded by well-kept gardens. 

From here, the next stop is the Bacolod Cathedral, which is also called the San Sebastian Cathedral. The cathedral, which was built in the 1800s, is where the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod is based. The Pope John Paul II Tower, which is also a historical site, is the next stop. This seven-storey building was made in honor of the well-liked pope who visited the city in 1981. It stands on the same ground where he held Holy Mass for almost a million people. 

Then you will go to the Bacolod Public Plaza, which is officially called the Plaza del 6 de Noviembre. This is the date that the Spanish rulers gave Negros Island to the rebels. It is a trapezoidal park with fountains, green grass, and a gazebo in the middle. 

Enjoy the big lawns of the New Government Center, Capitol Park and Lagoon, and Bacolod Welcome Park, which show how hard the government works to keep Bacolod a family-friendly, green city. The Las Vegas-style Welcome to Bacolod Marker is also on the second one. 

You can't go to Bacolod without trying its famous Chicken Inasal, and Manokan Country is where both locals and travelers go to get the most authentic flavors. The tour ends with time to shop at the town's Pasalubong Centers.

Have fun and explore Bacolod City in this half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


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Free pick-up and drop-off within Bacolod City
Complimentary chicken Inasal lunch
Bacolod shared half day tour with car transfers
DOT-accredited tour guide
Tour Itinerary: Visit Provincial Capitol Lagoon, Negros Museum, San Sebastian Cathedral, Pope John Paul II Tower, Millionaires Row, New Government Center, The Ruins, and Pasalubong Centers
Primary entrance fees
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Tips and Gratuities


Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

What to bring

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

Good to know

This is a shared tour. Vehicle type may vary depending on number of guests. A 300 pesos per hour surcharge will apply if the tour surpasses 5 hours.

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!

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!

Pick-up time is at 8:30 AM Philippine Standard Time and pick-up location covered is only within 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 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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