Get introduced to the iconic landmarks that make Cebu City the “Queen City of the South.” Taking you on a half-day private sightseeing tour of the city, this excursion is the perfect trip to take for those looking forward to seeing the best of the area upon their arrival.
Your private tour begins when you are picked up from your Cebu City hotel or Mactan resort. From there, you will travel to the Magellan’s Cross, located right at the heart of the city. Dubbed as an important symbol in the history of Cebu, it is believed to house the wooden cross planted in 1521 by Portuguese explorers headed by Ferdinand Magellan.
Next, you will go to the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño, known as the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. Within its walls lies the oldest Catholic relic in the country, the Sto Nino de Cebu. After the stop at the church, you will visit the Cebu Heritage Monument created by National Artist Eduardo Castrillo. This monument features sculptures that depict significant events in the history of the province, with carvings of the Basilica, a Spanish Galleon, and a statue of St. Pedro Calungsod.
From there, you will be taken to the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. Built in the 17th century, it is one of the oldest surviving houses in the Philippines and believed to be the oldest Chinese house outside of mainland China.
Some five kilometers from the house is the Cebu Taoist Temple. Built in 1972 by Cebu’s prominent Chinese residents, the temple has a chapel, a library, a wishing well, and a souvenir shop. Its entrance resembles the Great Wall of China, and its balconies give you a fantastic view of downtown Cebu. Before heading back to your hotel, you will go on a running tour of other interesting sites in the area, including the Colon Street, Fuente Osmena Circle, and the Capitol Site.
Join this tour to learn more about the past that has shaped Cebu into what it is today. Check availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
- For Cebu Hotels, pick up time for morning departure will be at 9:00 AM.