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Cebu City Highlights with Simala Shrine Guided Day Tour

Simala Shrine in Cebu
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Cebu, Philippines
10 hours
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Come along this whole day guided tour of Cebu City’s top attractions and discover its rich history and cultural heritage. Covering the important sites of Cebu City with Simala Shrine, this trip is perfect for those who are into history and sight-seeing.

The trip begins after your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Cebu City or Mactan Island. Make sure not to forget to bring your camera because you will witness picturesque views all throughout the trip.

Your first stop is the Simala Shrine, a miraculous castle-like church in Cebu. Nestled in the uphill area of Lingdon Village in Sibonga, this scenic church is adored by both visitors and devotees because of its unique architecture. It is also known as the home of the miraculous Virgin Mary of Simala.

After exploring and saying your prayers, you will be driven to Magellan’s Cross, a historic site in Cebu City. The large wooden cross symbolizes the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese explorers led by Ferdinand Magellan. Next site is the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country.

From there, you will be going to the Heritage of Cebu Monument, a tableau of sculptures made from concrete and steel that showcases different scenes from Cebu’s History. Next stop is the Yap-San Diego House, an ancestral home turned into a museum built in the 1600s. It was said to be the first Chinese house to be built outside of China.

Afterwards, you will be heading to Museo Sugbo, Cebu City’s Provincial Museum located in the former Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. This museum comprises of several galleries and houses a large collection of memorabilia from WWII.

Your next stop is the Taoist Temple. Built in 1972 by the Chinese community of Cebu, the temple welcomes guests and worshippers alike. Situated on top of a hill, visitors can enjoy the scenic view of Downtown Cebu from the balcony of the temple.

Explore the top attractions of Cebu City and learn about its history and culture with this whole day guided tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.


Air-Conditioned Vehicle
English - Speaking Guide
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off within Cebu City and Mactan
Set Lunch
Entrance Fee to The Heritage of Cebu


Sightseeing and Walking
City Tours
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

What to bring

Personal Medicines
Extra Towel
Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy season)

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

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