Half-Day Mactan Island Sightseeing Guided Tour from Cebu City

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

Join this tour to explore Mactan's iconic sights and learn about its history. Home to the birth of the Catholic religion in the country, this tour is perfect for pilgrims and those interested in culture and history.

Your guided tour starts when you’re picked up from your accommodation in Cebu City and driven to Mactan Island. Your guide will discuss the itinerary for the day as you make your way to your destination.

The first stop will be the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, a monument featuring the Visayan Datu and First Philippine Hero in his native costume with a sword on his right hand and a shield on his left. Pay homage to the first native who resisted the Imperial Spanish Colonization. Afterward, you will proceed to Magellan Shrine, the site where the Datu killed the Portuguese explorer under Spanish rule.

Next, you will pay a visit to the Virgen de la Regla Church. Home to the painting of Africa’s Nuestra Señor Virgen de Regla, also known as the Lady of the Rule, this site garners a healthy number of pilgrims for her miraculous powers of healing and protection. This important artwork is now stored at a special room at the back of the church where devotees line up to kiss or touch the Virgen as part of their “panaad” or devotion.

From the church, you will proceed to the local market where you can buy Cebuano food and goodies. Next, you will be taken to Alegre Guitar Factory, home to the country’s best guitar craftsmen. Cap off your day tour by shopping at the souvenir center to bring home some trinkets to remind you of this wonderful island.

Book this tour to explore Mactan’s rich history and culture. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Included

Air-Conditioned Vehicle
English - Speaking Guide
Water
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Entrance Fee to Lapu Lapu Shrine
Entrance Fee to Magellan's Shrine
Entrance Fee to Virgen Dela Regla National Shrine

Activities

Sightseeing and Walking

Attractions

Cebu
Magellan's Shrine
Virgen dela Regla National Shrine
Mactan Shrine

What to bring

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

Good to know

- All our guides speak English.

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

- Wear comfortable shoes.

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