Historic Mactan and Cebu Tourist Spots | Shared Tour with Lunch

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Cebu, Philippines at 08:30
6 hours
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See the historic highlights of Cebu tourist attractions in this budget-friendly day tour. Covering important sites in both Cebu City and Mactan, this trip is perfect for those who are interested in history and culture.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in the morning along with the others joining the tour. At your first stop, you will see two of Mactan’s most important landmarks: Lapu-Lapu Monument and Magellan’s Shrine. These commemorate the Battle of Mactan, where a native chieftain, Lapu-Lapu, defeated the Spanish colonizers led by Ferdinand Magellan.

You will then head to Alegre Guitar Factory, a family business that has been producing world-class guitars for generations. Observe how skilled craftsmen make these musical instruments from scratch, and of course, you can buy one to take home!

You will then head to Cebu City, where you will check out the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. This structure is said to be the oldest Chinese house built outside China. You will also visit the Heritage Monument; it depicts important events in the history of the province through sculptures.

From there, you will go to Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. This place of worship houses the Sto. Niño de Cebu, the oldest Catholic relic in the Philippines.

Another landmark you will see is Magellan’s Cross; it celebrates the birth of Catholicism in the country. Magellan brought the cross with him in 1521, when the Spanish arrived in the Philippines. Then, depending on the size of the group, your last stop will either be the Taoist Temple or Pedro Calungsod Chapel.

Hop on this budget day tour and get to know Cebu’s rich history and heritage. Check availability by choosing a date above.


Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Tour Coordinator
Hotel Pick Up within Cebu City
Entrance Fees to Mactan Island
Entrance Fees to Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
Entrance Fees to Taoist Temple Cebu
Lunch Buffet


Sightseeing and Walking
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour


Magellan's Cross
Alegre Guitars
Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño
Heritage of Cebu Monument
Colon Street
Mactan Shrine
Lapu-Lapu Monument

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Historic Mactan and Cebu Tourist Spots | Shared Tour with Lunch - day 1


08:00 Hotel Pick up

09:30 Mactan Shrine and Lapu-lapu Monument. The Mactan Shrine located in Mactan Island,

Cebu is dedicated in honor of Lapu-Lapu, Ferdinand Magellan, and the Battle of Mactan.

10:30 Alegre Guitars Factory. Cebu is known as home of the best guitar craftsmen in the

Philippines. Not only are the guitars delicately crafted, they are exceptionally durable,

affordable, and of great quality.

11:30 Buffet Lunch

13:00 Cebu Taoist Temple. Taoist temple located in Beverly Hills Subdivision of Cebu City,

Philippines. The temple is built by Cebu's substantial Chinese community in 1972.

13:30 Running Tour

Cebu Provincial Capitol. Located at the north end of Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City. It

was designed by Juan M. Arellano, a known Filipino architect.

Fuente Osmena Circle. In the heart of uptown Cebu City is a rotunda park with a

picturesque fountain in the center. This is the famous Fuente Osmeña Circle, which is a

focal landmark for the Queen City of the South.

Colon Street. A historical street in downtown Cebu City that is often called the oldest and

the shortest national road in the Philippines.

13:40 Heritage of Cebu Monument. The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a tableau of sculptures

made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing scenes about events and structures

related to the history of Cebu.

13:50 Yap- Sandiego Ancestral House. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House was built sometime

between 1675 and 1700. It was originally owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan

Yap and his wife, Dona Maria Florido.

14:00 Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. The oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, it is built

on the spot where the image of the Santo Nino de Cebu was found during the expedition

of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Magellan's Cross. Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish

explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on

March 15 , 1521.

14:30 End of Tour

15:00 Drop off Hotel

What to bring

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

Good to know

- Drop Off Location will be in Ayala Center Cebu.

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

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