Mactan Island Historic Tour | Private Half Day Trip

Mactan Island Historic Tour | Private Half Day Trip
Lapu-Lapu Monument
Mactan Island Historic Tour | Private Half Day Trip
Alegre Guitar Factory
Magellan's Shrine
10,000 Roses Cafe
Artificial Led Rose

Discover the history of Mactan Island with this private half day trip to its iconic sites. Taking just half a day to complete, this tour is perfect for families and group of friends who want to get a deeper insight on the island’s roots in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

After being picked up from your hotel in Cebu or Mactan, you will head straight to Lapu-Lapu City to visit the historical Magellan’s Shrine and Lapu-Lapu Monument. The two sites serve as an important remembrance to the Battle of Mactan where native chieftain Lapu-Lapu opposed the forces led by Ferdinand Magellan. Lapu-Lapu is honored as the first Philippine national hero who resisted foreign rule.

Magellan’s Shrine, also called “Liberty Shrine,” is an obelisk built during the Spanish colonial period in honor of the Portuguese explorer. Despite being defaced during American rule, this shrine is still up today to honor the Magellan for introducing Catholicism in the country.

From the shrine, you will be driven to Alegre Guitar Factory, a family-run enterprise that has been in business for decades. Here you will see the intricate process of how their skilled craftsmen build world-class guitars – from choosing the material and shaping the wood to fastening the last piece that completes the musical instrument. You will also see an array of finished products, which are ready to be sold if you fancy having one.

For an additional fee, you can also opt to visit the highly-popular 10,000 Roses Cafe. It is one of the newest attractions in Cebu, primarily for its thousands of paper roses that are lighted up at night. Enjoy the great view of the ocean from their café or buy some rose-themed products at their souvenir shop.

Join this tour to learn more about the historical sites in the island of Mactan. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing and Walking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Alegre Guitars, Cebu, Mactan, Magellan's Shrine , Lapu-Lapu Monument
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00. 13:00,

Pick Up and Drop Off Location: Cebu City 

To avoid delays, please be ready for pickup 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.

  • English - Speaking Guide

  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Lunch

  • Water

  • Airport Transfer

  • Tips/Gratuities

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)

  • Extra Clothes

  • Water

Good to know:

- All our guides speak English.

- A side trip to 10,000 Roses is available for an extra fee.

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

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Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees