Bulacan Barasoain Church & Ancestral Houses Food and Heritage Day Tour with Transfers from the City
Feed your tummy and senses when you go on this food and heritage day tour in Bulacan. This is perfect for those who want to learn more about the province’s culture as it will bring you to Barasoain Church, ancestral houses, and other landmarks and allow you to try several local delicacies. This day tour also comes with lunch and free pick-up and drop-off within Makati City.
Start your day by meeting up with your guide and driver. If you’re staying in a hotel in Makati, you will be picked up from there. Otherwise, you need to head to the designated pick-up point within the city. After getting settled in the car, you’ll head to Bulacan.
Your first stop is Gorio and Mimi’s Special Kakanin. Here, you’ll sample kakanin, local delicacies made with sticky rice. These include kutsinta, sapin-sapin, and bibingka. You will also see how some of these delicacies are made through a food demonstration.
Next, you’ll go on a Kamestizuhan heritage walking tour, which will take you to some ancestral houses in the district, including the Dr. Luis Santos House, an art-deco structure built in 1933, and the Bautista house, originally built in 1855 but was reconstructed in 1877 with a Neoclassical design.
Afterward, you’ll head to the Malolos Cathedral, also known as Minor Basilica and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Malolos. After touring the cathedral, you’ll make your way to the Casa Real Shrine, which celebrates the 20 women of Malolos who campaigned to have the first adult school for women established in 1889.
You’ll have lunch at a local restaurant, where you will enjoy a demonstration of how Hamon Bulakenya, a local ham marinated in pineapple juice and beer.
You’ll then head to your next stop, Barasoain Church. Also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, the church is known for its unique Baroque Renaissance Revival architectural style. In fact, the image of the church used to be included in some of the country’s peso bills. You’ll continue your tour and head to the Marcelo H. Del Pilar Shrine, a 10-foot national shrine in the writer’s birthplace in Barangay San Nicolas.
Afterward, you’ll proceed to the Milagros Enriquez Ancestral House. where you will watch a putungan, a local crowning ceremony. You might be the lucky guest who gets serenaded during the coronation! You will also see a demonstration of puni, or coconut frond weaving. Before heading to your last stop, you’ll enjoy a snack of Empanada de Kaliskis at the house.
Shop for snacks and pasalubong at Eurobake Restaurant, the creator of inipit, a pastry sandwich with different fillings, before heading back to Makati.
Explore Bulacan and learn more about the province’s food and culture with this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Good to know
Children Friendly: Yes! There is no minimum age to join this tour as long as an adult is present at all times.
Pet Friendly: No. They may not be allowed in some establishments and restaurants.
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes! There are no extreme physical activities.
Pick-up: Pick-up time is at 7:00 AM Philippine Standard Time for any hotels within Makati City only. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the pick-up time needs to be changed to accommodate changes. Additional fees may apply.
Booking Period: Please book 14 days in advance as some of the ingredients for the food component of this tour may be hard to procure.
Rebooking and Cancellations: The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 2 weeks before your original schedule subject to approval. Tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 2 weeks prior to original tour date.