Hop on board and learn about the rich history and culture of Cebu City in the comfort of your own car. From visiting Magellan’s Cross to the Heritage Monument, this trip will definitely be appreciated by history lovers.
Your trip will start when you’re picked up from Cebu City and driven to Fort San Pedro, a former military base now housing a museum, theater, and park after its restoration. Walk through its many chambers and get a glimpse of the remnants from the Spanish Colonial era.
Next, you will pay a visit to Magellan’s Cross, the most well-known historical landmark in the city. It commemorates the arrival of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and the introduction of Catholicism in the country. From here, you will proceed to Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, the oldest Catholic chapel in the country.
From Magellan's Cross, you will head to the Casa Gorordo Museum. Declared as a National Historical Landmark, this former residence-turned-museum of a 19th century affluent family showcases the culture and lifestyle of that age. Displayed are gardening, home equipment, and furniture used during their time.
From the museum, you will go to the Heritage Monument, a tableau of sculptures that represents events of historical significance to the city. Here you can find effigies of the baptism of Rajah Humabon, a procession of the Santo Niño, a Roman Catholic mass, and the Battle of Mactan between Lapu-Lapu and Ferdinand Magellan.
Capping off this tour is a visit to the Taoist Temple, a stark contrast to the heavy influence of the Catholic religion on the city. The temple offers three separate winding paths to foster meditation, a chapel where you can perform a ritual with two wooden blocks to try your luck with wishes, a library, a souvenir shop, and a scenic view of downtown Cebu.
Book this tour to take a trip down the history lane by visiting the significant sites in the city where Spanish colonizers first set foot. Check availability by choosing a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
- Wear comfortable shoes.