Discover the rich history of Tacloban City on this private tour that will take you to the popular historic and religious sites. If you consider yourself a history buff, this tour is perfect for you.
Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Tacloban and take you straight to San Juanico Bridge. This bridge spans over two kilometers long, making it the longest bridge in the Philippines. It has spectacular views of the sea and sky and connects two towns from different islands: Santa Rita in Samar and Tacloban City. This makes trading and exporting easier.
Your next stop is the MV Jocelyn Shipwreck. Unveiled back in 2015, this cargo ship was washed ashore during the storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The original ship was converted into a memorial dedicated to the lives it took that day.
Around three kilometers from the shipwreck is the Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Park, one of the many projects of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos outside of Manila. In your tour of this extravagant property, you will find a shrine dedicated to Sto. Niño and a great collection of art pieces from different parts of the Philippines. Because the property used to be a vacation home of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, you will find luxurious facilities here, as well. There are several guest rooms, a grand ballroom, dining hall, and glamorous furniture, among others.
From there, you will make your way to the Astrodome for some photo-ops before heading to Yolanda Memorial Monument in Sagkahan. Just like MV Jocelyn Shipwreck, this marker is erected as a remembrance of the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Another site you will be visiting is the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park. Located at the Red Beach in Palo, a small town near Tacloban, the park serves as a tribute to the American-Filipino alliance. From there, you will head downtown where you will go on a running tour around the City Hall, Provincial Capitol, Divine Word Hospital and Divine Word University, UP Tacloban, and the Magsaysay Blvd.
Discover a big chunk of the country’s history in the city of Tacloban with this sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.