Vigan Historical Sightseeing City Day Tour with Transfers

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Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
12 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Explore the must-see landmarks in Vigan on this historical sightseeing day tour. If you like going on cultural and historical trips combined with some sightseeing of natural wonders, this tour is perfect for you. This tour is inclusive of tour permits, all entrance fees, free hotel pick-up and drop-off, and the services of a DOT-accredited tour guide.

You will be picked up from your accommodation within Vigan City. From there, you will be taken to Bantay Church and Bell Tower. One of the oldest churches in Vigan, Bantay Church is the location of the famous Bell Tower, which was initially constructed in 1591 as the town's watchtower. 

The Archbishop's Palace is your next stop, which is the only ecclesiastical palace from the 18th century still standing in the Philippines. You will also visit St. Paul Cathedral, which has long served as a site of intense Roman Catholic devotion.

Next, you will go to Calle Crisologo, a historical cobblestoned street full of beautifully maintained mansions that are the former residences of well-known historical figures. You will also visit Crisologo Museum, where you can check out the memorabilia and furniture of the late former politician, Floro S. Crisologo.  

After a quick visit to Ilocos Regional Complex, you will go to Pagburnayan, a pottery shop where you can learn the basics of pottery. Next, you will visit The Baluarte Chavit Singson, popularly known as Baluarte Zoo, which is a zoological park in Vigan owned by politician Chavit Singson. 

Numerous live creatures are on display in the Baluarte, including camels, kangaroos, tigers, and lions, to mention a few. Additionally, there is a gallery showcasing Singson's safari-related collection inside the Baluarte. You will cap off your trip with a visit to Cristy’s Loomweaving, where you can see up close how they weave the Ilocos way.

Pack your camera and join this tour around Vigan’s picturesque attractions. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Private Vigan City day tour with DOT-accredited tour guide and private transfers
Tour permits and all entrance fees
Visit Bantay Church and Bell Tower, Arch's Bishop Palace, St. Paul Cathedral, Cole Crisologo, Crisologo Museum, llocos Regional Complex, Pagburnayan, Baluarte and Cristy's Loomweaving
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Vigan City
Not Included: other activities, meals, tips and gratuities


Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
Outdoor Activities

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Vehicle type to be used will vary depending on number of guests. Meals or drinks are not yet included

Children Friendly: Yes. Children 0-3 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: Yes.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes.

Pick-up time is customizable but the standard pick-up time is at 6:30 AM Philippine Standard Time. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

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 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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