Iloilo City Night Tour to Old Mansions and Heritage Landmarks with Hotel Transfers

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Summary

Tour starts
Iloilo, Philippines
Duration
4,5 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
7 years old

Description

Go on a fun-filled night adventure and see a different side of Iloilo City with this Iloilo night tour. The city is filled with rich stories of history and culture with its well-preserved buildings and ancestral houses, which you can get a glimpse of in this 9-hour tour that includes transfers. 

After being picked up by your accommodation in Iloilo City at around 5 PM, the Iloilo heritage tour will start with a visit to Plaza Libertad, where the Philippine Flag was raised after Spain surrendered Iloilo in 1898. After that, you'll head to the Iloilo City Hall to learn more about the city's history. The Ker & Co Building is nearby, a structure important to the city's history, as it played a key role in Iloilo's economic growth. You'll also learn about this economic growth at your next stop, the Museum of Philippine Economic History.

After a visit to the museum, you'll head to the restored Sunburst Park. The park was named after the US Army 40th Infantry Sunburst Division, who helped free Panay Island from the Japanese during World War II. Your next stop is the Old Capital Building of Iloilo or Casa Real. The building is now considered a National Historical Site by the National Historical Institute. The 112-old building located along General Luna Street and Muelle Loney Street was used by the Japanese forces during World War II. Before heading to Casa Mariquit, you'll also visit the Provincial Capitol & National Museum Grounds.

The first ancestral house you'll be visiting is Casa Mariquit, an over 200-year-old Spanish house that showcases the story of the Javellana and Lopez families of Iloilo. Not too far is the Jaro Cathedral, where you will find a collection of images of male saints inside. The only female image is that of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria or Lady of Candles perched on a glass shrine on its façade. 

Next, you'll visit Molo Mansion, a beautiful ancestral house featuring classic Philippine colonial architecture. Afterward, you'll drop by the Eusebio-Villanueva house. It is a two-story building made of Narra wood, galvanized iron, and concrete used by the Japanese as their headquarters and functioned as their torture chamber and prison. 

You will then head to Casa Sanson Y Montinola in Jaro, a house exhibiting the Spanish, Chinese, Muslim, and Filipino architectural designs. Situated along Lopez street, the two-story house of the Montinolas shows the lifestyle of the Ilonggo elite. The house is also known as the Antillan House.

After that, you will be headed to what used to be the Iloilo Provincial Jail but is now a museum showcasing the rich history and culture of Western Visayas. Your last stop is the Philippine American Cemetery at the Jaro district, the burial ground for Americans in Iloilo during their occupation in the Philippines.

Be amazed by Iloilo City's mansions and other old structures in this Iloilo city tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Free accommodation pick-up and drop off within Iloilo City
Complimentary Bottled Water
Iloilo City Mystery Evening Private Tour with Tour Guide Assistance
Tour Itinerary: Plaza Libertad, Iloilo City Hall, Kerr & Co. Building, Museum of Philippine Economic History, Sunburst Park, Casa Real, Provincial Capitol & National Museum Grounds
STOPS: Casa Mariquit, Jaro Cathedral, Molo Mansion, Eusebio-Villanueva House, Antillian House, Prison de Iloilo, Philippine American Cemetery
Local Driver
Not Included: Meals, Entrance fees for additional itineraries, tips and gratuities

Activities

Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Sightseeing
Private Tours

What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher
Mobile, Camera & Powerbank
Reusable Water Bottle
Umbrella or Cap
Personal Sanitation Kit (Alcohol, Tissue, Wet Wipes)

Good to know

Tour Information: This private tour is available daily from 05:00PM - 09:00PM.

Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address. Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready. On the day of the tour, your assigned Tour Guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel within Iloilo City at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited.

Tour Proper: Please be reminded also to dress appropriately. Be mindful of your personal belongings during the tour.

Children Friendly: Yes! Children 7 and above may join this activity.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that the establishment does not allow pets inside.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. However, please be advised that this tour includes mostly walking tours and may not be suitable for PWDs or individuals with existing cardiovascular ailments.

Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the activity 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval. No shows are not entitled to reschedule and refund.

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