Intramuros Tours
Discover Intramuros, the oldest district of Manila. Known as the Walled City, Intramuros is home historic landmarks such as Fort Santiago, the San Diego Gardens and the José Rizal Shrine.

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Intramuros Tours

Discover Intramuros, the oldest district of Manila. Known as the Walled City, Intramuros is home historic landmarks such as Fort Santiago, the San Diego Gardens and the José Rizal Shrine.
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Intramuros and Rizal Park | Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Discover the highlights of Intramuros and Rizal Park in Manila by joining this day tour. Perfect for history enthusiasts, this tour will take you to various locations that helped shape the course of Philippine history.  You will meet your guide in front of Fort Santiago in Intramuros. Listen closely as your guide briefs you about the day’s activities. You will start with a walking tour inside Rizal Shrine Museum. Learn about the National Hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal, during the museum tour. Here you’ll see artifacts from his childhood, writing journey, and pivotal moments leading up to his death. Hop aboard the horse-drawn carriage which is the main highlight of the tour. Along with your guide, you’ll visit historical sites, such as the Premier Church of the Philippines, the Manila Cathedra. You will also visit the Palacio del Gobernador, which was the first official residence of the Spanish Governor-General in the country. You will pass through Casa Manila, a Spanish colonial home showcasing the lives of the upper class during the Spanish Era. Take photos of the oldest church of the Philippines, San Agustin Church, as you’ll also be seeing it up close. You’ll stop at the Philippine Presidents’ Gallery where you can immerse yourself in the history of politics, as well as visit the former location of Gen. MacArthur’s headquarters. After passing through the historical fort called Baluarte de San Diego, your carriage will bring you to Rizal Park. Together with your guide, you’ll be dropped off at the visitors’ center for briefing. Rizal Park, also called by the locals as Luneta Park, is a big park dotted with historical markers, plazas, open lawns, paved walks, open-air concert hall, and many more. Enjoy the excursion and make sure to take a photo with the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal before going back to Intramuros. Now it’s time to visit the various schools within the walled-city such as Lyceum, Mapua, and many more. After that, you’ll make your way to Fort Santiago where your tour ends. Don’t miss out on this cultural immersion in the walled city of Intramuros by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2,5 hours
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All year
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Historical Tour of Intramuros on Horse-Drawn Carriage

Learn about the history of the Philippines when you visit Intramuros in Manila on a horse-drawn carriage. Taking you on an excursion inside the walled-city, this budget-friendly tour is perfect if you want to explore the various tourist destinations inside and learn its significance for the Filipino people while riding a unique transportation. The day begins when you meet your guide at Fort Santiago for a short walking tour inside the Rizal Shrine Museum. While here, you’ll be able to learn about the Philippine’s National Hero, Jose Rizal, and how he changed the course of the nation through his writings. After the walking tour, you will board a carruaje or a horse-drawn carriage manned by a rig driver; signaling the start of the cultural immersion around the vicinity of Intramuros. Along with your guide, you’ll pass through the Manila Cathedral first. It is the main Roman Catholic Church and is considered as one of the most beautiful churches in the country due to its rustic and classic interior. Afterwards, you’ll pass through Palacio del Gobernador next. Built in 1976, the government building was used as a headquarters during the Spanish colonization. You’ll also be seeing Casa Manila, where one can witness how high-class Filipinos lived during the Spanish colonial times. Beside it, you’ll be seeing the oldest church in the country, San Agustin Church. Built in 1571, it stayed firm despite the destruction caused in Intramuros during World War II. You’ll make your stop at the Philippine President’s Gallery, where you can learn about the history of the presidents of the country. After walking through the wall, you’ll arrive at the former location of Gen. MacArthur Headquarters. Learn about his pivotal role in the country’s history before passing through Baluarte de San Diego, a historical fort that stood the test of time and helped defend the land of the Philippines. Discover the historical wonder of Intramuros in this one of a kind horse-drawn carriage tour in the city of Manila. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1 hour
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All year
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Bamboo Bike Guided Tour of Intramuros and Manila Sunset

Come along and discover the historical places found within The Walled City of Intramuros  on  a bamboo bike. If you're up for a one of a kind experience and you want to appreciate the beauty of Manila Bay's famous sunset, then this budget-friendly tour is perfect for you. You will first gather at the Bambike HQ where Bambassador guide will give you instructions on how to use the bikes properly before distributing them. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bamboo bike. From there, you will begin your relaxing biking tour within The Walled City. Head to your first stop, Plaza San Luis that is named after an old town in historical Manila. You will see Filipino-Spanish buildings in this plaza that will take you back in time. From there, you will head next to the stop by the Japanese Cannon, where you will learn about their history from your guide. After few meters of cycling, you'll make your way to Puerta Real Gardens where you can appreciate the lush greenery and abundant flowers. Puerta Del Parian, on the other hand, is an entrance gate built in the 1590s that served as a passageway for the merchants and was also used as the main entrance to Intramuros. Afterward, you will visit one Plaza Roma, which is located a few steps from the Manila Cathedral. Spend some time relaxing or walking around the area. You may also opt to pose for creative photos featuring your bamboo bikes. Capping off the tour is a visit to Bayleaf Hotel Sky Deck where you are treated to a panoramic sunset city view. Enjoy the sunset glow with your complimentary drink before you return the bike to their HQ. Explore some of the best nostalgic places in Intramuros with this unique mode of transportation. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Bamboo Bike Express Guided Tour of Intramuros Manila

Tour around the historical and beautiful neighborhood of Intramuros on bamboo bicycles through this express guided tour. If you don’t have enough time to explore Manila, but want to visit all the interesting sites in the area, then this shared tour package is perfect for you and your group. Intramuros, which means “within in the walls” in Spanish, is well-known for the stone walls that enclose the entire area. With its rich history and stunning architecture, you’ll surely enjoy the culture, the sights, and all the stories behind the oldest district of Manila. The tour officially begins as soon as you arrive at the Bambike HQ, located at the Plaza San Luis Complex. Make sure to come early to have enough time to choose a bamboo bike of your liking, as each eco-friendly bike is crafted uniquely in different designs. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bike.Once you’ve hopped on your bike, you’re off to go on your express tour with your Bambassador guide.  The first of your many stops is Plaza San Luis. Named after an old town in Manila, the area is currently a cultural and commercial complex and is composed of several houses, each representing different eras of Filipino-Spanish architecture. Pause and take a moment to listen to your Bambassador guide who will tell you about the rich history of the area before you cycle off to the Japanese canons and the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens, a place abundant with tropical greens and coconut palms. Take a minute to bask in the view before heading off to your next stop. Built in 1593, the Puerta Del Parian served as one of the earliest entrances of Intramuros and is still in use today. Go people-watching on the busy gateway before heading just outside the walls of Intramuros to find the Aduana Building—your next stop. Also known as “Intendencia,” the building was used as a customs house back in 1935 and has gone through a lot before becoming into the ruins that it is today. Don’t forget to take photos before heading off to the historic Manila Cathedral, the first cathedral in the Philippines built in 1571. If you’re lucky, you might even get to catch a glimpse of an ongoing wedding there before heading off to Plaza de Roma, the center of Intramuros and one of two major public squares of the city. Enjoy the open space and be in the moment as you walk around the plaza. With many tourist spots to visit and also things to do, it’s easy to get lost in the sights of Intramuros. Your memorable tour officially ends when you head back to the Bambike HQ and bid farewell to both your Bambassador guide and the city of Intramuros. Come along to get to know Intramuros on an eco-friendly bamboo bicycle in this guided Bambike express tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Historical Intramuros Manila Guided Tour in Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes

Intramuros, Metro Manila — Explore the historical Walled City of Intramuros, Manila on eco-friendly bamboo bikes through this guided tour. If you want a unique experience in a well-known tourist destination, this budget-friendly experience is perfect for you. Intramuros is the oldest district of Manila and is also known as the “The Walled City” due to the massive stone walls that completely surround the area. With this tour, you’ll get to know its rich history on a handmade bamboo bike made by local craftsmen. The tour starts when you arrive at the Bambike HQ at the Plaza San Luis Complex. Come early so you will have time to choose your bamboo bike. Each bike is distinct with different designs, so feel free to state your preference. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bike. Your first destination is Plaza San Luis, currently a cultural and commercial complex composed of five houses. You will stop here and your guide will tell you about the tourist attraction. You will then go to the Japanese cannons and the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens. Take a moment to appreciate the greenery before heading to your fourth stop, Puerta Del Parian.  After hearing about this gateway, you will check out the ruins of Aduana Building next, which is located just outside the walls of Intramuros. From there, you will go to the historic Manila Cathedral that was built in 1571. It's the very first cathedral in the Philippines. If you’re lucky, you might even catch an ongoing wedding there. The Manila Cathedral is in front of Plaza de Roma, one of the major public squares of the city. The final stops are the famous Fort Santiago, which was used as a defense fortress of the city in the past, and the San Agustin Church, which has been rebuilt three times due to war and natural disasters. With all the gorgeous cobblestone streets and impressive architecture, soak in all the sights as your friendly Bambassador tour guides discuss in detail the story behind each site before biking back to the Bambike HQ, which signifies the end of the tour. Pedal your way around the historic city of Intramuros on a unique, eco-friendly bamboo bike in this guided Bambike tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Half-Day Historical Intramuros Manila Walking Guided Tour

Pack light and bring out your camera for a half-day walking tour around the Walled City of Intramuros in Manila. If you’re a history enthusiast, this tour is a perfect portal to one of the most historic sites in the capital of the Philippines.  You will meet your tour guide at the Fort Santiago entrance gate. Fort Santiago is one of the most important historical sites within Metro Manila. Built by the Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi in 1571, Fort Santiago served as a defensive fortress for then newly established city of Manila. During your tour, go on a scenic walk around the fort which boasts impressive architecture and extensive military history. Learn about the last remaining days of our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago before his execution - from learning about the original copy of “Mi Ultimo Adios” to Rizal’s vertebra damaged by the firing squad. You will also find eerie dungeons just outside the Rizal Shrine which were used as prison cells during World War II. Pay your respect in the memorial cross built for the victims at Fort Santiago. You'll head next to the iconic Manila Cathedral. Also known as the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, this church has been a venue for papal masses in the country with Pope Francis in 2015, Blessed Paul VI in 1970, and St. John Paul II in 1981.  After exploring the cathedral, explore the cobblestone streets of Intramuros by a kalesa or a horse-drawn carriage ride. Visit the Memorare Manila 1945 monument built to commemorate the lost lives during the Battle of Manila. Cap off the tour with a visit to Casa Manila, a museum that resembles a 19th-century mansion. The two-story museum depicts the colonial lifestyle featuring paintings, furniture, tableware, and books from the Spanish Era. Get ready to explore the Walled City of Intramuros and discover why it's a must-visit culture space in the country. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
3,5 hours
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About Intramuros Tours

Go inside the historic walls of Intramuros and learn about its rich past. Visit its various tourist attractions that offer a glimpse to Manila’s colonial past.

1. Why is Intramuros called the ‘Walled City’?

Intramuros is called the ‘Walled City’ because of its most prominent characteristic: nearly three miles of massive stone walls and fortifications that cover the whole district almost entirely.

2. Where is Intramuros located?

Intramuros is situated south of the Pasig River and east of Manila Bay. It’s 12 kilometers from Ninoy Aquino International Airport which is about 40 minutes away.

3. How do you get to Intramuros?

You can get to Intramuros by riding the LRT, jeepney, taxi cabs, or by joining a tour

4. What are the top tourist destinations included in Intramuros tours?

The top tourist destinations in Intramuros include Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, Plaza de Roma, Casa Manila, San Agustin Church, Baluarte de San Diego, and Bahay Tsinoy. It’s also often combined with a visit to Rizal Park.

5. What are the ways to tour around Intramuros?

Once inside Intramuros, you may walk, ride a tricycle, ride a horse-drawn carriage, or ride an eco-friendly bamboo bike.

6. Is there an entrance fee in Intramuros?

There is no entrance fee to Intramuros but most tourist attractions inside the walled city have an entrance fee. Most guided tours include entrance fee on their itinerary.

7. How long does an Intramuros tour last?

Most Intramuros tours last for 3 to 4 hours. It depends on the tour package you availed of.

8. What should I wear during an Intramuros tour?

Wear light and comfortable clothes as you’ll be doing a lot of walking and most tourist spots are found outdoors.

9. Will there be Intramuros tours during the rainy season?

It depends on the storm signal and the discretion of the tour operator.