Manila Historical Sightseeing Tour + Transfers | Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church & War Memorial

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Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
8 hours
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Experience the rich heritage of Manila on this private Manila historical tour. Perfect for those seeking a seamless and immersive journey through Manila's captivating past, this day tour to Manila historical sites includes hassle-free accommodation pick-up and drop-off with private transfers, the assistance of a knowledgeable DOT (Department of Tourism) tour guide, and entrance fees to attractions included in the itinerary.

Enjoy the convenience of accommodation pick-up within NCR and Cavite, where a designated driver will pick you up from your location. You will then begin with a rolling tour around the vibrant SM Mall of Asia, allowing you to witness its impressive architectural marvels. Next, continue along the picturesque Roxas Boulevard, renowned for its stunning coastal views and bustling activity.

Uncover Manila's past at historic Fort Santiago, where you can explore dungeons from the Spanish colonial era. Next, discover the life and legacy of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal at the Jose Rizal Museum. Immerse yourself in Manila's history as you step into its intriguing past at these iconic sites.

A visit to the magnificent San Agustin Church is next. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an architectural masterpiece that showcases the city's strong religious heritage. Then, embark on a rolling tour through the bustling Makati Business District, and witness the modern side of Manila's growth and development.

Enjoy a delicious lunch during your day tour at either BGC or Makati, where you can choose from a wide range of dining options. Lunch at BGC or Makati is not included in the tour, and guests are responsible for the cost. This allows you to choose and enjoy a dining experience that suits your personal preferences.

Afterward, pay homage at the American War Memorial, which stands as a solemn tribute to the fallen soldiers who fought during World War II. Discover the touching history that surrounds this meaningful battle monument and let yourself be immersed in its powerful story.

As the tour ends, you will be taken back to your accommodations, leaving you with cherished memories of a day well spent exploring the historical gems of Manila. 

Discover the best of Manila’s historical sites with this private Manila historical sightseeing tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Accommodation Pick up and Drop off within NCR and Cavite
Manila historical sites and American War Memorial Private Tour with DOT Tour Guide Assistance
Tour Itinerary: SM Mall of Asia (Rolling Tour), Roxas Boulevard (Rolling Tour), Fort Santiago, The Dungeons, Jose Rizal Museum, San Agustin Church, Makati Business District (Rolling Tour), and American War Memorial
Entrance fees included in the itinerary
Private vehicle transfers
Not Included: Meals, Other Activities, Tips, and Gratuities


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Outdoor & Adventure Activities
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What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher
Mobile, Camera & Powerbank with Waterproof Case
Reusable Water Bottle
Personal Sanitation Kit (Alcohol, Tissue, Wet Wipes)
Trail foods (nuts, dried fruits, jellies, energy bars)
Personal medicine and first aid kit
Headlamp/Flashlight with extra batteries
Neck cover, arm sleeves, bonnet, gloves, jacket, and raincoat
Sun Protection (Cap, bandana/scarf, sunblock, shades, etc)
Extra clothes, toiletries and towel

Good to know

Tour Information: This joiner tour is available daily.

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 Mcdo SM MOA or Greenfield Distrcit at least thirty (30) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited. To arrange for a private hotel pick-up and drop-off, please email Additional transportation fees apply.

Tour Proper: We highly advise that hikers wear comfortable hiking shoes or sandals. If you don't have hiking shoes, running shoes will do but please avoid wearing slippers. Trekking pants and shorts, leggings, or jogging pants for the bottom garment. Avoid denim pants or skinny jeans as they might restrict your movement. Use a dry-fit shirt or rash guard and avoid wearing cotton shirts. Guests may opt to bring a cap, arm sleeves, or head buff to help protect from sunburn and a pair of gloves to be used in climbing up the rock formation: ordinary, gym, garden gloves will do- this is available at the jump-off point for 50php per pair. Be mindful of your personal belongings during the tour.

Children Friendly: Yes! Prepare his or her medical certificate (fit to climb)

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

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There may be a medium to extreme activity so we suggest to consult with your physician before proceeding with your booking and secure a medical certificate (Fit to climb)

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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