Pilgrimage Tours
The Philippines has a long history of religious influences. From the advent of Islam in the 14th century to the rise of Christianity during the Spanish colonial period, these influences have left a treasure trove of historical structures and artifacts. See them all in our pilgrimage tours.

Pilgrimage Tours

The Philippines has a long history of religious influences. From the advent of Islam in the 14th century to the rise of Christianity during the Spanish colonial period, these influences have left a treasure trove of historical structures and artifacts. See them all in our pilgrimage tours.
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Half-Day Church Tour in Naga I With CWC Watersports Complex Side Trip

Go on a road trip to Naga City’s revered cathedrals and shrines by joining this half-day pilgrim’s tour. You will also get to enjoy a side-trip to Camarines Sur Watersports Complex. This tour gives you the opportunity to travel to Naga City’s churches in the comforts of a private air-conditioned van, with the company of your local guide. Your pilgrimage tour begins after you are picked up from your accommodation in Naga. Among other churches, you will visit the former and present home of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region. Our Lady of Peñafrancia is widely venerated not just in Naga City, but also all over the Philippines and East Asia. The huge devotion to the Lady Peñafrancia has made Naga one of the greatest sites of Christian pilgrimage in the region. The tour will take you to the Peñafrancia Shrine, which previously housed the Lady of Peñafrancia. You will also visit the Basílica Minore de Peñafrancia or the Peñafrancia Basilica, the new home of the venerated statue.   Another top pilgrimage destination is the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral is recognized as the biggest church in Southern Luzon. It also boasts a beautiful Roman Baroque architecture that adds to its grandeur.   You will also stop by San Francisco Church, the first church built by the San Franciscan friars in Southeast Asia in 1578. This historic church also witnessed the surrender of the Spanish soldiers during the Philippine Revolution. After your pilgrimage road trip to Naga City’s churches, the tour will also take you to other historical spots in the city.  One of which is the Quince Martires Monument which was built in honor of the 15 Bicolano martyrs who opposed the Spanish government. Another hero honored with a monument is Dr. Jose Rizal. Plaza Rizal was built to commemorate the national hero’s contribution to the country’s independence. Across Plaza Rizal is Plaza Quezon, the biggest among the city plazas. Plaza Quezon is where various cultural festivities, including the Peñafrancia Festival, are held. You will also be given the chance to catch a glimpse of Naga City during the Spanish Regime when you visit Plaza Nueva Caceres. Nueva Caceres is Naga’s old name. The plaza was constructed to highlight the city’s historical milestones. After your pilgrimage and historical tour, you will now head to your side trip to the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC). Just a few minutes away from Naga City, this world-class watersport park is one of Bicol’s must-visit. Wakeboard, wakeskate, and water ski to your heart’s content. It’s a great way to wrap up the day’s exploration. Join this pilgrimage tour to Naga, visit the city’s historical spots, and enjoy the exciting side-trip to a watersport complex. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Full-Day Iloilo Pilgrimage Tour | 7 Churches in 1 Day with Lunch

Join this pilgrimage tour where you get to see the top churches of Iloilo. From places of worship to historical attractions, this tour is suited for those who want to go on a sightseeing expedition while enjoying the religious side of the province.  The tour begins after your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Iloilo City. Your tour guide will discuss the itinerary as you travel to your first destination, Tigbauan Church. Be amazed with its unique Latin American Churrigueresque architecture that has been standing for more than a century.  Next, you will be heading to Guimbal Church, one of the oldest churches in the country. Built in 1774, this historic church was made with yellow sandstone and limestone rocks. Another church that you will be visiting is the San Joaquin Church, a National Cultural Treasure known for its unique frontal design. Its facade depicts the Spanish victory over Moroccan forces in the Battle of Tetouan. You will head to Arevalo Church next. This cross-shaped church with modern design is home to the third oldest Santo Niño figure in the Philippines. For lunch, you will be heading to Balay na Bato, a well-preserved heritage house built in 1865.  From there, you will be traveling to Miagao Church, also known as Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the four Baroque Churches in the Philippines. Next stop is Molo Church, a neo-gothic colonial church built in 1831. It was dubbed as a feminist church because of its all-women saints ensemble inside. Before the tour ends, you will be stopping by the Jaro Cathedral, one of Iloilo’s oldest churches. Built in 1864, this Baroque-style cathedral is home to the “Lady of Candles”, the only rose among the all-male row of saints inside the church.  Immerse yourself on a pilgrimage tour and get to know the historic and spiritual sites of Iloilo with this whole day Pilgrimage tour. Check availability by choosing date above.  

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Baguio City Pilgrimage for Marian Devotees Half-Day Tour with Lunch

See the religious sights of Baguio City with this pilgrimage around the summer capital’s Miraculous Marian Shrines. This is the perfect tour for those looking forward to a peaceful and less strenuous trip while enjoying the sights around the historic grotto sites and churches in the city. You can choose to join the morning or afternoon. Once your driver picks you up within Baguio City, you will head to Our Lady of Lourdes. You can find a 252-step stairway in this church, where you can pray and meditate as you ascend to the grotto at the top. The church is typically packed with devotees seeking the blessing of the Virgin Mary during Sundays and Holy Week.  From there, you will be taken to the Lady of Brown Madonna, which is also referred to as the ‘Shrine of the Brown Madonna.’ Originally built to connect La Union and Baguio City, the shrine now stands as a place of prayer and worship for devotees and tourists. After offering a little prayer at the shrine, you will stopover for lunch at one of the local restaurants.  The tour then continues at Our Lady of Covadonga, which houses one of the most venerated Marian images in the country, The Lady of Covadonga (‘The Queen of Benguet’). A number of miracles were reported upon her arrival in the province, promoting the site as a place of faith in the mountain province.  Your next destination is the main pilgrimage destination in the city, Our Lady of the Bleeding Heart. The shrine continues to attract devotees ever since the image shed blood in 1979. Devotees here are called ‘Missionaries of the Bleeding Heart of Mary.’ Your day tour will then end at the Our Lady of Atonement, also known as the ‘Baguio Cathedral’. This church is located on top of a hill and deemed as one of the most frequently visited churches in the city. Here, you can also see Session Road and Baguio’s skyline.  Get in touch with your inner faith within Baguio City’s miraculous Marian shrines with this half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Full-Day Church Tour in Cavite I with Private Transfer

See the religious side of Cavite with this guided tour of the beautiful churches found in the province. This budget-friendly trip is packed with picturesque structures and interesting stories that would appeal to everyone who loves to indulge themselves in the history of iconic pilgrimage sites in the country.  Your tour will start with an early-morning pick-up at Mall of Asia and a road trip to the city of Bacoor in Cavite. You will stop by the St. Michael the Archangel Parish, one of the oldest churches in the province established in 1752. This church is well-known for its distinct interior marked with the brown and gold theme and decorated with statues on the altar and pictures depicting religious scenes. You will head next to Imus City to visit the Our Lady of Pillar Parish Immaculate, a church made entirely of bricks and stone. You will see that the church’s façade resembles that of the fifth Manila Cathedral. You will be given enough time to explore the interior of the church to offer prayers and donations before you leave for your lunch at a local restaurant.  After eating, you will make your way to Nuestra Señora de Candelaria in Silang. Inside, you will see the remarkable simplicity of the church, with only shiny chandeliers and three retables adorning the interior. From Silang, you will be taken to Maragondon to visit Our Lady of Assumption Parish. Here, this church features an octagonal pulpit, three retables, and a wooden door carved with different designs. Up next is St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Kawit, the second oldest church in Cavite. You will find here an orange-brick façade, a four-story bell tower, three gold-and-white retables, and chandeliers hanging from above. Before heading home, you will drop a visit to the Diocesan Shrine of St. Augustine in Tanza. You can also explore the museum located beside the church. Learn more about the Caviteños’ faith in this one-day pilgrimage tour around the province’s historic churches. Check availability by choosing a date. Go on a road-trip to Cavite and visit the beautiful churches of the province on this guided private tour. Book this tour and get the chance to see the magnificent cathedrals and shrines of Cavite. This package is perfect for devotees who want to go on a pilgrimage tour in the province, or travelers who want to learn about the rich historical background of Cavite’s churches and admire their architechture. Travel to St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Imus Cathedral, Silang Church, Maragondon Church, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sta. Cruz Parish in the convenience of the tour’s air-conditioned van. Your tour will begin with an early-morning pick-up at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  Your pilgrimage road will kick off in the Bacoor City, Cavite. Your first stop is the St. Michael the Archangel Parish, also known as Bacoor Church. Established in 1669, this church one of the oldest churches in the province. Check out the wooden altar decorated with golden ornaments and religious figures, and admire the centuries-old adobe walls of the church. You will head next to Imus City to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar. Commonly known as the Imus Cathedral, this church is made entirely of bricks and stone. If you have seen the Manila Cathedral, you will notice that the Imus Cathedral has a similar facade. Explore the interior of the church and offer prayers or donations before you leave for your lunch at a local restaurant.  After lunch, you will make your way to Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Parish in Silang. The parish is also known as the Silang Church, and it is a National Cultural Treasure. It is the oldest structure in Cavite in Baroque architecture and boasts a multi-tiered wooden antique retable. Marvel at Silang Church’s 300-year-old altarpiece before heading to your next stop. From Silang, you will be driven to Maragondon to visit Our Lady of Assumption Parish.  Also called the Maragondon Church, the church features a simple and elegant facade. When you go inside, you will find a beautifully carved octagonal pulpit and three similarly ornate retables.  Up next is St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Kawit, the second oldest church in Cavite. You will be delighted to find the church’s orange-brick façade, a four-story bell tower, three gold-and-white retables, and gorgeous chandeliers hanging from the church ceiling.  Your last stop will be the Diocesan Shrine of St. Augustine in Tanza, also called as the Sta. Cruz Parish or Holy Cross Parish. This historic church witnessed the oathtaking of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo as the first president of the Philippines. Diocesan Shrine of St. Augustine is also a National Historical Landmark. Join this pilgrimage tour to Cavite’s centuries-old churches and learn about the rich culture and history of the Philippines. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo City Private Full-Day Pilgrimage Tour | With Lunch

Come along on this spiritual journey and feel refreshed and renewed after visiting the famous and historical churches around Iloilo City. If you are a fan of history and architecture and want an off-the-beaten-path escapade while in the region, then this pilgrimage tour is just what you need.  After your local tour guide picks you up from your hotel in Iloilo City, you will first visit San Joaquin Church in the town of San Joaquin. This Roman Catholic church dates back to 1869 and boasts of a militaristic theme. Its facade features an intricate carving of the Spanish victory over the Moroccan forces during the battle of Tetuan.  From there, you will go to Guimbal Church, built in 1774 and one of the oldest churches in the country. This yellow sandstone church is made from igang (adobe stones) and coral stones from Guimaras, a nearby island province. Its two-story facade is decorated with twin round pilasters adorned with floral carvings. The church also features a four-storey belfry that used to be a watchtower during the Spanish occupation against the Moro pirates. Less than seven kilometers from the Guimbal Church is Tigbauan Church, which features a Mexican facade with a seal of the Augustinian order at the center. Above it is a depiction of Saint John and an image of Santo Nino. Tigbauan Church has one of the most beautiful interiors made of stone murals including the altar and the Stations of the cross which was created by local artists of Iloilo.     Your group will then proceed to Arevalo Church where you will find the image of Santo Nino de Arevalo, one of the oldest images of Santo Nino. The image is made of wood and devotees testify of its miracles such as healing of the sick, blessing childless couples with an offspring, or saving the town from famine. There is also a tale claiming that Sto. Nino saved the town from the Moro raid.  After offering a short prayer at this church, you will stopover for a sumptuous lunch at your restaurant of choice, either Camina’s Balay na Bato, Breakthrough’s, or Tatoy’s. Once you finish your meal, you will then visit the famous Spanish-colonial Molo Church, built in 1831 with a neo-gothic style. Known as a “feminist church” because of 16 women saints perched in its aisle pillars, the church’s centerpiece is a retablo of Sta. Ana, the patron saint of Molo.  From there, you will make your way to Jaro Cathedral or Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. This baroque-style cathedral with gothic elements is home to an all-male collection of statues and the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria or the Lady of Candles. The 400-year-old shrine of the Lady of Candles is said to be continuously growing like a living person and it is said that its glass shrine needs to be constantly adjusted because of this. The tour will end at the glorious Miag-ao Church or the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova,  famous for its artistic carved facade of St. Christopher carrying the Christ Child. The church was designated as one of the best examples of a Baroque Church in the Philippines. It is also included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Discover the religious and historical side of Iloilo with this pilgrimage tour from Iloilo City. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Full-Day Pilgrimage Tour | With Lunch and River Cruise

Set your sights on iconic Bohol churches on this full-day pilgrimage tour filled with the province’s rich history and striking architecture. This tour is for everyone who wants to go on a sightseeing expedition, all while enjoying the religious side of Bohol. You will be picked up from your hotel and will be driven to Baclayon to start your expedition. The town is home to one of the most widely visited churches in the province, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. This structure is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines as it was completed in 1727. It is said that 200 forced laborers built the church and used coral stones and egg whites in the construction. Next, you will travel to Albur to visit Sta. Monica Church. The majestic edifice is known for its strong arches, characterized as “de grandes dimensiones,” that support a passageway connecting the church to the convent. What sets Sta. Monica apart from the others is its sophisticated designs and its manually-carved altar. The third church in your itinerary is Loboc Church that dates back to 1602. The structure’s baroque-style façade will welcome you upon your arrival. As you step inside, you will surely be impressed by the naïve paintings on its ceiling. From there, you will be taken to Our Lady of Assumption Parish Church in Dauis. This structure boasts of its mixed architectural styles, one of which is the Gothic. After offering a small prayer here, the tour van will take you to Panglao, where the St. Augustine Parish Church is located. The building dates back to the Spanish era because of its vintage style. You will see a watchtower beside it which, in fact, is believed to be among the tallest in the country. You will then drop by the St. Joseph, the Worker Cathedral in Tagbilaran. The church was established back in 1767, burned to the ground over three decades later, but rebuilt and enlarged in 1855. The last leg of the pilgrimage stops at the Holy Trinity Parish Church in Loay. This cathedral’s main features are its two facades, mural paintings on the ceiling depicting scenes in the Bible, and a three-story bell tower. You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a floating restaurant in Loay River before heading back to the hotel. Explore all the best churches in Bohol as you travel around the province on this family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Western Pangasinan Visita Iglesia Full-Day Tour with Lunch & Snacks

Reflect, pray, and find hope during your Visita Iglesia trip around the western side of Pangasinan. Taking you around some of the centuries-old churches in the province, this tour is perfect for those looking forward to deepening their faith and belief during the Lenten Season. Assemble at the designated meeting place and wait for the driver to pick you up early in the morning. Once your private transportation arrives, you will immediately start your Visita Iglesia tour. This age-old custom revolves around visiting seven churches as a symbolism for the Seven Last Words of Christ. Your first church stop will be at the St. Raymond Penafort Parish in Mangatarem. With its early Renaissance architectural style, this church will surely bring you back to its glory days in the late 1870s.  From there, you will make your way to the town of Aguilar, where the St. Joseph the Patriarch is located. Marvel at its stunning façade and offer a little prayer while inside before you head to the St. Andrews the Apostle Church in Bugallon. The church’s beautiful Baroque façade will welcome you upon your arrival here. Continue your trip to the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Salasa, where you can hear mass and walk around its grounds. Go to Sual next and let peace reign within you while saying your prayers inside the St. Peter the Martyr Church. This church dates back to the 1800s and features a stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. You will also be visiting another centuries-old church at Alaminos City, the St. Joseph Cathedral whose construction started during the late 1830s. You will end your Visita Iglesia at the St. James the Great Church in Bolinao before heading home.  Gain a deeper understanding of Christianity on this Visita Iglesia trip around seven iconic churches in western Pangasinan. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Pangasinan Full-Day Visita Iglesia with lunch and snacks

Deepen your faith as you embark on a Visita Iglesia journey while on vacation in Pangasinan. Taking you to seven iconic old churches within the province, this full-day tour is perfect for those wanting to understand Christianity better and looking to find solace away from the hectic city. You will be meeting your guide at a designated meeting place in Pangasinan early in the morning. From there, you will depart for Lingayen to start your Visita Iglesia tour. The Visita Iglesia is a traditional local custom wherein practitioners go to seven churches during Maundy Thursday. This is an age-old practice that dates back centuries and is carried on by devotees.  Upon arrival in Lingayen, you will be stopping by the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in Lingayen. This church has a long history dating back to the 1580s. Delve deeper into your spirituality with a stop at the Our Lady of the Purification Church in the municipality of Binmaley. This beautiful building was built in the late 1620s. After saying a short prayer here, you will then be taken to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John in Dagupan City.  Although the cathedral is not as old as the two previous churches, it still provides a solemn mood perfect for reflection. You will be exploring the grounds of the church and attending the Chrism Mass here before you head to Saint Peter and Paul Parish in Calasiao.   Adorned with a serene atmosphere for prayer and contemplation, this church was founded way back in 1588. It is listed as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Museum of the Philippines. You will then continue your spiritual journey at the Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas in Mangaldan, the Holy Family Parish in Sta. Barbara, and the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag before heading home.  Experience Pangasinan’s religious side on this Visita Iglesia to seven of its iconic old churches. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Pangasinan Pilgrimage Tour | Full-Day Package with Lunch & Guide

Lift your spirit and embark on a pilgrimage tour around Pangasinan. Visit different churches such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John, Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag, and others. This journey of faith is perfect for anyone who wants to reaffirm and enrich their faith. Your pilgrimage tour will begin after your driver and local guide picks you up at your accommodation in Pangasinan.  As you make your way to the different churches in the province, your tour guide will discuss with you the day's itinerary.  You will visit Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag. Feel hope in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag. This venerated church in Pangasinan has an ivory image of the Virgin Mary. This centuries-old basilica has become a major pilgrimage site for Catholics. Pilgrims invoke the image for the needy, sick, and the helpless. Take this opportunity to light a candle, say a prayer, and ask for the Virgin Mary’s intercession. Another highlight of this tour is the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John Cathedral. Also known as Dagupan Cathedral, the church boasts a sleek facade with colorful stained-glass windows. Stroll around the church and take the opportunity to admire the architechture. Afterward, head inside and have a moment of silence and offer a prayer. Reflect, open your heart, and fill your spirit during this trip. Get this tour package today and deepen your belief in God while visiting the beautiful churches of the province. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Full-Day Cebu City Pilgrimage Churches Guided Tour with Transfer

Go on a spiritual journey by booking this pilgrimage tour in Cebu. With visits to the famous churches, this trip is ideal for Catholic devotees and those interested to know more about the religion and its practices and tradition. The tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Cebu City and driven to St. Catherine Church for your first stop. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning architecture of the sacred placed you’ll visit. The Hispanic church of St. Cartherine of Alexandria in Carcar witnessed several destructions from Muslim raiders to acts of god. The church is famous for its Graeco-Tuscan facade, which features a double-indented arched main entrance and baroque pediment. Outside, the white statues of the 12 apostles stand on the patio except for Judas, who is standing alone on a pedestal in front of the convent, painted in black. From St. Catherine, you will head to the Theotokos Shrine where you will see the giant statue of Our Lady of Family and the icon of Theotokos, a Greek translation for Mother of God. The shrine became a pilgrimage site after a miraculous dancing sun appeared when Cardinal Vidal blessed the statue. Say a prayer or light a candle for your loved ones before heading to your next stop. Next, you will pay a visit to the Simala Shrine where thousands of devotees go to see the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist and the different statues of Virgin Mary. The church is very popular among believers because it is home to the image of the miraculous Virgin and the Monks of Maria. Your last stop will be at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Blessed Pedro Calungsod. The chapel, originally dedicated to Mary, was built following St. Pedro Calungsod’s canonization in 2012. Its most distinct feature is its one hundred walls that stand at different heights and with varying widths, which gives it an illusion of transparency when viewed from a certain angle. Embark on this meaningful journey as you go around to see the architectural marvels of these churches while rediscovering the spiritual of the Queen City of the South, Cebu. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Marian Pilgrimage Tour in Baguio | With Lunch

Go on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment by visiting miraculous Marian shrines in Baguio City. This private tour is perfect for travelers who want to enrich their faith while spending a peaceful day among devotees in the City of Pines. Your tour will begin after your driver and local guide picks you up at your accommodation in Baguio City. As you make your way to your first destination, your tour guide will discuss with you the day's itinerary.  You will first visit the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. This Catholic shrine honors the apparitions of the Virgin Mary by a French girl in the city of Lourdes, France. You will be given time to pray and take on the panoramic view of the area. From there, you will proceed to the shrine of the Lady of Brown Madonna. You will be fascinated to learn that this church is situated in a cave along Asin Road. The shrine, while it is quite small, is a good place to meditate and light a candle in prayer. Up next, you will head over to La Trinidad, Benguet to see the shrine of Our Lady of Covadonga. The image of this Virgin Mary was crowned by the diocese of Baguio and Benguet in 2005. Venerated by many,  several miracles are attributed to the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga.  Enjoy the sumptuous complimentary lunch before heading to your next stop. After lunch, your tour will continue to Our Lady of the Bleeding Heart of Mary. This marble statue of the Blessed Mary once attracted hundreds of devotees in 1979 when it was reported that blood was overflowing from the exposed heart of the image. To honor the miraculous event, devotees formed a group called the "Missionaries of the Bleeding Heart of Mary."  You will be wrapping up your pilgrimage tour at the Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral, better known as Baguio Cathedral. The rose-colored church stands on top of Mt. Mary Hill and offers a panoramic view of the city’s landscape. Take the time to contemplate and offer prayers before heading back to your accommodation. Join this religious tour in Baguio City and reaffirm your faith in the Virgin Mary. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Pilgrimage with Garin Farm Side Trip I Private Day Tour

Discover Iloilo’s popular pilgrimage sites and UNESCO World Heritage churches on this private guided tour of the city. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to explore Iloilo City’s religious attractions and historical sites.  Your tour starts after you are picked up from your accommodation in Iloilo town proper. Your tour guide will discuss the itinerary and points of interest that you will pass by on the way to your first stop, Tigbauan Church. Tigbauan Church is a centuries-old church that stands out because of its Latin-American architecture. One of its fascinating features is the mosaic wall that shows Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden. From Tigbauan, you will proceed to Miag-ao Church. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the four churches listed collectively as Baroque Churches of the Philippines. Another notable church you will visit in Iloilo is the San Joaquin Church, which is listed as a National Historical Treasure. You will also be stopping by the San Joaquin Campo Santo, a Spanish-era Catholic cemetery. It is also declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. Afterward, you will head to Garin Farm. This attraction has a unique combination of recreation, religion, and agriculture. Pilgrims flock to this place to experience walking through the path that leads to a replica of heaven. Climb up the Pilgrimage Hill that leads to life-sized sculptures of nine scenes from the Bible. Take some photos of these spiritual attractions before continuing with your tour in Molo.   Molo District is a unique spot in Iloilo because of its rich cultural and historical heritage. The neo-gothic Molo Church is dubbed as a feminist church because it features statues of women saints. Aside from the female saints, it is also famous for its elegant red spires.   Afterward, you will visit the Yusay-Consing or Molo Mansion. You will be amazed by the grand decor and architecture. This heritage house-museum also boasts local delicacies and Ilonggo arts and crafts.   You will also be stopping by a Sinamay dealer where you can buy beautifully handcrafted Sinamay souvenirs. Sinamay is a textile made from the fibers of the Abaca tree. It is widely used to make fabulous sun hats.  Another memorable stop is the Guimbal Moro Watch Tower. This 17th-century tower was erected in to warn locals of pirate attacks. This manned-tower alerts the locals of incoming Moro pirates and allows them to escape to safety. Cap off your day tour with a visit to Camina Balay Nga Bato. This beautiful heritage house has been turned into a restaurant. Go around and have a cup of its famous tsokolate batirol (hot chocolate) before you head back to your hotel.  Appreciate some of the country's heritage churches and historical sites on this private guided day trip in Iloilo. Check the availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Cebu City Historical Full-Day Tour | With Lunch and Transfers

Explore the rich heritage of the Queen City of the South as you join this guided tour that will take you to the major landmarks in Cebu. From places of worship to historic attractions, this private day trip is perfect for those who want to get a deeper insight on the city's cultural roots. After being picked up from your hotel in Cebu City or Mactan, you will head to Simala Shrine, a popular pilgrimage site located in the town of Sibonga. This church, also known as the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, was built on a hill believed to be the site of miracles. Hundreds of Catholic devotees come here every day to pray and lift up their petitions. Non-devotees can explore the area, too, to marvel at its unique architecture that's somewhat reminiscent of European structures with its spires and life-sized statues of saints from the roof.  From Simala Shrine, you will go back to Cebu City to visit Magellan’s Cross, a historic site featuring the wooden cross planted by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in the archipelago in 1521. It symbolizes the birthplace of Roman Catholicism in the country. You will also see the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño de Cebu, the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. It is where the oldest Catholic relic in the country, the Sto. Niño de Cebu, can be found. From there, you will go to the Cebu Heritage Monument, a collection of sculptures depicting significant events and people in the history of Cebu. You can see carvings of the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño and the statue of the recently canonized St. Pedro Calungsod. You will continue on with the tour to the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. This structure is considered to be one of the oldest surviving houses in the country. It is also said to be the oldest Chinese house located outside of China.  After touring the house, you will check out the Taoist Temple that's popular for its beautiful exteriors and great views overlooking the city. Before heading back to your accommodation, you will go on a quick running tour around Colon Street, Fuente Osmena Circle, and Capitol Site.  Hop on and join this guided day tour to learn about Cebu City’s colorful past. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Pilgrimage Tours

Find your inner peace by joining a pilgrimage tour in the Philippines. Take a closer look at some of the religious shrines, churches, and basilicas in the country. Embark on this journey of faith with your friends and family.

1. Where are the best pilgrimage tours in the Philippines?

It depends on the type of pilgrimage tour you plan to do. You can visit only one church, such as this pilgrimage tour at Our Lady of Piat in Cagayan. You can also visit many churches dedicated to one religious figure such as this Marian Devotees tour in Baguio. If you’re into discovering heritage churches, you can try this Iloilo pilgrimage tour. If you’re in the Philippines during the holy week, you can join a Visita Iglesia tour in Pangasinan.

2. How many churches and religious sites will I visit?

It depends on the pilgrimage tour. You can visit more than 7 churches, especially if you’re planning to do it during the holy week.

3. When is the best month or season to go on a pilgrimage tour?

The best month or season to visit is during the holy week, usually in the month of April.

4. How long does a pilgrimage tour last?

A pilgrimage tour can last for a full day or more depending on the tour package you availed and the number of churches you’ll be visiting. Make sure to check the description of your chosen tour before booking.

5. What should I wear during the tour?

Modest clothing is recommended. Remember that you’re entering religious sites wherein there’s a strict dress code. There are churches that might provide cover-ups for free or for a fee.

6. What should I bring during the tour?

You can bring your important belongings with you such as your mobile phone, but make sure to turn it off or put it in silent mode during the activity. Bring bottled water with you, especially if you’re going to visit multiple churches in one day.

7. Can I eat or drink during the pilgrimage tour?

It’s highly discouraged to eat or drink inside the churches, shrines, and basilicas. Don’t worry, most pilgrimage tours in the Philippines gives ample time for a snack breaks during the activity.