Cebu Simala Shrine & Churches Pilgrimage Private Tour with Transfers

Visit the oldest religious relic at Basilica del Santo Niño
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Cebu, Philippines
Duration
9 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Have a spiritual journey in Cebu with this pilgrimage tour inclusive of roundtrip transfers, entrance fees, complimentary bottled water, and services of a driver-guide. This journey is ideal for Catholic tourists and those who want to learn more about the religion, its customs, and traditions.

This Cebu pilgrimage tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation and driven to Basilica de Sto. Niño for your first stop. The Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño is Cebu's oldest Catholic Church. The church contains an image of the Sto. Niño, the city's patron saint.

From the basilica, you will head to Pedro Calungsod Chapel. The chapel, which was originally devoted to Mary, was built in the aftermath of St. Pedro Calungsod's canonization in 2012. Its most distinguishing feature is its one hundred walls, which stand at various heights and widths, creating the illusion of transparency when viewed from a certain angle.

Following that, you will go to the Simala Shrine, where thousands of devotees flock to witness the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist and the various sculptures of the Virgin Mary. The church is well-known among Christians since it houses the miraculous Virgin and the Monks of Maria.

Next, you will go to Capilla de Sta. Ana. William Overs, and his wife, both Toledo natives, own the private chapel and museum. As they traveled around Europe, they collected holy artifacts and Renaissance artworks for the fully air-conditioned chapel.

The Labyrinth, a 25-meter-diameter pathway with a complex design that is difficult to navigate, is located next to the church. The labyrinth is used for meditation. relaxation and rosary recitation. Pray and contemplate before heading back to your accommodation.

Have a meaningful trip in Cebu by booking this pilgrimage tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Cebu pilgrimage day tour
Visit Basilica del Santo Nino, Pedro Calungsod Chapel or Hundred Walls, Simala Church, Capilla de Sta Ana, and Ladybrinth in Toledo City
Complimentary bottled water
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Cebu City

Activities

Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
Sightseeing

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. Meals are not yet included. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves. A reminder that churches have dress code guests must follow.

Children Friendly: Children 0-5 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 7:00 AM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Mandaue, Lapu Lapu, and Cebu City. 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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