Bacolod City Half-Day Private Tour with The Ruins, Lunch & Transfers

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Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
5 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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See the exciting sights and rich history that Bacolod has to offer in this private half-day tour. This tour is perfect for those wanting to go sightseeing around “The City of Smiles”. This tour is inclusive of car transfers, primary entrance fees, complimentary chicken inasal lunch, and services of a guide.

You will be picked up from any hotel or accommodation within Bacolod and your first stop will be the famous The Ruins. Probably the most photographed landmark in the area, The Ruins is often regarded to as the “Taj Mahal of Negros” as this former Italian-inspired mansion was built by a sugar baron as a testament of love for his wife. Actually situated in the neighboring city of Talisay, The Ruins was burned down during the war and what now remains is its skeletal frame surrounded by manicured gardens.

From here, the next stop is the San Sebastian Cathedral or more popularly known as the Bacolod Cathedral. Built in the 19th century, the cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod. Another historical landmark is next on the itinerary, the Pope John Paul II Tower. This seven-storey building was built in honor of the well-beloved pope who visited the city in 1981, and stands on the same grounds where he celebrated Holy Mass to a crowd of almost a million people. 

You will then visit the Bacolod Public Plaza, officially called as the Plaza del 6 de Noviembre marking the day when Spanish rulers surrendered Negros Island to the revolutionaries. It is a trapezoidal park that features fountains, lush greens, and a central gazebo. 

Frolic in the vast lawns of the New Government Center, Capitol Park and Lagoon, and Bacolod Welcome Park, testaments of the government’s efforts of keeping Bacolod a family-friendly, green city. The latter features the Las Vegas-inspired Welcome Bacolod Marker as well. 

No visit to Bacolod will be complete without a taste of its famous Chicken Inasal, and Manokan Country is where you’ll have the most authentic flavors the locals and tourists have come to love. Capping off the tour is shopping time at the town’s Pasalubong Centers.

Join this private half day tour and explore the vibrant and dynamic Bacolod City. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Free hotel pick-up and drop-off within Bacolod City
Chicken inasal lunch
Primary entrance fees
Tour Itinerary: Visit The Ruins, San Sebastian Cathedral, Pope John Paul II Tower, Bacolod Public Plaza, New Government Center, Capitol Lagoon, Welcome Bacolod marker, Manokan Country, and Pasalubong Centers
Private Bacolod half day tour with private car transfers
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Tips and Gratuities


Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Private Tours

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Extra clothes
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 Vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Vehicle type may vary depending on number of guests. A 300 pesos per hour surcharge will apply if the tour surpasses 5 hours.

Children Friendly: Yes! Children 0-3 are free of charge but are not included in the complimentary lunch. Parents may share their meal or pack food for their children.

Pet Friendly: Yes!

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!

Pick-up time is at 8:30 AM Philippine Standard Time and pick-up location covered is only within Bacolod 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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