Bataan & Pampanga World War II Tourist Spots Shared Day Tour with Transfers from Manila

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Tour starts
Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
at 06:00
9 hours
Ending place
Metro Manila, Philippines
English, Tagalog
All year
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Travel to Bataan and Pampanga and immerse in both provinces' heritage with this seat-in-coach shared tour to their World War II sites. This experience is perfect for history buffs as you will immerse yourself in places important to each province. The tour also includes shared hotel pick-up and drop-off from select cities, transfers to each attraction, and the service of a guide. 

Your shared tour will start after your guide fetches you from your accommodation within Manila or Makati City. If you are staying outside of these cities, a surcharge will apply for pick-up and drop-off services. Lunch is not included in the tour, but you can ask your guide for recommendations for the best restaurants nearby that you can eat at in between your visits to the tourist spots.

After your guide fetches you, you will begin the road trip to your first stop, the Layac Junction in Bataan. A large monument stands in the center of the junction, the "First Line of Defense Monument." It depicts and honors the first soldiers who defended the province from the Japanese forces during WWII. 

From there, you will travel to the peak of Mt. Samat. Here, you will find one of the province's most notable WWII sites, the Shrine of Valor. The shrine features images of major historical events such as the Battle of Bataan and the execution of the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. You can also enter the museum by the shrine to see artifacts dating to the war and maps of Bataan that show crucial spots during the war. 

Next, you will head to the Balanga School House Surrender Site. As its name implies, this is where the Allied Forces officially surrendered to the invading Japanese army. Lastly, you will go to the San Fernando train station in Pampanga before returning to your hotel. This railway station marked the end of the Bataan Death March, which consisted of Filipino and American prisoners of war following the surrender. 

Visit the significant World War II sites of Bataan and Pampanga through this shared day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.   

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Free hotel pick-up and drop off from Manila or Makati
Bataan Historical Shared Tour with Tour Guide Assistance
Tour Itineray: Battle Site Visits: Layac Junction, Mt. Samat Memorail & War Museum, Balanga School House Surrender Site & Museum and San Fernando Train Station
Not Included: Meals and drinks, Personal expenses, Other services made directly with our tour operator, Tips or Gratuities


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What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher
Mobile, Camera & Powerbank
Reusable Water Bottle
Umbrella or Cap
Personal Sanitation Kit (Alcohol, Tissue, Wet Wipes)

Good to know

Tour Information: This shared tour is available daily. Pickup at 06:00 AM.

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 the lobby of your hotel at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited.

This is a seat-in coach tour. Vehicle type to be used will vary depending on number of guests.On the way back, you may opt to have a late lunch and try the special dishes in the culinary capital of the Philippines, Pampanga.

Tour Proper: Please be reminded also to dress appropriately. Be mindful of your personal belongings during the tour.

Children Friendly: Yes!

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

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. However, please be advised that this tour includes mostly walking tours and may not be suitable for PWDs or individuals with existing cardiovascular ailments.

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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