Cebu City Historical Sites Half-Day Tour with Transfers

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Cebu, Philippines
4 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Learn about the fascinating stories entangled in Cebu City's colorful history through this half-day tour. This tour will bring you to various historical sites in the area, making it a great fit for history buffs. It is also inclusive of entrance fees to each attraction, hotel pick-up and drop-off within select areas, transfers, the service of a driver-guide, and complimentary bottled water. 

A tour vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation if you are staying within Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, or Cebu City. From your hotel, you will make your way to your first stop, Fort San Pedro in Plaza Independencia. This fort features a museum that exhibits inheritances of the Spanish government and artifacts, most of which are paintings, sculptures, and documents.

A few minutes away from the area is your second stop, the Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño. It is the Philippines' oldest Roman Catholic Church, where you will find the statue of the Santo Niño de Cebu that depicts the child Jesus. You will next head to the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Here, you will see lots of antique pieces, furniture, and ancient artworks.

From the ancestral house, you will be taken to the Heritage of Cebu Monument, where you will see figures that represent the important events in the city's history. Then, your guide will take you to the Taoist Temple. Here, you can find a chapel, a library, a wishing well, and a souvenir shop, plus a replica of the Great Wall of China.

You will travel to the site where Magellan's Cross is located. You will enter an octagonal kiosk to see the wooden cross. Finally, you will end your excursion with a visit to Museo Sugbo. This old coral-stone structure houses a wide array of artifacts that depict the rich history of Cebu province, with each room portraying a specific period in time.

See all of these and know their story on this half-day historical tour around Cebu City. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Cebu City
Cebu City historical private day tour with local driver guide assistance
Tour Itinerary: Fort San Pedro or Plaza Independencia, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Taoist Temple, and Museo Sugbo
Complimentary bottled water
Not Included: Meals, Tips, and Gratuities


Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Private Tours

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.

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 7:00-9:00 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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