Cebu City History & Countryside Sightseeing Private Tour with Transfers

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Cebu, Philippines
9 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Spend time in the famous historical and cultural landmarks of Cebu with this day tour complete with roundtrip transfers, entrance fees, complimentary bottled water, and services of a driver-guide. This is perfect for those wanting to go sightseeing in the “Oldest City in the Country”.

After getting picked up by your guide, you will make your way to the first destination, Magellan's Cross. It is one of Cebu City's most well-known historical sites. Many travelers have visited the cross, which is housed in an octagonal pavilion made of adobe and red tiles. It is near the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Nino in front of the Cebu City Hall.

Afterward, you will make your way to Cebu Heritage Monument, a tableau depicting significant events in Cebu City's history. The scenes shown on the monument date from Spain's colonial era in the Philippines until Pedro Calungsod, the Cebuano martyr, was recently beatified as a saint. 

You will next visit one of the oldest residences in the Philippines, the Yap-San Diego Ancestral House. It is considered to be the first Chinese house built outside of China. It is a 17th-century structure with a mix of Spanish and Chinese features that was built during the Spanish colonial era. 

Next, you will go to Fort San Pedro, located on A. Pigafetta Street in Cebu City. It is the Philippines' oldest and smallest fort and a source of pride for the city. 

Head over to Temple of Leah next, a Roman-style monument that's been compared to the Philippines' Taj Mahal. It was built in commemoration of a wealthy Cebu resident's late wife. It has 24 rooms, each with its own library, bar, museum, and gallery. Angels, lions, and gladiators are among the statues that adorn the temple, which are reminiscent of the majestic temples of ancient Greece. 

Your last stop for the day is either Sirao Garden, also known as the “Little Amsterdam of Cebu”, or Buwakan ni Alejandra, an expansive garden located on the Cebu Transcentral Highway. Both are home to a diversity of flower plants.

Have fun in Cebu by booking this day tour. 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 and highlands private day tour
Tour Itinerary: Visit Magellan's Cross or Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu Heritage Monument, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, Fort San Pedro, Temple of Leah, and Little Amstredam or Sirao Garden
Complimentary bottled water
Local Driver Guide
Not Included: Other activities onsite, 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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