Vigan Historical Sightseeing City Day Tour with Transfers & Kalesa Ride

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Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
8 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Explore the must-see landmarks in Vigan on this historical sightseeing day tour. If you like going on cultural and historical trips combined with some sightseeing of natural wonders, this tour is perfect for you. This tour is inclusive of tour permits, all entrance fees, free hotel pick-up and drop-off within Vigan City, transfers to each attraction, and the services of a DOT-accredited tour guide.

You will be picked up from your accommodations within Vigan City at 6:30 AM. From there, you will be taken to Bantay Church and Bell Tower. One of the oldest churches in Vigan, Bantay Church is the location of the famous Bell Tower, which was initially constructed in 1591 as the town's watchtower. 

St. Paul Cathedral is your next stop, which has long served as a site of intense Roman Catholic devotion in Vigan City. Next, you will go to Calle Crisologo, a historical cobblestoned street full of beautifully maintained mansions that are the former residences of well-known historical figures.

After your time along Calle Crisologo, you will go to Pagburnayan, a pottery shop where you can learn the basics of pottery. Next, you will visit The Baluarte Chavit Singson, popularly known as Baluarte Zoo. Numerous live creatures are on display in the Baluarte, including camels, kangaroos, tigers, and lions.

From there, you'll drop by the Vigan City Museum before continuing on to the local National Museum complex. Both museums house artifacts that date back to the Spanish colonial era in the area and various exhibits that depict life then. As the day comes to an end, you'll go on a traditional kalesa ride (horse-drawn carriage) to wrap up the tour. 

Pack your camera and join this tour around Vigan’s picturesque attractions. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Private Vigan City day tour with DOT-accredited tour guide and private transfers
Tour permits and all entrance fees
Tour Itinerary: Bantay Church and Bell Tower, St. Paul Cathedral, Calle Crisologo, Pagburnayan, Baluarte, Vigan City Museum, National Museum and Kalesa Ride
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Vigan City
Not Included: other activities, meals, tips and gratuities


Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Outdoor & Adventure Activities
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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. Vehicle type to be used will vary depending on number of guests. Meals or drinks are not yet included

Children Friendly: Yes. Children 0-3 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: Yes.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes.

Pick-up time is customizable but the standard pick-up time is at 6:30 AM Philippine Standard Time. 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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