Tacloban City Private Tour to Historical Landmarks & San Juanico Bridge

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Summary

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Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines
Duration
6,5 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Have a great time in Tacloban City with this private tour. This city tour in Tacloban is ideal for those wanting to go sightseeing and explore historical landmarks in the area. This Tacloban day tour includes accommodation pick-up and drop-off within Tacloban, the services of a DOT-accredited tour guide, and the entrance fee to the Sto Niño Shrine. Drinking water will be provided throughout the tour, but meals and additional activities are not included.

Your exciting Leyte adventure begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel in Tacloban City. The first stop of the tour will be a visit to the Santo Niño Shrine & Heritage Museum.

This opulent structure was once one of the private rest houses of the family of former President Ferdinand Marcos that was built during the Martial Law era. After being sequestered by the Philippine government, it was turned into a museum showcasing a fascinating collection of antiques, artwork, and furniture.

Next, head to the historical Sto. Niño Church, which is home to a revered century-old image of the child Jesus, the patron saint of Leyte. Afterward, immerse yourself in the city's governance by admiring the architecture of Tacloban City Hall. Then, discover Leyte's rich history with a visit to the Old Leyte Capitol Building.

The MV Eva Jocelyn Shipwreck memorial, your next stop, stands as a stark reminder of the city's resilience. You’ll pay your respects at the memorial. Before lunch, enjoy scenic views as you cross the San Juanico Bridge, once the longest bridge in the Philippines, connecting the Leyte and Samar islands.

Take a break and recharge with a delicious lunch at 12 noon. In the afternoon, you’ll head to the nearby municipality of Palo to see the New Leyte Provincial Capitol Building, a symbol of the province's recovery after natural disasters. You’ll then stop by Pope Francis Church. Pray and contemplate before moving on to the historic Palo Cathedral. This landmark played a crucial role during World War II and Typhoon Yolanda. Pope Francis himself even visited the cathedral in 2015.

The final stop for this day tour is the MacArthur Landing National Memorial Park. Here, you'll witness a bronze statue of General Douglas MacArthur, commemorating his historic return to Leyte. After paying respects, you’ll head back to your hotel in Tacloban City.

Discover a perfect blend of historical sites, religious landmarks, and scenic wonders with this private tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Accommodation pick-up and drop-off within Tacloban
Services of DOT Accredited Tour Guide
Entrance fee - Sto Niño Shrine
Mineral water on board
Tour Itinerary: Sto. Nino Shrine, Sto. Nino Church, Tacloban City Hall, Old Leyte Captiol Bldg., MV Eva Jocelyn Shipwreck, San Juanico Bridge, New Leyte Capitol Bldg., Pope Francis Church, Palo Cathedral, McArthur Landing National Memorial Park
Exclusions: Tips and gratuities, any meals and activities not mentioned above

Activities

Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Sightseeing
Private Tours

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 private tour is available daily.

Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address or mobile number. Please keep all communication lines open. 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.

Tour Proper: Please be reminded to dress appropriately. All guests are expected to do their share in ensuring their safety and security as well as that of their personal belongings. Guide to the Philippines and Tour Operators are not liable for the loss or damage to any personal belongings left unattended during the tour.

Children Friendly: Yes!

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

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

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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