Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
Travel aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and drive along Ayala Boulevard, stopping briefly at Nielson Tower, home to the Filipinas Heritage Library. Then, drive past Forbes Park, an exclusive residential enclave dubbed ‘Millionaire's Row,’ on your way to visit the American Cemetery and Memorial to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War II.
Continue to Old Manila via the scenic Roxas Boulevard, passing through Luneta (also called Rizal Park). Arrive in Intramuros, a fortified area that's the city's oldest district, where you'll stroll along cobblestone paths past city walls, church ruins and other relics of the Spanish Conquistadors era.
Enter UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church, one of the country’s oldest churches, and end at Fort Santiago, a Spanish fortress where Dr Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero, spent his last days in incarceration and wrote his famous ‘My Last Farewell’ poem.
After your tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Local English-speaking guide
- Entry/Admission - San Agustin Church
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 2 years
Very informative, The guide was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable., Prompt service on pick up and drop off. …….
It took multiple e-mails and phone calls before the tour operator informed me about the time and place we would meet. Having been destroyed during WW II, there is very little of historical interest in Manila.
What a great tour. Fernando was a excellent knowledgable and passionate tour guide. He certainly made the trip memorable.
Perfect tour lots to see and do went to some amazing locations and guide was very informative would highly recommend great value for money
If you like history tours, this one is a good one to take..to learn the history of the U.S. And the OK in WWII
An excellent overview of Manila. It could use more time inside Intramuros but the tour was well paced and you got the opportunity to visit multiple sites.
The tour guide is very knowledgeable of the sights we visited.
Really enjoyed this half day tour of Manila! It covered all we hoped to see in that time in Manila and our guide Neil was wonderful. Found out such interesting information. The American War Cemetery was a real eye opener. Definately recommend this tour for those on limited time who want to see as much as possible. Excellent.
The tour involved a lot of driving around the busy Metro Manila roads, which was a bit tiring. You only get to extensively visit the WW2 graveyard and the Intramuros but both places are very interesting. All other destinations are either seen from the car or within 5min stops. Tour guide was nice!
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience our guide was brilliant his knowledge of Manila old and new was exceptional.
Found the Manila tour Manila Old and New to be totally worthwhile. What one saw while driving from site to site was also fascinating. While we were tied up in the traffic, our guide Rick kept the information flowing and also entertained us with his sense of humour. Ricks knowledge was very comprehensive. It still amazes us how our driver Buoy managed to deal with the chaotic traffic. Was a great experience.