Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano
After pickup from your Manila hotel, your guide will take you on 1-hour drive to the picturesque city of Tagaytay, located on a ridge 2,250 feet (686 meters) above sea level.
When you arrive, visit Palace in the Sky, the ‘rest house’ of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Admire gorgeous panoramic views of Taal Lake, which surrounds Taal Volcano, one of the Philippine’s most active volcanoes.
Stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants, where you'll sample traditional Filipino dishes and some popular regional specialties while soaking in great views. Afterward, head back to Manila for your afternoon tour.
Afternoon: Manila Sightseeing Tour
When you arrive in Manila, drive to the American War Memorial and Cemetery, occupying 52 acres (21 hectares) on a prominent plateau that contains the world’s largest number of graves of fallen World War II soldiers.
Next, experience the hustle and bustle of City of Makati, the Philippines’ financial center, and travel along scenic Roxas Boulevard.
Pass through Rizal Park on the way to Intramuros, a historic fortified area and Manila’s oldest district. Journey down cobblestone streets to UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church, which you’ll enter to discover its interesting Baroque carvings and décor.
Your final stop is Fort Santiago, a citadel built by the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Learn from your guide how this is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. In fact, the national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal, was imprisoned here during the Spanish Colonial Period
After your tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
- Full-day tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local English-speaking guide
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - San Agustin Church
- Entry/Admission - Taal Volcano
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended
- If your hotel is located outside the Makati City and Manila City area proper, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati City at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
We enjoyed our trip for the sheer beauty of the volcano and its surroundings. The views from the People's Park were fantastic although at times it was a bit hazy. The venue of the lunch was ideal for viewing the volcano and the lake. A perfect point for taking photos. Although the lunch was included in the price, the guide made us pay tips to the waiters. The guide was very knowledgeable and patient and had a good sense of humour. He went out of the way to show us an aerial view of the city of Manila from the roof top of the Bay leaf hotel . A very interesting trip overall.
Very comprehensive personal service. We had a great time.
This was an excellent tour combining three important locations into one day. The guide and the driver were pleasant, knowledgeable, and very helpful. I have some difficulty walking and climbing stairs. Both the driver and the guide went out of their way to be certain I had assistance and remained safe. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and appreciated the attention to detail. I recommend this tour highly.
We had an absolutely amazing time on this tour with Omar and Oswald. We had a nice overview of the city as well as Tagaytay and the Taal Volcano. Would definitely recommend this tour to others.