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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago

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Makati, Philippines

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover the top sights of Manila on a 4-hour sightseeing tour by coach with an expert guide. Take in the City of Makati and Old Manila, including landmarks such as Nielson Tower, American Cemetery and Memorial and the old walled city of Intramuros. Walk through Intramuros to see UNESCO World Heritage sites including San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago, and learn about the nation's history and heroes like Dr Jose Rizal. You'll gain insight into the Philippine's history, the Spanish colonial era and vibrant modern-day Manila.
  • 4-hour guided sightseeing tour of Manila's past and present
  • See the City of Makati, the heart of the Philippine’s financial center
  • Drive past Forbes Park and the American Cemetery and War Memorial
  • Learn about the Spanish colonial period on a walk through the Intramuros district to Fort Santiago
  • Discover intricate Baroque architectural designs of UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church
  • Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off on selected hotels only
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Local English-speaking guide
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Fairmont, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Traveler pickup is offered
However, if the hotel is not listed in the pickup location, you must select the nearest hotel in your area.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour that starts with pickup from your Manila hotel, then travel with your experienced guide into the heart of the Philippine’s financial center: Makati.

Relax in air-conditioned comfort as your driver cruises down Ayala Boulevard. After a short stop at Nielson Tower, where the Filipinas Heritage Library collection is kept, continue past an exclusive residential enclave named Forbes Park and nicknamed ‘Millionaire's Row,’ en route to the American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery dates to World War II and holds the largest number of US soldiers killed in WWII of any cemetery in the world, in addition to soldiers from the Philippines and other Allied nations.

Next, drive along pretty Roxas Boulevard to Old Manila, passing through Luneta (aka Rizal Park) to arrive in the old walled city of Intramuros, the oldest district in Manila, built in the late 1500s when the Spanish Empire took power here. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church, one of the country’s oldest churches, then walk on cobblestone paths get a closer look at the old walls, church ruins and other remains from the Spanish colonial era.

Your final stop takes in Fort Santiago, one of Manila's most important historical sites. Built by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the fort fell under the rule of successive colonial powers throughout the centuries. It is also the site of a notorious prison where Philippine national hero Dr Jose Rizal wrote his famous poem ‘My Last Farewell’ and was executed by the Spanish in 1896.

Your tour ends after four hours with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rizal Park
Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park or simply Luneta, is a historic urban park located in Ermita, Manila, Philippines which is considered as one of the largest urban parks in Asia. Here you will see the statue of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church, also known as the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolación y Correa or the Immaculate Conception Parish, is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of the Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley. It can be reached most easily from the city via Epifano de los Santos Ave. to McKinley Road, then to McKinley Parkway inside the Bonifacio Global City.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Intramuros
Old-world Intramuros is home to Spanish-era landmarks like Fort Santiago, with a large stone gate and a shrine to national hero José Rizal.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Roxas Boulevard
Roxas Boulevard is a popular waterfront promenade in Metro Manila in the Philippines. The boulevard, which runs along the shores of Manila Bay, is well known for its sunsets and stretch of coconut trees.
Stop At:  
Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago, built in 1593, is a citadel built by Spanish navigator and governor Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is located in Intramuros, the walled city of Manila. The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Baron Travel - Gray Line Philippines

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago.
Q:
What is the pick up location?
A:
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019

Traveler Tips


  • "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" See review
  • "Organized taken care even two participants, that's really good things." See review

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Manila Manila Yeah!!!
LeoD
, Mar 2020
What was supposed to be a group tour became a private tour as CoViD19 drove away tourists. Lucky for us as we had Malou, the guide & Ronnie, the driver to ourselves in a Toyota HiAce ac Van as they brought us around Manila, Makati, Pasay, BGC & Intramuros.
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Best tour
kurtdcabrera
, Feb 2020
Good tour very informative. Took us to the best view in Intramuros. The guide takes good pictures. I highly recommend this tour.
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Best tour guide
pe81
, Feb 2020
I had the opportunity to see the main attractions of Manila, the tour is very informative and I would recommend anyone to book with Viator. The highlight of the tour was the guide , he was well informed as well as professional and very talkative. He was able to give me information about the country as well as the city of Manila. Thanks you so much !!!
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Short stay in manila
murrayceilings55
, Jan 2020
the tour was a high light of my short stay in Manila ,very informative and interesting,with a great tour guide thrown in, which made the day R,murray
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A Very Good Introduction to Colonial History
jhoannam2015
, Oct 2019
If you have limited time in Manila but want a short introduction to the colonial history of the area, this would be a good choice. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and provided some interesting insights to the various places we visited. As someone interested in the history of the Philippines, it was raised more questions for me to look into. My teens also found it interesting and informative.
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It was just OK
ShiaMary
, Sep 2019
The guide did not follow us to the sites to provide detailed explanations. Aside from the history given on the way to the sites, we were left pretty much on our own to explore. It would be nice to have him explain to us what we were looking at, as some other guides did. At the end of the tour, through no fault of the guide, we had to wait more than half an hour for our transfer back to the hotel as they switched us to another vehicle. This is poor planning on the company's part.
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Terrific
Paradise756303
, Sep 2019
Very informative, The guide was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable., Prompt service on pick up and drop off. …….
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Guide was good
Anonymous1962
, Aug 2019
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.
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Manila 4 hour tour
Robert B
, Aug 2019
What a great tour. Fernando was a excellent knowledgable and passionate tour guide. He certainly made the trip memorable.
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Very Good experience
Chellaram C
, Jul 2019
Organizing was perfect. Tour guide was well and experience person, he explained excellently. Organized taken care even two participants, that's really good things.
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