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

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After pickup from your Manila hotel at your selected departure time, embark on a fully guided sightseeing tour beginning in the heart of the country’s financial center -- Makati.

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.
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  • Min price: $47.99
  • Recommended duration of visit: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: Departs from your Manila hotel

Departure Times:

  • 2:00pm tour departure
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  • 9:00am tour departure
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  • Good for:
    • All entrance fees included
    • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
    • Comprehensive tour of the city
    • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
    • Great overview and orientation of the city
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
    • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Operates: See Availability
  • Inclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance fees
    • Local English-speaking guide
  • Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional info:
    • 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
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviews

  • JEROME M

    5
    - 10 February 2018 -

    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

  • chad6058

    5
    - 13 November 2017 -

    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.

  • Mary Ruth O

    5
    - 17 October 2017 -

    The tour guide is very knowledgeable of the sights we visited.

  • Tanya L

    5
    - 10 October 2017 -

    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.

  • ANTONIS P

    4
    - 10 October 2017 -

    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!

  • Bernard M

    5
    - 16 August 2017 -

    Thoroughly enjoyed the experience our guide was brilliant his knowledge of Manila old and new was exceptional.

  • Piergiorgio R

    4
    - 16 August 2017 -

    Our guide was amazing. Really into his job and very passionate of it. The tour is not only watching things but also stories connected to the place we visited.

  • Gabriela E

    4
    - 29 June 2017 -

    The tour was really well organised and began punctually. The driver and the tour guide were very nice to us and made the trip interesting and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this tour to people who want to have a quick overview on Manila. The only thing that I would recommend to improve, is to add more visit points in the Intramuros. We only visited 3 places there and had really no possibility of walking around.

  • Jerry L

    5
    - 25 May 2017 -

    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.

  • Irene S

    4
    - 07 April 2017 -

    The tour was interesting and our guide was very experienced. Only problem was the horrendous traffic. Of the 5 hour tour, we spent 4 hours in traffic jams. Of course this was not the tour company's fault. Traffic in general in Manila is a real problem.

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Things to Do in this tour

Intramuros

Intramuros is a historic landmark confined in the frames of its .67 square kilometer area in Manila. Surrounded by stone walls like a fortress, the landmark is also called the Walled City. During the Spanish Colonial period, it was equivalent to the City of Manila. For further details keep reading.

Rizal Park

Rizal Park is a large historic public park in Manila. Situated close to the Roxas Boulevard right next to the Walled City this urban park is one of the largest in Asia. Popular not only among the locals but also the tourists this is a top place to get some fresh air and relax from the city jam.

Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago is a historic citadel located in the city of Manila. The once defense fortress is a piece of the structures within the frames of the Walled City. It is one of the most important historical landmarks in the city. For further details keep on reading.

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