Guided tour

Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

From US$ 55 per person

A tour of Manila’s past and present including old city Manila, the American Cemetery and Memorial, historic Intramuros and Fort Santiago, and the bustling financial capital of Makati

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels within Makati City and Bay Area. Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your designated pickup time. The driver will either have a sign with your name or the hotel concierge will page you.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 4-hour guided sightseeing tour of Manila's past and present
  • Discover the City of Makati, the heart of the Philippines' financial centre
  • 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
  • Explore intricate Baroque architectural designs of UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church
Full description
Come along for a tour of Manila’s past and present. The tour starts right in the heart of the country’s financial center - the City of Makati. First stop is Nielsen’s Tower along Ayala Boulevard. Drive through Forbes Park, an exclusive residential enclave fittingly dubbed Millionaire’s Row on your way to our first stop – The American Cemetery and Memorial - reputed to be the largest and most beautiful of American memorials outside the Continental United States. Then proceed to the old city of Manila via scenic Roxas Boulevard (also known as Dewey Boulevard in the recent past), passing through Luneta Park (also called Rizal Park in memory of the country’s national hero) on your way to the "Walled City" of Intramuros. Here you will see ancient walls, church ruins and other relics of the Spanish Conquistadores. Travel through the cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the country. Then we wrap the tour up with a visit to Fort Santiago, a Spanish fortress that watched over the entrance to Manila’s Pasig River. It was here that our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous "My Last Farewell."
Includes
  • Return hotel transfers (Makati and Bay area only)
  • All entrance fees
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household
  • All participants who are over 13 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will receive an email with your exact pickup time and location. Please check your spam folder then contact the local partner if you have not received the email
  • Please leave your contact details so the local partner can give you a call to confirm hotel pickup details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 115 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Good guide with good knowledge of the city. Picked up on time in a small group, we started straight away in the air-conditioned van. The guide had good English language skills and was very friendly. Unfortunately, the stops weren't that pronounced and then always a bit hectic. Otherwise highly recommended. Price and performance match.

June 28, 2022

they were prompt the car was very clean the driver was very and our tour guide was very nice very knowledgeable went way in depth with the history and answered every single question i had and i had a lot of them he was very pleasant and patient and they drop me back at my hotel at a perfect time for me to get more activities then throw out the rest of the day was a great tour

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February 18, 2020

Ok excursion! You spend most of your time in a van. In the meantime, the guide talks about Manila, but I thought there was a bit too much talk about all the big, nice hotels that were built in Manila and all the casinos that were there. Quite uninteresting to my ears. But you still get to see a part of Manila. The stops we made were at the large American cemetery, a short stop at Luneta park and a longer stop at Fort Santiago where we also went into the museum. Although the stop at the American Cemetery was interesting, I would have preferred if we made a stop where it was more about the Philippines than America.

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January 2, 2020

Product ID: 4169