Day trip

Mactan and Cebu Twin City Tour with Optional Lunch

Mactan and Cebu Twin City Tour with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Travelite Travel and Tours

From US$ 105 per person

Discover Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines, on this full-day tour. See Magellan's Cross, the Basilica of the Holy Child, and other fascinating historical sites dating back to the 16th century.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Japanese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Cebu City
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic city of Cebu ,the oldest city in the Philippines, on this full-day tour
  • Visit Magellan's Cross, the Basilica of the Holy Child, and a traditional Philippine guitar factory
  • See the impressive collection of antiques at the Yap Ancestral House
Full description
Explore the historic city of Cebu, a major cultural centre in the Philippines, and the oldest city in the country. First visited by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, take a day to experience the city’s rich history and beautiful landmarks. Our tour will begin with the city's most famous landmark, Magellan's Cross. This cross, now housed in a chapel, is said to have been planted by Ferdinand Magellan when he arrived in the Philippines. Just a few steps away is the beautiful Basilica of the Holy Child. This Augustinian church was made a basilica in 1965 during the 400th year celebrations of Christianity in the Philippines. The church, which was the first to be established in the islands, is built of hewn stone and features the country's oldest relic, the figure of the Holy Child of Cebu. From here we will visit Fort San Pedro, built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano labourers, followed by a stop at the Yap Ancestral House, a 300 hundred year old home that has been and converted into a showcasing a fantastic personal collection of antiques. Enjoy a peaceful visit to the Cebu Taoist Temple, and take in the beautiful view of Cebu City and the nearby cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu. After the temple we will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Mactan Island through Marcelo Fernan Bridge, connecting bridge Cebu City and Mactan Island. Our first stop in Mactan will be the Lapu-Lapu shrine, a 20-meter bronze statue, built in honor of indigenous hero Datu Lapu-Lapu. Finally, we visit a local guitar factory to see how traditional Philippine guitars are made, before dropping you back off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance and admission fees
  • Lunch (if option chosen)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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 a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
  • 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

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The best 'the guide', a very capable and friendly woman.

March 29, 2019

Product ID: 11426