Guided tour

Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

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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

About this activity

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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 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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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

My husband and I took the Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour. We enjoyed the trip for several reasons. Metro Manila is quite large and spread out with a lot of traffic to be concerned with. The tour allowed us to see a lot of Metro Milano in a matter of 4 hours, while leaving the driving to the experts. Our guide was very knowledgeable so we learned a lot about the city's history as we visited all the main places to see. There was a good amount of time off bus to explore a bit, while letting the bus cover the miles inbetween and our guide keeping us informed as to what we were passing by. We enjoyed the outing very much.

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December 2, 2019

A quick overview of Manila when in a short trip

The tour is pretty nice when you don’t have much time. You manage to see the most important landmarks of Manila (old and new) in only 4 hours. We were lucky the traffic helped us and could complete our tour on time! The guide was kind and nice! Gave us accurate information about the places we were looking at.

September 29, 2019

Product ID: 4169