001 Tour in town: Manila

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Tour Number

Activity Level

294346


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is an easy going and very friendly tour. Everybody can join it (kids, old people and disable). Most of the places will be out of fast running car and close area that let this tour a suitable and safely excursion also for the kids. Comfort rooms (bathrooms) are in all the tourist area that we'll visit.
For children I also provide booster seat for safety purpose.

Friendly: Yes.
This tour is an easy going and very friendly tour. Everybody can join it (kids, old people and disable). Most of the places are out of the fast running vehicle or they are in close area. Even though is a light tour, there are few minute walk and some steps to do (Casa Manila Museum), but definitely affordable. Comfort room (bathrooms) are in all the tourist area that we'll visit.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Malay (basic), Spanish (conversational), Tagalog (fluent)

The Old City of Manila


Manila is the capital city of the Philippines, located on the western edge of Luzon, facing Manila Bay. In the XIII century it was part of the Bruneian Empire ruled by Muslim Rajahs and Sultans who made the city as fortified settlement and trading quarter. In XVI century, Ferdinand Magellan, a Portoguese explorer, organised an expedition leading to East Indies. In 1521 he discovered the Philippines. Manila, however, was declared as a Spanish territory only fifty years after him, when Miguel López de Legazpi established a city council known as Intramuros.

This is the best historical part to be visited in Manila. Don't miss the chance to visit it, discover Fort Santiago and San Agustin Church seeking through the alleys of "Intramuros". Proceed to the Chinese Cemetery passing by Rizal Park, the green heart of Manila. Explore the CCP Complex admiring the Coconut Palace, whole made by coconut lumber; Tanghalan Balagtas, Philippine Int'l Convention Center, Manila Film Center, and the citadels of entertainment.

Itinerary

The tour will be smoother if you understand that the itinerary might change according to pick up location.
However the tour, often, proceeds in the following order:

Pick up: Hotel, Airport or Pier
Rolling in CCP Complex area:
- Manila Bay
- Art Folk Theatre
- Coconut Palace
- Philippine Int'l Convention Center
- Film Center Festival Building
Visit in La Loma area:
- Lechon de Leche
- Chinese Cemetery
Visit in Luneta area:
- Rizal Park
- Rizal Execution Ground (optional)
Visit in Intramuros area:
- Baluarte de San Diego (optional)
- San Agustin Church
- San Agustin Museum (optional)
- Casa Manila Museum (close on monday)
- Plaza Roma
- Manila Cathedral
- Fort Santiago
Drop off: Hotel, Airport or Pier

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel, Airport or Pier
Hotel:
- Lobby (Manila, Makati, Pasay & BGC Area)
- Berjaya Hotel (if out of the area above)
Airports:
- NAIA T1: "WXYZ" in arrival extension
- NAIA T2: Bay 8 (Domestic)
- NAIA T2: Bay 22 (International)
- NAIA T3: Next to "BDO" Bank
- NAIA T4: Next to "AIRASIA" office
Manila South Pier:
- TBA (To Be Advise)

End location: Hotel, Airport or Pier
Hotel:
- Lobby (Manila, Makati, Pasay & BGC Area)
- Berjaya Hotel (if out of the area above)
Airports:
- Departure designated area
Manila South Pier:
- nearest possible to the cruise ship

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

SUV or VAN
SUV is a Toyota Fortuner (2012), with a maximum capacity of 7 passenger. However it's preferable to accommodate only 3 travelers.
VAN is Toyota Hiace GL Grandia (2016) suitable for 10 passenger. For "Tours in Town" and "Day trips from Manila" I allow the maximum capacity; for "Tour Packages" only 6 passengers will be accomodate. This vehicle is not available on Monday except for "Tour Packages".

What’s Included

Transportation:
- private aircon vehicle
- parking fees
Driver & Guide (same person):
- driver
- dot accredited tour guide
Entrance Fees:
- chinese cemetery
- casa manila
- fort santiago

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2500 PHP - Philippine Pesos
Personal Expenses:
- food & beverages
- optional tours
- personal needs
- shoppings
- souvenirs

What’s Extra

Driver:
- professional driver (USD 50)
Personal Expenses:
- food & beverages
- personal needs
- shoppings
- souvenirs
Optional Tours:
- rizal execution ground
- baluarte de san diego
- san agustin museum
Others:
- everything not appointed in "What's included"

Restrictions

Driver:
I don't have a driver, but for "Tour Packages" driver is included.
For the "Tours in Town" and "Day trips from Manila" you will find the driver surcharge in "What's Extra". THIS MUST BE PAID ON SPOT STRAIT TO THE DRIVER

A Recent Review of this tour

Very enjoyable tour by very knowledgeable and entertaining guide!
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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    294346


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is an easy going and very friendly tour. Everybody can join it (kids, old people and disable). Most of the places will be out of fast running car and close area that let this tour a suitable and safely excursion also for the kids. Comfort rooms (bathrooms) are in all the tourist area that we'll visit.
    For children I also provide booster seat for safety purpose.

    Friendly: Yes.
    This tour is an easy going and very friendly tour. Everybody can join it (kids, old people and disable). Most of the places are out of the fast running vehicle or they are in close area. Even though is a light tour, there are few minute walk and some steps to do (Casa Manila Museum), but definitely affordable. Comfort room (bathrooms) are in all the tourist area that we'll visit.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

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    English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Malay (basic), Spanish (conversational), Tagalog (fluent)

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