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Manila Old and New City Tour

Manila Old and New City Tour
Mary Jen Vinuya

Be at the principal gateway of the Philippines, feel being at the Spanish era which ruled the Philippines for more than 300 years and also during the American times and Japanese times here in Manila.

Experience the different characters of the place such as,

Drama because of its very historical past,

Sights and sounds, as it is a blending of both ancient and modern edifices like skyscrapers and state-of-the art shopping malls, of concrete and greenery, of stark settings and pockets of beautiful scenery, all surrounded by the cacophony of sounds of people of varied tongues, culture and beliefs, and of everything else moving around the cities.

Money and music, as it is an excellent place for business or work, to earn a living and then, at the end of the day, to relax and enjoy varied forms of entertainment, subdued or glitzy and fast, even raucous.

Lights and life, as the entire metropolis is brightly lit, cosmopolitan and fashionable, vibrant and alive, either in basic comfort or unimaginable luxury, beginning from dawn and ending at dawn.

Visit to:

- Rizal Park, is a "people's park" and is a favorite of people from all walks of life.

- Intramuros, Walk back in time to the old Spanish era when you visit the walled city of Intramuros and take in vestiges of more than 300 years of Spanish colonial rule --- massive high stone walls, bulwarks, moats and cobblestoned streets.

- Fort Santiago, Located at the northwestern tip of Intramuros is Fort Santiago, one of the fortifications started in I571 and completed nearly 150 years later by Filipino forced labor.

- Casa Manila Museum, Bahay Tsinoy Museum (House of Chinese) which are also located in Intramuros.

- Rolling Tour in Quirino Grandstand, is across the famed Roxas Boulevard and is the site of the country's Independence Day parades and occasional concerts.

- Rolling Tour in Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, is the country's preeminent venue for cultural shows, concerts, conventions and exhibits and has played host to several of the world's finest artists and performers.

- Rolling Tour in Makati, the modern city in Metro Manila. Visit Ayala Museum. The American Cemetery and Memorial - reputed to be the largest and most beautiful of American memorials outside the Continental United States.

Lunch - choices:

- La Cocina de Tita Moning, an ancestral house, they have a tour guide to show you around the house before proceeding in the dining room, they serve delicious filipino - spanish dishes in a very formal dining experience.

- Max's Restaurant, years of serving local famous Filipino dishes that most of Filipino families choose during holidays as part of their family bonding.

Inclusions:

Roundtrip transfers at Hotel in the city of Manila or Makati

Air-conditioned Van/Car Transpo

Driver/Guide

Entrance Fees

Lunch

Availability: Daily except every Monday (Museums are closed during Monday)


Site details

  • $185 (pax) per Day
  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 5 Hour(s)
  • From 1 to 8 people

Travel pro profile

  • Historic site