Things to do in Manila

Half-day Manila sightseeing tour


  • 3 hours in total

  • Transport included

  • Pick up at your hotel

What To Expect

Revisit Philippine history as you join us on this fully guided tour of Manila's past and present! This sightseeing tour of Manila starts right in the heart of the country's financial center, Makati City. Landmarks include Nielson's Tower along Ayala Boulevard, the country's first airport built in 1937, currently converted into an upscale restaurant, Forbes Park Village, an exclusive residential enclave fittingly dubbed as "Millionaire's Row" and the American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery site or the resting place of our soldiers who lost their lives during the WWII, covers 152 acres. This contains the largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II, a total of 17.191 and 36,286 missing in action who are recorded upon the walls of the memorial.

Continue to the Old City of Manila as we drive via the scenic Roxas Boulevard, one of the best locations to see the beautiful Manila Baysunset. This tour passes through Luneta Park (also called Rizal Park), one of the most significant tourist spots located in the heart of Manila, the capital City of the Philippines. A monument enshrining the remains of the country's national here, Dr. Jose Rizal, is the park's symbolic focal point.

Next, you drive along pretty Roxas Boulevard to Old Manila, passing through Luneta (aka Rizal Park) to arrive in the old walled city of Intramuros, the oldest district in Manila, built in the late 1500s when the Spanish Empire took power here.

Then you visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church, one of the country's oldest churches, walk on cobblestone paths get a closer look at the old walls, church ruins and other remains from the Spanish colonial era.

Your final stop takes in Fort Santiago, one of Manila's most important historical sites. Built by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the fort fell under the rule of successive colonial powers throughout the centuries. It is also the site of a notorious prison where Philippine national hero Dr Jose Rizal wrote his famous poem 'My Last Farewell' and was executed by the Spanish in 1896.

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Itinerary

  • 9:00 am: Pick up from your hotel in central Manila
  • See the city of Makati, the heart of the Philippine's financial center
  • 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
  • Discover intricate Baroque architectural designs of UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church
  • 12:00 pm: Transfer back to your hotel and conclude the tour

Note

  • Hotel pick-up is available only for Makati City area
  • If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult; minimum age is 2 years old

What's included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Small group tour
  • Instant confirmation
  • Join group message after payment
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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From
US$37 per person

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximize your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

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