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Cebu City And Mactan Island Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Experience Cebu-Mactan and the explorer’s world as you go on a journey through time
  • Learn all about Ferdinand Magellan who came to Cebu in April 1521
  • Sightsee around Mactan Island and see a larger-than-life statue of Lapu-Lapu
  • Visit a guitar factory to see how renowned Philippine guitars are made
  • Travel in comfort and enjoy hotel transfers
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    6.5 hours

    Start time

    9:00am

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You will be picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you haven't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready

    Ending Point

    Same as starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    Explore historic sites in Cebu and Mactan as you trace the journey of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan on this comprehensive guided tour of the twin cities. Learn all about Philippines and about the explorer from his land fall upon the shores of Cebu in 1521 to his defeat in the Battle of Mactan with Chieftain Lapu-Lapu. Along the way you visit a craft market and national shrine that speaks to the people´s religious fervor and artistry.

    Cebu's icon, Magellan's Cross, is the first stop on your journey. See the home of the image of Jesus as a child at Basilica Minore of the Christ Child and then make your way to Fort San Pedro, a coral stone fortress originating from the original wooden structure built on the site in 1565.

    You also make a stop at the beautiful Ting-kwong Taoist Temple located on the hillside in the northern suburbs of Cebu. It was built in 1948 as a Taoist priest who worships the Chinese thinker. Most of the local residents of Cebu have half or all of Chinese descent, so this temple is very large. To a certain extent, it reflects the local Chinese tradition. At the highest point of Cebu, you can see the panoramic view of Cebu and experience the unique feelings of the small mountains.

    Next stop is the Cebu Heritage Monument in Parian Square where during the Rajah Humabon era, the recent Cebu Martyrs Pedro Calungsod was blessed (being a "saint”). The monument sculpture is the work of renowned artist Edgardo Castrillo and is definitely worth a visit. After lunch, you will also visit the Santiago Yapp House and more famous highlights such as Magellan Cross, Basilica Minore del Sto.Nino Cathedral, among others

    Know Your Guide:

    City Tours first established in 1971 has grown to operate unique experiences such as FunVee® Open Top Buses and Captain Explorer DUKW® Amphibious Vehicles. The company has since solidified its corporate aim to be the leader in bringing value and a great experience for Asia’s tours and attractions to travelers. Their unique ticketing system platform Citytixs™ has already expanded its service coverage to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and many more. It not only generates single electronic tickets to Attractions, Theme Parks, Restaurants and Retails but it allows all the various experiences to be bundled together to make it into a card-less City Passes.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Entrance fees
    • Professional Live Guide
    • Buffet Lunch
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 mins early.

    Before you travel, please make sure that your physical condition is suitable for the trip. You should inform your travel agency about your health.

    Please respect local eating habits, custom taboos, religious etiquette, and abide by local laws and regulations.

    For the safety of your personal and property, please avoid exposing valuables and large amounts of cash in public.

    Those staying at Mactan Hotel will be picked up from the Starbucks in Maina Mall and return to Ayala Center Cebu. In case of Punta Engano area you will be charged a surcharge of RMB 107/group (round trip).

    If the team exceeds 11 people, the team cannot enter the Dingguang Hall, because the car will be upgraded to a mini bus. Since the road is too narrow to enter, the tour guide then has the right to change to Pedro Calungsod Church.

    Along with the electronic ticket please present your identity certificate with the photo (such as the original passport).

    The ticket is valid only once on the scheduled date.

     The used confirmation cannot be used again and cannot be refunded if it is not used or partially used.

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