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Cebu City: Half-Day Tour with Shopping

1. Cebu City: Half-Day Tour with Shopping

Discover the oldest colonial city of the Philippines by experiencing the charm of old Cebu and its most famous landmark, Magellan's Cross. The cross was first planted in 1521 to mark the spot where the native Filipinos were baptized into the Catholic faith. The next stop is the Fort San Pedro, which was the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the country and now has been turned into a museum park. The tour will then continue to visit the St. Nino Church, Hertigate Monument, Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, and the Taoist Temple (temporarily closed) at Beverly Hills. The final stop will be the handicraft stores for your shopping enjoyment.

Cebu: Guided Heritage City Tour

2. Cebu: Guided Heritage City Tour

Unearth the vibrant tapestry of Cebu's past on an immersive Heritage Tour. Step into the heart of the Philippines' oldest city and be transported back in time to witness the captivating history and culture that has shaped this enchanting destination. Begin your journey at Magellan's Cross, a symbol of the city's profound history and the introduction of Christianity to the Philippines. Feel the weight of centuries as you stand before this iconic relic. Continue to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, where you'll encounter the spiritual heartbeat of Cebu. Marvel at the Santo Niño statue, the oldest Christian relic in the country, and immerse yourself in the profound devotion of the Filipino people. Stroll along Colon Street, the Philippines' oldest street, and soak in the bustling energy of this historic district. As you explore the vibrant marketplace and century-old buildings, you'll feel the pulse of Cebu's commerce and culture. Your tour takes you to Fort San Pedro, a military fortress built during the Spanish colonial period. Explore the strategic layout, cannons, and lush gardens, all while absorbing the stories of battles and sieges that unfolded within its walls. Encounter charming heritage sites, historic landmarks, and architectural gems that showcase Cebu's enduring cultural heritage. Your knowledgeable guides will share captivating stories and insights, making your journey both educational and enlightening. Experience a voyage through time that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the historical, cultural, and spiritual significance of Cebu. Unlock the secrets of this remarkable city, where every cobblestone street and ancient monument tells a story waiting to be heard and shared.

Cebu City: Historical Street and Food Tour

3. Cebu City: Historical Street and Food Tour

Meet your guide to begin the tour. Explore the Cebu Farmers market and learn about the local food with your guide. Follow your guide around the city to learn about its fascinating history, which is the oldest city in the Philippines, and which was also the first Spanish settlement and capital. Sample some amazing Filipino street food, which is famous for its bold flavors and combinations. Taste balut, a boiled duck egg which is traditionally eaten with salt. Check out some interesting historical sites along the way. See the metal sculptures at the Heritage of Cebu Monument. Afterward, go to Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, which was built from coral stone in 1680. Admire the Chinese and Spanish architecture of this building, then continue to Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino de Cebu. See the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines, built in the year 1565. Following this, arrive at Carbon Market, which gets its name from the Spanish word for coal. See this former coal depot, and head to Magellan's Cross, where a Christian cross was placed by explorers led by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Walk to Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral after this. Observe this church that was destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt in the 1950s. Enjoy some street food during the tour as well. Finally, end the tour and head back to your accommodation.

Cebu Day Tour with Pick-up, Drop-off and Lunch

4. Cebu Day Tour with Pick-up, Drop-off and Lunch

Explore the home of the original and oldest religious relic in the Philippines in honor to the Holy Child Jesus, the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. Experience getting a Sinulog from the candle vendors who sells candles to be lit for the Santo Niño, offering it to the Child God in a dance. Travel back centuries ago through the historical feels of Fort San Pedro. Enjoy a Filipino delicacy. See up close the Magellan's Cross, a Christian cross planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers headed by Ferdinand Magellan. Visit another one of the first churches in the Philippines, the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral just a walking distance from the Basilica. Explore the oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines and is one of the city's pride, Fort San Pedro. It is a military defense structure in Cebu, Philippines, built by the Spaniards. Visit and learn more about Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, a historic residence constructed in the 17th century featuring hand-carved furniture, art & a garden. After these historic visits, have a lunch at the highlands of Cebu. Visit Cebu Taoist Temple. It is one of the most popular attractions in Cebu City. It is filled with classical Chinese architecture, sculptures and calligraphy. If you want an "Instagrammable" picture, we have the Sirao Flower Garden also known as The Little Amsterdam of Cebu City. Definitely one of the main attractions in Cebu. Visit Temple of Leah also called as "Taj Mahal" in Cebu. It is one of the top cultural and historical sites in Cebu City. Temple of Leah has 24 chambers housing a library, bar, museum, and gallery.

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What people are saying about Yap-SanDiego Ancestral House

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

The Cebu tour was a delightful blend of history and comfort. Our guide, LizAnn, was professional and amiable, illuminating the rich past of various local spots with deft expertise. The journey, in a pristine, air-conditioned vehicle, added to the relaxed experience. However, the tour did not include shopping as indicated. Yet, the educational and engaging itinerary made up for it. An enjoyable, worthwhile escapade, indeed! Thanks to LizAnn for her knowledge and commendable guidance.

Kyle was a great guide and showed us some of Cebu City’s best sights. He also took into account what we liked when it came to the food so we got to try a range of local dishes without being forced to eat something we didn’t enjoy. Having a small group also made it really interactive. The tour was probably a little expensive for what it was but overall it was a good experience.

My tour guide Belle and driver Julius were great. We covered 6 places in the inner Cebu City total. It was really nice to have an AC transport between the places, which each took about 10-15min to get to. We were moving throughout the tour pretty quickly, so push your shoes on. Bring an umbrella / fan to create a little shade for yourself at some places.

Our tour guide Liz, she was amazing, Good knowledge, very friendly Recommend to everyone

Our guide Kyle was amazing! Super friendly and knowledgeable!