Guided tour

Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

From US$ 55 per person

A tour of Manila’s past and present including old city Manila, the American Cemetery and Memorial, historic Intramuros and Fort Santiago, and the bustling financial capital of Makati

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels within Makati City and Bay Area. Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your designated pickup time. The driver will either have a sign with your name or the hotel concierge will page you.


  • Enjoy a 4-hour guided sightseeing tour of Manila's past and present
  • Discover the City of Makati, the heart of the Philippines' financial centre
  • 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
  • Explore intricate Baroque architectural designs of UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church
Full description
Come along for a tour of Manila’s past and present. The tour starts right in the heart of the country’s financial center - the City of Makati. First stop is Nielsen’s Tower along Ayala Boulevard. Drive through Forbes Park, an exclusive residential enclave fittingly dubbed Millionaire’s Row on your way to our first stop – The American Cemetery and Memorial - reputed to be the largest and most beautiful of American memorials outside the Continental United States. Then proceed to the old city of Manila via scenic Roxas Boulevard (also known as Dewey Boulevard in the recent past), passing through Luneta Park (also called Rizal Park in memory of the country’s national hero) on your way to the "Walled City" of Intramuros. Here you will see ancient walls, church ruins and other relics of the Spanish Conquistadores. Travel through the cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the country. Then we wrap the tour up with a visit to Fort Santiago, a Spanish fortress that watched over the entrance to Manila’s Pasig River. It was here that our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous "My Last Farewell."
  • Return hotel transfers (Makati and Bay area only)
  • All entrance fees
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will receive an email with your exact pickup time and location. Please check your spam folder then contact the local partner if you have not received the email
  • Please leave your contact details so the local partner can give you a call to confirm hotel pickup details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 138 reviews

Review summary

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It is an excellent option if you have little time. We visited the main places and covered a large part of the city. The guide was excellent. I am not giving it 5 stars because you spend a lot of time in traffic. But I don't see any other way to do it.

September 25, 2022

A very good tour that I can recommend. It was just the two of us plus tour guide and driver (that's why it was quite expensive). The guide was very competent, spoke good English and also responded to our wishes. If you are only in Manila for a short time and want to get to know the city a bit, then this is the place to be. Going it on your own is not recommended, nor is it very informative.

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September 11, 2022

Good guide with good knowledge of the city. Picked up on time in a small group, we started straight away in the air-conditioned van. The guide had good English language skills and was very friendly. Unfortunately, the stops weren't that pronounced and then always a bit hectic. Otherwise highly recommended. Price and performance match.

June 28, 2022

Product ID: 4169