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Cebu Historical Half Day Tour with Calesa Ride and Hotel Pick-Up

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Go back in time and explore old Cebu on a fun Calesa ride and by following the Heritage Trail on foot.


The tour begins at the Independence Park, an old Spanish settlement, and a fort that symbolizes Spain's military presence and conquest - Fort San Pedro. From here, take a "calesa" (horse-drawn carriage) ride to Plaza Sugbu fronting the Cebu City Hall.

Continue the tour on foot around "Old Cebu," visiting the Magellan's Cross - planted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, the Basilica Minore of the Child Jesus and Museum, the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral - the seat of the Archdiocese of Cebu; and the Museum of Sacred Treasures.

Take another short "calesa" ride to Plaza Parian to see the elegant ancestral homes of Spanish and Chinese Filipinos. Walk about the Heritage Monument, a bronze sculpture by the great Filipino artist Eduardo Castillo, depicting different eras of Cebu's history. Thereafter, feel the elegance of 19th-century lifestyle in a short stop at the Yap-Sandiego home or at the Casa Gorordo.

The tour winds up with a final drive down to Colon Street. - the country's oldest avenue, before heading back to your hotel.


  • Air-conditioned transport

  • Calesa ride (horse-drawn carriage)

  • Admission (all attractions)

  • English-speaking guide
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Cebu Historical Half Day Tour with Calesa Ride and Hotel Pick-Up

Duration: 3 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Air-conditioned transport / Calesa ride (horse-drawn carriage) / Admission (all attractions) / English-speaking guide
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  • 09:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Cebu/Mactan

  • 09:00

    Tour Starts

  • Visit the Old Military Defense Structure of Fort San Pedro

    Head to Independence Park and Fort San Pedro - a remnant of the Spanish military presence in the Philippines. Ride a calesa (horse-drawn carriage) to Plaza Sugbu and take a walk to see "Old Cebu."

  • Discover "Old Cebu"

    Visit known landmarks such as Magellan’s Cross (planted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521), the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, the Basilica Minore of the Child Jesus and Museum, and the Museum of Sacred Treasures.

  • Go on a Calesa Ride and Marvel at Ancestral Homes

    Hop in a calesa and head to Plaza Parian to check out the gorgeous ancestral homes of Spanish and Chinese Filipinos.

  • Stop by the Heritage Monument

    A short walk to Heritage Monument follows, where you can admire Eduardo Castillo's bronze sculpture portraying the history of Cebu.

  • Drive Down Colon Street

    Cap the tour off with a drive through Colon Street, the oldest avenue in the Philippines

  • 12:00

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Cebu/Mactan

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  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

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Additional Note(s)
  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • Pick-up times are approximate. You will receive a precise pick-up time upon calling to reconfirm your tour 24 hours before departure. Please wait in your hotel lobby 20 minutes prior to the given departure time.Hotel pick-up may be up to an hour before departure time.

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  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 10.

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