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Makati City Historical Half Day Tour with Hotel Pick-up

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Travel through time to discover the historic roots of Makati - the Philippines' premier business and financial center - and its role in contemporary Philippine history.

Highlights
  • A fully-guided tour of the historical sites of Makati
  • Explore Saints Peter and Paul Parish, the first and oldest church in the city
  • See the 400-year old Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church in Guadalupe
  • Visit the American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Be up for a wonderful shopping experience at the Ayala Center

Description

Experience the taste of Filipino culture and know more about its rich history as you join this three and a half hour tour of Makati, the Philippines' financial and commercial hub.

After being picked up from you hotel, pass by Nielson Tower, a two-story concrete structure designed to resemble an airplane from a bird's-eye-view. The building served as a control tower and a passenger depot of the Philippines' first commercial airport. Then, explore the Saints Peter and Paul Parish, the first and oldest church in Makati. Tucked away in a narrow side street off the main road, see the images of the first pope and the local patron saint dominating the facade of the intricately designed Spanish-style church.

We will then stop at the Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church. This 400-year old church, also known as the Guadalupe Church, was founded by Augustinian friars in 1601 and was constructed with a style reminiscent to the late Spanish Renaissance and early Baroque architecture.

Departing from Guadalupe, proceed to the American Cemetery and Memorial, a 152-acre cemetery on a prominent plateau where the largest number of armed forces of WWII is buried. Visit the chapel which houses 25 mosaic maps which recalls the achievements of the American armed forces in the Pacific, China, India and Burma.

Our tour ends at the Ayala Center where guests have the option to take an optional tour of the Ayala Museum and the Filipinas Heritage Library, or spend the rest of their time exploring Ayala Center - a commercial complex at par with the world's best.

Includes

  • Hotel pickup

  • Air-conditioned transport

  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide

  • All entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

  • Hotel pick-up may be up to an hour before departure time.

Includes

  • Air-conditioned transport

  • All admission fees

  • English-speaking guide
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Makati City Historical Half Day Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Duration: 3:30 - 4 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Air-conditioned transport / All admission fees / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

Starting time: 09:00 - 14:00 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Metro Manila

  • 09:00

    Transfer to Nielson Tower

    The tour starts with a visit to the Nielson Tower, a two-story concrete building resembling an airplane from a bird's-eye view. This is the official home of the Filipinas Heritage Library, a one-stop electronic research center where you can access information about Filipino heritage.

  • See the Oldest Church in Makati

    Explore the San Pedro Macati Church, deemed to be the oldest church in Makati City. Take photos of the Baroque-style architecture and gorgeous interior.

  • Marvel at the 400-year-old Guadalupe Church

    Enter the 400-year-old Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, also known as Guadalupe Church, hidden in the business capital of the Philippines. Today, it is a government-recognized significant cultural property.

  • Head to the American Cemetery and Memorial

    The cemetery contains the most number of graves of American soldiers who died during World War II. From the memorials, see an impressive view of the lowlands and Laguna de Bay. The site is also deemed to be the most beautiful American memorial outside the United States.

  • Relive History at the Ayala Museum

    The tour ends at the Ayala Museum, a six-story building located in Ayala Center. It displays a wide range of exhibits depicting the heritage, art, and history of the Philippines.

  • 12:00

    Tour Ends on Site

  • 13:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Metro Manila

  • 14:00

    Transfer to Nielson Tower

    The tour starts with a visit to the Nielson Tower, a two-story concrete building resembling an airplane from a bird's-eye view. This is the official home of the Filipinas Heritage Library, a one-stop electronic research center where you can access information about Filipino heritage.

  • See the Oldest Church in Makati

    Explore the San Pedro Macati Church, deemed to be the oldest church in Makati City. Take photos of the Baroque-style architecture and gorgeous interior.

  • Marvel at the 400-year-old Guadalupe Church

    Enter the 400-year-old Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, also known as Guadalupe Church, hidden in the business capital of the Philippines. Today, it is a government-recognized significant cultural property.

  • Head to the American Cemetery and Memorial

    The cemetery contains the most number of graves of American soldiers who died during World War II. From the memorials, see an impressive view of the lowlands and Laguna de Bay. The site is also deemed to be the most beautiful American memorial outside the United States.

  • Relive History at the Ayala Museum

    The tour ends at the Ayala Museum, a six-story building located in Ayala Center. It displays a wide range of exhibits depicting the heritage, art, and history of the Philippines.

  • 17:00

    Tour Ends on Site

  • (For Check-Out) AYALA CENTER Time: 12:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) AYALA CENTER Time: 12:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) AYALA CENTER Time: 17:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) AYALA CENTER Time: 17:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • No drop-off at the picked-up hotels. Guests must make their own way back to their hotel.

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 10.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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