Manila city and Intramuros tour

Visit Intramuros and Manila city best sights with TRIPinas travel and tour.
Our city tour let you experience the splendors of the "Pearl of the orient".
Our tour guides will take you to the most authentic and vibrant districts of this city : Quiapo and it's colorful market, Binondo, the oldest Chinatown outside China and Intramuros, the only example of Spanish architecture in Asia !
Do you want more and customize the itinerary of your Manila tour? This is possible and we will gladly arrange your request.
We currently offer two types of package, one with van transfer and one without transfer.
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intramuros tour

Our Manila tour package:

Duration:

Full day tour

Tour rates (Varies depending on your group's headcount)

With van and hotel transfer: Php2000/person (for a group of 5 people)

Without van, just the walking tour: Php1350/person (for a group of 5 people)
For group of less or more than 5 people please contact us for the rate

We request a minimum of 2 people to organize a tour


Inclusions:
  • Tour guide (English or French speaking)

  • All entrance fees

  • Aircon van

  • Parking fee

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Manila


  • We also organize trips for those coming from cruise ships (e.g. Costa Cruise, Star Cruises - Superstar Virgo, Artemis, Oceania Cruises : M.V. Nautica). Your tour will start from the Manila south harbor where we will pick you up and your excursion will end at the Manila port where we will drop you off. Enjoy a private city tour only for your group.



    Manila & Intramuros tour highlights



    Manila offers plenty of different attractions. It's sometimes difficult to find them as the city is huge. Having a Manila tour is a good way to see a good selection of them. Just relax and let your tour guide show you the way.


    Chinatown

    Manila's chinatown is believed to be the oldest chinatown in the world (outside of China of course.) Churches, shops, restaurants, fountains, plazas, arches are all good reasons to pay a visit to this unique place. Your eyes and stomach will thank you for it.


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    Ongpin street entance

    Fort Santiago

    Fort Santiago is the oldest fortification in Manila. The fort was built on 1571 at the site that was occupied by Raja Soliman. The fort was first a wood structure then was replaced with a stone fort built in 1592 by Dasmarinas. It was the headquarters of the British during their occupation of Manila (1762-1764) then it became the headquarters of the US army during the American time. Many people were imprisoned and killed there during the World War II and during the Japanese occupation. The restoration of the Fort started in 1951 and it's now one of the highlights of any tour to Intramuros.


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    Fort Santigao guards

    Intramuros walls

    Four and a half kilometers of walls surround Intramuros. Several parks and monuments, both inside and outside Intramuros, offer great views over Manila city. There are amazing ruins that are hidden which is why most tourists miss them. Our tour will make sure that these places commonly skipped by tourist buses will be showed to you - a great opportunity for photo shoots.


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    Old church ruins

    Manila bay

    The sunset on manila bay is often described as the most beautiful on earth.. Come and check it out yourself. We usually end our Manila tours by the bay so you can enjoy the magnificent golden glow of the sunset with the Bataan peninsula as a backdrop. And what other way to end you walking tour but to sit back, relax and have a cold drink in one of the many restaurants and bars along the bay while you admire Mount Mariveles as the sun kisses the sea.


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    Sunset on Manila bay

    Manila Cathedral

    Built in 1581, the original cathedral was made of wood. A fire destroyed it two years later. This was replaced but was subsequently destroyed by an earthquake in 1600. This rebuilding and reconstruction continued three more times until the World War II destroyed the fifth version of the cathedral. The sixth and present building was built on 1958. The Vatican elevated it as minor basilica in 1981. Around the Cathedral your Manila tour guide will aslo show you the former city hall (Ayuntamiento), the Palacio del Gobernor and the Plaza Roma.


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    The Cathedral of Manila

    Quiapo Church and Market

    Also know as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Quiapo church is one of the most important Catholic church in Manila city. Located inside the churhc is the statue of the Black Nazarene which is venerated by many people in the Philippines, especially on January 9th when millions of devotees gather and march the streets of Manila city. The first church was built in 1586 by the Franciscans. Our guide will take you to the church as well as the market around. The heart of Manila is there! Great shopping deals in this area!



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    The market in Quiapo district

    Rizal Park

    While visiting Manila city, you should not miss its most beautiful park. Also called Luneta, this park showcases some of the great Filipino heroes with their busts and monuments scattered all over the place. It's also a good place to meet the friendly Manilenos.


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    Exploring Rizal park


    San Agustin Church

    San Agustin church is the oldest church in the Philippines. It was built in 1571 but the actual structure was finished in 1607 by the Augustinians. It's probably the oldest building still standing in the country. San Agustin is a Unesco World Heritage site. Our package definitely includes the visit to this amazing church as well as the fascinating museum built in the adjacent monastery.


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    Our tour guide will take you inside this beautiful church
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    San Agustin church is a world heritage


    Casa Manila

    Casa Manila is part of the Plaza San Luis Complex. It's a colonial lifestyle museum that shows you how Ilustrados (or rich Filipinos) lived during the time of the Spanish. From the living room to the bedrooms, the kitchen or even the bathroom, old furnitures and objects have a story to tell!


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    Casa Manila in Intramuros district


    Baluarte San Diego

    Visit the oldest stone fort of Manila designed by a Jesuit priest, Antonio Sedeno in 1586. This place has also one of the best view over Manila's skyline.

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    Intramuros colonial houses

    Taking our trip gives your the opportunity to see some amazing colonial houses. Scattered all around the Spanish district these old houses have each their own style.

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    Museums of Manila

    Visiting Manila is not only walking in Intramuros. There are actually a lot of interesting museums that deserve to be seen. 
    If you look for things to do in Manila we suggest you include these visits on your list.
    We have listed some of the best on this page with practical information such as the museum entrance fee, its location and schedule.

    National Museum
    Location: Taft Ave, Ermita, Manila city
    Operating days/time: Tuesdays-Sundays/
     10AM-5PM
    Fee: Php150 for adult, Php120 for senior citizens, Php for students; free admission every Sundays, during the National Heritage month (entire month of May)
    Not to miss: Spoliarium by Juan Luna

    Ayala Museum
    Location: Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City
    Operating days/time: Tuesdays-Sundays/
     9AM-6PM
    Fee: Php125 for students, senior citizens and Makati residents;  Php225 for adults who are non-Makati residents
    Not to miss: "Gold of Ancestors: Pre-colonial Treasures in the Philippines" exhibit

    The Mind Museum
    Location: JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
    Operating days/time: Tuesdays-Sundays/
     9AM-6PM
    Fee: Php190 for public school students, teachers; Php475 for private school students; Php625 for adult; Php750 for the all-day pass
    Not to miss: Mindburst weekends

    Lopez Museum and Library
    Location: GF, Benpres Bldg., Exchange Road, Pasig City
    Operating days/time: Mondays-Saturdays/
     8AM-5PM
    Fee: Php100
    Not to miss: 1st edition of the Doctrina Cristiana, believed to be one of the earliest books printed in the Philippines

    Jorge B. Vargas Museum
    Location: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
    Operating days/time: Tuesdays-Saturdays/
     9AM-5PM
    Fee:  for UP students, alumni, faculty and employees - Php20 except
    Wednesday when admission is free; Php30 for everyone else
    Not to miss: The Vargas collection which includes the works of Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo, Guillermo Tolentino, Vicente Manansala, Cesar Legaspi and Victorio Edades among others

    Marikina Shoe Museum
    Location: J.P. Rizal St., Marikina City
    Operating days/time:  open daily/
     8AM-5PM except holidays
    Fee:  Php50
    Not to miss:  Former First Lady Imelda Marco’s shoes– all 749 pairs of them!


    Bahay Tsinoy
    Location:  Kaisa Heritage Center at 32 Anda St. cor. Cabildo St., Intramuros (near Manila Cathedral), Manila city
    Operating days/time: Tuesdays-Sundays/
     1PM to 5PM
    Fee:  Php60 for students and Php100 for adults
    Not to miss: wax figures portraying the early life of our Tsinoy community 

    Please also keep in mind that you can request to include some of these museums when you book your tour to Manila and Intramuros.