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Cebu City and Mactan Private Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers

Shrine of Lapu-lapu found in Mactan Island
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Cebu, Philippines
6 hours
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Explore the historic highlights and attractions of Cebu City and Mactan Island on this private guided day tour. If you are traveling to Cebu, this tour is a good opportunity to learn about the history of the oldest city in the Philippines.

After being picked up from your Cebu City or Mactan accommodation, you will head to Lapu-Lapu City, where two of the area’s historic attractions are found, the Lapu-Lapu Monument and Magellan’s Shrine. Both landmarks commemorate the Battle of Mactan, the first invasion of Spain in the country that led to the 300-year colonization of the Philippines. The 20-meter high bronze Lapu-Lapu Monument was built in the battleground to honor local chieftain Lapu-Lapu’s heroic victory to resist the Spanish invaders. The Magellan’s Shrine, on the other hand, is a dedication to Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who led the Spanish invasion and introduced Catholicism in the country.

After visiting these two landmarks, you will go to the Alegre Guitar Factory, a family-run guitar shop that has been in the business for decades. You will see how their skillful craftsmen build world-class guitars from scratch. From Lapu-Lapu City, you will head to Cebu City to continue the rest of the excursion. You will visit Magellan’s Cross, a shrine that houses what is believed to be the wooden cross brought by Magellan when he arrived in Mactan in the late 16th century. 

You will also drop by the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño de Cebu, home to the oldest Catholic relic in the country. Roughly a kilometer away from the church are the Heritage of Cebu Monument and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, both of which contributed to the city’s culture. From there, you will head to the Taoist Temple which dates back to the early 1970s. You can also opt to drop by the highly-popular 10,000 Roses Cafe for a minimal charge. 

Learn more about Cebu’s past with this day tour to Cebu City and Mactan. Check availability by choosing a date.


English - Speaking Guide
Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Entrance Fees to Mactan Island
Entrance Fees to Magellan's Cross
Entrance Fees to Lapu Lapu Shrine


Sightseeing and Walking
City Tours
Culture, Arts and Historical Tour

What to bring

Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)
Personal Medicine

Good to know

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

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