Get ready to fall in love with Cebu, a recently-awarded UNESCO Creative City, with this guided tour! This is perfect for those who want to get a little bit of everything this city has to offer — from city treasures, gastronomic adventures, and magnificent views!
You will be picked up at the Ayala Center Turista Desk, at the New Wing Entrance of Ayala Center Cebu. The first part of this tour takes you around the city, with the Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Sto. Niño as the first stops. These religious landmarks paint a picture of the city’s rich history, back to the time when Christianity was introduced to the island by Portuguese explorers. The latter is regarded as the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country. From here, you will visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument where you can see sculptures depicting events such as the pre-colonial times of Rajah Humabon to the beatification of Pedro Calungsod, a popular Cebuano martyr.
The journey continues to more historic sites, a mix of old charm and new wonders. You will next visit the well-preserved Yap - San Diego Ancestral House, known to be one of the country’s oldest houses. You will then proceed to the famous Taoist Temple, where you end up at a viewing deck with magnificent views overlooking the city. The last leg of the city tour takes you around the vibrant local scenery: from the busy streets of Colon, the Fuente Osmeña Circle, and Capitol Site. It is in these sites where you get to see how Cebuanos go on with their everyday life.
From bustling city streets, the tour takes you on a whole new level of adventure with the second part, the Highlands Tour. You will visit spectacular landmarks and restaurants atop mountains for sweeping views of the city. The first stop is the Sirao Garden, now popularly known as “Mini Holland” because of its fresh, colorful blooms and windmill replicas.
From one mountaintop landmark to another, the tour proceeds to the Tops Lookout. This has definitely become one of Cebu’s most Instagrammable spots, with its fortress-like structure and circular stone architecture towering over the city skyline. Beside it is the Tops of Cebu, the first stop on a resto-hopping itinerary that rounds up this tour. It has been awarded as the Best Outdoor Dining Experience in the city, given you enjoy mouth-watering Filipino dishes as you overlook the Cebu skyline.
From Tops of Cebu, you will get to sample French cuisine at the La Vie in the Sky restaurant, a charming establishment where you can enjoy good food and wine. The food tour ends at Balay sa Busay, serving modern Filipino cuisine with yet again, fantastic views of the city.
Marvel at the magnificent views and cultural treasures of Cebu with this full-day guided tour and discover why this place has been named the Queen City of the South! Check the availability by choosing a date.
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