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Introduction to Philippine History provided by Explore Manila Tours

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Overview
Intramuros was the heart of the archipelago for hundreds of years, here we begin a crash course in Philippine history. A glimpse at the Philippines' colonial past and how the events of history has shaped the current Philippines. Join us on this adventure through the old city of Manila as we take routes less traveled and discover wonderful corners and side streets very few get to see.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San Agustin Church
    General Luna St, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
    Meet up is at the lobby of the San Agustin Museum. This is located at the right side near the main entrance of the San Agustin Church. This is located inside Intramuros.
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    San Agustin Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    San Agustin Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Casa Manila
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Museo de Intramuros
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Memorare Manila Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Manila Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Fort Santiago
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Fort Santiago
    Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
    We will end at the old Spanish Military Stronghold known as Fort Santiago inside Intramuros.
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Important Information
Departure Point
San Agustin Church, General Luna St, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - San Agustin Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Casa Manila
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de Intramuros
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Santiago
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nomad59999 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Jian was an excellent tour guide - super friendly, very engaging, and knowledgeable about Filipino history from the pre-colonial through WWII and up to now. On our tour it was a group of 8. It was very well paced, with breaks at just the right times, and substantive, covering
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jessica W wrote a review Feb 2020
Luzon, Philippines2 contributions
I had a great time during this tour. I felt like I was able to learn a lot about the history of Manila. Jian was an excellent guide and I can’t wait to come back to the Philippines so I can take advantage of the other tours they offer. Thank you Jian!
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Dorothy G wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
The tour was really informative and well balanced. I particularly enjoyed the way the guide was both knowledgeable and friendly, whilst being careful to ensure we were comfortable. My mother is disabled, so I was a little worried about her ability to do this tour. I needn't have
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jennifer wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
I absolutely loved the tour with Jian, he was so interesting and easy company. The tour was full of great sites, sounds and stories. In particular, Rizal, Casa Manila and the silky tofu taho!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ExploreManilaTours, Guest Relations Manager at Introduction to Philippine History
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thank you for the review! We're glad that you had fun. If you're ever back in the Philippines, we would love to share more experiences with you. Happy and safe travels!
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meganmsquared wrote a review Nov 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah3 contributions
While visiting Manila on business, my plans changed and I booked a last minute tour with Jian. He was very accommodating and provided helpful recommendations for traveling to the meet-up location. This was a wonderful introduction to the history of the Philippines and was
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ExploreManilaTours, Guest Relations Manager at Introduction to Philippine History
Responded 17 Nov 2019
A big thank you for this lovely review Megan! We thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you our stories and our histories. We hope that we kindled a fire that will cause you to explore more of our lovely archipelago! Happy and safe travels!
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Amazing Tour
This tour was very informative and well put together with an amazing tour guide. I hope to be returning to Manila i
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MORE THAN EXCELLENT
I had to shout it out. I have not been on a better tour than this. Ever. Jian provided not only an evening full of
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First Taste of the Philippines
Jian is the man. I love taking food tours whenever I visit an Asian country, and his did not disappoint. He introdu
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Great Inside view of Binondo
Did the tour with Jian, who is super knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as the hidden gems where
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Wonderful tour!
Really enjoyed the walk through Chinatown. The guide was knowledgeable and able to organize the group while keeping
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Delicious & Informative Tour!
Great tour! Really happy this company accommodates solo travelers, as I was in Manila for a short time and was a li
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Introduction to Philippine History
Jian was a very knowledgable guide. He was able to convey new things I did not know about the history of the Phili
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Street food in BGC
This is a market not to be missed. All Street food from various countries, all very good quality. Go by cab into th
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Perfect way to find hidden gems in china town!
Great way to try really busy restaurants that have been in Chinatown for generations. The food was delicious and f
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Must Do
I had limited time yet wanted to experience 'authentic' Manila in a safe way. The guide was knowledgeable, welcomin
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A Culinary Adventure
Bring an open mind to this vibrant night-time street food tour! This is a great tour to learn about a country’s cul
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Excellent food tour!
After booking the history tour and the street food tour with Jian, I decided to finish up my first trip to the Phil
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Fun Tour!
Our tour with Jian was really fun. He was very accommodating, as we were late due to traffic. He took us to lots of
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Great food and interesting insights
This tour is worth your time as the Chinatown in Manila can be overwhelming and hectic. Jian is an excellent tour g
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