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Cebu Heritage Monument

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Conceptualized by local award-winning sculptor Eduardo Castillo and unveiled in 2000, Cebu Heritage Monument is a brass, bronze, and steel monolith that showcases the country’s history in giant form. Telling a story of colonization and occupation, visit the monument to learn about the Philippines’ centuries-long struggle for freedom.

Dominating the heart of the monument is the sculpture of the Spanish galleon ship that carried explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew to 16th-century Cebu. Magellan’s arrival marked the beginning of the colonization of the Philippines, though on the night of April 21, 1521, local chieftain Lapu-Lapu ended up killing him in the Battle of Mactan, and Cebu Heritage Monument depicts this event too.

From Spanish sailboats to men preparing for battle, Cebu Heritage Monument is hyper masculine, though there are touches of color, with the red, white, and blue of the Philippine flag splashed across one corner of the monument.

Based in Plaza Parian in front of the Chapel of San Juan Bautista, the Philippines’ religious history is also carved into this monument. See the the conversion of Rajah Humabon — one of the first indigenous converts to Roman Catholicism — to Christianity. Spot a statue of the blessed Saint Pedro Calungsod, a giant cross, a representation of Cebu City’s first Mass, and depictions of Cebu City’s Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and San Juan Bautista Parish Church.

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Colon Street, Parian Plaza, Cebu, Philippines
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Private Cebu & Lapu-Lapu City Tour with Uphill Spots & Lunch at House of Lechon
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Private Cebu & Lapu-Lapu City Tour with Uphill Spots & Lunch at House of Lechon

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IF you are looking for the best experience when exploring the scenic and historical setting of Cebu, then you are looking at the right tour package. This is unique from any tour since we almost covered everything with this package and you will be able to visit all of the historic sites in both Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City. Don't hesitate to book. This is a hassle free tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Half-Day Cebu City Tour

Half-Day Cebu City Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Cebu city in just half a day with a guide to show you all the most important landmarks. This ambitious tour includes a carefully curated itinerary, ensuring you won't miss a single thing. Experience some of the Philippines' best shopping, as well as historical sites such as Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, the Taoist Temple at Beverly Hills, and others.
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  • 4 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Cebu Simala & Historical Tour

Cebu Simala & Historical Tour

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Cebu one of the World’s Best Islands is proud of it’s rich in historical & cultural heritage. A private tour to a must see attractions & historical sites in the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Cebu City Tour with Fort San Pedro and Hotel Transport

Cebu City Tour with Fort San Pedro and Hotel Transport

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Tick off Cebu’s sights with ease on a half-day city tour by air-conditioned coach—a convenient way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. In a small group limited to 10, you’ll visit the colonial Fort San Pedro, the Cebu Heritage Monument, and Colon Street. For added convenience, hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.72
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Cebu City Tour - Private

Cebu City Tour - Private

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Enjoy the city’s historic, religious and cultural site. In Cebu City, visit famous like the Philippine Taoist Temple, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Mallegan's Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, and Heritage of Cebu Monument.
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  • 3 hours
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$45.13
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Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Private

Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Private

Touring around Cebu City and Mactan made easy and inexpensive. Enjoy the city's historic, religious and cultural site and savor a delightful lunch buffet. In Cebu City, visit famous like the Philippine Taoist Temple, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Magellan's Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, and Heritage of Cebu Monument. Mactan Island is a metropolis that has retained a rustic charm which boasts of a diverse collection of tourist spots and attractions. Get to know its rich history with a visit to the Magellan's Shrine and Monument of Lapu-Lapu, a bronze statue erected in remembrance of the first Philippine hero who defeated Spanish soldiers in 1521. Take a tour of the Alegre Guitar Factory and see why Cebu is world famous for its fine handcrafted guitars made by exceptional craftsmen.
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  • 6 hours
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$73.00
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$73.00
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Cebu City Tour W/ Sirao & Temple of Leah

Cebu City Tour W/ Sirao & Temple of Leah

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With the city’s oldest landmarks bringing you to the 16th century, plan an expedition with our Cebu City Tour. We’ll take you to a “Rome-like” sentiment in Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño and have you experience the heritage that this city can offer, like the legendary Magellan’s Cross, Taoist Temple, Fort San Pedro and many others.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Cebu Simala & Historical Journeys

Cebu Simala & Historical Journeys

A must see historical & cultural landmarks of Cebu. A private tour with professional guide assisting all our travellers. A comprehensive tour package in the city visiting instagram worthy places.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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$133.34

Cebu Historical & Cultural City Tour

Cebu Historical & Cultural City Tour

Cebu is famous for it's historical & cultural heritage.  It is the oldest city in the Philippines.  A must see attractions are it's old fortress, gardens, churches & Chinese temples.  A shopping time to it's famous local store & biggest malls.  An experience to it's local market & a mango factory store outlet.
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  • 8 hours
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$102.57
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Mactan and Cebu Twin City Tour with Lunch

Mactan and Cebu Twin City Tour with Lunch

Discover Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines, on this full-day tour. See Magellan's Cross, the Basilica of the Holy Child, and other fascinating historical sites dating back to the 16th century.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
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$107.00
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Cebu Twin City Tour (whole Day)

Cebu Twin City Tour (whole Day)

Explore the attractions of Cebu and Mactan on an exciting tour! ● Fort San Pedro / Plaza Independencia * ● Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño ● Yap - San Diego Ancestral House ● Heritage of Cebu Monument ● Taoist Temple * ● Magellan’s Cross ● Cebu Museum (Museo Sugbo) ● Mactan Shrine ● Alegre Guitar
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  • 10 hours
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$69.30
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$69.30
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3 Nights Cebu Free and Easy

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3 Nights Cebu Free and Easy

Enjoy your stay at Cebu with a tour of Mactan and Cebu Twin City tour. Explore more about Cebu City.
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  • 4 days
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$289.75
$305.00
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Cebu Day Tour - Large Group Tour

Cebu Day Tour - Large Group Tour

Cebu Twin City Tour is unique because it offers ALL-INN. That means you can enjoy your tour with more inclusions added in the activity. We offers famous tourist spots in Cebu Philippines. INCLUSIONS:  Welcome Tarp  Buffet Lunch  Cebu 1 Day Twin City Tour  FREE entrance fees  Fully Air conditioned Vehicle with Driver 8 hrs used  DOT accredited Tour Guide ITINERARY: 9:00 am – Ideal pick up time in Resort or Tagbilaran Sea/Airport. START OF CEBU TWIN CITY TOUR (in any order) Sto. Nino Basilica Church and Museum , Yap San Diego Old House , Magellan's Cross , Provincial Capitol (pass by), Taoist temple/ Chinese Temple, Cebu Heritage Park , Pasalubong Center, Fort San Pedro, Mactan Shrine , Guitar factor 4:00 pm – End of Tour. Drop off Cebu anywhere in Cebu City/Mactan Island
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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$763.92
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3-Hour Small Group Cebu City Tour

3-Hour Small Group Cebu City Tour

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The Queen City of the South is rich in history and culture, but exploring on your own can be a hassle and costly. Learn about Cebu’s heritage in this easy and inexpensive shared tour of 12 people or less. Highlights include Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, Colon Street, Philippine Taoist Temple, and the Heritage of Cebu Monument. Pickup and drop-off at a central location is included for added convenience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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Cebu City Historical Tour

Cebu City Historical Tour

Explore Cebu City and discover its rich history through this guided tour. Pass through the different historical sites as our tour guide shares the fascinating past of the Queen City of the South.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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