Full Day
Duration
All ages
Age
Valid until 31st December 2023
Period

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Style: Hosted
Theme: Cultural

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Cebu City at its finest

Welcome to Cebu City – the Queen City of the South. This tour highlights new and main tourist destinations in the City. It is a must-see tour for both tourists and locals as you will immerse in Cebu’s rich history through visiting heritage sites,. Feel the warm and friendliness of Cebuanos and taste the world class delicacies of the province especially the famous roast pork lechon.

A relaxing day to explore, discover, and learn new things at the most affordable cost. Take this incredible tour and enjoy a hassle-free experience with this guided private day tour. See you in Cebu!

Is this tour for me?

TRAVEL STYLE Private Guided Day Tour perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.
SERVICE LEVEL This package is a premium quality Private Day Tour hosted by our Local Expert Partner – Philippine Cultural Travel
PHYSICAL RATING Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness.
DURATION Approximately 8 Hours

What’s Included?

  • Modern and well air-conditioned van
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Professional driver
  • Road tolls and fees
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Pick up and drop off from/to the nearest car accessible point to your accommodation.
  • Bottled water
  • Buffet or Ala Carte Lunch
  • Afternoon snack
  • A token from Philippine Cultural Travel

Pricing Per Guest (USD)

Travelling Style Price
Solo Traveller $166
2 Guests $150
3-5 Guests $139
6-9 Guests $121
10-12 Guests $111

1

Sirao Flower Garden

Tour pick up starts at 8AM, your guide will pick you up at your hotel or airport. Then proceed to Sirao Flower Garden. 

Sirao Flower Garden, Cebu’s so-called “mini Amsterdam”. The place is best known for its celosias, a small genus of edible and ornamental plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae.  Its name was derived from the Ancient Greek word “kḗleos” which means “burning” and the place is abundant of its flame-like flower heads.

The farm has also grown a variety of other flowers. Fascinating structures can be also found on the farm which makes the place as a perfect spot for picture taking.

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Temple of Leah

Temple of Leah is dubbed as the Taj Mahal of Cebu. Temple of Leah is a shrine holding the memory and treasures of Leah Albino-Adarna, the late wife of Teodorico Soriano Adarna.

Located on top of the hill overlooking Cebu City, the Temple of Leah is seven stories high and covers a land area of more than 5,000 square meters.

The structure was inspired by ancient Roman architecture complete with Doric columns made of granite. Various Grecian statues adorn the corners and different parts of the building.

You will see an art gallery, museum, and a library showcasing the personal effects of the late Madam Leah. The centerpiece of the building is a grand staircase leading to brass figures of angels and of the queen of the temple herself. The statue stands 10 feet tall.

3

Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple is built by Cebu’s substantial Filipino-Chinese community in 1972. With an elevation of 110 metres (360 ft) above sea level, the temple is a towering, multi-tiered, multi-hued attraction accessible by three separate winding routes.

Unlike the neighboring Phu Sian Temple, the Taoist temple is open to the worshipers and non-worshipers alike. A ritual among devotees is where one prays to the gods to grant one’s wish. The ritual includes washing of hands, going inside the chapel barefoot and dropping two blocks of wood. If the blocks of wood are both face up then one could make a wish. If not then it is not yet the time for one’s wish to be granted and one has to come to the temple some other time.

The temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi. Another ritual among Taoist devotees, which is done during Wednesdays and Sundays, is the climbing of its 81 steps (representing the 81 chapters of Taoism scriptures) to light joss sticks and have their fortune read by the monks.

The entrance to the temple was a replica of the Great Wall of China. The temple includes a chapel, a library, a souvenir shop and a wishing well. The spacious balconies offer a scenic view of downtown Cebu.

4

Frence La Vie

La Vie Parisienne is the “Little Paris” in Cebu City. Inspired by French bistros La Vie Parisienne offers not just some of the best French pastry, wines, and deli products in the entire country but offers an authentic French experience. It is a place where you can experience more that just good food but also an awe-inspiring dining environment.

5

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House is one of the oldest residential structures in the Philippines.

 Chinese merchant Don Juan Yap built the site as a residence for himself and his wife Doña Maria Florido. It is constructed in the 17th-century featuring hand-carved furniture, art & a garden.

6

Cebu Heritage Monument

The Heritage of Cebu Monument, also known as the Parian Monument was made by Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo and architects Heradio Español and Ildefonso Santos. It is the centerpiece of the Parian Park which was the site of the Saint John the Baptist Church which was demolished in 1875 by the Diocese of Cebu.

The artwork is a tableau depicting several of Cebu’s involvement in Philippine history including the Battle of Mactan, inauguration of Sergio Osmeña as President of the Philippines, and the canonization of Pedro Calungsod as saint by the Roman Catholic Church. It consist of a mixture of concrete, bronze, brass and steel sculptures.

7

Magellan's Cross & Sto. Niño Church

Magellan’s Cross Pavilion is a stone kiosk in Cebu City, Philippines. The structure is situated on Plaza Sugbo beside the Basilica del Santo Niño. It houses a Christian cross believed to have been planted by explorers of the Spanish expedition of the first circumnavigation of the world, leaded by Ferdinand Magellan, upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on April 21, 1521.

Along with the Basilica del Santo Niño’s church and convent buildings, the pavilion is a declared National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines.

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Private Day Tours and Unique Experiences

Exclusions

  • Other personal expenses
  • Entry fee’s to attractions 
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned

 Key Information Remarks

  • Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
  • No refund for any un-utilized Tour or Activity

Child policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child over 2 and above: 50% of adult cost

 CANCELLATION: 

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity Price
  • More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

Travel Rules and Policy

All arriving travelers shall undergo fourteen (14) days of quarantine upon arrival. The first ten (10) days of which shall be observed in a quarantine facility, with the remainder to be completed under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination;

Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing shall be conducted on the 7th day with Day 1 being the day of arrival. Notwithstanding a negative test result, the arriving traveler shall complete the facility-based quarantine period of ten (10) days;

The Bureau of Quarantine shall ensure strict symptom monitoring while in the facility quarantine for ten (10) days;

All passengers, whether Filipinos or foreigners, merely transiting through a Red List country/jurisdiction/territory shall not be deemed as having come from or having been to said country/jurisdiction/territory if they stayed in the airport the whole time and were not cleared for entry into such country/jurisdiction/territory by its immigration authorities;

Upon arrival in the Philippines, passengers covered by the immediately preceding paragraph shall comply with existing testing and quarantine protocols.

Local Culture

Filipinos are well known for being hospitality. Many of them go the extra mile in making visitors feel almost like VIP’s. So when you find yourself in a Filipino home, don’t be surprised if you’re forbidden to help out with anything — guests are usually not made to lift a finger. 

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your Tour as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call the Green Cultural Travel Local Expert Partner. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Philippine Cultural Travel

Contact Number: +639164218900

Tipping

Depending on the service, it is discretionary in Europe to tip service providers, such as waiters. Though not compulsory, tipping shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. 

When selecting your Tour or Activity please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with the requirements of your selected product.

Safety and Security

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your valuables safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels you stay at have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. 

Medical Form

 As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. 

 Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs

As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.

Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub a place of connection for like minded travellers wanting to make a difference.  Members of our Hub receive a monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.

Local Dress

Philippines is generally warm, so wear natural, lightweight and tropical clothing all throughout the year. This is as basic as it gets.

Green Cultural Travel Hub

When you purchase a Green Cultural Travel package you automatically become a member of the Green Cultural Travel Hub. This connects you to us and like-minded travellers. Our bi-monthly magazine is full of travel news, trip information, interesting stories, special offers and contests. We also include more information on how you can give back, and support, the people and places we love to visit through our local Community Programmes.