Tagaytay + Taal Town Sightseeing Tour

Tagaytay is known for its scenic beauty and cool climate, while Taal Heritage Town offers a glimpse into the Philippines’ rich history and culture with its well-preserved colonial-era houses and architecture. You will explore History during the Hispanic era with various historical landmarks; world-class places of worship; and aesthetically preserved museums. Taal Heritage Town is a small town located in Batangas province, Philippines, and is known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture. The town was founded in the 16th century by Augustinian friars and was once a prominent center of the sugar industry in the country.

The town’s architecture is a mixture of Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino styles, and many of the buildings date back to the 19th century. The most prominent structure is the Basilica of St. Martin de Tours, which was built in the 1850s and is one of the largest churches in Asia.

Other notable structures include the Escuela Pia, which was a school for poor children founded by Don Felipe Agoncillo, the Philippine’s first diplomat; the Casa Villavicencio, which was the ancestral home of a wealthy family in the town; and the Galleria Taal, which houses a collection of vintage cameras and photographs.

Taal Heritage Town has been recognized as a National Historical Landmark and a Heritage Village by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list, meaning it is being considered for inclusion in the prestigious list of cultural and natural sites that are of outstanding universal value to humanity. The town has become a popular tourist destination for those interested in history, culture, and architecture. Visitors can take guided tours of the town, visit the museums and galleries, and sample local cuisine in restaurants and cafes.

 

Duration:                     10 hours

Starting Time:            8:00 am

Minimum Age:            None

Driver Language:       English & Tagalog

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Glenys E
2023-05-14
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Personalised, Professional & Knowledgeable Service One doesn't need to look any further for an accommodating company that offers professionalism, knowledge, prompt timeframes & safe driving skills. Arnold, your communication - always prompt, courteous & accommodating - always ready to assist. Thank YouAnthony, I can’t praise your skilled driving ability, flexibility, communication, kindness and professionalism enough - not to mention patience with my change of plan or location at times. I really have appreciated this. Thank You Joey, your imparting of information was awesome. You made each stop interesting, gave an insight into the history of the location and kept it flowing. Thank YouDing, thank you for safely getting from point A to point B in the shortest possible time.I am indeed grateful that Tourist Driver Manila & their staff has allowed me the privilege and delivery of the professional service they offer. They made it “easy” – no hassles. Thank You from the bottom of my heart..
Rafael D
2023-05-05
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Flexible, efficient and super service Planning independent travel in the Philippines is not easy as most of the tourism there is focused to prescribed packages which lack flexibility and imagination. This usually means that other operators offer very similar packages and timings, ensuring you will be visiting crowded sights. I tried a large number of companies and independent guides without success. Arnold was the only one who was willing to help and customise his services according to my goals. Arnold also answered mis questions and helped me with some of the preparations/logistics – something that nobody else who I contacted did. For that, I am extremely grateful and pleased with his company services. Moreover, Arnold turned to be a gentleman who was a pleasure to be with and we ended up hanging out together and having fun in the last day of my trip. I recommend his services.
meshellatl
2023-05-05
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Great car service I hired a driver for the day and they were reasonably priced, responsive to questions and timely pickup. Overall great service, highly recommend!
Haseeb
2023-02-24
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Highly recommended Really great service, we booked a hire car with driver for the day. All arranged very quickly via WhatsApp with very quick responses.Very reasonable prices and very comfortable drive, would highly recommend! Our driver was Arnold and he was great
Sea Moon
2022-10-21
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Super Wir haben "nur" die Tour mit zwei Tagen und einer Übernachtung gemacht. Diese war wirklich super. Eine gewisse Grundkondition und gutes Schuhwerk sind aber auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert.
Samantha B
2022-05-23
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Highly recommend this company for a driver I had pre-booked a driver to collect my elderly father from the airport in Manila. The communication via email during the booking process was awesome, and then it was above exceptional on the day the driver collected my father from the airport. There was an extensive delay at the airport due to some confusion from dad, and the driver waited patiently for him, while communicating with me via WhatsApp. The driver then collected my father even though he was very delayed and let me know he had found him and was taking him to his hotel. The service was above and beyond my expectations and was great value as well!! Beyond happy!! 5 stars for service and beyond!
loostigerz
2022-04-13
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Very good experience! Arnold is the best driver/guide. He pick us up from thet hotel and took us to Pangsjan falls and back, available to our schedule, answered all our questions and was very kind. We recommend you taking him as your driver! good price also, for all day. Israeli people, Arnold is your driver!
Paolo Jose Cruz
2021-11-08
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Superior tourist transfer service My partner and I used Tourist Driver Manila's transfer service from Manila to Pagsanjan, Laguna.[+] Excellent service from Arnold; very easy to communicate[+] Clean, spacious Toyota Innova[+] Efficient driving and navigationWould definitely consider hiring TDM again for day trips or excursions.
andy.karla
2020-02-06
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Excellent Half-Day Tour Arnold was prompt – the vehicle clean comfortable and well maintained.Our original plan was to tour about and view the Taal volcano – however due to the ongoing eruptions and road closures we were forced to change our itinerary to the Saro Jeepney Factory, followed by a visit to the nearby Bamboo Organ ending our morning with a wee bit of shopping.Arnold was courteous, informative and an excellent safe & efficient driver. Although a bit on the expensive side compared to taking a less personalized service or something like Grab for the half day, Arnold and his vehicle suited our purposes and we would most definitely use ‘Tourist Driver’ again.Cheers Arnold
HelmaRobert
2020-01-20
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Goede en betrouwbare organisatie Arnold Van TDM heeft met ons een 4 daagse rondreis gedaan van Baguio, Sagada, Banaue en Batad. Alles was perfect geregeld en Arnold paste zich altijd aan aan onze wensen en liet ons nog meer zien dan in het programma was opgenomen als daar tijd voor was. Email communicatie met zijn dochter Decibel liep ook snel en prima. We kunnen deze organisatie van harte aanbevelen.