The Cruise Excursion day
We will pick you up at your cruise ship’s port and take a 1.5-hour drive from Manila to Tagaytay. The drive involves a winding climb up to Tagaytay ridge and we see fields of rice, pineapples, fruits and vegetables along the way.
Tagaytay is actually on the crater lip of the huge extinct volcano and it offers the best view of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. We can have an early lunch in Tagaytay while enjoying the view then we drive an hour to Taal Town.
A very old town established in 1572 that has Asia’s biggest Catholic church and a collection of old houses that showcase traditional Filipino-Spanish architecture. We visit churches, old houses and other points of interest in the town before driving 2 hours back to Manila in late afternoon.
1 person – 11,100 pesos
**This trip is designed for passengers of one-way around and cruise ships
(Rates are subject to change without prior notice)
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.