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Address: Santa Clara Street | Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: (02)4844945
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of...
Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of Intramuros' structures with an irreverent yet informative analysis of Philippine architecture, culture, and society from Pre-Hispanic Manila until the present.
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Entertaining and Educational

Not your average tour.. Very entertaining! Since I didn't know much about Filipino history, I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is staying in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Not your average tour.. Very entertaining! Since I didn't know much about Filipino history, I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is staying in Manila. As a suggestion, bring along a bottle of water. Even though many of the stops along the tour are in the shade, it can get quite hot.

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Manila
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Most people know about Philippine history via what is written in the history books. However, to have history retold within the walls of Intramuros with as much color and passion as only Carlos Celdran can muster - this is an experience that cannot be missed. From beginning to end - one will never be lacking in theatrics. Carlos is full... More 

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Massillon,Ohio
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This tour is fun and very educational. Carlos is a great showman. I learned so much. BUT there were 50 people on the tour. It was crowded and there was no chance to ask questions.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I highly recommended this tour to everyone that is travelling in Manila. It is a well organised tour and Carlos is very detailed and lively on telling the history of the Philippines. He had charts and showed videos and a bit of reenactment here and there which made this whole tour so much fun. I am so glad that we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Carlos is a showman, which was why I loved the tour. He did an awesome job telling a thorough history of Manila while keeping a large group (think 30-50) engaged for a couple hours. He was quirky and entertaining, yet intense when needed. This tour was honestly the highlight of my trip to Manila and really did a great job... More 

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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Carlos and his team were very responsive to my email requests when checking I had time to squeeze this tour in before heading to the airport. I am so glad that I decided to do this as it was a highlight of my trip, providing so much historical information on Intramuros and a local's perspective. It is also interesting to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We arrived to the gate of Fort Santiago and there were a lot, like a lot of people milling about. They have a little table set up where Carlos' staff is collecting money hand over fist. I asked them how many people would be on this tour - and they didn't know, but could tell me that a private tour... More 

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dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

That it took me 10 minutes to figure out a title that would encompass the total experience of this tour is testament to how complete and well rounded it is. You wont find this information your school history books, nor your grandfather's for that matter. Carlos gives you more than the popular history, he also provides the lesser known behind... More 

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Walk this way tour is definitely one of a kind! It's the most after sought tour around Intramuros not just because of the history presented by the tour but of the man himself who conducts the tour. . nobody else but the popular Carlos Celdran! The people who shall avail the tour shall gather at the left wing of Intramuros... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Carlos provided an interesting, compressed history of the Philippines and the impact of foreign powers in the development of the modern country. The stories came alive during the walk, with the audience being involved in the story, especially Filipinos, and many props employed. I would say that one part of the trip, the bomb shelter, might not be very suitable... More 

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