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Walk This Way

Santa Clara Street | Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Quiapo)
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Ranked #6 of 38 Activities in Manila
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The guy conducting the tour had a strange humor. Probably it is a love or hate it thing. I couldn't really get warm with it first. But I have to admit that he included a lot of information – that otherwise I wouldn't have gotten anywhere – in his theater performance on the street. It seems to be a good... More

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Kerava, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Walk that way if it is your first time in Philippines! Please do it, it's worth of all that money and time. This tour totally changed the way I was looking at Manila.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Walk This Way tour begins with an introduction of the history of the Philippines and centers in Fort Santiago. It's unusual but a good thing that there are more Filipinos than foreigners in the tour. It might mean more Filipinos would want to learn more about the past told in a theatrical manner. Starting from pre-Spanish colonial times up... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed every second of our tour with the controversial and totally entertaining Carlos Celdran. It rained really hard during our tour so we had to take shelter in the Jose Rizal museum for a little while and then had to stay inside a cellar while Mr. Celdran showed us historical clips and regaled us with his stellar theatrical... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Thank for a great tour. We enjoyed the trip very much. The guide was helpul and explained all of things we visited.Also, the local food was tasty and delicious,too.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Very informative yet entertaining. I recommend this tour even to Filipinos. As a filipino who has been taught about the country's history since elementary, I was given a history lesson in a different light. This is definitely among my favorite tours!

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Brasilia, DF
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Have attended Carlos' tour, seen his local production of "Livin' La Vida Imelda, " watched him debate hot topics on TV, and admire his particular brand of patriotism. We engage him as part of our training for Peace Corps Volunteers coming to serve in the Philippines to better understand the complicated and sometimes tragic history of this amazing country. He... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This tour was recommended by a friend and was a great afternoon out. Carlos is fun, knowledgeable and very passionate about his country and his culture. There is not a lot of walking so don't be put off by that. In reality although you see the sites it is more a history of Manila tour then a sightseeing tour. You... More

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The North
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Taking this tour will change the way you see Manila and the Philippines. I'd never been to the Philippines before. Just when I thought I'd gotten my money's worth from the entertaining walking tour, there was a multi- media performance piece. After watching that performance I thought to my self "well, that was more than I bargained for!"...then came the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

At first, we were sceptical about a walking tour that was not only informative but entertaining. We were sure we would end up feeling like the jokes were lame. The only lame ones were us for being sceptics. Carlos really knows his history and he'll tell it from his heart (with a few choconuts along the way). If at first... More

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