Taal Heritage Tour from Manila

Branded as the “Little Vigan of the South”, Taal Heritage Town is overflowing with rich history, culture and beauty. It used to be located in present day San Nicolas, but after the 200-day 1754 eruption, the biggest eruption of this small volcano recorded in history, the entire town was forced to move to a safer elevated location, farther from the Taal Volcano. During the Spanish era, the town continued to prosper and produced some of the country’s bravest national heroes such as Marcela Marino Agoncillo, best known as the mother of Philippine Flag; Don Felipe Agoncillo, a diplomat and a revolutionary hero and Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio, known as the Godmother of the Revolution. Their ancestral houses are well-preserved and remain standing up to this date.

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  • What's included :
    • Roundtrip transfers via air-conditioned van
    • 5 – hour Walking/Heritage Tour
    • Services of an English speaking / DOT Accredited Tour Guide
    • Local Guide
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off on selected hotels only
    • Entry/Admission - Goco Ancenstral House
    • Entry/Admission - Shrine of Our Lady Of Caysasay
    • Entry/Admission - Galleria Taal
    • Entry/Admission - The White House - Gregorio Agoncillo Mansion
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Additional food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Goco Ancenstral House, Marella corner Del Castillo Street, Taal, Luzon 4208 Philippines

    Tour starts at his family’s ancestral house. Built in 1876 by his grandparents Juan Cabrera Goco and Lorenza Deomampo, it was restored in 1999 in line with Taal being declared a National Heritage Town. Lunch will be served here.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shrine of Our Lady Of Caysasay, Barangay Laba, Taal, Luzon Philippines

    Known at the time as the poor man’s church. The rich heard mass higher up at Taal Basilica. Take a view of Caysasay Church altar and painted ceilings. Encased high up behind the altar is the image of the Virgin of Our Lady of Caysasay. Believed to be one of the oldest in the country, it was fished out of the Pansipit River in 1603 by a fisherman named Juan Maningcad.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Galleria Taal, 60 M. Agoncillo Calle, Taal, Luzon 4208 Philippines

    Camera Museum, photography enthusiasts will love this place. A camera museum set in the Ilagan ancestral house, on display here is an extensive collection of rare vintage cameras dating back to the late 1800s.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The White House - Gregorio Agoncillo Mansion, Taal, Batangas, Philippines

    This stately white colonial American house was once the home of Gregorio Agoncillo. It’s one of the first mansions you’ll see when you drive into Taal Heritage Town. Gregorio’s sister, Maria Agoncillo, became the second wife of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Fairmont, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Traveler pickup is offered
    However, if the hotel is not listed in the pickup location, you must select the nearest hotel in your area.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Baron Travel - Gray Line Philippines

Activity ID: V-5712P85

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