STUDY TOURS

MANILA

 

Intramuros study tour

Walk This Way! Intramuros Tour
Guide: Carlos Celdran

Date and Time: Thursday, August 24, 2017; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (approx.)
Meeting point: The Gate of Fort SantiagO

Cost:
Php 1,350/head (tour only)


No. of participants: max. of 40 pax (Registration will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0908-8975515 or carlosceldran@me.com to pre-register on or before August 22 or if you have trouble finding the meeting point.

Walk around Manila’s ancient walled city of Intramuros with Carlos Celdran. He will analyze Philippine society: from its architecture, culture and history as you stroll through Intramuros’ storied streets. Learn all about Manila and her people literally one step at a time. There will be humor, drama, candy, and carriage rides. Promise. Disclaimer: This is performance art in the guise of a walking tour. Mr. Celdran’s performance tours have been reviewed by Time Magazine as “rich in narrative” and by New York Times as “Pure theater”. This tour surely will not disappoint.

 
Malate study tour

Manila Moderne: An Art Deco Walk Through 1930’s Malate
Guide: Ivan Man Dy

August 24, 2017 (Thursday); 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (approx.)
Meeting point: Lobby of Orchid Garden Suite Hotel, Pablo Ocampo Street (formerly Vito Cruz), Malate

Cost:
Php 1,500/head (tour and lunch)


No. of participants: max. of 40 pax (Registration will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0918-9626452 or fun@oldmanilawalks.com to pre-register on or before August 22 or if you have trouble finding the meeting point.

Malate - Manila's bohemian enclave- full of artists, booze and creative types.  Join us as we explore this historic neighborhood through its selection of 1930's Art Deco buildings.  On this walk, we'll learn about the Commonwealth-era's signature modernist style and visit Deco-style homes, hidden chapels, apartments, a jewel-box theater and take a peek at Manila's only Art Deco style sports complex!  Lunch will be served after the tour.

 
Photo credit: ebtenorio.wordpress.com

Photo credit: ebtenorio.wordpress.com

Richard Coleman’s visual assessment walking tour of Makati

August 24, 2017 (Thursday); 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (approx.)
Meeting point: Ayala Museum

Cost: Php 1,500/head (tour only)

No. of participants: max. of 20 pax (Registration will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 09175221274 or nikkidionisio@yahoo.com to pre-register on or before August 22 or if you have trouble finding the meeting point.

 

BEYOND MANILA

 

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Malolos: Architecture and Politics

August 27, 2017 (Sunday); 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (approx.)
Meeting point: Barasoain Church, Paseo del Congreso (Malolos is 41 kms. from Manila or approximately an hour drive via NLEX.) 

Cost: Php 1,950/head (tour, entrance to all sites and lunch)

Optional: inclusive bus transfer from UST Manila to Malolos, meet at UST Manila at 7:00 am

Cost: Php 2,500/head (tour, entrance to all sites, lunch and bus transfer from UST Manila to Barasoain Church, Malolos and back; limited slots)

No. of participants: min. of 10 pax and max. of 45 pax (Registration will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0918-9626452 or fun@oldmanilawalks.com to pre-register on or before August 24 or if you have trouble finding the meeting point.

 

ILOILO

 

Photo credit: exploreiloilo.com)

Photo credit: exploreiloilo.com)

San Joaquin Tour

August 31, 2017 (Thursday); 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (approx.)

No. of participants: max. of 40 pax (Registration will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0956-8437337 for price inquiries and to pre-register on or before August 27.

A tour of Miagao Church, Momo’s artist’s retreat in San Joaquin, San Joaquin Cemetery, and Guimbal Church.

 
Photo credit: johnbunoadventures.com

Photo credit: johnbunoadventures.com

Iloilo Heritage Bike Tour

September 1, 2017 (Friday); 6:00-9:00 p.m. (approx.)
and
September 3, 2017 (Sunday); 6:00-9:00 a.m. (approx.)

No. of participants: max. of 50 pax (Registration will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0956-8437337 for price inquiries and to pre-register on or before August 31.

A bike tour to visit old mansions around Iloilo City proper and the Jaro district.   A vehicle will be available for those who prefer not to bike.

 
Iloilo city tour

Iloilo City Heritage Tour

September 2, 2017 (Saturday); 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (approx.)

No. of participants: max. of 40 pax (Registration will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0956-8437337 for price inquiries and to pre-register on or before August 31.

A tour of Iloilo City, home to many Spanish-colonial churches, grand vintage houses, and old commercial and institutional buildings dating back to its heyday as the “Queen City of the South”.

 
Camina Balay heritage house

Dinner at Camina Balay Nga Bato Heritage House

September 2, 2017 (Saturday); 6:30 p.m.

No. of participants: max. of 50 pax (Reservations will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0956-8437337 for price inquiries and to reserve on or before August 31.

A heritage tour and dinner at the 1865 Avanceña House, now called Camiña Balay nga Bato at Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City.  This house has been preserved for almost a century and a half now. A time-capsule in its own right, the house still serves as the dwelling place of the 4th generation of Melocoton-Avanceña clan.

 
Narai Cove Guimaras

Living Architecture Tour to Narai Cove, Guimaras
- invited guests (priority booking) plus some delegates

September 3, 2017 (Sunday); 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (approx.)

Cost: Php 2,000 (boat transfer from Iloilo port, swimming and lunch)

No. of participants: max. of 25 pax (Reservations will be taken on a first paid, first served basis.)


Contact 0956-8437337 to pre-register on or before August 27.

A rare opportunity to visit this private sanctuary in the island of Guimaras, where rustic architecture blends harmoniously with its natural setting.  Swim, lounge and enjoy fresh, slow food at its best, cooked in an open kitchen built into the rocks, amidst sea and sand.  Dine by a mangrove forest where bright blue kingfishers come and go.