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Discover a unique blend of past-and present influences in Vigan City during this self-guided, full-day sightseeing excursion.
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the historic Vigan City. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous of its rich culture and heritage, and a strong influence from the Spaniards is evident in the architectural designs of its buildings and old heritage houses.
Vigan Heritage Village
During your self-guided visit to the Vigan Heritage Village, you can explore a wide array of renowned local landmarks, and stop by Calle Crisologo to shop for handicrafts, t-shirts, clothing, hats, costume jewellery, and more. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 328 yards (about 300 metres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Vigan City is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.
Explore the life and landmarks of former President Ferdinand Marcos during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.
Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Batac. Your first stop is at the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum. Dedicated to former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, the museum shows memorabilia of the late president, from his stint in the armed forces down to his presidency, and hosts a large mausoleum containing the glass-encased coffin displaying Marcos' embalmed body.
After re-boarding your coach, head to the Saint Augustine Church, commonly known as the 'Paoay Church'. Completed in 1710, this Roman Catholic church is famous for its distinct architecture, especially the enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building. The Paoay Church is a National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines, and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leaving the church, re-board your coach and drive past Paoay Lake en route to the Malacanang of the North.
Malacanang of the North and Ilocos Museum
Built as the official residence of then-President Ferdinand Marcos in Ilocos Norte, this imposing structure resembles a 19th-century 'Bahay Na Bato' and offers splendid vistas of Paoay Lake. This former seat of power has been converted into a museum housing memorabilia of the former President and his family. Your last stop is at the Ilocos Museum, which showcases Ilocandia treasures. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 328 yards (about 300 metres), at times over uneven surfaces and slight inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 25 steps at the Marcos Museum, 35 steps at the Malacanang of the North, and 15 steps at the Ilocos Museum. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.