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Excursion 2: Corregidor-the Last Bastion
Tour Code: MNL-004
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 8 1/2 hours)

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Tour the war-torn buildings and memorials on Corregidor at the entrance to Manila Bay, the site of some of the most pivotal, fierce fighting in World War II's Pacific Theater.

Depart from the pier in a motor coach for a scenic drive through the countryside to the hovercraft ferry that will take you to Corregidor. This small, rocky island strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay was fiercely fought over during World War II. First held by Allied forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, Corregidor eventually fell to the Japanese after MacArthur left to command troops in Australia. True to his promise, "I shall return," the general recaptured Corregidor in March 1945.

Today, the island, also known as "The Rock," is strewn with gun batteries and battle-scarred buildings, each with a poignant story. You'll see many of the most important landmarks on the island's high-elevation "Topside" section, including the Army's headquarters, the Mile-Long Barracks for 8,000 soldiers, and Spanish Lighthouse, a replica built on the site of the 1836 original.

Following lunch at the Playa Hotel, you'll drive past a number of other historic buildings before entering Malinta Tunnel. During the siege of Corregidor, this concrete re-enforced tunnel provided a bomb-proof shelter for munitions, supplies and a 1,000-bed hospital. Inside, you'll watch a captivating Light and Sound show that re-creates the dramatic events of World War II on Corregidor. After the performance, you'll retrace your route via ferry and motor coach back to the pier in Manila.

Please note: This tour includes a significant amount of moderate walking/standing. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.


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