Grand Tours update

samar-leyte-012Grand Tours update – June 2009

The Grand Tours mini-van transport company has expanded recently to a new terminal near the Dona’ Paz memorial park in Catbalogan.

samar-leyte-010There is stiff competition from another good carrier,Van’s Vans on the corner just down the street.

The result is super low fares for travelers.

samar-leyte-015You can take a quick safe trip from Catbalogan, Samar all the way to Tacloban, Leyte for only 100 pesos at this time. Catbalogan north to Calbayog costs the same 100 pesos.

The vans leave every half hour from 5:30am until 6:00 pm.

The air conditioning works and the vans are new.

samar-leyte-0161The seats are a bit cramped for those with long legs and there is little room for excess baggage.


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The Rolet Hotel and Summers Garden are very near. The fare is 4 pesos per person if using a tricycle,  Summers is only 20 meters straight out the gate. Rolet is 3 blocks up the street around the corner.

Maqueda Bay Hotel is on the other side of town past the Eclipse Disco and Edwardos Restaurant. They have the best view in town.

Trexplore is on opposite side of the street  from Jolibees. The Tower Restaurant is down the alley by Trexplore – also recommended.

Try getting into the back country if you get a chance. Samar is one of the last unspoiled frontiers left on our small planet!

Grand Tours

Jun 13, 2009

25 responses to “Grand Tours update”

  1. they have just opened a new office in Catarman, Northern Samar.
    putting there their brand new fleet.

  2. To our valued passengers:

    Thank you for making vsGRAND tours as your official transport for your daily travel.

    Mabuhay an SAMAR-LEYTE!

  3. To our valued passengers:

    Thank you for making vsGRAND tours as your official transport service for your daily travel.

    Mabuhay an SAMAR-LEYTE!

  4. sir and mam, just got here from catarman, samar. i wasn’t able to make my way to tacloban dis morning coz i forgot i was booked 9am instead of 8 am… i was looking for some contacts in the web for the their branch in catarman, gud thing is they called me 10 minutes before the van leaves for tacloban… AYOS INI!!!
    eto po yung contact nunmber ng GRANDTOURS Catarman branch 09088620323…

    Maraming Salamat po sa inyo

  5. thank you for making vsGRANDTours as your official transport. And for those who are asking for the Contacts for BOOKINGS and RESERVATIONS:

    Catbalogan Head Office:
    San Bartholomew St.
    Tel. Nos:
    Mobile No. 639209086185

    Tacloban Branch Office:
    Trece Martirez St.
    Tel. Nos:
    Mobile No. 639209086183

    Calbayog Branch Office:
    Bugallion St.
    Tel. Nos:
    Mobile No. 639209816582

    They have opened two morw branches,
    Catarman Branch Office and Ormoc Branch
    i’ll just submit it here next time.

    again thank you..

  6. Yung first trip ba from Catbalogan to Calbayog ay aabot doon sa 8 am na flight ng eroplano?. Pwede ba mag add na lang ng additional payments mag papa deretso sa airport yung pasahero? at magkano po ang dagdag na pamasahe..Salamat po.

  7. @bakasyunista:
    opo, puede pong mag add’l nalang at ihahatid ka papuntang airport ng Calbayog…
    kung aalis ang 1st trip ng grandtours @5am going to tCalbayog, seguro at around 6:30am nandun kana.
    for more info just contact their no.


  8. Excellent service…

    on reservations… they are not so organized yet… they are not particular on honoring reservations from catbalogan… They do not track arrival of reserved customers…

  9. pwede po bang magpasundo from tacloban airport? arrival around 6AM, first flight ang dating via cebu pac. +63 9178877305.

  10. do you have scheduled trip from tacloban to allen n. samar? .. kindly give me updates en the fare per person. thank you

  11. they just opened Grand Tours Allen.

  12. Grand Tours,
    We will go to seashore spring beach resort in san antonio.
    We come from manila with aerplane to Calbayog.
    We can travel with you to San Antonio, to the resort?
    When we go back, we can travel with you from san antonio resort to Buenavista?
    What are the prices.

  13. may i know how much is the fare calbayog–catbalogan
    and also the time duration of the trip
    tnx po :) …im planning to ride the supercat ormoc to cebu tnx po :)

  14. VS Grand tours Borongan is now open.
    Serving Tacloban-Borongan route and they said
    Catbalogan-Borongan route will soon be open.
    This will attract investors and growth in economy to the province.

  15. I noticed that there is no reference to the new Grand Tour facility here in Calbayog. They now have a new location on Maharlika Hwy. Actually it’s been there for about a year, I just didn’t see anything about it here.
    I’m a bit jealous of you and your website. I have my own website: Texan in the Philippines and when I ask about ways to improve my site, I hear about your site. Several people have told me that they like your site and if I could do something similar to yours, that might help me.
    Well I can’t afford to do all that traveling, but I like the concept of the site. I remember awhile back I had your site as one of my expat sites, but then you went away or it changed or something. Anyway, I have added a link on my site to yours again. I hope that you continue to get out all the information that people seem to like.

  16. helo mayrun bang byahe na from calbayog diretso na Tacloban?

  17. Good day!

    Can any body give me a land line contact number of Grand Tours Ormoc? Thanks.

  18. Inquire po ako, round trip Tacloban to Catarman?
    Anong oras ho ang first trip nyo from Tacloban to Catarman
    at first trip din Catarman to Tacloban
    at ilang oras ang aaantayin bago ang susunod na trip.
    Magkano ho ang pamasahe per head
    Request po nang contact number nyo.
    meron po ba kayong web-site para sa on-line booking.
    For info lang po,
    Arrival: Tacloban [Oct 15, 2015 (around 8am)]
    Departure: Tacloban [Oct 23, 2015 (around 1pm)]
    Please advise , , , , Maraming Salamat Po.

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