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Off to a rocky start as we were picked up late from our hotel and them dropped off at the visitors center to catch another bus. A bit chaotic as everyone was scrambling with the same situation. The tour group didn't seem organized in getting people to the correct bus. After 30 mins, we were on our way when we had to make a stop at a petrol station to drop off a couple who had gotten on the wrong tour. After that the tour was on track. Our guide was very informative on the history. We had plenty of time at each site. The lunch was good with many dishes to try.
Nice day trip to see an interesting City and to know about its history.
Amazing guide, really friendly.
A good day out with a fun and friendly guide. Lots to see and a lovely lunch, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Before we left for Malaysia, I got a message from Viator that our Malacca tour was cancelled and that I should get in touch with the local tour agency in KL which I promptly did. There was no problem with the local tour agency and the person i talked to , Ms. Diana, assured me that our Malacca tour was confirmed on the date that we booked. There must be a confusion somewhere which gave us a little worry. But all things went well.
The tour itself was also a good one. But may i suggest that lunch should have been a Portuguese meal instead of a Chinese one since we were in a former Portuguese territory.
Pickup at the hotel was at the prescribed time. It was easy 2 hour ride to and from Malacca. The driver was very easy going and informative providing interesting information along the way to the destination and at the destination. The little gift market at our first stop was nice and not overcrowded being a weekday. We then had a casual walk up a hill to the historical fort built at the top of the hill.
Because we needed to be back at our hotel by a certain time we had to forgo the walk through china town although we did have time to visit one of the oldest Mosque and chinese temple that is of significance to the Malay people.
The highlights of the trip was the lunch which consisted of unique I guess chinese malaccan style of cooking which was excellent. The restaurant was in a very old and historical building down one of the many very narrow streets very close to the "china town" area. A must do when you go there is the ride on the revolving sky tower which gives 360 panoramic views of the town. Although this was not on the itinerary the driver will gladly take you there time permitting.
A most enjoyable trip we had been to Malaysia before but never to malacca. The tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly as were the other six people on the tour. The inclusive meal was very good .
I was ill in KL so my sister had to go by herself. Other two people who booked were also ill, so she was all alone. It was fine, the guide was most informative and didn't skimp anything. He even took her to see someone's kitchen garden in a village on the way back as they had discussed agriculture and self sufficiency! Only let down was the lunch. Usual restaurant was closed, substitute not wonderful for food or ambience. It was huge and full of tourists but no-one spoke to her except the waiter. Something smaller and friendlier would have been appreciated. Overall, the trip was fine, and I was sorry to miss it. The company rang me that night to offer to take me the next day, but alas we were leaving early for Heathrow. Kind thought, though.
Pleasant trip overall and very nice tour guide who was very helpful. Catering in the Malacca restaurant was good as well.
Great tour, a must do when in KL. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour in more pleasant.
Enjoyed this trip very much. Great tour guide. Great conversations enroute to Melaka.
A thoroughly enjoyable tour. All the sights on the itinerary were well chosen and the lunch was terrific. However, buy your fruit from the service centre on the way to Malacca rather than the tourist stop on the way back - much cheaper.
Day trip to the historical city was excellent. Our guide was well conversent with the history and very friendly. Included lunch was very good. The trip was good value for money.
This was an excellent trip with an informative guide, if you are interested in the historical value I would highly recommend, a lovely lunch provided at one of the local restaurants and a walking tour of malacca, very enjoyable.
I appreciated the information provided by the guide throughout the day, and particularly on the bus journey to Melaka - it was a very useful summary of the history of Malaysia and its cultural and industrial development. The tour included a good opportunity to walk around some historical parts of Melaka - it was not just a series of bus-stops for photo opportunities. Good value, and strongly recommended.
A very interesting tour of this city which has known many influences. If you stay in Kuala Lumpur where I was staying 10 days, you should visit this place to have another vision of Malaisia. The guide was very competent and give us many relevant information concerning the monuments, museums, temples, craft shop and malaisian village. You will never be bored by this visit !
There is a lot of time on the road to get to Malacca. So if the driver is not entertaining and informative it is just a long drive. Our driver was good and' knew his stuff'. Lunch was great. Malacca interesting
My wife and I had a wonderful day at Mallaca, our driver was fantastic, explaining many things,taking us to some great sites to see. He was also very caring about us in the heat. Only thing we thought was not good was the lunch(it was horrible) I felt sorry for the driver as we had a bus of mixed religions and he had to drop us of at various restaurants. I think it would be better for the passengers to choose their own place to eat. Definately would recommend the trip.
Ken and Gwen, Wentworth Falls Australia
We had a lovely day out, enjoyed walking around Malacca and having a local lunch! Would recommend to others.
My driver/guide, Lo, arrived on time and was great from the get-go. He was personable, friendly and full of information. I like to learn about the countries in which I travel and he made the drive pass easily as he answered my questions about a wide range of aspects of life and history in Malaysia.
Once we got to Melaka he guided us well, pointed out historical and contemporary items of interest and kept us on schedule while allowing the flexibility to pursue our differing interests.
Melaka itself is an interesting town with a lot of history and a rich collection of museums all clustered together and accessible for a single MR5 ticket. The colourful streets and the stories behind the various colonial influences make for an interesting day with something for everyone.
I heartily recommend this tour as a great way to spend a day, see more than just shops and city and get a taste of Malaysia, historical and modern.