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  • Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Best Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

Explore the charm of Kuala Lumpur on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that blends old-world character with a modern metropolis. An informative guide points out the contrast between Indo-Moorish architecture and ultra-modern edifices like the old and new King’s Palace and Merdeka (Independence) Square against a growing city skyline dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers. Other highlights include the National Museum, National Mosque and the Royal Selangor Visitor Center, where you'll gain insight on pewter smithing and innovative pewter-ware design. Round-trip hotel transport is included.


  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur's must-see attractions
  • Enjoy photo opportunities at the King's Palace, Independence Square and Petronas Twin Towers — the tallest in the world
  • Learn about Malaysia's history and culture on a tour of the National Museum and Thean Hou Temple with a professional guide
  • Admire the elaborate structures of the National Monument, the National Mosque and the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
  • Walk through the Royal Selangor Visitor Center to see flawlessly crafted pewter designs and view crafts at the Central Market
  • Select a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
  • Includes coach pickup and drop-off at city hotels

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Best Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

Perfect for first-time visitors, this three-hour tour provides a comprehensive introduction to Kuala Lumpur's famous sights, leaving you with a knowledgeable base for exploring the city at your leisure. Meet your local guide upon pickup from your city hotel in the morning or afternoon, and embark on your narrated tour by comfortable coach.

Head to multiple Kuala Lumpur attractions, making photo stops at the King's Palace — a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty — as well as Merdeka Square (aka Independence Square), which features a panorama of fascinating buildings in an array of architectural styles. Your guide offers informative commentary on the city’s growing skyline, whose ultra-modern structures tower above edifices with Indo-Moorish influence.

Gaze up at the Islamic geometric patterns on the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, whose multifaceted walls and twin spires contain thousands of steel and glass panels.

Your journey continues with a visit to the National Museum to see historic Malaysian artifacts, from traditional weapons and costumes to modern arts and crafts and musical instruments.

Then, drive past the beautiful Lake Gardens on your way to view the National Monument, commemorating Malaysia's struggle for freedom during World War II. Nearby, admire the modern construction of the National Mosque and the pleasant combination of Eastern and Western architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.

Visit the six-tiered Chinese landmark of Thean Hou Temple, a grand structure that combines modern architectural styles with authentic traditional design. At the Central Market, browse a variety of local crafts and perhaps have your portrait sketched if time permits.

The final stop on your sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur is the Royal Selangor Visitor Center, where you will gain insight into pewter-smithing and see innovative pewter-ware design. Afterward, re-board your coach and end with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

daoud f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

very kind guide, adjusted tour according to our preferences, was on time always

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

My wife and I were picked up with a slight delay form our hotel for the city tour. However, we were called ahead and informed of the delay. The tour itself was very informative and enjoyable. We gladly recommend our tour guide Mr. Ram Sing who is highly knowledgable, speaks good english, is very courteous and with a pleasing personality. Any extra wishes he accommodates with pleasure. Mr. Sing works for several agencies and assists in arranging tailored tours.

Roger B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our driver Lau was very good. Picked us up from the hotel dead on time and very knowledgeable about all things in Kaula Lumpur. His English is also very good indeed and easily understood. If you haven't a great deal of time we were on a 2 day stopover en route to Australia , this was an excellent way of finding out a great deal in a short space of time. Pkenty of stops for photographs etc.

Nikhil P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really a great way to see the major sights across the city and learn about Malaysian history. The highlight was probably the visit to the Royal Selangor pewter-smith facility, great craftsmanship and very interactive.

Lars H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lo was a fantastic tour guide. Very accommodating and knowledgeable. We had a great time and it was an excellent introduction to the city. Recommend it very highly!

Shane E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide Tinnan was fantastic full of information and very friendly. Our driver Mochris was great as well. I thought the tour was a good introduction to Kuala Lumpur. The only thing was the vehicle had a strong smell of cigarette smoke as soon as we got in which was a little off putting. Definitely worth the cost and time.

paul w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent trip and a very easy and hassle free way of seeing KL on our first day. It allowed us to pick and choose places we wanted see more of. Good value for money .

Jane D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good tour guide - knowledgeable and amusing. Was considerate towards his customers needs and wishes.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent value for money and a great tour guide.

Victor J United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We were the only ones in the tour that we took. I thought that the tour was great because it was organized and that the guide was very knowledgeable. They brought us to several places in a short span of time which was great. Going to these places would be hard without a car. My favorite part was the tour of the Royal Selangor plant. They didn'y guide us here but the company had their own guide. I liked it because it was very educational and interesting. The monuments were nice but many of them you can't either enter or really do anything except take a picture. Overall, highly recommended

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