4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

An incredible tour guide who was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accommodating! Tailored the tour to what we wanted to see and do and so friendly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Despite our initial hesitation at this tour being taken by one man in his car, it turned into a really great tour. Our guide was great (unfortunately I can't remember his name). He had a great knowledge of the island and injected his sense of humor into the tour which really made it. We felt like we were on a photshoot at times as he was constantly pointing out photo opportunities and snapping away for us. High up on our list of must sees was the famous street art which we got to see on this tour. We seems to pack so much in and the tour went over the 3 hours but this was no problem for our guide. All in all a worth while tour of Georgetown.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Our tour guide was wonderful and highly knowledgeable. The tour covered much of Georgetown and everything was very interesting. Highly recommended!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We are a family of three from the United States. We visited Penang in November 2013. The City Tour was awesome, the driver spoke beautiful English, his tour was very informative, even my 13 year old paid close attention -:). Overall experience is excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2012

Good introductory tour of Penang.

David S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

A good way to see the main sites and get a feel for the city after arrival

Lorraine W
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

We would highly recommend however having paid and receiving confirmation of our booking for a particular day we were advised on the morning of the scheduled tour that they "don't do this tour on Saturday or Sunday" and we were going the next day. Very disappointing in view of the fact that we had made other arrangements and had received confirmation. We then had to re-arrange all our other plans. I'm still a bit mystified as to why, all of a sudden, they don't do Saturday or Sunday.

Kerry L
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

If going to book a tour of penang , this is the one, the tours guide was fanastic, they talked about the history , all the old building, one of the best tours l,ve been on ,

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

The guide was very informative, helpful and friendly. Happy that we did this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2012

This tour was a really good opportunity to see the important and historical sights in Penang, Malaysia. I was the only one in the tour and my tour guide was quite good. The two temples- Thai and Burmese were truly spectacular! it wa really worth the trip including a trip to Georgetown!

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2012

A very good tour - even when David was informed that the fort area was closed due to a celebration. He was not in the least perturbed and took us across the road to another temple, which was again very interesting with his amount of knowledge, at a moments notice. The new building housing the Royal Selangor Pewter was an eye opener. Even with all the traffic, it was a very informative tour.
i was lucky enough to have David as my tour guide on all three of my tours of Penang. Should I return and took tours, it would be a pleasure to have David as my tour guide again. Should I take an individual tour, I would definitely ask for David as my tour guide, because of his great personality and amount of knowledge.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2012

Was a good tour with a good English speaker.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2011

Good, informative. Driver was very entertaining and a good time was had by all! Good length f time spent at all attractions.

Kerry W
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2011

Doesn't matter were we go we make sure we do the city tour as it always gives you an insight of the place. Well worth doing

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2011

It is exelent tour!

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2011

Comprehensive tour of the city. Could do without the chocolate factory.

Navamonie C
South Africa

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2009

Good tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2009

It does give you a general view of the city and what it has to offer.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2009

I was the only person on that afternoon and was served by a very nice guide. He advised me after I told him what I want to see. His service is excellent. And I also appreciate the travel agency still providing service to customers even though there was only one traveller to join the tour.

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2011

Tour guide/driver was very helpful. Unfortunatly Fort Cornwallis was closed and the rest of the tour was of average interest.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2010

I was disappointed the tour only stopped outside Fort Cornwallis and didn't go in. But we then spent 30min at a Chinese jetty and another 30min at a local chocolate shop!!

Frances A
United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2010

The private tour was an easy way to see parts of Penang we wouldn't otherwise see. As we had booked it for the afternoon of the day we arrived, our driver/tour guide did things in reverse order due to the outside temperature. Unfortunately this meant we started with a stop at a coffee and chocolate tasting centre, followed by a batik centre, followed by a pewter centre. All places whose sole purpose was to interest you in the manufacture in order to get you buy stuff. I was slightly concerned by this point that this was going to be the trend for the whole tour! Fortunately, after the pewter shop we headed to a road that had two large and beautiful temples, one on each side of the road. The first had a large reclining Buddha and many other smaller temples for you to look around. The temple on the other side of the road had a large standing Buddha and is also in the process of building a new shrine out back that you can contribute to if you are that way inclined. Try to wear shoes that can be quickly removed as you need to take them off for all temple entry. The driver left us to wander around the temples on our own and we headed back to him when we were ready. There was no feeling of being rushed, we could just take our time. The final bit of the tour was a visit to a jetty where the Chew Clan live. You get a quick glimpse of life living on the water. The driver went with us leading the way and pointed out bits and pieces as we went. A nice tour, but I'd prefer to change the shops to something more worthwhile!

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2010

Good enough.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2010

Good tour but nothing fantastic about Royal Selangor visit becoz not much demo on the production. Main objective is for you to shop for products at the small showroom.

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