Penang, Malaysia
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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

Penang is a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. This city tour highlights all of the best—from colonial-era homes, to private mansions, famous museums and stunning temples. Follow an expert local guide through the famed Little India and Chinatown, wander the halls at Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll be amazed by the giant reclining Buddha.
Join your expert guide and a small group of fellow travelers on this Penang City Bus & Minivan Tour. Journey through colonial Georgetown, where you’ll pay a stop to the famous Fort Cornwallis. Listen as your guide shares insights and stories about most famous historical remains in the city.

Next, make your way to colorful Little India and eclectic Chinatown before paying a visit to the Royal Selangor, where you’ll see local craftsmen fashioning works from pewter. After marveling at this age-old art, head to Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll find the world’s largest reclining Buddha—one of the tour’s most memorable sights!

Your final stop is the Penang State Museum, where your guide will take you through halls of this colonial-ear building and point out artifacts from Malaysia, China and India’s unique past. Choose to return to your hotel, or enjoy shopping at your leisure at Gurney Plaza.

Reviews

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M
, Apr 2018

As another recent reviewer has said, mine also ended up being a private tour because no-one else had booked for that morning. I wouldn't have chosen a private tour, but actually it was very enjoyable. I also had Philip as my guide. He was great.

C
, Apr 2018

This needed up being s private tour.our guide Philip was very accomodating, knowledge and very entertaining. Very nice man. We enjoyed our tour and
We would recommend it.

a
, Feb 2018

We paid for extra 4 hours tour to cover more sites on the island. Our guide/driver spoke excellent English and was very eager to please us.However,it felt uncomfortable when he almost forcefully took us the shops where he expected us to buy thingsit was clear that he has a personal deal with those places.Still, that was the best way to tour Penang when your time is limited.

J
, Feb 2018

The tour was excellent organize and the guide was perfect.
I have only one remark. During the booking my feeling was that I correspond with AI which need more learning.
I repeatedly received repetitive messages that were unrelated to the issues of refinement. It is good for no FAQ questions to have more human control.
I wish you success in your business.
Iossif

E
, Feb 2018

It was a wonderful tour of Georgetown hitting the highlights with plenty of time to wander
and great commentary from my guide John. Thank you.

E
, Jan 2018

We were picked up late from our hotel, not a problem, a communication break down somewhere, however Philip our driver was so enthusiastic and apologetic about the delay he more than made up for it in our half day tour of Penang. We covered a lot of the tourist attractions, along with a wonderful, knowledgeable and detailed history of the area and sights. We had a great morning, a few laughs and now know a lot more about the wonderful history of Penang. Well done Philip.

S
, Jan 2018

Everything went like clockwork, right from the booking and confirmation stage, and then the actual trip was very good. We were so fortunate as there were only two of us in a car, so were able to stop when we wished and see things that otherwise we may have missed.
The guide was very knowledgeable, knew his history very well, was easy to understand and had great empathy. Our only issue was the pre Christmas traffic. Absolute chaos. The poor guide had to manage this by changing the route and showing us some sights that were not on the itinerary. We were very happy with that and the traffic did not deter us from completing the trip. Well done to our fantastic guide. We did try to book him again, but as a cruise ship was in port were unable to get further bookings.

S
, Nov 2017

Fabulous tour with Lawrence - very informative and excellent knowledge of local history

G
, Oct 2017

A disappointing tour with a poor guide. The tour did not give us the expected introduction to the key sights and heritage of Georgetown.

n
, Oct 2017

This tour was excellent. Lawrence our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend him any day and trip was great.


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