This is a really great tour, our guide Ben sur was very informative and entertaining, the lunch provided was good quality and there was plenty to go around
Well worth time and money
A must for anyone interested in history of the meeting of the West and East Asia.
The guide, David, was very kind and well versed in history of the city.
Trés belle visite.
We saw a lot of nice thing from the past to today. The lunch at the restaurant was huge and good. Our guide Simon very good vulgarisator of the history.
This was a thouroughly enjoyable tour...
This was a thouroughly enjoyable tour and I would definitely recommend.
It wasn’t quite what we expected
We were excited to visit Malacca and get some of the history, but honestly you should take two days to see the city. Our poor guide had to deal with some difficult and rather demanding people on our tour. They lagged behind and ultimately prevented us from getting a few extra minutes of shopping in. The history was interesting but everyone was so scattered it was difficult to hear it all. We felt rushed. It was a lot of look at that place, but we don’t get to go inside. We went into just one temple for maybe 10 minutes and then left for KL. It wasn’t a horrible tour but we certainly wish we would have stayed overnight.
Not an exciting visit
The driver picked us up and drove for hours to Malacca. He suggested to take tri-cycles as my mother-in-law is over 80. We hired two tri-cycles, MYR 45 for each. That was really expensive; didn't know that time. They showed us 12 different places they would take. Found out there are only 3 places. At each place, there are 4 different things to visit. Each thing we visited was not that exciting. And, all 3 places are very close. My mother-in-law said she could walk faster than the tri-cycle she rode because the old guy who drove was not strong enough; took way longer than it should. Lunch was in small restaurant. Food was okay, not excellent. The day was too hot to walk around in Chinatown. Didn't have great time, but okay.
This was a good tour - easy from...
This was a good tour - easy from start to finish. Each stop was interesting, lunch was tasty. Only issue was with the first toilet stop - it was so dirty! - but a great day out overall.
The guide provided the history of...
The guide provided the history of the area but little enthusiasm. Really just a driver.The tour should leave earlier to avoud peak hour traffic.Lunch was terrible, just generic sweet and sour chinese food. We all wanted local authentic! Everything before lunch waste of time. 1hour in the old area.
Great day trip to Malacca...
Great day trip to Malacca. Comfortable van, good driver and tour guide. You see all the key sights and have an amazing local lunch during your visit.
Would not pick me up at the hotel I...
Would not pick me up at the hotel I had on my voucher. Hilton KL. Had to take a taxi on a different tour I took with the same group a day earlier. Decided not worth the effort of getting another taxi for this tour in rush hour traffic. Just didn't go. Wrote the cost off as a learning experience.
Overall reasonably satisfied However...
Overall reasonably satisfied However was tardy we wre asked to be ready and down in the lobby at 0830 hours sharp, and we were down 10 minutes before the time, but the driver arrived late by 50 minutes and not a word of apology. And we were the first that he picked up!
The trip in Malacca was rushed and we were not given to ourselves even a moment. We had to trot along with the guide . Barely had a minute to buy some water.
excellent trip, informative driver...
excellent trip, informative driver, I would recommend at least a night stay in Malacca to savor the place, however the day trip is really good for travelers who want to explore Malacca and are short on time. My recommendation would be that for lunch go to a local food place rather than a Chinese restaurant-which is part of the pacakage, please ask the driver- who would be more than willing to supply you with the information -
We were disappointed in this trip...
We were disappointed in this trip. It took a long time to drive to Malacca and were saw only a few of the sights when we got there. One museum they took us to we had to pay extra to see and if we didn't we were told to wait outside the building for the others. Those who couldn't afford it this should have been clearly stated prior to the trip had to stand in the sun very hot! as the staff of the museum inside the air conditioned waiting room said we are not a holding place and ushered us out. Also Jonkers st is worth a look at and we were not taken there at all. We were walked past three temples and were told that they were not open. I felt this trip was a lot of money spent on very little.
Everything was very good, our guide...
Everything was very good, our guide Heme offered excellent explanations and made the tour enjoyable. the only thing that was not to our liking was the food, I think they should give more options since they all made our stomach upset, making the trip not so pleasant. Please, more attention to that.
The tour guide David was a real...
The tour guide David was a real highlight of my trip. Extremely informative and very funny - highly recommended trip, but be aware that its a very busy place full of bus groups
The tour guide was energetic and...
The tour guide was energetic and lovely, he made an effort to engage with the historical and cultural elements of Maleka so I would recommend this tour based on the tour guide alone. The restaurant serving lunch left a lot to be desired, however. It felt rushed and options were poorly explained and they seemed happy to see us gone. The pick-up communication on behalf of the company cannot be faulted. One word of advice is if you want to enter the religious sites catholic church in particular please be sure to wear appropriate clothing e.g. no shorts, singlets, thongs etc. Overall, very happy to have chosen this tour.
The tour was excellent -- an...
The tour was excellent -- an enjoyable bus ride with great narration, a wonderful lunch at what certainly felt like an authentic restaurant, and interesting sites. The latter were a bit crowded and confusing, and I wish the guide who was otherwise great had given more specific directions about the meeting point -- my friend and I were searching for the bus a long time and nearly got stranded. But that was the only real down side of the day trip.
The tour was good for the time we...
The tour was good for the time we have there but better prefer to go and stay there at least one night. Town is very charming and you need to take the time and walk also in the afternoon and evening there. More than that I have chosen this tour rather than the cheaper one by another agency. The fact is that this has nothing to do. You can book for any agency but at the end you end up with one and the same as they cannot serve each traveler separately. For all of our tours we were thinking of having booked with different agencies. Finally all travelers were picked up by their hotels and gathered in the touristic office. There we were split to different buses based on the destination and all of the times we were served by tour51 even though none of our bookings were with this agency. So my proposal is choose the cheapest and just be lucky to have a good guide!
Hotel pick-up was on time but it was...
Hotel pick-up was on time but it was a very long day due to some fellow travellers choosing to return late to the bus. Perhaps the guide should have been more strict as has happened on other tours. It was an interesting tour with an affable guide but his English was very difficult to understand much of the time. The Dutch part of historical Malacca was very crowded with tourists and tacky tuktuks. Other parts of the town were more interesting with temples, etc. Lunch was fine.
Was a good tour, wish we could've...
Was a good tour, wish we could've seen more of Malacca although it was a hot day with a lot of traffic in the city so I don't think our other tour patrons were that keen on getting out and about to walk around.