Get a pulse on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital and largest city. This full-day itinerary covers all the highlights, starting with Independence Square. Travel with a small group by air-conditioned minivan to view the Petronas Twin Towers, Old Railway Station, and Royal King’s Palace (Istana Negara) with commentary by a knowledgeable guide. Explore Batu Caves and end with shopping opportunities at the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and a batik center. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included.
After hotel pickup, travel with your informative guide to the first stop on your full-day tour: Independence Square. Learn about the end of British rule in Malaysia before continuing your sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur.
Gaze up at the spires of the Petronas Twin Towers, considered among the world’s tallest buildings, where you're provided a panoramic view of the metropolis (entry fee is your own expense). Moving on, you’ll come to the Royal King’s Palace then walk to the nearby National Museum for a look at its vast collections documenting Malaysian history.
Driving past Perdana Botanical Garden (aka Lake Gardens) you’ll arrive at the National Monument, which commemorates Malaysia's struggle for liberation. The Moorish-inspired Old Railway Station offers a fantastic photo opportunity.
Browse for goods at the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and Visitor Centre en route to the Batu Caves in Gombak, where 272 steps lead to the temple entrance. On the return trip to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur, a stop is made at a local batik center, which offers reasonably priced and quality batik products.