After pickup in Kuala Lumpur, start your day trip with the approximately 2-hour drive to Malacca City, where you’ll start your exploration with a visit to St Peter’s Church, the oldest Catholic church in Malaysia.
Learn about the Dutch presence in Malacca as you check out other historical pieces of architecture, and head to Jonkers Street, known for its antiques. Have time to shop or take in the sights before continuing to Cheng Hoon Teng, a Chinese temple that combines three doctrines: Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
Enjoy a signature Malacca dish for lunch at Baba Nyonya restaurant, and then visit the Stadthuys, once the home of the Dutch governor and now a historical museum. Walk up St Paul’s Hill, where a chapel was built by the Portuguese, and visit Kampong Morten, a traditional Malay village in the city.
Finally, hop aboard a riverboat for a relaxing cruise along the Malacca River, where you can take in scenery along the water. During the 35-minute ride, listen to recorded commentary about the history of the sights you see.