Begin with pickup at your accommodations or cruise ship, then make the first stop of the day at the King’s Palace, the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia, which is surrounded by manicured gardens and ponds. Step back into the days of Malaysia’s struggle for independence at Independence Square, or Merdeka Square, whose colonial-era landmarks look out on the site where the first Malaysian flag was raised in 1957.
See the moving National Monument to those who died under the brutal Japanese occupation, then learn more about Malaysia’s history and cultural heritage at the National Museum. Browse exhibits in a series of four galleries that stretch from the Stone Age to Malaysian independence, including art, artifacts, and costumes.
Visit the Moorish-inspired Old Kuala Lumpur Railway station to see colonial Malaysian architecture at its peak, then make the return trip to your accommodations or cruise ship, where this tour concludes.