• Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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This private full-day tour of historical Malacca from Kuala Lumpur was designed with history buffs in mind. The flexibility and personalization of a private guide means you can explore Malaysia’s oldest trading port with convenience and ease. Gain a deeper understanding of how the Portuguese, Dutch and English influenced the state of Malacca as you explore the streets. Sample local cuisine and regional flavors with a traditional lunch before you return to Kuala Lumpur in your private, air-conditioned vehicle.

Highlights

  • Explore colorful and old trading port of Malacca on this private full-day tour from Kuala Lumpur
  • Your own English-speaking guide
  • Walk through the ruins of St. Paul's Church
  • Visit the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, Cheng Hoon Teng
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch

Private Tour: Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch

The colorful and historic port town of Malacca is located roughly two hours south of Kuala Lumpur. This private full-day tour of historical Malacca transports you from one of the nation’s biggest cities to its third smallest state for a whirlwind cultural experience. Follow your expert local guide on a private tour through the trading ports that have existed through English, Dutch and Portuguese rule. Learn about the role this port played in commerce as your guide shares insight and history throughout the tour.

You’ll visit St. Paul’s Hill, where panoramic views of the historic state and the old town of Bandar Hilir prove th perfect photo op. Get an up-close look at the Portuguese Fort de Santiago and the ruins of St. Paul’s Chuch, as well the Dutch tombstones that line the grounds. 

Once you’ve taken in the sites, head to a local restaurant with your guide where you’ll enjoy a savory lunch (included) of regional specialties that blend Chinese and Malay flavors. Wander along Jonker Street and comb through some of the unique shops before making your way back to Kuala Lumpur. En route to your hotel, you’ll make a stop at the Cheng Hoon Teng temple—the oldest Chinese temple in the country. This unique destination offers incredible views of Kampong Kling, a nearby Malay village.

Customer Reviews

Peter D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Loved the day out. Great guide and very well looked after.

milivojevics

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A day well spent! Comfortable trip with our knowledgable and chatty guide David. He explained the history of Malacca in detail and answered all our questions. Jonker street is beautiful, with so many treasures condensed in a such a small place. We loved the food, the intricate mixture of dutch and oriental heritage. I highly recommend a private tour as this is a long trip and you dont want to spend the most of it picking up and dropping off your fellow passengers.

Jane P G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a fantastic tour. Our private tour guide David was great. Can't really complain about anything. Really enjoyed the day. Melaka is fun and interesting place to visit. And once again David our tour guide was very accommodating, friendly and great !

Antonio F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Perfectly scheduled open air tour, worth every cent. Our talkative guide Henry was a real plus! He drove us to Malacca and showed us all the historical sites. It took about two hours to get there, then two hours back. Visit was about four hours, including a delicious lunch in a Nonya restaurant typical Peranakan cousine in the heart of the city, a visit to a couple of churches, a square, ruins from portuguese, dutch and british domination and an Amazing walk through the town, visiting a Mosque Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu temples, all in the same street! Very recommende!

Fay L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide Dennis was very knowledgeable and helpful. He provided good stories and history about Malacca while at the time left us alone if we wanted to do something on our own. The tour was great.

Jahanzeb Khan Pakistan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

place was excellent plus driver was also excellent and was very much cooperative. Even he was 50 years plus and I am 31 years young man but still he was ready to carry my luggage and baby as well.
I really appreciate his way of conversation and he gave my family excellent Protocol -- beyond expectation he was good and place of Malacca is also excellent

Patrick USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Gerardus B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

well organised,good commentary,and plenty of time to view everything. with the lunch I was a bit disappointed because I Do not eat fish or chicken.

patduthie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Pickup was prompt with a very informative and friendly guide who was a font of information, with several stops on the way explaining about the conditions that villages lived under. He was also an excellent guide around malacca with a vast amount of information about the history of the area.

Juan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

very good, guide spoke excellent english and service was exceptional. Itinerary was flexible enough to acomódate our wish of buying fruits. lunch included was also of good quality.

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