• Location: Penang, Malaysia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 30.66 View price calendar

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Penang is a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. This city tour highlights all of the best—from colonial-era homes, to private mansions, famous museums and stunning temples. Follow an expert local guide through the famed Little India and Chinatown, wander the halls at Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll be amazed by the giant reclining Buddha.

What You Can Expect

Penang City Tour

Fort Cornwallis Cannon in Georgetown

Join your expert guide and a small group of fellow travelers on this Penang City Bus & Minivan Tour. Journey through colonial Georgetown, where you’ll pay a stop to the famous Fort Cornwallis. Listen as your guide shares insights and stories about most famous historical remains in the city.

Next, make your way to colorful Little India and eclectic Chinatown before paying a visit to the Royal Selangor, where you’ll see local craftsmen fashioning works from pewter. After marveling at this age-old art, head to Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll find the world’s largest reclining Buddha—one of the tour’s most memorable sights!

Your final stop is the Penang State Museum, where your guide will take you through halls of this colonial-ear building and point out artifacts from Malaysia, China and India’s unique past. Choose to return to your hotel, or enjoy shopping at your leisure at Gurney Plaza.

Customer Reviews

Josef B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour was excellent organize and the guide was perfect.
I have only one remark. During the booking my feeling was that I correspond with AI which need more learning.
I repeatedly received repetitive messages that were unrelated to the issues of refinement. It is good for no FAQ questions to have more human control.
I wish you success in your business.
Iossif

Esther B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was a wonderful tour of Georgetown hitting the highlights with plenty of time to wander
and great commentary from my guide John. Thank you.

Susan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Everything went like clockwork, right from the booking and confirmation stage, and then the actual trip was very good. We were so fortunate as there were only two of us in a car, so were able to stop when we wished and see things that otherwise we may have missed.
The guide was very knowledgeable, knew his history very well, was easy to understand and had great empathy. Our only issue was the pre Christmas traffic. Absolute chaos. The poor guide had to manage this by changing the route and showing us some sights that were not on the itinerary. We were very happy with that and the traffic did not deter us from completing the trip. Well done to our fantastic guide. We did try to book him again, but as a cruise ship was in port were unable to get further bookings.

Sophie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fabulous tour with Lawrence - very informative and excellent knowledge of local history

nimishshah2004

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was excellent. Lawrence our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend him any day and trip was great.

Sam T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

lovely little city with so much history!

madden54

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

City tour very interesting and covered a lot. Guide very informative and helpful

eam1963

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our Guide was Philip. He greeted us so warmly and started the tour that became private as there was only two of us. Philip took us to the pier area and even bought us some wondertful local food. The reclining Buddah was spectacular and all the information regarding the culture and religion was shared beautifully. A wonderful tour and excellent guide. so worth doing. Kevin and Liz McHugh

Laura E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An incredible tour guide who was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accommodating! Tailored the tour to what we wanted to see and do and so friendly!

SHONAMPOWER

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Despite our initial hesitation at this tour being taken by one man in his car, it turned into a really great tour. Our guide was great (unfortunately I can't remember his name). He had a great knowledge of the island and injected his sense of humor into the tour which really made it. We felt like we were on a photshoot at times as he was constantly pointing out photo opportunities and snapping away for us. High up on our list of must sees was the famous street art which we got to see on this tour. We seems to pack so much in and the tour went over the 3 hours but this was no problem for our guide. All in all a worth while tour of Georgetown.

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