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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.

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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


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!


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.

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our tour guide was wonderful and highly knowledgeable. The tour covered much of Georgetown and everything was very interesting. Highly recommended!!!

Vincent W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We are a family of three from the United States. We visited Penang in November 2013. The City Tour was awesome, the driver spoke beautiful English, his tour was very informative, even my 13 year old paid close attention -:). Overall experience is excellent.

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Good introductory tour of Penang.

David S United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

A good way to see the main sites and get a feel for the city after arrival

Lorraine W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

We would highly recommend however having paid and receiving confirmation of our booking for a particular day we were advised on the morning of the scheduled tour that they "don't do this tour on Saturday or Sunday" and we were going the next day. Very disappointing in view of the fact that we had made other arrangements and had received confirmation. We then had to re-arrange all our other plans. I'm still a bit mystified as to why, all of a sudden, they don't do Saturday or Sunday.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

If going to book a tour of penang , this is the one, the tours guide was fanastic, they talked about the history , all the old building, one of the best tours l,ve been on ,

Tracy M

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Great to have someone show us around town and give a history of the place. Guide had excellent English and was very knowledgeable. Great way to see town in air-conditioned comfort.

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