• Tour code: 3705P165
  • Location: George Town, Malaysia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Get an overview and orientation of Penang's capital city with a private, 3-hour walking tour through Historic George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Visit religious and cultural sites, and learn about local history, on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off from city and beach hotels in Penang.

Highlights

  • 3-hour historic George Town walking tour
  • Visit a UNESCO site
  • Explore with a private guide
  • See religious buildings and monuments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour

Kapitan Keling Mosque

Begin with pickup at your Penang hotel, then travel to George Town in a private vehicle. You’ll explore some of Malaysia’s diverse cultures in a compact, easily-walkable area, with the flexibility to customize the experience to your needs. See the 19th-century St. George’s Church, which is listed as one of the 50 National Treasures of Malaysia. Continue to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple, built in 1800 by members of the Hokkien and Cantonese communities.

Explore Penang’s Hindu heritage in the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, where sculpted figures of gods and goddesses keep watch over the temple entrance. Visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi, clan houses where Chinese settler families created self-government, educational opportunities, and social organizations. Continue to Kapitan Keling Mosque, a grand building in the heart of George Town’s Tamil Muslim neighborhood.

All along the way, your guide will share stories from Penang’s colorful past and offer insights into understanding modern-day Malaysia. This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.

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