After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel, you'll travel approximately two hours south in a comfortable air-conditioned coach on a day trip to Malacca, the oldest trading port in Malaysia. On this Malacca day tour you'll learn from your expert guide how the Malay Sultanate, Portuguese, Dutch and English ruled in Malacca and you'll see evidence of their history in the picturesque buildings and narrow streets.
First you'll visit Dutch Square (Stadthuys) to see the striking red 17th-century buildings that were once the offices of the Dutch governors. Then, take a short walk up St Paul's Hill for a panoramic view of Malacca, the Malacca Strait and the old town center called Bandar Hilir. You'll see the ruins of St Paul's Church and note the intricately decorated 17th century Dutch tombstones that line the interior.
After taking in the views from St Paul’s Hill, stop into a local restaurant where you will savor a typical Nyonya lunch. When you’re refreshed, you'll follow your guide to Jonker Street, also known as Antique Street, where you can browse through a plethora of antiques and clothing shops.
Then visit the A'Famosa fortress, built by the Portuguese in the 1500s and among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia, of which only the Porta de Santiago survives. Your guide will make a final stop at Cheng Hoon Teng, the oldest traditional Chinese temple in Malaysia.
If time permits on your return, your coach will make a photo stop at Morten Village for a glimpse of a typical Malay village. Your Malacca day tour from Kuala Lumpur ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Departs from your Kuala Lumpur hotel (select hotels only)
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A must for anyone interested in history of the meeting of the West and East Asia.
The guide, David, was very kind and well versed in history of the city.
This was a good tour - easy from start to finish. Each stop was interesting, lunch was tasty. Only issue was with the first toilet stop - it was so dirty! - but a great day out overall.
Great day trip to Malacca. Comfortable van, good driver and tour guide. You see all the key sights and have an amazing local lunch during your visit.
We saw a lot of nice thing from the past to today. The lunch at the restaurant was huge and good. Our guide Simon very good vulgarisator of the history.
This was a thouroughly enjoyable tour and I would definitely recommend.
The driver picked us up and drove for hours to Malacca. He suggested to take tri-cycles as my mother-in-law is over 80. We hired two tri-cycles, MYR 45 for each. That was really expensive; didn't know that time. They showed us 12 different places they would take. Found out there are only 3 places. At each place, there are 4 different things to visit. Each thing we visited was not that exciting. And, all 3 places are very close. My mother-in-law said she could walk faster than the tri-cycle she rode because the old guy who drove was not strong enough; took way longer than it should. Lunch was in small restaurant. Food was okay, not excellent. The day was too hot to walk around in Chinatown. Didn't have great time, but okay.
We were excited to visit Malacca and get some of the history, but honestly you should take two days to see the city. Our poor guide had to deal with some difficult and rather demanding people on our tour. They lagged behind and ultimately prevented us from getting a few extra minutes of shopping in. The history was interesting but everyone was so scattered it was difficult to hear it all. We felt rushed. It was a lot of look at that place, but we don’t get to go inside. We went into just one temple for maybe 10 minutes and then left for KL. It wasn’t a horrible tour but we certainly wish we would have stayed overnight.
The guide provided the history of the area but little enthusiasm. Really just a driver.The tour should leave earlier to avoud peak hour traffic.Lunch was terrible, just generic sweet and sour chinese food. We all wanted local authentic! Everything before lunch waste of time. 1hour in the old area.
The tour guide was not a good history teller.
Would not pick me up at the hotel I had on my voucher. Hilton KL. Had to take a taxi on a different tour I took with the same group a day earlier. Decided not worth the effort of getting another taxi for this tour in rush hour traffic. Just didn't go. Wrote the cost off as a learning experience.
Explore the historic town of Malacca, a key port for trade between the East and the West with influences of former Asian and European rulers evident throughout this UNESCO World Heritage City. Your knowledgeable guide will share the historical and cultural significance of top sites including St Paul's Hill, St Paul's church, the Stadthuys, the fortress A’Famosa (Porta de Santiago), and Cheng Hoon Teng, Malaysia’s oldest Chinese temple. You'll also enjoy a typical Malaysian lunch and a stroll along Jonker Street on this fascinating Malacca day trip from Kuala Lumpur.