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Historical Malacca Tour with Lunch from Kuala Lumpur

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A scenic 2-hour drive south of Kuala Lumpur takes you to Malacca, the oldest trading port in Malaysia which had undergone Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Visit Stadhuys or the Dutch Square and take a walk up St. Paul’s Hill, see St. Paul’s Church and the 17th Century Dutch tombstones. Stop for a typical ‘Nyonya’ lunch before or after taking a stroll through the Antiques Row at Jonker Street. Other visits include the famous Portuguese Porta de Santiago and Cheng Hoon Teng, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. Time permitting, photo stop at the Morten Village, a typical Malay village before return journey.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Red Square (Dutch Square), Melaka Malaysia

The focal point of the UNESCO Heritage zone, this attractive and elegant square is surrounded by Dutch-era buildings that have been painted crimson.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: A Famosa Fort, Jalan Parameswara Bandar Hilir, 2 Min Walk from St Paul's Church, Melaka 78000 Malaysia

Pause for a photo at Porta de Santiago before hiking to the ruined church on St. Paul's Hill. It was built as a Portuguese fortress in 1511; the British took over in 1641 and destroyed it in 1806 to prevent it falling into Napolean's hands. Fortunately, Sir Stamford Raffles arrived in 1810 and saved what remains today.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), Jalan Kota, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

The evocative and sublime ruin of St Paul's Church crowns the summit of St Paul's Hill overlooking central Malacca. Steep stairs lead up to this faded sanctuary, originally built by a Portuguese captain in 1521. The church was regularly visited by St Francis Xavier, whose marble statue stands in front of the ruin.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kocik Kitchen, 100, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jonker Street, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka Malaysia

Jonker Street is known worldwide among serious antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, No. 25, Jalan To_kong, Melaka 75200 Malaysia

Malaysia's oldest still-operating Chinese temple, constructed in 1673, remains a central place of worship for the Buddhist and Taoist communities here. Traditional methods were used throughout, from the ornate roof ceramics to the painted tigers by the door. Though the temple is dedicated to Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy, it is also a multifaith temple, with Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian elements and effigies.

Duration: 20 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from selected city hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Departure time:

8:30 AM

Duration:

8 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Stephenanthony Vaz

This is a really great tour, our guide Ben sur was very informative and entertaining, the lunch provided was good quality and there was plenty to go around

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yungwoo c

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.

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Marnie H

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.

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saraho

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.

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jytruchon

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.

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Mardi W

This was a thouroughly enjoyable tour and I would definitely recommend.

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Trip

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.

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nmbertsch

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.

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Dale R

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.

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Kevin K

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.


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Historical Malacca Tour with Lunch from Kuala Lumpur
Overview:

A scenic 2-hour drive south of Kuala Lumpur takes you to Malacca, the oldest trading port in Malaysia which had undergone Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Visit Stadhuys or the Dutch Square and take a walk up St. Paul’s Hill, see St. Paul’s Church and the 17th Century Dutch tombstones. Stop for a typical ‘Nyonya’ lunch before or after taking a stroll through the Antiques Row at Jonker Street. Other visits include the famous Portuguese Porta de Santiago and Cheng Hoon Teng, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. Time permitting, photo stop at the Morten Village, a typical Malay village before return journey.

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$64.11

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