Culture, history and food tour in UNESCO World Heritage Site. CAR included.
In 2008, George Town was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. This maritime-trading city was developed during the colonial era and are older than most cities in Malaysia. As a result, it has retained a unique cityscape and multicultural heritage.
George Town represents exceptional examples of multi-cultural trading towns in East and Southeast Asia. It is a living testimony to the multi-cultural heritage and tradition of Asia, and European colonial influences. A mixture of unique architecture, culture and townscape was also created without parallel anywhere in East and South Asia.
Tour recommended to passengers of:
-- Oceania Cruises, Silversea, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Millennium etc.
# Please contact me for multi-day tours or other destinations such as Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Cameron Highlands etc.
* DIFFERENT VEHICLE OPTION: A luxury MPV (Hyundai Starex) for 6 VIPs is also available at US$690.
Itinerary is FLEXIBLE. Please AMEND if needed:
> Depart from port/hotel.
> Fort Cornwallis and leaning tower of Victoria.
> TRISHAW or Orientable tricycle ride (US$10):
Ride pass one of the pre-2nd World War houses zone that gave George Town the title UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
> Khoo Kongsi clan-house (US$3).
> Kek Lok Si Temple - One of the largest temple in South-East Asia.
> Lunch on own expenses.
> Thai Reclining Buddha Temple + Burmese Temple.
> Pinang Peranakan Mansion (US$6) - An old Chinese + Scottish mansion once owned by a Chinese tycoon. Ranked #1 in TripAdvisor.
> Land God temple, one of the oldest temple in Penang.
> "Art Street" with old houses and famous "Children on Bicycle" mural.
> Clan Jetties - A waterfront society with Chinese clans.
> Penang Hill by funicular train (US$8).
> Penang State Museum & Art Gallery.
> Entopia (US$16) - Previously "Penang Butterfly Farm". Reinvented in 2016.
> "Batik" craft factory.
* Entrance fees indicated in brackets.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Pickup @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port).
Please see the 2nd photo of this tour package (after the "Mini Van" photo) for the exact MEETING POINT.
For free travelers: Pickup @ hotel lobby.
Or pickup at any location as agreed.
End location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Send off @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port)
For free travelers: Send off @ hotel lobby.
Duration: 8 hours
By car (Honda Civic 1800cc) for up to 4 tourists.
> 8-hour full-day tour *INCLUDING* tour guide fee.
> Petrol, toll and parking fee included.
> Car (Honda Civic 1800cc) for 1 ~ 4 travelers **
> 1 bottle drinking water per person.
> Free WIFI internet connection up to 4 devices at the same time.
** 1~4 travelers + 1 tour guide (driver)
+ Once booking is done, I can also be easily reached 24X7 via Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger using my mobile number shown on booking confirmation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 RM$ - This tour package EXCLUDES all meals and entrance/train/trishaw/ferry tickets (if any). All prices of possible tickets involved are indicated in the itinerary on this page. You may pay by yourself at the ticket counters. The tour guide can also pay for you in advance and you may later pay back in USD.
You are also advised to prepare some small cash in Ringgit Malaysia for drinks or souvenirs. For small amount, you may exchange with the tour guide.
* All meals (on own expenses).
* The based price EXCLUDES all entrance/train/trishaw/ferry tickets (if any).
* Please pay for the tickets yourself at the ticket counters.
* All ticket prices are indicated (in brackets) on the itinerary of this page.
* DIFFERENT VEHICLE OPTION: A luxury MPV (Hyundai Starex) for 6 VIPs is also available at US$690. Please contact me if you need to UPGRADE the vehicle.
I am a licensed city guide. Although I do not conduct forest trekking tours, I am also specialized in tours at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island and night firefly-watching river cruises at Nibong Tebal (Penang).
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My wife Christine and I spent a really enjoyable day touring Georgetown in the company of our ToursByLocals guide Laurence. Leonard carefully laid out the Coles Notes version of the history of Penang and how it came to be the melting pot of ethnicities and religious beliefs it is today. We packed in visits to Kek Lok Si Temple, the Peranakan Museum, the Reclining Buddha Temple, a traditional lunch and, of course, the Street Art that adorns the walls of the old town. Lawrence, hanks so much! Terrific day