Culture and history 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, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Langkawi etc.
> 4-hour (HALF-DAY) tour guide service + Car (Honda Civic 1800cc).
This is a 4-hour half-day tour. Please note that an 8-hour full-day tour is also available.
Itinerary is FLEXIBLE. Please AMEND if needed:
> Depart from port/hotel.
> Fort Cornwallis and leaning tower of Victoria.
> Khoo Kongsi clan-house (US$3).
> "Art Street" with old houses and famous "Children on Bicycle" mural.
> Land God temple, one of the oldest temple in Penang.
> Kek Lok Si Temple - One of the largest and finest temple in South-East Asia.
> Pinang Peranakan Mansion (US$6) - An old Chinese + Scottish mansion once owned by a Chinese tycoon. Now turned into a museum with huge Straits Chinese collections. Ranked #1 in TripAdvisor.
> End of tour.
> Penang Hill by funicular train (US$8).
> Penang State Museum & Art Gallery.
> Penang 3D Trick Art Museum (US$7).
> Chew Jetty - A Chinese community built on stilts at the waterfront.
* All prices of entrance/train tickets indicated in brackets.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Pickup @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port).
Please see the 2nd photo of this tour package (after the "Mini Van" photo) for the exact MEETING POINT.
For free travelers: Pickup @ hotel lobby.
Or pickup at any location as agreed.
End location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Send off @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port)
For free travelers: Send off @ hotel lobby.
Duration: 4 hours
By car (Honda Civic 1800cc) for up to 4 tourists.
> 4-hour HALF-DAY tour *INCLUDING* tour guide fee.
> Petrol, toll and parking fee included.
> Car (Honda Civic 1800cc) for 1 ~ 4 travelers **
> 1 bottle drinking water per person.
> Free WIFI internet connection up to 4 devices at the same time.
** 1~4 travelers + 1 tour guide (driver)
+ Once booking is done, I can also be easily reached 24X7 via Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger using my mobile number shown on booking confirmation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 RM$ - 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.
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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We had Laurence show us around Penang whilst our ship docked for only a few hours. Even though time was limited, Laurence did a brilliant job of including a really good look around a vast amount of Penang and made sure he got us back to our ship in plenty time before sailing. He was totally professional, on time, knowledgeable of all sites, informative and fun. Would happily recommend him to anyone visiting Penang.