Culture, history and food tour in UNESCO World Heritage Site. TOUR VAN 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.
# Please contact me for multi-day tours or other destinations such as Penang, KL, Malacca, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Langkawi etc.
> 8-hour tour guide service + Licensed tour van for 5~12 travelers.
* 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$16) - Previously "Penang Butterfly Farm". Reinvented in 2016.
> "Batik" craft factory.
* Entrance fees indicated in brackets.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Pickup @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port)
Please see the 3rd photo of this tour package (after the " green tour van" photo) for the exact MEETING POINT.
For free travelers: Pickup @ hotel lobby.
End location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Send off @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port)
For free travelers: Send off @ hotel lobby.
Duration: 8 hours
Please ignore the "MAXIMUM TRAVELERS = 10 PERSONS" message in this page. My licensed tour van can ferry up to 12 adults of medium sizes. The setting of this website system allows a selection of up to 10 only for certain reasons.
> 8-hour full-day tour *INCLUDING* licensed tour guide fee.
> Petrol, toll and parking fee included.
> Up to 12 travelers with a licensed tour van**
> 1 bottle drinking water per person.
> Free WIFI internet connection up to 4 devices at the same time.
** 12 travelers + 1 tour guide (front seat) + 1 driver = 14
+ Once booking is done, I can also be easily reached 24X7 via Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger using my mobile number shown on booking confirmation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 RM$ - 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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We enjoyed our tour in Penang City, Malaysia with Lawrence. Lawrence is a wonderful guy, we had a great time. We recommend Lawrence for your tour guide, if you are in Penang.