Culture and history 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.
# Highly recommended for cruise passengers (Princess, Oceania etc).
# Please contact me for multi-day tours or destinations such as Penang, K. Lumpur, Malacca, Cameron Highlands, Langkawi etc.
> 8-hour (FULL-DAY) tour guide service + Licensed tour van for up to 12 guests.
> Alternatively, an 4. 5-hour half-day tour is also available.
Book two full-day van tours (eg. Penang 1 day & Kuala Lumpur 1 day OR Penang 2 days) and receive free entrance ticket vouchers worth US$40 on the day of tour.
Itinerary is FLEXIBLE. Please AMEND if needed:
> Drive pass Fort Cornwallis and Victoria Clock Tower.
> TRISHAW or Orientable tricycle ride (US$10). Ride pass UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
> Khoo Kongsi clan-house (US$3).
> Kek Lok Si Temple.
> 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.
> 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) + The Habitat's tree-top walk (US$14).
> Nyonya cakes and food tasting.
> "Batik" craft factory.
* Entrance fees indicated in brackets.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: For cruise ship arrivals: Please see the FOURTH photo under VIEW GALLERY for the meeting point in Penang Cruise Centre.
Duration: 8 hours
LARGER TOUR VAN:
The standard tour van can ferry up to 12 adults even if the maximum number of travelers is indicated here as 10. If you have 13~14 persons, please let me know as special arrangement must be made for a larger vehicle.
The same tour package by a smaller PRIVATE CAR (click here) for up to 4 persons is available.
The same tour package by a LUXURY MPV for up to 4 persons is also available at US$670.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 RM$ - 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.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
For NATURE TOURS, I am licensed to guide at:
+ Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island
+ K. Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
+ Langkawi mangrove cruise
+ Night firefly-watching cruise
+ Cameron Highlands
I DO NOT guide in any NATIONAL PARK, nor conduct any trekking tour.
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Lawrence was fantastic as our guide. Extremely knowledgeable, covered absolutely everything. Very well prepared (before and during the tour) and offered us plenty of options for the day. Also great with time keeping as we had to be back on board our cruise ship by 4pm. Really made the day as smooth as possible. We were all very happy and highly recommend Lawrence to anyone visiting Penang.