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Private Tour

Explore Historical Malacca

A melting pot of different cultures, Malacca is a must-see for anyone visiting Malaysia!
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Things to know

Duration:

9 hrs

Suitable for:

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Type of tour:

Other inclusions:

Meeting points: Meet at La Bodega restaurant at Pavilion KL shopping mall.

What makes this tour special

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dubbed “The Historic State” of Malaysia, Malacca is seen by many as the starting point for the formation of modern day Malaysia. This tour will explain its exciting history, from royal romance, the glory days of being one of the greatest trading ports in South East Asia, to being caught in the crossfire between foreign powers at a period of Western colonialism. What’s left behind is a rich and diverse mix of architecture, culture, and history – no wonder it was crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

Malacca and the West

We will make the approximately two-hour journey to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur. First, we will visit St. Peter’s Church, which is the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia, built in 1710. Next, we head down the road into the historical centre of Malacca – the Dutch Square – with its unmistakable terracotta-red colour scheme. Here, you’ll see the Stadthuys, which was the office of the Dutch Governor and now houses a collection of museums. Next to it, you’ll visit Christ Church, the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.

Then, we will take a leisurely stroll uphill to the summit of St. Paul’s Hill to visit the ruins of St. Paul’s Church. Take a deep breath, enjoy the cool breeze, and look out to the Straits of Malacca as your local expert guide take you back in time to relive 16th to 19th century Malacca. Next to it is the Porta de Santiago, the only remaining structure of the A’Famosa fort built by Alfonso de Alberquerque, who led the Portuguese invasion on the Malacca Sultanate in 1511.

Jolly Ol' Jonker

Just before we break for lunch, we will head towards Kampung Kling Mosque, located just off Jonker Street. Built in 1748 by Indian Muslim traders, it is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia. The architectural design reflects Malacca’s colourful past as a vibrant trading port as it combines influences from the Sumatran, the Chinese, the Hindu, the local Malay community and the European aesthetics. By now you should have worked up an appetite for some local cuisine! Head back to Jonker Street, where you’ll find many authentic eateries serving local favourites such as chicken rice balls and Nyonya cuisine. After lunch, work off those calories by checking out the shopping along the street! Quaint shops, some unchanged for generations, sell antiques, local desserts, and clothes. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

Finally, before we depart, we’ll make a final stop at the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple nearby. It is one of the most significant temples in the country, not least because it’s the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia, also because it was awarded a UNESCO award for outstanding architectural restoration in 2003.

What you'll see

Dutch Square
A collection of terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings at the centre of Malacca.
Stadthuys
The Stadthuys served as an official residence for Dutch Governors. Now houses a collection of museums.
St. Paul's Hill and Ruins
The ruins of St. Paul's Church is located at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. It was originally built in 1521.
A'Famosa
A Portugese fortress built in 1511 on top of St. Paul's Hill after conquering the Malacca Sultanate.
Kampung Kling Mosque
Built in 1748, it is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia, which still retains its original design.
Jonker Street
A vibrant food, entertainment, and shopping street in the heart of the city.
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
The oldest functioning temple in Malaysia that practices Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
Christ Church
Built in 1753, it is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.
St. Peter's Church Malacca
It is the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia, built in 1710.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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