A Stroll Through Historical Malacca

A Stroll Through
Historical Malacca

Malacca’s trading history and being colonized by seafaring nations in the past has made it one
of the most culturally enthralling towns in Malaysia. Within easy reach of Kuala Lumpur,
get a full day taste of this once-thriving port along the Peninsula.

WHY THIS TOUR?

A short drive south from the Malaysian capital and Malacca welcomes you with open arms. Once a stronghold and an important trading station for the Portuguese, Dutch, British and Japanese with its direct location along the Malacca Strait, Malacca’s historical values are earmarked for finding some amazement for a full day of exploring a UNESCO World Heritage Site-recognized part of Malaysia.

The prominence and cultural appeal, alongside the earlier-mentioned trading centre for the past centuries, will captivate visitors as we explore the town from all corners.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Stroll Through Historical Malacca

09:00 - 17:00

Customers are welcomed by an English-speaking driver-cum-guide (supplements apply for a private guide) who warmly greets you at your downtown Kuala Lumpur hotel. We may encounter some traffic in the morning, but within no time, your driver will head southbound towards Malacca as he/she will explain of what may come while you enjoy the view of the local side of the country. Depending on traffic conditions, the drive will take approximately 1.5 hours before we reach Malaysia’s former port and trading post along the shores of the Malacca Strait. One of the most recognized sites in Malacca is the Dutch Square with its characteristic, pink-coloured Stadthuys, a reminder of the Dutch colonial influences, and one of the main reasons Malacca received UNESCO protection in 2008.

The nearby Red Church with the still-functioning clock tower and the Queen Victoria Fountain offer plenty of photography moments to keep visual mementoes of this day out before we continue to see the Cheng Hoon Teng, the oldest functioning Chinese temple in the whole country. Founded in 1645, this spiritual centre practices the three doctrinal systems, namely Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.

The days when the Portuguese ruled the sceptre over Malacca are visually still present at the Porta de Santiago, the fate to the in 1511-constructed fortress A Formosa with the ruins of the St. Paul’s Church as the spiritual centre for sea merchants and spice traders from Portugal. The church is well-known as one of the more famous settlers – St. Francis Xavier. Ample time to take in the history and get a panoramic view over Malacca at the see before heading out to our local lunch address for a taste of Malacca. We end the day with strolling through Jonker Street, the most famous street in the whole town. One will find plenty of small cafes and restaurants alongside numerous shops selling antiques and souvenirs before heading back to Kuala Lumpur.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide cum driver. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • For private tours only: entrance to the Stadhuys complex is included

EXCLUSIONS

  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis with an English-speaking guide-cum – driver (no separate guide on this tour).
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle. We ask for your kind understanding that these are average times.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.

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