Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour - Penang Hill

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from your Penang hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Take a scenic drive by private car through historical Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this private half-day tour youll visit the most prominent buildings of the colonial era such as Fort Cornwallis. Enjoy a trishaw ride past Georgetowns charming architecture, the modern skyscrapers of bustling Chinatown and colorful Little India each a showcase of Penang's rich culture and heritage. Round-trip hotel transport is included.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Your private guide will pick you up at your Penang hotel and take you to the capital city, Georgetown. Enjoy a drive through the historical downtown, whose colonial buildings were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Youll visit several prominent sites on your private half-day tour with commentary from your professional guide.

Stop at Fort Cornwallis, which once belonged to the English East India Company, and learn about the first landing of Captain Francis Light in 1786. Take a 10-minute walk with your guide along the forts perimeter, protected by 10-foot (3-meter) high walls. Exploring the forts interior, youll see original, century-old structures like the chapel, prison cells, munitions storage, bronze canons and flagstaff.

Next, you will enter into the Clan Jetties, an intricate network of rows and rows of houses built on stilts out on the sea in the 19th century by the Chinese immigrants.

Afterward, enjoy an authentic trishaw ride through the heart of Georgetown. Youll be fascinated by its charming colonial architecture as well as the modern skyscrapers of bustling Chinatown and all the color of Little India.

During your ride, stop at one of the most magnificent clan houses, Khoo Kongsi part of a closely-knit network of Chinese clan associations established in Malaysia since the mid-19th century. The traditional building, nestled amid a crowd of terrace houses and shops, features intricate carvings and woodwork bearing the mark of master craftsmen from China.

Your private tour ends with return transport to your Penang hotel.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Trishaw ride ticket

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A small amount of walking is involved

Please note that on every Friday, a visit to the State Museum will be replaced with Chinese clan settlements located at the Chew Jetty