Jakarta History Museum

Jakarta History Museum

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Jakarta Half Day Private City Tour

1. Jakarta Half Day Private City Tour

This is half day tour of Jakarta with duration only 4 to 5 hours. Start the tour by visiting Merdeka Square Jakarta, stop at National Monument, the landmark of Indonesia for picture only and having little walk. Afterwards will continue sightseeing of President palace, Istiqlal Mosque, Katedral church , Jakarta city hall, and government buildings at the square. Traveler might visit and have tour of Istiqlal Mosque if they want to. Istiqlal is the grand mosque of Indonesia and the biggest in south east Asia, represent Indonesia as the biggest Muslim population country in the world. Next you will continue to visit The Jakarta China Town. you will visit oldest Chinese temple in Jakarta and walking tour at traditional market where you can see and enjoy the view of the sellers and the people with their local products. Afterwards you will continue to visit the old city, Enjoy the Fatahillah square at the old city. This square was historical place built by Dutch and reminder of the colonial time. There is also puppet museum and Jakarta History museum at this square. The last stop is sunda kelapa harbour. This harbour was historical site and still using for domestic cargo. SUnda Kelapa used to be the main gate of Jakarta. in this harbour you will also watching the local activities from local people.

Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

2. Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

Drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Learn about the history of the city with visits to the National Museum, Kota Intan, and Jakarta’s Chinatown as you travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Jakarta. Visit the National Museum and see its collection of artifacts from Jakarta’s different ethnic groups. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Explore Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Stop at the Petak Sembilan Chinese Temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Make your way to the Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. Continue to the Wayang Museum and see its collection of Javanese puppets. Afterwards, drive over the Kota Intan Drawbridge, the last drawbridge in Jakarta. Visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. After visiting the harbor you will be brought back to your hotel.

Jakarta: Private City Tour with Lunch and Hotel Pick-up

3. Jakarta: Private City Tour with Lunch and Hotel Pick-up

This tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of historical buildings, seeing local life, a variety of cultures and the unique heritage of Indonesia. Passing through the independent square area as the center of the Indonesian state government, the Presidential palace & Arjuna Wijaya statue. Visit the National Monument, a Landmark of Jakarta 132 Meters tall, symbolizing the nation’s independence. The monument's basement houses an exhibit of 48 dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia. Enter the independence room to see the proclamation gate, Garuda as the National emblem, and the gold-plated Indonesian map. Visit Jakarta Cathedral, built in Gothic style. It has a high tower with high windows decorated with glass paintings. Inside the church are three altars that together form a semi-circle. Visit Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. A magnificent mosque building with a modern design and a beautiful dome. Visit The Confucian Dharma Bhakti Temple, the oldest Confucianism temple in Jakarta. We will pass & explore the traditional wet market and see the local community do their business and activity. You can try some authentic Indonesian snacks and Tropical fruits. Explore Dutch Town, and this area was the center of the Dutch colonial government. There is a canal with a building background of magnificent Dutch colonial buildings. Visit the Puppet Studio and meet with puppet masters, learn about puppet making from Indonesia, how to play, and see wayang collections from various regions in Indonesia. Visit the oldest port in Jakarta, the port that witnessed the heyday of the Dutch when it controlled the entire spice trade in Indonesia. The port is still operating for Domestic Shipping with Traditional Phinisi wooden Boats that are neatly arranged and anchored in the Port. You can also see seawater conditions higher than land in Jakarta.

Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

4. Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

Start your Jakarta shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your professional guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your shore excursion. Begin your shore excursion with a drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Visit Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. After that, explore Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodok and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Continue to the National Museum. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Afterward, visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. If time allows, we will explore Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and Jakarta Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral. After your shore excursion is finished, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal before your ship departs, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Java Bali Private Tour Package with Driver as Guide

5. Java Bali Private Tour Package with Driver as Guide

Rent a car with driver, for your holiday on Java and Bali. With your own driver you can arrange your own holiday according to your own wishes. You travel in your own pace, decide where and how long you want to stay and what you like to see. One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of Java and Bali is by land, and you will see the cultural life of the people firsthand. You will gain various interesting experiences that you won't find in guide books and the internet. Get the meaning of social life, socialize, be grateful for what God has given you, and as a bonus you will witness various natural and cultural beauties that you will never see in your lifetime. Maybe even one day you will come back here to reminisce about exploring the beauty of Indonesia's nature and culture. We provide several packages and you can choose according to your needs and itinerary. This package includes pick-up in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, Malang, Ketapang Port, Bali, etc. Overtime will be charged a 130-180 euros per day per group.

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4.5
(20 reviews)

A lovely tour of old town, chinatown and the old harbour. Museums are very interesting. Wayang puppet museum was impressive, even if or because it was a one man show. Magical. There was an extra option for going around (20 minutes) in a little wooden motor boat out in the old harbour and with lookout to Java Sea. If you have the chance, go for it! We even saw iguanas/ big lizards.

It was a great day. We were picked up at the hotel. Bryan is a very good guide who told us a lot but was also able to answer all of our questions about the country and its people. Andi is a very good and safe driver. I can only recommend them both

Everything worked great. The pick-up and return to the ship were perfect. We saw everything that was possible in the time period. Great guides who explained so much and were incredibly friendly. I can only recommend the trip.

Our half day tour was amazing! Rezky is a great guide - we saw way more than we expected and more in depth. He is very personable and the driver very professional. We highly recommend taking this tour!

The tour was exactly what we wanted to see from Jakarta. The guide Rizky was very friendly and told us a lot about the city and its history. In short: Great!