See the sights of Malacca, and discover Malaysia’s oldest trade port on an 8-hour sightseeing tour from Kuala Lumpur. See architecture bearing the footprint of the Dutch, Portuguese, and English. Walk through the ruins of St. Paul’s Church, and more.
What to Expect
Spend the day in Malaysia’s oldest trading port on a full-day tour of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur, and discover the last resting place of St. Francis Xavier at St. Paul’s Church.
Malacca (aka “Melaka”) is one of Malaysia’s smallest states. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for with its rich history, having being ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch, and English at various times. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur, transfer to Malacca and discover why it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The former fishing village never fails to impress, offering outstanding structures, some of which are several centuries old. Climb St. Paul's Hill for a panoramic view of the Malacca Straits, the world’s busiest sea passage. Watch the merchant ships go by as they sail the South China Sea and Indian and Pacific Oceans. Enjoy a foot or body massage at Melaka Raya.
The gateway to the entire Malay Peninsula, Malacca thrived during the spice trade. Sites remaining from foreign adventures include the Portuguese Fort de Santiago, and 17th-century Dutch tombstones at St. Paul's Church. Foodies will fall in love with Malacca’s famous Nonya food (a mixture of Chinese and Malay influence) that makes use of the abundant spice. Enjoy a local lunch (on your own), before taking a stroll along the “Antique Row” of Jonker Street, where you can purchase souvenirs.
Enjoy some free time to take an optional river cruise, or explore the city by one of the “Betcha” 3-wheel bicycles. Then, on the way back to Kuala Lumpur, see the typical Malay village of Kampong Kling, and stop at Cheng Hoon Teng to marvel at Malaysia’s oldest Chinese temple.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking driver/guide
- Photo stop in Putrajaya
- Full-day tour of Malacca
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Tips (recommended) and personal expenses
- Any entrance fees
Know Before You Go
• This tour is available for a minimum of 1 person
• Please note that the tour includes a moderate amount of walking. Please wear good walking shoes
• The duration of the transfers are approximate, subject to traffic conditions
• Please note that the tour may be canceled at any time due to unforeseen circumstance, such as bad weather