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Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

1. 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.

From Jakarta Port: Cultural and Historical City tour

2. From Jakarta Port: Cultural and Historical City tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Jakarta's rich tapestry of culture and history with the From Jakarta Port: Cultural and Historical City Tour. This immersive experience invites you to explore the heart of Indonesia's capital, starting from the bustling Jakarta Port. Begin your adventure by delving into the vibrant atmosphere of local markets, where the aromas of exotic spices and the colorful array of goods offer a glimpse into Jakarta's diverse cultural heritage. The tour unfolds as you visit iconic landmarks such as the National Monument (Monas), where history comes to life, showcasing Indonesia's struggle for independence. Marvel at the blend of traditional and modern architecture at Istiqlal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral, symbols of religious harmony. Stroll through the enchanting Old Town (Kota Tua), where colonial-era buildings stand as a testament to Jakarta's historical past. Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle by exploring museums like the National Museum and Wayang Museum, housing treasures that narrate the nation's narrative. Indulge your senses in the rich flavors of Indonesian cuisine during a delightful stop at a local eatery, offering a taste of the city's culinary diversity. From Jakarta Port, this cultural and historical city tour promises an insightful and visually stunning adventure, providing a deeper understanding of Jakarta's multifaceted identity. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply seeking a memorable experience, this tour offers a unique perspective on the vibrant soul of Jakarta.

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4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

It was a very interesting day, learning about the history of Indonesia. I liked that way the Tour started at the beginning of time and worked through the ages. Seeing the puppets was fun, though we missed the show, it was good seeing how they were made. The museums were good, with well laid out displays (a lot of labels were in english) The old port (with working boats) were particularly good to see, plus the drawbridge and the Dutch buildings. Take some water with you as well, the guide did buy water, I found it wasn't quite enough. The guide and driver were excellent - and they were very accomodating. When I booked online, the website said I wasn't able to be picked up from the hotel, that was incorrect and I have fed that back to the company.

Interesting tour to know more about history and geography of Indonesia. Visit of two museums, short glance at the Merdeka Square, walk around the Chinese Market, visit of the pier with a short boat tour (not included in the price, but absolutely affordable), lunch at the nice Batavia Café (not included in the price) with a table already booked for us.

There was lots of traffic due to a presidential rally and our team made sure we made it back to the ship on time. Great guide who was fluent in English. We had an enjoyable time!

Great tour and the tour guide Edward is simply amazing. Highly recommended!

Tour guide was polite and friendly but could have engaged with us more