Malaysia

Malacca from the River

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Journey through more than 600 years of history
  • Visit St. Peter's Church, the oldest active Christian Church in Malaysia today
  • Explore the fascinating Porta de Santiago
  • Take a boat trip down the Malacca River
  • See the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

tour details

Malacca was conferred the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. During your full-day tour of Malacca, you’ll go on an adventure through more than 600 years of history, exploring the city formerly ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British. You’ll visit St. Peter’s Church, the oldest Christian church still in use in Malaysia today. From here you’ll proceed to the famous “Porta de Santiago” before continuing to the Stadhuys. Next you’ll enjoy a gentle 40-minute boat ride on the Malacca River, passing old buildings and fishing villages along the way. After your cruise, you’ll continue on a walking tour to Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese Temple before having lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll conclude your tour with a leisurely stroll along Malacca’s antique row known as Jonker Street.

tour description

Malacca has just been conferred the status of Unesco World Heritage Site on 7th July 2008. A full day tour of Malacca is an adventure through more than 600 years of history. The city was formerly ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and lastly the British.
Visit the St. Peter's Church (built in 1710) - the oldest Christian church still in use in Malaysia today. Drive pass the largest 17th century Chinese cemetery outside of China, located at Bukit China. Proceed to view the famous gateway "Porta de Santiago", also known as "A-Famosa". Once a fortress, it was built by the Portuguese in 1511. Visit the ruins of St. Paul's Church where St. Francis Xavier was once buried and much more. Next visit the Stadhuys - 1641 to 1660 - also known as the "Red Square" due to the salmon pink color of the building. It was once a Dutch Administration center which today houses the Malacca Museum and some government offices.
Enjoy a 40 minutes boat ride on the Malacca River to have a good journey through time, passing by and seeing old buildings along the river and fishing villages. After the cruise continue on a walking tour to Cheng Hoon Teng ancient Chinese Temple before lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, take a leisurely stroll along Malacca's antique row know as Jonker Street. See all sorts of antiques on display at reasonable price, art galleries, souvenir shops, dried food shop and etc.

includes

  • Transfer included : Yes
  • Meals included : Lunch at Local Restaurant
Tour code: KULDMMAC

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