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From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Trip to Historical Malacca

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Trip to Historical Malacca

Immerse yourself in the magic of Malacca on this day trip. Enjoy airconditioned van pickup and drop-off in selected districts in Kuala Lumpur and sit down to a delicious local lunch on your trip. Take in sights like Red Square and the ornate the 17th-century Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple.  Visit UNESCO-listed Malacca on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. See where Malaysia began on the Straits of Malacca. Gaze upon the ruins of St. Paul’s Church and Red Square, the pink Dutch administrative buildings that now house the Malacca Museum and government offices. Enjoy authentic Peranakan food at lunch. Afterward, see the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, where 3 major doctrines of Chinese belief are worshiped under the same roof. Take a stroll along Malacca’s Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca River. Learn about the Malay sultanate, Malacca’s rise as an important trading port and the Portuguese and Dutch influence from the early 16th century.

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Full Day Tour to Malacca

2. From Kuala Lumpur: Private Full Day Tour to Malacca

A fascinating blend of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences have made Malacca one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Your tour starts at St. Peter's Church and Dutch Square, from where you will head off to A Famosa. This site, a tiny gate is what is left of a once mighty Portuguese fortress, is the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. This site's rich historical background earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in July 2008. Then, enjoy an authentic Malaccan local lunch at the Perenakan Restaurant. Keep your spirits high as you continue on to see other fascinating spots around Malacca, including Portuguese Square: affectionately referred to as Mini Lisbon, this is an attraction not to be missed. Lastly, enjoy shopping at the famous Jonker Walk bazaar, a market selling a variety of interesting handicrafts and souvenirs - you'll be sure to come across a treasure or two!

Private Tour: Historical Malacca Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

3. Private Tour: Historical Malacca Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Following a hotel pick-up at 9:00 AM from you hotel in the Kuala Lumpur City, your first stop will be St. Francis Xavier Church. This church was built by Father Farve, in 1856, in honor of St. Francis Xavier. It was at one time the largest church built by the MEP (Paris Foreign Missionary) in the Malay Peninsula. Afterwards, proceed to Stadthuys, which is the most visited Malacca attraction. It is an old Dutch building, that is a big city hall once used for public gatherings. Representing the Dutch architecture, it is a red building in the center of city that was built in 1650 by the Dutch people on the land. For the same reason, Stadthuys Melaka is also known as the famous Dutch Square. After having lunch continue to Christ Church. Built in 1753 in honor of the centenary of the capture of Malacca, it is one of the most recognized and photographed places in the city. Head over to Mosque Kampung Kling, located within the vicinity of the famous Harmony Street, where houses of worship from various religions harmoniously coexist. Built in 1748, like many Malaccan mosques built around that period, it displays strong Javanese and Oriental influences in its architecture. The mosque was reconstructed and renovated in 1872 and 1908 to replace the original wooden structure with one made of concrete. In 1999, after a restoration exercise by the Department of Museum and Antiquity, it was declared a historical monument. Along the way, snack on various street foods that is influenced by the many cultures that have both passed through Malacca and planted roots here. After some more exploring, hop back in the comfortable vehicle for the ride back to Kuala Lumpur.  At approximately 5:00 PM, you'll arrive back at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur City area where the tour will end.

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What people are saying about Malacca City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 96 reviews

Really enjoyed our well organised, comfortable and informative trip to Melaka. Our guide Lucas had a lovely gentle sense of humour, impressive knowledge and was very friendly and easy to talk to but kept everyone on track too.

Mcpall did a great job explaining Malacca’s history, people, culture, interesting places. The tour around the city was pretty great as well.

The tour guide Lucy's was excellent his knowledge and presentation was at a very good pace

great day, our bus driver and guide were top notch. To recommend without moderation.

Great day out! Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the history of Malaysia!