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Yogyakarta: Palace, Water Castle & UNESCO Temple Guided Tour

Yogyakarta: Palace, Water Castle & UNESCO Temple Guided Tour

From US$ 95 per person

Experience the constant hustle-bustle of Yogyakarta city and visit Sultan's Palace, Water Castle & UNESCO Sites such as the ancient Borobudur or Prambanan temple on this full-day guided excursion.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Yogyakarta
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Visit the home of aristocrats & royalty in Yogyakarta Palace
  • Explore the exquisite ancient royal baths at Taman Sari Water Castle
  • Visit the UNESCO heritage listed Borobudur or Prambanan Temple Compounds
Full description
Explore Yogyakarta, widely renowned as Java's educational center, and see some of the city's most prominent landmarks. Visit the Sultan's Palace, which dates back to the 17th century and is home to the current sultan. You will have 1 hour to spend at the palace before you head to Taman Sari Water Castle. Continue on foot to the neighboring Water Castle and its gardens which was built in the mid-18th century as a resting, workshop, and meditation area for the royal family. After exploring the baths and pools of the complex, leave the city behind and travel to the grandeur Borobodur or Prambanan temple. There will be a stop for lunch before heading to the temple (not included). You will have the option to visit Borobudur which is the world's largest Buddhist temple or to explore and admire the beauty of Prambanan temple. Once you've finished your trip, your friendly tour guide will escorts you heading back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Yogyakarta Palace entry ticket

    • Taman Sari entry ticket

    • Borobudur visit

    • Prambanan visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by car

    • Pickup & drop-off by car

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note, Sultan's Palace is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 16 reviews

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I had two trips (Borobudur Tempel, Waterfalls and National Park & Prambaran Temple, Water- and Sultans Palast) with this company and the driver Anang. Everything was well arranged and Anang was very friendly, helpful, speaks a good englisch and adjusted the trip (pick up time etc.) to my requirements. He explained me a lot about Indonesian culture, people and food. I really appreciate and enjoyed the trip. My personnel highlights of the trip were the Waterfalls, Prambaran Temple and the Water Palace. I could not hope for a better experience in Yogya

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January 19, 2023

Best guide ever!

We were lucky to have "Ivan" as our guide. He spoke perfect English, had a lot of background knowledge, was authentic and funny! Furthermore, he was flexible with sights, so we could, for example, also visit the Chicken Church. The day was a complete success. We laughed a lot, saw a lot and were able to learn a lot about the sights and the country. :) With Ivan we had the best guide we have ever had! A small criticism: In the description you visit both temples. Unfortunately that is not the case. You have to choose one of the two.

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July 3, 2018

Relaxed and enjoyable

I enjoyed this tour with Tufan as my driver. Got to the sultan's place early so crowds were not big as yet (it was Sunday),wandered around then went to the Tamansari (water palace),interesting but a pity that you get no idea why it is called Flower garden. Did it look likr the Alhambra's Generalife with all its flowers and gardens? It would have been a delight if so but now is only a shadow. After this, the choice was between the Borobudur and Prabanan temples;chose the latter in view of Sunday crowds and wanting to see the other at sunrise. Do visit this temple! Then back to my hotel in the good hands of Tufan. If the thought of being in Indonesian traffic makes your toes curl, don't worry - you can relax on this trip.

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May 14, 2018

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