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Yogyakarta: Palace, Water Castle & UNESCO Temple Guided Tour

1. Yogyakarta: Palace, Water Castle & UNESCO Temple Guided Tour

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.

Best of Yogyakarta: Private Customisable Guided Tour

2. Best of Yogyakarta: Private Customisable Guided Tour

Discover Yogyakarta alongside a local and see the best of the city on a private customizable full-day tour. Get insider tips from your knowledgeable tour guide on visiting the most important attractions of the city. Benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests. Take in some cultural museums and art galleries. Explore historic landmarks such as the Sultan's Palace, Water Castle, and The Great UNESCO sites of Borobudur and Prambanan Temple. Browse the oldest vibrant market of Beringharjo in one of Yogyakarta’s fascinating neighborhoods. If hunger strikes, let your tour guide provide top tips on a local eatery for an authentic taste of Yogyakarta’s cuisine. If you love having the opportunity to choose from a wide range of times to start, sites to visit, and create a personalized one, two, or three-day tour with the help of your tour guide at your own pace, then this is the best way to discover Yogyakarta and the surrounding areas.

From Bali: Private Yogyakarta Day-Trip with Flight Option

3. From Bali: Private Yogyakarta Day-Trip with Flight Option

Get picked up from your hotel, head to the airport and hop on a plane for a full-day adventure in Yogyakarta on Java Island. Once landed, you will meet your professional guide and head to Indonesia's largest and most beautiful Hindu temple, Prambanan. Learn about the history and folklore of the ninth-century temple before going to the Sultan Palace Kraton. Built in 1790, the Sultan Palace Keraton remains a center of the walled city with shops, markets, schools, mosques and the city’s batik dyeing and silver industries. Your next destination is the world's largest Buddhist Temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur Temple. An example of Indonesia’s classic art and architecture, the temple consists of three monuments, which together represent the phases in the attainment of nirvana. Upon arrival back in Bali, you will be picked up and brought back to your hotel. This is a perfect tour if you have only one day for exploring the Yogyakarta area and want to see its most famous sites.

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What people are saying about Yogyakarta Palace

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 36 reviews

For Yuni. Although alot of both these temples had limited access Yuni covered alot of the history behind it. Both temples were not very busy and plus it was raining hard. Overall a great day, however wish access to these historical sites would open up more if the entrance fees stay the same. As a call out the drive between temples is far (Over 1.5 hrs). We made some great conversations with Yuni and he gave us some recommendations as well as some background of Java and Yogikarta. Very much appreciated.

We had a great time Our guide Anang Nasir wijaya was fabulous Picked us up from the airport at 7 am took us to the temples and dropped us off at our Airbnb The next day was a 3.30 am pick to get to the sunrise hike followed by the jam long caves That trip was easily the best trip we had ever had! Highly recommend Anang for his courteousness , energy and charming personality

The tour experience was very good. The guide who gave us the tour, Bagus, was very friendly at all times and took us to all the points we wanted to visit. In addition, at each of the points, he got us a local guide to explain more in depth about each specific place. Thank you Bagus for teaching us and sharing your culture with us!

With Praja we had an incredibly great guide who told us a lot about real life, the landscape and the habits of the people. We were free to choose what we wanted to see and it was a perfect, authentic and beautiful tour.

Had a brilliant time visiting many places around. Yogyakarta.