LUXURY Private day tour: Kuala Lumpur & Malacca from Singapore by licensed guide

Duration: 16 hours
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 16 hours
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Head for an adventure up north to Malaysia and see Malacca and Kuala Lumpur on this fully-guided private day tour from Singapore. Start the day with your licensed guide to see and hear historical stories about Malacca on a scenic cruise down Melaka River, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon, continue on north to admire the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, National Palace, Independence Square and different aspects of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Admission tickets to KL Tower observation deck, Melaka River cruise, round-trip private transportation, meals, Singapore hotel pickup and drop-off are all included for your convenience.

Highlights
✅ All border paperwork + Guaranteed drive-through lane usage at the border (no standing-in-line)
✅ Guided by 100% licensed professional local English-speaking guide
✅ We are the ONLY Viator Badge Of Excellence accredited operator to Malaysia (beware of spoof tours by unlicensed guides unrelated to us)

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Sime Darby Plantation, 77000 Jasin, Malacca, Malaysia

Begin with an early morning pickup at your Singapore hotel. Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to check your documents before escorting you through customs. After clearing customs, relax into the leather seats of your private, air-conditioned vehicle to enjoy the 3-hour chauffeured drive to Malacca - the UNESCO-listed Malaysian state that was once the country’s busiest trading port. En-route, listen to the detailed deforestation commentary by your professional English-speaking guide (licensed with university qualifications) as you pass by the massive palm oil plantations at Malacca Jasin village. Use the onboard WIFI if you wish while enjoying a complimentary packed breakfast box.

Stop At: Malacca River, Melaka Malaysia

Upon arrival in Malacca, hop onboard a scenic river cruise that will sail you into the heart of UNESCO Malacca. Spanning 10km, Malacca river was once dubbed the "Venice of the East" by European seafarers as it was a prominent port of entry for traders from Europe and Asia during the late 16th century.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300 Malaysia

During the river cruise, you will see this historical village which is named after a British land revenue collector during the British Malaya, Frederick Joseph Morten. It houses more than 100 traditional Malay houses, many of them built without the use of any nails.

Pass By: St. Francis Xavier Church, 12 Jalan Banda Kaba, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

During the river cruise, you will see this twin-spired neo-gothic structure that was built in 1849, in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary also known as "Apostle of the East".

Stop At: Red Square (Dutch Square), Melaka Malaysia

Disembarking the river cruise, you will set foot upon Dutch Square. Dutch Square is distinguished by a group of bright, terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings, built between 1650 and 1750, with louvered windows and chunky doors with wrought iron hinges.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Queen Victoria's Fountain, Jalan Gereja Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

In the midst of the Dutch Square is a beautiful fountain - Queen Victoria's Fountain. It is an ornate Victorian marble addition, erected in 1904 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Christ Church, Jalan Kota, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

Facing the fountain is Christ Church, it was built as a place of worship by the Dutch in 1753 about a century after they took over Malacca from the Portuguese. When the British occupied Malacca, it was turned into an Anglican church with a weathercock and bell added to show the direction of the wind.

Stop At: Melaka Clock Tower, Jalan Gereja, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

Also in the midst of Dutch Square is the Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower. Even though the structure looks Dutch, it was actually built by a wealthy Straits Chinese family in 1886 in honour of Tan Beng Swee, a rich Chinese merchant.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Middleburg Bastion, Jalan Merdeka, Melaka Malaysia

While ascending to St. Paul's Hill, from a vantage point, you can see the Middleburg Bastion. After conquering Malacca in 1641, the Dutch constructed the bastion which is strategically located at the mouth of Malacca River to strengthen the existing city defence left behind by the Portuguese.

Pass By: Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

While ascending to St. Paul's Hill, from a vantage point, you can see the famous Flora De La Mar which is translated as Flower Of The Sea in English. Situated near the mouth of the Malacca River, this is the site of a replica of the Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Malacca on its return trip to Portugal in 1512, carrying with it treasures from Malacca.

Stop At: St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), Jalan Kota, Melaka 75000 Malaysia

At the top of St. Paul's Hill sits the armless statue of St. Francis Xavier next to the famous St. Paul’s Church. Plenty of engraved tombstones are laid against the walls of this roofless church, originally built in 1521. From the church, you can take in breathtaking views of the Straits Of Malacca.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: British Graveyard, Batu Linggi, Melaka Malaysia

A short walk down from St. Paul's Church leads to the overgrown remains of the Dutch Graveyard. It was originally used as a Dutch graveyard in the late 17th-century when the VOC (Dutch East India Company) was still in control. The graveyard was also used by British while they were in Malacca.

Stop At: A Famosa Fort, Jalan Parameswara Bandar Hilir, 2 Min Walk from St Paul's Church, Melaka 78000 Malaysia

Walking down from the Dutch graveyard, you will arrive at A Famosa Fort, which is the oldest surviving structure in South East Asia. It was built in 1511 using laterite stones by Alfonso de Albuquerque, the man who led the Portuguese invasion into Malacca. The remains of the fort is now just a gate.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, No. 25, Jalan To_kong, Melaka 75200 Malaysia

5 minutes drive from A Famosa Fort is the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Dedicated to Kuan Yin - the Goddess of Mercy, the temple is known as the ‘Merciful Cloud Temple’. Built in 1673, it is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gombak, Batu Caves 68100 Malaysia

About 90 minutes from Malacca, you will stop for a brief lunch at a popular Malaysian eatery before continuing on to Batu Caves. The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Batu Caves was founded by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader in 1891, as a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. A 42.7-metre high gold-painted statue of Lord Murugan was unveiled in January 2006, having taken 3 years to construct. It is the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Istana Negara, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490 Malaysia

20 minutes drive from Batu Caves is the Istana Negara (National Palace). It is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the monarch of Malaysia. The palace complex has an area of 97.65 hectares, 22 domes, and is split into three main portions: the Formal Component, Royal Component and Administration Component.

Stop At: Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Located near the National Palace is the Independence Square (Dataran Merdeka). This is the historical place where the Union flag was lowered and the national flag was raised for the very first time at the struck of midnight of 31st August 1957.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Jalan Raja Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur 50050 Malaysia

From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of the Sultan Abdul Samad building, which is among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. The distinguished landmark originally served as the offices for the colonial British administration and the superior courts of Malaysia.

Pass By: Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of Dayabumi Complex. Built in 1984, it was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur to incorporate principles of Islamic design into its architecture.

Pass By: Royal Selangor Club, 1 Jalan Raja City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 52100 Malaysia

From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of the Royal Selangor Club. The club was founded in 1884 and originally served as a meeting place for high ranked and educated members of the British colonial society. Selangor is the name of the state in which the capital - Kuala Lumpur is located.

Pass By: Blok F, Ibu Pejabat JKR Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of the famous Jabatan Kerja Raya (Public Works Department) building. The façade was made from 6,248 distinctive low-emission triangular glass pieces of semi-unitised triple glazing system, which were installed at customised angles to form a dynamic skin that reduces the intensity of sunlight throughout the day. This substantially reduces heat gain on the glass surface and internal air-conditioning load.

Stop At: Petronas Twin Towers, Concourse Level, Lower Ground Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088 Malaysia

Located near the Independence Square is the KL Tower (421m tower primarily for telecommunications) and the Petronas Twin Towers (452m tower primarily for offices). The Petronas Twin Towers are currently the world’s tallest twin structures. The 88-storey buildings are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors by a 58m double-deck Sky Bridge.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: SMART Tunnel, E38, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Leaving Petronas Twin Towers, many drivers prefer to get back into the expressway using the SMART Tunnel. SMART is an acronym for Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel, a project initiated to alleviate the flooding problem and traffic congestion at the city centre. In 2011, the tunnel received the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award.

Pass By: National Mosque (Masjid Negara), Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia

40 minutes from the Petronas Twin Towers is the Teras Jernang Mosque. This Islamic mosque was completed in 2014 in a bold and modern approach, with a total capacity of 2685 people. Its key feature is its massive golden dome, alongside a traditional-style minaret.

You will then stop for a brief dinner at a popular Malaysian eatery before heading back to Singapore with a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions
  • All border paperwork + Guaranteed drive-through lane usage at the border (no standing-in-line)
  • 100% licensed professional local English-speaking guide
  • Free Singapore hotel pickup and drop-off (any address)
  • Full day private transportation by economy, standard or deluxe vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to KL Tower observation deck (opposite Petronas Twin Towers)
  • Entrance tickets to Malacca River cruise inside UNESCO Malacca
  • Admission to Batu Caves and A Famosa Fort grounds
  • Admission to St Paul's church and Cheng Hoon Teng temple
  • Admission to National Palace (public areas) and Independence Square
  • Admission to KLCC Park (ground views of Petronas Twin Towers)
  • Free WIFI access onboard vehicle in Malaysia
  • Sustainable travel guarantee: 1 tree will be planted in Borneo Orangutan forests after every tour
  • Packed breakfast box (juice, bottled water, biscuits and pastry)
  • Lunch and dinner at indoor local food court (hawker culture with live kitchens)
  • Deluxe package only: Lunch and dinner upgrade to table-service cafe
  • Deluxe package only: Vehicle upgrade to deluxe executive minivan
  • Deluxe package only: Expert digital ground photographs of guests at Petronas Twin Towers
  • Deluxe package only: Hygiene amenity kit (wet wipes, napkins, face masks, disposable gloves)
  • Deluxe package only: New sarong to enter places of worship (if required)
  • Entry/Admission - Malacca River
  • Entry/Admission - Batu Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Petronas Twin Towers

Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A current valid passport (with at least 6 months validity) and fully-vaccinated certificate are required on the day of travel to visit Malaysia
  • Date of birth and weight for all guests are required at time of booking to join the included river cruise
  • Due to Covid-19, Petronas Twin Towers observation deck is currently closed for unescorted public visits (guests will be able to take ground photos from the exterior of Petronas Twin Towers, and then visit KL Tower observation deck with similar city views)
  • Some guests may exceptionally be able to enter Petronas Twin Towers (instead of KL Tower) provided they request for a Petronas security escort in advance, however do note that such arrangements have very limited availability and cost US$30/person, the payment link to request for a Petronas security escort can be found on the tour confirmation voucher/mobile ticket
  • For Hard Rock/Starbucks collectible fans: Complimentary 15-min detour to Rock Shop/Starbucks in Kuala Lumpur (upon request)
  • Halal food options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • In-vehicle infant/booster seats are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise at time of booking if you need to end the tour in Kuala Lumpur
  • Guests from Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Israel, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Serbia, Sri Lanka: Please seek prior travel authorization from your nearest Malaysian embassy
  • Sustainable travel guarantee: 1 tree will be planted in damaged Borneo rainforests after every tour to offset the tour carbon footprint and to preserve the natural habitat of the endangered Orangutan species
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
With free Singapore hotel pickup and drop-off (any address), maximum 2 medium-sized luggages can fit into the vehicle trunk

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

16 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Natalia_A

19 May, 2022

It was amazing tour! And it is because of incredible knowledge , professionalism, kindness of my tour guide Edison. It even seems to me that it wasn’t enough time to discuss everything as all information provided by him was so interesting! Edison’s knowledge on local food was excellent. I really enjoyed all meals and had great taste of Malaysian food. I want to say huge thank you to Edison for making this tour unforgettable. Would definitely recommend it to other travellers. Thank you very much for great organisation of the trip!

Bina_P

14 May, 2022

Lovely experience! Edison was a great organizer and he made our trip a memorable day! Enjoyed the whole itinerary!

Ashok_K

24 Feb, 2020

Excellent day trip. Very professional tour guide and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Worth every cent. We highly recommend the tour.

Tami_P

15 Feb, 2020

Good trip. Long day. Edison very efficient with timing and stops. He is very knowledgeable. Traffic in Kuala Lumpur slowed our exiting and getting back on time.

Jorge U

08 Jan, 2020

The experience was incredible, but above all our guide, an attentive, pleasant and extraordinary person.

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