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  • Private Half Day Penang Tasty Local Street Food Tour

    1. Private Half Day Penang Tasty Local Street Food Tour

    This 4-hour tour will start from your hotel lobby at your chosen time slot of 9:00AM or 4:30PM. Meet and greet your professional English-speaking driver or guide and start your tour in a clean air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the back lanes of Penang off the beaten track, where you’ll make four or five stops to taste delightful snacks, drinks, and desserts. Along the way, listen to your foodie guide describe the street-food phenomenon in Penang. Infused with a variety of spices, Malaysian food showcases Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavors. Try traditional fritters such as prawn, tofu or yam; bite into Penang lobak, a spiced deep-fried pork roll; slurp signature noodles; and sample delicious seafood among other savory snacks. When it’s time for dessert, sink your teeth into a sweet Indian pancake called an apom — deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Or, try a bite-...

  • George Town: 4-Hour Scenic Night Tour with Dinner & Ferry

    2. George Town: 4-Hour Scenic Night Tour with Dinner & Ferry

    Start off your memorable night in Penang with pickup from your hotel lobby at 6 PM. Your English-speaking guide will then show you authentic Malaysian food and let you fill your stomach with a signature dinner — such as satay, fried rice or sizzling hot plate noodles — right from a hawker's stall. After the delightful dinner, get on the back seat of a traditional three-wheeled taxi and enjoy a short but scenic ride across Penang Bridge. Prepare for the highlight of being taken back to Penang Island by ferry, and catch sight of George Town transforming into a bustling metropolis. The tour ends around 10 PM. You will probably be sleepy, but don't worry, you will be dropped off at your hotel lobby.

  • Penang: Iconic Temples and Penang Hills Half-Day Tour

    3. Penang: Iconic Temples and Penang Hills Half-Day Tour

    Start off your half-day journey with a convenient hotel pickup and meet your private, English-speaking tour guide. Explore a beautiful Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si, with its stunning architecture and sculptures. Take the funicular train ride to the top of Penang Hill and admire stunning landscapes over George Town from 833 meters (2,733 feet) above sea level. The next stop is the must-see, 7-story Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas. Here you'll find bronze statues of Buddha, and a 36.57-meter (120-foot) tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Let the local expert share with you the insights and meaning of each tier. After hopping around the city's major attractions, you will be dropped off right at your hotel lobby.

    really informative tour. got to go up Penang Hill, visit a beautiful temple and try some local tea and coffee!

  • George Town: Half-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

    4. George Town: Half-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

    Discover George Town's heritage sites on a half-day tour with included hotel pickup and drop-off in George Town or Batu Ferringhi. Get the most out of your exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private, English-speaking guide.  Begin your tour with hotel pickup, then head to the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clan house with stunning architecture, with your guide. Continue to be amazed as you visit Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple and the oldest clan temple in town, Cheah Kongsi. Hear all the background stories and insights from your expert guide. Don't miss a visit to the Taoist Chinese temple, Yap Kongsi, and Ciji Temple. Enjoy the last highlight with a visit to Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a house museum dedicated to Penang's Peranakan heritage which once served as the residence and office of a 19th-century Chinese tycoon, Chung Keng Quee. After 4 hours full of history and cultural ...

    Very nice day with an excellent driver with good knowledge about the areas he took us

  • Penang: 3-Hour Heritage Tour with Trishaw Ride

    5. Penang: 3-Hour Heritage Tour with Trishaw Ride

    Begin your tour by meeting your informative, English-speaking guide at your hotel lobby. Then, discover the city of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the next 3 hours. Ride for 1 hour in a traditional trishaw, a 3-wheeled taxi, and enjoy the great sights of the city's streets in comfort. Learn the background stories as you ride past the town's historical attractions such as Fort Cornwallis, Penang Town Hall, Beach Street, Khoo Kongsi, and Acheh Street. Visit Kapitan Keling Mosque and the Goddess of Mercy Temple. After your last stop at Little India, you will be dropped off at your hotel in George Town or Batu Ferringhi.

  • Penang: Private Airport Transfer by Car or Van

    6. Penang: Private Airport Transfer by Car or Van

    Experience complete convenience on your visit to Penang with this private airport transfer service. Save time searching for a local taxi and enjoy a hassle-free transfer from the airport to your accommodation on the island of Penang, or vice versa. Choose between an air-conditioned car for up to 3 people or an air-conditioned van for up to 7 people. For arrival transfers, your personal driver will monitor your flight and pick you up straight after you land in the airport arrivals area. Look out for a sign with your name on it. After meeting your driver, get assistance with your luggage, be escorted to your vehicle, then drive directly to your hotel or condo in Penang. For departure transfers, meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel or condo in Penang. Sit back and relax in complete comfort before leaving the island.

  • Penang: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    7. Penang: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Through this fascinating audio tour you will see the how this once British colonized city evolved to its present day mecca of culture and multiculturalism. While moving forward with time, Penang has also retained some of the old historic charm with its beautiful colonial buildings and elaborate Chinese and Indian temples, each having its own unique hand carved characteristics. You will meander through the narrow streets to visit some of the most historical and intricate temples in the world. For a different view of the city, wander through Little India where you have the opportunity to try delicious Indian cuisine such as roti canai, thosai, briyani rice and tandoori chicken. The food is affordable and tasty, and you can also experience tasting food on a banana leaf with your hands and no utensils if you wish. There is also a unique chance to visit The Clan Jetties, which are a collect...

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What people are saying about Penang

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 45 reviews

really informative tour. got to go up Penang Hill, visit a beautiful temple and try some local tea and coffee!

Very friendly and attentive guide. Details of the visit at our pleasant pace. Accessible trishaw.

Very nice day with an excellent driver with good knowledge about the areas he took us

The museum visit was very good. We enjoyed the guide.