Go back in time and uncover the rich colonial histories of Singapore and Malaysia. Experience picturesque colonial towns, rich tea plantations and modern cities with this exciting nine-day tour. Start your amazing journey in Singapore and enjoy some of the best cuisine Southeast Asia has to offer. Next, take a scenic drive to Malacca, a rustic colonial town full of ancient fortresses. Continue to the bustling Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur and take a stroll through historic colonial sites. After, head to the Cameron Highlands and hike through stunning tea plantations. Finish the spectacular tour in Penang and take a trishaw ride to see sacred temples, century-old houses and more.
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Start your exciting journey by arriving in beautiful Singapore. Here, you’ll check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend staying at the lavish Raffles Hotel. In the afternoon, consider exploring the bustling city and trying delicious local cuisine. Travel to Little India for fantastic curry, Chinatown for Asian delicacies and the East Coast for fresh seafood.
Spend the day discovering the modern city of Singapore with a private guided tour. Travel to Sentosa and marvel at alluring beaches. Continue to Orchard Road for the best shopping in the country. Also, be sure to take a stroll through the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay for exotic flora and fauna.
In the morning, depart Singapore and head to Malacca, a quaint colonial town. In the afternoon, tour a historic fortress on St. Paul’s Hill and continue to Porta de Santiago to see the remains of an ancient Portuguese stronghold. Next, visit the heart of Old Malacca and explore Jonker Street. Here, you’ll wander through antique shops and dine at local restaurants. In the evening, we recommend staying at the accommodating Majestic Hotel.
Depart Malacca and drive to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Here, you’ll take a private guided tour of the bustling city and visit historic colonial sites. Next, check into your hotel and indulge in delicious pastries at afternoon tea. We recommend staying at the elegant Carcosa Seri Negara.
Leave Kuala Lumpur in the morning and travel to the Cameron Highlands, an area blanketed with endless tea plantations. Here, you’ll trek through scenic landscapes and admire lush green hills. In the afternoon, arrive at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. We recommend staying at the beautiful Cameron Highlands Resort.
After breakfast, take a stroll through the Cameron Highlands and make your way to the stunning Boh Tea Plantation. Here, you’ll take a tour of the scenic plantation and stop for a delicious picnic lunch. Next, visit a strawberry farm and pluck sweet strawberries right from the vine. After, head to a rose farm and walk through aisles of beautiful flowers.
In the morning, depart the Cameron Highlands and head to Penang. Along the way, you’ll stop at the Bat’s Cave Temple, a famous sanctuary home to sleeping bats. Next, take a stroll through the regal Ubudiah Mosque. In the early evening, you’ll arrive in Penang and rest at your hotel. We recommend staying at the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Hotel or the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.
Spend the day uncovering Penang, a region famous for its old world charm. In the morning, take a private guided tour of Georgetown, a historic town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you’ll explore colonial houses, Little India and century-old churches. You’ll also have the opportunity to ride a trishaw through ancient streets and participate in traditional craft workshops.
On your final day, depart from Penang and return to Singapore. You have the option to fly or ride the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express train. In Singapore, we bid you farewell and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel plans. Head to the airport and check in for your flight home or to your next exciting travel destination.
Originally built in 1904 as the official residence of the highest British representative to the Malay States, Carcosa Seri Negara is a hallmark of Malaysia’s colonial past. Restored as a boutique hotel, Carcosa Seri Negara has 13 elegant Victorian-styled suites set on a hill overlooking the infamous Lake Gardens. Each of the 13 suites is named after Malaysian states and has sizeable, tastefully appointed bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms and cozy sitting areas or verandas. Each is distinctive in style and offers a unique culturally inviting experience. In-suite amenities include mini-bar, television, surround sound systems, DVD and Internet access. There is a fitness center with a jogging track, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. The business center offers photocopying services and wi-fi, which is also available in all public areas. Dining options include French cuisine in The Dining Room, which offers sweeping views of the gardens in the resort’s elegant dining room, fine Malay fare at The Gulai House, located on the veranda, and a bar and drawing room for tea and cocktails. The resort is approximately a one-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).