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.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
• Layers of History: Go back in time and walk through half-century-old Porguese fortresses in the UNESCO-designated colonial town of Malacca.
• Cameron Highlands: Visit the cool Cameron Highlands, a popular summer destination for the British during the colonial period, and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch amongst the tea plantations.
• Georgetown: Historic Georgetown is known for its colonial architecture, colorful Little India and 100-year-old churches, as well as for its traditional handicrafts.
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. Learn about the Peranakan Culture, born from a mix of the three cultures.
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 UNESCO-designated 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 Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
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.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur was originally built in 1932 and was one of the great hotels of Kuala Lumpur in its time. Its colonial architecture and style has been carefully maintained, offering guests staying in the original Majestic Wing a slice of the glamour and heritage of its heyday. The newly built Tower Wing offers 253 additional guest rooms and suites in more contemporary design and furnishing. Reminiscent of the 1930’s, the Smoke House features facilities including a lounge and bar, private dining room with Chef on call, the Cigar Room, and a Truefitt & Hill salon for gentlemen. Other onsite facilities include the elegant Drawing Room for Afternoon Tea, swimming pool, fitness center, and screening room featuring classic black and white movies, spa.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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