Exploring Penang

Price: $65.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes, and a hat. Please ensure you are appropriately dressed for visits to any to local places of worship, as you could be refused entry. Long sleeves, loose pants, long skirts, and pants are all acceptable in places of worship. Shoes should be taken off when entering a mosque.
Restrictions Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. A ship card and photo identification is required to participate.

Exploring Penang

Explore the relentless beauty and splendor of George Town, Penang's capital and largest city. Named after King George III of England - George Town is known for its well-preserved colonial buildings. On this culturally enriching tour, you'll see the sacred reclining Golden Buddha statue before visiting Fort Cornwallis, where you'll explore the 17th-century British fortification. Afterward, discover the waterfront Clan Jetty homes and the Street of Harmony. This George Town tour is ideal for those looking to experience a wonderful array of cultural venues for a low price.

George Town has been labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique architectural and cultural townscape unparalleled in East Asia. Your guided tour begins with a visit to a Burmese and Thai temple, where you'll want to take photographs of the incredibly decorative and colorful entrances. Inside the Thai temple, witness the grandeur of a gold-plated reclining Buddha measuring over one-hundred feet in length.

Your tour continues to Fort Cornwallis, a British-built fortification from the late 1700s with cannons decorating the grounds. Pass by the clock tower and proceed to the waterfront, where you'll experience another highlight of your George Town tour at the Clan Jetty. At this gorgeous waterfront society, small homes rest on wooden stilts over the water, and the century-old water village provides captivating views of the Penang Bridge, the second-largest bridge in Malaysia.

Your guide then takes you on a slow scenic drive through various popular cultural spots. See Little India, home to the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, and Chinatown, a bustling street full of distinctive stalls and shops.

Then, arrive at one of the most beautiful places in Malaysia, The Street of Harmony. This picturesque street draws together the town's four main religions and provides quick insight into the different communities on the island. You'll see the First Anglican church built in Southeast Asia. Right down the street is the Goddess of Mercy Temple, a Hindu temple, one of Penang's oldest surviving buildings showcasing a decorative tower with thirty-eight impressive statues. You'll also see the Kapitan Keling Mosque, a strikingly elegant building mixing Colonial and Moorish architecture.

Book this George Town tour now for a comprehensive cultural experience at a low price.

Please Note: A ship card and photo identification is required to participate.