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Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour

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Malaysia, Malaysia
Private Half-Day Penang Highlights City Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Penang, culinary wonderland and Malaysian cultural gem, has a wealth of hidden charms. Orient yourself and see the best of the city on a private 3.5-hour sightseeing tour, which covers Penang highlights such as Little India, Penang State Museum, and Kuan Ying Teng temple. Explore the colorful colonial mansions of Georgetown, a UNESCO-listed enclave, purchase street food staples such as ‘chendol’ (iced dessert) and char sui pork, and receive undivided attention from a private guide.
  • Private 3.5-hour sightseeing tour of Penang highlights
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Georgetown, Penang's colonial center
  • Visit top attractions such as Penang State Museum and Kuan YIng Teng temple
  • Feast on street food specialities at your own expense in Little India
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Round trip transportation by private Car/ Minivan
Experienced English speaking guide
All taxes and service charges
Pickup and drop-off within George town hotel/ Cruise ship port.
Personal expenses
Food and drinks
Any other Expenses not mentioned

Departure Point

Your hotel in George Town

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depending on the start time selected at checkout, your tour begins at either 9am or 2pm with pickup from your Georgetown hotel. From here, you’ll head straight to Penang State Museum (or another selected location when museum is closed) for a private tour of exhibits that speak eloquently of Penang’s past and present.

Then, proceed to Kuan Ying Teng (Goddess of Mercy) temple, characterized by its elaborated carvings, before crossing into Little India, a cosmopolitan enclave home to some of the city’s best street food. With the help of your private guide, you’ll assemble a smorgasbord of Penang staples (own expense), which include char koay teow (seafood noodles), laksa, rojak (bean curd fritters), and nasi kandar (curried meat and rice).       

Your tour culminates with a visit to Penang Road, the city’s principal street, where neon-fronted shops and tall towers are nestled against temples and traditional restaurants. Bid you guide farewell at hotel drop-off.
Pass By:  
MAM Holidays Malaysia
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel centrally George Town in the morning or afternoon. 
Stop At:  
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
Head to the Penang State Museum for a private tour of the small museum and art gallery, which provides an overview of Penang Island and its cultural heritage.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)
Visit Kek Lok Si temple or one attraction as per your choose. Continue on to see the Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng) .
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Little India - Penang
Walk on to Little India, a colorful enclave in the old area of the city. Your guide will help you hunt for the best dishes among a smorgasbord of excellent food choices (own expense). The most popular beverage to accompany your Indian meal is a glass of teh tarik (hot milk tea). Soak up the local atmosphere of Little India while strolling along the alleyways.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Penang Road Rattan Shop
Pay a visit to Penang Road, the most important street in Penang during British colonial rule. Meander among the traditional Chinese shops with intricate decor, and perhaps top it off with a cool chendol (iced dessert) before hotel drop-off.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY MAM Holidays Malaysia

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Driver tailored the experience to meet...
Scott A
, Sep 2017
Driver tailored the experience to meet our interests
Was definitely well worth it...
Tor Y
, Sep 2017
Was definitely well worth it. There's so much history and depth to Penang, I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was a local born and bread who was clearly passionate about Penang. We learnt the history of Penang, about each of it's cultural groups and religions and also got to try the vast array of foodie joints. Definitely recommend doing this tour. Especially since we got to customise it to our pace and interests.

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