1. Malaysia
  2. Malacca State
  3. Singapore
  4. St. Paul's Church

From Singapore: 1-Day Historical Guided Tour to Malacca

Product ID: 343026
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Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, Malacca is a city where history and architecture have withstood the test of time. Learn about Malaysia's unique history and explore the city's beauty on this guided tour with included lunch and transfers.
About this activity
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Duration: 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available at the Grand Park Orchard at 7:30 AM, Grand Copthorne Waterfront at 7:45 AM, and Swissôtel The Stamford at 8 AM. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the city of Malacca, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008
  • Find out about the history of the city and its landmarks with an English-speaking guide
  • Visit the Stadthuys, the A Famosa fortress, St. Paul's Church, and more
  • Wander along Jonker Street and admire its historic houses and shops
  • Savor a sumptuous lunch at River Cafe at Del Rio or similar local restaurant
Full description
After pickup at one of the three pickup points between 7:30 AM–8 AM, head across the border into Malaysia and meet your guide after passing through customs. Upon arrival in Malacca, discover the focal point of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dutch Square. Admire the attractive and elegant square surrounded by Dutch-era buildings, such as the Stadthuys, the former town hall believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.

Next, head to Christ Church, the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia built in 1753 from laterite bricks brought from Zeeland in Holland. Admire this eye-catching, cherry-pink church, and enjoy some picture-perfect moments at one of the most photographed and imposing landmarks in the city.

Move on to the A Famosa ("The Famous") fortress, built by the Portuguese in 1511 and one of the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia. See the Porta de Santiago, the only part of the fortress that survives to this day. Then, discover the oldest functioning Roman Catholic church in Malaysia, St. Paul's Church, built in 1710 by descendants of early Portuguese settlers.

Lunch will be a sumptuous meal at River Cafe at Del Rio or a similar local restaurant. After lunch, walk along Jonker Street that starts near Stadthuys. This street is filled with historical houses along its left and right side dating back to the 17th century. Peruse the shops for antiques, textiles, foods, handicrafts, and souvenirs before heading back to Singapore.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at 1 of 3 pickup points in Singapore
  • Transportation
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Admission to attractions where applicable
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Visa, if required
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Tour pickup takes place at 3 locations and staggered times: Grand Park Orchard at 7:30 AM; Grand Copthorne Waterfront at 7:45 AM; and Swissotel The Stamford at 8 AM
• Please advise your choice of pickup location and provide the full names of all participants as shown in their passports at the time of booking
• Please check whether a visa is required for entry into Malaysia and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months
• Please ensure that you have a valid visa for return to Singapore after the tour
• The tour duration depends on traffic conditions and immigration clearance
• The tour may not operate on days preceding, during or following a public holiday
• A minimum number of 2 adults is required for this tour to take place
• Please bring your Singapore Arrival Immigration Card (white card) for the tour
• You will get picked up in Singapore but your guide will only join you after you have passed customs into Malaysia

From US$ 182.19 per person

Organized by

Tour East Singapore

Product ID: 343026