Penang cruises

Penang is an alluring combination of golden beaches and cultural gems. Along the north coast, Penang’s most famous beach is lined with luxury Asian hotels while Malay kampongs sprinkle across a countryside scented with cloves and nutmeg. Admire the giant reclining Buddha and the 1,000 gilded statues of Kek Lok Si Temple. See the elaborate clan house of the Chinese Khoo Kongsi.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Monkey Beach Break

    Escape to Monkey Beach for a fun day in the sun, including a beach BBQ lunch.

    Monkey Beach Break

    Journey by coach to Batu Ferringhi, where you’ll board your boat for the transfer to Teluk Duyung, more commonly known as Monkey Beach, due to its resident long-tail macaque monkeys.

    Upon arrival you’ll have approximately 3½ hours to spend at your leisure. Relax in the sun, take a dip in the calm blue waters, or try your hand at a spot of bottom line fishing.

    During your stay, a delicious BBQ luncheon will be served.


    This excursion will operate by coach and boat. The journey to Monkey Beach takes approximately 1¼ hours each way; 45 minutes by coach and a further 30 minutes by boat. Access to the boats is via a vertical ladder. Upon arrival, passengers are required to wade a short distance to reach the beach. Passengers are reminded to wear their swimwear and take a towel and sunscreen with them. The beach is only accessible via a hike or boat and therefore does not have any modern facilities; changing facilities are not available and the toilets are basic. Sun loungers and umbrellas are not available. One soft drink is included with lunch; additional drinks can be purchased using local currency or US dollars. Jelly Fish are common in this area. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. The sighting of wildlife is not guaranteed. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer water sports; these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises. Before you book this excursion your must refer to the ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in the shore excursions brochure.

    Tour code

    PEN_014

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6½ hours

  • Around the Island

    Circle the island to see some of the most interesting sights, including tranquil Malay villages.

    Around the Island

    From the bustle of Georgetown’s waterfront to the unspoiled countryside of Penang, your drive will take you to visit the Thai Buddhist Temple, which houses the fourth longest Reclining Buddha in the world.

    At the Craft Batik Workshop, the intricate and timeless art of printing the cloth with wax and dyes is presented, and items are available for purchase.

    Enjoy the coastal views as you drive towards the northern tip of the island, passing by the coves and bays of Batu Ferringhi, until you reach the Butterfly Farm. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens featuring waterfalls, ponds and a rock tunnel, this walk-in aviary features over 100 species of live butterflies. It also showcases many other interesting living creatures, including Water Dragons, carp, snakes and giant scorpions.

    Scents of clove and nutmeg abound as you drive through the hills, stopping at a local fruit and spice stall for a first-hand look at the fresh produce.

    See the other side of Penang, the tranquil Malay villages, or Kampungs as they are known locally. Your guide will explain to you why the houses are built on stilts and tell you about the fruit trees and plants grown in the compound of the houses.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves approximately one hour of walking. There are uneven and narrow steps at the Butterfly Farm, which can sometimes get crowded. Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes are recommended. A small snack box will be provided on the coach.

    Tour code

    PEN_004

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5¼ hours

  • Tropical Treats of Penang

    Visit Teluk Bahang to explore the Tropical Fruit Farm, where you’ll see a cookery demo and enjoy a tasting adventure.

    Tropical Treats of Penang

    Situated about 800 feet above sea level, Teluk Bahang’s lush Tropical Fruit Farm is something of an oasis. Its 25-acre estate is home to an orchard which yields an amazing variety of rare and exotic fruits from over 250 species of fruit trees, making a walk through its grounds a fascinating adventure. It’s a journey you’ll make by coach, transferring to a smaller minivan to take you to the highest point.

    During a fruit enzyme tasting session, you’ll hear about the perceived benefits of incorporating these enzymes into your diet, from aiding detoxification to maintain body cholesterol levels and reducing inflammation. Afterwards it’s time to enjoy a delicious fruit buffet and a range of fruit juices – a welcome contribution to your ‘five a day’!

    Afterwards, visit the Tropical Spice Garden, boasting a living collection of over 500 species of local and introduced flora, with particular emphasis on tropical herbs and spices. It also provides a thriving natural environment for many indigenous wild animals, birds and insects. You’ll enjoy time to explore the garden via its three undulating garden trails. There are no less than eleven enchanting garden rooms to discover featuring herbs, spices, bamboos, ferns, gingers, heliconias, orchids and rare palms.

    Re-join your group for a cooking demonstration and tasting of a fragrant Malaysian dish; a great way to learn about this type of cooking before heading back to the port.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately three hours of walking on this tour, as well as some steps to negotiate.

    Tour code

    PEN_020

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5¼ hours

  • Views of Georgetown

    Journey on the funicular railway to Penang Hill, where you’ll experience wonderful views, followed by refreshments.

    Views of Georgetown

    Your tour begins with a scenic drive to the ‘Street of Harmony’ that brings together the town’s four main religions. Mainly the Kapitan Keling Mosque, the first Anglican church in Southeast Asia, the Goddess of Mercy Temple and Sri Maha Mariamman Kovil.

    After a brief photograph stop, your journey continues through the heart of George Town, passing the sixth tallest building in Malaysia; the Komtar Tower, which grandly dominates Penang’s skyline.

    Upon arrival at the base of Penang Hill, you’ll journey to the peak on the Penang Hill Railway Funicular. The summit of Penang Hill offers a refreshing garden quality, with old colonial mansions, reminiscent of an old English Village. Here, you’ll be able to capture a wonderful panoramic view of George Town, whilst enjoying the pleasant scenery.

    After a brief orientation tour from your guide, you’ll have some free time to stroll around independently.

    Complete your tour with light refreshments at the Bellevue Hotel, before re-boarding the funicular for the journey back to the base of the hill.


    This excursion will operate by coach, funicular and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking on this tour, some of which is optional. There are a few steps to negotiate at the tram station and at the summit of Penang Hill. Seating at the Bellevue Hotel will be either inside, or outside in the garden.There is limited space on this tour, therefore booking early is recommended.

    Tour code

    PEN_013

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • The Taj Mahal Overland - Double

    See the sights of Penang and Colombo and experience one of the world’s most breathtaking sights, the fabled Taj Mahal.

    The Taj Mahal Overland - Double

    DAY 1 – PENANG
    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Penang. Visit Georgetown, named after King George III, here you will see traditional colonial buildings and Chinese Shop houses. Little India makes up the inner city of Georgetown, which is a wonderful area to discover. Visit the Thai Buddhist Temple, which houses the fourth largest Reclining Buddha in the world. See the majestic Khoo Kongsi, the most beautiful Chinese Clan house to be built, outside China. Intricate wood and granite work, together with 24 stone carvings have made this one of the areas must see sights. The Baba Nyonya Museum was formally a private home belonging to a Chinese Capitan and head of the Hai San secret society. The house has been immaculately restored for you to enjoy. Your final visit will be to the Penang Museum to learn about its rich history and its humble beginnings. Luncheon will be served at a local restaurant. You’ll transfer to Penang Airport for your flight to Delhi via Kuala Lumpur. A light evening meal will be served during the flight. On arrival in India, check into The Oberoi Hotel, Delhi.

    DAY 2 – THE TAJ MAHAL AT SUNSET
    Enjoy breakfast in Delhi before your drive to the City of Agra. Once capital to the Mughals in the 16th and 17th centuries, it is home to some of their most famous monuments. On arrival, visit the impressive Agra Fort which is situated on the bend of the River Yamuna, its imposing gates and red sandstone walls dominate the centre of the city’s surroundings. Check into The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel, Agra where luncheon will be served, followed by free time. In the late afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal at sunset; Emperor Shah Jehan's enduring monument to love. Experience its splendour graced by the rays of the setting sun. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble is an architectural marvel. Its unique beauty and intricate execution contribute to its place as one of the ‘Seven Modern Wonders of the World’. Return to the hotel for dinner in the evening.

    DAY 3 – THE TAJ MAHAL AT SUNRISE
    Your day begins early as you visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise. Absorb the atmosphere of this serene monument bathed in the early morning light. Return to the hotel for a leisurely breakfast, before your journey to Delhi. Enjoy luncheon at the Taj Mahal Hotel and a panoramic tour of New Delhi en route to the airport. Your evening flight to Colombo will include a light meal and, on arrival, you’ll check into the Taj Samudra Hotel.

    DAY 4 – COLOMBO
    Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Embark on a tour of the city’s highlights. Drive past the commercial district and through the Pettah Bazaar area. The views are more peaceful as you drive past Vihara Mahadevi Park, once named Victoria Park when it was created by the British as a botanical garden for tropical species. Across the street is the imposing neo-classical Town Hall. Delve deeper into this culture at the elegant, white, colonnaded National Museum. View the fascinating and sometimes scary mask collection. Another gallery contains a display of outstanding Hindu and Buddhist bronzes. The museum also houses a collection of the regalia of the King of Kandy. A stop will be made at the Gangarama Temple, said to be the nicest of all Colombo's Buddhist temples. You’ll return to Queen Victoria in time for luncheon on board.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 20th December 2015. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = PEN800, Single = PEN801). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart in Penang on 4th April and return on 7th April in Colombo. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board; hotels listed are subject to change. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air travel, sightseeing and entrances as described, meals as stated and hotel accommodation.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature, other than stated above, such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, medical fees and travel insurance. All guests must purchase an Indian visa prior to embarking Queen Victoria. Sri Lankan visas can be purchased online or on arrival – the former is recommended. Two glasses of house wine, or a bottle of local beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee are included with lunch and dinner in India. Lunch in Penang does not include alcoholic beverages those wishing to order alternative beverages throughout the tour will be charged separately.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 30kg. You are advised to wear modest attire during your time in India.

    Tour code

    PEN_800

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights

  • Historical Georgetown

    View the colonial buildings, Chinese shop-houses and Little India, all of which make Georgetown a largely intact, heritage jewel.

    Historical Georgetown

    Your first stop is the Thai Buddhist Temple, which houses the fourth largest reclining Buddha in the world. From here, cross the road to the ornate Burmese Buddhist Temple.

    Visit the Penang Malay Gallery Museum, for an insight into the history of the Malay settlement of Penang Island. Different galleries showcase the trading activities, religion, customs, jewellery and way of life of Penang Malays.

    Not to be missed is the majestic Khoo Kongsi, one of the most beautiful Chinese Clan houses to be built outside China. The intricate wood and granite carvings, together with 24 stone carved classic examples of filial piety, make this place a ‘must-see’ for visitors to Penang. Walk over the narrow wooden platforms of one of the several Chinese Clan Jetties to appreciate the humble beginnings of the immigrant Chinese.


    This excursion operates by coach and on foot. This tour involves approximately two hours of walking. There are steps at the Khoo Kongsi. The Malay Gallery Museum is housed over two floors, and is not air conditioned. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended. Ground at the Temple may be slippery in places and conservative dress should be worn.

    Tour code

    PEN_019

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Orangutan Sanctuary

    Head across to mainland Malaysia to experience the unique Orangutan Island Sanctuary.

    Orangutan Sanctuary

    Embark on a journey that will take you across to mainland Malaysia via the Penang Bridge, said to be the fifth longest bridge in the world.

    Your destination is Bukit Merah, a water theme park surrounded by a tranquil 7000 acre lake. This great expanse of water is dotted with smaller islands, one of which is the Orangutan Island Sanctuary.

    Upon arrival, enjoy a short boat ride across to the unique island. It not only serves as a breeding sanctuary but also a rehabilitation and conservation facility for this endangered species. On the island, a 328 feet, protected, ‘cage like’ walkthrough allows you to view the Orangutan up close, as they roam free in their natural habitat. This wonderful experience offers an insight into these captivating primates.

    Afterwards, you will take a boat ride back to the Bukit Merah Pier, for the return drive to Penang.

    During your tour, a light snack box will be provided.


    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. It is dependent on tidal conditions and may be cancelled at short notice. There is around 1½ hours of walking on this tour, over varying terrain, including steps. Flat, comfortable closed toe shoes are essential. Guests are advised to take insect repellent and sun protection. The boat ride is not exclusive to Cunard.

    Tour code

    PEN_010

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • A Malaysian Experience

    Discover the true Malaysia and get closer to the sights and scents of Georgetown.

    A Malaysian Experience

    During a visit to one of Penang’s oldest wet markets, you’ll see many different varieties of vegetable, poultry, meat and fish. The fresh produce together with the local spices and herbs sold here will help you to get a real feel of how the locals do their shopping.

    Khoo Kongsi is a magnificent ancestral Chinese Clan House and is one of the most impressive buildings of historical and cultural value in the country. Intricate carvings, statues, paintings and coloured tiles decorate the walls, pillars and roof. Khoo Kongsi is one of Penang’s ‘must-sees.’

    Afterwards, you’ll visit another jewel of Georgetown, the Baba Nyonya Museum, also known as the Chung Keng Kooi Mansion. Formerly a private home, it belonged to a Chinese Kapitan, head of the Hai San secret society. The house has been very well-restored and the antique furniture and woodwork are simply stunning.

    Your tour continues with a short walk over a narrow wooden platform to one of several Chinese Clan Jetties, where the humble beginnings of the Chinese immigrants are apparent.

    Complete your tour with a photograph stop at Fort Cornwallis, the longest standing fort in Malaysia, before returning to the ship.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The wet market is a typical working market, and you may experience meat being prepared for sale. Guests are advised to keep a close eye on their personal belongings at the wet market. There are steps at Chung Keng Kooi Mansion and at the Khoo Kongsi Clan House. Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes are recommended. Local currency (Malaysian Ringgit) is required for purchases.

    Tour code

    PEN_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Penang Grand Tour

    The ‘Pearl of the Orient’ offers unspoilt stretches of golden beaches, paddy fields and is steeped in history and tradition.

    Penang Grand Tour

    Visit the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, a stately Chinese dwelling with 18th and 19th century Chinese architecture. In the year 2000, it won the ‘Most Excellent Project’ for the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.

    Continue onto the colourful Thai Buddhist Temple, which houses the fourth largest Reclining Buddha in the world, measuring 108 feet, before stopping at the ornate Burmese Buddhist Temple.

    An international buffet luncheon will be served, before heading towards the northern tip of the island to the Butterfly Farm. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, this walk-in aviary features over 100 species of live butterflies, as well as Water Dragons and giant scorpions.

    Continue past tropical countryside and paddy fields that make up the beautiful scenery of the island. Pause awhile at the local fruit and spice stall for a first-hand look at the many local fruits and spices grown on this island.

    Round off your tour at the Baba Nyonya Mansion, also known as the Chung Keng Kooi Mansion, previously a private home belonging to a Chinese Capitan, who was the head of the Hai San secret society.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking during this tour including some uneven and narrow steps at the Butterfly Farm. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended. Ground at the Temple may be slippery in places. Conservative dress is required for visiting the Temple.

    Tour code

    PEN_001

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    7½ hours

  • Penang Hill, Temple & Funicular

    Visit the largest Chinese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia, and ride the funicular to Penang Hill.

    Penang Hill, Temple & Funicular

    A scenic drive takes you to Air Itam and the base of Penang Hill, where you will board the funicular for a scenic journey to the peak.

    Penang Hill’s summit offers a refreshing garden quality, with old colonial mansions, reminiscent of an old English Village. Here you will be able to capture a panoramic view of Georgetown whilst enjoying the wonderful scenery.

    Your guide will then lead you to the Bellevue Hotel to admire the flower gardens, before you board the funicular for the return journey to the base of the hill.

    Perched atop the slopes of Crane Hill is Kek Lok Si Temple, otherwise known as the Temple of the ten thousand Buddha’s. This splendid Chinese Buddhist Temple is the largest in Malaysia and boasts a Seven Tier Pagoda that incorporates Chinese, Thai and Burmese architecture. During your visit, take a moment to view the Tortoise Pond of Longevity, where devotees release these long-lived creatures into ‘freedom’.


    This excursion will operate by coach, funicular and on foot. There is approximately 2½ hours of walking on this tour and 200 steps to negotiate at the Kek Lok Si Temple. Guests are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat.

    Tour code

    PEN_012

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Flora, Fauna & Spices

    Travel from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown into the countryside of Penang.

    Flora, Fauna & Spices

    Journey to the outskirts of Georgetown and stop at the delightful Botanical Gardens for a stroll. The Gardens, which are also known as the Waterfall Gardens, were set up by the British in 1884. See many varieties of orchids, cactus, ferns, bamboo plants, flowering trees and shrubs. The Long-tailed Macaque, will also add some excitement to the visit.

    Enjoy the coastal views as you drive towards the northern tip of the island to the Butterfly Farm. This walk-in aviary showcases many interesting creatures such as the Water Dragon and giant scorpions as well as 100 species of butterflies.

    On the shores of Teluk Bahang, hidden in an eight-acre valley, lies the Tropical Spice Garden. As soon as you step inside, the sights, sounds and scents of nature will overwhelm you. The Garden showcases a collection of over 500 species of flora from around the world, with particular emphasis on tropical herbs and spices. Follow one of the trails or visit one of the Garden Rooms.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves moderate walking, including some uneven and narrow steps at the Butterfly Farm. There are also steps and a fairly steep incline to negotiate at the Spice Garden. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    PEN_006

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Golden Sands Resort Getaway

    An opportunity to relax and soak up the sun at the luxurious Golden Sands Resort.

    Golden Sands Resort Getaway

    A scenic drive takes you to Penang’s second most popular destination after Georgetown; Batu Feringghi, where the Golden Sands Resort is located.

    As part of the Shangri-La group, the Golden Sands Resort is one of the most prestigious hotels in the area and a perfect location for a spot of relaxation.

    Sit back and soak up the sun by the hotel pool, take a walk along the beach or take a dip in the sea.

    Enjoy a delicious buffet style luncheon, served on the hotel’s private beach area, at Sigi’s Bar and Grill.

    This is a wonderful way to relax and unwind in the sun.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The journey to the Golden Sands Resort is approximately 45 minutes each way. Guests are reminded to take swimwear and sunscreen with them. A sun lounger and towel will be provided at the pool; sun loungers are not available at the beach. Jelly Fish are common in this area; therefore only swim in the area protected by netting. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer water sports. These are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.

    Tour code

    PEN_011

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Heritage Jewels of Georgetown

    View the colonial buildings, Chinese shop-houses and Little India, all of which make Georgetown a largely intact, heritage jewel.

    Heritage Jewels of Georgetown

    Your first stop is the Thai Buddhist Temple, which houses the fourth largest reclining Buddha in the world. From here, cross the road to the ornate Burmese Buddhist Temple.

    Visit the Penang Museum, housed in the remains of the original Penang Free School. The Museum has a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics.

    Not to be missed is the majestic Khoo Kongsi, one of the most beautiful Chinese Clan houses to be built outside China. The intricate wood and granite carvings, together with 24 stone carved classic examples of filial piety, make this place a ‘must-see’ for visitors to Penang. Walk over the narrow wooden platforms of one of the several Chinese Clan Jetties to appreciate the humble beginnings of the immigrant Chinese.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves approximately two hours of walking. There are steps at the Khoo Kongsi and the Penang Museum. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended. Ground at the Temple may be slippery in places and conservative dress should be worn.

    Tour code

    PEN_009

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Georgetown by Trishaw

    Hop aboard a trishaw for a fun and colourful way to discover Georgetown.

    Georgetown by Trishaw

    It’s time to hit the road and discover the many captivating charms of Penang from the comfort of a trishaw. Let someone else do the pedalling as you take in all of the vibrant sights and sounds of Little India and Chinatown. The unhurried pace of the trishaw, often referred to locally as ‘the King of the Road’ is an experience not to be missed!

    During your tour, enjoy a visit to the Majestic Khoo Kongsi, reputed to be the most beautiful Chinese Clan House to be built outside China. The intricate wood and granite carvings together with 24 stone carved classic examples of filial piety, makes it a must-see.

    Back on board your trishaw you’ll journey to another jewel of Georgetown the Baba Nyonya Museum, also known as Chung Keng Kooi Mansion. This was formally a private home belonging to a Chinese kapitan who was the head of the Hai San secret society, and has been lovingly restored, boasting beautiful antique furniture and woodwork.

    As your trishaw driver brings you back to the port, have your camera ready to capture photographs of the beautiful colonial designed buildings that dot the town.


    This excursion operates by trishaw. There is approximately 1¼ hours of walking required on this tour, as well as some steps to negotiate. The trishaws are for single occupancy only, therefore 1 ticket per person must be booked.

    Tour code

    PEN_016

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    2 hours

  • Georgetown on Foot

    Discover Penang’s history and colourful blend of cultures during a guided walking tour of Georgetown.

    Georgetown on Foot

    Penang is alive with history, culture and a vibrant heritage and this is your opportunity to unlock the secrets of all three.

    During your guided walking tour, you’ll discover the religious harmony practiced by the multi-cultural community along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, formerly known as Pitt Street. Here you’ll discover that there are diverse communities, religions and faiths, all occupying the same space. Pitt Street boasts four major religious buildings; St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and the Kapitan Keling Mosque.

    A visit will be made inside the Goddess of Mercy Temple, one of the most important temples in Penang and the Chung Keng Kooi Mansion, the opulent former home of a wealthy Straits Chinese family, which is now a museum showcasing the culture of the Babas and Nyonyas. Along the way, enjoy photograph stops at the Queen Victoria Clock Tower, Fort Cornwallis, City Hall and Little India.



    This excursion operates on foot. This tour is conducted entirely on foot and involves approximately 3¼ hours of walking, as well as some steps to negotiate.

    Tour code

    PEN_015

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3¼ hours