The former Portuguese colony of Malacca, also spelt Melaka, is home to a long and fascinating history. Discover the legacy of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on this full-day trip from Kuala Lumpur.
Malacca Day Trip
After being picked up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur first thing in the morning, you'll be driven to Malacca, one of Malaysia's most historic cities.
Following an approximately two hour journey, you'll arrive in the heart of Malacca, where you'll head on a guided tour of the ancient town. As you explore the former colonial city, discover the legacy of its European colonists as you visit sites such as the Porta de Santiago, a stone gatehouse which is the only remaining part of the ruined 16th-century Portuguese fortress known as A Famosa.
Not far from these architectural remains, you'll reach the ruins of St Paul's Church, once home to the body of St Francis Xavier, a 16th century Spanish Roman Catholic missionary who worked in Malacca, and whose statue still stands outside the crumbling building to this day. Learn all about the saint's journeys across the world thanks to your expert guide.
Continue next to a neighbourhood of Malacca famed for its red buildings built by the Dutch colonialists who succeeded the Portuguese. Amongst the different crimson-coloured architectural delights, the Christ Church particularly stands out. Located in one of the city's prettiest squares, the 18th century Protestant church is still active to this day. The perfect place to discover more about Malacca's passionate history!
Having explored the best of this legendary city, take a well-deserved break at a local restaurant, where you'll enjoy a traditional Malaysian lunch. With recharged batteries, you'll then make your way to Jonker Street, the heart of the city's shopping district. From here, you'll set off back to Kuala Lumpur.
Hotel Pick Up
This tour includes collection from hotels in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. If your hotel is not in the centre, you can choose between making your own way to a meeting point in the city centre, or being picked up from your hotel for an additional cost of 80 RM (19 USD) per car.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children between 3 and 11 years oldUS$ 37.50
Children under 3 years oldFree
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
Transport by air conditioned bus or minibus.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of local history.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Kuala Lumpur local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).