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Colonial Singapore & Malaysia with Beach Stay

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $3,695 per person
Singapore

Countries Visited

Malaysia

Locations Visited

Georgetown, Ipoh, Tanah Rata, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Singapore
  1. Day 1 Arrive Singapore (3 Nights)

    On arrival in Share Singapore transfer to your hotel and later meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Parkroyal on Beach Road
  2. Day 2 Singapore

    Begin your city tour on the spot where colonial Singapore began – the Raffles Landing Site. Stroll along the Singapore River through the Colonial District, then dive into culture and explore the contrasts of Singapore, from Chinatown to Little India. Visit the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens before an afternoon at leisure. This evening, a Local Specialist demonstrates the delicate craft of Chinese Calligraphy before dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. Stroll through the narrow lanes of the Night Market and take a trishaw ride before returning to your hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3 Singapore (Continued)

    Dive into culture and spend the morning sampling the city's culinary delights that reflect its multi-cultural influences. Rub shoulders with the locals at Geylang Serai market and indulge in all-time Singaporean favorites like Roti Prata and Thosai taken with a frothy glass of Teh Tarik. Continue to the Joo Chiat and Katong enclave and with a bit of luck, you may come across the popiah masters who stand over hot griddles twirling dollops of dough in mid-air.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Singapore - Malacca (2 Nights)

    Your journey to Malaysia begins with a visit to Kampung Cantik village, where you'll connect with locals', joining a family for a Be My Guest lunch, followed by a walk around the village with a Local Specialist. Immerse yourself in the local culture and participate in some of the villagers' favorite pastimes, then continue to your hotel in Malacca.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Casa del Rio
  5. Day 5 Malacca

    Join your Local Specialist for an informative walking tour past Dutch Square with its Stadhuys and clock tower. After an afternoon cruise along the Malacca River, you'll enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Malacca - Kuala Lumpur (2 Nights)

    Your visit to Kuala Lumpur begins with visits to Independent Square, the grand 19th century Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Sky Bridge which straddles the imposing 88-story-high Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Melia Kuala Lumpur
  7. Day 7 Kuala Lumpur

    Delve into the history and traditions of the Orang Asli, an ethnic group widely regarded as being Malaysia's original inhabitants. Visit their village and the Orang Asli Museum, before joining a Local Specialist for a walk to observe the local traditions first-hand. Return to Kuala Lumpur and visit Chow Kit Market, then stop at Kampung Baru enclave, where the ethnic Malay lifestyle has been preserved. Sample traditional Malay sweets and cakes at the local food stalls then enjoy a free afternoon.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Cameron Highlands

    Leave the city behind, stopping briefly at the Selangor Pewter factory before continuing to Batu Caves, one of Malaysia's most iconic sights. Enjoy a photo stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfall before travelling to Tanah Rata for a special highlight – afternoon tea and scones with cream and locally produced jam, followed by a visit to a strawberry farm.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Strawberry Park Resort
  9. Day 9 Cameron Highlands - Ipoh

    Lush valleys and tea plantations provide a tranquil backdrop for today's drive through the Cameron Highlands and onward to Ipoh. Visit the Perak Cave Temple, an extensive limestone cave complex. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the charismatic town of Ipoh.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Weil
  10. Day 10 Ipoh - Georgetown (2 Nights)

    Our journey to Penang takes us past the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where we'll visit the Ubudiah Mosque with its massive golden dome. We cross one of the longest bridges in Southeast Asia before arriving in Penang.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Penaga
  11. Day 11 Georgetown Sightseeing

    Start your historical tour of Georgetown with a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis before meeting a Local Specialist who will demonstrate the almost-forgotten craft of handmade joss sticks. Then, visit the Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi, where Chinese families of the same surname gather together to worship their ancestors. Board a trishaw and see the city's famous street art, followed by an afternoon at leisure and a Farewell Dinner in the evening.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  12. Day 12 Georgetown - Batu Ferringhi

    Transfer to Batu Ferringhi for your stay at the stunning beach-side hotel; the Golden Sands Resort, Penang. The hotel features three outdoor pools in beautifully landscaped gardens and is within walking distance of the local night market. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-la
  13. Day 13 Batu Ferringhi

    Today is completely at leisure. Relax and enjoy the amenities at the hotel and perhaps do some last minute shopping in Batu Ferringhi.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  14. Day 14 Depart Batu Ferringhi

    Transfer to Penang International Airport for your onward flight.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Meal Summary

13 buffets breakfast, 1 lunch, 5 dinners.

Included Highlights

Connect With Locals

  • Enjoy lunch with a local family in the village of Kampung Cantik, Malacca.

Dive into Culture

  • In Singapore, visit Chinatown to learn about the Chinese immigrants and Little India for an insight into Indian culture and traditions. Sample Singapore's culinary delights on a walking tour. 

Stays with Stories

  • In Georgetown stay in a stunning heritage hotel that was built in the 1920's and originally housed traditional shop-houses.

Make a Difference

  • with a visit to a village inhabited by the Orang Asli ethnic group.

Local Specialist

  • in Singapore, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour of Singapore, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur
  • Visit the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Twin Tower Sky Bridge, the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, the Perak Cave Temple near Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar
  • Cruise along the Malacca River
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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Singapore

Night Out at The Marina - With Private Vehicle and Guide

Gardens by the Bay is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents the plant kingdom in a whole new way. Discover exotic plants in the Flower Dome from the five continents which are displayed in nine different gardens. Wander through the Cloud Forest and marvel at the 115-foot-tall indoor waterfall, a mysterious world veiled in mist. At SuperTree Grove the iconic tree-like vertical gardens which stand between 83 and 164 feet tall are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of sound and light at night. Later visit the Marina Sands Skypark Observation Deck and enjoy a birds-eye view of the city below. It is a roof like no other, perched 656 feet in the air with the observation deck in the clouds. The last stop is at Lau Pa Sat Festival Village to sample satays (grilled meats on skewers) with ketupat (rice cakes) in the only satay street in Singapore. A busy street in the day but as night falls, plastic folding tables and chairs are set up along with the burning charcoals. The price shown is in Singapore dollars. 
Adult Price: $272 

Night Out at The Marina - Group Trip by Coach

Gardens by the Bay is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents the plant kingdom in a whole new way. Discover exotic plants in the Flower Dome from the five continents which are displayed in nine different gardens. Wander through the Cloud Forest and marvel at the 115-foot-tall indoor waterfall, a mysterious world veiled in mist. At SuperTree Grove the iconic tree-like vertical gardens which stand between 83 and 164 feet tall are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of sound and light at night. Later visit the Marina Sands Skypark Observation Deck and enjoy a birds-eye view of the city below. It is a roof like no other, perched 656 feet in the air with the observation deck in the clouds. The last stop is at Lau Pa Sat Festival Village to sample satays (grilled meats on skewers) with ketupat (rice cakes) in the only satay street in Singapore. A busy street in the day but as night falls, plastic folding tables and chairs are set up along with the burning charcoals. The price shown is in Singapore dollars.
Adult Price: $84 

Kuala Lumpur

Dinner and Cultural Show in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Wander through the bustling night market in Chinatown where you can test your bargaining skills with the vendors for a wide variety of merchandise spread across the street. Visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple located in the heart of Chinatown which was founded in 1873 and is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. The smell of burning jasmine, incessant chanting of the Hindu priest, and the mystical aura combine to give you a lasting spiritual impression. Afterward, a delicious Malay dinner is served in a local restaurant while you enjoy a traditional Malay cultural performance.
Adult Price: $71 

Penang

Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Tour

Kek Lok Si is a temple complex built in 1891 and is considered one of the largest Buddhist temple complexes in Southeast Asia. See the 10,000 statues of Buddha, wander around the temple and discover the Pond of Longevity where hundreds of tortoises can be found year round and see the enormous Kuan Yin Pavilion which is about 262 feet tall. Later, ascend Penang Hill on the Swiss funicular railway passing through hill farms and lush tropical rain forest. During the ride, enjoy breath-taking views of the island of Penang and Mainland Malaysia.
Adult Price: $67 

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