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Fort Cornwallis Tours

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Fort Cornwallis
An essential stop for history buffs, Fort Cornwallis is an 18th-century fortress that played a significant role in the history of Penang. The structure, one of the largest standing forts in Malaysia, was built to defend Penang against pirate attacks and is still, to this day, guarded by vigilant cannons.

The Basics
A visit to Fort Cornwallis is an integral part of most Penang sightseeing tours. To escape the heat and see more in less time, choose a comprehensive tour that whisks you around by air-conditioned minivan. Or, focus on the rich heritage of George Town with a historical tour that includes stops at the Penang State Museum, the Clan Jetties, and some of Penang’s colonial mansions. Many tours include hotel pickup and drop-off.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Fort Cornwallis has a small admission fee.
  • An hour is usually ample time to explore the fortress.
  • There’s a hawker center near the fortress that serves up some of Penang’s best-known dishes for low prices.
  • Fort Cornwallis is home to the only lighthouse in Malaysia that has no navigational function.

How to Get There
Fort Cornwallis is reachable on foot from many places in George Town. Most travelers opt to visit the fortress as part of a guided tour that provides transportation among dispersed sites in Penang.

When to Get There
Fort Cornwallis is open daily, morning to night. To beat the crowds, avoid the daytime heat, and see the fortress illuminated, visit after sunset.

Fine Dining Inside Fort Cornwallis

Food lovers can indulge in gourmet fusion cuisine at Kota Cornwallis, a restaurant located within the walls of the fort. Inspired by Penang’s rich culinary traditions and Malaysia’s international flair, dishes typically combine fresh seafood with trademark spices and tangy tamarind. The restaurant is open from midmorning to late evening.
Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, Penang 10200, Malaysia
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Penang City Tour with Fort Cornwallis Admission Tickets

Penang City Tour with Fort Cornwallis Admission Tickets

There’s such a rich variety of things to see in Penang that it’d be hard to see it all without the help of a local guide. This convenient city tour will take you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colonial-era heritage buildings, temples, and more. Enjoy a fun-filled overview tour of Penang that’s great for first-time visitors, or those who want to learn more about Malaysian history and culture.
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3-Night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur

3-Night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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See the best of Malaysia’s rural highlands on this 3-night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy round-trip coach transportation from your hotel or airport, as well as comfortable accommodation on this memorable journey beyond the urban landscapes. A local guide will lead travelers through a tea plantation, and the historic city of Georgetown. Enjoy an up-close look at the Kek Lok Si Temple, as well as a traditional trishaw ride on this unique tour that showcases the area's highlights.
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  • 4 days
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Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

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Explore colonial history and heritage in Penang’s ancient capital city on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour in Georgetown. Take a scenic drive through downtown Georgetown with your private guide and admire the UNESCO–listed colonial architecture you find. Explore Fort Cornwallis’ mighty perimeter and learn of Captain Francis Light’s first landing in the 18th century. Visit Clan Jetty then head into the bustling Chinatown and Little India districts by trishaw, and visit the Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi.
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Shore Excursion from Penang Port : Penang City Tour with Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

Shore Excursion from Penang Port : Penang City Tour with Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

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Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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Penang Shore Excursion Day Trip with City Tour and Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

Penang Shore Excursion Day Trip with City Tour and Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

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Located in the northwest of Malaysia, Penang shore excursions bring you to a beautiful island which is known as the “Pearl of the Orient”. It is a place of meeting and exchange between East and West, creating a charm that is unique. Penang is recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. The island is formerly one of the important islands in the seaway through the Straits of Malacca, occupied early by the British colonial powers. Today, Penang shore excursions are charmed with unique architecture and culture as well as being known as a multi-ethnic city of Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and Thai influences. We offer for visitors many things to do and see in Penang shore excursions, such as: • Explore Penang Hill • Visiting Reclining Buddha • Discover Fort Cornwellis • Shopping in Little India • Experience Chew Jetty
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Penang City Tour with Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

Penang City Tour with Penang Hill (Fast Lane)

Explore Penang’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

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This tour will give you a full tour of Penang main highlights. You will experience and get a chance to witness the different cultures and architecture of Penang. We will also get a chance to visit the Penang Street art, the heritage buildings, local temples as well as Penang history. This is a perfect city tour for couples or families visiting for the first time.
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  • 5 hours
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Penang Half Day City Tour

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Discover the history, culture and spiritual life of Penang on this private sightseeing adventure without all the inconveniences of a crowded group tour. Drive around the island’s colorful capital of George Town with your own private driver, stopping at a range of locations and learning more about their place in Penang life. See the giant, gold-plated Reclining Buddha at Wat Chayamangkalaram, stop at the ancient colonial Fort Cornwallis and even sample Penang’s classic white coffee.
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  • 4 hours
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Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

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Penang is considered the jewel in Malaysia’s crown, due to its culture-rich mix of food and history. Even if you’ve only got limited time in the city, see the best of Penang on a half-day tour that’s designed especially for first-time visitors on a time budget. You’ll explore the vibrant Little India and Chinatown, and delve deeper into the city’s history at Penang State Museum. Plus, a small group limited to eight ensures you receive personalized attention from a guide.
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Pearl Island : Historical Penang Day Tour Including Lunch

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Explore the Penang city which is rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. Visit the many historical buildings and temples such as Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. After that, take a scenic drive through the streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site and witness the remnant left by the British and local dwellers of the past and also make a visit to photostop at Fort Cornwallis. Then after lunch proceed to Penang Peranakan Mansion and also Khoo Kongsi Temple.
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  • 8 hours
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Private George Town Heritage Tour from Penang

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Maximise your time in George Town with this private 4-hour tour from Penang. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed monuments of the colonial city; visit the Peranakan Mansion Museum, the Made in Penang Interactive Museum, and the Penang Museum; and admire the city’s colorful street art murals. Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Half Day Penang City Tour (4 Hours)

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Penang Full Day City Tour

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Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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Georgetown City Tour (Half Day)

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3D 2N Penang Package G Silver

3D 2N Penang Package G Silver

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Penang City and Entopia Butterfly Farm Tour

Penang City and Entopia Butterfly Farm Tour

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4D 3N Penang Package H Silver

4D 3N Penang Package H Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Silver Hotels 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package H Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 5) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr)
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  • 4 days
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$470.00
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4D 3N Penang Package E Silver

4D 3N Penang Package E Silver

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Silver Hotels. 1) Sentral Seaview Hotel. Package E First Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included Second Day 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 5) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr)
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$540.00
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3D 2N Penang Package G Platinium

3D 2N Penang Package G Platinium

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Platinium Hotels 1) Park Royal Resort Penang. 2) Double Tree Resort By Hilton. 3) G Hotel Kelawei. 4) Hard Rock Hotel. Package G 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 5) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at Seoul Garden Gurney Plaza. 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr)
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  • 3 days
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$535.00
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$535.00
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3D 2N Penang Package G Economy

3D 2N Penang Package G Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Package G 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 5) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr)
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  • 3 days
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$235.00
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From
$235.00
Price varies by group size

Historical Penang Day Tour Including Lunch

Historical Penang Day Tour Including Lunch

Explore the Penang city which is rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. Visit the many historical buildings and temples such as Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. After that, take a scenic drive through the streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site and witness the remnant left by the British and local dwellers of the past and also make a visit to photostop at Fort Cornwallis. Then after lunch proceed to Penang Peranakan Mansion and also Khoo Kongsi Temple.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.86
Price varies by group size
From
$79.86
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

4D 3N Penang Package H Economy

4D 3N Penang Package H Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Economy Hotel. 1) Tune Hotel Penang Package H Day 1 1) Street art (1hr 30min) 2) Masjid Kapitan Keling (30minutes) 3) Snake Temple (30minutes) Admission Included 4) Penang Aquarium (30minutes) Admission Included 5) Dark mansion (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Coffee Tree (30minutes) 8) Magic World (1hr) Admission Included Day 2 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 5) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr)
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  • 4 days
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$425.00
Price varies by group size
From
$425.00
Price varies by group size

4D 3N Penang Package E Economy

4D 3N Penang Package E Economy

We are license travel agency which provide Penang tour packages, Penang van rental with driver, and accommodation booking. In our tour package included all admission and accommodation and also affordable price. Economy Hotel. 1) Tune Hotel Penang Package E First Day 1) Kek lok si Temple (1hr) 2) Penang Hill (1hrs) admission included 3) The Habitat (2hrs) admission included 4) Bee Gallery (30minutes) 5) Coffee Tree (30 minutes) 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Upside Down (1hr) Admission Included Second Day 1) Fort Cornwallis (30minutes) Admission Included 2) Penang Time Tunnel (45 minutes) Admission Include 3) Sleeping Buddha (30 minutes) 4) Harisston Chocolate (30 minutes) 5) Spice Garden (1hr) Admission Included 6) Lunch at KFC (1hr) 7) Fruit Farm (1hr) Admission Included 8) Batu Feringghi Beach (1hr)
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  • 4 days
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$500.00
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From
$500.00
Price varies by group size

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