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Penang Hill Funicular Railway
Penang Hill Funicular Railway

Penang Hill Funicular Railway

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A colonial-era hill station, Penang Hill sits behind George Town, about 2,733 feet (833 meters) above sea level. Visit in style on the Penang Hill Funicular Railway, a cliff-side railway dating back to 1924. The trains and tracks are modern, and the sheer ascents through the jungle and over bridges make for a spectacular journey.

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Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11500
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Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

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Even if you have only a short time in Penang, soak up the key sights in just half a day on this action-packed door-to-door tour. Ride the funicular to the peak of Penang Hill; explore the streets of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site; watch pewter craftsmen; taste white coffee; and check off religious monuments from Kek Lok Si Temple to Wat Chaiyamangkalaram and Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.26
Price varies by group size
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$70.26
Price varies by group size
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Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

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This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-7 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you explore every nooks and corners, or you simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. If mobility is a concern, go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be not be disappointed. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

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On the surface, Penang appears as a historical city but if you look deeper, you’ll find a whole host of natural wonders. Spend the day discovering the best of Penang’s nature during a tour that covers Penang Hill (Flagstaff Hill), Batu Ferringhi Beach, and Kek Lok Si Temple, and provides an easy way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off mean that you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.62
Price varies by group size
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$84.62
Price varies by group size
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Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

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This guided tour is flexible tour for 8 hours meaning you can customize your own tour in Penang from ship or hotel or airport. You choose some 5-9 attractions to go from the list in "tour details" and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you may indulge in details in the attractions, or kind of "touch and go" or you simply snap pictures from the exterior without going in, you call the shot. If heat is a concern, go into more indoor attraction or go up the hill. If mobility is your concern, then go for a round island tour with the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you like shopping then your American dollars are stretch 4 X versus Ringgit Malaysia as everything is a bargain. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, no problem, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be surprised what Penang has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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 Penang: Flexible Half-Day Escapes

Penang: Flexible Half-Day Escapes

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This is a guided tour and it let you have the flexibility to pick and choose attractions that you like. You will be spoilt for choices. For a 4 hours visit from port or hotel or airport, you may select to go to some 2-4 attractions from the list below. You choose the places and dictate the time to spend at each attraction. Either visit the attraction to your heart fills, or simply take picture from the outside without entering, you call the shot. If mobility is a concern, go for a round island tour and take the comfort of viewing from the car. If you do not have a clue where to go, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You pick some 2-4 attractions/activities from the list in tour details. Penang is a land of charm and you will be surprised what it got to offer and you wish you stop by here longer!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Full Day Center Penang Island Tour

Private Tour: Full Day Center Penang Island Tour

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Make sure you see the best of Penang on a private tour of the island. Departing from George Town, this personalized tour covers religious sights such as Kek Lok Si Temple, Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram, Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Plus, explore Penang Botanical Garden and take the funicular to Penang Hill, from which panoramic city views are enjoyed. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
Price varies by group size
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$102.57
Price varies by group size

Sunset View at Penang Hill

Sunset View at Penang Hill

At The Habitat, you will get a chance to explore their Virgin Rainforest, Nature Walk and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the world's largest squirrel species - the Giant Black Squirrel (Ratufa bicolour). You will also get to chance to walk at Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk whereby you will enjoy and witness the sunset view from here. It is 100m in length and is the highest viewing platform in Penang offering 360-degree panoramic views of the island and the mainland, including Gunung Jerai (Kedah Peak), the paddy fields of Kedah, the ‘rice bowl of Malaysia,’ and on a clear day all the way north to Langkawi.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.59
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$122.59
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Private Penang Full Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

Private Penang Full Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

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A melting pot of cultures and cuisines, Penang is a must-visit part of Malaysia. If you’re only spending a short time in Kuala Lumpur, this private day tour to Penang Island is a good way to get oriented. Glimpse into local life in one of the island’s many fishing villages, learn about Chinese, Burmese, and Thai history, and experience some typical Penangite arts like pewter-crafting.
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  • 12 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.18
Price varies by group size
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$187.18
Price varies by group size
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Penang Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple

Penang Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple

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Your private tour of Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple, the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, is guaranteed to be a memorable one. Take a trip on the funicular railway up Penang Hill and experience the beauty that surrounds you on this half-day tour. Your local guide will share insight and history about the stunning hill country, the city of Georgetown and distant mainland Malaysia, as well as background on one of Southeast Asia’s most incredible Buddhist temples—known for its seven-tiered pagoda.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.12
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$67.12

Private Transfer : Penang Hotel to Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Private Transfer : Penang Hotel to Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Travel from Penang to Kuala Lumpur in the comfort and safety of a private vehicle, and enjoy door-to-door service that’s tailored to your schedule. You simply choose the departure time, meet a driver at your location in Penang, then enjoy views of the countryside during the scenic, 4-hour drive to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.80
Price varies by group size
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$138.80
Price varies by group size
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Dinner at Penang Hill Including Train Ride

Dinner at Penang Hill Including Train Ride

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Enjoy an evening of English cuisine and spectacular views at David Brown’s Restaurant, in a dining room set high on Penang Hill. You’ll eat surrounded by tropical plants and blooming flowers, and have time to explore the garden that wraps around the open-air dining room. This 4-hour dining experience includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a ride on the Penang Hill Funicular, and dinner at David Brown’s Restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
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$100.13
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$100.13

Half-Day Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple Private Tour

Half-Day Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple Private Tour

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Look down at George Town from a colonial-era hill station then explore fascinating Buddhist temples on a half-day, private tour to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple. With the personal service of a private guide throughout the tour, you’ll ride a funicular to the scenic hilltop, see a colorful blend of Buddhist architectural styles, and make good-luck wishes at the Fountain of Life. This 3.5-hour private tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in the George Town area, with all transport in a climate-controlled vehicle. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.24
Price varies by group size
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$69.24
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Earthquake and Typhoon Pavillion Experience at Penang Hill

Earthquake and Typhoon Pavillion Experience at Penang Hill

Find out what it’s like to experience two natural disasters at the Earthquake and Typhoon Pavilion on Penang Hill. Real water and odor effects, plus 3D glasses create a realistic atmosphere for both simulations. (Raincoats are provided.) The family-friendly attraction also teaches you necessary survival techniques should you ever find yourself in an earthquake or typhoon.
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  • 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.00
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$83.00

Private Transfer : Kuala Lumpur Hotel to Penang Hotel

Private Transfer : Kuala Lumpur Hotel to Penang Hotel

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• Sit back and relax as you enjoy a transfer from Kuala Lumpur Hotel to Penang Hotels. • Enjoy scenery without having to worry about traffic or maps • Travel to Penang Hotels knowing that a punctual and safe trip to your destination awaits you Enjoy a private transfer from Kuala Lumpur Hotel to Penang Hotel. Begin your trip in a safe, convenient, and easy way in a private vehicle. Skip the long cab lines and head straight toward your destination in Penang.The transfer length is around 4 hours and is available year-round, 24-hours a day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.00
Price varies by group size
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$108.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

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Experience the sights and sounds of Penang in one day on a 6-hour guided tour. The well-rounded itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to get an overview of the vibrant Malaysian city, but don’t want to fuss over taxis, public transit, and limiting guide books. Thanks to all-inclusive transportation from your hotel, you're able to comfortably visit the reclining Buddha, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang Hill, and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.88
Price varies by group size
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$94.88
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Private Arrival Transfer : Penang International Airport

Private Arrival Transfer : Penang International Airport

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• Sit back and relax as you enjoy a transfer from Penang International Airport to Penang Island City Hotel • Enjoy Penang scenery without having to worry about traffic or maps • Travel to Penang knowing that a punctual and safe trip to your destination awaits you Enjoy a private transfer from Penang International Airport to Penang Island City Hotel. Begin your trip in a safe, convenient, and easy way in a private vehicle. Skip the long cab lines and head straight toward your destination in Penang.The transfer length is around 30-40 minutes and is available year-round, 24-hours a day.
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  • 30 to 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$11.34
Price varies by group size
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$11.34
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Private Nature Walks at Penang Hill

Private Nature Walks at Penang Hill

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Visitors to Penang Hill are often surprised by the biodiversity on offer just two-and-a-half miles (four kilometers) out of bustling George Town. Discover some of the 2,500 plant species and 500 animal species that inhabit this hilly region of Penang Island during this private nature walk. Your English or Chinese speaking guide explains the history of the Penang Island hill station and points out interesting flora and fauna.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.06
Price varies by group size
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$32.06
Price varies by group size

Penang City Sightseeing Tour

Penang City Sightseeing Tour

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Experience a taste of all that Penang has to offer on a grand tour of the island with a private guide. Travel in comfort by private vehicle to Penang’s top attractions, including Kek Lok Si Temple, Snake Temple, the funicular railway on Penang Hill and the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. You'll learn about Malaysian arts including pewter-making and batik, stop at a traditional fishing village and fruit plantation, and see Buddhist temples and other architectural gems, all while enjoying informative commentary from your expert guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.58
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$85.58

Nature Walk at Penang Hill

Nature Walk at Penang Hill

At The Habitat, you will get a chance to explore their Virgin Rainforest, Nature Walk and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the world's largest squirrel species - the Giant Black Squirrel (Ratufa bicolour). The Habitat Canopy Walk will surely grab your attention. With multiple viewing platforms and ribbon bridges spanning approximately 230m in length, it stands at 40m above the forest floor at its highest points. The Habitat Canopy Walk is designed to bring you out into the forest and give you spectacular views of the rolling hills of Penang island towards the Andaman Sea.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.54
Price varies by group size
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$91.54
Price varies by group size

Panoramic Penang Hill & The Habitat Nature Discovery

Panoramic Penang Hill & The Habitat Nature Discovery

Discover a different side of Penang Hill on the fringes of a 130-million year old rainforest. Enter the natural kingdom of genuine beauty with its forgotten views, lush flora natural wildlife that call The Habitat home. The Habitat Penang Hill features a guided nature trail, the highest panoramic platform offering a 360 degree view and Canopy Bridges at 40 meters above the forest floor.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.44
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$107.44

Penang Pearl of the Orient in 5D4N

Penang Pearl of the Orient in 5D4N

With so many historic and natural attractions to explore, many visitors to Penang find that multiple days are needed to see all of the island’s sights. This five-day tour takes travelers all over the island with an expert guide. Accommodation and transport are all sorted, making this is the perfect tour for anyone seeking an extensive overview of Penang without the hassle.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
$710.80
From
$710.80
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A Fabulous Day in Penang (Private Tour with Lunch)

A Fabulous Day in Penang (Private Tour with Lunch)

This is customized tour meant for tourist to visit most of the landmark of Penang island in a time of a day. This tour will explore both places of attraction that famous among foreign tourists as well the locals. You will get to learn the local customs, livelihood, neighborhood and the tradition of the local Penangnites, as well the history of the British Crown Colony in South East Asia.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.98
Price varies by group size
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$108.98
Price varies by group size

Penang Touring Adventure (Heritage,Street Food,True Nature Beauty,Countryside)

Penang Touring Adventure (Heritage,Street Food,True Nature Beauty,Countryside)

Penang is a vibrant State with its capital, George Town, having the rare distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a true melting pot of cultures with its blend of Eastern and Western influences. Retaining many of the values adopted during its era of British rule, Penang bears a charm that is unique to itself. Please allow me to bring you to explore the true nature beauty of Penang, the Heritage / Street Foods / Countryside / Culture and etc... This is a flexible tour, which we can customized it so that you will be more comfortable...
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.42
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$56.42

Penang Shore Excursion Day Trip with Temple and Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane)

Penang Shore Excursion Day Trip with Temple and Penang Hill Tickets (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: Take a city tour around Georgetown • Explore Penang Hill • Visiting Kek Lok Si Pagoda • Coffee taste at Coffee Tree
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.52
Price varies by group size
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$60.52
Price varies by group size
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Penang Hill Funicular Railway can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 35 Penang Hill Funicular Railway tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Penang Hill Funicular Railway costs USD 11.34. Guided Penang Hill Funicular Railway tours start around USD 11.34 per person. See all 35 Penang Hill Funicular Railway tickets and tours on Viator.