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Colors of George Town Walking Tour

Malaysia, Malaysia
Colors of George Town Walking Tour

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Overview

Explore the architecture, history, and colorful streets of historic George Town on a 4-hour, small-group walking tour of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you walk, hear George Town stories, from historic Chinese societies to Penang’s diverse religions. This 4-hour George Town walking tour includes pickup and drop-off at Penang Island hotels as well as admission to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and it’s limited to 10 people for individual service.
  • 4-hour walking tour of George Town
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed city with a local guide
  • Walk the 'Street of Harmony'
  • Includes admission to Penang Peranakan Mansion
  • Learn about local history, religion, and culture
  • Pickup and drop-off at Penang Island hotels
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Professional English speaking guide
Private Pick-up and Drop-off (hotels in Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi, Tg Bungah, Tg Tokong)
Entrance Fees: Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Trishaw ride (optional)
Food and drinks
Surcharge for pick-up & drop-off from other area of Penang (Mainland, Bayan Lepas, Queensbay, etc)
Penang , Penang, Penang
8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Pick-up from any other hotels NOT located in the area of Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Bungah, available with surcharge.
Meet a driver at your Penang hotel for 8:30am departure, then travel to George Town, Penang’s vibrant capital city. Upon arrival in George Town, start your walking tour, following a specially-designed route to the city’s highlights.

Walk to the State Assembly building, then follow the “Street of Harmony,” where a wide range of religious sites and devotees line up side by side. You’ll see the rooflines of the Chinese society houses, and stop at a series of religious buildings, including St. George’s Church, the Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, and Kapitan Keling Mosque, a 19th-century landmark built by Indian Muslims.

Your tour includes admission to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a museum-house that explores Penang’s Peranakan, or Chinese-Malay heritage. After visiting the mansion, pause at a Hindu flower stall to learn the art of making colorful flower garlands, and pause for photos of street art and wall paintings.

If desired, you can continue on a beca, or trishaw, for a relaxing ride through George Town’s narrow streets (trishaw own expense). This 4-hour walking tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sri Mariamman Temple
Sri Mahamariamman Temple in George Town is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, Malaysia, and features sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and facade.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kapitan Keling Mosque
The mosque, which is the largest historical mosque in the city of George Town, is located near many other historical places of worship on Kapitan Keling Street, also known as the ‘Street of Harmony’, which is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in George Town.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng)
The temple is dedicated to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
St. George's Anglican Church
It is the oldest purpose built Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
Stop At:  
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
It is the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architectureldest purpose built Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
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Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, hat/cap and sunglasses during hot, sunny day
  • Bring your own drinking water
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Walking tour
  • Pick-up & Drop-off from other area of Penang is available at charge (ie, Bayan Lepas, Queensbay, Seberang Jaya, Butterworth, Seberang Perai, etc)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colors of George Town Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Colors of George Town Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Colors of George Town Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Colors of George Town Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colors of George Town Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Colors of George Town Walking Tour.

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