11 Day Classic Malaysia & Singapore 2021-2022
11 days with
Gate 1 Travel
DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Singapore
Depart for Singapore.
DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Singapore
Arrive in dynamic Singapore, a global city of extraordinary contrasts. The rest of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with the exciting lifestyle of this city at your own pace.
DAY 3, Saturday - Tour Singapore
The city’s colonial heritage is evident as you drive around the Civic District past the Padang Cricket Club, Parliament House, the Supreme Court and City Hall. Stop at Merlion Park for great views of Marina Bay and a picture taking opportunity with the Merlion, a mythological creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. In the bustling and crowded Chinatown with its lively winding alleyways, visit Thian Hock Keng, the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. Enjoy an exotic lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to colorful Little India, jam-packed with quaint shops selling spices, saris, trinkets, and jewelry. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the tour of Singapore and Malaysia that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4, Sunday - Bumboat River Cruise, Gardens by the Bay
Begin the day with a bumboat cruise along the Singapore River, that served as a lifeline of the city for almost 200 years. View beautifully restored shophouses, ultra modern skyscrapers of the financial district and colonial buildings. Next, visit the awe-inspiring Gardens by the Bay. The 250-acre nature park features more than 1 million plants from more than 5,000 species. View the futuristic Supertrees and marvel at the 115 foot tall indoor waterfall on your walk above the jungle canopy via aerial walkways at Cloud Forest. Next, visit the nearby Flower Dome, the largest glass greenhouse in the world. It showcases exotic plants from 5 continents in 9 different gardens. Later, return to your hotel for time at leisure. Tonight, discover Singapore's rousing nightlife and fabulous cuisine. (Breakfast)
DAY 5, Monday - Johor-Singapore Causeway to Melaka
A morning drive across the Johor-Singapore Causeway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka, on the Malay Peninsula's southwest coast. Founded in the 1400s by a Sumatra prince, Melaka soon became one of the richest seaports in Southeast Asia. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, check in to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure to explore Melaka on your own. (Breakfast, Lunch)
DAY 6, Tuesday - Walking Tour of Melaka, Arrive in Kuala Lumpur
On the historical walking tour of Melaka, visit St. Paul Hill, Porta de Santiago and Jonker Street, the artistic center of the city with its trendy art galleries, antique stores and crafts shops. Then, savor a lunch of local favorites before proceeding to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia with its striking skyline of soaring skyscrapers, contrasted by minarets and Mughal style domes. After time to settle in, the rest of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)
DAY 7, Wednesday - Sights of Kuala Lumpur
In the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, visit the iconic Batu Caves, a series of cave temples and sacred site of a Hindu shrine. Afterward, on to the ornate National Palace with its mounted guards in British style uniforms, the National Museum and National Monument, a sculpture built in remembrance of the heroes who fought for the country’s independence, and view the National Mosque. View the colonial-era Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a distinguished landmark with strong Moorish style influences and the Royal Selangor Club before continuing to view the dramatic glass and steel Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest buildings in the world. The afternoon is free for independent explorations. (Breakfast)
DAY 8, Thursday - Cameron Highlands, Orang Asli Village
Heading north, ascend the beautiful rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands with its verdant forests, tea plantations, strawberry farms and rushing waterfalls. Because of its climate, this area attracts over 700 different species of birds and a wide variety of colorful flowers. You’ll stop at an authentic Orang Asli village (Malaysia's original inhabitants) in the forest of the Highlands for insight into their traditions, lifestyle and unique culture historically linked with the indigenous people in Myanmar and Thailand. Late lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the resort. Tonight, enjoy dinner together at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 9, Friday - Tea Plantation, Kuala Kangsar, Penang
In the lush Cameron Highlands, take a morning tour to a working tea plantation, strawberry farm, and a popular Butterfly Park. Enjoy amazing panoramic views over endless valleys! Later, after lunch, travel north to the picturesque royal capital of Kuala Kangsar, the first foothold of the British in Malaysia. View the colonial construction dotted around the center of the city before arriving at the magnificent Ubudiah Mosque with its stunning marble exterior accented by glittering golden domes. After views of the luxurious Palace of the Sultan of Perak, head across the Penang Bridge, one of the longest in Asia, into the island of Penang. (Breakfast, Lunch)
DAY 10, Saturday - Explore Penang
Today you explore Penang, the oldest British settlement in Malaysia, a colorful cross-section of Malay, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and European influences. Drive through colonial George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital of Penang. Stop at Fort Cornwallis, the largest standing fort in Malaysia before a walking tour to St. George’s Church, the Kuan Yin Temple, Hindu Temple and Kapitan Keling Mosque. Arrive in lively Little India to see the ornate Khoo Kongsi Clan House designed to capture the splendor of a Chinese Imperial Palace. The afternoon is at leisure to linger and explore Penang on your own. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner caps a fabulous journey! (Breakfast, Dinner)
DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Malaysia
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (Breakfast)
All This Included
9 nights First Class accommodations
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Malaysia tourism taxes
17 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Discover Singapore’s exotic Chinatown and colorful Little India jam-packed with quaint shops
Cruise along the Singapore River on a bumboat, admiring the splendid Singapore skyline
Visit the spectacular Gardens by the Bay, with its futuristic Supertrees and over 1 million plants
Tour historic Melaka on the Malay Peninsula's southwest coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
View Kuala Lumpur’s stunning Petronas Twin Towers made out of glass and steel
In the dramatic rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands tour a working tea plantation
Stop at an Orang Asli village for insight into the unique traditions and lifestyle
Visit the Ubudiah Mosque with its sparkling golden domes in the royal capital of Kuala Kangsar
Explore colonial George Town, capital of the island of Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
♦ Flights from the USA may arrive on DAY 3.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Singapore: Dorsett Singapore
Melaka: Ramada Plaza Melaka
Kuala Lumpur: Concorde Hotel
Cameron Highlands: Strawberry Park Resort
Penang: The Wembley - A St Giles Hotel
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 3 AM on Day 3.
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days as well as a few long drives that are necessary to cover the territory. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Some tours require walking in the open air with no shade. Expect traffic congestion and delays, particularly in Cameron Highlands. This is a Classic program.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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