Begin your half-day tour of Kuala Lumpur with pickup from your hotel. Aboard a comfortable coach, you’ll discover how, despite Malaysia’s rapid development, this capital city has retained its old-world charm, as seen in its skyline that blends old and new influences.
Pass old buildings whose Indo-Moorish architecture reflects Malaysia's colonial days. You'll notice a stark contrast between these sites and the modern edifices of contemporary skyscrapers such as the Petronas Twin Towers, two of the tallest buildings in the world! Make your first photo stop here and marvel at the grandeur of this world-renowned landmark.
Head to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Centre to browse cultural exhibits showcasing Malaysian handicrafts, from batik (dyed cloth) and rattan (a type of palm) displaying traditional motifs to baskets and pottery carved with tiny intricacies. Then, explore the Cocoa Boutique to discover Malaysia’s booming cocoa industry and shop for delectable chocolate treats including milk and dark chocolates, chili chocolates and fruit-flavored chocolates.
Make another photo stop at King's Palace (Istana Negara) to admire the vastness of this compound and the intricate metalwork on the palace gates, which display the Royal Insignia of Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the former king of Malaysia.
You’ll then visit the National Monument, a sculpture commemorating the fallen soldiers of Malaysia's fight for freedom from the British during the mid-1900s. Afterward, you’ll be driven to the National Museum, whose architecture blends traditional Malaysian and modern elements. Explore the exhibits and galleries here with your guide to learn about Kuala Lumpur’s history, culture, arts and economy, as well as its local flora and fauna, as seen at the beautiful Lake Gardens.
Stop for more photos at the National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), symbolizing the aspirations of the newly independent Malaysia during the 1960s. Finally, visit the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. After learning about this interesting Malaysian site, you’ll be taken back to your Kuala Lumpur hotel.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off service operates only for hotels within the Kuala Lumpur central city limits. If you are staying at the following hotels, please either make your own way to a hotel in central Kuala Lumpur or contact the local tour operator after booking to arrange pickup service for an additional fee (contact info will be provided on your confirmation voucher):.
Greater Kuala Lumpur: Le Meridien, Hilton, Cititel, Boulevard MidValley, Pearl International, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya, Crystal Crown, Armada, Holiday Villa Subang, Grand Dorset Subang, Petaling Jaya Hilton, Sunway Lagoon, One World Damansara.
Sri Kembangan: Palace of the Golden Horses.
Shah Alam: Holiday Inn Glenmarie, The Saujana, all hotels within the Shah Alam area.
Putrajaya & KLIA: Putrajaya Shangrila, Putrajaya Marriott, Cyberview Lodge, Equatorial Bangi, Pan Pacific KLIA, Concorde Inn KLIA.
A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and a hat are recommended.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
A great way to see the highlights of Kuala Lumpur.
The tour guide is in old ages, shes good in talking and explaining about the city but not in showing around the places and she cant even walk with us during the city tour as obviously its really hard for her to walk and even go out in the bus.
OK, I admit that the rating is mostly because our guide. Unfortunately I forgot his name, and older Indian man - the only guide who was dressed in shirt and wore ties. I booked a few tours here for my trip, but I'm sure he was the best guide I had during my trip. He knew everything about the city and the sights, and was willing to share it. He was also open for private conversation during the stops.
This tour covers a lot of KL, so it is a good way to get to know the city. Because of the distances, there is a lot of riding during the stops. There is still enough time at every stop to enjoy the sight.
We had a lovely guide and saw some interesting things that you wouldnt normally drag yourself around in the heat for. Having said that it was pretty boring. On the coach, stop at destination for 5min photo op. Back on the coach to next stop. And so on. Really not worth it.
The tour was dreadful. Not only do we have to pay extra for pickup services but the tour itself wasted our time by making us wait for too long at our hotel and at the place where we were dispatched to wait for the smelly coach. I hated the journey
The tour was very informative and we enjoyed it. As with any tour they take you to local businesses in hopes for tourists to buy chocolate, silk, etc. That wasn't bad because it took us to little areas we normally would not have seen. It was authentic.
The Twin Tower stop was five minutes, so plan going there on your own. That is the best part of the city.
Hotel pick up and drop off was easy and we enjoyed the tour.
Had a great day around KL with our guide Mr. Guna
The tour was good for the price. The guide was great, he provided us with good information along the way.
Although there was a bit of a communication breakdown which led to us being picked up late from our hotel to the tour, the tour itself was very informative and amazing and led us to taking up an additional tour the next day. The tour guides r very informative and polite, the tour buses are very comfortable and reliable. We loved it.
Bit of a whirlwind. Just stopped at major sites for pictures. Didn't like visit to chocolate factory or batik centre. These places are only to encourage you to buy. Royal palace was nice. Guide not very clear or informative.
This tour was amazing!
The pick up was late and so we were bit late when we arrived and the tour already started. We were not given a chance to take shots on petronas towers
Our guide tried very hard to keep the tour on track and managed to cover all of the itinerary despite huge traffic jams and some people continuously running late for each stated departure time.
The tour was so great. The guide provided us with good information. We had nice time there
This tour was a real disappointment. The guide was not well-informed. He omitted two tour highlights: the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the National Mosque! According to the Viator Tour Website we should have visited these two buildings and taken pictures. We had just arrived in KL that morning from the US and instead of resting, decided to take the tour which - as it turned out - was a mistake!
We were disappointed for several reasons : 1/ the tour started 45' late because someone in the bus claimed his phone had been stolen, and after a while the guide wanted to go but could not make himself respected and did not manage to prevent that person lifting hands on the driver, so basically we were nt reassured when it started (without that person). 2/ he explanations and comments from the guide were extremely poor. 3/ we had to see two uninteresting places (shops) to start the tour, and were left with ridiculously too little time for the nicest part of the tour, the Independence Square, which was left as last (plus we did not see the Mosque).
So I would definitely not recommend this tour with this agency.
No time to catch your breath.
This tour was fantastic,the national museum and national monument were great attractions to see,this is a must to do tour.
Great way to see the city then go back to the areas you want to spend more time. Very good guide.
This was a good tour. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable about the city and the places visited. the tour did not last all day, but it was enough time to see the highlights of the city, take some pictures and then do some things on your own.
Informative and fun, the guide was exceptionally kind letting us take the time to take pictures of famous monuments, taste some goodies along the way.
Worth the money for a short tour glimpse of KL. Excellent for shopping.