George Town City Highlight Half Day Tour

Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions

Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of George Town on a private 4-hour tour. Highlights include visits to the Reclining Buddha, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and Clan Jetty. You also enjoy a driving tour through vibrant Little India where Christians, Taoists, Hindus, and Muslims live in harmony. The comprehensive snapshot of the multicultural town is a great opportunity to orient yourself to the area for future exploring.
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Travel comfortably in round-trip transportation
  • Learn about the various cultures of Malaysia
  • Choose a morning or afternoon start time

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Parking Fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We pick up from any hotel on Penang Island, from Penang Island bus station, from Penang Cruise Port and from Penang International Airport. Please enquire if your hotel or pickup is outside of these localities e.g. Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam or Kulim. Tour time starts from pickup point.

What To Expect

Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

George Town (Pass By)

Khoo Kongsi

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Chew Jetty

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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19 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 19 reviews
Half Day Tour of Penang
BeverleyD, June 2023
Eng was a superb guide and very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited. He was really accommodating and asked us what we wanted to see as opposed to what was on the advertised itinerary. An excellent tour.
Response from Host, June 2023
Thanks Beverley. We are hospitable and proud to show people around our hometown and we strived to share almost everything that this island can offers. We welcome everyone and there are more to explore. Have a great day. Cheers.
Excellent ,Enjoyable and Informative
Ian_C, June 2023
My wife and I had Lester Lam as our guide. He was friendly , kind and very informative .His passion and knowledge of Penang and the different religions ,cultures and lifestyle here really shone through. As there were certain attractions in Georgetown that we wanted to visit tin our own time, he was flexible about where to take us.He also was very open about his own interesting personal history which gave the tour a really personal flavour. We got to see behind the attractions and facades of Georgetown and into the real life stories behind them. Tremendous tour .Thanks Lester. Five stars!
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you Ian for review. We are a group of like-minded tour guides, Lester included, who wish to give a local splendid experience to guests who come to our hometown. We wish you all the best, Cheers.
Wonderful Penang
MARK_M, Apr 2023
Beautiful Penang. Thanks to Beh (our tour guide) who's professionalism, comfortable manner and comprehensive knowledge gave us a truly wonderful historical and modern-day perspective of the city, in this friendly and welcoming country. We travelled to Penang on a Cruise and rather than take the cruise standard tour we elected to try the more personal approach. This was worth every cent and in the short time span we saw much more, received better information and toured many more venues (for a marginal cost difference). If you get the chance this really is the best way to see the city.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Mark, glad that you like your tour. We felt privileged that you choose to holiday in Penang, and as locals, we gladly showed all the nice spots in this island that we called hometown. We welcome everyone to come here on a 2-3 days getaway, to see attractions here and have interactions with us locals. Have a nice day. Cheers.
Fantastic Experience in Penang
Victor_B, Jan 2023
Our trip with Lester was fantastic! We got to learn some historical and cultural context from a native of George Town, see some interesting sights, and have some delicious food. Lester also proactively took photos of us at some of the most idyllic spots. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you Victor. We prided ourselves to be Penang tour guides and loved to show our island to guests from all over the world. We welcome everyone to the place we called hometown. Have a nice day. Cheers.
What a great experience!
Jov_T, Dec 2022
Ms Ooi was a fantastic guide! Super friendly, bubbly and chatty. She took care of us very well especially my mom who was on a wheelchair.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks Jov. Apart from taking people to visit attractions or eat nice foods, we shared the passion to take care of people so that everyone can have some good time. Have a nice day. Cheers
Very Informative Tour
Cid_G, Dec 2022
Our tour guide, Lester, was very generous with sharing his knowledge about Penang and the places we visited together. We felt very comfortable as he took us around, he was also very helpful. Would definitely recommend him to others who are tourists in Penang.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Cid. We are a bunch of tour guides who shared the same passion of showing guests around the places on the island that we called hometown. We knew the local places, the people and the culture better than anyone, and now with us around, everyone are welcome. Have a pleasant day. Cheers.
Excellent experience, highly recommend
Anusha_R, Nov 2022
Vincent is an amazing guide and I really felt like I got to see everything I wanted to plus a great lunch (my request) in half a day. He is very knowledgeable and was kind enough to help me get to my next sightseeing location at the Blue Mansion.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks Anusha for your review. Glad you enjoyed your half day tour. Hope to see you again in Penang. Have a safe flight home. Cheers.
Half-day tour in George Town
PamelaLim, Sept 2022
We had a wonderful half-day tour guided by James Ling. He contacts us before the tour to understand the places we intend to visit for his planning purpose and gave recommendations. My aunt & I enjoyed the tour so much with his explanation of the history of the places we visited. James is very knowledgeable and caring, we are highly recommended his professional service to others.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you Pamela for your review. It gives us much pleasure in showing both of you around. I hope more of your friends are able to enjoy his service in the future. Cheers.
Great tailored tour of Georgetown
Judith_A, July 2022
We booked a private tour and had Max as our guide. He was great and tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted. He was very knowledgeable about the temples, clan houses and street art. He showed us some great places to eat, drink and made sure the tour was at our pace. Max was great, nothing was too much trouble and he was friendly and professional. A great experience.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank Judith. Glad you and Tea enjoyed your tour with me. Have pleasant days ahead. Cheers....Max
Couldn’t be better
Robert_V, Feb 2020
We had a wonderful tour in Penang. Our driver, Mr Gan, was very knowledgeable and personable. When we wanted to change the itinerary he was very accommodating. He also was very willing to answer our questions about living in Penang.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hi Robert, Thanks for your review. We were glad that you liked your tour. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Penang. Stay safe and healthy. Cheers Max
The Best in Penang
stephendobbs56, Feb 2020
We had a super tour with our guide Sam and driver Kris. To be honest when we met them it was like meeting two old friends that were showing us round their town. Sam introduced us to his friends as we went round Penang, people he went to church with and people whom he had worked with, like the doorman at the E & O Hotel where we breezed in to look round as easily as we would had we been staying there. Sam bought us little bits of street food, which we probably wouldn't have tried otherwise. At the end of the tour he showed us where we could get a typical Malaysian lunch and helped us to change sufficient money in order to buy lunch. And, of course he was an excellent guide and very knowlegable. Kris was a very experienced driver adding his own little bits of humour into the tour too and I never had to open the car door once as he was on it like a shot the minute we pulled up anywhere. I would highly recommend this tour. I know we had a better time doing this tour with Sam and Kris than the people on our ship who bought the ship's excursion. It was a pleasure. Thank you.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thanks Stephen for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoy your private tour with our local staffs. What you experienced was Malaysian hospitality. Come back again as we do have a lot more to offer. Cheers.
Penang City Half-Day
Thomas_S, Dec 2019
David was superb. He guided us through George Town, gave us so much information, explained everything. A-One tour guide and driver.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thanks Thomas for your review. It is always great to be guided by passionate tour guide like David. Have a nice day. Cheers.
Penang city trip
Meiyin_T, Oct 2019
Our guide is very friendly and well versed in the history of the attractions. We had a fun time and phototaking too.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thanks for your review. Glad you have fun. All the best to your future undertaking.
Must Do For First Timers
Grace_H, May 2019
This was our first trip to Penang, and this was the perfect introduction tour to Georgetown. Our guide Maxwell was extremely knowledgeable about Penang and is super friendly. The tour company was very flexible with the destination spots that we wanted to hit or bypass. Our tour was customized and tailor-made exactly the way we wanted!! The guide really makes a difference in your first impression of the city. We liked Maxwell so much that we booked another tour with him.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
We are glad that you took up this Georgetown City half-day tour with Active Dynamic with our licensed professional tour guide. As you may have known now, Penang is a hidden gem and we will be more than glad to welcome you and your friends again, plus your family and your relatives to Penang, again and again. Cheers AD

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