Duration: 2 nights part-escorted tour
Price from: £199pp
Day 1 Penang Beach/George Town: Depart from your Penang beach hotel for a scenic journey to the island’s capital, George Town (approximately 30 minutes drive). On arrival at your hotel, you are free to step out and begin your explorations of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, head out to Gurney Drive, a coastal esplanade just north of George Town, well-known for its food courts and hawker stalls, offering the best of Penang on a plate.
Day 2 George Town: Step out this morning for a guided George Town Heritage Tour. There’s a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis, Penang’s most prominent historical fortress, you’ll visit the Peranakan Mansion with its priceless collection of antiques and artefacts, then stop at either the Blue Mansion or Cheong Fatt Tze mansion. The afternoon is then free for you to continue sightseeing independently. Why not seek out some of the eye-catching street art which you’ll find scattered throughout the city; take a stroll through the maze of chaotic streets and narrow lanes passing fragrant spice shops and decorative shrines; or, perhaps walk around one of the Clan Jetties, unique Chinese water villages, which ‘float’ above the water on stilts. When in need of a break you’ll find ample coffee shops, trendy bars and inviting street stalls.
Day 3 George Town/Penang Beach: Your tour ends with a return journey to your Penang beach hotel.
Departures: Daily from Penang beach hotels.
Accommodation: In your choice of the Hotel Penaga from £199pp or Eastern & Oriental Hotel from £269pp.
Room upgrades: Available at both hotels.
Tour price: The prices shown include transfers from Penang beach hotel to Georgetown, accommodation at your chosen hotel and sightseeing as outlined on day 2.