Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
Spend the day discovering this cosmopolitan city and its many cultural levels, from the soaring Petronas Towers to a Royal Palace, Gothic churches, stolid Colonial remnants and a restored Malay timber house, once the residence of a local headman in a lovely Heritage Center. Browse in the markets and shops. Shop for crafts, excellent pewter, jewelry, batik. The fusion of cultures here offers a variety of menus from Malay and Chinese to continental cuisines. Try a curry or spicy broiled duck, a satay or broiled fish.
The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.
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This utterly amazing master-planned city was constructed to move the country's administrative functions from Kuala Lumpur. Named after Malaysia's first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the landmark complex stretches over 11,320 acres of which more than 70% is devoted to greenery and bodies of water, including 13 different gardens. Planned to the minutest detail, this intelligent city is devoted to enhancing the goal of the nation in nurturing a caring and progressive society that is also technologically advanced. Architecturally, the city is a blend of both modern and Islamic design, with well-paved roads and residential areas that blend together harmoniously.
Meeting your coach at the pier, you'll commence on a leisurely and scenic drive to Putrajaya. Some of the sights you will see are Perdana Putra - the Prime Minister's Office Complex, Putra Mosque with its rose-tinted granite, the unique twin-deck Putra Bridge and Putra Square.
Round off the tour with visit the 227-acre Putrajaya Botanical Garden. About 40% of Putrajaya's scenic beauty consists of lush greenery and botanical gardens enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. This is the largest botanical garden in Malaysia which provides a peaceful, quiet place for contemplation and introspection, and is divided into three sections: flowers, ornamental plants, and preservation and research.
At the conclusion of what will no doubt be a highly memorable tour of this splendid city, you'll ride back to the pier in Port Kelang.
Please note: The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. Lightweight clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Explore the rich, centuries-old history of Malacca during this memorable, full-day journey through the city's glorious and colorful past.
Depart the pier for the scenic, 2-hour drive along the modern highway to Malacca. This history of Malaysia emanates from Malacca. Parameswara, an exiled Malay Hindu prince from Sumatra, founded this intriguing city in 1400.
Upon arrival in Malacca, a visit will be made to St. Peter's Church, the oldest Christian church still in use in Malaysia. From here, you will proceed to the Stadhuys and commence the walking portion of your tour. You will walk to St. Paul's Hill, then continue on to A'Famosa before re-boarding your coach again for the transfer to the Baba and Nyonya Museum. During your guided tour, you will have an opportunity to view the heirlooms unique to the heritage of Malacca.
Next, you will proceed for an International Buffet lunch in the Equatorial Hotel or similar. After lunch, a visit will be made to Jonker Street, a haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artifacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found
among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history.
Following your visit, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: Due to heavy traffic conditions, the tour itinerary is subject to change. Conservative dress is required when visiting the mosque; shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted inside. This tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking, with 80 steps to negotiate. The drive from the pier to Malacca is approximately 2 hours in each direction.
Explore the diverse cultures of Kuala Lumpur during an informative, full-day tour of this picturesque city.
Depart the pier for the drive along the modern highway to Kuala Lumpur. En route, a comfort stop will be made at the Rest & Relax Highway if necessary. Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will take an orientation tour of the city. Along the way, you will pass by the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, one of the country's most beautiful structures. Frequently referred to as the Blue Mosque, its 470-foot minarets are the world's tallest. A photo stop will then be made at the King's Palace, or Istana Negara.
Next, you will visit to the National Museum, the country's principal museum. The unique design of this palatial building is based upon classic Malay architecture. Your guided tour of the museum's diverse galleries offers interesting insights into the nation's history, politics, culture, economy, arts, and flora and fauna. From here, you will proceed to the National Monument. Designed by acclaimed sculptor Felix De Weldon, this 50-foot-tall bronze monument was constructed in 1966.
A photo stop will then be made to the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, the centerpiece of Kuala Lumpur's city center. Petronas is currently home to the world's tallest pair of freestanding towers, which rise 1,482 feet above the skyline. Your next stop is the Jame Mosque. Built in 1909, it is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, and features graceful arches and domes that are reminiscent of Moorish architecture. At Independence Square, you will see the 328-foot flagpole marking the spot where the Malaysian flag was hoisted on August 31, 1957 to commemorate the country's independence from British rule.
After a buffet lunch , your visit to Kuala Lumpur will conclude with a stroll through what was once a busy wet market. The many shops housed in this heritage building will enchant you with their offerings of antique clocks, jewelry, gems, woodcarvings, batik, and pewter. Following your visit, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Enjoy a glimpse of Malaysian life by visiting a family in their home, the Royal Gallery and the energetic area of Little India.
After departing from the pier, you will drive through lively Port Klang in the state of Selangor, an area known as Port Swettenham during the colonial period. In time, you will arrive at a traditional Malaysian home, where you will observe the lifestyle of a typical family. While savoring local beverages and cakes, feel free to ask the family members about their daily activities or most anything else. The family is happy to entertain your questions and an interpreter is on hand to keep the conversation flowing.
After meeting the local people, your tour continues to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery. Housed in a beautiful Victorian style building, the gallery showcases the royal collections of the past and present Sultan of the state of Selangor. Next, you will continue on to the Alam Shah Palace (exterior view only), one of several residences of the Sultan of Selangor. Ceremonies such as coronations are usually held here, and as you will see firsthand the palace makes yet another wonderful photo opportunity.
Round off your tour with a stroll in Little India. Here, amidst the pre-war shop houses, you will find a vibrant community that has preserved its distinct way of life. Discover a profusion of authentically Indian items such as colorful saris, an assortment of sweetmeats, aromatic spices, exotic fragrances and dazzling adornments. After visiting Little India, you will rejoin your coach and return to the pier.
Please note: The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. There are 15 steps to reach the family home and 30 at the Royal Gallery. Light, casual clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and easily removable (shoes must be removed during the visit to the family home) flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
This tour is for those who wish to explore the fascinating city of Kuala Lumpur at their own pace. Departing by coach from the pier, you'll enjoy a scenic drive to Kuala Lumpur, traveling past the township of Klang and viewing the beautiful passing scenery. En-route, an experienced guide will be happy to answer your questions while pointing out several points of interest, including the world renowned Petronas Twin Towers, the world's tallest twin buildings.
You will be dropped off at Lot 10, a modern mall located in the Bukit Bintang area which is within walking distance of some of the city's other main shopping areas such as the Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza and Starhill Shopping Center. Also close-by is popular Bintang Walk, where you can find an array of restaurants and cafés offering both local and international cuisine. Before disembarking the coach, your guide will recommend a variety of remarkable shopping options ranging from upscale boutiques to bargain markets, as well as direct you to some of the city's most noteworthy landmarks.
After approximately 3 1/2 hours off free time, you'll rejoin your coach back at the designated location at Lot 10 for the return drive back to the ship.
Please note: The coaches are not wheelchair accessible and guests must be able to board and disembark them on their own; therefore, this tour may not be suitable for wheelchair guests. Lightweight clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Kuala Lumpur is often referred to as the Garden City because of its abundance of greenery and beautifully landscaped parks and colorful gardens that have enchanted nature lovers for years. Visitors always come away impressed with the city's lovely tree-shaded streets that are decoratively lined with ornamental plants, shrubs and flowers.
Your tour starts by passing through several new industrial developments as you head to the Lake Gardens, to visit the wonderful Orchid and Hibiscus gardens where you can find exotic species of each of these flowers and many colorful varieties of Hibiscus, the national flower.
A short distance away is the equally amazing Bird Park. Reputed to have the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world, this park is home to 3000 or more birds of 200 local and foreign species. It houses exotic and amazing birds such as the Bird of Paradise, Changeable Hawk, Eagle, Rhinoceros Hornbill and more.
Nearby is the Butterfly Park, home to over 6,000 colorful butterflies. The Park’s tropical rainforest imitates their natural habitat. During your visit, they will delight you as they flit from flower to flower.
Re-boarding your coach, you'll travel to a local restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.
Please note: The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. There is a substantial amount of activity, including walking, and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
On this delightful and educational tour of rural Kuala Lumpur, you'll explore a cave in the countryside, along with some of the nation's most popular handicrafts.
Begin your tour with a visit to Batu Caves in a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
The cave is one of the most popular Hindushrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia which attracts over 1.5 million pilgrims yearly, making it one of the largest annual gatherings anywhere in the world.
Next, visit the pewter manufacturer, Royal Selangor, the largest of its type in the world. It is recognized as a Malaysian brand icon. The tour begins at the Gallery where you will earn about the business's pioneering past and its transformation to a world-class company. The Factory Tour shows you live the different pewter production processes - casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving, as well as the intricacies of making Selberan's fine jewelry.
You will also have the opportunity to join The Royal Selangor 'School of Hard Knocks', which is an entertaining hour-long pewtersmithing workshop where, for a small fee participants are taught to create their own pewter dish using traditional tools and methods.
Afterwards, you'll re-board your coach and return to Port Klang.
Please note: This tour involves some walking, and negotiating the 275 steps at the Cave Temple.
See beautiful and historic mosques, museums, memorials, the King's Palace and the Petronas Towers during this scenic tour of Kuala Lumpur.
Depart the pier for the drive along the modern highway to Kuala Lumpur. En route, if needed, a comfort stop will be made at the Rest & Relax Highway. Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will take an orientation tour of the city. Along the way, you will pass by the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, one of the country's most beautiful structures. Frequently referred to as the Blue Mosque, its 470-foot minarets are the world's tallest. A photo stop will then be made at the King's Palace, or Istana Negara.
Next, you will proceed to the Thean Hou Temple. This striking, six-tiered temple is regarded as one of the biggest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia, and is home to the patron Goddess Thean Hou of the Hainanese community. Afterward, a visit will be made to the National Monument. Designed by acclaimed sculptor Felix De Weldon, this 50-foot-tall bronze monument was constructed in 1966.
Leaving the National Monument, you will continue on to the Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple. This huge temple is one of the most prominent Sri Lankan or Ceylonese Tamil temples in Malaysia, and has become a popular tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur. The temple architecture is believed to have been inspired by the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Your tour will conclude at Independence Square, you will see the 328-foot flagpole marking the spot where the Malaysian flag was hoisted on August 31, 1957 to commemorate the country's independence from British rule. A photo stop at the Petronas Towers will also be made before returning to the pier.
Please note: The visit to Thean Hou Temple involves negotiating approximately 80 steps. The rest of the tour consists mainly of sightseeing from the coach, and during photo stops. The tour sequence may vary.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.