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Top 3 tours in Penang
Make your stay in Penang complete with these things to do
- With Kah Kit
1The 10 Tastings of Penang: Street Food Tour in George Town3 hours • food toursExploreFrom €33.09 per person
- Choose your local
2Off the Beaten Track in Penang: Street Art in George Town2.5 hours • city highlight toursExploreFrom €12.87 per person
- With Virginia Ann
3China Town & Little India Tour4 hours • city highlight toursExploreFrom €44.71 per person
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Private tours with locals in Penang
Our locals will give you the best experiences that Penang has to offer
- With Kah Kit4.83 hours • food toursfrom €33.09 per person
- Choose your local4.82.5 hours • city highlight toursfrom €12.87 per person
- With Virginia Ann4.9 42 reviews4 hours • city highlight toursfrom €44.71 per person
- Choose your local4.83 hours • city highlight toursfrom €18.38 per person
- With Deffrey4.9 60 reviews7 hours • city highlight toursfrom €76.47 per person
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A story about a lovely day in Penang
"Virginia is that lovely local lady that knows everyone and everything! I had a blast strolling around Penang with her. I got to experience some history/heritage while engaging with the locals at various markets. After that we shared some of the most amazing street foods together and I got to try my luck at blessing fountain. All in all a very nice experience. I recommend everyone to hang out with her. All I can say is hang out with her and you will have a very good time in Penang Cheers!"ZAbout local Virginia AnnPenang, November 2023
Amazing Day With Deffrey
"Deffrey was a wonderful guide for our visit to Penang! He always made sure we were comfortable, accommodated our wishes, and even came up with a clever solution so we wouldn’t have to wait in a very long queue. I wouldn’t hesitate to book Deffrey the next time we are in Penang for more fun and great stories about Penang. "EmilyAbout local Deffrey Penang, September 2023
An absolutely amazing experience
"Booking this tour was one of the best things we did during our trip through Malaysia. It felt more like taking a trip with a good friend or family member than like a tourist tour. Virginia showed us Georgetown in a way we could not have come up with ourselves. The itinerary of the tour was already good, but we were able to adjust things according to our likes and interests. Virginia is a sweet, warm and funny woman that knows her city and happily takes you around. Because one day was not enough for us, we took out an extra day with her. Honestly, we could have spend numerous days with her! Loved the experience and miss her now we are back home. "MarkAbout local Virginia AnnPenang, August 2023
Beautiful Penang and Sedap Penang Food
"Thanks to Deffrey, we managed to cover all of our itineraries. He is quite friendly, approachable, responsible, helpful and considerate. He is also knowledgeable and patiently listened to our requests before suggesting the options for us to choose from. From Penang Hill to Kek Lok Si and then Penang Street for yummy sedap good. After food, we visited the Peranakan mansion followed by a trishaw ride around Penang before visiting Chew Jetty. We ended with a tea break at the local at the longest cafe in Penang. We truly enjoy the the day trip in Penang. I would strongly recommend to get Deffrey as your guide if you are exploring Penang. He will help you to have memorable trip. Regards Freddie"FreddieAbout local Deffrey Penang, August 2023
Go local in George Town
"Enjoyed the local market experience. Virginia Ann showed us around with humor and enthousiasm. "EduardAbout local Virginia AnnPenang, July 2023
A beautiful experience
"Virginia is a lovely person, a passionate advocate for Penang and a well informed and well travelled tourism professional. We relished the visits to Buddhist Temples and Food Markets, browsing in places where we would otherwise have had little access as visitors to Penang. We also gained a clearer understanding many facets of the fascinating culture of Penang. We highly recommend Virginia as a local guide in Penang."GregoryAbout local Virginia AnnPenang, July 2023
"Had a great day tour in May with Deffrey who knows a lot about Penang. Lot of sights, awsome food and interesting information about culture. 100% reommendation"BernhardAbout local Deffrey Penang, June 2023
Great company and easy going
"Virginia was great. She picked us up in her little car and took us to the stunning Thai and Burmese Buddhist temples. She pointed out all the little things we would have missed and asked for a monk’s blessing for us which was wonderful. She guided us around the markets and ordered some unique streetfood for us. She was very good company and I’d definitely recommend choosing her tour."Stella and GaryAbout local Virginia AnnPenang, April 2023
Discovering Penang with Virginia
"I had the pleasure of spending a day exploring Penang with Virginia, and it was an incredible experience Virginia took me on a journey through different neighborhoods, starting with the vibrant China Town markets and ending with the bustling flea market of Penang. Along the way, we stopped at a beautiful Hindu temple in Little India and had an unforgettable lunch featuring local cuisine. One of the highlights of the tour was when Virginia arranged for a monk to give me a good prayer. It was a truly special moment. Virginia's passion and knowledge for Penang were evident throughout the day. She shared interesting stories about the city's history and culture, as well as insider tips on where to find the best street art for photos. Speaking of photos, Virginia also helped me find the perfect spots to capture Penang's vibrant street art scene. She knew key gems and was patient as I snapped away. Overall, Virginia was an exceptional guide, and I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Penang. Her warm personality and genuine hospitality made me feel like I was exploring the city with an old friend. Thank you, Virginia, for an unforgettable day!"BenoitAbout local Virginia AnnPenang, April 2023
Local knowledge +++
"Deffrey was an amazing guide from start to finish, and I cannot highly recommend this tour enough for a visit to Penang. Deffrey had outstanding local knowledge, he knew all the back streets and parking spots so that we didn’t need to walk far in the Penang heat. The tour was customised to my liking, I really wanted to see Penang street art, so Deffrey took the time to take me to all of the great spots (many away from the crowds to avoid the instagram queues 🙄). I was travelling solo and Deffrey doubled as my tourist photographer taking some great snaps of me along the way (and teaching me how to make instagram reels 🤣). Deffrey was also fantastic at pointing out local traits, customs and traditions, historical landmarks so that it was a really I formative. On top of all this… Deffrey knew exactly where to take me to eat and get coffee (a big task for a Melbourne coffee snob). Loved every second of this trip ☺️"Leanne About local Deffrey Penang, March 2023
Enjoy the Best of the Penang
Like a Local
Private & Personalized Tours in Penang with a Local
When you hit the road and land in a new city like Penang, there's an exciting way to dive into its soul: personalized local tours. Forget the typical touristy routes – these tours are like having a local friend show you around all the cool spots.
Imagine having someone who lives and breathes Penang spill its secrets. That's what local guides bring to the table. They know the hidden alleys, the best bites, and stories that never made it to the guidebooks. Whether you're into munching through food tours, wandering the city's streets, or going off the beaten path, a local guide hooks you up with a private tour that's authentically Penang.
The best part? These tours are all about you. No herding in big groups or rushing through places you're not interested in. With private tours, you're the boss. Whether it's snapping pics at iconic landmarks, diving into history, or checking out the art scene, the tour is tuned to your vibes at your tempo.
But it doesn't stop at city limits. Day trips let you escape the urban jungle and explore nearby wonders. And if you're just setting foot in Penang, kickstart tours give you a taste of everything. Think of it as a crash course in Penang awesomeness, guided by a local who knows the city like the back of their hand.
So, next time you're in Penang, ditch the ordinary. Grab a local tour and unlock the city's real magic – the stories, flavors, and places that make it uniquely Penang. Get ready to explore like a local!
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