The Moorish Victorian-style Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
Malay culture on display at an authentic kampung house
Grand architecture of world's first Dravidian glass temple
A drive past Taman Istana—garden & home of the royal family
Kota Iskandar, an epicentre of Johor's culture & heritage
What's included, what's not
Private half-day guided tour of Johor Bahru
Roundtrip transport to and from your Johor Bahru hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals and drinks
Entrance ticket to where it’s applicable
Tipping for Tour Guide & Driver
Know before you book
Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they sit on a parent's lap.
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Johor Bahru hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Discover the city of Johor Bahru on this sight-filled half-day tour. Visit one of the finest mosques in Malaysia, and then drive past the Royal Mausoleum on your way to a traditional Malay kampung house. Stop at a pewter factory, explore a glass temple, and see a royal palace before your tour ends.
Meet your guide at your hotel and head out into the streets Johor Bahru. Marvel at the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, learning about its construction and unique Moorish Victorian style from your expert host. Venture past the peaceful Royal Mausoleum, and then go to a kampung house to see how Malaysians live. Your next stops are at a pewter factory and a unique Hindu temple that was built in the Dravidian tradition and designed with intricate glasswork that is meant to attract local devotees and visitors from across the world.
Dig into a traditional lunch followed by a ride past the sultan's palace, which was built in 1866 and is situated amid lush gardens. After seeing the historic government centre, proceed to Kota Iskandar—Johor's new administrative facility and symbol of the city's culture and heritage. Before your tour ends back at your hotel, be sure to ask your guide for any additional sightseeing tips.