Guided tour

Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

4.6 / 5

13 reviews

Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

From US$ 55 per person

Discover the history of Jakarta on this 7-hour guided coach tour. Explore the Old Batavia district and see its museums, neighborhoods and cultural offerings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off are included from your hotel in Jakarta

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Colonial Era history of Old Batavia
  • Walk through the traditional market in Glodok, Jakarta's Chinatown
  • Visit the National Museum and the Jarkarta History Museum
  • Learn facts and hear stories from your knowledgable guide
Full description
Drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Learn about the history of the city with visits to the National Museum, Kota Intan, and Jakarta’s Chinatown as you travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Jakarta. Visit the National Museum and see its collection of artifacts from Jakarta’s different ethnic groups. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Explore Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Stop at the Petak Sembilan Chinese Temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Make your way to the Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. Continue to the Wayang Museum and see its collection of Javanese puppets. Afterwards, drive over the Kota Intan Drawbridge, the last drawbridge in Jakarta. Visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. After visiting the harbor you will be brought back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Driver
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour contains a moderate amount of walking. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are included in this tour. Please specify your hotel name and address upon booking. The exact pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner one day prior to your activity.
  • Please note, the National Museum is closed to the public on Monday and during public holidays. If the museum is closed during your visit, the tour will visit Jakarta Cathedral and Istiqlal Mosque instead.
  • Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum) is closed to the public every Monday and on public holidays. If the museum is closed during your visit, the tour will visit the antique and flea market in Jalan Surabaya instead.
  • Please note, times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Very nice and interesting Tour. Small enthusiastic female guide whose name unfortunately we no longer know. The driver was also great ... managed to steer us through heavy traffic. She also knew a good restaurant for lunch. We find this tour a must for those who want to see Jakarta. Highlights were old China, the national museum and the historical museum.

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September 9, 2019

Jakarta in one day

Very good tour, took in The National Museum, Chinatown, including the wet markets, the marina and the main square and the museum of history. Highlight was probably lunch at The Batavia Cafe. We were the only people on the tour but this was a refection of it being during the 4 days post Ramadan. Guide and driver were excellent.

June 16, 2019

An excellent tour. I was picked up on time and the guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Thank you!

October 12, 2019

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