The Old Batavia Tour

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An Old Proverb said “History can shape our future”. We are definitely agree with the relevance between past and future time. What you see on Jakarta in the old time play the biggest part of Jakarta today. Lucky for you, now we can show you an ‘evidence’ of glorious Jakarta in the old time, in a place called Jakarta Old Town.

Jakarta Old Town or Kota Tua is a place that surrounded by old building which built on Dutch colonial era around 16th century. The old building has wonderful structure, architecture, and you can see it blend with modern touch.

You can visit some of those building because it has function as a museum or restaurant, such as Bank of Indonesia Museum, Indonesia Puppet Museum (Wayang Museum Jakarta), The Red Store (Toko Merah Jakarta), Café Batavia, et cetera. And also, we invite you to jump into the legendary big wooden Phinisi boat in Sunda Kelapa Old Harbor — let’s walk a little more to the north, shall we?

In Jakarta Old Town Tour, we will help you to reminisce the old vibe around Jakarta Old Town.

  • We will walk around big canal that had important role in the old time
  • We will walk into the big Phinisi boat where sailor work, live, and waiting for departure
  • We will visit some interesting museum that will help you know better about Indonesian and its spices history
  • We will stroll around Jakarta Old Town Square where you can see how fun it is to be a local!

On our city tour, all you need to prepare is a happy feet to explore and a big heart to understand real part of Jakarta. Do not worry about Jakarta’s heat, we will treat you a FREE local drink in the nice-aircon-cafe!



Duration           : 4 hours
Type of Tour     : Walking Tour with Jakarta Private Tour Guide
Meeting Point  : Guest Pickup around Central Jakarta
Price List           :
– 54 Euro per person
– 49 Euro per person for two pax booking

Included :
1. Guest Pickup (around Central Jakarta)
2. All Transportation (taxi and tuk-tuk but mostly walking)
3. All Admission Fee
4. Mineral Water
5. FREE Drink in Cafe
5. Jakarta Private Guide Service

Excluded  : Meals, Personal Expenses, Private Transportation
Bonus       : Visit Puppet Workshop for two pax booking

Need more information about Jakarta Old Town Tour? Please send us email to : or simply ask us on here : Contact Us

Old Batavia Tour
Average rating:  
 6 reviews
 by Tania - United Kingdom
A great time with Vera

We had an amazing tour with Vera! Although we did not have much time, Vera took this into account and tailored the tour specifically to our needs. She answered all questions knowledgeably and was fun and charming to be around. We would highly recommend Vera's tours!

 by Shira Singer - USA

We had a fantastic time with Vera, who took my friend and me on a tour of the old Dutch area of the city. Vera is extremely knowledgeable about history, culture and traditions and provided us with so much interesting information. My favorite part was a visit with the puppet master artist in his workshop behind the puppet museum. He showed us the entire process of puppet making, and then gave us a puppet performance. An experience I will never forget!!

 by Paivi - Pollandia
Excellent City Tour

It was a very good tour of the Chinese quarters and Batavia. The reservation was very felxible and our guide Vera was excellent. She is very knowledgeable and nice. We also learned a lot about life and customs in Indonesia. And she had good advise for us on things to try out later on in the city. It was a very good way to make to most out of the little free time we had with my colleagues in Jakarta.

 by Derek Cariaga - USA

Highly recommended! Vera is very knowledgeable about the city's history and culture. She answered every question I had. Enjoyable experience

 by Liz and Donna – seasoned travellers from Sydney

Vera is an amazing young woman; intelligent, informed, curious and totally delightful and engaging. On the Old Batavia walking tour we found that she was more than competent to answer our many detailed questions, not only about the history of Jakarta, but on so many other issues that interested us about Indonesia. It is not too much walking but enough to feel the area and disclose some surprises. She charmed us with her humour, sincere and informed viewpoints and personal manner. At the end of the tour she generously shared her tips on local food stalls and restaurants for us to explore on our own and cared for our safety and comfort in a professional manner.
In our opinion having a good guide like Vera, is the secret to try and understand another culture. We just love a ‘go- get’ woman running her own business and creating an independent lifestyle.
5 out of 5 from us

 by Jane Candlish - UK

I went on a walking tour of the old town square and port areas and then Monas Park with Vera. I had a visitor in town and we were quite prescriptive of what we did and didn't want to do and see. Vera was very flexible and tailored the tour to our needs. I loved the Maritime Museum and going up the old clock tower. The port was so interesting - very different to other Asian ports I've visited. Vera really knows her stuff and she was more than happy to take pictures throughout (which she sent on promptly) and answer questions on Indonesian culture/history/arts etc. I really liked that she recommended other places in Jakarta that I could visit on my own. Highly recommended. Thank you, Vera!