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), Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum, The Red Store (Toko Merah Jakarta), Café Batavia, et cetera. The rest are other building which still privately owned and become office building, so they are unable to visit.
But, cannot visit does not mean you cannot see, right?
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 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 taste local foods, traditional ice drink, popsicles, Jakarta street food, and everything!
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 sun heat, we will treat you FREE coconut milk popsicle!
Price : 49 Euro per person
Duration : 4 hours
Type of Tour : Walking Tour with Jakarta Private Tour Guide
Meeting point : Guest Pickup around Central Jakarta
1. Guest Pickup (around Central Jakarta)
2. All Public Transportation Round-trip Ticket
3. All Museum Entrance Tickets
4. Snacks and Mineral Water During The Tour (snack options depends on availability)
5. Jakarta Travel Guide Service
Not Included : Meals, Personal Expenses, Private Transportation
Bonus : Asemka Market Visit (Wholesale Souvenir Market)
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!
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!!
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.
Highly recommended! Vera is very knowledgeable about the city's history and culture. She answered every question I had. Enjoyable experience
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
JakartaWalkingTour was exactly what we had hoped for! Our guide customized the tour for us, spoke English very well, knew her way around a very complicated city, had key contacts at various locations to provide expertise and/or behind the scenes insights, as well as explained what we were seeing and answered our many questions. We plan to be repeat customers!
The Old Town tour was a perfect introduction to Jakarta’s history, and I can’t say enough good things about Vera, my guide. She is a gem. Seeing the city with her made the tour especially memorable.
She was lovely company during this private tour to Jakarta's old town and the other stops. It was a great way to explore Jakarta in a short time, experience the local transportation and get to more information about life and people in Indonesia by a local. I can highly recommend this tour and tour guide. Thank you for this lovely day!
Die Tour mit Vera war super und ist absolut empfehlenswert- man kommt an Orte, die man sonst vermutlich nie finden würde. Vor allem die tolle persönliche Betreuung und die Verkostung von diversen einheimischen Früchten sind super. Ich würde die Tour für jeden, der Jakarta nicht näher kennt empfehlen!!
I had a very pleasant walk in old Batavia with Vera, who has shown me the most remarkable sites in the area. More than that, she has shared with me the views of a Jakartan, something you don't necessarily get by reading Western guidebooks. To be recommended!