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A Walk In Batavia (oldtown Jakarta Walking Tour)

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    What to Expect
    Inside of the art-deco Kota Railway Station, greet your guide and get a historical overview of Old Town’s history. Proceed to Museum of Bank Indonesia via underpass tunnel. Illustration of the comparison between the town condition during the colonial era and present days will be given. This 200-years old museum which formerly was a central bank symbolizes the richness of the colony and exhibits the history of trading and money collections.

    Next we will go back to the very begining point of the city, Sunda Kelapa harbour which was an old port of a Hindu kingdom before western traders came. Ride on a local mini bus to experience on how the local commute. Stroll inside the harbour where big wooden ships are parked and feel free to snap plenty images of its unique features.The history of Jakarta always related with maritime trading. Hence, Maritime Museum is the next destination. The building was formerly spice warehouses and spices was very important comodities traded by the colonial. Here we will provide information about the history of colonization in the Archipelago. Climb up to the watchtower and view the scenary of North Jakarta.

    The tour continues to Kota Intan Bridge which is a typical Dutch wooden bridge that still exist in the present day. Wonder along the Kalibesar Canal bank where it was the prosperous vein heart of the city until the turning of 20th century. Fatahillah museum which name is derived from a Javanese General that led the expulsion of the first western power is the last destination. Inside the museum you have a chance to see the underground dungeon and memorial of a tragic event. The journey inside these former city hall concludes the stories of the Old Town which is full of pain and glorious chapters.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Stasiun Kota (Oldtown Railway Station) in front of Starbuck coffee shop
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Fatahilla Square (In front of Cafe Batavia)
    Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Mineral water
    • Pocket map
    • Private tour
    Exclusions
    • Optional activities other than specified
    • Meals
    • Travel insurance
    • Guide tips
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Physical activity level : 3/5
    • Meeting Point : Kota Railway station (Stasiun Kota) In front of Starbucks Store
    • Please bring umbrella, in case of raining especially during rainiy season (October – April)
    • Method of travelling : Walking and mass transportation
    • Minimum and Maximum Pax : 1-12 Pax
    • Please prepare to wear comfortable clothes & shoes(Jakarta’s weather is all-time warm and humid)
    • This tour is not recommended/suitable for wheelchair and baby strollers
    • The tour is free for infant (0-3 years).
    • Adult and children (3-12 years old) share the same fare
    • Children must be accompanied by adult
    • There is no tour on Monday, because all museum are closed
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A walk in old town Djakarta (Batavia) with an excellent guide. We hopped into a few museums, a public transport van and visited some of the highlights of old Dutch Indies architecture. Our guide had a profound knowledge of the places we visited, in the old town and the harbour,
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    Interesting as a Dutch, conscious about history, to see what's left. My local guide met on time at the old railway station had good info on all and introduced and explained on the remaining buildings, practices. It is done strolling wih one or two short rides and chances to
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    Supry was a very good guide - he met me at the train station and then we walked across the street to the building that used to house the central bank and now is a financial museum - I was happily surprised given I work in that general area and found the museum very interesting.
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    We did the walking tour plus cycling to the old harbour with Supry as a guide and had a great afternoon. Supry is very knowledgable when it comes to the history of Jakarta and was able to answer even the most detailed question of hours. His passion for his city is very
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    About the operator
    By: Walkindies Travel Co
    68 reviews
    simplysimple2014
    Vancouver, Canada
    10
    Great tour - must do in Jakarta!
    Rico and Jason are very professional, well equipped with ponchos and wet wipes and prepared all the information
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    rswillems
    10
    Strolling through "tempo doeloe"
    A walk in old town Djakarta (Batavia) with an excellent guide. We hopped into a few museums, a public transport
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    crispair
    New Delhi, India
    4219
    Beautiful trip of Jakarta
    We were on a family trip to Indonesia and my parents who are both above 70 were with us. I had requested the
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    beijingtaylor
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    3022
    Tour guide excellent but the bikes are dangerous
    First the tour guide Supri was excellent. His English is fluent, comprehensive and with very little accent is
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    H964SKdavids
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    31
    Better for the tour.
    The bike tour will remain with me always. Left with a greater understanding of Indonesia’s past, present and
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    Geo W
    Bussum, The Netherlands
    51
    Bicycle Tour old city of Djakarta
    Super friendly Guide, great attention to explaining details of the history and city development and very cautious
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    betsyvt
    Burlington, Vermont
    104
    Fun & informative tour of old Jakarta
    Part walking and part riding funky cruiser bikes, we enjoyed our tour thru old Jakarta & some of its museums. Our
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    RICHARD S
    Normal, Illinois
    3010
    Day Tour of Jakarta
    Excellent guide if you could not remember his name just call him Justin Timberlake. Spoke excellent English
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    Danetraveller
    Denmark
    84
    Indeed a very nice experience
    First I would like to highlight that the whole process of arranging the tour went very smooth. Very nice e-mail
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    niksela
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    193
    Incredible insight in Jakarta’s history!
    We had an amazing afternoon with Rico from Walkindies. This is a way of sightseeing that you will never be able to
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    RICHARD S
    Normal, Illinois
    3010
    Jakarta Sightseeing Tour
    We were picked up at the Jakarta Airport Hotel by our guide "Shupri" but he told us to call him Justin Timberlake.
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    Marco V
    Bangkok, Thailand
    60
    a stroll in time
    Interesting as a Dutch, conscious about history, to see what's left. My local guide met on time at the old railway
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    O6791KBmarkd
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    73
    Enjoyed a number of museums, local transport and the harbor
    Supry was a very good guide - he met me at the train station and then we walked across the street to the building
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    nkmccallum
    Sydney, Australia
    10
    A great time in the old town
    Supriyatno is a legend and very knowledgeable and patient. He took us about the old town, from the docks through
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    Chl0eElizabeth
    Sydney, Australia
    1911
    Exceptional cycling & walking tour with Supri!
    My partner and I had an absolutely fantastic time with our guide, Supri, last week exploring Jakarta. He expertly
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