Silversea Luxury Cruises A SURABAYA

SURABAYA

As Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya is big city, bright lights at its most chaotic. But don’t despair. Look beyond the eight lanes of traffic and the skyscrapers and you’ll find a juxtaposition of Dutch colonialism, fascinating archaeology and tasty, ethnic foods amid the modern metropolis. Nicknamed the “City of Heroes”, Surabaya’s cultural history is worth exploring. The moniker is an homage to the citizens of Surabaya (the “Arek-arek Suroboyo”), who defended the city during the Indonesian National Revolution in 1945. View more

The battle resulted in being one of the most important in the Indonesian quest for independence, and Surabaya has been considered the birthplace of Indonesian independence ever since. Coincidently, the words “sura” and “baya” mean shark and crocodile respectively, two great heroic animals that represent the city to this day. Surabaya’s history however goes back all the way to the 10th century when the city was settled by the Kingdom of Janggala, one of the two Javanese kingdoms. Owing to its fortuitous location on the River Brantas delta and on the trade routes of the Java Sea, the village quickly grew to become a major economic force in the 15th and 16th centuries. This, along with the period of Dutch colonisation up to the country’s independence, is artfully explored in Sampoerna museum. For those who want to explore even further back, the Trowulan Archaeological Museum, 90-minutes from Surabaya, has fine examples of Majapahit sculpture and pottery from East Java.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursiones en SURABAYA

Charming Surabaya

Explore the history, culture and natural beauty of the 'City of Heroes' during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion to Surabaya.


Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, Kepanjen Catholic Church and Lawas Village

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the town of Surabaya. Your first stop is at the Kepanjen Catholic Church. Built in 1899, it is the oldest church in Surabaya. Following your guided tour, re-board your coach and proceed to the downtown area for a visit to Lawas, an old, historical village located near the Surabaya Heroes Monument. Although Lawas Village is surrounded by modern buildings, its traditions are well-preserved through relics and buildings from the Mataram Kingdom era, most notably the imperial village of Kampung Keraton.


Traditional Music and Dancing, Green House and Historical House

Your arrival in Lawas Village is greeted by villagers dancing and playing welcome music using remnants of household devices. Afterward, head to the main activities area for a welcome drink, and an opportunity to observe a colourful procession before setting off to explore the village's activities and attractions. Visit the Green House, a recycling centre, along with an historical house and more. Before departing Lawas Village, you are treated to an Indonesian refreshment and dance performance.


Old Surabaya and House of Sampoerna

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to Old Surabaya for a visit to the House of Sampoerna, a stately, Dutch-Colonial-style compound. Built in 1858, this former orphanage was sold and converted into Sampoerna's first major cigarette production facility in 1932. Although it has been preserved and restored as an historical site in commemoration of Sampoerna's 90th anniversary in 2003. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Historical Majapahit Kingdom

Visit the archaeological site of the Majapahit Hindu Kingdom considered to be one of the greatest and most powerful empires in the history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia.


Trowulan Archaeological Museum

Depart the pier via coach for the 90-minute drive to the museum. During your visit, see the fine examples of Majapahit sculpture and pottery from East Java.


Bajang Ratu & Tikus Temple

Next visit a Bajang Ratu Temple, Located not far from Tikus Temple, is one of the Trowulans destination with its sculpted Kala Heads, and continued to the Tikus Temple that was used for ritual bathing and cleansing. Also passed the Segaran Pool used by the Majaphit family and believed to be the largest ancient pool.


Re-board the coach and continue to a local Restaurant where you will enjoy lunch. Your tour concludes with approximately two hour drive back to the pier in Surabaya.

Surabaya City Sights

This half day tour offers an over of Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city and the capital of the province of East Java. Located on the northern shore of eastern Java at the mouth of the Mas River and along the edge of the Madura Strait, it is known as "the city of heroes" due to the importance of the Battle of Surabaya in galvanizing Indonesian and international support for Indonesian independence during the Indonesian National Revolution.


Depart the pier via coach for this half day tour that will include the following highlights:


House of Sampoerna

This stately Dutch colonial-style compound was built in 1862 and is now a preserved historical site. Previously used as an orphanage managed by the Dutch‚ it was purchased in 1932 by Liem Seeng Tee‚ the founder of Sampoerna‚ with the intent of it being used as Sampoerna's first major clove cigarette production facility. The buildings now house a museum.


De Javasche Bank

The building is now a frequent destination in Surabaya Heritage Tour pioneered by other famous museum in Surabaya, House of Sampoerna. It is officially acknowledged by local government as one of precious historical building in the city. The old building of former De Javasche Bank, built in 1829 by the Dutch, stand tall and proud on Garuda street near the historic Jembatan Merah.


Kepanjen Church

The Roman Catholic Church of Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria, which in its development is also, recognized with The Roman Catholic Kepanjen. The Church that being built in 1899 is the eldest church in Surabaya, but has just been applied one year then post it development. This postponement is caused by the church function, which have time to be displaced functioned as field hospital to overcome cholera epidemic


Majapaphit Hotel

The hotel was originally built in 1910 by the Sarkies Brothers and is a classic landmark filled with national pride, where history blends with romance and elegance. Note its graceful colonial architecture with immaculate landscaped gardens, combined with modern facilities. Enjoy tea or coffee and snack while being entertained by a local dance company.


Your tour concludes back at the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.