Indonesia's second largest city, the capital of Java, can be chaotic and crowded, yet this "City of Heroes," the birthplace of the Indonesian independence movement, has a rich cultural history. It’s a juxtaposition of colonial buildings and modern shopping malls, with lots of tasty ethnic foods and some fascinating archaeological sites a short drive away.
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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, the House of Sampoerna still functions as a production plant for Indonesia's most prestigious cigarette 'Dji Sam Soe'. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 623 yards (about 570 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 16 steps at the House of Sampoerna. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable, clothing with flat, non-slip walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.
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 the 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. Behind the museum there is a modern cigarette factory where you can observe the process of making clove cigarettes by hand.
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.
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
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.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. It is not recommended for guests utilising a wheelchair. Comfortable walking shoes and lightweight clothing are recommended. The cost of providing a tour program in Surabaya is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring nations. Unfortunately this is reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding.
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 the one-hour and forty five minute drive back to the pier in Surabaya.
Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. It is not recommended for guests utilising wheelchairs. Comfortable walking shoes and lightweight clothing are recommended. The cost of providing a tour program in Surabaya is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring nations. Unfortunately this is reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding.
Experience Bali's and Central Java's magnificent temples and natural beauty during this three-day Mid-Voyage Land Adventure. Visit exquisite palaces and immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of this enchanting land. From Probolingo, begin your overland adventure through Pandaan enroute to Surabaya. A a flight takes you to the royal city of Yogyakarta on the island of Java for a two-night stay at the five-star Hyatt Regency Hotel and then onward to the port of Semarang, with a visit to fabled Borobudur en route.
02MIDSUB-A Borobudur Temple & Sultan's Palace
Departure: Surubaya, March 8, 2018
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Re-join ship:Semarang, March 9, 2018
Reserve by: December 5, 2017
This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by December 5, 2017. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS DESCRIPTION WAS UPDATED AS OF 01 NOVEMBER FOLLOWING THE CHANGE OF ITINERARY.
Discover magnificent temples and natural beauty during this 2 day Mid-Voyage Land Adventure. Travel to the fabled island of Java to visit both Borobudur and Prambanan Temples.
DAY ONE - Surabaya / Yogyakarta
Begin your overland adventure travelling to the town of Surabaya. Spend the day discovering the fascinating and vibrant historical sites of East Java beginning with a picturesque drive to House of Sampoerna. Situated in " Old Surabaya", this stately Dutch colonial style compound was built in 1858 and is now a preserved historical site. The House of Sampoerna museum offers a truly unique experience for visitors.
Following your visit, continue your journey with the drive to one of gorgeous historical sites in East Java namely De Javasche Bank, which opened a branch in Surabaya in1829. By 1904 the original building that occupied this site was demolished and was rebuilt with an area of 1,000 square meters. It was designed in a similar manner to De Javasche Bank headquarter in Batavia with Neo~Renaissance architecture and Javanese adornment. The museum has 3 floors and displays the history of the banking system in Indonesia, old photos of Surabaya and old currencies.
After touring the Bank grounds, re~board your motor coach and proceed to a local restaurant for lunch, After lunch you'll be transferred to Juanda Airport of Surabaya for the 80 minutes flights to Jogjakarta, Central Java. Upon arrival at Adi Sucipto, Jogjakarta you'll be met by your escort, then transferred to the 5~star Hyatt Regency Hotel for check~in.
Enjoy a bit of free time to freshen up before departing for dinner with a traditional dance performance at a local restaurant.
Overnight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Yogyakarta
DAY TWO - Yogyakarta / Semarang
After breakfast and check out, depart the hotel and begin the journey to Semarang. During the 30- minute drive, learn about the city's rich history and cultural heritage. In the centre of the city stands the Sultan's Palace, or Kraton. Built in the mid-18th century, the palace is comprised of two parts, the Main Court and Residence, which still serves as the home of the sultans of the Mataram Kingdom. During a guided tour of the palace, fascinating details are revealed as you pass through ornate reception halls, the Throne Room and Gallery, where exhibits include the royal family tree and photographs. Other rooms contain displays of gifts from various state visits and other royal mementos.
Then, re-board your coach for a visit to magnificent Borobudur, Indonesia's most famous temple complex. Built in the 9th century with more than two million cubic feet of stone, Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its fame ranks with Egypt's Great Pyramids and Cambodia's Angkor Wat.
The construction of Borobudur exhausted five generations of Central Java's people. Yet, within little more than a century after completion, Borobudur was mysteriously abandoned. When neighbouring Mount Merapi erupted, volcanic ash covered the site, concealing the monument for the better part of a millennium. It was rediscovered in 1814 when Thomas Stamford Raffles visited Semarang and heard rumours of a mountain of Buddhist sculptures in stone. During the next century, Borobudur's painstaking excavation and restoration was accomplished at a cost of $25 million. Today, this awesome monument stands as a symbol of an ancient and glorious heritage.
Enjoy lunch at a local luxury hotel before continuing on the scenic drive toward the temple of Prambanan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The entire complex spans several square miles, with large areas still waiting to be excavated and restored. Of significant interest is the central compound, where the main building, surrounded by several smaller temples, rises 154 feet (47 meters) above the ground. Following an earthquake in May 2006, Prambanan was closed for a time, but has since been reopened.
At the conclusion of your visit, relax during the 90 minute drive to Semarang, where the Silversea staff and crew are waiting to welcome you back onboard.
Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking at the temple sites, with many steps to climb and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent and your camera. Attire for this programme is modest casual. Lightweight clothing is essential; however, proper dress is required at the Sultan's Palace; skirts and pants must reach below the knees. Baggage is restricted to one checked piece weighing no more than 45 lb. (20 kg) and one carry-on bag. The order of sights seen may vary and the tour itinerary may be amended in case of flight changes or other unforeseen factors. Space is limited, but a minimum of participants is required to operate this excursion.
- One-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (or similar) - Yogyakarta
- Scheduled one-way, Economy-Class flight: Surubaya / Yogyakarta
- One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner (lunch and dinner include choice of two drinks (small beers or soft drinks)
- All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.
All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.