Surabaya's Contrasts Walking Tour, Surabaya Indonesia, Java
A modern-day metropolis featuring futuristic skyscrapers standing against colonial mansions and canals, Surabaya is a key trading port of the Javanese Sea. This contrast of old and new will be the focus of your tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will learn the story of the city and its importance in forming Indonesia today.
Known as the 'City of Heroes', Surabaya is a centre of rapid development and change. It was here that a mighty battle took place in 1945 between the Indonesians and the British colonisers. The conflict became an important symbol of rebellian and resistance in the country, galvinising Indonesia's revolution that let to independence in 1949.
This city tour is the perfect activity for those staying overnight in Surabaya wanting to know a little more about their surroundings.
Our guide (Jun) in Jogjakarta and Borobudur was exceptionally good - excellent with our two boys (aged 5 and 3), really friendly and informative and added a lot of value. Our boat guide (Jack) was amazing too - he was brilliant with the boys, really thought about making the most of the 3 days, very flexible and really did everything possible to make sure we all had a great time.