Duration : 6 hours
Starting point : Surabaya harbour
Transfer services : Surabaya harbour
Tour Itinerary :
Arrival at Surabaya Port harbour, Surabaya, what fairly describe about East Java province, is coming from Surabaya. Beside, it is the official capital of the province, Surabaya is also the second largest city after Jakarta. By the population for about 3 millions people, Surabaya has become the Metropolis city with numbers of diversities among the people, cultures, habits and way of living. Moreover, Surabaya nowadays is already become the center of business, commerce, industry, and education in eastern Indonesia.
Looking at the historical background, Surabaya was build based on some phases of time. The first phase was coming from the time before the Dutch colonialism. Surabaya was once a gate to Majapahit Kingdom, which was located at the edge of Kali Mas. Even today, Surabaya anniversary day is set as the date of May 31, 1293. The day was actually a day of the victory of Majapahit troops led by Raden Wijaya against Mongol empire on Kublai Khan’s envoy.
In the 15th century, Islam began to spread rapidly in areas of Surabaya. One member of the wali sanga, Sunan Ampel, was build mosques and Islamic boarding schools in the area of Ampel. In 1530, Surabaya became part of the Sultanate of Demak.
The second phase is coming from the Dutch East Indies era. At the time of the Dutch East Indies, Surabaya had status as the capital residency of Surabaya, whose territory also includes what is now the regency of Gresik, Sidoarjo, Mojokerto and Jombang. In 1905, the Surabaya status granted become municipality (Gemeente). In 1926, designated as a provincial capital Surabaya, East Java. Since it developed into a modern city, Surabaya, became the second largest in the Dutch East Indies after Batavia.
Surabaya city sightseeing the 2nd biggest city in Indonesia features : Clove cigarette factory still processing cigarettes the traditional way and Museum House of Sampoerna, China town with his chinese temple, walk around the down town to local traditional market of spicy Pabean than visit Arab quarter of Ampel with his traditional bazar. Drive 30 minutes to Hotel Majapahit and visit. Originally built in 1910 by the famous Sarkies brothers, the Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark institution filled with national pride, where history blends with romance and elegance. Its graceful colonial architecture with immaculate landscaped gardens, combined with modern facilities and its famous Spa makes the Majapahit the preferred choice for the most discerning travellers.
Located in the heart of Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city and re-known trading port since the 15th century, the Majapahit has gone through different names over its long history. Around 2 PM drive back to port. END SERVICES.