HARMONY IN WELTEVREDEN (Private Walking Tour)

Duration:
3 Hours
Transport:
Walking
Tour Type:
Walking Tour
Group size:
1-12
Location:

Rp500,000.00

The diverse religions and cultures in Indonesia inevitably have direct impact to the history of the capital city. The proximity of the religious sites in Gambir area are the evidences of inter-religious tolerance since the past era. Explore inside the biggest mosque and church in Indonesia. You will also be introduced with some historical sites in the area such as Lapangan Banteng (Buffalo Field), Ministry of Finance, Gedung Pancasila (Pancasila Building), Grand Post Office and Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Art Hall) on foot. The existence of those buildings are the proof that a new modern city was built during the colonial era. We will walk along in the Gambir area where the philosophy of the religious tolerance is exhibited!

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PRICE

01 Pax           = IDR 500.000 / Pax
02 – 04  Pax  = IDR 250.000 / Pax
05 – 08 Pax   = IDR 220.000 / Pax
09 – 12 Pax   = IDR 190.000 / Pax

 (Price discount will be reflected on the cart page)

OVERVIEW

The diverse religions and cultures in Indonesia inevitably have direct impact to the history of the capital city. The proximity of the religious sites in Gambir area are the evidences of inter-religious tolerance since the past era. Explore inside the biggest mosque and church in Indonesia. You will also be introduced with some historical sites in the area such as Lapangan Banteng (Buffalo Field), Ministry of Finance, Gedung Pancasila (Pancasila Building), Grand Post Office and Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Art Hall) on foot. The existence of those buildings are the proof that a new modern city was built during the colonial era. We will walk along in the Gambir area where the philosophy of the religious tolerance is exhibited!

HIGHLIGHT

Learn about Jakarta’s transition from colonial headquarter to a republic’s capital city
Tour inside the biggest church and mosque in Indonesia
See the collection of old stamps
Explore the civic district of Jakarta

ITINERARY

Meet your guide inside of Gambir Station and kick off a day of exploring the best of Gambir area. The station that connects Jakarta with others cities in Java has its appearance evolved several times in history. Opposite of the station there is Immanuel Church which was established to honour the first king of the Netherlands, King Willem. Stop by to see its elegant architecture.
Make your way to Pancasila Building where Ir. Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia delivered the state’s ideology. Learn the significance of this former colonial legislature assembly  to the nation’s independence. The next destination is Buffalo Field. Despite of it’s name you won’t find the animal here as they were driven out when the city expanded. Listen to the story of the new city development. Enjoy the greenery inside the park where a statue commemorating freedom of the eastern province is stood tall.
The 160 metres empirical Ministry of Finance building is the next stop that cannot be missed in this itinerary. It was constructed when the Governor General Daendels shifted the capital city to Gambir and were planned as the civic centre. Passing by the Centre Post Office and the Jakarta Art Hall which are the manifestation of the new city transformation in terms of economic and cultural during the colonial era. As you wander inside of  the post office you’ll find a heaven for stamp collectors.

 

At the end of the tour you will be exhibited with the splendor of two religious venues: Istiqlal Mosque and neo-gothic Cathedral Church. As the mosque name means independence there are symbol of Indonesian independence in it to be explored. The serenity of the church ambiance completes your journey in Gambir.

INCLUSION

English speaking guide
Entrance tickets as per itinerary
Mineral water
Pocket map

EXCLUSION

Optional activities other than specified, Meals, Travel insurance, Guide tips

IMPORTANT NOTES

Physical activity level : 3/5
Meeting Point : Gambir Railway Station
Please bring umbrella, in case of raining. Especially during rainy season (October – April)
Method of travelling : Walking
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
Children must be accompanied by adult
Booking for sunday is available by appoinment. Please send a request via email to info@walkindies.co
The tour is not available during public holiday
As we will visit some religious sites, it is encouraged to wear modest, conservate clothing (long pants/jeans and slevee t-shirt/shirt). However, the mosque will provide a free robe for the tourist

MEETING POINT

Gambir Railway Station (In front of Starbuck Coffee Shop)

Meeting Point : Gambir Railway Station (In front of Starbucks Coffee)

Additional information

Tour Language

English, Indonesia

Tour Hours

08:30 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30