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Address: Taman Sampoerna 6, Surabaya, Indonesia
Phone Number: 62-31-353-9000
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Visit A Museum, Free City Tour

The place was a cigarette factory turned Museum. Can be hard to find as it is not exactly on the side on the main road but ask around (it famous). Everything here is free (not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Surabaya, Indonesia
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The place was a cigarette factory turned Museum. Can be hard to find as it is not exactly on the side on the main road but ask around (it famous). Everything here is free (not the restaurant and the craft vendor) and the first thing you need to check is their city tour bus schedule. The museum isn't that big... More 

2 Thank TravelinDewi
Surabaya, Indonesia
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82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Book the seat(s) first. Yes, because the tour is always full booked. The tour itself is interesting. As local, it is surprising to know information like, there is an underground tunnel that connects Kalisosok prison to Police Office in Jl. Veteran. It's free. Cool bus. Good guide. and while waiting for the departure, you can visit the museum or have... More 

2 Thank RochmanLJ
Mold, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

These tours are operated for free from the House of Sampoema in a small bus made to look like and old tram. The guides were friendly and knew their stuff. Our tour visited the independence museum (5000 RPh) . Tours leave several times a day and each is different (9am and 1pm when we visited). We could not book in... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Surabaya Heritage Trail tours are free tours run by the local Surabaya City Government, who created the tour as a means to highlight and educate visitors regarding Surabaya's history and architecture and "cultural reserves". The tours start outside House of Samporna and are usually full so you might need to book a few hours ahead. Several different tours are offered.... More 

Thank jeniallenby
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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131 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This Heritage Tour is always fully booked even if it is on a normal weekday! Thus, remember to call the museum and book in advance! Each day the museum offers at least 3 diffrent routes of tour - with different timing. Do check in advance which interest you! The old town of Surabaya always will bring you back in time,... More 

2 Thank Kevin C
Denpasar, Indonesia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Though this tour is free of charge, everything is well managed. The driver & the tour guide are friendly. The route is passing through some crowded areas, but the cozy situation in the bus makes passengers enjoy this tour. Highly recommended

1 Thank Lestari D
Montreal, Canada
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949 reviews
594 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We took two of the Heritage tours when we visited the Sampoerna Museum in Surabaya ! There are 3 different tours offered on a daily basis and the ones that we took where well guided , very comfortable and really interesting ! The best part is that they are FREE ! When associated with the free guided tour of the... More 

7 Thank belleretraite
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Nice people different yammy food. Less crouded than jakartha. And also traffic very smooth. Hot weather but its ok.a lot historical places

1 Thank Shan20132013
Bogor, Indonesia
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76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

actually,Indonesia is not only rich of its nature & culture but also its heritage.we admit that the mainainance of heritage legacy is still being our weakness. though, we'll keep trying to save & maintain our heritage.if you are interesting in heritage tour,you must try heritage tour in Surabaya.you can join in a free city tour managed by House of Sampoerna,or... More 

1 Thank si_bolang_girl
Surabaya, Indonesia
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a free bus tour which is run from the House of Sampoerna. The bus travels through "old" Surabaya as the guide on board explains (in Bahasa and English) the significance of various buildings and places. http://houseofsampoerna.museum/e_sht_main.htm

Thank Thomas P

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