Bandar City On Your Own

BWN-285 | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara), Brunei | See Special Notes

from $59.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
You will see:
  • Kampong Ayer (Village) Kampong Ayer (Village)
  • Royal Regalia Museum Royal Regalia Museum
  • Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
  • Kianggeh Traditional Market Kianggeh Traditional Market


Excursion Length:
Approx. 4.5 hours

Tour Overview

Explore the wonders Brunei with this leisurely, half-day, self guided excursion that begins at your pier. Here you will board an air-conditioned motorcoach and enjoy a 45-minute scenic transfer that takes you to the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital and largest city of Brunei.

Disembark at a central location that provides easy access to taxis, shopping and restaurants. Then set out on your own for three hours of free time to explore the many sights and delights of this fascinating city.

Take in the beauty of the city's spectacular mosques. Among them within walking distance: Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, featuring marble minarets, golden domes with courtyards and lush gardens full of fountains.

Visit on your own the Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. Get a glimpse of the opulent lifestyle of Brunei's royalty as you peruse the royal regalia on display, including the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room.

For some local flavor, stroll through Kianggeh Market packed with a sea of charming vendor stands that offer a range of products from local vegetables to imported fruits and dried seafood as well as woven and copper products created by local craftsmen. Try your hand at calm and quiet bartering that is the norm here.

Board a water taxi to nearby Kampong Ayer, a series of colorful villages built on stilts over water and connected by wooden walkways. Explore this "Venice of the East" with its brightly painted houses, mosques and schools.

Take time out from your day of exploration to indulge in a delicious meal at one of Bandar's many fine restaurants. Or shop for souvenirs at the various boutiques and stores you encounter prior to re-boarding your motorcoach at a predetermined location for your drive back to your pier.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship for free time in Bandar

Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:03:00 Inside Visit :No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):180 Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:BND Credit cards accepted: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


This tour is highly recommended as public transportation is limited.

No tri-pod large lens cameras are allowed unless you have a permit from the government.

Local laws reflect Brunei as an Islamic country. We recommend guests to dress modestly and respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, or if religious areas are visited.

Socks are recommended as guests must remove their shoes before entering the Royal Regalia Museum. Women should have their heads, knees, and arms covered at all time. During a visit at any venue, please do not touch the Koran or pass in front of a person who is kneeling in prayer ? instead go around or behind the person.

Cameras and bags are also not permitted in the museum. Brunei's Crown Regalia may be removed from the museum without notice.

The drop-off and pick-up point is at the Yayasan Complex (Shopping Mall). Local currency and Singapore dollars are accepted (no coins). Money changers are available at the Yayasan Complex and throughout the city.

Child Price:

12 years and under

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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