Surabaya (formerly known as Soerabaja) is Indonesia's second-largest city and the capital of the province of East Java. Travellers on cheap holidays to Surabaya feast on the sights and sounds of Surabaya, but its ideal location also lets them use the city as a portal to visit Mount Bromo and the beautiful island of Bali. Book your holiday package to Surabaya with Direct Flights today.
Surabaya (formerly known as Soerabaja) is Indonesia's second-largest city and the capital of the province of East Java. Among Indonesians, the city is known as "the City of Heroes" because the Battle of Surabaya was crucial in galvanising support for Indonesian independence from the Dutch. Surabaya successfully blends its traditional Indonesian and Javan cultures and Dutch colonial influences into an eclectic, contemporary mixture of new and old. Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, books cheap flights to Surabaya and low-priced Surabaya travel packages that enable you to economically visit this fascinating city and surrounding region.
Your tour of Surabaya might begin with the Masjid Al Akbar, a huge mosque (some say it's the largest in South-East Asia) that features a towering observation platform that provides panoramic views of the city. From there you can visit the House of Sampoerna, situated in "old Surabaya." This stately Dutch colonial-style compound was built in 1862 and is now a preserved historical site. Cited as the top tourist destination in Surabaya, the complex offers a museum, an art gallery, a cafe and a variety of souvenir shops. The museum's main attraction is unique: hundreds of girls hand-rolling Indonesian cigarettes using traditional equipment, all at an incredible speed. Monuments to the military are plentiful in Surabaya, including the Jales Veva Jaya Mahe Monument that honours the Indonesian Navy, but the poignant Heroes Museum is the most imposing of all. The simple design of the Heroes Monument points toward the sky and becomes the centre of attention every November 10th in commemoration of Indonesia's struggle for independence from the Netherlands.
Surabaya Plaza, located in the city centre, provides a contrast to the city's monuments and mosques. A modern shopping, dining and entertainment complex, it features a variety of book stores, restaurants offering local delicacies, fast food, coffee shops, discotheques, a children's playground, hotel accommodation in Surabaya and more. And the nearby Palai Pemuda is a cultural centre in the heart of the city that features local arts such as the Reog Dance and hosts the Festival Seni Surabaya every June. Direct Flights is your source for cheap holidays to Surabaya. Allow Direct Flights to find you the cheapest flights to Surabaya as well as discount accommodations and get the most for your money!
Travellers on holidays to Surabaya feast on the sights and sounds of Surabaya, but its ideal location also lets them use the city as a portal to visit Mount Bromo and the beautiful island of Bali. Mount Bromo, a popular two-day excursion from Surabaya, isn't the highest mountain in Java — that honour goes to nearby Mount Semeru — but it's probably the most well-known. Bromo is just one of many volcanic peaks inside the massive Tengger Caldera, but it's easily recognized: the entire top has blown off and the crater inside continuously produces a white sulphurous smoke. The inside of the caldera, named the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand), is covered with fine volcanic sand and provides a striking effect, especially when compared to the verdant green valleys surrounding the caldera. Plus, we've all heard about the lure of Bali's sandy beaches and volcanic mountains.
Surabaya is served by Juanda International Airport, the second busiest airport in Indonesia, so flights to Surabaya are plentiful and easy to book. Direct or connecting international flights to Surabaya arrive from locations around the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States. You won't believe how much money you can save when you book discount travel to Surabaya through Direct Flights. And you'll be amazed at how fast and easy it is- it only takes a few clicks on your computer.