Meet your driver/guide at 9:00am at your hotel in Singapore city or cruise center or Changi Airport. Our first stop is Arab Street, the smallest of Singapore's ethnic quarters and a pedestrianized tourist market strip with shops hawking all manner of Middle Eastern and Islamic goods. the lively district of Singapore. Have a photo stop at Sultan Mosque and Istana Kampong Glam.
Head to Little India, the lively ethnic Indian district of Singpaore. Stroll through the Indian restaurants and fruit and vegetable stands, and check out Little India Arcade, a bazaar-style shopping area where vendors sell the same things you might find in Mumbai or Delhi. Souvenirs, Indian street snacks or sweets and temporarily tattooed in henna (own expense) are what you can find and try here.
Lunch stop at Chijmes, a 19th-century convent & school. Then board on the bumboat for a leisurely ride on the river cruise will take you past the landmarks of the Rafffles' Landing Site, Asian Civilisations Museum, row of old shophouses along Boat Quay, Fullerton Hotel, Esplanade Singapore, The Merlion Park, Singapore Flyer and the latest attraction Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.
Land at Clarke Quay and meet your driver cum guide, you will visit Chinatown next. In the city plan of Stamford Raffles, four ethnic areas were designated for the different ethnic groups. The ethnic Chinese were allocated the area southwest of the Singapore River and Chinatown was born. Within Chinatown, each dialect group occupied distinct areas and built social institutions such as clan associations to serve the collective needs of each dialect group.
With walking distance, you will visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore’s oldest Chinese Taoist temple; Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
Have your dinner at Chinatown's hawker food market then head to Garden by the Bay for a sunset view of Singapore (optional-additional fee). Tour will conclude with drop off at your hotel or cruise center or Changi airport.
Traveler pickup is offered
This is a private tour so we can arrange pickup and drop off according to your needs. The pick up and drop off areas covered by the fee you paid are: hotels in downtown area of Singapore, Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, Singapore Changi Airport.
If you require pickup and dropoff out of the above area, such as border port with Malaysia, cruise port in Sentosa, hotels in Sentosa, extra cost will happen.
Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore
9 to 10 hours
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Enjoyable tour in comfortable vehicle with two knowledgeable guides (Chris and Allen). Tour began at Clarke Quay with "bum boat" ride on the Singapore River which is highly recommended. Many places covered during tour including "Merlion" statue which was observed by water and land, tour of Fullerton Hotel and other nearby grounds. Lunch credit was provided and dined on our own. As it was very hot and humid the day of the tour, we were taken to Gardens by the Bay, which is not included in the tour. The Gardens were amazing and a must see (its cool inside the domes). Although we had to pay for our admission, it was definitely worth it. Walking tours of the various merchant areas (China Town, India and Arab Street) were also included. Tour guides provided bottled water however it was not cold (a small cooler would solve the issue). Although we stopped by other areas such as Marina Bay Sands Hotel, admission costs were not included in the tour. I cannot say that the tour was a great value for the price paid, it was an enjoyable day which included all you need to see in Singapore. We were given a credit for dinner and dined on our own. All told, I would recommend this tour.
We are four of family which including two teens. Nevertheless the weather was hot we enjoyed the tour with fully air conditioned car as well as knowledgeable tour guide.
Very good trip. You can see almost all important places. Kind and helpful guide who adjusted to our needs. Highly recommended! Especially for people who have little time in Singapore.
Our guide Chris was absolutely fantastic. We had already spent two days in Singapore so he personalized the tour to what we wanted. We went along the Singapore River, stopped for ice cream, toured the entire area, went to the Gardens By the Bay and a boat ride too. It was overall a wonderful day and just the four of us in our group we felt very special and catered to. We enjoyed lunch together at a wonderful restaurant while Chris provided recommendations for lunch of local specialities. Highly recommend this tour, ask for Chris!
We booked a private tour, car, driver and English speeking guide. Car and driver were excellent, but we could hardly understand the guide due to his mispronouciation and his lack of understanding. He was an official guide and on his bagde only Mandarin as a language was listed. You‘d better buy a book about Singapore, take a taxi, you learn more and save lots of money.
Make the most of your Singapore visit with this private 10-hour Singapore city highlights tour. With your private vehicle, you can save your time most on traveling from spot to spot, which offers you more time on highlights of the city-state. Travel across the city to its four major culture areas: Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Western colonial heritage. Lunch stop at Chijmes, a 19th-century convent & school then dinner at Chinatown's hawker food market. Take a glimpse on how traditional Asian culture mixes with contemporary culture and truly immerse yourselves in the culture, history and traditions of this diverse land.