Best of Singapore

  • Port

    Singapore

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8¾ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Begin your excursion with a panoramic drive through Chinatown to experience the rich Chinese culture of Singapore. Marvel at the beautiful temples, including Sri Mariamman Temple -- the oldest Hindu temple in the city.

Take a riverboat ride to your first destination -- the iconic Merlion Park. The Merlion fountain was erected as a symbol of welcome to visitors. From here, you will be able to see the Fullerton Hotel, originally built in 1928 to house the General Post Office, the Exchange, the Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore Club. All of these establishments played important economic roles in ensuring that Singapore remained the trade hub of Southeast Asia at the time.

Drive past the Supreme Court and the Old Parliament House as well as the Esplanade Theaters, located on 14 acres of waterfront property near the mouth of the Singapore River -- purpose-built as the center for performing arts for this island nation. You'll stop at the City Gallery for an overview of the latest developments; learn about current plans and technological advances and take in a bird's- eye view of the city, discovering the city's landmarks on an innovative city model.

Next, you'll head to the Marina Bay Sands observation deck, situated 650 feet above sea level, to enjoy a different perspective of Singapore.

Continue your city tour at the Gardens by the Bay -- a 250-acre park that is home to more than 250,000 rare plants housed in giant domed conservatories, with several different regions to discover. Step into the Flower Dome and wonder at nature merged with spectacular, innovative design. This section replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions and houses flora that thrive in these conditions. Wander through the gardens and discover all the marvels of nature and technology that make this award-winning attraction quite fascinating. Take time to visit the mysterious, mist-veiled Cloud Forest, where a 115-foot 'mountain' showcases the world's tallest indoor waterfall and presents plant life from the tropical highlands.

A sumptuous lunch will be served at a local Chinese restaurant before you drive down Arab Street -- a repository of culture for Singapore's Muslim community. Snap some photos of the gold-domed Sultan Mosque then proceed through Little India, Singapore's foremost Indian enclave.

Conclude your tour at the legendary Raffles Hotel. Named after the British founder of modern-day Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, this property is one of the world's finest and most famous hotels. The high ceilings and colonial architecture reflect the era of British rule (1819-1963). Unwind with a Singapore Sling cocktail right here at its place of origin in Raffles' Long Bar.

Notes:

The City Gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. In the event the Flower Dome or the Cloud Forest are closed, a walk along the OCBC skyway above the Supertree Grove will be substituted. Raffles Hotel has been closed for extensive renovation. If there are any delays surrounding its re-opening date, a different venue will be substituted for the Singapore Sling experience. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not begin or end in Singapore.