Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4 Hours
Depart the pier and head out to view the Taoist temple built in 1821.
Next, gain insight into Singapore's history on a riverboat cruise. The Singapore River has seen 150 years of commercial activity and has been at the heart of the city's growth from an obscure fishing village to a great seaport and metropolis. A 30-minute ride on a low-slung riverboat enables you to appreciate this transformation. Today, the Singapore River is still buzzing with life and activity, but the waterfront now plays host to a colorful kaleidoscope of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail stores. You'll also catch a glimpse, from a distance, of the famous Merlion fountain and Marina Bay Sands Hotel (weather conditions permitting).
Leaving the boat and river behind, board a motorcoach and continue to enjoy the sights of the colonial district, known as Old Singapore. You will pass the Padang, City Hall, and St Andrew's Cathedral, taking in some of the splendid architecture of a bygone era.
On Arab Street, take advantage of an opportunity to photograph the beautiful, gold-domed Sultan Mosque before stopping 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 from 1819 to 1963. Years of tender, loving care and proud purpose have kept this landmark a must-see for any visitor to Singapore. Experience the legendary Singapore Sling cocktail, invented right here at Raffles' Long Bar in 1915. You may also take this time to visit the Raffles Hotel shops, which include the Raffles Gift Shop, for any last-minute souvenir hunting.
The dress code for entering the lobby of the Raffles Hotel is smart casual and entry is at the sole discretion of the hotel management. Shorts (including Bermuda shorts) are not allowed. Certain types of footwear are not allowed -- open shoes, including flip-flops or similar style, backless sandals or shoes, or footwear that is easily slipped on and does not cover most of the foot. Please use your best judgment and err on the side of conservatism. 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.