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Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

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  • Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3695FFC

Retrace the colonial history of Singapore on a jam-packed half-day tour. Highlighting the influence of Sir Stamford Raffles, the 4.5-hour afternoon tour takes in Singapore's elegant Raffles Hotel and Raffles Landing Site. You'll indulge in an afternoon tea buffet at the Raffles Hotel's renowned Tiffin Room or enjoy afternoon tea of tea and cake at a traditional Chinese bakery. You'll then take a cruise along the Singapore River to Clarke Quay and make a visit to a pewter factory.

**Pewter gallery will be closed from August 1, 2014 for renovations until further notice. Until renovations are complete, tour will conclude at Clarke Quay


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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Led by a local guide

Sir Stamford Raffles played an enormous role in Singapore's history, founding a British colony here in 1819. His vision for Singapore's future came true, and Singapore became a vital international port and trading center for the Far East. You'll retrace the course of Sir Stamford Raffles' dream on your Raffles Hotel Singapore tour, visiting the site where Raffles first set foot in 1819. The highlight, of course, is visiting the centre of high-society colonial Singapore, the stylish Raffles Hotel.

The river cruise by bumboat, the traditional vessels that ferried cargo up and down the river in times gone by, is another highlight of your Raffles Hotel Singapore tour. Today your bumboat will steer you along the historic Singapore River, past colonial buildings, Chinese shop houses and the modern skyscrapers of Singapore's business district. The cruise ends at Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village. You'll visit a pewter gallery to discover the history of pewter and its role in the development of Singapore as a trading port, and witness a demonstration on pewtersmithing.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Tour departs from major hotels in Singapore city and Sentosa Island excluding Changi Village Hotel and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel

Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Tour returns to original departure point

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Tour & Afternoon Tea Buffet
Code: TTAT

Raffles tour including Raffles Hotel, Singapore River Bumboat Cruise, Clarke Quay, Pewter Gallery & Afternoon Tea Buffet

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Tour & Bakery refreshments
Code: TBR

Raffles tour including Raffles Hotel, Singapore River Bumboat Cruise, Clarke Quay, Pewter Gallery & Refreshment at Ah Teng's Chinese Bakery

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Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon refreshment at either Raffles Hotel or Chinese bakery depending on plan chosen
  • River cruise
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dress code is smart casual. No denim jeans or skirts, no shorts, flip flops or slip-on shoes, are acceptable for men or women. Men may wear sandals only if worn with socks.
  • Pewter gallery will be closed from August 1, 2014 for renovations until further notice. Until renovations are complete, tour will conclude at Clarke Quay
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Susan B, November 2015

This was a great afternoon. Our tour guide, Judy, was fantastic. She was so helpful, accommodating and informative. The scones and coffee at the Raffles Cafe were delicious!!!

Reviewed by: Sandra H, November 2015

A truly amazing tour - great food and staff were wonderful

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Tour code: 3695FFC