Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour
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 and seeing an exhibition on the history of the Singapore River. 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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Tour departs from major hotels in Singapore city and Sentosa Island excluding Changi Village Hotel and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel
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.
Tour returns to original departure point
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Tour & Afternoon High Tea
Raffles tour including Raffles Hotel, Singapore River Bumboat Cruise, Clarke Quay, Pewter Gallery & Afternoon High Tea
Tour & Bakery refreshments
Raffles tour including Raffles Hotel, Singapore River Bumboat Cruise, Clarke Quay, Pewter Gallery & Refreshment at Ah Teng's Chinese Bakery
Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
- Local guide
- Afternoon tea
- River cruise
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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
Reviewed by: Phillip H, August 2014
A great insight to Historic Raffles which has been totally restored to it's former glory from the somewhat down at heel establishment I visited some 27 years ago. Excellent Tour Guide who had a good understanding of the establishment of Singapore by Stamford Raffles in the early 1900 hundreds. High Tea was just that and the Singapore Slings where worth the extra cost.
Reviewed by: Julie H, Australia, August 2014
This is the second time I have done this tour, this time we actually had an Singapore Sling made from scratch with our photo taken dressed in 1960's accessories. The photo was purchased along with the sling, for a very responsible price. The rest of tour was great. Especially High Tea