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.
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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 center 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.
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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.
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Tour & Afternoon Tea Buffet
Raffles tour including Raffles Hotel, Singapore River Bumboat Cruise, Clarke Quay & Afternoon Tea Buffet. Gluten Free option available
Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
- Local guide
- Afternoon refreshment at either Raffles Hotel or Chinese bakery, depending on option selected
- River cruise
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Gregory D, United Kingdom, January 2017
A very well organised half day tour. The boat ride gives a great view of all the main sights along the river and the marina. The tea at Raffles was superb. Our guide was both knowledgeable and helpful. It is useful to get picked up and dropped of at your hotel if you do not know the city
Reviewed by: saklsmith, January 2017
Make sure you are hungry as there is so much wonderful food to eat!!