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Singapore City Tour

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Singapore, Singapore

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a Singapore city tour to orient yourself with popular districts like Chinatown, Little India and Marina Bay. A great activity for the start of your trip, this half-day tour introduces you to top attractions like the Merlion, colonial landmarks like City Hall and cultural sites like Thian Hock Keng Temple. A stop at the UNESCO-listed botanical gardens is also included along the way.
  • Singapore's highlights in a choice of morning or afternoon tours
  • Chinatown's ancient Thian Hock Keng Temple and handicraft centre
  • Photo stop at Marina Bay to photograph Singapore's iconic Merlion
  • Informative commentary from your English-speaking licensed guide
Your half-day Singapore city tour starts in the Civic District, where you’ll see government buildings and other landmarks such as the Parliament House, the Cricket Club, Padang sports field and the National Gallery Singapore, where the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall sit. Then stop for a view of Marina Bay and photo op of the Merlion statue, Singapore’s mythological figure that’s half-fish, half-lion.

Next, visit Thian Hock King, one of the city’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, followed by a drive through Chinatown. Stop by the National Orchid Garden, part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which is home to 60,000 orchids of various colors and hybrids. Your last stop is the neighborhood of Little India, where you can take in the lively atmosphere and delicious scents coming out of the many Indian restaurants.

When your tour ends, you’ll have a helpful overview of the city so you can decide where you want to return later to explore in more depth on your own.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Padang
Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, the National Gallery Singapore, Old Supreme Court Building and City Hall Building.
Stop At:  
Merlion Park
Stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thian Hock Keng Temple
Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore's oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Proceed to Singapore's first UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Singapore Botanic GArdens and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 plants.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Little India
Let your sense come alive at Little India as you walk past shops along the five-footway offering a variety of exotic fruits, spices, jasmine and orchid garlands. Watch a skillful demonstration of Teh Tarik - Pulled Tea at a "Sarabat Stall" and sample the tea after with your guide explaining the origins of this all-time local favourite beverage.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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Singapore City Tour
Robert
, Mar 2020
We found the City Tour to be excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us to a number of key locations and we were able to walk around as well. Would highly recommend the tour for first timers to Singapore. Great value for money.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Robert, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and kind words to our Tour Guide. With your encouragement Tour East Singapore will do even better. Hope you can visit Singapore again in near future when the current situation gets better. Best wishes to you and your loved one.
star-5
Great Tour
Kane_L
, Mar 2020
Great tour - the guide was awesome making our visit to Singapore even more special. Really like the extra tips to help us out after the tour too! Thank you
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Skip it
Luce
, Mar 2020
The guide was great with a lot of knowledge that was probably only thing i enjoyed. I would say, now from my own experience, It is better going without a tour. You can easily take metro/subway. Cheap and easy. Especially Marina bay where everything is just around (Supertree, flyer, gardens..) Your time will not be limited because with the tour they stop on the opposite side just to take pictures. The temple, little India are stops I would skip at all. I was excited to visit Orchid garden but it was raining heavily and you know.. Tour wouldn't wait until it stops... So I saw nothing from the garden which was the main point of booking this tour. You cen get there using metro and if it rains you can wait... Because it stopped like 10 min. after we left to little India.. Which again, nothing interesting. It is just a market with no time to browse or shop anyway. You just walk through small, smelly aisle. Tea tasting... Not bad but nothing special. Just go sit down and enjoy a cup of tea somewhere else.
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Photo stops
Wayne_G
, Mar 2020
Everything great. Pick up on time , tour guide Natalie was humorous and very informative. Botanical gardens were well worth a visit o
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City Highlights
Margaret_E
, Mar 2020
I had not visited Singapore since 2002 and this was a great way of seeing the changes and growth of this wonderful city.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi! Thank you for your 5 star review! Indeed Singapore is a fast - developing country and we will continue to bring more wonderful attractions to the world :) Please come Singapore more often and we hope you enjoy the rest of your days in this sunny island! Have a nice day ahead! Rgds, Tour East Singapore Team
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Singapore city tour
ann_m
, Mar 2020
this was an excellent way to get a feel of the city and the where everything was in relation to another.The guide passed on some good tips on what to visit and we followed up on his tips
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Great way to spend the morning in Singapore
Catherine_C
, Mar 2020
We really enjoyed this City Tour. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about Singapore. Taken to Marina Bay and the Botanical gardens were the highlights. Although you do need more time at these locatons. Overall a perfect insight to Singapore.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad that your enjoy the tour.
star-5
Excellent tour
Maria_D
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour. A great way to get yourself oriented with Singapore. I especially liked how organized they were.
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Bad tour
German_A
, Feb 2020
Visited very little places, most of which were closed for being a sunday. The guide wasnt very helpful and was angry most of time. He left even before the tour was over
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize for not bring you a pleasant experience. At end of the tour, we usually arrange different vehicles to send guests back to different hotels, and our guide will follow the coach back to the tour center, which may be the reason you did not see the tour guide at the end of the tour.
star-5
A must do introduction to Singapore.
Ashok
, Feb 2020
Very good experience overall. A must do to orient to Singapore. The tour guide was exceptionally good. Highly recommended. Orchid Garden tour was amazing.

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