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Singapore, Singapore

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up to 24 hours in advance
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


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
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
Local guide
Admission to National Orchid Garden (Non-Refundable)
Meals and Beverages
No cruise port pick up

Departure Point

405 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169633

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Pass By:  
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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • On Car-Free Sunday, National Gallery and Merlion Park will be replaced by Mount Faber.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East - Singapore

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Singapore City Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Singapore City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Singapore City Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Singapore City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Singapore City Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Singapore City Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Singapore City Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It is only for a Morning too so if you’re limited to time, it’s perfect to cram a lot in and leave the afternoon for other things!" See review
  • "I really recommend this trip for those that have limited time and want to familiarize with Singapore in a short time." See review
  • "Most of it was fine but whoever thought 20 minutes at the orchid gardens was enough needs to realise even an hour isn’t really enough to take in such beauty." See review


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Singapore City Tour
, 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.
Great Tour
, 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
Skip it
, 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.
Photo stops
, Mar 2020
Everything great. Pick up on time , tour guide Natalie was humorous and very informative. Botanical gardens were well worth a visit o
City Highlights
, 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
Singapore city tour
, 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
Great way to spend the morning in Singapore
, 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.
Excellent tour
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour. A great way to get yourself oriented with Singapore. I especially liked how organized they were.
Bad tour
, 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.
A must do introduction to Singapore.
, 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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