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Singapore City Tour provided by Tour East Singapore

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Singapore City Tour

Singapore City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Orient yourself on a half-day tour of some of Singapore’s top attractions 
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    40
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
With diverse neighborhoods, multicultural cuisine, and high-tech entertainment, Singapore has enough to challenge the savviest of travel planners. On this tour, take a half-day to orient yourself by seeing some of the city’s most popular attractions by bus. Get a nice introduction to the city and be better able to explore it on your own afterward. This tour sets itself apart with a stop at the National Orchid Garden, home to tens of thousands of orchids.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Save time by seeing a lot of Singapore in half a day
  • See the National Orchid Garden, where many city tours don’t stop
  • Pickup and drop-off from major hotels in Singapore and Sentosa 
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel, begin your tour in Singapore’s Civic District, where you visit government buildings and landmarks. See Parliament House, the Cricket Club, and the National Gallery Singapore. Continue and stop for photo ops of Marina Bay and the Merlion (half-lion, half-fish) statue. Visit the Buddhist-Taoist temple of Thian Hock Keng, one of the oldest of its kind in the city, and drive through Chinatown. Your next stop is the National Orchid Garden, which is part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Stroll about tens of thousands of orchids. Make your last stop in the Little India neighborhood. Finish with a drop-off at the original departure point and ponder which places you’d like to return to on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Save time by seeing a lot of Singapore in half a day
  • See the National Orchid Garden, where many city tours don’t stop
  • Pickup and drop-off from major hotels in Singapore and Sentosa 
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel, begin your tour in Singapore’s Civic District, where you visit government buildings and landmarks. See Parliament House, the Cricket Club, and the National Gallery Singapore. Continue and stop for photo ops of Marina Bay and the Merlion (half-lion, half-fish) statue. Visit the Buddhist-Taoist temple of Thian Hock Keng, one of the oldest of its kind in the city, and drive through Chinatown. Your next stop is the National Orchid Garden, which is part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Stroll about tens of thousands of orchids. Make your last stop in the Little India neighborhood. Finish with a drop-off at the original departure point and ponder which places you’d like to return to on your own.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3695CTC
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Admission to National Orchid Garden (Non-Refundable)
  • Entry/Admission - Singapore Botanic Gardens
Exclusions
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • No cruise port pick up
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour departs from selected hotels in Singapore city or Sentosa Island, excluding Changi Village Hotel and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel --------------------------------------------------------------- Pick up 45 minutes prior to tour start time ------------------------------------------------------- Festive Hotel - Main Lobby Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa - Main Lobby Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa - Main Lobby Shangri La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa - Main Lobby Siloso Beach Resort - Main Lobby Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort - Main Lobby Capella Singapore - Main Lobby W Singapore Sentosa Cove - Main Lobby Bay Hotel Singapore - Main Lobby Harbour Ville Hotel - Main Lobby Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park - Main Lobby Ibis Singapore Novena - Main Lobby Oasia Novena Hotel Singapore - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Crystal - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Pearl - Main Lobby Fragrance Ruby - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Sapphire - Main Lobby Hotel 81 Palace - Main Lobby Grand Mercure Roxy - Main Lobby Park Hotel Alexandra - Main Lobby Hotel Ibis Styles Singapore on Macpherson - Main Lobby ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pick up 30 minutes prior to tour start time ------------------------------------------------------- Fraser Suites River Valley - Main Lobby Fragrance Riverside - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Imperial - Main Lobby Hotel Vagabond - Main Lobby Cherry Loft - Main Lobby Hilton Garden Inn - Main Lobby Hotel Grand Pacific - Main Lobby InterContinental Singapore - Main Lobby Orchard Parade Hotel - Main Lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • On Car-Free Sunday, National Gallery and Merlion Park will be replaced by Mount Faber.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Admission to National Orchid Garden (Non-Refundable)
  • Entry/Admission - Singapore Botanic Gardens
Exclusions
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • No cruise port pick up
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour departs from selected hotels in Singapore city or Sentosa Island, excluding Changi Village Hotel and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel --------------------------------------------------------------- Pick up 45 minutes prior to tour start time ------------------------------------------------------- Festive Hotel - Main Lobby Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa - Main Lobby Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa - Main Lobby Shangri La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa - Main Lobby Siloso Beach Resort - Main Lobby Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort - Main Lobby Capella Singapore - Main Lobby W Singapore Sentosa Cove - Main Lobby Bay Hotel Singapore - Main Lobby Harbour Ville Hotel - Main Lobby Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park - Main Lobby Ibis Singapore Novena - Main Lobby Oasia Novena Hotel Singapore - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Crystal - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Pearl - Main Lobby Fragrance Ruby - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Sapphire - Main Lobby Hotel 81 Palace - Main Lobby Grand Mercure Roxy - Main Lobby Park Hotel Alexandra - Main Lobby Hotel Ibis Styles Singapore on Macpherson - Main Lobby ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pick up 30 minutes prior to tour start time ------------------------------------------------------- Fraser Suites River Valley - Main Lobby Fragrance Riverside - Main Lobby Fragrance Hotel Imperial - Main Lobby Hotel Vagabond - Main Lobby Cherry Loft - Main Lobby Hilton Garden Inn - Main Lobby Hotel Grand Pacific - Main Lobby InterContinental Singapore - Main Lobby Orchard Parade Hotel - Main Lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • On Car-Free Sunday, National Gallery and Merlion Park will be replaced by Mount Faber.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Padang
  • 1
    Merlion Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Thian Hock Keng Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Singapore Botanic Gardens
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
67 reviews
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Jaya Jaisswal
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The light and sound show with dancing waters in Marina bay sand has been a beautiful experience. The view of merlion from the boat too was ecstatic. The shopping malls and the fountain of wealth too is a famous sight seeing in Singapore.
Written 1 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kendra L
Nashville, TN21 contributions
It was nice to get an overview of Singapore history. We used the tour to sample different parts of the city so we could go back and explore them in more detail later. Seeing Merlion Park was speculator. We also loved the orchid garden and decided to go back to the botanical garden after the tour. It was also nice to explore Little India as we probably would not have gone there on our own. It was definitely worth it!
Written 23 February 2020
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Lynette R
Masterton, New Zealand54 contributions
Feb 2020
If you have limited time in the city this is the way to see some of the highlights without having to spend time figuring out where to go. Our guide (he called himself 'Bus') was brilliant! His knowledge of the city was fantastic and he made the tour very interesting. We learnt so much about Singapore during the 3 hours that we wouldn't have otherwise known. The pick-up and drop-off were on time and very handy.
Written 29 February 2020
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Dillon1626
Santa Rosa, CA21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Got to see all the main areas and the beautiful Botanical Gardens. This tour gives you a small glimpse of all areas allowing you to return and spend more time.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Discover564633
1 contribution
Feb 2020
The visit to Little India, we would have preferred to have been left out and something else introduced.
Our Guide gave us some very interesting insight into the History of the rise of Singapore. However, after that first part he spent too much time talking about money.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Whitehalltraveller
London400 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
As this was my husband’s first time to Singapore, we did this city tour to give him an introduction to the city. Booking was easy and you are collected from your hotel or if not listed, one close by. You see the Merlion, the symbol of Singapore then a brief whizz around the city. The court looks like a spaceship and the science museum a lotus leaf. Next stop is a Chinese temple which has been beautifully restored. Then to the National Orchid Garden which were every colour but only 40mins when longer would have been better. Last stop was Little India but for only 20mins which was far too short so we stayed behind and made our own way back, as there are loads of shops to check out. Good for jewellery, souvenirs or Indian food. Use the MRT to get back to your hotel or city centre. The tour is good for an overview of the city but for an in depth feel, choose one of their other tours. Don’t miss Singapore zoo and have breakfast with the orangutans, river safari to see the pandas, chinatown foodie tour, Singapore foodie tour, gardens by the bay at night to see the light and sound show, combined with a river cruise for fantastic night views of the city as well as Skypark at the top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Written 10 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with us, but not with full satisfactory due to our tour duration. Let us review again with our tours, and make any improvements for better customer experiences. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again in future.
Written 14 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MsGinaC
Cheltenham, UK41 contributions
The guide spoke with a strong accent. I have excellent hearing but couldn't understand a thing. My husband, on the other hand, does not hear very well. On one of the occasions that we were asked if we could hear, I tried to explain our issue, we were ignored & the guide continued his incoherent babble. The tour was conducted in the rain & about 33% of the passengers got off the coach on the first stop. The remainder opted to stay on board. I don't imagine that they felt that they got value for their money. There were two positives thing was the pick up & transfer to the tour coach and we managed to leave the tour on our second stop (which was back where we started!) in order to get on with our holiday. We booked the tour through viator who have always been fair with us so I won't claim a refund. I just hope that enough people complain to ensure that the quality of this tour is improved.
Written 7 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave C
Lake Elsinore, CA52 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Since Tour East Singapore did not have our hotel as a pickup point, we had to walk about 8 minutes to another hotel. We were picked up on time and transported to China Town where we jumped on a tour bus and started the city tour. The tour guide was very good, spoke very well and kept us entertained. Overall, this tour was a great way to introduce first time visitors to the city, and like the tour guide emphasized, allowed you to then determine where else you wanted to spend more time. We did exactly that, having spent only 30 minutes at the Marina Bay viewing the Merlion, we decided we wanted to go across the bay and view the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and did just that after the tour was over. After driving through Orchard Road as part of the tour, we also decided to go back there to do some shopping at some of the malls and also had a great meal. There is way too much to see of the City and a half day just won't give you enough time to do so. But it did allow us to select places we wanted to follow up and visit at our leisure. While visiting the Singapore Botanic Garden, some folks were disappointed that we only had enough time to tour one exhibit, the National Orchid Garden. To view the entire Botanic Garden would take a whole day itself, so the Orchid Garden was a good choice. You don't see much of Chinatown, except passing through some of the areas while on the bus, and a tour of a Thian Hock Keng Temple. We saw enough of it to decide we didn't need to go back. The LIttle India tour was interesting if you want to see an old side of Singapore, but if you are more into the modern city style, then you won't like the old streets, buildings, and vendor type shopping. Bring some snacks with you, including bottled water, there is no stopping for meals or drinks, although you can purchase bottled water in the tour bus. The bottom line for this tour - if you are a first time visitor and don't mind being rushed throughout the tour, given timelines, and only having an overview of the city, then this tour is for you. If you have the time, do what we did, and follow up with a more lengthy tour of those sites that peaked your interest during the tour.
Written 2 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

chaezah
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
If you have limited time in Singapore this is a great way to see the sights in half a day! The National Orchid Garden is beautiful and a must see.
Written 18 March 2020
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Guide16366735883
Dear Chaezah, Thank you for your kind comment and glad to hear that you enjoy our Singapore City Tour ^^ We hope to see you again. Please stay safe and best wishes to you and your loved one. Best Rgds, Tour East Singapore Team
Written 26 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pctraveler2018
Park City, UT65 contributions
Dec 2019
Unmarked van and driver in no uniform picked us up to bring us to a central meeting place ( was not told this in advance). The tour bus was again unmarked and the tour guide was not in any type of uniform. ( Looks like the tour company just contracts everything out).
Also you would expect that you would have more than 30 minutes at the national orchid garden( one of their main attractions) as you could not even begin to see the garden in the allotted time. BUT we spent 30 minutes to watch in Little India a person pour tea from one pot to another and then give us a sample.
Have done many tours and this one ranks at or near the bottom.
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing
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Great fun like always
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great spot to visit
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Great place to spend your day with your love ones!
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Zoo!
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