DAY 1. Depart to Singapore (Meals In-Flight,D)
Depart on Singapore Airlines morning flight from Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney Airport to Singapore Changi International Airport. After clearing Singapore immigration and customs, we will be greeted with a welcome from our English speaking guide. We board the coach and transfer to our luxury hotel located in the heart of Singapore, checking-in to stylish classic harbour view rooms with panoramic views of Marina Bay. Tonight, we gather for a Singapore Sling Cocktail and Welcome Dinner. 7 Night Stay: Premier Harbour View Room Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore
DAY 2. Singapore Touring (B,L,D)
Today we explore the many iconic sights of Singapore’s Civic District. We stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Merlion overlooking Marina Bay, before taking time to immerse ourselves in the local culture as we visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist Taoist temples. Next we visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. After lunch we take in SkyPark, soaring 200 metres above the ground and offering a 360-degree view of the city’s skyline. Tonight, we gather for dinner in a local restaurant, followed by a bumboat cruise on the Singapore River, stopping at Marina Bay to watch Southeast Asia’s largest light and water show.
DAY 3. Garden Touring (B,L,D)
We spend the morning discovering a world of wonders at Gardens by the Bay, featuring more than 500,000 plants from over 2,200 species. At Cloud Forest, explore the highlands amidst orchids, pitcher plants and ferns, then experience the 7 garden discovery zones, including the Lost World, Cloud Walk and Crystal Mountain, just to name a few. After lunch we take a ride on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest giant observation Ferris wheel to enjoy views of Singapore and beyond.
DAY 4. Jurong Bird Park & more (B,L,D)
Today we visit Jurong Bird Park, home to 8,000 birds and 600 species. We take a tram ride visiting the African Waterfall Aviary, the spectacular Penguin Expedition and High Flyer Show at the Pools Amphitheatre. After lunch with the Parrots, we return to the hotel for free time. Tonight we visit Chinatown taking a trishaw ride through the alleyways to Chinatown, stopping to visit Yong Gallery. We have dinner at a local restaurant and afterwards, take time to wander the Night Market and test your bartering skills with street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods.
DAY 5. Culture and History Day (B,High-Tea)
After breakfast we travel to the north of Singapore to reflect and pay our respects at Kranji War Memorial. We then proceed east through rustic and laid-back Changi Village and Tampines New Town. Soak in the rich cultural heritage of Istana Kampong Glam, a former Malay palace, before spending time where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819. After a brief stop at the hotel to freshen up, we enjoy a classic high tea at one of Singapore’s most iconic hotels. We return to our hotel for the evening at leisure. Please note: Raffles Hotel is currently undergoing restorations. In the event that the hotel is not operational at the time of our visit, we will enjoy high tea at The Fullerton Hotel. **Lunch and dinner at own expense today.
DAY 6. History and nature (B,L,D)
This morning we visit Bright Hill Temple to marvel at the architecture of the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore. This afternoon we take a River Safari – a river themed zoo and aquarium onsisting of eight rivers from the Mississippi to the Yangtze, with an opportunity to see rare river giants and mega fish. The Giant Panda Forest offers an opportunity to see KaiKai and Jia Jia. Next we visit Singapore Zoo to explore and engage with a variety of animals in naturalistic ‘open’ exhibits. Tonight on our Night Safari Tour, we weave through replicated natural habitats of the Himalayan Foothills, Southeast Asian Rainforest and Indian Subcontinent from the comfort of our exclusively chartered tram. Dinner is enjoyed in the wildly exotic TipiTents, as the mystery and drama of the tropical jungle comes to life after dusk with an array of nocturnal animals.
DAY 7. Sentosa Island (B,L,D)
Today we explore Sentosa Island by boarding the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network, travelling across Keppel Harbour to Sentosa Island. Here we visit Madame Tussauds wax museum then continue on to the iconic Sentosa guardian of prosperity, the legendary Merlion. Our lunch is an ‘under the sea’ dining experience watching the manta rays and underwater marine life swim by in the open ocean habitat. This afternoon, we visit an Aquarium to explore the marine home of more than 100,000 sea creatures of over 800 species. Dinner on Sentosa Island, followed by taking priority reserved seating at the Wings of Time water and laser show.
DAY 8. Cooking School, Flights Home (B,L Meals In-Flight)
Today we gather mid-morning and make our way to the Food Playground cooking school to learn about Singaporean food heritage, culture and how to cook authentic home-style dishes. As part of this culinary experience, our created dishes will be enjoyed as a group for lunch. This afternoon returning to the hotel, a late room check-out has been arranged to 6pm. Spend this time at leisure or enjoy some last minute shopping! Late afternoon we transfer by coach to Singapore Changi International Airport in time for airline check-in. Depart on Singapore Airlines evening flights, homeward bound to our respective airports.
DAY 9. Arrive Home (Meals in-flight)
Arrive to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney International Airport early morning.
B = Hot & Continental Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L = Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner
dates & pricing
- Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $1500pp
- Tour price excludes sundries, tips/gratuities unless stated.
- Tour price is subject to change due to currency fluctuations and fuel levies applicable to services.
- Tour bathroom amenities in accommodation on this tour will be shower located over bath.
- Australian passport holders minimum validity for travel must be 6 months from date of return to Australia.
- Non-Australian passport citizens are required to seek independent advice for passport validity and entry visa, and arrange prior to travel to Singapore.
- Due to international terms & conditions, balance of payment for this tour will be required 100 days prior to departure and at this time 100% cancellation fees apply.
- Travel Insurance is compulsory and it is recommended that it be purchased at time of paying deposit.
- Passengers will require a clearance letter from their local GP for travel.
- A RATING OF 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
• Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
• Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
• Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
• Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
• Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
• Manage your own luggage