Private History & Culture Tour with River Cruise, Hawker Dinner & Tea Tasting

Join us on a journey through Singapore from past to present. Enjoy dinner in a Hawker Centre and a tea ceremony.

You start your journey with the founding of Modern Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles, visiting historic colonial buildings to learn about the early pioneers who came to Singapore.

You will board a bumboat and cruise down the river through to the present day. Visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it.

Discuss the political reform by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and discover how Singapore went from third-world to first-world in one generation.

Feast on Singapore’s most iconic dish; Chicken Rice at the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre. Your guide will teach you Hawker Centre etiquette and point out all of the must-try foods in Singapore.

After dinner, retreat to a beautiful teahouse for a traditional tea tasting experience. Try the Imperial tea that Queen Elizabeth II was served in the very same teahouse.

per adult from

$296

NZD

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Dinner (Chicken Rice)
    • Traditional tea tasting experience with take home souvenir
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Sugar cane juice
    • Entry/Admission - Hello Singapore
    • Entry/Admission - Clarke Quay
    • Entry/Admission - River Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - The Pinnacle @ Duxton
    • Entry/Admission - Maxwell Food Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Tea Chapter
    What's excluded :
    • Prices do not include the costs of transport to get to the start and from end points of the tour.
    • The extra half an hour for hotel pick-up to take you to the start point of the Singapore night tour.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hello Singapore, Singapore Singapore

    Private History and Culture tour can be booked any day of the week and can start any time between 2 pm and 4:30 pm Sunday to Thursday and any time from 2 pm to 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Tours last 4.5 hours, start in the Civic District of Singapore and finish in Chinatown.

    Over the course of the night tour, we will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s history and development. We will start our journey with the founding of Modern Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles and progress through time to the present day. We will learn about the incredible development of Singapore over the last 60 years and about modern-day life for the average Singaporean.   

    We start our Singapore night tour in the Civic District where will we visit some of the historic colonial buildings and learn about the early pioneers who came to Singapore to make a living. 

    We will then board a bumboat and take a 30-minute cruise down the river through to the present day. We visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it. 

    Our journey through time progresses by bus to a residential district called Tanjong Pagar. We will discuss the political reform by The Founding Father of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and discover how Singapore went from third-world to first-world in one generation. We will be accessing the roof of an award-winning Housing development Board (HDB) residential building from where we will get the most amazing birds-eye view of downtown Singapore. 

    The fourth stop of our night tour of Singapore is the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre in Chinatown where we will enjoy Singapore’s most iconic dish; Chicken Rice. We will wash it down with a freshly squeezed Sugar Cane Juice; a real hit on our tours! Your guide will teach you Hawker Centre etiquette and point out all of the must-try foods in Singapore. We will make sure that you know how to eat like a local for the remainder of your time in Singapore. 

    After dinner, we retreat to a beautiful tea house for a traditional tea tasting experience. You will learn the art of the tea ceremony and try the Imperial tea that Queen Elizabeth II was served in the very same tea house. You'll receive a small souvenir to take home to remember the experience.

    This tour is packed full of ‘must see’ and ‘must do’ highlights. We cover some very interesting historical and political subjects and can go as deep or as light as you like on them. Our promise is to keep it fun and informative. 

    Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: St Andrew's Cathedral, 11 St. Andrew's Road St. Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore 178959 Singapore

    Visit the oldest Western religious building, St Andrews Cathedral. It is the largest in Singapore and has existed on the site since 1836

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: City Hall, City Hall, Singapore

    Now a national monument, this impressive historical building was built in 1926, it bears witness to Singapore's Colonial past and the Japanese occupation, leading up to its independence.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 1 St. Andrew's Road #01-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957 Singapore

    National Gallery is an art museum, overseeing the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: 3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay Nearest Train Station: NE5 Clarke Quay MRT and DT20 Fort Canning Station, Singapore 179019 Singapore

    Walk up to the Singapore River to the bustling entertainment district of Singapore and learn more about early traders that built their businesses along the river

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: River Cruise, 57 Boat Quay, Singapore 049846

    Board a relaxing ride on a bumboat for an enjoyable cruise along the river. The cost of the Boat Quay River Cruise is included in your tour

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 1 Fullerton Road One Fullerton Merlion Park, Singapore 049213 Singapore

    Visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive, Singapore Singapore

    Visit Esplanade Park, one of Singapore's oldest parks, and reflect on the contributions made to Singapore by many great men at its various memorials.

    Stop At: Marina Bay, Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018980 Singapore

    Soak in the sight of Singapore's bustling bay as you stroll along the waterfront. It is home to some of the city's most distinctive architectural icons

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Fullerton Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, Singapore, Singapore 049215 Singapore

    Check out the Fullerton Waterboat House, located at the mouth of Singapore River, adjacent to the Merlion Park. It is part of the Fullerton Bay Hotel, built in the 1940s.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 1 Cantonment Road The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore 080001 Singapore

    The Pinnacle@Duxton is a 50-story residential development in Singapore's city center. It features the world's two longest sky gardens of 500 meters (1,600 ft) each, on both the 26th and 50th floors

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184 Singapore

    Come and enjoy the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre and taste Singapore's most iconic dish: Chicken rice! and wash it down with a freshly squeezed Sugar Cane juice; a real hit on our tours!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tea Chapter, 9 Neil Road, Singapore 088808 Singapore

    Visit a beautiful tea house and learn the art of the tea ceremony and try the Imperial tea that Queen Elizabeth II was served in the very same tea house!

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    City Hall, 150 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179100
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from ALL hotels in Singapore. Please select the 5 hours pick-up version of the tour when booking. There is a surcharge for the airport and airport hotels of SG$25.Airports
    • Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard, Singapore Singapore
    Ports
    • Marina Bay Cruise Centre
    • Singapore Cruise Centre
    Return Detail :
    Tea Chapter Trading Pte Ltd, 9 Neil Rd, Singapore 088808
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • You must be able to walk 5km to join this tour. We do walk at a slow casual pace but if you tire easily we will suggest to make use of the occasional taxi ride to cut down the walking. In this case taxi costs would be payable by yourself.
    • If you are a vegetarian we promise to get you something to eat at the Hawker Centre but we can not guarantee what will be available, it might be quite basic (like rice and veg)
    • If the tea house is closed for any reason we will include a larger dinner section.
    • If the rooftop of The Pinnacle is closed due to bad weather we will take you to a different HDB building.
    • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding the booking service fee). If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 50% refund (excluding any service charge). No refund under 48 hours cancellation.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by The Hello Tourism Company Singapore Pte Ltd

Activity ID: V-53204P13

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