SPIRIT OF SINGAPORE - APT
City Tour, Cultural, Shopping
This tour will introduce you to the vibrant metropolis of Singapore, presenting its contrasting sights and landscapes. You will travel by coach through the exotic quarter of Little India, where the stalls and restored shops are perfumed with fragrant jasmine garlands. The merchants here offer everything from saris and aromatic spices to intricate ornaments. Next you will continue to the Raffles Landing Site beside the Singapore River, before continuing through the Civic District. You will admire Parliament House, the Victoria Theatre, the Empress Place Building and other colonial buildings that have been restored to their original splendor. You will then drive past yet more colonial buildings including the City Hall, Supreme Court and the legendary Raffles Hotel. You will also admire the Merlion Statue, which has become the symbol of Singapore. Your coach will then cross the Singapore River and drive along Shenton Way, commonly known as Asia's Wall Street, to enter historic Chinatown. During your stroll through this district of the city you will be introduced to age-old customs and architecture from a bygone era, and you will be able to spot Chinese medicine shops, teahouses, acupuncturists and calligraphers as you wander through the atmospheric narrow streets. Your next stop will be the Botanical Gardens, which boast the world's largest orchid collection, with 60,000 plants displayed in a natural setting. Finally, you will stop at Mount Faber to take photographs of Singapore's skyline.
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Please Note: The order of the itinerary may vary. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing. The walking distance from the gangway of the ship to the buses loading area is approximately 10 minutes. This excursion is reserved for guests disembarking in Singapore with flights from 5:30pm onwards, and if your cruise includes an arrival in Singapore at 9:00am in the morning. If your cruise includes an arrival in Singapore at 2:00pm, the tour is dedicated to guests with flights landing from 10:00pm onwards.