Essentially Colonial by Merz S or Similar

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Afternoon

3.5 hours    English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian

tour highlights

  • Visit Raffles Landing Site and stroll back in time to Singapore's colonial days
  • Admire neo-Palladian buildings lining the banks of Singapore River
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Raffles Hotel (from August 2019)
  • Visit a History Gallery
  • Cruise on a bumboat

tour details

Retrace Raffles footsteps at the Raffles Landing Site and learn about Singapore’s era as a British colony after he first stepped ashore in 1819. Admire neo-Palladian buildings lining the banks of the Singapore River as we walk to the Fullerton Hotel. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Courtyard and a visit to The Fullerton Heritage Gallery to discover rare photos, maps, philatelic materials. A cruise on a bumboat completes the tour.

tour description

The tour starts from where it all began - Raffles Landing Site - where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819 and found a small settlement of Malays headed by the Temenggon (governor) for the Sultan of Johore. He signed a treaty with the Sultan for the right to establish a trading port. Learn how during the 50 years following Raffles establishment of his free-trade port, Singapore became one of the busiest port and thriving financial and services sector. Admire neo-Palladian buildings lining the banks of the Singapore River before proceeding to The Raffles Hotel. Herre enjoy Afternoon Tea and a visit to its History Gallery. Just as Raffles sailed on the river, end your tour on a bumboat, traditional cargo-ferrying crafts, for a cruise along the Singapore River.


  • Transfers
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Bumboat Cruise


  • Personal expenditure


Tour does not operate during festive holidays and week of Formula1.
    Tour code: EXSHESTG

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