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  • Location:Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

Retrace the colonial history of Singapore on a jam-packed half-day tour. Highlighting the influence of Sir Stamford Raffles, the 4.5-hour afternoon tour takes in Singapore's elegant Raffles Hotel and Raffles Landing Site. You'll indulge in an afternoon tea buffet at the Raffles Hotel's renowned Tiffin Room or enjoy afternoon tea of tea and cake at a traditional Chinese bakery. You'll then take a cruise along the Singapore River to Clarke Quay and make a visit to a pewter factory.

**Pewter gallery will be closed from August 1, 2014 for renovations until further notice. Until renovations are complete, tour will conclude at Clarke Quay


  • Comprehensive afternoon tour highlighting Singapore's Raffles history
  • Retracing Raffles' footsteps at the Raffles Landing Site
  • Afternoon tea buffet in the Raffles Hotel's famous Tiffin Room
  • Bumboat cruise along the Singapore River
  • Pewter demonstration at a pewter gallery on Clarke Quay (temporarily closed for maintenance)
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking licensed guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You spend a pleasant afternoon learning about the history of this famous hotel and indulging in either high tea or mouthwatering cakes and pastries. The chocolate cake is to-die-for!

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What You Can Expect

Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

Sir Stamford Raffles played an enormous role in Singapore's history, founding a British colony here in 1819. His vision for Singapore's future came true, and Singapore became a vital international port and trading center for the Far East. You'll retrace the course of Sir Stamford Raffles' dream on your Raffles Hotel Singapore tour, visiting the site where Raffles first set foot in 1819. The highlight, of course, is visiting the centre of high-society colonial Singapore, the stylish Raffles Hotel.

The river cruise by bumboat, the traditional vessels that ferried cargo up and down the river in times gone by, is another highlight of your Raffles Hotel Singapore tour. Today your bumboat will steer you along the historic Singapore River, past colonial buildings, Chinese shop houses and the modern skyscrapers of Singapore's business district. The cruise ends at Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village. You'll visit a pewter gallery to discover the history of pewter and its role in the development of Singapore as a trading port, and witness a demonstration on pewtersmithing.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A truly amazing tour - great food and staff were wonderful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour, great value

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful! Beautiful hotel, elegant afternoon tea - everything a 5 star high tea should be cruise along the Singapore River was very enjoyable and a great opportunity to get some fantastic photos. Hotel pick-up and drop-off worked like a charm.

Jennifer V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic high tea including buffet, bum boat ride great also. Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were picked up from our hotel right on time and taken to a central meeting spot. We really enjoyed the afternoon tea at Raffles and the Bumboat trip gave us lovely views of the city. Our guide Nigel was very informative, and also a very funny man. We would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The Raffles High Tea Tour was grand. However, I declined the Singapore Sling @ 27 or the Long Bar version @ 36. It included a day time tour of the Singapore river and a BMW transfer to and from Hotel. Would recommend it to anyone as a must do experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A must do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lovely trip easy to book on Internet which we did from Singapore would recommend using Viator for book such trips and a raffles was well worth the cost make sure you go for the full high tea experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip to raffles, pick up from hotel on time, sightseeing tour good too, got to see a little of Singapore.Not a long wait at Raffles, bumboat tour good too.Enjoyable afternoon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I really enjoyed this tour, especially the High Tea at Raffles. It was fun to see the Fullerton Hotel and the river cruise was a good way to see the city. Greyson was a very knowlegdable guide and personable.

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