Tour code: 3695FFC
Go back to colonial Singapore on this historical tour that introduces you to sites related to Sir Stamford Raffles, who founded Singapore as a British colony in 1819. With an informative guide, you’ll visit the Raffles Landing Site and the Raffles Hotel, one of the city’s most elegant landmarks. Take a cruise on the Singapore River by traditional bumboat, and enjoy an afternoon tea buffet at the Raffles Hotel or tea and cake at a Chinese bakery—your choice.  


  • Comprehensive afternoon tour highlighting Singapore's Raffles history
  • Retrace Raffles' footsteps at the Raffles Landing Site
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the Raffles Hotel's famous Tiffin Room, if selected
  • Take a bumboat cruise along the river
  • Learn from a knowledgeable 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

This colonial Singapore tour takes you back in time to the 1800s, when Sir Stamford Raffles founded a British colony here and turned Singapore into an important international port and trading center. With your guide, trace his footsteps in the city, starting at the Raffles Landing Site, where he arrived in 1819.

Then visit the Raffles Hotel, the center of high-society Singapore during its colonial days. This 5-star hotel and historic landmark has played host to many famous figures over the years and is home to the Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented. As you explore the hotel, admire its graceful design and luxurious atmosphere. Depending on the option you select when booking, you’ll enjoy an afternoon tea buffet here in the hotel’s Tiffin Room, or visit a Chinese bakery for tea and cake.

Next, take a bumboat cruise on the Singapore River, and enjoy traveling through the city on a traditional vessel once used to transport cargo from ships in port. From the water, admire the mix of colonial buildings and sleek, contemporary architecture as you glide to Clarke Quay, a historical riverside village that’s now a dining and entertainment district. 

Customer Reviews

Josephine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour is a must the iconic hotel was amazing lots of photo oppertunities the food was to die for if your in singapore don't pass it up you have to go

Janice A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was my highlight of Singapore so well run and a fabulous tea in Raffles. Excellent !

Robert P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A ver pleasant afternoon. High tea at Raffles was a real treat with white linen, silver tea service, an endless supply of tasty morsels both hot and cold and a lovely young woman playing a harp for background music. The boat ride was relaxing and informative.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour and fantastic high tea and buffet at Raffles. A steal in terms of the cost.

Joanne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our High Tea and Singapore River Cruise..
I actually had trouble convincing my husband to join me, as I said to him. I'm going to Head Hunters villageMalaysia for you. You can come to Raffles with me...Well, he had a Ball. Totally enjoyed the Food, especially the Bread and Butter pudding!!! Company we were very lucky to have, two very interesting, friendly couples from distant places. The Raffles Hotel is absolutely SPLENDID and ROMANTIC...The Service, Table Setting, Food, and drinks were wonderful. A must do in Singapore.

Robin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What a fantastic tour - our guide was lovely and full of information. We opted for the high tea in the Tiffin Room and it did not disappoint. There is also a buffet included which holds even more treats - the dim sum was awesome. Don't be afraid to ask for coffee as they will serve coffee if asked for. Men please note - you must wear long pants. Dress code is very high .We rushed around the markets in Chinatown to buy my husband a pair of long pants as he had dress shorts on.

Malcolm A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was excellent very good guide which made the experience wonderful

Louise F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing hotel, food superb, would recommend this tour

Kim B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What an experience, fabulous afternoon tea and very well organised. My only gripe is that I would have liked to spend a little longer lingering and enjoying my afternoon tea, was a little rushed. Worth doing though


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A great tour with a very informative rep. Before we got to Raffles we had a brief history of Singapore. The afternoon hot and cold tea was fabulous, with plenty to eat for all tastes. Then to top it all a very relaxing 'Bum boat' cruise up and down the sights on the river.
A must tour for every visitor

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