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  • Location:Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

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.  

Highlights

  • 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

damuglia USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous! Well worth the money.

suehut Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

god pickup,lovely river trip and magnificent afternoon tea

patduthie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a fantastic tour and will definately do this one again. The guide was full of information.

wenda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

fab high tea afternoon and we enjoy. lovely place.

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was great having a tour around Singapore followed by a brilliant tea at Raffles - well worth it.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great afternoon. Our tour guide, Judy, was fantastic. She was so helpful, accommodating and informative. The scones and coffee at the Raffles Cafe were delicious!!!

Sandra H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A truly amazing tour - great food and staff were wonderful

Jane W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour, great value

David K

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 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

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