City Drive, Chinatown & National Orchid Garden

SIN-200 | Singapore | See Special Notes

from $49.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Botanic Gardens Botanic Gardens

You will see:

  • Raffles Hotel Raffles Hotel
  • Orchard Road Orchard Road

Moderate Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 38

Tour Overview

Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach for a scenic ride through the streets of Singapore on your way to one of the highest points in town, Mt. Faber. Here, you'll be able to capture the magnificent panoramic views of the harbor, Sentosa Island and the downtown district.

Next, you'll get to explore some of the country's more natural wonders at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Gardens epitomize the tropical island's luxuriant parks. Spread over 30 acres, it offers a combination of untouched primary forest and specialty gardens, including the National Orchid Garden, the world's largest collection of orchids displayed in their full splendor. It houses over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. See the "dignitaries" such as Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Laura Bush and Princess Diana in the VIP (Very Important Plants) Garden.

Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and travel along Orchard Road through the heart of Singapore's shopping and hotel district. Your route, passes the Istana (Presidential Palace), the world-famous Raffles Hotel, Parliament House and Shenton Way - the "Wall Street of Southeast Asia" and into Chinatown. Here you'll find the old streets filled the with shops and temples surrounded by towering modern skyscrapers.

Once you arrive, follow your guide to your first stop, the Sri Mariamman Temple. This stunning Hindu temple is the oldest, and perhaps the most active, in the city. Originally built in 1827, it's dedicated to the goddess Sri Mariamman, known to help heal people from ill-health.

You'll get to spend some time exploring the maze of awning-draped shops and market stalls before re-boarding your motorcoach.

Your adventure comes to an end, as you return to your motorcoach for the scenic ride back to town, where you're free to stay and explore, or simply return to your ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Proper attire at Sri Mariamman Temple requires clothing that covers shoulders and knees. Shoes must be removed before entering the temple; lockers are available at an additional cost. There is an additional fee for taking photographs at the temple.

Tour sequence may vary.

This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their voyage in Singapore.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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