City Drive, Chinatown & National Orchid Garden

3.5 hours | Singapore | S I N - 2 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Raffles Hotel
  • Orchard Road
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Botanic Gardens
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

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.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a photo stop for Mount Faber

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit the National Orchid Garden

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:45
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Scenic drive along Orchard Road

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No

Guided walking tour of Chinatown

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes

Visit the Sri Mariamman Temple

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Return to the ship or stay in Singapore and return to the ship at your leisure

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30