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Footsteps of Raffles with Lunch , Singapore

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Key Highlights

  • Trace the history of Sir Stamford Raffles – the man who shaped Singapore
  • Visit the world famous Raffles where you can enjoy high tea
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • The tour includes a bumboat cruise on the Singapore River
  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    3.5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your City hotel only in Singapore. (Hotel Pick-up time is half an hour before tour starting time.)
    Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 72 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.

    Download the list of Singapore Hotels from where Pick up is included

    Ending Point

    The Raffles tour ends at Clarke Quay

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Trace the footsteps of Sir Stamford Raffles, whose dream was to transform Singapore into a vital international port and trading centre for the Far East. The Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819, is where it all began.

    The Raffles Hotel is one of the well-recognised landmarks of Singapore, often called the ‘grand old dame’ of buildings in Singapore, located on Beach Road.

    With this tour, either enjoy an Afternoon tea at Raffles Singapore.

    Tired of sightseeing by land? Hop onto a bumboat and cruise along the historic Singapore River. The cruise offers an extravagant contrast between the richly-mellowed old architectures and the striking skyscrapers of modern Singapore.


    You will be picked up from your hotel in Singapore and taken in an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour in the footsteps of Raffles. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    This tour starts from where it all began – at the Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819.

    Discover the city’s colonial history as you walk past bronze sculptures erected along the Singapore River. From Kucinta Cats to River Merchants, the various sculptures each depict a scene of a long-gone era.

    The next stop is at the world-famous Raffles Hotel, which used to be the watering-hole for the high-society in the 1800s. Here enjoy an afternoon tea buffet.

    Afternoon Tea Buffet: Buffet with a whole spread of Western and Local delights.

    Download the Afternoon Tea Buffet Menu

    Proceed towards the pier from where you will board a bumboat and cruise along the historic Singapore River. Disembark at Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village known for its nightlife and famous restaurants.

    Your tour ends at Clarke Quay.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Pick-up from major hotels in Singapore
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Services of an English-speaking guide
    • Bumboat ride is included
    • Afternoon tea buffet (with English/local delicacies)


    • Hotel drop-off
    • Drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Pick-up time is half an hour before starting time.

    Tour pickup not included from Airport/Cruise Centre/Train Station & Hotels which are out of the City Area like Changi Village, Crown Plaza Changi Airport

    Dress code: Smart casual. Gentlemen should wear shirts or collared t-shirts, paired with appropriate long trousers. Ladies should wear dresses, skirts or trousers. Singlets, shorts, bermudas, sandals, slippers and pool attire are not permited.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • great tour

      enjoyed tour had a great time especially the singapore slings...

      Mr John Armitage, United Kingdom, 25/Apr/2014
    • High tea elegance

      We both enjoyed the high tea at Raffles hotel. This is a must do in Singapore . Its so much more than Tea and cake , The boat ride on the river was also very enjoyable ....

      susan frost, United Kingdom, 03/Jul/2016
    • Excellent , dont miss this tour, worth every penny.

      Our tour guide was excellent, very informative and fun. The tour was great value for money and visiting Raffles for afternoon tea was amazing. The afternoon was rounded off with...

      Mrs Kathryn Ashton, United Kingdom, 13/Nov/2013
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