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Small-group Singapore history and culture tour with river cruise

Free cancellation
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Language: English, Chinese
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 4.00pm
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Visit some of the must-see sites in Singapore like Merlion Park and Marina Bay

See Singapore from above when you go to the top of the Housing Development Board building

Try iconic local dishes like the chicken rice and sugar cane juice at the hawker center

Enjoy a nice tea ceremony at a beautiful tea house that has served Queen Elizabeth II

What to expect

In this 4.5 hour night tour, you will journey through Singapore from past to present and go through an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s history and development.

Starting at the Civic District, you will visit some of the historic colonial buildings and learn about the early pioneers who came to Singapore to make a living. You will then board a bumboat and take a 30-minute cruise down the river through to the present day and visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it.

Your journey through time progresses by bus to a residential district as you discuss the political reform by The Founding Father of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, and discover how Singapore went from third-world to first-world in one generation. You will be accessing the roof of a Housing Development Board (HDB) residential building from where you will get the most amazing birds-eye view of downtown Singapore. If the rooftop of The Pinnacle is closed due to bad weather, you will go to a different HDB building.

The fourth stop of your night tour of Singapore is the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre in Chinatown where you can enjoy Singapore’s most iconic dish, chicken rice and will wash it down with freshly squeezed sugar cane juice. There's an option of rice and vegetables if you are a vegetarian as well. Your guide will teach you Hawker Centre etiquette and point out all of the must-try foods in Singapore so you know how to eat like a local. After dinner, you will go to a beautiful tea house for a traditional tea tasting experience, where Queen Elizabeth II was served in the very same tea house. You will learn about the art of the tea ceremony and receive a small souvenir to take home to remember the experience.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit

What’s included

Professional guide

Singapore River Cruise

Hawker Dinner (Chicken Rice and Sugar Cane juice)

Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

Public transportation used during your walking tour

What’s not included



City Hall MRT Exit B

Meeting point:

Exit B of City Hall MRT Station (Street Level), North Bridge Road, Singapore 178959, SG


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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 14 days before the activity begins., Receive a 50% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • You can enjoy this tour regardless of the weather
  • This tour requires you to be able to walk 6 km at a slow casual pace
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera, water, and an umbrella in case it rains
  • Bring your appetite for this tour
  • If the rooftop of The Pinnacle is closed due to bad weather, you will go to a different HDB building.
  • If the teahouse is closed you will have a bigger dinner section