The Best City Tours in Singapore

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20 March 2018

Here’s the thing about Singapore. This is a city constantly being rebuilt. It’s next to impossible to explore this place and not be dazed at the constant state of construction the country is always in. The drones of cranes and drills buzz constantly. This is where a city tour package or guide could be the one thing you need to truly immerse yourself in the history and beauty of this place — minus the construction.

Hop on these open top buses for a scenic ride around Singapore. | © Duck & Hippo Group

Singapore City Tour Hop On/Hop Off Bus

If you’re looking for a little more freedom in what you do when exploring, this might be your thing. This allows you a two-day pass to literally hop on a bus that will take you on a scenic tour around the key sites of Singapore. Feel free to hop off and have a more intimate exploration of the area and then come back up again. You also get a free guided heritage tour in historical sites like Little India or Chinatown.

The tour will bring you on land and into the sea | © 玄史生 / WikiCommons

Captain Explorer DUKW Tour

As much as a land-based tour is a fascinating a way to explore in a very compact Singapore, having a chance to see the are by boat is unique, due to the port and maritime traditions. This fascinating tour uses an amphibious vehicle that cruises by key landmarks, so you get to see and explore the heart of Singapore through the Singapore River. You will start on land and then move into the water, and, in both cases, a professional guide will accompany you as you learn about the multifaceted history of Singapore.

Enjoy the sights of Singapore by cycling around it | © Thomas Timlen / Flickr

Best of Singapore Cycling Tour

If you’re more of a sports and activity-oriented person, consider this cycling city tour when you make your trip to Singapore. A guide will accompany you as you make your way through the sprawl of the city, exploring tourist hot spots. You’ll get to receive a more unique vantage point as you absorb the environment around you from both the classic and the new areas of Singapore.

Sample the best of local cuisine onboard the bus | © Duck & Hippo Group

Singapore GOURMETBus

Singapore is well known as a haven for food. The intermingling of varied cultures across the world has created an intriguing environment where different delicacies from across Asia can be savoured. If satisfying your stomach is key to a successful trip, this city tour with food rated on the Michelin Guide should not be missed. You’ll be enjoying delicacies up on a bus while canvassing Singapore attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and Chinatown, amongst others.

Ride the classic trolley and visit some cultural precincts | © Duck & Hippo Group

Classic Trolley Tour

A charming city tour that focuses on bringing you through the historical beating heart of Singapore at places like Kampong Glam and Little India. This quaint little voyage should be on your list. You’ll whiz through Singapore in a trolley bus that seems to come right out of the 19th century, which is particularly apt considering much of the sights to see are colonial-era heritage sites.

See Singapore in a different light at night | © City Tours

FunVEE WOW Night Tour

If you’re more of a nocturnal person, you’ll be glad to know Singapore is very popular during the night. This city tour allows you to explore national monuments, check out the ever-popular Gardens by the Bay and stop off at popular night spot, Clarke Quay, to continue the revelry.

Solid siah! Singlish for simply great | © Afur Wong/Courtesy Singapore Tourism Board

Let’s 4 in Love with Singapore and Singlish Tour

An extremely immersive tour of Singapore that has as much a focus on sightseeing as experiencing the local landscape. Learn about the unique lingua franca of Singapore, Singlish, and experience firsthand the multicultural environment in which it was birthed. Have a chance to experience quality local cuisine with the aid of a capable guide.

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