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Singapore, Singapore-port

Straegically located at the end of the Malaysian peninsula, the island nation of Singapore is a modern,

thriving metropolis and a true melting pot of cultures. Singapore offers diverse colorful ethnic quarters; a fantastic array of superb cuisines; and a shopping mecca second to none. In many ways Singapore (the name means Lion City) was built by Sir Stamford Raffles. Coming ashore to a tiny fishing village in 1819, through trade treaties and business acumen, he laid the foundation for one of the most amazing urban success stories in history. Today, travelers can embrace exotic sights and sounds as they stroll or ride a trishaw through Chinatown, the Arab Quarter or Little India. Head down to the scenic Boat Quay for unrivaled views of the harbor and stop at one of the many international eateries for a refreshing repast. Shop along famous Orchard Road with its merchandise from every corner of the Pacific Rim; embark on a night safari at the Singapore Zoo or relax in the verdant shade of the Bukit Timah Nature Preserve. Be sure to leave time to try a refreshing Singapore Sling at the bar at Raffles Hotel.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Orchids and Tea
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Singapore
    Seated Tour
  • Round Island Tour
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Singapore By Boat/Trishaw-Raffles Visit
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Singapore Discovery
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Singapore's Iconic Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Spirit of Singapore
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Way We Live
    Light Activity /Walking

Orchids and Tea

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: SIN-008

Explore a pair of Singapore's landmarks during this memorable tour of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and a visit to the world-renowned Raffles Hotel.

Depart the pier for the drive to the remarkable Botanic Gardens, where you will find a superb collection of tropical plant life. Spread over 128 acres, the gardens are home to over 4,000 species of plant life, including many rare specimens. Upon arrival, you will take a stroll through this lush tropical park. Along the way, you will view the world's largest orchid collection, which features more than 20,000 plants displayed in a natural setting.

Next, your drive will continue on along Orchard Road, the city's glossy hotel, shopping and entertainment district, en route to Raffles, one of the world's most famous hotels. Often described as the quintessence of the grand Oriental hotel, Raffles Hotel hosts an impressive roll call of famous guests that include Rudyard Kipling, Herman Hesse, Noel Coward and Charlie Chaplin, to name a few. Upon arrival, some time will be made available to take in your spectacular surroundings, including the Tiffin Room, Palm Garden, Writer's Bar and Long Bar.

Your tour will conclude with a High Tea comprised of English tea and a buffet of local favorites.

Please Note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking with minimal climbing and few steps at the attractions. Guests wishing to enter the lobby of the Raffles Hotel need to be properly dressed: no shorts, Bermudas or uncovered shoes are allowed. Entry is at the discretion of the hotel. Tea is served at the Billiard Room where the dress code does not apply.