Embark on a guided walking tour and revive Singapore’s colonial past with visits to museums, a fire station, century-old buildings, and historical landmarks. Cruise down the Singapore River on an iconic bumboat and this 2.5-hour tour is a great way to see Singapore for anyone with limited time.
Meet your guide at a central location in Singapore, just a 5-minute walk from the City Hall MRT. Set off on your small-group walking tour to discover the Central Fire Station. Constructed in 1909, the building's interlaced red and white 'blood-and-bandage' design still stands as a symbol of its firefighting mission to save lives.
After, hop on a bumboat and chug down the Singapore River while you gaze up at the modern skyscrapers of the financial district. This important river was the mainstay of business and trading during colonial times when bumboats carried goods to warehouses lined along the riverbank.
Your next stop is the Merlion and the outstanding Marina Bay Sands with the ArtScience Museum by its side. Continue on foot down a cooled underground walkway and emerge into the 5-star Fullerton Hotel, which operated as the General Post Office from 1928 to 1997.
Not far from here you'll find the Art House, Asian Civilization Museum, and the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, home to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. A stroll through the National Gallery Singapore past St. Andrew's Cathedral brings you to the Raffles Hotel. From the time its doors first opened in 1887, this luxury 5-star hotel has since become an icon that epitomizes the romance of the Far East where your 2.5-hour tour concludes.