Orchids and Tea
Duration: 3 1/2 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.