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Colonial Singapore with Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel

By I Asia Singapore
Price was undefined, price is now SG$384


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  • Exploring the colonial heritage of Singapore

  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea at its birthplace, the Raffles

  • Admire the skyline along this Heritage route

  • Cruising the Singapore River by traditional bumboat

  • Expert private English-speaking local guide

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Touring in a private air-conditioned vehicle

  • What's included

    Services of a professional licensed tour guide

  • What's included

    Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel

  • What's included

    Singapore River cruise on a bumboat

  • What's excluded

    Any purchases of a personal nature

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult

  • Maximum group size is 6 (minimum 2 adults)

  • Should your travel plans change, do not worry. I Asia Singapore will do all possible to change your booking to fit with your new travel arrangements free of charge

  • Minimum 2 people needed to operate this tour

  • Hotel pick up commences 15-30 minutes before your tour time

  • Tour does not operate during the week of The Formula One and during festive seasons.

  • Not wheelchair accessible

What you can expect

This tour takes you back to Colonial Singapore and starts from where it all began at Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819 and found a small settlement of Malays headed by the Temenggong (governor) for the Sultan of Johor. He signed a treaty with the Sultan for the right to establish a trading post in Singapore.

Learn how during the 50 years following Raffles establishment of his free-trade port, Singapore became one of the busiest ports and a thriving financial and services sector.

Admire neo-Palladian buildings along the banks of the Singapore River before proceeding to your next stop at Raffles Hotel, where hives of activities were held for the high-society in the 1800s. Here, enjoy an Afternoon Tea with English and local delicacies.

Afternoon tea at Raffles Singapore is a refined celebration that features exquisite teas, Champagne, classic sandwiches, home-baked scones and cakes, and seasonal treats in a stunning heritage setting.

Enjoy a timeless experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic Raffles Singapore. The grandeur of floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars, bathed in soft daylight streaming through the skylight. It is a truly refined and unique destination for refreshments.

Reminiscent of extravagant parties that were once held in The Lobby, the Raffles Afternoon Tea is perfect for chic celebrations or a light repast with friends. Amidst this elegant setting, savour finger sandwiches, housemade scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies – all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes.

Just as Raffles sailed on the river, you will end your tour on a bumboat, traditional cargo-ferrying crafts, for a cruise along the Singapore River.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Colonial Singapore
  • 1 Beach Road
  • Singapore 189673

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup
    • Singapore
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