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Singapore DUCK Tour

1. Singapore DUCK Tour

Board a refurbished World War II amphibious vehicle from Vietnam and depart from Suntec City to make a splash in Marina Bay. See the sights of Singapore from a different perspective as you make your way around the city on land and in the sea. Get stunning views of the urban skyline and marvel at iconic landmarks, such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade Theater, and magnificent statue of the Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore. Waddle back onto land and drive past the Singapore Flyer and into the Civic District. See the steps of the Old Supreme Court, where the British surrendered to the imperial Japanese army during World War II. Continue past the War Memorial Park, paying tribute to those who gave their lives during the Japanese occupation. End with a good luck loop around the world’s largest water fountain at Suntec City, named the Fountain of Wealth.

Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

2. Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Singapore's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Teh tarik (traditional tea) & rojak and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Kampong Glam & Sultan Mosque, Little India & Cow murals, Elderly Corner at China Town plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Singapore: River Wonders Entry Ticket

3. Singapore: River Wonders Entry Ticket

Take a walk on the wild side at River Wonders Singapore, inspired by the mighty rivers of the world. Encounter animals and plantations against a backdrop of history and culture. Explore the world's longest rivers, from the Nile to the Yangtze and Amazon. Discover how deep Africa's Congo River runs and learn the religious significance of the Ganges in India. Investigate the endangered species of North America's Mississippi River. Venture into the floating villages of Asia's Mekong. Learn more about the river systems and experience what it is like to cruise through a rainforest on board the Amazon River Quest. Go deep into the lungs of the Earth at the Flooded Forest. There's no shortage of fun and discovery to be had at River Wonders Singapore.

Singapore: S.E.A. Aquarium Entrance Ticket

4. Singapore: S.E.A. Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Venture into the fascinating world beneath the sea as you explore the ocean realm of S.E.A. Aquarium, home to more than 100,000 marine animals representing over 800 species. Living in 49 different habitats, each one is as fascinating as the next. With your 1-day admission ticket, you’ll get acquainted with many of these magnificent creatures. See hammerhead sharks, come face-to-face with bottlenose dolphins, discover sea life up close at the Touch Pool and watch the colorful fish, rays and sharks surround you in the panoramic Open Ocean. At the world's largest aquarium, you’re ensured an awe-inspiring experience as you encounter the endless wonders of our blue planet.

Singapore: Lion City Highlights Bike Tour

5. Singapore: Lion City Highlights Bike Tour

Go beyond the usual tourist spots and explore places bus and walking tours usually miss on this bike tour. Discover Singapore’s charming back streets, historical landmarks, many untold stories, and all the fun places in town with an expert local guide. During the tour, you’ll be taken through the most beautiful and interesting aspects of this city. Enjoy lots of fantastic photo opportunities as you learn about Singapore's rich history as well as its religiously diverse culture. Leave the tour with stories and photos that even the locals don't know about. The tour starts at 9 AM and takes you through these attractions: F1 Race Track, Marina Bay, Colonial District, Singapore River, Merlion Park, Lau Pa Sat, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Little India, Bugis Village, Haji Lane, Kampong Glam, and more.

Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

6. Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the best of Singapore with a Hop-on Hop-off ticket on a Big Bus. Grab a seat with the best views on the open-top, double-decker bus, and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace. Simply hop off and explore when you see something that interests you. Return to the same bus stop and hop on to the next bus to continue your tour. Your ticket gives you access to 2 hop-on hop-off sightseeing routes and it is not only the most comprehensive hop-on touring system in Singapore but also a transport network that links you from hotels to key landmarks and attractions. Hop on to discover and hop off to explore the Lion City. For cultural discoveries, visit the 3 ethnic districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam – where you’ll find pre-World War II conserved shophouses, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and traditional trades and handicrafts. Don’t forget to check out the UNESCO world heritage site Botanic Gardens, glamourous and glitzy locations where the hit movie Crazy Rich Asian was filmed, like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Choose a 1-day Classic Ticket and hop off at any stop to explore Singapore your way. Pick a 2-day Premium Ticket for another day on the bus. Or go for a 2-day Deluxe Ticket that comes with a 3-hours guided Night City Tour. The Night City Tour is a 3 hours fully guided open-top, double-decker bus tour with excellent views of the city skyline at Marina Barrage. Enjoy a sampling of local food at Lau Pa Sat and catch the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove — an impressive set of vertical gardens that light up in a dazzling display.

Singapore: Private Welcome City Tour

7. Singapore: Private Welcome City Tour

Explore Singapore with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose a 2, 3 or 4-hour private tour option. Meet your local at your accommodation to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable making your way around the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, you’ll have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around. Please contact the local partner if you’d like to have a private car included in the tour.

Singapore Zoo Morning Ticket with Hotel Pick-Up

8. Singapore Zoo Morning Ticket with Hotel Pick-Up

Set in one of the most beautiful wildlife environments in the world, Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. At the zoo they roam freely in their near-natural habitats, separated from visitors only by moats and wooden fencing. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orangutan habitat in a zoo. With this activity, you will get picked up from your hotel in the morning and head to the Singapore Zoo.  You can walk around the zoo or use the tram to rest your feet and enjoy the views. Impressive exhibits include the white tiger, Asian elephant, pygmy hippo, free-ranging orangutan, otter, sun bear, and proboscis monkey. In addition, there are shows and feedings, a waterfall aviary, a bird park, a wet play area, animal rides, and a tropical animal-themed slide and spray shack in the superb waterpark. All this this amounts to thirsty and hungry work, which is catered for with the multiple bistros, cafés, and restaurants in the complex. Add on the Jungle Breakfast option and Enjoy your meal with an entire family of orangutans and learn all about these beautiful creatures.

Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

9. Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

Discover Singapore by getting to know its famous Civic District. Begin your journey at Kampong Glam, an area where modernity meets tradition. This district has a history that dates back to Singapore’s colonial era as the allocated area to the Malay, Arab, and Bugis communities. Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, and the National Gallery Singapore. The Gallery consists of the former Supreme Court Building and the City Hall. Next, stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Proceed to Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants.

Singapore: Night Safari and Tram Ride Ticket

10. Singapore: Night Safari and Tram Ride Ticket

As dusk falls, take an after-hours look at over 2,500 nocturnal animals. You will see them as they start their nightly rituals for a memorable evening at Singapore's Night Safari. Get up-close as animals frolic, graze and hunt. Take an exciting tram ride through 7 geographical regions or opt for a walking trail for an even deeper journey into the park to see even more animals not visible from the tram journey.  Stroll into the realm of the animals at our two giant aviaries where the Malayan flying foxes and giant flying squirrels can come right next to you. The aviaries are along the Leopard Trail where you can get within a whisker of the beautiful leopards from their dedicated glass observatory. Head along the Fishing Cat Trail and look in on fishing cats as they engage in their nightly riverside hunt. Then, trek right into the Outback to discover native wildlife of Australia including a family of wallabies in their walk-through habitat. Don't miss the interactive "Creatures of the Night Show" where you can learn more about the natural abilities of fascinating nocturnal animals.  Catch the talented troupe of tribal warriors as they thrill you with their fiery stunts in the Thumbuakar Performance. As you whet your appetite for adventure, be sure to indulge in the Night Safari’s unique dining offerings - from gourmet fast food to popular local delicacies served in the traditional village ambiance of Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. You can even book a movable feast for a group of your guests onboard the award-winning Gourmet Safari Express. More than just Singapore’s No.1 Nightspot, Night Safari has also been achieving success to support the conservation of biodiversity. Over the years Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, fishing cats, Malayan tapirs and Asian lions, among other endangered species have been successfully bred here. It’s an after-dark wildlife adventure that is truly one-of-a-kind.

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What people are saying about Singapore

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4.7 / 5

based on 547 reviews

We enjoyed learning about Singapore’s history as we chase down ghosts that lurk within Singapore’s historic spots. The guides were the absolute best - combining the story behind each spot while being empowered by a rich set of personal experiences over the years of doing this tour.

Wonderful experience to get to know Singapore. Great guide (Jeff), was very nice and told all about the history of Singapore and which sights are worth visiting during the tour. I really enjoyed it and would recommend this tour to anyone. Tip - bring plenty of water.

Fantastic experience and we covered a surprisingly long distance. Lewis, our guide, was exceptional and took some great movies and photos that he sent onto us. Worth every Penny and a highlight of our trip so far

My son and wife enjoyed their day on my birthday so did i

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