Singapore Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Singapore
Join us on an escorted tour to Singapore, a city-state like no other. An intoxicating blend of old and new, squeaky clean Singapore is a melting pot of fascinating and diverse cultures, from Indian and Malaysian to British and Chinese.
For a small destination, Singapore packs a mighty punch. Known as the ‘Gateway to Asia’, Singapore is a perfect introduction to this beguiling region.
Once a British colonial trading post, today Singapore is a thriving global economic powerhouse and one of the Four Asian Tigers. Despite its rapid development in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, affluent Singapore has not forgotten its traditional roots. One minute, you’ll be walking through Chinatown, with its roadside markets and colourful lanterns, the next, you’ll find yourself in the Gardens by the Bay, an ultra-modern creative waterside nature park with futuristic structures.
Join us on our Singapore holidays in 2022 and beyond, and discover the city-state’s most iconic sights and areas, from Little India and the Colonial District, crowned by the iconic Raffles Hotel (where the Singapore Sling cocktail was first mixed), to glitzy Orchard Road and Marina Bay. Take the time to explore the UNESCO-protected Botanic Gardens, home to the National Orchid Centre. Whether you visit Singapore on one of our tours of Southeast Asia or a round-the-world cruise, you're sure to be impressed by this dazzling destination.
Things to do in Singapore
Singapore is a popular destination for good reason. The city boasts historic districts, with temples, markets and hawker centres to explore, alongside modern developments like the luxurious Marina Bay Sands hotel, home to the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool. Singapore isn’t just built-up urban areas though: the city is also noted for its many green spaces, which offer guests some respite from the busy downtown area. With so much on offer to visitors, we've selected three of our favourite experiences in the city.
Walk around the Supertree Grove
Showcasing a bold new way to grow plants within a city, the Supertree Grove is made up of 18 trees that are around 16 storeys high. More than just an awe-inspiring sight, the trees host over 200 species of plants and harvest solar energy throughout the day. Be sure to head down for the exhilarating light and musical show at night.
Enjoy the view from the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck
Located on the 57th floor of the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel, this observation deck provides stunning panoramic views of the city. See the dazzling skyline, including famous landmarks such as the Gardens by the Bay, from a different angle, before perhaps enjoying a meal at one of the deck's two chic restaurants.
Explore Little India
Why not add an authentic taste of India to your Singapore tour package? The Little India and Kampong Glam neighbourhoods are vibrant, bustling areas home to a wealth of colour, culture and history. Along with a number of visually striking temples and mosques, you'll find plenty of trendy cafes and bars and enticing shops to explore.
Things to see in Singapore
Unsurprisingly for a destination as diverse and glamorous as this, you'll find plenty of world-class sights in Singapore. Be it historical temples or ultra-modern developments, there's certainly no shortage of photo opportunities in the city. If this is your first visit, here are just a few of the must-sees for your Singapore holiday.
Food and drink in Singapore
When the local greeting is ‘have you eaten?’, it is safe to assume you are in a place where food is a high priority. Indeed, Singaporeans have a passion for food that is almost unrivalled, and the city-state's broad and exciting culinary culture inevitably captures the hearts - and taste buds - of its visitors.
Singapore’s food and drink scene benefits massively from its multiculturalism, and has something to suit every palate, including Thai, Indian, Malaysian, Chinese and European-inspired dishes. Noodle and rice dishes are very popular here, along with seafood. Chili crab is the national dish of Singapore, whilst Hainanese chicken (Chinese-style chicken and rice) and nasi lemak (a Malaysian dish cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaf, served with rice) are very popular too. Due to its large Indian community, dishes like biryani and roti (flat bread) are also commonplace. Kaya toast (toast served with a jam made from coconut milk, eggs and pandan leaves) and coffee is a breakfast staple in Singapore.
Food tours in Singapore can include both ultra-glamorous fine dining venues and humble but utterly delicious street food dishes. The city is renowned for its hawker food centres, which, thanks to its multicultural identity, serve a variety of delicious foods, including Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and Thai. There is even a stall that has been awarded the prestigious Michelin Star! These open-air food courts can be found across Singapore, serving local favourites like stir-fried noodles and biryani.
If you're looking for upscale eateries, you'll find you are spoiled for choice in Singapore. From the Michelin-starred Marguerite, located in the lush surroundings of Gardens by the Bay, to the National Gallery's elegant French restaurant, Odette, dining in Singapore is an unforgettable experience. A great number of celebrity chefs have set up shop here, too, with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck and Nobu Matsuhisa bringing their signature culinary flare and offerings to the city.
First trip to Singapore? Here are a few questions you might have.
Do I need a visa to visit Singapore?
No. UK passport holders can enter Singapore without a visa, and stay for up to 90 days. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from the date you enter Singapore.
What’s the weather like in Singapore?
Singapore is warm and humid all year, with frequent rainfall and storms during certain times. Temperatures don’t tend to vary too much throughout the year, hovering around 30°C during the day. Generally, Singapore is hit by two monsoons: the northeast monsoon (December to February) and the southwest monsoon (June to September) The best time to visit Singapore is during February and April, when northeast monsoon is easing off, and there is less rainfall and more sunnier days.
Is Singapore an expensive country?
In general, Singapore is an expensive place to visit. However, you can cut costs by booking onto a Newmarket tour, with flights, accommodation and some sightseeing included in the price, and by eating at hawker centres.