Singapore is a stunning city-state with a concrete skyline that is constantly evolving and being enveloped by vast green spaces. One of the great things about Singapore is that, within its compact state lines, it packs in so many incredible and diverse experiences with a bonus of being very easy to navigate. The only issue is where to begin your adventure. We recommend starting with a private tour, these benefit from being hosted by the city’s locals meaning guests get insights from someone who knows and loves Singapore. Taking one of these tours early on in your trip is a good idea as it’s a great way to combat any anxiety you have on how to navigate the city and it’ll help you figure out how to make the most of your time here.
There are so many sides of Singapore to see and a private tour ensures that you, and your fellow travellers, can select activities and sights that interest you without compromising for other tourists. Here are five of the best private tours of Singapore, taking into account many factors like the itinerary, value for money and the reviews of previous guests.
FROM: £65/per person
Select your start time, pick your group and head out to see the best of Singapore on foot. Over three hours, you’ll visit many of Singapore’s most historically significant locations and learn about the city’s incredible transformation from a humble fishing village to a buzzing metropolis. As well as popular tourist spots, you’ll visit the lesser-known locations, off-the well-trodden tourist trail. Since you’ll be touring on foot, make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring some water to stay well hydrated. The tour price is based on the number of people in your group and includes a taste of unique local ice cream.
From £68/ per person
Short on time? On this private tour, a local guide will pack all the city’s most popular sites into one day. With a maximum of eight participants, your guide will show you the very best of Singapore: its unique blend of cultures and tastes, quirky riverside cafes and spectacular skyscrapers.
Capitalise on your guides knowledge as you uncover some hidden gems that only the locals know and learn which are the best hawker stalls and which dishes will suit your tastes. Over seven hours, you’ll undertake a moderate amount of walking, so it’s best to wear comfy shoes!
From £76/ per person
A city brimming with a multi-cultural society, heritage, and culture means one thing for sure: a delicious, eclectic variety of food. This tour will sample a mix of Malaysian, Chinese, and Indian dishes as you discover three diverse areas of the city that have influenced Singapore’s contemporary cuisine. A knowledgeable local guide will lead you through the hawker stalls, as you mix with locals and sample ten local dishes, tasting and learning about the history of the food and the city’s cultural diversity. From breakfast through to sweets and drinks, you’ll be able to select ingredients you enjoy and create some of your own dishes. This tour caters for up to eight people, with the price depending on the size of your group.
From £30/ per person
On this tour, guests can select from two, three and four-hour options and make the most out of the experience by letting your host know in advance what things interest your group so they can cater the tour to suit you. By the end, you’ll feel at home in the city, comfortable making your way around and equipped with all the information you need to explore Singapore a little further. This is predominantly a walking tour, but you do have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around. You can also contact your guide in advance if you’d like to have a private car included in the tour, for an extra cost.
From £79/ per person
As the day-time heat subsides, the evening is the perfect time to get out and see Singapore with its skyline lit up as darkness falls. You’ll cruise along the river to see the city from a different point of view, enjoy the Gardens by the Bay transformed by the evening light and music show, and visit Little India. Included in the price are the Singapore River cruise and the entrance fee to Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, where you’ll get unbeatable panoramic views from the observation tower.div>