PRIVATE CUSTOMISED CAR TOUR
Our private customised car tours follow the same format as our private customised walking tours but with the addition of a private hire vehicle. They are ideal for those who have difficulty walking, families with small children, people who find the humidity difficult to contend with and for those who tire more easily. Our vans can seat a maximum of 12 passengers plus the guide and driver.
If you also have luggage the maximum is 8 passengers plus the guide and driver.
Take a private customised car tour and we will put an itinerary together that ensures you see the things that will interest you the most and at a pace that suits you.
Our customised private car tours of Singapore last from 4 to 8-hours; your tour length is your choice. You can start your tour at any time from 8am to 6pm allowing you to book a day tour or a night tour.
When you book your Singapore car tour you will answer a number of questions about your interests and what you hope to get out of your tour. We will then use your answers to design a tour specifically for you.
If you have not been to Singapore before and have no preferences we will give you a comprehensive city tour. We will focus on combining touristic highlights with local neighbourhoods and hidden gems. You will learn about the fascinating culture and history of Singapore.
We can combine some of the must see’s like the Singapore River and riding the Singapore Flyer with something a little more off the beaten track to ensure that you see Singapore for what it really is; a melting pot of cultures and flavours. It is a city which has seen unprecedented growth, a city which competes on the global playing field despite its tiny size. It has been beautifully designed with the intention not just to be ‘green’, but to be a City in a Garden. It is a city where efficiency, style, gastronomies and cultures meet like in no other.
If you are a foodie but do not want to do our full food tour we can combine foodie elements into your Singapore Customised Private Car Tour, ensuring that you still get a wonderful mouthwatering taste of Singapore.
If you would like to pick up some souvineers en route we can show you our favorite markets. Perhaps you are a budding photographer and would like to visit the most photogenic locations… Or an architect with an interest in learning about the city from a town planning perspective…Whatever it is we will ensure that your customized car tour is exactly what you are looking for.
We do accept last minute bookings so if you are already in Singapore please do contact us for our last minute availability.
Colonial History | WW2 History | Politics | Current Affairs | The Day To Day Life Of The Average Singaporean | Housing | Religion | Education | Food | Architecture | Language.
Please tell us if you have a specific interest like Jewish History, Photography, Fortune Telling, Shipping / The Port, or anything else for that matter.
All prices listed are in US $ and are the TOTAL price for the tour and NOT the price per person.
All prices listed are in US $ and are the TOTAL price for the tour and NOT the price per person. Children aged 11 years and under are free of charge. Anyone aged 12 or over is counted as a full person. For numbers over 8 people please add US$20 per addition. Prices listed include the cost of your private hire vehicle and any and all tolls and surcharges. Prices do not include entrance fees (if any) or any food/drinks which you choose to buy during your tour. If you wish to ‘add on’ a ticketed activity like the River Cruise or Singapore Flyer you can do so whilst booking at an extra charge. Our private hire vehicles seat a maximum of 12 guests (8 if you have luggage) plus tour guide and driver (this includes any free children).
ADD AN ATTRACTION TO YOUR TOUR
If you have limited time in Singapore you may like to incorporate some of the major attractions into your city tour. Tickets can be added to your tour booking as ‘add ons’ when you book with us. We will then pre-book your tickets with the operators and plan your customised tour accordingly.
Take advantage of our discounted tickets and add a ride down the Singapore River on a Bumboat to your tour. This is the best way to see the Marina Bay district. Tickets through Hello Singapore cost US$13.50pp (discounted from US$19pp). For more information CLICK HERE.
A ride on the Singapore Flyer can easily be added to any of our private customised tours. It is a fabulous way to see the city. Rides last approximately 30 minutes and cost US$25 for adults and US$16 for children aged 12 years and under. For more information CLICK HERE.
If you have one day in Singapore and are taking a full day tour we suggest adding tickets to Gardens By The Bay. Double conservatory tickets are US$23 and US$13 for children aged 12 years and under. If you have more days or are taking a half day tour we suggest that you enjoy this attraction in your own time. For more information CLICK HERE.
Best pick for WWII buffs. Incorporate a visit to the Battlebox, the former WWII British underground command centre, where the decision to surrender to the Japanese was made. Visits last one hour and cover the fall of Malaya and Singapore, and how the underground command centre functioned. Adults US$15, children US$8. For more information CLICK HERE.
POPULAR SITES THAT YOU MAY LIKE TO INCLUDE IN YOUR SINGAPORE TOURS
Civic District and Marina Bay
Admire the historical colonial buildings and learn about the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford raffles.
Meet the famous Singapore Merlion and find out the legend behind the half lion, half fish mascot.
Enjoy a Singapore Sling at Raffles, Singapore’s most famous hotel.
Marvel at the view from our secret lookout point on the roof of one of the old buildings and learn about the development and building of the city.
Add on a Singapore River cruise to explore the city on a bum boat.
Follow the journey of the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore. First visit the Thian Hock Keng Temple where thanks was given to the God of the Sea for a safe arrival. Learn about Taoism and fortune telling.
Explore the back streets and Ann Siang Hill and learn about Clan Associations and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and learn about Buddhism.
Feast on Chinese delicacies at the Chinatown Hawker Centre and shop till you drop at the souvenir markets.
See the site of long gone opium dens, coolie accommodation and death houses.
Explore the colourful gold, spice and fabric markets of Singapore’s most vibrant district.
Learn about the early town planning and how Singapore’s ethnic districts, including Little India, came about.
Enjoy a selection of popular Indian foods from savoury snacks to sweet treats.
Visit the breathtaking Sri Mariamman temple and learn about Hinduism and its mystical beliefs.
Kampong Glam and Arab Street
Visit the former home of the Malay royalty and learn about how they sold Singapore to the British.
See the impressive Sultan’s Mosque and discover the five pillars of Islam.
Explore authentic shops specialising in Arabian trades and the super trendy Haji Lane.
Uncover Singapore’s past as a starting hub for Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Behind the scenes: Black and White House and fashion studio
A throwback to the country’s colonial past this Black and White House is set in lush grounds behind Singapore’s famous shopping area Orchid Road.
We offer you a rare opportunity to access this privately owned bungalow and discover its history and architecture.
Meet Ondina, the bungalows current resident and founder of MAHCollection, a unique brand with bold and colourful signature prints.
If you have a passion for design we will schedule a 1 hour workshop with Ondina who will walk you through the process of creating a fashion collection from brief to catwalk. This experience is at no extra charge.
Named as one of the worlds coolest neighbourhoods by Vogue, Tiong Bahru’s charming art deco buildings are one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates.
Learn about the design and development of this heritage listed area.
Chow down at the Tiong Barhu Hawker Centre, one of the most famous in Singapore due to its concentration of ‘legend’ stalls, many in operation since the 1950s.
If you are travelling to Singapore with children Hello Singapore Tours has you covered. We are very good at designing child friendly Singapore city tours and keeping kids entertained. We know that making sure that your children have a fun and educational day will mean that you have a brilliant day! Find out more about our guides by clicking here.
If you have 6-hours or more between flights make the most of your time and book a Singapore Airport Layover Tour with us. You will be whisked from the airport into the city in 30 minutes. Ride a bumboat down the Singapore River, explore the spice and gold markets of Little India, enjoy an authentic Dim Sum brunch with the locals, or maybe have a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel. It sure beats sitting in the airport doesn’t it! There is no surcharge for airport pick-ups on our private car tours.
As a cruise ship passenger you will most probably only have one or two days in Singapore. We understand how important it is to make the most of your short time in port and to see the best of Singapore in a time efficient way. Book our customised private tour as your Singapore Shore Excursion and we guarantee that the best tour of you cruise will be the one that you take with us. We can pick you up at the Cruise Terminal and drop you off at the airport at the end of your tour.
LENGTH: 4 to 8 hours.
STARTING POINT: Flexible – We will pick you up at your hotel / cruise ship / the airport or if you have other plans before the tour we will come and meet you somewhere.
STARTING TIME: Any time from 8am to 6pm (tours must finish by 11pm)
FINISHING POINT: Flexible – We can take you back to your hotel / cruise ship / the airport or if you have something else planned we can drop you off where you need to be.
WHAT TO WEAR: Light weight comfortable clothing – Singapore is hot!
WEATHER CONDITIONS: All tours takes place come rain or shine. We strongly advise you to bring an umbrella as it does rain most days in Singapore and you will be getting out of the van to explore local streets!
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE ON AIRPORT LAYOVERS
We can pick you up and drop you off at the airport for no extra cost.
We suggest starting from the airport arrivals 1 hour after flight arrival time. This allows for enough time for you to get off the plane and pass through immigration. We suggest finishing layover tours 2 hours before the onward flight. This allows for 30 minutes to get back to the airport and an hour to get to your gate (in normal circumstances you will not require more than 30 mins). Most flights start boarding 30 minutes before take off. The above timings are generous IF you are already checked in for your onward flight and do not have to collect luggage and check in again. When choosing your tour length please do bear in mind that the airport is a 30 min drive from the city so you will spend one hour travelling there and back with your guide.
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE ON CRUISE SHIPS
There are two main cruise terminals in Singapore; Marina Bay Cruise Centre and HarbourFront Terminal Singapore Cruise Centre. Whichever one you arrive into we will meet you in the cruise passenger hall next to where you disembark. We will send you a picture of our exact meeting point. Both are ‘in-town’ so there is very little travel time from picking you up to seeing our first sights!