PRIVATE CUSTOMISED WALKING TOUR
As keen explorers ourselves we know that it is often difficult to know what to see and do, especially in cities like Singapore where there are endless possibilities. Take a private customised walking 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.
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 Customised Private 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 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.
Our tours are immersive walking tours of Singapore which means that we will travel around Singapore using the world class MRT (subway) and bus systems. The costs of these are included in your tour price. CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CAR TOUR
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 costs of public transport used during your walking tour (MRT and bus,) but not the costs of any taxis which you may choose to use. Prices do not include entrance fees (if any) or any food/drinks which you choose to buy during your tour. Our tours are walking tours and we make use of the world class public transportation to travel around. If you wish to use taxis or Uber we can but the costs are your own. We do also offer car tours for those wishing to travel by private vehicle.
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 via Uber. 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! Simply add an airport pick up to your booking or use our easy to follow instructions to take an Uber solo and meet us in-town.
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.
LENGTH: 4 or 6 or 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 3pm (8 hour tours must start between 8am and 11am)
FINISHING POINT: Flexible – We can take you back to your hotel / cruise ship or if you have something else planned we can drop you off where you need to be.
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable shoes.
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!
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE ON AIRPORT LAYOVERS
We can meet you at Changi Airport for an additional US$35 for groups of up to 3 people, US$45 for groups of up to 5 people and US$70 for groups of up to 7 people. This includes an Uber transfer into the city. The return taxi fare after your tour is at your own expense.
Alternatively we can meet you at Raffles Hotel and provide you with instructions about how to take a taxi or an Uber into town. The journey will take about 25 minutes.
We will put you into a taxi back to the airport at the end of your tour.
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.