Singapore Group History & Culture Tour:River Cruise, Hawker Dinner & Tea Tasting | La Vacanza Travel

Singapore Group History & Culture Tour:River Cruise, Hawker Dinner & Tea Tasting

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Join us on a journey through Singapore from past to present. Enjoy dinner in a Hawker Centre and a tea ceremony.

You start your journey with the founding of Modern Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles, visiting historic colonial buildings to learn about the early pioneers who came to Singapore.

You will board a bumboat and cruise down the river through to the present day. Visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it.

Discuss the political reform by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and discover how Singapore went from third-world to first-world in one generation.

Feast on Singapore’s most iconic dish; Chicken Rice at a Hawker Centre in Chinatown. Your guide will teach you Hawker Centre etiquette and point out all of the must-try foods in Singapore.

After dinner, retreat to a beautiful teahouse for a traditional tea tasting experience. Try the Imperial tea that Queen Elizabeth II was served in the very same teahouse.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hello Singapore, Singapore Singapore

Tours start at 3.30 pm in the Civic District and finish at 8 pm in Chinatown.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St Andrew's Cathedral, 11 St. Andrew's Road St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore 178959 Singapore

Visit the oldest Western religious building, St Andrews Cathedral. It is the largest in Singapore and has existed on the site since 1836

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Former City Hall, 3 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178958

Now a national monument, this impressive historical building was built in 1926, it bears witness to Singapore's Colonial past and the Japanese occupation, leading up to its independence.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew_s Road, Singapore 178957 Singapore

National Gallery is an art museum, overseeing the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 3 River Valley Road Clarke Quay Nearest Train Station: NE5 Clarke Quay MRT and DT20 Fort Canning Station, Singapore 179019 Singapore

Walk along the Singapore River to the bustling entertainment district of Singapore and learn more about early traders that built their businesses along the river

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: River Cruise, 57 Boat Quay, Singapore 049846

Board a relaxing ride on a bumboat for an enjoyable cruise along the river. The cost of the Boat Quay River Cruise is included in your tour

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 1 Fullerton Road One Fullerton Merlion Park, Singapore 049213 Singapore

Visit Merlion Park and soak in the sunset view of Marina Bay whilst learning about the mega construction project behind it

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive, Singapore Singapore

Visit Esplanade Park, one of Singapore's oldest parks, and reflect on the contributions made to Singapore by many great men at its various memorials.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Marina Bay, Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018980 Singapore

Soak in the sight of Singapore's bustling bay as you stroll along the waterfront. It is home to some of the city's most distinctive architectural icons

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Fullerton Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, Singapore, Singapore 049215 Singapore

Check out the Fullerton Waterboat House, located at the mouth of Singapore River, adjacent to the Merlion Park. It is part of the Fullerton Bay Hotel, built in the 1940s.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 1 Cantonment Road The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore 080001 Singapore

The Pinnacle@Duxton is a 50-story residential development in Singapore's city center. It features the world's two longest sky gardens of 500 meters (1,600 ft) each, on both the 26th and 50th floors

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184 Singapore

Come and enjoy the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre or other popular food centres in the Chinatown area and taste Singapore's most iconic dish: Chicken rice! and wash it down with a freshly squeezed Sugar Cane juice; a real hit on our tours!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tea Chapter, 9 Neil Road, Singapore 088808 Singapore

Visit a beautiful tea house and learn the art of the tea ceremony and try the Imperial tea that Queen Elizabeth II was served in the very same tea house!

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Dinner (Chicken Rice)
  • Traditional tea tasting experience with take home souvenir
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Sugar cane juice
  • Entry/Admission - Clarke Quay
  • Entry/Admission - River Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Former City Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Maxwell Food Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Tea Chapter

  • Prices listed do not include the costs of transport to get to and from the start and end points of the tour. They do include the costs of public transport used during the tours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You must be fit and be able to walk 9km to join this tour. We do walk at a slow casual pace but if you tire easily a group tour will not be suitable for you. Instead book a private version of the tour so that we can cut down walking by taking the occasional taxi ride.
  • If you are a vegetarian we promise to get you something to eat at the Hawker Centre but we can not guarantee what will be available, it might be quite basic (like rice and veg)
  • Service animals allowed
  • If the rooftop of The Pinnacle is closed due to bad weather we will take you to a different HDB building.
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is not suitable for under 6’s due to the walking requirement. If you have young children please book a private tour.
  • Cancelation policy applies
  • 100% refunds are given if you cancel 7 or more days before your tour.
  • 50% of the fee is payable if you cancel your tour 5 or 6 days before your tour.
  • There are no refunds if you cancel your tour less than 5 days (119 hours) before the start of your tour.
  • There are no refunds if you do not turn up for the tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Small group tour - minimum numbers apply.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

City Hall, 150 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179100

Departure Time

03:30 PM

Return Details

Tea Chapter Trading Pte Ltd, 9 Neil Rd, Singapore 088808

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


24 Feb, 2024

We loved the experience of Singapore from the ground up, walking much of the city- and experiencing the excellence of the bumboat ride, a fun Hawker meal, and our guide Su’s excellent take on the history of the city!

Elvie B

22 Feb, 2024

Excellent, very informative , tour guide is incredibly accommodating, its a small group and it’s highly recommended for a visit of Singapore


19 Feb, 2024

Pamela was a great tour guide, and we were impressed with her knowledge, friendliness, and approach to offering an immersive experience to Singapore. The day was packed with interesting tidbits of Singapore history, amazing sights, and authentic cuisine. We also appreciated the tea house visit. We'd highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Singapore for the first time!


17 Feb, 2024

Pamela was very enthusiastic to show us different areas that I wouldn't have discovered on my own. The views!! The pace was great and the river cruise was at the right time to have a rest from walking.


31 Jan, 2024

The tour was really fun and interesting! Learned a lot about Singapore's history and culture. Daryl, our tour guide, was very informative and helpful. Love all the spots in the tour! There were lots of views to take pictures as well as to just look at and relax. The waterboat ride was great. I was able to get a taste of the famous hainanese chicken rice which was delicious as well as the refreshing sugar cane drink and pulut hitam dessert at Maxwell food centre. Finishing it off with tea cermony was perfect! I would highly recommend this tour esp. if its your first time to come to Singapore. It's a great experience.

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A must-do when visiting Singapore!


Excellent tour


Great 9k walking tour w/Pam through Singapore!


Great introduction to Singapore - do early!


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Great tour of thr city with excellent guide and experiences


Great tour and great guide!


A fabulous insight into Singapore life. Hawker’s Market and Tea Ceremony the highlights.


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Amazing Singapore History tour experience !


A tour not to be missed


Great History and Culture Tour!


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I Highly Recommend This Tour


A Must Do Tour of Singapore!


A fantastic cultural tour!


Great communication and fabulous guide in Gene.


Everyone new to Singapore should do this tour!!


Great tour of Singapore


A fantastic way to see Singapore!


An evening to remember


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