Experience Essential Singapore: History and Local Life on FootPrivate Tour

Revive Singapore’s colonial past with an enlightening walking tour of the city centre, and a scenic river cruise.
This experience is on request only. Please contact us for pricing.

Things to know


3 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Culture Vulture, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included


River Cruise

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Buffalo Tour Singapore office

What makes this tour special

Built in 1909, the Central Fire Station with its red and white striped "blood-and-bandage" architecture still stands tall and proud today, an iconic sight in the city. This is where you will commence your tour, before travelling on a traditional boat down the Singapore River, witnessing the dramatic collision of modern and ancient Singapore. The river was the mainstay of business and trading in days gone by, and the bumboats transported the goods to the warehouses lining the river bank. Come up-close and personal with the iconic Merlion statue. 

The walk will then take in areas of interest such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Art & Science Museum, and the 5-star Fullerton Hotel which was the General Post Office from 1928 to 1997. A stone's throw away is the Asian Civilisation Museum and the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall which the Singapore Symphony Orchestra calls home. A quick stroll through the National Gallery Singapore, pass the Saint Andrew's Cathedral and the Raffles Hotel welcomes you. From 1887 when the doors were first opened, this luxury 5-star hotel has since become an icon that epitomizes the romance of the Far East. 

What you'll see

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Flexible cancellation

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <support@buffalotours.com> or call +65 9169 3431
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 7 days before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled 4-7 days before the scheduled departure time, a 30% charge will apply. For tours cancelled 3 days before the scheduled departure time, a 50% charge will apply. For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at < support@buffalotours.com> or call +65 9169 3431.
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <support@buffalotours.com> or calling +65 9169 3431
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <support@buffalotours.com> or call +65 9169 3431


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