Hong Kong and Singapore Tours
Hong Kong and Singapore tours explore two of the most vibrant cities in the world. Hong Kong is a fusion of western and eastern life with dramatic skyscrapers, colourful street markets and tranquil hilltop sanctuaries whilst Singapore has a spectacular skyline, tropical beaches and historic temples.
- Hong Kong and Singapore Tours Collection
- About Hong Kong and Singapore
- Hong Kong and Singapore Highlights
Finding & Loading Tours
- 11 Nights - Singapore to Penang
- Tour Only from £2,835
A melting pot of religion and cultures, from Buddhism to Catholicism, the Dutch to the Chinese and the British, explore the colonial heritage of the region. Explore the bustling streets of Chinatown and Little India in Singapore and Malacca's Dutch Square in Malaysia.
- 19 Nights - Singapore to Christchurch
- Fly Tour from £5,999
Discover the emerald green landscapes, thermal springs and hot geysers of the North Island, then journey to the South Island with its snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and sparkling lakes on this holiday showcasing New Zealand's natural wonders and fascinating cities.
Discover Hong Kong and Singapore
Singapore is proud of its heritage, with countless ornate Chinese, Hindu and Buddhist temples. Due to its melting-pot of cultures, Singapore is best known for its Chinese, Indian and Malay-inspired food; these are best enjoyed at hawker centres and traditional street markets scattered all over the city. For a more luxurious experience the lavish colonial-inspired Raffles Hotel serves authentic Singapore Slings at the Long Bar. Singapore is a shopaholic’s nirvana, from the flagship designer boutiques on the famous Orchard Road to the colourful street markets in Chinatown.
No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to the dazzling Botanic Gardens which include the exotic National Orchid Garden. In Gardens by the Bay walk along suspended walkways between huge tree-shaped vertical gardens and see the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at the Cloud Forest. The mythical Merlion statue is half lion, half fish and is a must-see when visiting the city. The Singapore Flyer observation wheel offers stunning panoramic views over the city and overlooks the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix circuit.
Hong Kong’s heritage and culture is like no other in the world, with tradition standing side by side with modernity. The floating community of Aberdeen with its old-fashioned sampan boats contrasts with the towering skyscrapers that line the harbour. On Lantau Island the Po Lin Monastery is the hub of Buddhism in Hong Kong and is home to an enormous seated bronze Buddha.
Shop to your heart’s content with speciality shops selling Chinese silks, tea and herbal medicine, glamorous high-tech malls and traditional street markets with stalls laden with trinkets. One of the world’s top culinary destinations, Hong Kong’s cuisine is constantly evolving, from traditional Cantonese fare to intricate fusion dishes.
Highlights of Hong Kong and Singapore
In Aberdeen modern skyscrapers overlook rows of traditional junks, sampans and house boats where fishermen and their families still live. Aberdeen Harbour is where the British first set foot on Hong Kong, when Aberdeen was the heart of the incense trade, and today it is a busy harbour home to the boat-dwelling Tanka people. Aberdeen is also famous for its floating seafood restaurants serving traditional Chinese and modern fusion dishes, including one of the world’s largest floating restaurants.
Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island and can be reached by the Peak Tram, one of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways. Enjoy 360-degree views of Hong Kong’s skyscrapers and Victoria harbour from The Peak Tower and the viewing platform at Sky Terrace 428, or there is a charming lookout at the Lions View Point Pavilion with a lovely Chinese pagoda and gate. At night time the views are just as spectacular with the skyscrapers all lit up and amazing light shows to enjoy.
Singapore’s Sentosa Island has transformed into an exciting resort, best known for its tropical beaches and exhilarating attractions. Adventure lovers will enjoy flying high over the island on southeast Asia’s steepest zip wire, or a thrilling day out at Universal Studios. For a more relaxed experience there is Singapore Butterfly & Insect Kingdom, and one of the largest collections of aquatic animals in the world at SEA Aquarium. Along the southern coast of Sentosa Island several soft sandy beaches offer a tranquil getaway.
Stanley Market is one of the most popular open-air markets in Hong Kong. The magical maze of winding lanes is home to an array of little shops selling silk garments, ornaments, Chinese costume jewellery and souvenirs. Restaurants throughout the market offer authentic Hong Kong delicacies. Close to the market is historic Murray House, a restored colonial building set on the waterfront that houses the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
Lantau Island is almost as twice the size of Hong Kong Island and comprises mainly natural parkland with superb beaches. The remote Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctuaries and sits opposite the magnificent Tian Tian Buddha statue. In the ancient Tai O fishing village the Tanka community have built their houses on wooden stilts over the water for generations.
Once home to Singapore’s Chinese immigrant population, today Chinatown is home to historic temples, colourful Peranakan shop-houses and some of the country’s oldest places of worship. Culture lovers should visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, the iconic Jamae Mosque and the Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple which was built in 1827. The Chinatown Complex Food Centre is a great place to try local dishes with over 200 stalls serving everything from chilli crab and laksa noodles to the popular dessert ice kachang.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
A peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the city. the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens are a haven of tropical greenery. Its Bonsai Garden is filled with miniature trees, the Healing Garden is full of medicinal plants and the rare primeval rainforest is home to over 300 species of Singapore’s spectacular flora. The National Orchid Garden boasts the world’s largest orchid display, with over 60,000 plants and orchids, including Singapore’s national flower, the Miss Joaquim orchid.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a colourful futuristic park dominated by the iconic Supertrees which offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens. Covered in plants and flowers, these vertical gardens come alive at night with a mesmerising light and sound show. Exotic plants from all over the world are showcased in the Flower Dome, whilst in the mysterious Cloud Forest admire the 35 metre tall indoor waterfall. Several artworks grace the grounds including the extraorindary sculpture Planet which seems to float above the lawn.
Orchard Rd was once lined with fruit orchards, nutmeg plantations and pepper farms, and today it is world-famous as a glamorous shopping destination. The wide avenue is lined with cutting-edge megamalls and flagship designer boutiques. ION Orchard is a stylish architectural wonder made of glass, steel and marble whilst Tangs, established in 1932, was Singapore’s first department store; its distinctive Chinese-designed exterior houses a modern Asian lifestyle store popular with international visitors.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Singapore’s steamy Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a 163-hectare area of primary rainforest rich in tropical foliage. Its forest canopy shelters some of Singapore’s native wildlife including long-tailed macaques, pythons and monitor lizards. The visitor centre explores the ecology and biodiversity of the reserve with interactive exhibitions as well as a display of two Sumatran tiger replicas, a tribute to the majestic creatures that once roamed the reserve.