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Vibrant Singapore

25th October 2024

$6500 Per Person

Single Supplement $1650

10 Days

The “Vibrant Singapore” tour is a meticulously curated 10-day journey that immerses travelers in the rich tapestry of Singapore’s culture, history, and modern marvels. From the moment you leave Melbourne until you return, the itinerary is packed with a blend of iconic attractions, serene natural beauty, and exhilarating experiences.

This tour offers an immersive exploration of Singapore, blending cultural heritage with modern innovation, set against the backdrop of the city’s stunning natural beauty and architectural grandeur.

Itinerary

Day 1- Friday 25th Oct 2024 - Melbourne

Today we make our way to Melbourne, where we will be having a overnight stay before our flight to Singapore. Take the evening to get to know your fellow travellers and your tour host over a delicious two course meal.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2- Saturday 26th Oct 2024 Melbourne – Singapore

This morning we enjoy a buffet breakfast before heading to the airport. Your flight to and from Singapore is with Qantas Airways. No need to stress about airport formalities you host will be there ready to help. Welcome to stunning Singapore! On arrival at Singapore International Airport, a guide will meet the group and transfer to One Farrer Hotel a leading lifestyle retreat hotel-resort in Singapore defined by an intuitive and trend setting approach towards hospitality. It is situated in one of Singapore’s heritage districts, Little India, with Farrer Park MRT station right at its doorstep. Accommodation: One Farrer Hotel (7 Nights)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Sunday 27th Oct 2024 - Sightseeing Tour/ Botanic Gardens, National Orchid Garden

Enjoy a delicious breakfast this morning before heading out to explore Singapore on a half day city sights tour. Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Prior to independence in 1965, Singapore was a vibrant trading port. Observe the rich cultural and historical heritage through the sights and sounds of the bustling ethnic enclaves. Along the streets of China Town, Kampong Glam and Little India, religious monuments nestle amidst quaint shop houses. Contrasting with the modern shopping malls, such as the Suntec City, there are serene gardens and sleek skyscrapers. The statue of Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles proudly stands in front of the Victoria Theatre. Its replica stands at North Boat Quay - colloquially known as Raffles Landing Site, as this is the spot where Raffles is believed to have stepped ashore. Stop for lunch today at a local restaurant. On the tour visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden. The Botanic Garden is a 156-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of the Singapore's main shopping belt. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Orchid Garden is located on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Providing a place for 60,000 orchid plants - consisting of 1000 species and more than 2,000 hybrids - is the three hectares of carefully landscaped slopes. This afternoon we’ll hop in one of the bumboats for a cruise along the Singapore River. These Hardy little vessels have been in use from the 1600s in Europe although the ones in Singapore have adapted design variations from the original European style lighters. Commonly know as twakows and tonkangs in Singapore, they were once extensively used for transport proposes along the Singapore River. Returning to the hotel later this afternoon, Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight at your hotel or a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Monday 28th Oct 2024 - Breakfast at the Zoo/High Tea

Breakfast is at the zoo this morning! Have you ever had breakfast with an orangutan? The Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world where you can have breakfast with not one but an entire family of orangutans! As you indulge in a hearty breakfast spread that includes international and local favourites, the orangutan family will make a spectacular entrance. Taking the ‘treeway’ from their free-range habitat next door, they’ll be ambling in one by one as a trunk drawbridge is lowered to let them through. It’s an amazing sight to behold! Some free time in the middle of the day today and lunch is own arrangements. This afternoon we visit the Landing Point at the Fullerton Bay Hotel (or Raffles) for High Tea. Sit back and enjoy the panoramic sweep of the waterfront whilst afternoon tea is served. If you prefer a cocktail the resident mixologist at the bar will be happy to help. Leaving the Fullerton this afternoon the coach will stop at Orchard Road where you have free time for shopping or be dropped back at your hotel. Dinner tonight is own arrangements. There’s a great selection of restaurants in Orchard Road. Malls make up most of the main street, but there’s plenty of other options hidden amongst the shops, from cheap and cheerful to some of the best fine-dining venues in Singapore.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea

Day 5 - Tuesday 29th Oct 2024 Singapore Flyers/Marina Bay Sands

Experience breathtaking, panoramic views on Asia’s largest observation wheel – the Singapore Flyer. Enveloped safely in a capsule 165m above ground level, you will be treated to a visual 360˚ feast of iconic and historical landmarks such as Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, and Empress Place. Also, today we’ll visit Marina Bay Sands. Drink in the panoramic vistas of stunning Marina Bay, the world-class cityscape, the architectural wonders of Supertree Grove, and the vibrant colours of Gardens by the Bay. From Marina South Pier all the way out to the Singapore Strait, get a bird’s eye view of the bustling shipping lanes that have built Singapore’s rich multicultural history. Return to the hotel this afternoon for some leisure time and dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Wednesday 30th Oct 2024 Half Day - Sentosa

After breakfast this morning we’ll catch a cable car. Fly high above the hill from Faber Peak Singapore, through a skyscraper and cross the harbour before landing in Sentosa. Sentosa is an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast, connected to the city by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail. By Sentosa Station, Tiger Sky Tower has panoramic views that can stretch as far as Indonesia. On the south coast, Palawan Beach is lined with food stalls and bars. You can choose to return to the hotel or spend some more time in Sentosa today exploring the many attractions. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Thursday 31st 2024 Full Day Kranji & Changi Tour

Today we start our tour at the Kranji War Memorial commemorating heroes lost during World War II. Allow our guide to recount stories of collective spirits that rose through the darkest times of World War II. We continue to drive through the rustic and laid-back Changi Village giving you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore and provides a contrast to Tampines New Town, a typical heartland township of present-day Singapore. Today we will also visit the former Ford Factory. Lunch is at a local restaurant today. Continue your tour with a visit to Johore Battery, passing by the remnants of the British Changi Airbase to visit Tampines New Town, a bustling area provides a contrasting environment to the more rustic Changi. Stop at the housings and retail outlets. Returning to the hotel this afternoon, the evening will be at leisure and dinner tonight is own arrangements.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 - Friday 1st Nov 2024 - Gardens by the Bay

Today we will visit Gardens by the Bay. One of Singapore’s premium tourist attractions this man-made garden is not to be missed when visiting Singapore. Gardens by the Bay spans 101 hectares and consists of three waterfront gardens – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden. You will have ample time to explore the Flower Dome with its stunning floral displays followed by the towering Cloud Forest with its waterfall and suspending walkway in the clouds. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant at Gardens by the Bay. Following dinner visit the Supertree Grove where you can see the world from a different perspective on the OBC Skywalk. As night falls, you will be treated to the amazing sound and light show throughout the Supertree Grove – this is one of the highlights of any visit to Singapore. A great way to end your week in Singapore.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Saturday 2nd Nov 2024 Singapore – Melbourne

Spend a free day in Singapore before our flight back to Melbourne.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Sunday 3rd Nov 2024 - Melbourne

This morning you will arrive back into Melbourne, we have a full buffet breakfast organised following arrival, before making our way home after a very memorable Singapore Tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Tour Terms and Conditions:

A deposit of $500.00 per person is required on booking to confirm your reservation.

Balance is by 12th August 2024.  Full payment is required if booking after the above date.

Name Badges: Will have your Preferred First Name displayed.

Accommodation Preferred: –   Twin / Double / Single / Triple / Will Share – Passengers who are willing to share with other passengers. *Please Note: For all ‘Will Share’ Passengers we will endeavour to find another single traveller of the same gender with whom you can   share a room. If we are unable to find someone to share (by Balance Date) then SINGLE SUPPLEMENT will apply.

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE: For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from most major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas). For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation before balance due date, loss of deposit. Cancellation on or after balance due date no refund.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid. The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return. Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons. Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

DISCOUNT FARES & CONCESSIONS: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL offer all Past Passengers & Pensioners the Discount Fare as shown on the brochure.  Where Trains/Boats offer discounts, they have been calculated into our tour fares.

ELIGIBILITY: No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES:  Accommodation, itineraries, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGE: Due to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $2.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment.  Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGES: A seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGE: One medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask our friendly staff at Cardwell’s Coach Travel or your Travel Agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such a delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach of entitle a damages claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues.

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