Singapore's a pretty accessible city, but if you're looking for an even easier way to get around or find your bearings, you may want to join a guided tour. There are quite a few available, including a handful of specialised tours catering to those with niche interests.
DUCK & HiPPO Tour
The DUCK & HiPPO Tour is named after one of the special vehicles used to take tourists around town. The uniquely shaped DUCK tour boat is an amphibious vehicle that can travel on both land and water.
With 22 pick-up and drop-off points, this guided tour provides travellers with the flexibility to explore the city at their own pace.
(Official website: http://www.ducktours.com.sg)
The Original Singapore Walks
This walking tour takes visitors on a journey through local history and culture. It's well-paced and extensively researched, with experienced tour guides who blend skillful storytelling and archived images to provide insights into local traditions. There are seven different guided tours spread out over each week, and travellers can plan to meet their guides at a scheduled time and day, and pay the guides on the spot.
Each tour takes about two to three hours to complete.
(Official website: http://www.journeys.com.sg/singaporewalks/index.asp)
Imperial Cheng Ho Cruise
If you're looking for something grand, the Imperial Cheng Ho Cruise may be what you're looking for. You'll get to travel aboard a majestic replica of the vessel once used by the historical figure of Cheng Ho, the commander of Ming China's 'treasure fleet'.
The replica ship sets sail three times a day from the Singapore Cruise Centre at HarbourFront Centre. Passengers on the day cruises (Morning Glory and the High Tea Dragon Cruise) will stop at Kusu Island to explore a Chinese temple, a terrapin sanctuary and a Malay shrine. Light refreshments, coffee and tea are served on board. By night, the ship is transformed into an Imperial dinner cruise serving an international buffet spread, together with a view of fireworks of Sentosa's 'Songs of the Sea' attraction to complement the evening.
(Official website: http://www.watertours.com.sg)
For more tour operators, check out our directory at: http://comesingapore.com/m/tourist-directory/category/tour