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SINGAPORE GARDEN FESTIVAL

22 – 28 July 2018

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ITINERARY
Singapore is a City in a Garden – a mix of multicultural modernity and 19th centtury charm wrapped in beautiful tropical gardens. The new drawcard is the Gardens by the Bay project and the Supertrees.
DAY 1
Sunday 22 July 2018
Sydney – Singapore (L)

Linda Ross will meet you at Sydney International Airport for the Qantas flight, or meet in Singapore. Check into the Parkroyal on Pickering with its world class sky-gardens, our luxurious home for the next five nights. Celebrate our arrival in the tropics with a Welcome Dinner in the hotel.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 2
Monday 23 July 2018
Singapore Botanic Garden (B/L)

We’re off to the recently UNESCO listed Singapore Botanic Gardens. The tropical rainforest here is one of the few pockets of original jungle left on the island. There are some 300 plant species in this little pocket forest and plenty of birds, including oriental pied hornbills, spotted wood owls, crimson sunbirds and stork-billed kingfishers.

Singapore is famous for orchids and the National Orchid Garden is situated on the highest hill in the Botanic Gardens. Orchids have been a part of the Gardens collection since its beginnings in 1859. Early directors commissioned extensive orchid collecting expeditions and since 1995 the collection has its own beautifully landscaped home – the National Orchid Garden.

Lunch included today at one of the loveliest restaurants, surrounded by the orchid and heliconia gardens.

Afternoon at leisure until it cools a little, when we’ll jump onto a bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River. These hardy vessels were once used to shuttle cargo in one of the East’s busiest trade centres.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 3
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Singapore Garden Festival (B/L)

Spend this morning at the Singapore Garden Festival which showcases exciting garden designers with displays of tropical flowers and garden designs from all over the world. Free afternoon to relax poolside.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 4
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Spice Garden (B/L)

A treat this morning in the Spice Garden, once the site of Singapore’s first Botanical and Experimental Garden set up by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822! The National Museum of Singapore is next, which pays homage to Singapore’s history and its food. The neoclassic 19th century building was once Raffles’ museum and library. We’ll have lunch here then visit Kampong Glam in Little India and Singapore’s largest mosque with its golden dome, built in 1825 then replaced one hundred years later by the present magnificent building. Stay on for shopping here with an electric mix of boutiques and cafes, or head back to our hotel to relax poolside.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 5
Thursday 26 July 2018
Gardens by the Bay (B/D)

Today’s highlight is the stunning Gardens by the Bay. You’ll be amazed by the vision of this extraordinary project! It brings to life the government ambition to make Singapore a ‘City in a Garden’. Two enormous conservatories: the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest and a grove of ‘Supertrees’ dominate the site.

We’ll explore the horticultural worlds growing in the bio domes, which are engineering feats themselves, being the biggest column-less glasshouses in the world. It’s eternally spring in the Flower Dome, with plant displays from dry climates found in South Africa, California, southern Spain, Italy, and south-western Australia.

After lunch we will enjoy the cool rush of a waterfall within the Cloud Forest. Discover tropical flowers such as vireya, begonia and medinilla.
Free time this afternoon before we head back to the Gardens by the Bay for a illuminated view from the Skyway, a walkway that connects two 250m tall Supertrees. Farewell Dinner tonight in the tallest Supertree – a tree with a view!

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 6
Friday 27 July 2018
Singapore (B)

A morning walk across the architectural masterpiece of Henderson Wave Bridge along the Southern Ridges Walk to Hort Park today. Visit a range of garden spaces, each with its own theme. Late afternoon transfer to Changi Airport

DAY 7
Saturday 28 July 2018
Arrive Home
HOW TO BOOK

To secure your booking and make your deposit, please complete our online booking form. You will be contacted by a Ross Tours Travel Manager to confirm your details and preferred method of payment.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations received 180-120 days prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations must be sent in writing.
Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.
Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions.

TOUR INCLUSIONS
TOUR ESCORTED BY
LINDA ROSS
  • Qantas return economy airfare Sydney/Singapore/Sydney
  • Luxury accommodation for 5 nights, with breakfast each morning
  • Breakfast daily (B), 2 lunch (L), 2 dinner (D)
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden,Singapore National Museum, Singapore River Bumboat cruise, Singapore Garden Festival, Hort Park and Southern Ridges trail.
  • Ross Tours travel wallet & bag
  • Membership to the Garden Clinic™ Club for 1 year (non-members)
TOUR PRICE

Twin Share land only $3,950 per person
Twin Share including air $4,895 per person
Single Supplement $1,195
All prices in Australian Dollars.
Prices based on minimum 12 passengers.
Price is based on departure from Sydney.

DISCOUNTS

Book and pay in full by 1/3/2018 to receive the Early Bird Discount of $150.00 per person off the final instalment.
Previous Traveller Discount $100.00
Garden Clinic™ Member Discount $50.00

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