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THE GARDEN CITY OF SINGAPORE

23 – 29 July 2017
FULLY BOOKED

Singapore
DAY THREE
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore
DAY TWO
The wonderland of the Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore
DAY TWO
Moth orchids are pinned in their hundreds to trees
Singapore
Facades of Old Singapore
Singapore
Drop in for High Tea at Raffles
Singapore
DAY THREE
Graham stands on the walkway overlooking the Super Trees
Singapore
DAY THREE
Looking down from the Cloud Forest Conservatory
ITINERARY
Singapore is the City in a Garden – a mix
of multicultural modernity and 19th century charm
wrapped in beautiful tropical gardens. The new
drawcard is the Gardens by the Bay
project and the Supertrees.
DAY 1
Sunday 23 July 2017
Sydney – Singapore (D)

Linda Ross will meet you at Sydney International airport for our Qantas flight to Singapore, or meet in Singapore. We’ll check in to the Parkroyal on Pickering, our luxurious home for the next five nights with its world class sky-garden. Celebrate our arrival in the tropics with a Welcome Dinner in the hotel.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 2
Monday 24 July 2017
Singapore Botanic Gardens (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.
We’ll have lunch 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. You’ll discover the restaurant strip with fantastic options for dinner this evening.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 3
Tuesday 25 July 2017
National Museum (B/L)

We are heading to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the 200m high Observation Deck for a bird’s eye view of Singapore and Gardens by the Bay. A good photo opportunity!

The National Museum of Singapore is next which pays homage to its history … and its food. The neoclassic 19th century building was once Raffles Museum and Library. It’s a showcase of Singapore’s complex history. We’ll have lunch here then visit Kampong Glam in Little India and Singapore’s largest mosque with its golden dome, originally built in 1825 then replaced one hundred years later by the present magnificent building. Stay on for shopping here with an eclectic mix of boutiques and cafes or head back to our hotel to relax poolside.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 4
Wednesday 26 July 2017
Raffles (B/HT)

A treat in store this morning through the Spice Garden, which was once the site of Singapore’s first Botanical and Experimental Garden started by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822!
Next stop is Chinatown with a guided tour then back to our hotel to relax and freshen up for High Tea at Raffles!
It’s a treat, a luxurious slice of Singapore’s colonial past with high tea at the most famous hotel in Asia, Raffles. In the Tiffin Room we’ll enjoy tea, cakes, sandwiches and the graciousness of a bygone era. Time now to relax in our hotel with the evening free.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 5
Thursday 27 July 2017
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 and a grove of ‘Supertrees’ dominate the site. 
We’ll explore the horticultural worlds growing in the biodomes, which are engineering feats themselves, being the largest column-less glasshouses in the world. It’s eternally spring in the Flower Dome, with plant displays from dry climates in South Africa, California, southern Spain, Italy and south-western Australia.

After lunch we will really enjoy the cool rush of the waterfall in the Cloud Forest. Discover tropicals such as vireya, begonia and medinilla. Free time this afternoon before we head out for our Farewell Dinner.
And finally back to Gardens by the Bay for the Supertree Light Show. This time we’ll get an illuminated look at the Supertrees from the Skyway, a 128m long walkway that connects two 25m-tall Supertrees.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 6
Friday 28 July 2017
Singapore (B)

We’ll visit Hort Park, a gorgeous collection of stunning gardens. There’s a 10km stretch of connecting trails that lets you walk among the trees to observe a variety of flora and fauna in their natural habitat. As a bonus you will have one of the best panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands. Late checkout has been arranged and the rest of the day is free with departure for Changi Airport at 6pm

DAY 7
Saturday 29 July 2017
Arrive Home
HOW TO BOOK

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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
  • Deluxe accommodation for 6 nights, with breakfast each morning
  • Breakfast daily (B), 1 High Tea (HT), 2 lunches (L) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Singapore Garden Festival, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden, Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck, Singapore River Bumboat Cruise, Southern Ridges Trail. Raffles high tea.
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 31 March 2017 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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