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SINGAPORE GARDEN FESTIVAL

19 – 25 JULY 2020

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ITINERARY
Singapore is a modern day mix of multicultural modernity and 19th-century charm wrapped in beautiful tropical gardens. The drawcard for us is the world-class Singapore Garden Festival, one of the largest of its kind in the world. The maturing Gardens by the Bay project with it’s Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and bionic Supertrees will also delight you.
DAY 1
Sunday 19 July 2020
Sydney – Singapore (D)

Linda Ross your Ross Tour Leader 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 at the hotel.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 2
Monday 20 July 2020
Singapore Botanic Garden (B/L)

After a leisurely multicultural smorgasbord breakfast, our adventure begins in the recently UNESCO listed Singapore Botanic Gardens. The tropical rainforest is one of the few pockets of original jungle left on the island. Singapore is famous for orchids dating back to 1859.

At lunch we will be surrounded by abundant orchid, ginger 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. We’ll be delivered into the middle of the vibrant modern skyline of Singapore to see the famous Merlion. You’ll discover a popular restaurant strip to sample Singapore’s famous cuisine.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 3
Tuesday 21 July 2020
Gardens by the Bay(B)

Today’s highlight is Gardens by the Bay. This visionary 250 acre, $1B project brings to life the government’s ambition to make Singapore a ‘City in a Garden’. Housed within the gardens are cooled conservatories, individually themed gardens, lakes, bridges and the showpiece Supertrees, plant-covered structures up to 50m in height. The Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest are up first, and we’ll make time for a buggy ride around the gardens.

Explore vast horticultural worlds growing in gigantic biomes, 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. We will enjoy the cool rush of a waterfall within the Cloud Forest and discover plumes of tropical flowers such as vireya, rare anthuriums, begonia and medinilla spilling out of the verdant mountain crevices.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 4
Wednesday 22 July 2020
Singapore Garden Festival & Raffles (B/AT)

A day to explore world class tropical garden design and floral arrangements of one of the world’s largest garden shows, the Singapore Garden Festival. It’s like a tropical Chelsea! 39 designers from 19 countries showcase their masterpieces with displays of tropical flowers and garden designs from all over the world.. Festival highlights include Landscape and Fantasy Gardens, Singapore Orchid Show, Balcony Gardens, and Floral Windows to the World.

Afternoon visit to the world famous Raffles Hotel for afternoon tea and enjoy the such iconic interior architecture, a stunning fully restored piece of Singapore history.

Return to Gardens by the Bay for an illuminated birds-eye view from the OCBC Skyway, a walkway that connects two 50m tall Supertrees with the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show whirling around us.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 5
Thursday 23 July 2020
Spices and History (B/L)

Explore Singapore’s past, present and future today. To walk into Singapore’s past we visit the Spice Garden, the site of Singapore’s first Botanical and Experimental Garden set up by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822. Across the road the National Museum of Singapore is next, paying homage to Singapore’s history, culture and geography. The grand neoclassic 19th-century building was once Raffles’ museum and library. We’ll have our Farewell lunch in the restaurant.

After lunch we’re off to a futuristic forest surrounded by towering high rise located in the financial district on a 360-hectare expanse of reclaimed land. The project team suggests the landscape architecture mimics a rainforest valley with over 350 types of tropical trees and plants with the buildings curved walls resembling paddy fields.

Accommodation: Park Royal on Pickering

DAY 6
Friday 24 July 2020
Singapore – Home(B)

We’ve included a late check-out today. Morning visit to Hort Park for a walk around a series of educational gardens. Enjoy their butterfly garden, vegetable and edible gardens and therapeutic garden. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure, shopping or relaxing.
Late afternoon transfer to Changi airport for our evening flight.

DAY 7
Saturday 25 July 2020
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.

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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), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 1 dinner (D)
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Orchid Garden, Flower Dome, Supertrees, Gardens by the Bay,
    Cloud Forest, Hort Park, Singapore River boat ride, Garden Cruiser, OCBC Skyway, Garden Rhapsody Light Show, Spice Garden, Singapore National Museum, Chinatown tour, Marina One
  • Ross Tours travel wallet & bag
  • Membership to the Garden Clinic™ Club for 1 year (non-members)
TOUR PRICE

Twin Share land only $4,195 per person
Twin Share including air $5,195 per person
Single Supplement $1,250
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 21/3/2020 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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