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THE GARDENS OF SINGAPORE

24 – 30 July 2023

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ITINERARY
Singapore is a City in a Garden – a mix of multicultural modernity and 19th-century charm wrapped in beautiful tropical gardens. The drawcard is the Gardens by the Bay project and the Supertrees.
DAY 1
Monday 24 July 2023
Sydney – Singapore (D)

Meet your Ross Tour leader Robin Powell 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: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 2
Tuesday 25 July 2023
Singapore Botanic Gardens (B/L)

After taking our time with the famous multicultural Parkroyal on Pickering smorgasbord of breakfasts, our adventure begins in the recently UNESCO listed Singapore Botanic Gardens. The tropical rainforest here is one of the few pockets of original jungle left on the island. Singapore is famous for orchids and has 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 today is included; surrounded by orchids and heliconias.
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. Discover the famous strip of restaurants to sample traditional Singapore cuisine.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 3
Wednesday 26 July 2023
Gardens by the Bay (B)

Today’s highlight is the stunning Gardens by the Bay. You’ll be amazed by this visionary 250 acre, $1B project. It brings to life the government’s ambition to make Singapore a ‘City in a Garden’. Housed within the garden are cooled conservatories, individual themed gardens, lakes, bridges and the showpiece Supertrees, plant-covered structures up to 50m in height. And finally a buggy ride around the entire site to understand its complexity and design. Explore vast horticultural worlds growing in gigantic biomes, engineering feats themselves, being the biggest columnless 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, begonia and medinilla spilling out of the verdant mountain crevices.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 4
Thursday 27 July 2023
Spice Garden (B/L)

Explore Singapore’s past, present and future today. To walk into Singapore’s past we visit the Spice Garden, once 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 lunch here, then we’re off to a futuristic forest surrounded by towering highrise located in the financial district on a 360ha expanse of reclaimed land. The landscape here mimics a rainforest valley with 350
species of tropical trees and shrubs.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 5
Friday 28 July 2023
Chinatown (B/D)

First up this morning is a guided tour of the famous Chinese Market. This vibrant marketplace trades all manner of fascinating exotic fruit and vegetables, and seafood. We will understand the huge influence of the Chinese community here in Singapore. Sample some tasty treats along the way! Afternoon at leisure then an illuminated view this evening from the skyway at Gardens by the Bay; a walkway that connects two of the Supertrees. Farewell Dinner tonight in Hortus Restaurant in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Garden Rhapsody, sound and light show after dinner to see the illuminations.

Accommodation: Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

DAY 6
Saturday 29 July 2023
Singapore to Home (B)

A late checkout has been included today for our late afternoon transfer to the airport. Morning visit to Hort Park with its series of educational gardens; Butterfly
Garden, Edible Gardens and Therapeutic Gardens. Afternoon at leisure before our departure to Changi Airport.

DAY 7
Sunday 30 July 2023
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.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
TOUR ESCORTED BY
ROBIN POWELL
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Deluxe accommodation for 5 nights, with daily breakfast included
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners (D)
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Orchid Garden, Singapore River boat ride, Gardens by the Bay, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, Supertrees, Garden Cruiser, OCBC Skyway, Garden Rhapsody Light Show, Spice Garden, Singapore National Museum, Chinatown tour, Hort Park.
  • TOUR PRICE

    Twin Share land only $4,395 per person
    Twin Share including air TBA
    Single Supplement $1,295
    All prices in Australian Dollars.
    Prices based on minimum 12 passengers.
    Price is based on departure from Sydney.
    *This tour requires a moderate level of fitness

    DISCOUNTS

    Early Bird Discount $250.00 (Book & pay in full by 26/3/2023)
    Previous Traveller $100.00
    Garden Clinic Member $50.00

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