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Essential Asia: Hong Kong to Singapore on the Inaugural Cruise of the Ocean Explorer - 2021

Hong Kong • 13-night small ship cruise with Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Sihanoukville, Koh Samui, Kuantan, Singapore • Phnom Penh • Singapore
  • CRUISE ON THE INAUGURAL EXPEDITION OF THE OCEAN EXPLORER — AND BE WELCOMED ABOARD BY VANTAGE FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN HENRY LEWIS
  • GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF CULTURE AND WORLD HISTORY THROUGH THE INSIGHTS OF AN EXPERT GUEST LECTURER, WHO WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY YOU ON ALL SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • NHA TRANG COUNTRYSIDE TOUR: EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC VIETNAMESE VILLAGE LIFE, STOPPING IN A LOCAL MARKET AND A SEDGE-WEAVING STUDIO
  • EXPLORE SCENIC KOH SAMUI, INCLUDING A VISIT TO NA MUANG WATERFALL
  • ENJOY A CLASSIC CAMBODIAN APSARA DINNER AND DANCE SHOW IN PHNOM PENH
  • SAIL THROUGH THE LIMESTONE PINNACLES OF HALONG BAY, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
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Vantage invites you aboard the inaugural voyage of the brand-new Ocean Explorer on February 26, 2021!

Join us on a transformative journey through the distinctive cultures, nuanced cuisines, and stunning landscapes of six nations — China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore — while reveling in the luxury and ease of Vantage’s first 5-star small ship.

Sail from the spectacular harbor of Hong Kong, dotted with red-sailed junks and ringed by a brace of gleaming glass skyscrapers. Cruise among the emerald islands and limestone pinnacles of Vietnam’s Halong Bay. See the elaborate temples of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where you’ll enjoy the added bonus of an overnight stay at a deluxe hotel and delve further into the glories of the “Pearl of Asia.” Unwind on the seductive beaches of Thailand. And then be electrified by the dynamic pulse of Singapore, the Asian Tiger where out-of-this-world luxury vies with the old traditions of its Chinese, Malay, Indian, Tamil, Arab, and Dutch citizenry.

Making a remarkable journey even more exceptional, your departure will be the Ocean Explorer's inaugural voyage. You’ll be proudly welcomed aboard by Vantage founder Henry Lewis and his wife Patricia, who invite you to enjoy the many special events planned to celebrate the occasion — in addition to 25 unforgettable included features and Cultural Discoveries. As part of this momentous journey, you’ll also be joined by an expert Guest Lecturer to enrich your discoveries as you journey across Asia on this unforgettable voyage!

Hong Kong to Singapore

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DAYS 1-2:

Fly to Hong Kong

Your journey begins today as you depart your gateway city and fly to Hong Kong. You’ll fly overnight and cross the International Dateline, arriving at your destination on Day 3.

Please note: If you're taking advantage of the pre-trip extension to Hong Kong and Macau, you will follow the pre-trip itinerary until Day 5, when you'll board the Ocean Explorer and join your fellow base travelers for the rest of the adventure. All activities and inclusions will be covered; please see the pre-trip extension itinerary for details.

DAY 3:

Welcome to Hong Kong

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, upon arrival at the airport in Hong Kong a Vantage representative will meet you and arrange transfer to your centrally located hotel. You may arrive early in the morning, but we have arranged for an early check-in so you can get some rest. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. This evening, attend the Welcome Briefing and Dinner, where you'll be joined by pre-trip extension travelers. You will be reunited with these travelers again in time for embarkation on Day 5.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4:

The best of Hong Kong Island

After breakfast, get better acquainted with some of Hong Kong’s most iconic attractions on a half-day city tour.

Aberdeen was the original tiny village for which all of Hong Kong is now named. It was settled by the Tanka people, who speak their own dialect and have historically lived on fishing boats in floating villages. This is where locals came for the freshest seafood, and jostling next to the tiny traditional junks you’ll see famous, grand floating restaurants like the iconic Jumbo. A sampan ride through the harbor brings it all to you, up close. Then, for a totally different perspective, you’ll ride to the top of Victoria Peak by tram, and enjoy lunch atop Hong Kong’s highest hill.

Experience the dim sum tradition on an included lunch, where servers bring carts of small plate dishes to tempt you. Dim sum literally means “touch the heart,” and perhaps yours will be filled by some fluffy, pork-filled bao buns . . . mouthwatering siu mai dumplings . . . translucent shrimp cheung fan rolls . . . beef balls seasoned with coriander . . . and more.

Later in the afternoon, you’ll return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, with dinner on your own. Or, join us for an optional seafood dinner at Lamma Island, a tranquil fish farming island and popular getaway for Hong Kong’s urban dwellers.

Vantage Exclusive Feature:

  • Hong Kong island excursion with sampan tour of Aberdeen floating village

Cultural Discovery:

  • Traditional dim sum lunch

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch
Optional Tour: Lamma Island Seafood Dinner

Lamma Island Seafood Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $139 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3.5 hours
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • When: Evening Tour with Dinner

Lamma Island is one of the most popular scenic spots in Hong Kong, famous for its fresh seafood and natural scenery. With its beautiful shorelines and a diversified environment, the island has become a popular attraction for tourists — as well as a residential area with a tranquil and bohemian atmosphere. Engaged in the fishing industry for generations, many local residents operate seafood restaurants along the coast after retirement. Various fish rafts can be seen along the coastal area, providing a great variety of fresh seafood.

On this wonderful tour, you’ll be transferred to pier, where a shuttle boat will transport you to Lamma Island as you take in the exciting night views of Hong Kong Harbour along the way. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a brief walk ashore before transferring to the restaurant for your delicious seafood Dinner. Rainbow Seafood Restaurant is the largest restaurant on Lamma Island, located at Sok Kwu Wan — the largest fishing farm in Hong Kong. Following dinner, you’ll transfer to the pier and see more of the glittering harbour views. Upon your arrival at Tsim Sha Tsui pier, you may enjoy the “A Symphony of Lights” show at the Promenade before returning to your hotel.


DAY 5:

SkyPark, nature park, then embarking the Ocean Explorer

This morning after breakfast you will check out of your hotel and embark on a half-day tour of Lantau Island, where Hong Kong comes to play.

Lantau is popular for its beaches, shopping outlets, and theme parks, but you will focus on its historic attractions and traditional culture. See the classic Po Lin Monastery, and just above it on a hilltop, the Tian Tan Buddha, an 85-foot high bronze statue. Then, where the mountains meet the sea you will explore Tai-O, a 300-year-old fishing village of stilt houses, traditional boats, and more. Before leaving, you’ll get a birds-eye view of it all when you ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to Tung Chung peak.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll transfer to the pier and embark the relaxed, yet refined Ocean Explorer.

Included Features:

  • Half-day tour of Lantau Island
  • Visit Po Lin Monastery

Inaugural Feature:

  • Welcome cocktail party and gala dinner on the Ocean Explorer

Cultural Discovery:

  • Visit the fishing village of Tai O

Scenic Sailing:

  • Enjoy a drink on the deck and soak in the views of Hong Kong’s skyline as we depart for our next port of call

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6:

Cruising the South China Sea

Enjoy a full day at sea to relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of the brand-new Ocean Explorer. Pamper your body with a relaxing massage, a facial, a swim in the infinity pool, or a soothing soak in the hot tub. Stimulate your mind with a lecture on the Vietnamese culture, a movie, or a great book borrowed from our library. The choice is yours! You'll also meet the Ocean Explorer's captain and crew at a Welcome Reception, followed by a briefing and sumptuous dinner on board.

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7:

Cruise idyllic Halong Bay or explore the best of Hanoi

Good morning, Vietnam! Your ship will drop anchor in the port of Cai Lan, and after breakfast you have a choice of two exciting tours:

Behold the nearly 2,000 jutting limestone outcrops of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose mystique has inspired artists for centuries. Legend says that its emerald pinnacles are the humps of a sea-dragon’s back. Your tour takes place on board a small, private boat that will glide you through the silent channels and hidden lagoons. As you cruise, you’ll see an entire city on boats, including a bank, bar, shops and houseboats. Waving children, mothers hanging laundry, old men mending their fishing nets — here is where the everyday life of traditional Vietnam reveals itself. This tour includes a deluxe multi-course lunch featuring many fresh seafood specialties.

This choice lets you discover the capital city of Hanoi, an amalgam of French colonial mansions, tree-lined avenues, and traditional Vietnamese architecture that was known as the “Paris of the East.” Your tour begins with a visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first national university built in 1070, and dedicated to Confucius. A highlight will be your electric cart tour through the famed Old Quarter. Lunch is included at the Cau Go Vietnamese restaurant, located on the top floor of a building that offers amazing views of distant Hoan Kiem Lake.

Whether your explorations take you to Halong Bay or to the streets of Hanoi, you'll re-embark the ship after a full day of adventure and enjoy leisure time before another delicious dinner.

Included Feature:

  • Boat tour of Halong Bay or Hanoi sightseeing tour

Cultural Discovery:

  • Experience local life in Vietnam

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8:

Cruising the Gulf of Tonkin

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and enjoy your ship’s resort amenities. Perhaps you’ll join a morning stretching class, read on your balcony, or catnap on the sun deck. Later you can join friends for cocktails in the multi-level lounge, browse the boutique, or attend a lecture by a local historian. Later in the day your Cruise Director will present a port talk.

Then, learn about the transformation of Vietnam when an expert historian presents a lecture on Vietnam, Past & Present.

Cultural Discovery:

  • Lecture on Vietnam, Past & Present

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9:

Nha Trang countryside tour or a day at the beach

Watch the sun rise during breakfast as the ship arrives in Nha Trang, then take your pick of two wonderful tours: Spend the day in the countryside learning about the culture from locals, or opt for a more relaxing alternative enjoying the picturesque beaches for which Nha Trang is renowned.

Travel beyond the beautiful beaches of Nha Trang, and get a true slice of Vietnamese life. It begins at Po Nagar Cham Towers, a beautiful Cham temple dating to 781 BC that is dedicated to the goddess of the countryside. From here you’ll walk along a tiny alley to a dock where you’ll begin a river cruise aboard a small boat. Drift through peaceful scenes of sleepy villages nestled under coconut shade, wooden bridges, and uniformed children walking to school. You’ll disembark at a village market, and get an eyeful of the colorful fruits, flowers, clothing and household implements. Then, drive to an ancient house to share a cup of tea and seasonal fruit. You’ll also visit a workshop where village elders weave mats from sedge, keeping alive an age-old tradition that is fast disappearing. Your tour includes lunch at local restaurant.

On the other hand, Nha Trang is famous for its sandy beaches and you’ll enjoy one of its best on this easygoing excursion. Ride to a private beach club where you can swim, snorkel, or snooze beneath your own shaded canopy. The staff will be happy to serve you cool beverages or snacks by the sea, or explore the restaurant, spa, and other beachside facilities.

Afterward, you will arrive back mid-afternoon from the countryside or beach right in time for dinner on board as the ship sets off for Ho Chi Minh City.

Included Feature:

  • Nha Trang countryside tour or excursion to private beach club

Cultural Discoveries:

  • Visit a village market in Nha Trang
  • Sedge mat weaving demonstration at a local workshop

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10:

Experience old Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City

Take your time over breakfast and relax as we sail into Nha Rong, the port for Ho Ch Minh City. Once known as Saigon, the city is Vietnam’s business and financial hub.

Upon arrival this afternoon, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a neo-Romanesque, red brick edifice with twin spires topped with iron. It was constructed around 1888 with materials imported from France. Across the way, the classic 1960s exterior of the Reunification Palace may seem familiar to you. It was here that the first Communist tanks rolled into town and the building was prominently on the news when South Vietnam fell in 1975. On the other side of the square admire the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. With its barrel-vaulted central hall and pale pink façade, it seems just too pretty to be relegated to mail! Also featured are the restored exteriors of the Saigon Opera House and the elegant City Hall (the former Hotel de Ville), two of Saigon’s most stunning French colonial monuments.

Dinner is on board this evening, followed by an evening at leisure. Or, discover the unique art of Vietnamese water puppetry on an optional evening tour.

Included Feature:

  • Tour of old Saigon

Cultural Discovery:

  • Live show in Ho Chi Minh City

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Tour: Saigon Evening Water Puppetry

Saigon Evening Water Puppetry

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • When: Evening tour

Transfer from Pier to Saigon, enjoy the beautiful city at the nighttime, Then, enjoy the unique art of water puppet show, a traditional art form closely connected with the long-standing spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. It is performed in a pool of water with the water surface being the stage. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides background music accompaniment. Singers with origin in north Vietnam sing songs which tell the story being acted out by the puppets (which are carved out of wood). Although the authentic shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. The shows typically last for one hour and offer a colorful way to enjoy an ancient tradition. Then, transfer back to cruise 


DAY 11:

Explore more of Ho Chi Minh City

We’ve left this morning free so you can pursue your own interests here in Saigon. Perhaps you’ll nibble on exotic street food at the Ben Tranh Market, where your choices range from savory spring rolls to skewers of tarantulas and everything in between! Step back in time at the War Remnants Museum, or admire the masterworks at the Fine Arts Museum. Alternately, join us on an optional tour of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground tunnels started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas. Your onboard Vantage Concierge can assist with all your plans. You'll enjoy lunch on board before the Ocean Explorer departs Ho Chi Minh City, bound for Cambodia!

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Tour: The Tunnels of Cu Chi

The Tunnels of Cu Chi

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon
  • When: Half-day tour including lunch

On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), take a two hour drive northwest to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an ingenious network of connecting underground tunnels started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as living quarters, communication, and supply routes, and housed hospitals, food, and weapons caches. Touring the underground compounds will provide a better understanding of the history of the tunnels, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Transfer back to your ship.


DAY 12:

Cruising the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand

A free day as your ship rounds southern Vietnam and continues towards Sihanoukville Cambodia. Perhaps you’ll indulge in some spa treatments, do laps in the infinity pool, watch a movie under a canopy of stars on the sun deck, or meet friends for drinks in the lounge. But that’s just the start:

During your time on board there will be an ongoing schedule of enrichment programs, and today you'll be joined on board by an expert lecturer who will walk you through the fascinating history of Cambodia, where you'll soon be. 

Cultural Discovery:

  • Lecture on the history of Cambodia

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13:

Arrive Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh overnight excursion

Today you’ll disembark ship and travel inland to the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, staying overnight at an elegant 5-star hotel. Once known as the “Pearl of Asia,” Phnom Penh nestles on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers, and was renowned as one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina. After surviving the destructions of the Khmer Rouge regime, it is once again a vibrant, youthful capital.

Spend a sobering but important half day learning about the turbulent Khmer Rouge years as you visit sites related to the infamous “Killing Fields.” Tuol Sleng, a high school turned interrogation prison known as S-21, is now a genocide museum. You’ll also call at Choeung Ek, a large memorial commemorating the 17,000 victims who died there under the reign of Pol Pot. While disturbing, these somber relics also provide an appreciation for the courageous struggles that Cambodian people have faced.

This evening during dinner, you’ll enjoy a traditional Apsara Dance Show with beautifully costumed performers.

Included Feature:

  • Educational tour on the Cambodian genocide

Inaugural Feature:

  • Evening onboard entertainment: traditional Apsara dance show

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14:

Phnom Penh historical tour, return to ship in Sihanoukville

After checking out of your hotel, you’ll transfer to Phnom Penh for some more city touring.

Explore hillside Wat Phnom with its big trees and mischievous monkeys, and hear about the legend of Lady Penh, the founder of the city. At the National Museum, you can admire a collection of Khmer art that includes more than 5,000 objects, including statues and other artifacts from Angkor Wat. Then, see the Royal Palace, home to the present King Norodom Sihamoni. It was opened in 1870, and now contains the Royal Residence, Throne Hall, Silver Pagoda, and other historic buildings. The Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is named for its more than 5,000 silver floor tiles. The building is a repository of cultural treasures, such as the famous Emerald Buddha, and a life-sized gold Buddha adorned with 2,086 diamonds. You’ll get around Phnom Penh as the locals do, riding past the elegant Post Office, Central Market, and Public Library on board a bicycle-powered carriage called a cyclo.

Back on board the Ocean Explorer, you’ll enjoy another memorable dining experience and a relaxing evening at leisure.

Cultural Discovery:

  • Cyclo ride around Phnom Penh

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15:

Koh Samui, Thailand’s romantic beach paradise

Relax on board as your ship plows through the turquoise waters around Koh Samui. After lunch, get ready for a cultural tour that will whisk you around the island! 

Your exploration starts at Wat Khunaram, where the mummified body of a monk named Luang Phor Daeng sits in a meditative pose, looking very much alive. Stop for refreshments at the impressive Na Muang waterfall, which cascades 59 feet into a sparkling natural pool below. You’ll pass the unusual Grandma and Grandpa rock formations, then continue to Ladd Koh for panoramic views of famed Chaweng Beach. See the golden Buddha at Wat Phra Yai, who sits on hill and is nearly 50 feet tall. Heading back to the ship you’ll pass many stands selling handicrafts such as batiks, and products made from seashells and coconuts. Time pending, you might stop at a local market in Nathon to browse the beachwear and other Koh Samui specialties. This evening, enjoy an onboard performance of traditional Thai dancing.

Included Feature:

  • Koh Samui tour

Inaugural Feature:

  • Traditional Thai dance performance with dinner at a local pub

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16:

Free day in Koh Samui

Take advantage of your free time to savor another day in this seaside heaven. Koh Samui is a foodie favorite, so ask your onboard Vantage Concierge for recommendations. Perhaps you’ll just relax on a secluded beach and go snorkeling, or indulge in a Thai massage. Or, embark on an optional excursion by private speedboat to nearby Koh Phangan and snorkel in the waters of Angthong Marine Park.

Active Feature:

  • Swimming or snorkeling on the beaches of Koh Samui

Scenic Sailing:

  • Koh Samui’s emerald hills and golden beaches give way to the silken waters of the Gulf of Thailand, as you cruise on southward

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Tour: Koh Phangan Snorkeling Safari by Private speedboat

Koh Phangan Snorkeling Safari by Private speedboat

  • Approximate Cost: $239 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 6 hours
  • Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
  • When: Morning tour

Koh Phangan is located 20 kilometers north of Koh Samui. This island is famous for its “Full Moon Party” which is held on every full moon night. The island has numerous heavenly white sand beaches and secluded bays all along its coastline, some of them reachable only by a boat cruise. The first stop will be at Koh Ma — the best Koh Phangan snorkeling area. Here, you can jump into the water and enjoy the amazing soft coral and multicolored fish in the warm water. The next is “Haad Kuad beach“ and other secluded beaches, where you will have available time to swim and relax on these beautiful beaches. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The last thing we can’t miss is to visit “Haad Rin Beach;” Then, cruise back to Koh Samui and transfer back to the port.


DAY 17:

Cruising the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea

Another day to enjoy your ship’s deluxe facilities. Perhaps you’ll join a bridge group in the lounge, have a facial at the spa, or get in some cardio at the gym. Today a local historian will present a fascinating lecture. 

Cultural Discovery:

  • Lecture on Southeast Asia

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 18:

Discover Kuantan, Malaysia

Today you’ll enter Malaysia and explore the capital of its Pahang province, Kuantan. The city is popular for its excellent beaches, but our touring will concentrate on some of the more interesting cultural and historical attractions.

Your exploration begins in Sungai Lembing, an old tin mining town that was once known as the “El Dorado of the East” because of the wealth it generated. During their peak at the turn of the century, these were among the world’s longest and deepest mines, and you’ll have the chance to peer into them. You’ll also visit the Sungai Lembing Museum, which displays many old photographs and mining equipment. Back in Kuantan, you’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, the see the main sights such as the imposing Masjid Sultan Ahmad Shah mosque, and Teluk Chempedak Beach.

The Kuantan region is famous for its beautiful, intricate batik prints that adorn clothing and many other decorative objects. During your city tour you’ll stop at a local studio to see how batik printing is done.

Included Feature:

  • Historical tour of Sungai Lembing and Kuantan

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 19:

Celebrate the multiculturalism of Singapore, disembark the Ocean Explorer

You’ll disembark your ship this morning and transfer to your deluxe hotel in the heart of Singapore. We hope you enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime experience on the inaugural sailing of the Ocean Explorer, Vantage's first small ship ocean cruising small ship! 

Today's city tour showcases some of Singapore's modern splendor as well as fascinating old ethnic enclaves. Your tour showcases the historic Civic District, with its lovely parks, memorials and government buildings. It was here that Sir Stamford Raffles first laid out the core of modern Singapore in 1822. Featured here is City Hall and the Parliament building, a modern take on the classic Greek Revival style, and the New and Old Supreme Court buildings. You’ll also see the Padang, an open playing field that is home to the prestigious Singapore Cricket Club. At Merlion Park, you’ll admire the half lion, half fish statue that is the symbol of Singapore and stunning Marina Bay, with its futuristic skyline.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll see some of the city’s older landmarks. In Chinatown, you’ll see Thian Hock Keng, the city’s oldest Hokkien temple; Little India; the Yong Gallery; and the Peranakan area, with its pastel-colored shop houses. You’ll also enjoy a trishaw ride through colorful Bugis Street, a onetime red-light district that is now one of the biggest and most popular market districts in Singapore.

Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure, with dinner on your own. Or, set off on an optional bumboat ride along the Singapore River, with dinner included.

Included Feature:

  • Full-day Singapore city tour

Cultural Discovery:

  • Trishaw ride through Bugis Street

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch
Optional Tour: Evening Bumboat Ride with Dinner

Evening Bumboat Ride with Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: TBD
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • When: Evening tour

Board a bumboat and cruise the Singapore River! You’ll marvel at the extravagant contrast between mellowed old architecture styles and the striking skyline of modern Singapore. Admire magnificent colonial government buildings that reflect Singapore's colonial heritage and fall in love with centuries-old shop houses restored to their original grandeur and rejuvenated into some of the most enchanting and chic quayside dining and entertainment destinations.


DAY 20:

Half-day tour of Singapore with futuristic Gardens by the Bay, then toast your discoveries at a Farewell Dinner

A half-day tour of Singapore awaits this morning, with visits to the Skypark and Gardens by the Bay, a futuristic botanical garden with a skyway, air-conditioned indoor parks, Flower Dome, and massive Supertree structures that are vertical gardens. Lunch is included with the tour. 

Then, spend an afternoon at leisure afterward, perhaps embarking on some last-minute exploring, shopping — and eating — on your own. Maybe you’ll visit Kampong Glam, the Muslim heart of Singapore with its landmark, golden-domed Sultan Mosque. The neighborhood is popular for its trendy shops and hip cafés. A classic way to ride out the afternoon would be at the legendary Raffles Hotel, a colonial gem where everyone from Noel Coward to Somerset Maugham to Elizabeth Taylor have tipped a few — most likely the famous Singapore Sling, which was invented here.

Return to the hotel this evening to toast to a wonderful journey at a Farewell Dinner.

Included Feature:

  • Visit Marina Bay Sands Skypark and Gardens by the Bay

Inaugural Feature:

  • Farewell Dinner at Raffles Hotel, with Singapore Sling cocktails

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 21:

Return home

After breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Or, if you’re joining our Siem Reap & Angkor Wat post-trip extension, you’ll stay on for four more nights!

Please note: Arrive to your destination rested and refreshed! Convenient gateway city stopover options mean you can break up longer flights easily — just ask our Flight Experts for assistance.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Cruise DIrector or regional expert.

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