Trafalgar’s Near Not Far staycation tours will reveal a new side of the city

Staycations are always fun but what can you actually do besides sleeping in, chilling out at the pool and indulging in the buffet spreads? 

Be a tourist in your own country by signing up for a guided tour, of course.

There are already plenty of local tours that give Singaporeans the chance to see their country in a new light, hear interesting stories and experience familiar places afresh.

But guided holiday company Trafalgar goes one step further by giving you exclusive experiences with its unique Near Not Far staycation tours. 

Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall

The 2D1N Singapore’s Heritage Highlights itinerary boasts one-in-a lifetime insider access to Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall where, in a historic first, guests have the opportunity to climb up the clock tower. You’ll see the mechanisms up close and come away with interesting nuggets of information about the clock’s history, its connection to London's Big Ben, and major bragging rights to family and friends.

The clock tower at Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall

Guests will visit iconic landmarks in the Civic District, including The Arts House, Singapore’s oldest government building but now the nation’s literary arts centre. Heritage blogger, Jerome Lim of The Long & Winding Road, will be on hand to share historical trivia about the buildings (note that The Arts House will be closed from Dec 1 2020 to Mar 31 2021).

The Arts House

Foodies will not be disappointed. As part of the “Be My Guest” experience, look forward to meeting Peranakan chef/restaurateur Violet Oon at the National Kitchen located at National Gallery Singapore, and indulge in a riot of local flavours.

Then “Dive into Culture” and enjoy a guided tour of Kampong Glam, a lively neighbourhood that was once home to Singapore’s early migrants including the Arabs, Javanese, Bugis, Chinese, and Malay-Muslims.

Prices start from $528, depending on the choice of hotel and dates. Choose to stay at Parkroyal on Beach Road or at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel. Get the details here.

Trafalgar’s enhanced hygiene and physical distancing measures will be in place throughout the tour.