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Before I started Veg Jaunts and Journeys, I had a wonderful and interesting position working for the Singapore government (in Boston) for 18 years. Singapore captured my heart from my first of many visits, and I am so thrilled to finally share this stunning city with a group. It’s the second most densely populated city in the world, but it doesn’t feel that way, because the government has created a “City in a Garden.” The natural and manmade landscaping is lush and gorgeous. With a population comprised of Chinese, Malay, and Indian, the cuisine is a melding of all three cultures and out of this world! Eating is the national pastime in Singapore, and the most common greeting is, “Have you eaten yet?” This city/state/country is a marvel of modernism and efficiency, yet still clings to its heritage. Jaw-dropping modern architecture has sprung up among colorful historical and colonial buildings. Its subway system is world-class and getting around is a breeze. We’ve packed a lot into this tour so get ready to sweat (it is VERY hot there) and eat your way through one of the world’s most remarkable destinations.

Why You’ll Love This Tour!

Enjoy one of the world’s best cuisines, veganized

Luxuriate in this “City in a Garden”

Be amazed by futuristic architecture

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Essential Info

Essential Info


$5500 USD/per person

*A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the tour cost, along with a registration form, are required in order to join the tour. Your space is not guaranteed until both of these are received.


July 11 – 19, 2025

Tour duration

8 nights/9 days

Group size

10-12 people


  • Arrival Transfer
  • Hotel (based on having your own room)
  • All Meals
  • All Activities
  • Transit Pass

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes 
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for any unexpected emergency expenses.

About your guide

This tour will be led by Kim Giovacco

Trip Overview

Our tour starts with transportation from Singapore Changi Airport to our hotel. Your flight will most likely arrive in the early morning, and because of the long time spent traveling, we have booked the hotel from the night before, so that you may check in immediately upon arrival.

On our first full day, we’ll have a walking tour of Tiong Bahru, Singapore’s original hipster enclave. Lunch will be enjoyed during a vegan food tour. On Day 3 we’ll have a historical and cultural walking tour, and visit the Singapore National Museum.

Day 4 will be another food tour in one of the city’s most picturesque neighborhoods, followed by some time in nature. On Day 5, we’ll visit some cool modern buildings, enjoy high tea at a five-star hotel, and visit the spectacular Gardens by the Bay.

Day 6 will take us to the UNESCO-designated Singapore Botanical Garden and have us on yet another food tour. On Day 7 we’ll explore Chinatown and have some free time.

Our final day will take us on one last food tour–we told you eating is the national pastime!


Your flight will likely arrive very early in the morning, but you will be able to check into your hotel room immediately upon arrival. Most likely you will have traveled at least 30 hours, so our only event today will be our welcome dinner. Our tour begins with dinner on July 11, but your hotel will be booked for the night of July 10 too.

On our first full day, we’ll have a walking tour of Tiong Bahru, Singapore’s first hipster enclave. The distinctive architecture of the district houses old school bakeries beside new coffee shops, old dressmakers alongside chic indie boutiques. There is also so much history in the area, starting from the houses built during the colonial era to the fires that used to ravage the area, to the gentrified neighborhood of today. Tiong Bahru contains snapshots of Singapore through its various phases of development. Our lunch will be a food tour through three of Singapore’s most popular neighborhoods. We’ll discover the charm of Singapore’s famous hawker (food court) culture and learn why it stands as an essential part of the island’s multi-cultural heritage. You’ll savor the most authentic tastes of local street food and drink as we dive deep into food streets, busy local markets, and iconic hawker centers. Along the way, we’ll uncover amazing street art, each offering a colorful escape from Singapore’s concrete jungle. After a late afternoon break, we’ll have a group dinner.

Meals Included
Day 1: Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 will start with an Art & Architecture walk. Singapore is a feast of architectural styles and heritage, from classic European influences to ultra-modern designs inspired by great minds in Asia and the Middle East. We’ll stroll along the downtown area and learn about one of the most eclectic skylines in the world. We’ll explore a conservation area of shophouses along the Singapore River contrasting with the glass-and-concrete towers of the central business district. You’ll spot a few remaining Art Deco buildings on the way and learn about the style and impact on the city’s modern architecture. Also pointed out will be the latest modern developments and art pieces by international artists cleverly placed on the streets for the appreciation of the general public. After lunch we’ll visit the Singapore National Museum for a history lesson, and enjoy a group dinner.

On Day 4 we’ll have a leisurely start and our lunch will be a food tour where we step back in time for a fascinating insight into Peranakan culture and heritage in Katong, one of Singapore’s oldest neighborhoods. Southeast Asia has long been a crossroads of the world, where trade has stimulated cultural exchange. Merchants and other travelers have connected the region to China, India, the Middle East, and Europe. Many of these people settled in Southeast Asia and intermarried into local communities, creating vibrant hybrid cultures which today are widely referred to as Peranakan. We’ll step into stores steeped in history, explore the shophouse architecture, savor a variety of Peranakan delicacies, and learn how this cultural heritage continues to reinvent and remain relevant in Singapore today. After walking and feasting we’ll visit Henderson Waves, the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. The fantastical shape of this wooden bridge gives a surprising jolt of design savvy to this lush part of the island. Then we’ll be off to a delicious dinner.

Meals Included
Day 3: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The next day we’ll visit the Singapore City Gallery, which depicts Singapore’s amazing urban transformation and houses a scale replica of central Singapore. We’ll then visit Pinnacle@Duxton and Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, two modern building masterpieces. Lunch will be in Chinatown, and our dinner will be high tea at the Fullerton Hotel, From daylight to dusk we’ll be at the otherworldly Gardens by the Way, with its vegetation-covered manmade supertrees and dazzling light shows.

Day 6 will take us to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the stunning National Orchid Garden. An orchid hybrid is Singapore’s national flower, and a symbol of its multi-cultural heritage. Lunch will be our third food tour, the History of Taste. We’ll have a gastronomic adventure through Singapore’s first heritage town, Joo Chiat while enjoying popular local food and drink from boutique cafes. Hole-in-the-wall restaurants and even off-the-beaten-path food establishments specializing in traditional recipes and century-old techniques. You’ll hear stories that date back 200 years. We’ll walk the backstreets and discover the secrets, history, and magic of a neighborhood where old-world charm meets a hip downtown vibe. After some free time, we’ll meet later in the evening for a group dinner.

Meals Included
Day 5: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 6: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The next morning we’ll visit the Chinatown Heritage Center, where you’ll be able to step back in time, and gain insight into the lives of the traders, laborers, and immigrants who called Singapore’s busy Chinatown district their home. To compare the living quarters to today’s Singapore is truly amazing. After an early lunch we’ll have a walking tour in Chinatown. You’ll learn more about the City in a Garden and sneak a peek at how the locals live, play, and eat. You’ll learn how Singapore’s unique blend of culture/religion/perspective has shaped Singapore into the city that it is today. You’ll then have some free time before we meet for our group dinner.

On our last full day, you can enjoy a leisurely morning, and then lunch will be a tropical tasting tour. We’ll explore a variety of island flavors and ingredients found on this side of the equator. Your taste buds will be tempted with dishes and drinks prepared with a tropical twist and you’ll gain an insight into the use of flowers and fruits in traditional and modern cuisine. Our walk will be through one of Singapore’s oldest districts, home to a tapestry of cultures as colors. After free time or time to pack, we’ll meet for one last group dinner in this amazing city. Your flight will likely depart late tonight, but if not, feel free to stay at the hotel.

Meals Included
Day 7: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 8: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

There are no tour activities today.

IMPORTANT: Your flight will likely depart late in the evening. We’ve booked the hotel rooms so that you will have use of your room throughout the day on July 18. You may book your flight to depart on July 18 in the late evening, or on July 19. Checkout will be on July 19 in the morning.

Meals Included
Day 9: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Good to Know

Amount of walking: 5-7 miles per day (approximate)

Please fly into and out of Singapore (SIN).

As the closest city to the equator, Singapore is hot and humid! The temperature will be about 90 degrees Fahrenheit with 80% humidity. However, it is called the Air-Conditioned Nation. Underground walkways are scattered throughout the city to minimize time in the sun, and we will ride modern transportation as often as possible, but sometimes there is no way to escape the heat, especially during walking and food tours.

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