We bought a 2-day package (for 2 people) with Hippo Tours which allowed us to use any of their 5 tours over 2 days which only cost us $12 more than the one day ($27) tour. (SGD$78).
We decided to do the Trolley Tour first and the City Hop-on Hop-off later then the following day the Heritage Tour and the Night Riverboat tour.
We hopped on the “Trolley” tour which had live commentary at 10am and as we were the only ones on it we got our own “personal tour guide”. The tour guide was chatty and pleasant and very informative.
The City & Heritage Tours are recorded commentaries and go in different directions and although some places are duplicated in the tours we personally didn't mind. The tours are via double-decker buses with air-conditioning below or up on the top deck was open air and some under-cover seats.
As we had a 2-day bus pass we decided to use the 6pm (last bus for the day) to take us over to the Casino rather than paying for a taxi - bit cheeky, but why not! :)
For the "River Cruise" we caught the last yellow City bus tour and hopped off at Clarke Quay where the River Cruise tour begins. We caught the 6.45pm Hippo River Cruise which took us up and down the river – a 45min cruise in total - and saw some of Singapore’s highlights, eg. Merloin, Fullerton Hotel, Marina Bay Sands Hotel etc - the harbour was really pretty at sunset.
Tip: The river cruise does stop at a few places where you can get off, but make sure you tell them beforehand otherwise they will not stop automatically.
The Hop-on Hop-off Hippo tour is is one of the best ways to see Singapore. We found that the buses arrived frequently and there was room for us to hop on board each time.
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