Singapore & The Philippines
Travel 01 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
Book by 31 Oct 2019
Saving £365 per person
- 3 nights Chancellor@Orchard, Singapore - Breakfast
- 5 nights Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Cebu - Breakfast
- Flights with Singapore Airlines from Heathrow or Manchester. Travel 4th May and various dates between April and May 2020.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
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Centrally located on Orchard Road within steps of shopping, entertainment and dining options, while two MRT stations are also just 5 minutes walk away, ensuring easy access to all of Singapore.
Whether you're looking to do nothing at all or enjoy a resort with plenty of activities, this great value rustic-style hotel won't disappoint. The lovely lagoon-style pools simply invite relaxation.
Watersports available: jet-skiing, scuba-diving, snorkeling and island-hopping.
Flights with Singapore Airlines from Heathrow or Manchester. Travel 4th May and various dates between April and May 2020.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
An effortlessly sophisticated city, Singapore has a dizzying assortment of attractions packed into its characterful districts. Whether you’re looking to explore the history, tour iconic landmarks, shop round the clock or dive into the city’s famous cuisine, you’ll find a new experience waiting around every corner.
Check-out popular Chinatown, a haven for foodies, shoppers and history buffs; delve into Little India with its rainbow painted houses and Hindu temples; spend some time in hip Tiong Bahru; admire the colourful shophouses and traditional food stalls in Joo Chiat; or visit the Civic District for museums and memorials then pop into Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling.
In Marina Bay, impressive architecture, swanky hotels and glass-fronted offices dot the skyline. Soak up unobstructed 360-degree views from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck at the noteworthy Marina Bay Sands, or take a scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer. Marvel at the futuristic beauty of Gardens by the Bay or head to the waterfront Merlion Park for a view of Singapore’s unmissable icon.
Spend time at the award-winning Singapore Zoo, where animals roam freely in their natural habitats. Try the Rainforest Walking Trail at Singapore’s Botanic Garden or hop on the cable car to Sentosa Island for golden beaches, a waterpark, golf and Universal Studios Singapore.
If shopping for luxury labels or high street favourites, Orchard Road beckons. For less mass-market shopping, try out local neighbourhoods where independent boutiques, quirky art galleries and bustling markets await you.
Singapore’s rich dining scene features a mix of authentic local fare at hawker centres and slap-up meals in Chinatown to celebrity chef or Michelin-star experiences. You can also dine alfresco in lively Clarke Quay before painting the town red or chill out with a cocktail or two at an array of fabulous rooftop bars.
Perfect as a standalone destination, Singapore can also be combined with numerous Far East or Middle East options for the holiday of your dreams.
A paradisiacal island that is bountiful in pristine white-sand beaches, crystal waters and culture is the most accurate way to describe Cebu; a Filipino province in the Central Visayas region. In addition to its obvious stunning beauty, Cebu is buzzing with purpose and activity as it is the most densely populated island in the Philippines and acts as the backbone of the Visayas.
The beaches alone in Cebu are enough to draw people to the island again and again. Hire a boat to the islands in the Bohol Strait to explore and relax on heavenly beaches of soft white sand that are bordered by the bluest of seas. The coastal landscapes in Cebu rival those of Southern Thailand and Bali. If you have time, head to the northern tip of the island and travel by boat to Malapascua Island; an ideal destination for scuba divers, as there is ample opportunity to get up close with thresher sharks and large schools of exotic fish.
Of course, when in Cebu, it is recommended that you visit one of the most historic landmarks on the island, Magellan's Cross. The cross planted by Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, is one of the most venerated religious relics in Cebu and is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. It serves as the physical embodiment of Ferdinand's catholic legacy. For those keen to learn more about the country's colonial past, take a trip to Fort San Pedro. The former fortress, once a vehement symbol of conqueror Miguel López de Legazpi during the 16th century, has become a tranquil and endearingly worn garden that is perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of downtown Cebu to enjoy a South Asian sunset.
The port capital, Cebu City, is a vibrant mini-Manila that is overflowing with energy, tradition and character. Don't be put off by first impressions of streets teeming with people and cars, the loud noises and fast-paced nature as beneath the surface you will find a city rich in both culture and heritage.
Day trips into the jungle of Cebu Island come highly recommended. The trip is a remarkable opportunity to discover the lost utopia that is Kawasan Falls; a three-tiered cascade of vibrant blue mountain springs. Kick back and relax on a bamboo raft floating on the lagoon to soak in your awe-inspiring surroundings. Fun for families and couples alike awaits at the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary which supports the largest concentration of migratory birds in the Philippines. To witness a flurry of wings and a kaleidoscope of colour, head to the Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary – a popular, private museum that is home to hundreds of beautiful butterflies that hang on the tips of branches and leaves all over the decadent gardens of famous mosaic artist, Julian Jumalon.
You may also wish to make a trip to the Ayala Center - a six-floored dome that is home to high-end retailers from all over the world, boutique restaurants, cinemas, health spas and more!
Cebu has a wide assortment of culinary delights on offer, ranging from traditional Chinese dishes, Latin luncheonettes and homely bistros serving European classics. Feeling hungry is a foreign concept on this island! For those seeking a vibrant and versatile nightlife, look no further! Cebu is a cocktail of classy rooftop bars, wild clubs perfect for dancing the night away, and an array of casual bars that ooze positive and relaxed vibes.