Singapore & The Philippines
Travel 01 Mar 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
Book by 28 Feb 2019
Lead-in price for
travel 01 Sep – 19 Oct
Saving £405 per person
- 3 nts Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore - Superior room
- 7 nts Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Cebu - Deluxe room - Breakfast
- A visit to the Philippines, home to some of the worlds best beaches and a snorkeling and scuba paradise.
- 3 nights at the 4* Park Hotel Clarke Quay, in the heart of Singapore. A twenty first century cosmopolitan city which combines the Far East with echoes of its colonial past.
- 7 nights at the 4* Maribago Blue Water Beach Resort, Cebu. A wonderful hotel with lovely lagoon-style pools and a nearby private island which can be reached by swimming, paddle-boating or wading through the shallow waters at low tide.
- Savings of up to £405pp
- Low deposit of only £150pp
- Flights to Singapore and onwards to Cebu with Singapore Airlines from Heathrow or Manchester, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes. Includes 30kg hold baggage and 7kg of hand luggage per person.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
Inspired by the old world charm of Singapore's colonial past, this best-selling hotel fronts the Singapore River, just a few minutes drive from the shops of Orchard Road and Marina Bay.
Deluxe room - Breakfast
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.
Return private transfers in Singapore available from £49pp
Return private transfers in Cebu available from £25pp
Book transfers and receive a free half day sightseeing tour of Singapore
Flights to Singapore and onwards to Cebu with Singapore Airlines from Heathrow or Manchester, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes. Includes 30kg hold baggage and 7kg of hand luggage per person.
A weekend surcharge of £40 per person applies for outbound travel on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Single supplement from £625
Rich in heritage with a multitude of cultures and nationalities, the vibrant city of Singapore offers a refined taste of Asia and is just waiting to be explored. There are a multitude of things to see and do, with options available to suit every nature lover, culture vulture or food fanatic. There's not only an abundance of top attractions within the city's main areas - from Sentosa, the Night Safari and fascinating museums to Chinatown and Little India; but also hundreds of hidden gems to discover off the beaten track. Known for being a city in a garden, Singapore also boasts a lot of green space, from the Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Singapore Zoo, Gardens by the Bay and Jurong Bird Park to preserved rainforests, nature reserves, parks and hiking trails. For an alternative nature experience, take a bumboat back in time to off-shore island Pulau Ubin, one of the two remaining kampongs (rural village) in Singapore.
For those seeking retail therapy a Singapore holiday won't disappoint. Orchard Road is the prime shopping district, a mile long street filled with high street names, high-end luxury labels and everything in between. Alternatively, browse the shops of Chinatown and Little India, visit the historical Arab Quarter - particularly Haji Lane, or try out the city's numerous shopping malls and fascinating markets. With an excellent public transport network of buses, taxis and efficient MRT underground system, you'll have no problem navigating around the city – although it's also very easy to get around on foot.
Singapore is one of Asia's best foodie destinations and every taste and budget is catered for, from unpretentious and affordable local street fare to culinary gems created by Michelin-starred chefs. An ideal gateway to Asia's varied destinations, a Singapore holiday offers an opulent taste of the Far East.
Deluxe room - Breakfast
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.