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Explore this lush, vibrant and modern city in one of our centrally located hotels. With a fascinating mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures, Singapore offers something for everyone.
Experience mouth-watering food at one of the local hawker centres or splash out at one of many stylish shops and treat yourself to a Singapore Sling at the famous Raffles Hotel. However, Singapore is not all about shopping and eating. Minutes away from the centre you can find outdoor activities, a contemporary art scene as well as sparkling reservoirs and green forests - the 'Lion City' will not disappoint.
Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Yogyakarta.
On arrival into Yogyakarta, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast explore the city's courtly splendour with a trip to the 18th century Sultan's Palace, built in elegant Javanese style and set within a vast walled city known locally as the Kraton. Explore the historical district of Kotagede, former capital of the Sultanate of Mataram and centre of the Dutch colonial silver trade, before trying your hand at silver working. Continue to the phenomenal Hindu temples of Prambanan built between the 8th and 10th centuries. These intricately carved temples scattered across the verdant Prambanan Plain are a truly breath-taking sight to behold. In the evening enjoy delicious local cuisine whilst watching a traditional Ramayana dance performance.
This morning travel to Borobudur. Surrounded on three sides by volcanoes and set amongst a patchwork of green rice paddies, Borobodur is the largest Buddhist monument in the southern hemisphere and the greatest piece of classical architecture in the Indonesian archipelago. This colossal stupa has survived over 1200 years and is undoubtedly a highlight of any trip to Indonesia. Admire the stunning views from the temple's summit, before heading to the rural Javanese village of Candirejo, steeped in local traditions and the rituals of daily life in central Java.
Today, witness the beauty of the Javanese countryside in style on an executive train journey and scenic drive to Bromo. En route you will pay a visit to Pasuruan harbour, an important port town for centuries, to observe local fishermen leaving the shores in search of a catch, before witnessing the phinisi, a traditional Indonesian sailing ship.
Wake early for a jeep ride across the Tengger Sand Sea to Panajakan viewing spot. From this magnificent vantage point witness a dramatic sunrise and the world come alive over this volcanic landscape, often compared to the surface of the moon. Once the sun has risen, take a short horseback ride to the base of Mount Bromo where you can climb steps to the rim of Bromo's crater and gaze into this active volcano. Return to your hotel for breakfast before boarding your afternoon flight to Ubud, Bali's captivating cultural capital. On arrival you will be greeted by your guide and escorted to your hotel, before visiting a local restaurant where you can enjoy mouth-watering Balinese dishes.
This morning watch a colourful Barong dance, a cornerstone of Balinese culture. After the performance embark on an all-encompassing tour of the island from palm-fringed beaches to towering mountain peaks, paying a visit to the island's masterful wood carvers. Experience the serene beauty of Lake Batur backed by its stunning volcanic backdrop, before paying a visit to Tampaksiring. Home to the rock shrines of Gunung Kawi and the tranquil Balinese water temple of Tirta Empul, take a refreshing dip in the alleged Fountain of Youth. Suitably refreshed you will return to your hotel on a leisurely journey through lush rice terraces.
In the morning visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients before heading to Laplapan village, where you will be warmly welcomed by an experienced local chef who will teach you the secrets of blending local fruits, herbs and spices to create mouth-watering culinary delights the island is famous for. Once your hunger is sated, enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful Bali Bird Park to observe their large collection of birds from all over Indonesia, as well as a number of South American and African species, before continuing to the idyllic shores of Sanur.
Today is at leisure to explore the tranquil beach resort of Sanur, or simply unwind on its soft sands lapped by gentle waves of the Indian Ocean. Sanur is famous for its serene sunsets, so make sure you find a comfortable spot and a refreshing drink as dusk approaches.
Transfer to Denpasar International Airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Transfer to Denpasar International Airport for your flight to Singapore, upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel for your extension.
Your day is free to explore the fascinating city state of Singapore, one of the leading economic centres of South East Asia.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room
If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.
A Visa is not required for your trip to Indonesia for stays of up to 30 days. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.
You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:
|Age in Years||Up to 64||65 - 74||75 - 85|
|Up to 17 days cover||£39||£75||£129|
If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.
Your flight to Yogyakarta Airport is with Garuda Airlines (GA), departing from London Heathrow, Terminal 3. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalised on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. Please note that all flight times are subject to change. Final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.
This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.
This is an escorted tour, meaning the you will have the services of an English speaking guide during each excursion ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.
The currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar you can buy currency before you leave the UK or in Singapore from currency exchanges or ATMs.
You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!
|Depart UK||Arrive UK||Extension Price||Tour Price||Total Price|
|14 Jan 2018||27 Jan 2018||£549pp||£1569pp||£2118pp|
|18 Feb 2018||03 Mar 2018||£569pp||£1569pp||£2138pp|
|11 Mar 2018||24 Mar 2018||£569pp||£1669pp||£2238pp|
|22 Apr 2018||05 May 2018||£569pp||£1669pp||£2238pp|
|13 May 2018||26 May 2018||£569pp||£1669pp||£2238pp|
|17 Jun 2018||30 Jun 2018||£569pp||£1769pp||£2338pp|
|09 Sep 2018||22 Sep 2018||£579pp||£1669pp||£2248pp|
|07 Oct 2018||20 Oct 2018||£579pp||£1569pp||£2148pp|
|04 Nov 2018||17 Nov 2018||£579pp||£1449pp||£2028pp|
|Hotel Chancellor at Orchard|
|14 Jan 2018||27 Jan 2018||£429pp||£1569pp||£1998pp|
|18 Feb 2018||03 Mar 2018||£439pp||£1569pp||£2008pp|
|11 Mar 2018||24 Mar 2018||£439pp||£1669pp||£2108pp|
|22 Apr 2018||05 May 2018||£439pp||£1669pp||£2108pp|
|13 May 2018||26 May 2018||£439pp||£1669pp||£2108pp|
|17 Jun 2018||30 Jun 2018||£439pp||£1769pp||£2208pp|
|09 Sep 2018||22 Sep 2018||£439pp||£1669pp||£2108pp|
|07 Oct 2018||20 Oct 2018||£439pp||£1569pp||£2008pp|
|04 Nov 2018||17 Nov 2018||£439pp||£1449pp||£1888pp|
The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times or sailing conditions. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to the local conditions.
Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Private tours are available; however, the exact itinerary is subject to change. Please contact our reservations team for a quotation.
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