Singapore Art Week 2019

Jan 17 - 20, 2019
$2,650per person, twin share (land content only). $780 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Robert Veel
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In the last 20 years the island-nation of Singapore has transformed itself from a bustling commercial city into a vibrant cultural one – a leading Asian centre of art, music and design. It boasts remarkable museums and galleries, a fine symphony orchestra and an energetic and outward-looking culture. Our new tour has been timed to coincide with Singapore Art Week, held every January. The itinerary combines Singapore’s complex heritage, tropical gardens, the visual arts and an orchestral performance. Enjoy five-star accommodation close to venues we visit, and a varied program designed to appeal to cultural travellers.


  • The vibrant visual arts and design scene of one of Asia’s most dynamic cities
  • Singapore’s melting pot: local Peranakan culture, British colonialism and globalisation
  • The history and design of the Asian tropical garden, from classic principles to stunning orchids
  • The complex heritage of the British, from fine architecture to resistance at Changi
  • Extensive collections of traditional and modern Asian art
  • Cutting-edge architecture and design


  • Attend Singapore Art Week, an enriching series of events and exhibitions
  • Curator-led tours of public and private galleries participating in Singapore Art Week
  • The Asian Civilisations Museum, surveying South East Asia’s cultural heritage
  • National Gallery, a vast and impressive museum with fine regional art
  • Gillmann Barracks, converted into a centre for contemporary art
  • A gala performance celebrating 40 years of the well-regarded Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the state-of-the-art Esplanade Concert Hall

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Robert Veel has a BA and M.Ed from the University of Sydney, where he taught for many years. A director of Academy Travel, he leads tours mainly to Italy, Asia, the USA and Scandinavia.


Day 1: Meet your fellow travellers over dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Visit the Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan House Museum. Lunch at a Peranakan restaurant. Evening performance by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Day 3: Early visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, including the Orchid Garden. Morning visit to the National Gallery historic wing and current exhibition. Evening visit Gillman Barracks arts centre.

Day 4: Visit to Gardens by the Bay Complex and Fort Canning Park.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Singapore Airlines has several daily flights from Australian capital cities. Contact us for quotes and bookings.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Jan 17 - 20, 2019
$2,650per person, twin share (land content only). $780 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Robert Veel


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Tour Consultant

For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Kathy Wardrop 02 9235 0023
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
(outside Sydney)