Although primarily a panoramic driving tour of Brunei's landmarks, this excursion also allows for an exploration of the famed Royal Regalia.
Boarding your coach at the pier, you will settle in for a relaxing tour of the most lavish and significant attractions in Brunei, known as the Abode of Peace. Along your route, you will pass the beautiful Empire Hotel, a resort on the ocean so opulent the lobby chandelier alone cost a million dollars. You will also see the exclusive Royal Polo Grounds and the extravagant residence of the Sultan's sister.
Brunei's immense wealth, a consequence of its oil and gas resources, is apparent throughout this tour, and you will have opportunities to photograph the area's most impressive sites. For instance, you will stop briefly for pictures of the Diamond Arch by Jerudong Park, a billion-dollar amusement park funded by the Brunei government. Another stop offers a distant view of Istana Nurul Iman, the sultan's hilltop home, which boasts 1,788 rooms and a banquet hall for 400 guests, making it the world's largest residential palace.
Arriving at the white-domed Royal Regalia, you will have the chance to wander through exhibits of luxurious items from the Sultan's lavish coronation and other celebrations. Some of the items you may have the opportunity to see here are His Majesty's royal chariot, ceremonial swords, a model of the palace and various gifts from foreign dignitaries.
As you head back to the pier, you will enjoy one final photo stop at the majestic Jame Mosque, the country's largest mosque.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 45-minutes of easy to moderate walking over mostly flat surfaces. There are a minimal number of steps to negotiate at Royal Regalia. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Long cotton pants; cotton shirt; a hat; sunglasses; sun screen and flat, comfortable walking shoes that are easy to slip in and out of are recommended. Low cut tops, shorts and short skirts or dresses are not considered appropriate. Shoes must be removed at the Royal Regalia. Photography is not allowed in the Royal Regalia or mosques and all cameras and handbags must be left at the entrance to Royal Regalia.