Make this four day Hong Kong tour the start of a China travel adventure you’ll always remember. Take in all Hong Kong’s best highlights, starting with wonderful views from Victoria Peak before moving onto gorgeous Repulse Bay and the bustle of Stanley Market and Aberdeen Fishing Village. Take a sampan ride and then explore Nam Pak Hong, an enduring commercial and community hub for traders of seafood and Chinese medicines in Hong Kong. Venture on to Hollywood Road, one of the original streets built by the British Royal Engineers under British rule and for a change of pace, take time to reflect at Man Mo Temple, one of the earliest Chinese Temples in Hong Kong. Finish the day with a Star Ferry ride across the harbour and enjoy the magnificent views of the Hong Kong skyline from Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Catch your breath before continuing your adventure with a trip to Lantau Island, a tranquil and naturally beautiful place and a sacred home to Buddhism in the region. Here you will enjoy learning about the spiritual traditions maintained at Po Lin Monastery and afterward when you walk along the famous Wisdom Path. Be amazed at the spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the island to be had from the Ngong Ping cable car trip. Inclusive of three nights accommodation, transfers between destinations, entry to sites as specificed a knowledgeable local guide ready to share their love of Hong Kong with you, and much more, start your next travel memories right here.
|Vehicle||Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver|
|Guide Service & Language||Professional English-speaking guide|
Your guide will be waiting at the airport with a welcoming sign and then take you to the pre-booked hotel for check-in. On the way, take in the sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan city which is vastly different from anywhere else in China. Spend the rest of the day resting, relaxing or exploring on your own in advance of tomorrow’s full itinerary. Remember to speak with your guide for advice on local sights and dining options. They will be able to assist and even help with ordering if necessary.
Meals included: None
Note: Make the most of your first night in Hong Kong by enjoying one of the many Hong Kong evening highlights, including a wander through Temple Street night market, a taste of Hong Kong nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong, a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong at night when you visit Victoria Peak, or a chance to watch A Symphony of Lights on Victoria Harbor. For an additional charge, we can arrange bookings for these activities – or any others you’d love to experience while on tour with us.
Today’s exploration begins when you are collected from the hotel and venture to Victoria Peak. Here you will ascend the hill via the Peak Tram and step onto the breathtaking Sky Terrace 428. Commonly regarded as the highest point in Hong Kong, Victoria Peak offers visitors wonderful panoramic views of the entire city. Capture incredible photographic memories here.
Journey on to Repulse Bay, a typical Hong Kong beach that is now famous for its eye-wateringly priced real estate – reputed to be the most expensive in Hong Kong. After soaking in the vibe of the bay, you’ll be transported to Stanley Market, the quintessential Hong Kong street market. Known for its collection of typically Chinese curios, collectibles and souvenirs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a purchase or two without the hassle of haggling. Having worked up an appetite through the morning’s activities, you’ll have the chance to savor some of Hong Kong’s finest seafood at Aberdeen Fishing Village.
A short stop for lunch of your own choice is followed by a Hong Kong must-do – a Sampan ride that provides a taste of life in Aberdeen. From here you will be transferred to the Western end of Hong Kong Island to explore Nam Pak Hong. Famously regarded as one the oldest neighborhoods in Hong Kong, Nam Pak Hong, which translates as ‘South and North traders’, is a local institution. Learn about the original industrious and community-minded traders and merchants who created a business and nurtured a community in Sheung Wan. A center of import and export trade between China, Southeast Asia, and beyond, the surrounding streets are identified as Nam Pak Hong street, rather than being recognized by individual names. You will have a chance to wander through this still thriving precinct that established for the local Chinese during the days of British colonial rule. The legacy of wholesale trade and commerce endures today as it continues to be the main center of wholesale dried seafood and traditional Chinese medicines in Hong Kong.
Venture on to Hollywood Road, one of the original streets built by the British Royal Engineers. Learn about its importance as an antique market frequented by foreign merchants and sailors who sold wares they’d ‘collected’ on their travels through China. You might even pick up one or two of your own. For a change of pace, take time to reflect at Man Mo Temple, one of the earliest Chinese Temples in Hong Kong. Encircled by a seemingly infinite number of modern high rise buildings that seem to pierce the sky, you can’t help but feel that both the historical and contemporary are well-balanced here.
Pass by the Central District’s Statue Square on route to board an iconic Star Ferry for a trip across Victoria Harbor. Statue Square is the heartbeat of Hong Kong’s international banking center and evidence of its status as a financial center. The Star Ferry ride is just seven minutes from point to point, so have your camera ready. Land at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade for a magnificent view looking back at the spectacular Hong Kong skyline.
Meals included: Breakfast
Today’s adventure starts with a visit to the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island, a Buddhist temple and complex still visited by devotees. Your time here is the opportunity to learn how local people still appreciate and use the temple for quiet contemplation and reverence as a reprieve from the big city bustle.
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal, take a 25 minutes ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car to Ngong Ping Terminal. This is the best way to take a bird’s-eye view of Tung Chung Bay, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge, Lantau Island, the Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and the Ngong Ping Plateau. Arrive at Ngong Ping Village where you will visit the hundred-year-old Po Lin Monastery. It’s here you’ll be greeted by the Tian Tan Buddha Statue (Big Buddha) which sits at the front of the monastery. As the second largest outdoor Buddha statue in the world, it’s hard not to be in awe, particularly as it stands 34 meters in height and weighs a whopping 202 tones. Enjoy a walk along the Wisdom Path, which provides a glimpse into traditional spiritual influences that endure among local people today. Apart from the contemplative nature of the Wisdom Path, this is a site of beautiful scenery and tranquillity with its 38 timber columns inscribed with Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist sutras.
On the cable car trip back to Tung Chung, enjoy the spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the island. Savor the day’s activities when you return to your hotel for a relaxing evening. Be sure to check with your guide for advice on where to enjoy the very best local fare.
Meals included: Breakfast
Note: The tour may be adjusted due to the weather condition and the operation of Ngong Ping Cable Car.
Rise early and make the most of your morning before being transferred to the airport to travel to your next destination.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Inclusions / Exclusions
- Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
- Activities specified in the itinerary
- Excellent professional English-speaking guide
- Ground transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with a licensed driver
- 4-star or 5-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, based on double/twin occupancy as specified
- Peak Tram (one way), Sky Terrace and Aberdeen Sampan ride
- One-way ferry ride from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon
- Ngong Ping Cable Car ride on Lantau Island
- Travel agency liability insurance during the tour
- Government taxes and fees.
- International flights to/from Hong Kong
- China visa
- Gratuities to guides and drivers and any expense of personal nature
- Meals: Lunches and dinners are excluded allowing you flexibility around meal choices. Your guide will make recommendations and order for you if required.
- Our tour package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip to protect for any unforeseen circumstances.
- This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It’s always available for your schedule.
- Smart casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Prices based on twin occupancy.
- The prices shown above are not valid during China’s Official Holidays (such as National Day and Chinese Spring Festival etc.).