Popular Hong Kong Tours? Discover them with us!
Looking for popular Hong Kong tours with fascinating highlights, remarkable history, and dining hot spots? Or just want to discover what makes Hong Kong so special. We’re excited to share all this vibrant and cosmopolitan destination has to offer. Whether you’re a traveler capitalizing on free time during a layover, on route to China’s mainland, or simply on a mission to immerse yourself like a local, there’s a way to make it happen in Hong Kong.
Why take a Hong Kong tour with us?
If you’ve never even visited, or only ever skimmed through, joining one of our Hong Kong tours is a travel getaway like no other. At the intersection of east and west, Hong Kong is a gateway to bucket list highlights, fabulous food, and yes, even shopping that is matched in few other places around the world. With dizzyingly high skylines, a tropical vibe, and an edgy and modern approach to life, Hong Kong stands out as a China destination for stunning views, gardens and skylines that inspire, traditional and modern architecture, and an aliveness that is unique among China’s capitals.
While traveling with us, expect to find high rise apartments and city buildings that top out above the clouds and a bustling pace reflecting its international significance as a commercial hub. Hong Kong is definitely exciting and alive. From Victoria Peak to Repulse Bay, the traditional Tai O fishing village to bustling Stanley Market, our Hong Kong tours invite you to discover both the tradition and big city glamour of this city.
Our approach to China tours means we are always on the look out for exceptional experiences that make your time with us truly memorable and special. In Hong Kong, we offer incredible opportunities to connect at a level that allows you to really know a place. Whether it’s steamed buns, floating among the last remaining boat dwellers, or a bowl of bird’s nest soup, we’ve got you covered.
A Hong Kong tour: the doorway to China
Taking a Hong Kong tour is essential China travel, along with time traveling to immerse yourself in all that Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai (as a minimum!) have to offer. Many of our customers like to ‘add on’ Hong Kong to a longer multi-day China tour, which is easy to do. This is the ideal way for first time travelers to China or Asia to roll out the bucket list and begin crossing off highlights. With flexible arrangements available on all our custom and private Hong Kong tours, travelers are free to add on a visit to Hong Kong to start or end their China adventure, even if they’ve booked other travel in China as a small group tour. Stay one, two, or more nights to suit your time and budget.
Of course, our Hong Kong tours take you to the city’s highlights, but we believe the way you experience a destination is just as important as what you see. In fact, we believe this makes for the very best – and most beautiful – travel memories. It’s why we take such care, and spend time, configuring the most enjoyable approach when putting together our itineraries. And it’s another reason, we source the very best team to support our customers on their travels. A knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide can make all the difference to how you remember your trip. In fact, we believe your guide is one of the main tourist highlights. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to work with people who love their work, their city, and sharing it with you. On our Hong Kong tours, you can expect your guide to:
- Facilitate all transfers
- Help with hotel check-ins and check-outs
- Smooth the way for entry into sights so there’s no hustle for tickets or wasting time waiting in line
- Guide you on where to find Hong Kong’s best food (and even order for you too!)
- And share their deep knowledge of Hong Kong’s history, culture, traditions, and local life.
Sound like fun? We think so. Why not let our guides lead the way for a truly memorable experience in Hong Kong.
Tap into Hong Kong’s many highlights when you travel on a private or custom tour. Our approach to designing travel itineraries means there is quality time spent at each highlight, balanced by ample free time to go your own way. Here is just a taste of what you’ll discover:
- Ascend the mountain – It may not be Everest, but when you visit Victoria Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong, you’ll enjoy incredible panoramic views of the whole city. Lookout above the highrises and skyscrapers to the harbor and beyond. And a bonus? Tickets for the Peak Tram and Sky Terrace are included with your Victoria Peak visit when you book with ChinaTours.com.
- Experience high-end Hong Kong – For a high-end Hong Kong experience of a different kind, make your way to Repulse Bay where the remnants of colonial Hong Kong meet contemporary style at the designer shopping readily available in this precinct. A side note on shopping from ChinaTours.com – Although we don’t offer commission-based shopping tours, we understand our customers love to gather genuine collectibles and mementos along the way.
- Immerse yourself in markets – Hong Kong is synonymous with markets so it’s only natural to venture through at least one of them while on tour. Our recommendation is Stanley Market. Why? For being one of the best places to enjoy an authentic experience with locals. Hone your bartering skills and collect a memento or two from your travels.
- Stopover at Aberdeen Fishing Village – Remarkable for many reasons, not least because this part of Hong Kong harbor is home to some 6,000 people living on junks, a visit to Aberdeen Fishing Village is the perfect place to try fresh, delicious traditional seafood dishes.
- Float around on a sampan – You’ll find the experience of making your way through the fishing boats and homes on Hong Kong harbor fascinating, eye-opening experience. While not included in our tours, the team at ChinaTours.com can take care of every detail and book it for you.
- Star Ferry – Enjoy the chance to traverse Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon aboard one of the iconic Star Ferry boats. Incredibly, this service has been operational since 1888, and continues to retain its appeal and popularity among locals and international visitors (even as more modern infrastructure is available). A fun and up-close experience of the harbor, according to discoverhongkong.com, Star Ferry boat ride is considered one of ‘50 places of a lifetime’ by National Geographic.
- Ding Ding Tram – For another genuine Hong Kong experience, climb aboard a Ding Ding Tram for a ride through the city. Running east-west along the north shore of the island, gain a unique perspective of Hong Kong, while discovering what’s in a name. Ding Ding trams are so named for the fact that their bell is rung twice to warn pedestrians of their approach. Time to sit back and enjoy the ride!
- Escape to Lantau Island – Take the Ngong Ping cable car ride to Ngong Ping Plateau and make the trek to Po Lin Monastery, a Buddhist temple and complex still visited by devotees, for some quiet contemplation and reverence amidst the melee of the bustling big city of Hong Kong. While there, savor the opportunity to marvel at the Big Buddha Statue. Large by any standards, it’s believed to be the second largest outdoor Buddha in the world. The Wisdom Path is lined by upright timber posts inscribed with Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist sutras; it provides a glimpse into traditional spiritual influences which endure among local people today.
While time is always a premium on tour, we’ll help you make the most of every minute you travel with us, from pick up to drop off, and everything in between. Just ask us how.
Enjoy adventures beyond Hong Kong with a visit to Macau while you’re in the region. Located just over 60 kilometers across the Pearl River Delta, Macau shares close links with Hong Kong and has its own unique appeal, no doubt a function of the Portuguese influences, which extend back to the 16th century. Incredibly, Macau is the most densely populated region in the world. When you arrive in Macau, take time to explore its many landmarks, including the Ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral, Senado Square, and A-Ma Temple. The abiding influences of Macau’s Portuguese heritage are evident everywhere, including in the currency, which is still the Macau Pataca (or MOP), although the Hong Kong dollar is accepted here too. Macau holds huge appeal for travelers worldwide and offers many highlights. Here’s just a sample of what you can expect:
- A different kind of high speed – Jump aboard a high speed catamaran and travel across the water from Hong Kong to Macau. Early morning is an ideal time to make this adventurous trek. With new ferries being employed all the time, there’s every chance you’ll be sitting aboard the latest and greatest in marine technology when you perch high above the water in comfort. Enjoy the chance to be out on the water, taking in an altogether different perspective of Hong Kong and its counterpart, Macau.
- Taste of Macau – Savor fantastic dining options available in Macau, including a rich selection of international cuisines. Of course, there is local Macau food, however, you can also dive into the other options like a memorable dining experience at a Michelin-starred restaurant or the local sweet delicacy, pastéis de nata, the famous Portuguese egg tart to create a truly delicious travel food memory.
- Colorful Nights in Macau – Enjoy an evening out in Macau (or maybe two!) and take advantage of all that’s on offer here. Macau is famous for its casinos and even if you’re not willing to lay cards on the table, you may just enjoy wandering through to experience the hive of activity you’ll find here. Macau is home to the world’s largest water show, The House of Dancing Water. A production that’s been enjoyed by over 2 million theatregoers, this is a production that combines masterful acrobatics, drama, and music. For a total contrast in experience, immerse yourself in Macao’s continental vibe as you wander the Venice-style streets or visit one of the world’s finest resorts, the spectacular Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. If you do, be sure to make time for the incredible light show at the Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower.
- Rise to the top – Just as spectacular views are part of any Hong Kong tour, so it is in Macau too. Make time to stop at Macau Sky Tower. It’s the perfect place to create beautiful travel memories, or if you’re brave enough, take the plunge with the AJ Hackett Macau Tower bungee jump (not for the faint-hearted!).
Ready for adventure? Let’s book you in.
One of the great things about travel with ChinaTours.com is the flexibility we offer around tour bookings, regardless of whether you’ve opted for a private tour or custom experience. Any of our Hong Kong tours can be added to other travel arrangements in China, including as travel to individual destinations like Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, or as multi-day tours that stop at a number of other cities and regions, including Zhuhai and Guangzhou. If you’ve booked your Hong Kong tour with us, we can take care of every detail for add on travel, including domestic flights, high speed train trips, hotel accommodation, and tickets to a show. We can even book a special table for two in that must-try restaurant on your bucket list. Take the headaches and hassle out of booking your China travel and let the tour experts help. We’ve got this!
Few aspects of Hong Kong exemplify the east-meets-west philosophy like food so what better way to experience and savor local cuisine by collecting unique dining experiences on your travels.
Hong Kong enjoys its own culinary traditions. Think dim sum with its myriad of individual dishes. Braised chicken feet, cha siu baau, or wonton noodles anyone? Best sourced from a quality tea house, we can take you there. But don’t stop there. Enjoy these other traditional Hong Kong dishes:
- Fish balls – Compressed fish meat snacks eaten virtually every day by Hong Kongers.
- Pineapple buns – Firm on the outside and soft on the inside, pineapple buns are found in just about every bakery in Hong Kong. A definite must-eat in this city.
- Miniature wife cakes – A pastry with flaky skin made from pork lard and filled with a firm, chewy inside of almond paste and winter melon.
- Sweet tofu soup – Deceptively simple, yet satisfying and delicious too, this soup is more of a sweet syrup sprinkled with yellow sugar that complements the tofu’s flavor.
- Egg tart – A Hong Kong classic (whose origins are unknown, but most likely through British influences), the egg tart has been adapted to Chinese preferences. With both flaky pastry and short pastry varieties available, we challenge you to eat just one!
- Roast goose – Referred to by locals as siu ngoh, roast goose is a dish to be savored, and if you’re so inclined, accompanied by a thousand-year egg with ginger.
Of course, there are many more iconic dishes to be enjoyed on a Hong Kong tour, and we’d love to share them with you. Just ask us!