The harbor city of Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China. Before the transfer of sovereignty to China in 1997, Hong Kong had been a British colony for nearly 150 years. Today, Hong Kong is a popular tourist destination for people around the world.
Hong Kong is famous for its great food. If you love Chinese cuisine, especially dim sum, Hong Kong is the place to be! During this stopover tour, you will get a chance to visit famous places of interests in Hong Kong, such as the Victoria Peak (Top Levels), Repulse Bay, Golden Bauhinia, Kowloon City, and the Jewellery Factory.
In the evening, marvel at the view of the brightly-lit Hong Kong skyscrapers or visit the night market where you can practice your haggling skill!
Day 1: Arrival in Hong Kong
Day 2: Hong Kong City Tour
Day 3: Departure
Transfers, Accommodation, Tours, English-speaking Guide, Many meals
Upon arriving in Hong Kong, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free and easy at your own leisure.
Airport transfer • Accommodation
After breakfast, start the day with ride up the world’s steepest funicular railway to Hong Kong’s world-famous Peak view point. Enjoy heavenly views from the top of the island before making your descent and visiting Repulse Bay, named after the British warship HMS Repulse. While you're at it, learn more about this famous vessel that was instrumental in thwarting pirates that plundered the area in the early days of colonial settlement.
Next, we continue to Stanley Market and browse through the colourful maze of stalls in search of bargains. Strike a few bargains haggling with local vendors before heading to the Aberdeen Fishing Village, where visitors can get a taste of local life in Hong Kong’s fishing villages.
Afterwards, we will head to a local jewelry factory and marvel at the incredible range of hand-crafted gems made in-house before heading back to your hotel.
Transfers • Tour • English-speaking Guide
Breakfast • Lunch
After breakfast and checking out, we will transfer you to the Hong Kong International Airport to catch your flight home or to your next destination.
Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbour, which is not surprising, as the place is known for its natural harbor and glittering skyline. The region is a mix of different personalities namely Chinese and Cantonese, after being a British colony. It is a major tourist destination and hub in East Asia, with connections to many cities in the world, that’s why it is called Asia’s World City.
A place where East meets West, Hong Kong reflects Chinese roots and British influences. Feng Shui is still taken seriously, so with Ba gua mirrors, buildings without 4 in floor number and others. However, the region is recognized as an entertainment hub, with cultural institutions such as Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Find out what this tourist destination has in store for visitors, besides its landmarks – Victoria Peak and Hong Kong Island.
After being colonized by Great Britain, China regained sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997, making it a Special Administrative Region of China. The Hong Kong International Airport, or Chek Lap Kok is the main gateway to the region. Getting around it is not a problem because of its efficient public transport system. Hong Kong is home to around 7 million people based on 2014 population. Two official spoken languages are used, Cantonese and English, while currency is Hong Kong dollar.
The perfect itinerary to Asia’s World City should include harbor and skyscraper views, plus visits to themed attractions, street markets and skyscrapers. Top attractions have been pulled out to make things easier.
For historic sightseeing in Hong Kong, different museums can be visited, and that include Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Heritage Museum. These sites are enough to learn about the place’s fascinating past. Museums of unique theme and format are also found in Hong Kong. Heritage sites offer tourists another way to explore the culture and ancient past of the region. There’s Ping Shan Heritage Trail, Tsang Tai Uk, which is a walled village and several old temples.
Hong Kong is not all skyscrapers and dazzling lights. A large percentage of the region is countryside. It is actually home to magnificent landscapes and picturesque natural scenery. Lantau Island is a great destination for relaxation. It has fishing villages and open countryside, secluded beaches and even monasteries. Numerous outdoor activities can be done here. Dolphin lovers should check out Chinese White Dolphins in Tung Chung while nature enthusiasts can go to Lamma Island, Tung Lung Island and the New Territories.
Kids and the kids at heart enjoy their visit to Hong Kong’s world-class themed attractions. Disneyland Resort is on top of the list, for who can resist the happiest place on earth? It is complete with two hotels, park and lake centre. Ocean Park is another must-see site, which boasts of large aquariums and thrilling rides. For a different kind of park, Ngong Ping is worth the visit. It is Buddhist-themed, featuring Imperial Chinese structures and interactive demos and shows, and of course, restaurants.
Hong Kong also has its version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame; it is called Avenue of Stars. It offers a twist because it is set in the seaside, with fantastic views of Victoria Harbour during the day and night.