Hong Kong Holidays

With one of the most iconic skylines on Earth, Hong Kong’s sweeping vistas and shooting skyscrapers are sure to impress.

If a single image could encapsulate Hong Kong, it would be the panorama from Victoria Peak; reached only by a 120-year-old funicular railway. Another must-see is the Symphony of Lights, free to enjoy every evening with the best view at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. To escape the hustle and bustle of city life, head to Stanley Market that has managed to maintain a quaint, small town feel offering a breath of fresh air. We also recommend jumping on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car for a sky-high perspective of the city; for the braver traveller, upgrade to a crystal cabin with a glass floor.

If you’re in need of some relaxation after a busy stay in Hong Kong, head to Koh Samui’s beautiful beaches; or why not extend your stay in China with a visit to Beijing or Shanghai?

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique

Cordis Hong Kong

Hong Kong

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£959 pp

Cordis Hong Kong
Middle Row Bar

Kowloon Hotel

Hong Kong

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,019 pp

Kowloon Hotel

The Peninsula, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,629 pp

The Peninsula, Hong Kong
Le 188° Restaurant & Lounge

Harbour Grand Hong Kong

Hong Kong

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£939 pp

Harbour Grand Hong Kong

Time Zone

GMT +6 hours.

Flight Time

Direct Carriers: Cathay Pacific offers up to 4 direct flights a day to Chek Lap Kok Airport. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic also offer direct flights. The average flight time is just under 12 hours.

Currency

HKD - Hong Kong Dollar

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Hong Kong.

Language

English is widely spoken.

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Hong Kong

Be prepared to be surprised by this eclectic city. Hong Kong has many popular attractions and sightseeing opportunities, the list of things to see and do is practically endless. Many of these are FREE to do. Did you know that many of the museums offer free entry on a Wednesday? Hong Kong Park is worth visiting – here you will find eight hectares of lush green scenery to explore. Drop into Man Mo temple; this is one of Hong Kong’s oldest temples and is completely free to visit. The city puts on a spectacular laser light show each and every night at 8pm. This brilliant multimedia show is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the ‘World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show’, where more than 40 buildings from both sides of the harbour are involved.

  • Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

    Rugby’s biggest party – The Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens

  • Hong Kong Peak Tram

    Victoria Peak

    As you’ll know, the imposing Victoria Peak is a must-see. Or at least the view from its peak – 396 metres above sea level - is. The ascent in the restored funicular is all part of the fun and the panorama over Kowloon is incredible.

  • Harbour Cruise

    The Hong Kong skyline is one of the most iconic and you’ll love seeing it from the water on a traditional Chinese junk boat. These red-sailed vessels host evening cruises - see the city aglow during the nightly Symphony of Lights show.

  • Hong Kong Shopping

    Great prices, endless choice and bargaining power are what Hong Kong shopping is all about.

  • Star Ferry

    The Star Ferry

    Aswell as being a very convenient way to get around, the clunky double-decker ferrys offer one of the world's most spectacular views, all for less than a pound.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
16ºC
29mm

Average weather in February

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Hong Kong
18ºC
57mm

Average weather in March

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Hong Kong
20ºC
43mm

Average weather in April

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Hong Kong
24ºC
120mm

Average weather in May

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
26ºC
218mm

Average weather in June

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
28ºC
463mm

Average weather in July

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
29ºC
496mm

Average weather in August

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
29ºC
569mm

Average weather in September

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
27ºC
358mm

Average weather in October

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
26ºC
137mm

Average weather in November

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
22ºC
24mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hong Kong
17ºC
37mm
  • Gary

    Destination Specialist

    “Take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to see the Big Buddha on Lantau Island. If you’re not afraid of heights take the crystal car which has a see-through floor.”

  • Katie

    Destination Specialist

    “A visit to Stanley is a great way to see another, quieter side of Hong Kong life and is just 35-minutes on the bus from central. There is a cute little market and lovely waterside restaurants.”

  • Emma, Destination Specialist

    Emma

    Destination Specialist

    “Venture up to Victoria Peak later in the day – once the cloud has melted away – for spectacular views over the city and harbour; and make sure you have plenty of space on your camera for hundreds of photos.”

Types of Hong Kong holidays

View of Hong Kong from Kowloon

Hong Kong Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

It costs HK$45 Hong Kong dollars (£4.50) for adults and KH$20 (£2) for children for a return ticket on the Peak Tram. The fee for a return Peak Tram Sky Pass is HK$90 (£9) for adults and HK$43 (£4.30) for children. This gives you access to The Sky Terrace 428, a 360-degree viewing platform. 

To get to Tian Tan Buddha, you need to take the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) to MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B. From here you can either take a steep bus ride on the New Lantao Bus 23 or take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. You then climb 268 steps to the Big Buddha statue. 

Average prices in  Hong Kong tend to be moderate to expensive, although there are cheaper places to be found if you know where to look. A cappuccino in a coffee shop will cost around HKD$35, and a bottle of water in the region of HKD$7. 

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