The city where east meets west

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.

Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens in April 2018 - if you would like to be at one of the worlds most exciting sporting events, we can arrange this for you. Either as a quick visit - or as part of a longer itinerary.

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?

Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +6 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Hong Kong

Top Tips from our Experts

Caroline

Destination Executive

“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

“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

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. 

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

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Cordis Hong Kong

The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel

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The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel

Dorsett Wanchai

Hong Kong

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Dorsett Wanchai
Swimming pool

Harbour Grand Hong Kong

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Harbour Grand Hong Kong

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