Tours in Hong Kong

A sea of mirrored glass, buzzing neon and soaring steel structures, set alongside ancient shrines, Buddhist temples and verdant forests – Hong Kong is an incredible amalgamation of extremes: old and new;  Eastern and Western culture; city and country.

Revel in the relentless energy and shimmering lights, as the city pulses around you, before escaping the bustle to wander through one of Hong Kong’s calmer, traditional open-air markets.

Hop aboard the historic Peak Tram and ride up Victoria Peak to the Sky Terrace 428, enjoying spectacular panoramic vistas of Hong Kong and its surrounding islands – Cheung Chau, Lamma and Lantau. If you’re up to the challenge, make your way over to Ngong Ping at Lantau Island, climbing the 268 steps up to the Tian Tan Buddha (a 112 foot high bronze statue watching over China and its sweeping mountain ranges), making sure to enter its three enlightening halls of the Universe, Benevolent Merit and Remembrance underneath.

Journey back to Tsim Sha Tsui’s waterfont promenade in time for the moving colours of the Symphony of Lights – a free and exuberant nightly light show beaming from the top of Hong Kong’s metallic skyscrapers.

Experience Hong Kong as part of a historical journey across China, visiting the giant pandas of Chengdu Panda Base, the extraordinary Terracotta Army of Xi’an, the awe-inspiring Great Wall, and the ancient Forbidden Palace in Beijing.

Alternatively, combine your Hong Kong adventure with a relaxing stay on the paradise island of Bali; bask on the sun-soaked golden sands of Nusa Dua beach and experience world-class scuba diving among mola mola, sharks and manta ray.

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“If you fancy a break from the hectic streets of Hong Kong, visit Lantau. It’s such a contrast to the bright lights and noise of the city, strolling through traditional Chinese villages with homes built on stilts.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Consider getting an Octopus card. These are prepaid cards that are accepted all across Hong Kong, and you can use them for transport, dining and shopping. It saves you so much time, especially if you buy one from the airport, before you head into the city.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Make sure to buy Victoria Peak tram tickets in advance – the queue for tickets can often be lengthy, and even more so on the weekends.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The name Hong Kong translates to ‘Fragrant Harbour’, a fact historians attribute to the city’s incense production and the sweet aromas the factories gave off. Today, Hong Kong is a jungle of glass and steel, known for its skyline and the speed at which it embraced modernity and innovation – constantly pushing the boundaries of technological advancement, all the while preserving its unique and fascinating cultural foundations through its ancient temples and shrines, and fragrant, flavourful cuisine.

Hong Kong has a separate currency to mainland China. China’s official currency is the renminbi, often referred to as the ‘yuan’, while Hong Kong’s official currency is the Hong Kong dollar. While many businesses have begun accepting renminbi, (due to the influx of western tourists visiting from mainland China), we advise you to take Hong Kong dollars with you, for the sake of convenience and avoiding considerable conversion rates.

Hong Kong may be situated in south-eastern China, but it has maintained autonomy under China’s ‘one country, two systems’ governing system. The country has retained its own currency, legal system, passport, and identity/representation, for example it has its own Olympic team. There is an international border between Hong Kong and China – should you intend to visit China from Hong Kong, you will need a visa.

Hong Kong gives visitors the best of both worlds – urban explorers will marvel at the enormous glass skyscrapers, hypnotic lights and fast pace of the city, while culture vultures can venture out and experience traditional Chinese villages, markets and shrines, set among spectacular mountain ranges.

Why you'll love Hong Kong...

• Hiking up to the Tian Tan Buddha
• Exploring the fascinating halls of the Universe, Benevolent Merit and Remembrance
• Riding the historic Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak
• Watching the dazzling Symphony of Lights
• Browsing traditional Chinese arts, crafts, clothing and souvenirs at Stanley Market
• Trekking up Jardine’s Lookout for breath-taking views of Hong Kong from afar
• Trying delicious Hong Kong street food, such as egg tarts, curry fish balls and siu mai (steamed dumplings)
• Boarding the Star Ferry to Victoria Harbour for unhindered views of the Hong Kong skyline
• Hopping on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car for a sky-high perspective of the city
• Family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland
• Relaxing with a view in one of the city’s many rooftop bars and restaurants
• Strolling through the old stilt villages in Lantua

Did you know...

• Hong Kong’s MTR subway systems has a 99.9 percent on-time record.
• You can get married in any of Hong Kong’s McDonald’s restaurants, and many couples already have.
• You can be served by robot waiters in Hong Kong’s Robot Kitchen.

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