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Classic Hong Kong & Macao

Enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of incredible Hong Kong, and the fascinating colonial history of charming Macao, on this action-packed 4-day luxury itinerary. Markets, temples, shopping, casinos and even feng shui lessons are all a part of this luxury Hong Kong and Macao holiday. 

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  • Stay in some of the most luxurious hotels Asia has to offer
  • Pick up some designer wear on a bespoke shopping tour of Hong Kong
  • Experience authentic Chinese culture with a cooking and feng shui class
  • Pay your respects to age-old temples and shrines
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Arrive in one of Asia's most notabl and exciting business capitals, Hong Kong, and check in to your luxury hotel. We recommend either the Mandarin Oriental, or Upper House, both excellent choices for a comfortable stay. Once settled in, embark on a half-day historical walking tour of the city, before climbing Victoria Peak on the steep tram ride that affords stunning views of Hong Kong’s famed cityscape. Next, take a ride on the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world, the Mid-Levels escalator. Finish your day off with some retail therapy on a bespoke shopping tour, before retiring to your hotel.

Day 2

After a gourmet breakfast, explore more of Hong Kong today. Start with a tour of the city’s art galleries, which are plentiful and feature a vast array of art styles, both local and international. Then, head to the wet markets, traditional fresh food markets frequented by the locals. This should supply you with motivation for what’s up next: an authentic Chinese cooking class! Finish off your introduction to Chinese culture with a lesson from a feng shui master.

Day 3

Head to Kowloon today, where you’ll check in to the luxurious Peninsula Hotel. Get acquainted with this part of the city with a visit to Kowloon’s bird, flower, and goldfish markets. Next up, stop at Chi Lin Nunnery, a large Buddhist complex and observe its unique architecture, the only of its kind in the city. Finally, pay a visit to Wong Tai Sin temple, one of the city’s most famous shrines.

Day 4

Take a short trip to neighboring Macao today, and transfer to your luxury room at the Mandarin Oriental Macao. Pay a visit to Kum Yam Buddhist Temple, dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.  Observe the iconic Macao Tower at sunset, and after dusk, it’s time to try your luck at the city’s famous casinos, and see how Macao got the nickname of “Monte Carlo of the Orient”.  


Suggested Accommodations

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Upper House

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

The iconic Mandarin Oriental has been the standard-bearer for hotels in Hong Kong since it opened its doors in 1963. Just 40 minutes from Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG), the Mandarin Oriental sits in the heart of Central, Hong Kongs financial district, and has 502 rooms and suites decorated with modern Asian touches, such as Chinois day bed loungers that easily convert into sofa beds, and views of the city and/or Victoria Harbor. The Mandarin Spa offers a full suite of spa and beauty services based on traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic healing therapies, and has eight private treatment rooms including two couples' suites, each with private steam shower and tub. There are 10 distinct restaurants and bars, including Man Wah, the hotels exquisite Cantonese restaurant on the 25th floor, the elegant Krug Room, which serves special tasting menus paired with Krug champagnes, and The Mandarin Cake Shop, which displays its myriad of freshly baked treats like jewelry in gorgeous glass cases. Other facilities and amenities include a fitness center, indoor heated pool on the top floor, wi-fi access everywhere, and IT butlers to assist you with any technological queries you may have.


The Upper House

Opened in 2009, Hong Kong’s hip and luxurious Upper House is the sister hotel of Beijing’s Opposite House. Occupying floors 38 to 49 of the Pacific Place tower in Admiralty, Upper House was designed by architect Andre Fu, dubbed by Conde Nast Traveler as an “Asian design sensation.” His meticulous design is intended to evoke the intimacy and tranquility of a private home high above the hectic city. Each of the hotel’s 117 rooms, including 21 suites and two penthouses, has a dramatic harbour view or city view. Amenities in every room include an iPod Touch with custom music playlists, hotel and area information; 42-inch LCD TVs with surround sound, video-on-demand and PC, camcorder and MP3 connectivity; and choice of broadband or wireless Internet. On the property’s 49th floor, Café Gray Deluxe is helmed by chef Gray Kunz, featuring a 46-foot-long open kitchen and bar of the same length, as well as a private dining room for up to 12. Upper House’s atrium presents a 10-storey sculpture by Hiroshiwata Sawada, and each room’s decor includes a unique sandstone sculpture by Marvin Mintofang. There is also a gym with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Upper House is approximately 40 minutes from Chek Lap Kok International Airport.

The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong

The iconic Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui has been hosting dignitaries and other well-heeled travelers to Hong Kong since 1928 when it was deemed "the finest hotel east of Suez" Guests can stay in the classic structure still standing from that time, or in a room in the 30-story tower rising over the original hotel with sweeping views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour. There are 300 sumptuous rooms and eight restaurants, which are some of the best in the city: Spring Moon for Cantonese, Gaddi's for French, Felix for contemporary international cuisine, and the Lobby for afternoon tea, a Hong Kong institution. The ground floor and first floor constitute the Peninsula Shopping Arcade filled with boutiques offering the world's finest luxury items. The Peninsula Spa is another "must-do" on guests' itineraries, and the property's wellness facilities also include a fully equipped fitness center and indoor pool with sauna. The hotel is also distinguished by its fleet of signature Rolls Royces, painted in a distinctive hue known as "Peninsula green" and which guests may hire. The property is an hour away from Chek Lap Kok airport (HKG).

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