Classic Hong Kong

Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
From $3,800
Interests
Heritage
Destinations
Hong Kong
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The pearl of the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong transformed from a sleepy village into a 21st century world-class city and international hub of finance and commerce. Its rich culture, colonial heritage, tumultuous history, and unwavering spirit are captured in this four day Classic Hong Kong journey. Marvel at its spectacular skyline, take a sampan around a fishing village, experience dim sum culture, shop the hectic markets of Mongkok, and much more.

Highlights

  • Living History: Before modern ferries and yachts came the humble sampan, a small Chinese wooden boat that was the signature of old Hong Kong and way of life. Board one of these remaining vessels for a tour around a harbor that houses a fishing community that live on these boats, a unique “floating village” and relic of its time. 
  • Famous Waters: Victoria Harbor is one of the world’s most renowned deep-water harbors and Hong Kong’s signature landmark. What better way to cross this historic harbor than on the iconic green and white Star Ferry.  
  • Mongkok’s Neon Nights: A frenzied atmosphere of outdoor markets, street food carts, fluorescent noodle restaurants, darkened bars, and endless pedestrians washed a-glow by orange lights and flashing neon signs overhead has become a characteristic nighttime city scene synonymous with Hong Kong.

Day-to-Day

Day 1 Hong Kong Island

Arrive in one of Asia's most notable and exciting business capitals, Hong Kong, and check in to your luxury hotel. Once settled in, begin your survey of Hong Kong from the top of Victoria Peak where you can take in views of the cityscape and waterfront. Then, take in lesser visited sights of Hong Kong island away from the skyscrapers: from Repulse Bay, one of the most expensive residential areas in the world, to the humble fishing village of Aberdeen. Get on a private sampan and cruise in the harbor for a closer look at where people still live and work on boats. For a unique experience, opt for a seafood meal on a floating restaurant. Wrap up the day at Stanley market, a popular local favorite which offers a relaxed outdoor shopping and dining scene along a promenade.

Day 2 Hong Kong Island

Embark on a tour around Central, seeking both the historical and the modern in the frenetic business and retail heart crammed with skyscrapers, art galleries, trendy restaurants, and boutiques. Take a ride on the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world, the Mid-Levels escalator. For lunch, we suggest a quintessential Hong Kong dim sum meal at one of the many famous shops. The baskets of delicate dumplings and bite-sized snacks enjoyed with fragrant tea is the great pastime of locals. If you wish, take a lesson and try your hand at making dim sum. Stop at a traditional medicine shop where you can learn about herbal remedies still used to treat ailments and balance one's chi. In the evening, don't miss the Symphony of Lights, the world's largest permanent light and sound show broadcast nightly. If you wish, join a shared cruise or charter a private vessel to enjoy the show from the harbor for the best vantage point.

Day 3 Kowloon

Today, cross Victoria Harbor on the classic Star Ferry to explore Kowloon. Arrive at Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). The immediate waterfront's promenade is also known as Avenue of Stars which honors celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. Then, head over to Mongkok district, a bustling scene of street food, buildings studded with neon signboards, and markets galore. Take your pick from bargain markets, flower market, even bird and goldfish markets. Make a visit at Chi Lin Nunnery, one of the most impressive monastery complexes in Hong Kong, before taking a trip to Lantau island. Roughly twice the size of Hong Kong Island with only 1/10th of the population, Lantau offers a quiet and natural setting for locals to get away for hiking and biking. Here, visit the Tian Tan Buddha, a large bronze statue that crowns the island, as well as the Po Lin monastery next to it. If you wish, we suggest having dinner at one of the restaurants at Tai O Village, known for its vast variety of fresh seafood.

Day 4 Departure

Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying more of Hong Kong's shops and restaurants before your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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