Example Itinerary

Classic Hong Kong

4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
Hong Kong

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.

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  • 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 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 the 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.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Perfect Views: The Rosewood Hong Kong is in a prime location, offering views of The Peak, Victoria Harbor, and Kowloon. Choose a room based on your view preference, or take a trip up to the 40th floor and the Manor Club, for wraparound panoramas of all angles.

Pampered Pets: A rarity for luxury hotels in Hong Kong, the Rosewood is pet-friendly and ideal if you're traveling with a furry friend. Special pet services include welcome treats, a sumptuous bed, recommendations of local pet-friendly bars and restaurants, as well as an in-house pet menu by Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Sandro Gamba.

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Rosewood Hong Kong Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

History: Constructed in 1928, at the height of British power and influence over the Far East, the Peninsula Hong Kong is an evocative, landmark hotel that is a prime example of British colonial architecture.

Location: Because of its location, the Peninsula offers prime views of nearby Victoria Harbour and the skyline of Hong Kong Island; in addition, it sits within walking distance to prime shopping and sights, particularly the landmark Star Ferry.

Tradition: One of its signature experiences is afternoon tea in its grand Lobby, a splendid relic of Hong Kong's colonial past.

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The Peninsula Hong Kong Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

History: Andre Fu's design showcases the works of some of Asia's best contemporary and ageless artists.

Service: Guests are provided round-the-clock service with a focus on efficiency and sustainability that begins with paperless check-in.

Location: Located above Pacific Place on the Queensway, Upper House is convenient to Admiralty MRT station and offers spectacular views of Victoria Harbor.

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The Upper House Preferred Hotel

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.

Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island

Day 3

Hong Kong Island

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


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.

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