Hong Kong is a bilingual and compact city. With our efficient transportation system, it is easy to get around even for first time visitors. We have therefore offered a number of optional half day/full day tours so that you can mix and match to offer maximum flexibility. Most tours are offered with minimum 2 persons up (except those marked with '*'), and are daily tours (except Coastlines of the early 18th century, as the Museum closes every Thursday).
Optional Full Day/Half Day Momentous Hong Kong Tours
Hong Kong Cultural and Historical Tours
|1. History of Hong Kong Tours (Half Day)*||Find out the colonial history of Hong Kong, and how Hong Kong developed into a modern metropolis.|
|2. Travelling Through Time in Central (Half Day)||Side track into the narrow lanes and back street of Central, to find out early European settlements and the 'East Meets West' activities.|
|3. The Old Victoria City Tour (Half Day Guided Walk)||Explore the unique characteristics of the former Victoria City and the Sino/European trade which flourished in the early 19th century.|
|4. Coastlines of the Early 18th Century (Half Day)*||Visit the Museum of Coastal Defence which was once an important battlefield during the Battle for Hong Kong in 1941, followed by a walk along the former coastline of the 18th Century Hong Kong|
|5. Kowloon Markets Walk (Half Day Guided Walk)||Local markets are the best way to experience life of the local people. This tour takes you to three of the major markets, each with its own local characteristics.|
|6. Highlights of Tsimshatsui Promenade (Half Day Guided Walk)||A leisure walk along the waterfront promenade for the views of the Victoria Harbour, while passing some of the landmarks of the city, including the 1881 Heritage, the Victorian style Former Marine Headquarters.|
|7. Six Days War of 1899 (Half Day)||The British occupation of Hong Kong was not a straightforward one. There were numerous combats between the British and the local indigenous. This tour re-tells the story of one of the major combats in the New Territories as well as exploring an indigenous village in Hong Kong to find out our culture and heritage.|
|1. The Great Outdoor (Lantau Island) Half Day||Take the cable car which meanders through the country park of Hong Kong, with views of rolling green hills and the South China Sea. You'll then arrive the Centre of Buddhist culture in Hong Kong: the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha.|
|2. The Fishermen's Tale (Cheung Chau Island) Half day||Cheung Chau Island retains the ambience of Hong Kong' s past as a fishing village, with smell of seafood, Tin Hau Temple, beaches, local markets and beautiful coastline, an ideal location for a great day out.|
|3. Lantau Hiking Tour (Mui Wo to Discovery Bay) (6 hours)||The hike will take you through beautiful sandy beach, local village, the Trappist Monastery (home to a number of Roman Catholic monks of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance who came to Hong Kong from China to upkeep their faith and religion), views of other outlying islands and the coastlines, bush walking, and finish at a modern settlement with alfresco restaurants along the waterfront facing a beach where a lunch can be arranged to pamper yourself after the hike. Difficulty: Moderate.|
|4. Lamma Hiking Tour (Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan)||The tour will take you to two major villages on Lamma Island: Yung Shue Wan which is a blend of East and West due to increasing number of expatriate settlement, and Sok Kwu Wan, a traditional fishing village with a number of local seafood restaurants to reward yourself after the exercise. Difficulty: Easy.|
Our Neighbours (full day tour from Hong Kong):
|1. Shopping Tour to Shenzhen (8 hours with Lunch)||Just one hour by train, our neighbour Shenzhen is the shopping paradise of the locals and overseas visitors. In addition to local shopping malls, we'll also take you to two budding local artists' communities: the OCT and the Dafen Villages. The former is a testing ground for young entrepreneurs and designers, while the later is a cluster of artists who do a wide range of paintings commissioned.|
|2. The Hakka Heritage in Shenzhen (Full day with Lunch and Dinner)||After exploring the Hakka heritage in Hong Kong, we'll take you to their roots in Shenzhen, where you'll visit a big local Hakka Village, followed by a stop at a Museum in Shenzhen for a throughout understanding of the local folk culture and customs, as well as History of Hong Kong. Enjoy the biggest evening show 'Dancing Dragons and Phoenix' at the China Folk Cultural Village after dinner before returning to Hong Kong.|
|3. Macau World Heritage Tour (8 hours with Lunch)||A former Portuguese colony, Macau is a popular short break destination for Hong Kong residents and overseas visitors, with its unique Mediterranean ambience. The Historical Centre of Macau, with its unique blend of Chinese / Portuguese culture, squares, churches and temples, is awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005 as a "unique testimony to meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West".|
Remarks: Visa free visits to China can be arranged with group of 3 persons or up.
Hong Kong Fast Fact
At the mouth of the Pearl River on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong is made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, and 262 outlying islands, covering an area of 1,104 sq. km.
Some 170 countries and territories enjoy visa-free access for stays of between seven and 180 days. However, all visitors must have a passport that is valid for at least one month after the period of their intended stay in Hong Kong. For further details of visa requirements, please check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. Early December is one of the best time: cool, dry with occasional cold fronts. For more information about the Hong Kong weather, please visit the Hong Kong Observatory website.
Hong Kong dollar (HK$), which is linked to the US dollar at a rate of about 7.75 HKD to 1 USD. 24-hour automated teller machines are conveniently located throughout the territory.
|Traveller's cheque and credit card||
All leading banks and hotels accept Traveller's cheques. Major credit cards such as American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Diners Club are also widely acceptable.
Visitors can use the public phones which cost only HK$1 for five minutes, or use the phone in the hotel room, which usually make a charge. International Direct Dial (IDD) service to most countries and regions of the world is available at most of the hotels.
Most hotels provide broadband Internet access for a fee. Visitors can also access the Internet for free in some MTR stations, and at many coffee shops in town. Free WiFi service is available at HK International Airport and some busy MTR stations such as Causeway Bay, Central, Tsim Sha Tsui etc. There is also Free GovWiFi service in some government buildings including some public libraries.
The standard electrical voltage in HK is 220 volts AC, 50HZ. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-type plug. Inexpensive adaptors can be bought at supermarkets or grocery stores in Hong Kong.
9am - 5pm or longer on weekdays, and 9am - 1pm on Saturdays. Major banks are open 9am - 4:30pm on weekdays, 9am - 12:30pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays and public holidays.
|Official languages||English and Chinese|
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A visit to Hong Kong is not complete without seeing mainland China. Why not combine your holiday with a tour to China?