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Hong Kong: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

1. Hong Kong: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy access to Hong Kong’s open-top sightseeing bus tour routes and see all of the city’s iconic landmarks and places at your own pace. Your pass allows you to hop-on and off on 3 different sightseeing tour routes through Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Travel along the Hong Kong Island route, known as the Red Route, explore the Blue Route of Kowloon, and take the Green Route through Stanley. Your ticket also comes with a complimentary Star Ferry ride and fast track ticket to the Peak Tram.  Plan your day and visit the sites that you wish to see, from Victoria Harbor, to Victoria Peak or Sky100 Observatory Deck, to glamorous shopping malls - where your complimentary rewards booklet, with substantial retail, leisure, and dining discounts will come in handy. The Red Route takes 1.5 hours, the Aberdeen & Stanley Tour Green Route takes 1.5 hours and the Kowloon Tour Blue Route takes 1 hour without hopping off. Select the deluxe option to learn about the local cultures and hear stories on a free walking tour in Central SoHo and Sheung Wan, with local tasty street food snack and drink. Hong Kong Island Tour - Red Route: • Central Star Ferry Pier 7 • Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center • Causeway Bay-Sogo • Park Lane Hotel • Wan Chai Computer Center • Peak Tram Lower Terminus • Mid-Levels Escalator • Lan Kwai Fong & Soho Stanley & Aberdeen Tour - Green Route: • Central Star Ferry Pier 7 • Peak Tram Lower Terminus • Ocean Park • Repulse Bay • Stanley • Aberdeen Kowloon Tour - Blue Route: • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade • The Peninsula • Langham Place • Temple Street • Sky100 • Hankow Road • Mody Road

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Ngong Ping: Cable Car Return (Crystal/Standard/each 1-way)

2. Ngong Ping: Cable Car Return (Crystal/Standard/each 1-way)

Ngong Ping Cable Car is a visually spectacular 5.7km bi-cable ropeway. The first of its kind in Hong Kong, the cable car journey begins from Tung Chung, crossing Tung Chung Bay to reach the angle station on Airport Island and turning about 60 degrees in the air towards North Lantau. If you are looking for something to complete your Hong Kong attractions list, you should definitely enjoy some of the stunning views offered on this joyful 25-minute ride: the vistas of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling grassland slopes of North Lantau Country Park from the cable car slowly take over from the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey also offers a breathtaking panorama of the Hong Kong International Airport, the mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha and 360-degree views of Ngong Ping Plateau. Enhance the experience by adding the meal voucher for a set meal before check-out.  Standard Cabin The Standard Cabin cable car ride is the perfect start for your Hong Kong day tour. Crystal Cabin Equipped with a glass bottom, the all new Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin is designed to give an astonishing bird’s eye view. Feel the magic of the boundless sea and the rolling grassland slopes right underneath your feet. The new perspective allows you to look at extraordinarily uncluttered scenery, including the majestic Tian Tan Buddha, as if you were flying.

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Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

3. Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

Meet your group and guide at the Hang Hau MTR Station around 9:00AM. From there you can get ready for your 8-hour kayaking adventure as you follow your guide to Sai Kung ferry Pier before taking a 20-minute ride to the Sai Kung Country Park. Once there you'll begin at Pak Lap Wan Beach where your kayak and equipment will be waiting for you, before hopping into your kayak and paddling out into the water with instructions from your guide. See awesome rock formations and dramatic seas arches, and maneuver your way through some cool sea caves. You might even spot some coral beds and sea life as your cruise. After paddling for a while, take a break on Long Ke Wan Beach, which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches of Hong Kong. Depending on weather conditions and the group/individual's ability, you might be able to explore different areas of the park. With abundant sea life, scattered coral beds, and beaches aplenty, there is more than enough to fill a day.

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Hong Kong: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

4. Hong Kong: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Hong Kong's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics like Dimsum and Pineapple buns and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Central Escalator, Dried Food Street, and Slab Stone Street, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

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From Hong Kong: Sai Kung Wild Beaches Customizable Adventure

5. From Hong Kong: Sai Kung Wild Beaches Customizable Adventure

Discover the idyllic and remote Sai Kung peninsula, arguably the crown Jewel of rural Hong Kong. With no roads within the region's outer reaches, the only way to access this stretch of white sandy beaches is to hike or arrive by boat. First, meet your guide in downtown Hong Kong and set off on your customizable day trip. Make the boat crossing to the Sai Kung peninsula and marvel at the incredible mountains, waterfalls, beaches, and unique rock formations. Spend the day exploring this remote stretch of white sand beaches - a must-do activity for those with an interest in nature and the outdoors. With so many options of things to do, mix up your itinerary according to what experience you're looking for and what the weather conditions are like on the day. The local supplier will be in touch once a booking is placed to organize your trip with you.

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Hong Kong: Customised Private Walking Tour

6. Hong Kong: Customised Private Walking Tour

Discover Hong Kong, also known as the “fragrant harbor” in Cantonese, on a private customizable tour. This bustling metropolis can be difficult to navigate for newcomers. With the help of your professional local guide, hack the city's transportation system and get to know an authentic side to the city.  Choose from a 2, 4, or 8-hour tour. Arrange to meet your guide at the location of your choice and embark on a fascinating journey together through the city. This private tour allows you to choose the sights and activities you want to experience in advance, without wasting time on those you’d rather skip. Your guide will craft the best schedule for you based on your location and personal interests.

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Kowloon: Private Night Markets & Street Food Experience

7. Kowloon: Private Night Markets & Street Food Experience

Meet your local host at your hotel or a convenient meeting point to be decided. Then begin your personalized adventure of one of Hong Kong's most vibrant neighborhoods. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Although you will see well-known streets and markets, your local host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won't find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. Begin the tour by getting a little lost, exploring the tiny shops and market stalls in little side streets and back alleys, as well as the most famous night markets in Mong Kok. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs and treasures to take home or just soak up the atmosphere. Then, head to Dundas Street and explore the gaai, or back alleys, where you'll find tiny bars selling drinks ranging from herbal medicines to beers. Eat your way around a traditional night markets where vendors sell all the classics like steamed crab, cheung fun (chewy rice noodles), siu mai (a street version of a steamed dim sum classic), and fried octopus tentacles. This is where you’ll find some of the best food in the city, all at a local price. Get some tips and tricks where you can continue the night as this is one of the best districts in the city to party. Your host will share local secrets with you, like where the locals go at 5 AM to eat fried squid balls after a night of partying, and where the best underground clubs are.

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The Best of Hong Kong: Private Tour with a Local Guide

8. The Best of Hong Kong: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Choose a private tour of Hong Kong with a duration of 4 to 8 hours. Let your local host show you a side of Hong Kong that you will love. When you book this tour, you will be contacted with questions about your preferences and interests. A like-minded and vetted local host who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be handpicked and assigned to you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Based on the things that you would like to see and do a personalized itinerary will be built just for you. During the tour, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, you have the flexibility of changing the itinerary.

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Hong Kong: Aberdeen Audio-Guided Tour and Houseboat Visit

9. Hong Kong: Aberdeen Audio-Guided Tour and Houseboat Visit

On this journey, you’ll be taken to landmarks that embody each era of the floating village in Aberdeen Harbor. Dive deeper into the harbor’s history with expert commentary provided by audio guide. Be transported through the area’s past and present, to experience the way of life of local fishermen. Glide through the harbor on a sampan boat. Visit a replica of a traditional houseboat to experience what it was like to live on water. See fishermen traversing the waters, hear the waves crashing against the sides of the houseboat, and taste the salty air on your tongue with this one-of-a-kind trip. Select the lunch option to enjoy a local dish of noodles onboard the traditional boat, before returning to shore.

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Hong Kong: Big Buddha Private Hiking Tour from Tung Chung

10. Hong Kong: Big Buddha Private Hiking Tour from Tung Chung

Escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Hong Kong with a hike into the hills and see the famous ‘Big Buddha’, a bronze statue that measures 112 feet in height. Meet your guide at the Tung Chung MTR station before starting the hike up to The Big Buddha. Follow the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail as it climbs 4.4 miles uphill towards the statue. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills, Tung Chung Bay, Hong Kong airport and the longest bridge in the world - the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. At the top, marvel at the main attraction – the Big Buddha. Known locally as the Tian Tan Buddha, it is one of the largest outdoor Buddha statues in the world. The huge statue is said to symbolize the harmonious relationship between man and nature as well as people and faith. After taking in the sights at the Big Buddha, head right across to the Po Lin Monastery. One of the most important monasteries in the area, it’s known for its sacred Buddhist icons, stately courtyard, and in-house vegetarian restaurant. The last stop on the tour is the Wisdom Path. Just a short walk away from the monastery, this path is known for its 38 wooden columns that each hold verses from the centuries-old Heart Sutra. Listen as the guide translates the verses, invoking words of wisdom and prayer.

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What people are saying about Hong Kong

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 349 reviews

What a fantastic time. I booked on a different tour, which cancelled due to low numbers, but when I rebooked on this one I was pleasantly surprised that I was the only person on the tour. Sandy, my guide, was lovely. Full of conversations and explaining everything and everywhere that I went. Encouraging me to try new and exotic dishes (Chicken foot soup). Helping me understand how things are made, where items are imported from and even allowed me venture into a kitchen, and behind the scenes of a live market. All really interesting and would thoroughly recommend this.

it was an exhilarating experience from the easy interactive process of booking as well as enjoying the actual trip with the cable car. The atmosphere at the destination was so peaceful and relaxing. A must for travelers.

Evangeline was the perfect host. We walked in the town a lot, took the metro to Kowloon and visited the Peak. Definitely worth having a guide for us as we were only in HK for a day and a half and we used the time well.

Ben was great, very helpful and really tried hard to make sure we hadvthe best experience according to our individual needs.

The view is breathtaking. Be aware that at busy times there is a queue but is worth the wait.