The Peak Tram Sky Pass provides tourists with the deluxe Victoria Peak sightseeing experience. The pass combines a trip on the legendary tram with access to the Sky Terrace 428. The terrace is Hong Kong’s premier viewpoint and offers full 360° panoramas of the territory and the surrounding islands. The combo-ticket is available from official tour agents and Garden Road Station.
A harbour evening tour in Hong Kong is an enjoyable trip that takes in the spectacular Symphony of Lights extravaganza. The show is scheduled for 20:00 every evening and sees more than 40 of the loftiest skyscrapers on the shores of Victoria Harbour erupt into a synchronised and colourful light show. Various operators run harbour cruises in the evenings. Star Ferry's Shining Star is one of the favourites with visitors. Passengers also have the choice of dinner aboard the vessel. Departure piers for the Shining Star are piers at Hung Hom and North Point.
Those willing to splash some cash, can take a Hong Kong Island helicopter tour for a bird’s eye perspective of the fantastic sea and landscapes of this corner of the world. People have the choice of three categories of tour. The first is the standard shared option of a seat aboard a six-seat MD902. The second is a private flight and the supreme is aboard a chopper piloted by celeb actor Michael Wong. Depending on the tour, helicopters for the 15-minute flights take off from the Peninsula Hotel’s helipad or Wanchai Heliport.
The tour of Cheung Chau Island takes visitors to a part of Hong Kong that has been left untouched by the passage of time. There are few cars on this small island and after arrival via boat from Hong Kong visitors will walk to sights like the late 18th century Pak Tai Temple and Tung Wan Beach for a swim. Tours of Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong typically include a short voyage on a sampan to a historic fishing village and Cheung Po Tsai Cave. Tour operators pick up from most Hong Kong Hotels for the 45-minute ferry trip to Cheung Chau’s port.
Traditional Crafts Tour in Hong Kong takes visitors on a tour of heritage artisans’ studios and tailors’ workshops. The tours illustrate how shoes, suits, household tools and even calligraphy and signs were created a century or more ago. The bulk of the crafts tour operators also include an archetypal Hong Kong breakfast or lunch and a meander around Mong Kok’s Ladies’ Market on their itineraries.
Despite the fact Hong Kong International Airport was built on reclaimed land close to the north shore of Lantau Island, the island itself has retained its countryside aura and has a number of peerless heritage draws. A five-hour Tai O Eco Tour: Lantau Island and Fishing Villages from Kowloon typically covers a trip on the cable-car to Ngong Ping and the landmark giant Tian Tan Buddha statue. Other ports of call are Tai O Village of stilted houses and the nearby mangrove forests and swamps.
The Asian gambling mecca of Macau faces Hong Kong from the opposite side of the Pearl River delta. The big casinos are nowadays mostly on the Cotai Strip, yet older ones such as the Hotel Lisboa still draw thousands of punters every day of the year. Hong Kong to Macau ferries take about one hour to cross the Pearl delta. This means day tours to Macau from Hong Kong are viable and give travellers the time to wander round the historic centre, visit Guia Fortress and St Paul’s cathedral, and even spend time on the tables at one of the casinos.
Good food is available on every street corner in Hong Kong, yet taking organised food tours with the expert guidance of Hong Kong Tourism Board certified guides is definitely the way to go. Hong Kong food tours generally concentrate on specific areas like Sham Shui Po, Tai Po Market, Central and Sheung Wan. People who take the tours learn how dishes are prepared and get to taste the finished product. The tours cover the whole repertoire of regional culinary gems with everything from baked tarts and old-style Chinese preserved fruits to dim-sum, roast meat and wonton on the menu.