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About Hong Kong

Hong Kong may boast some 236 islands but most of the five million inhabitants of this former British Crown Colony are concentrated on just one, Hong Kong Island, and one city, Kowloon, on the facing peninsula. It is known as one of the most crowded and vibrant places in the world, making Hong King cruises a must see.

Be energised just walking down its teeming streets where you can buy anything from a handmade suit, fancy jewellery and the latest duty-free electronic gizmos to Asian antiques.

Also part of our cruises to Hong Kong is a journey between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island with Star Ferry, which gives you the experience of the world's busiest crossings.

For one of the steepest journeys, try the tram which travels to the top of Victoria Peak, 1,300ft above the harbour. And for the ultimate taste sensation on your Hong Kong cruise, head for Aberdeens floating restaurants featuring every kind of Asian cuisine.

 

 

Shore excursions in Hong Kong

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Free Time at 4 Sites

Activity lowShopping

Duration: 5 hours

The perfect way to explore Hong Kong independently. Enjoy free time at 4 of the main visitor areas.

Once onboard your 4 stop transfer, you will be given a map of Hong Kong, so you can plan your free time.

The first stop will be at Hong Kong Park. This oasis of green amid an urban landscape features an aviary, a greenhouse and the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea. Follow one of the walking paths and admire the water features or relax in the peace and quiet.

The Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island and stands at over 1800 feet above sea level. The Peak was once a place that the early privileged residents could escape the scorching heat and was an exclusive residential area for ex-pats, now it is one of Hong Kong’s top tourist destinations. Enjoy some free time exploring the shopping and entertainment venues or taking panoramic photos of the city below.

Enjoy a scenic drive as you escape the city and head to the upmarket Repulse Bay, Repulse Bay is one of the most expensive housing areas in Hong Kong and has several interesting architectural buildings. Enjoy a short stop here where you can take photos or stroll along the crescent shaped beach.

The first store selling artefacts was opened at Stanley Market in 1973. Since then, the site has developed into a busy tourist area selling clothing, handicrafts, leather, silk, cashmere, watches and souvenirs. As well as shopping, the village of Stanley offers an attractive waterfront, lined with bars, pubs and restaurants. You’ll have just over an hour to ‘shop till you drop’ before returning to the pier.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. A tour assistant will be on hand to provide practical information about where and when to meet for the onward transportation. There are approximately 20-25 steps inside Hong Kong Park. A map of Hong Kong will be provided. No entrance fees are included in the tour price.

Grand Tour of Hong Kong

Activity mediumMeal includedRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 9 hours

A wonderful opportunity to experience some of Hong Kong’s best sights, including a delicious Cantonese lunch.

Step aboard a western cruiser to enjoy a leisurely harbour cruise through the bustling Victoria Harbour, with coffee or tea served on board. The cruise sails out to the Eastern harbour area of Hong Kong, along the waterfront of Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and North Point before viewing the Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter - home of the fishing families and their deep sea fishing junks.

A brief refreshment stop will be made at one of the city’s jewellery factory outlets for you to see the wonderful craftsmanship of the goods. Continue to the small village of Stanley and Stanley Market, famous for its clothes, furniture, oriental souvenirs and great shopping.

Enjoy the sights and scenery as you travel up the famed Hong Kong Peak. Situated at 1,308 feet high, it offers a truly impressive must-see perspective of the city. Then you’ll enjoy a typical Chinese Dim Sum lunch at one of Hong Kong’s famous Chinese restaurants.

The quaint and charming Aberdeen Fishing Village is not far from the hustle and bustle of the heart of Hong Kong, and is the first place the British set foot upon when they arrived. Back then, Aberdeen was the centre of the incense trade and this is how Hong Kong got its name, as it translates as ‘Fragrant Harbour’. It’s here that you will round off your day with an authentic Sampan boat ride.

Essential information

This Excursion will operate by coach, boat & sampan. There is approximately 2 hours of walking during this tour including your visits. Please note this is a fast-paced and comprehensive tour and the order of highlights may vary. Views from the Victoria Peak are weather dependent.

Helicopter and Peninsula

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 2½ hours

Get a bird’s-eye-view of Hong Kong on an exciting helicopter ride, before indulging in afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel.

Embark your helicopter from the rooftop of the world renowned Peninsula Hotel for an adventure into the skies. The flight, over the peaks and skyscrapers of Hong Kong and Kowloon showcases the fantastic scenery of this bustling metropolis, whilst catching a glimpse of the outlying islands.

After your exciting trip, relax in the lobby of the Peninsula Hotel over a traditional afternoon tea. Known as the ‘Grande Dame of the Far East’, the Peninsula is probably Hong Kong’s most prestigious and well-established hotel and continues to offer an elegant blend of eastern and western hospitality. The lobby is a busy, but relaxed dining venue and one of Hong Kong’s premier meeting places. Afternoon tea here is very popular and you will be entertained by a live string band during your visit.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and helicopter. Your helicopter ride will last approximately 18 minutes and will operate subject to weather conditions. There is an overall weight limit for the helicopter which must not be exceeded due to safety reasons; therefore you may be contacted on board to ensure regulations are met. The helicopter is subject to availability and may be taken out of service at short notice. The tour may begin with afternoon tea followed by the helicopter ride. Places on this excursion are extremely limited so early booking is recommended. There are 6 seats at the back of the helicopter, so not all passengers will have a window seat.

Scenic Highlights

Activity highShopping

Duration: 5½ hours

This popular tour introduces you to many of Hong Kong’s famous highlights.

One of the city’s most popular spots is Victoria Peak, where visitors from all over the world come to see the spectacular views. Sit back and relax during a panoramic coach journey to the top of the mountain before visiting the viewing deck of the Sky Terrace at The Peak. Take the opportunity to enjoy the famed views of the city’s skyscrapers, harbour and the hills of Kowloon in the distance.

The first store selling artefacts was opened at Stanley Market in 1973. Since then, the site has developed into a busy tourist area selling clothing, handicrafts, leather, silk, cashmere, watches and souvenirs. As well as shopping, the village of Stanley offers an attractive waterfront, lined with bars, pubs and restaurants. Visit Tin Hau Temple that lies at the western end of Stanley’s main street and is one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong.

The renowned fishing village of Aberdeen is home to hundreds of people who spend their entire life on the water. Take this wonderful opportunity to take a short sampan boat ride, taking in the fascinating sights by water. A quick stop will be made at a Jewellery factory to freshen-up and browse the collection of hand-made jewellery.

During your tour, you’ll also see modern high-rise skyscrapers, a busy harbour and traditional ways of life on the water.

Essential information

This excursion operates by coach and on foot. This tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking in total, including visits. Please note that views from the Sky Terrace are weather dependent.

 

A selection of cruises to Hong Kong

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