Hong Kong is a city offering a myriad of possibilities and experiences. Go from ancient temples to glistening skyscrapers, dip into bustling city markets before decamping to seaside villages, and conquer mountain trails before exploring neon-lit streetscapes. And, while it may be a financial powerhouse, you’ll soon discover it’s not an all work and no play destination.
Getting around is a piece of cake thanks to efficient and frequent public transport systems, be it taxi, ferry, metro, bus or tram.
Hong Kong Island is the territory’s heart with gleaming skyscrapers backed by green peaks towering over localities devoted to ancient Chinese medicine. You’ll also find traces of British rule still evident with English place names and trundling double-decker trams. Check out the shopping and nightlife of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay; the curio shops tucked in the Western District lanes; or pretty Repulse Bay beach and Aberdeen’s floating eateries.
Kowloon is an intoxicating mix of the very old and strikingly new, teeming streets with tiny stalls and incense-filled temples, all just minutes from 5H hotels and chic boutiques. Tsim Sha Tsui is a bazaar of shops, stalls, markets and malls, neon-bathed Mong Kok has the popular Ladies’ Market and a ton of shopping streets, some dedicated to a single product, while up-and-coming West Kowloon showcases artsy gems and historical landmarks.
What may surprise you is that over 70% of Hong Kong is green space. Reconnect with nature on the outlying islands, at scattered sandy beaches or via dedicated hiking trails, such as the popular Dragon’s Back Hike or the Peak Trail.
Get to know Hong Kong through its food. Feast on bitesize dim sum, try tasty street food, escape the crowds at hidden cafés, discover stunning eateries for art lovers, or dine with the stars at top Michelin-starred restaurants. You can also drink in city views at trendy rooftop bars, sing your heart out at karaoke spots or, enjoy creative cocktails at innovative watering holes.
Perfect as a standalone destination, Hong Kong is easily combined with a variety of Far East cities and beach resorts. Stopovers in the Middle East are also possible.
GMT +8 hours
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Flight duration: Hong Kong is approximately 12 hours (non-stop flights) from the UK.
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with cool, dry winters and hot, humid summers. It’s a year round destination, however October to early December is considered the best time to visit.
An amazing one hour sightseeing journey aboard a unique 1920's style tram featuring an open-top upper deck and vintage cabin lower deck. Travels between Western Market and Causeway Bay (ticket only).
Enjoy a 90 minute evening cruise with unlimited drinks. See buildings on both sides of the harbour erupt in coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a synchronised 20 minute display to music.
This afternoon tour begins in Central for a tram ride. Stroll Bonham street and Cat Street with its antique shops and art galleries; see Man Mo Temple, Hollywood Road's strange mixture of shops and visit a cafe well-loved by locals.