Group Tours in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has become a haven for tourists, especially those visiting from China, and the city has learned to take advantage of their status as a tourism destination. One of the best ways to visit Hong Kong, especially if it’s your first trip to the city, is by joining a group tour. This way you’ll get to see the highlights of the city and learn the little background tidbits that only locals and professionals can share and you’ll also get to meet other likeminded people who are looking to explore the city as well.

There are a number of different group tours you can take to explore the city of Hong Kong, the best thing to do is to review several of them and try to find one that best suits your interests.

Hong Kong Disneyland Tour

The Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has a huge draw for tourists, especially those coming from China. This iconic destination features four themed lands, Hong Kong Disneyland, Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. Each region has a number of stops for adventure, amusement, souvenirs, food and other excitement. Disneyland Hong Kong has two themed hotels for guests and tours include transportation in addition to hotel and attractions.

Hong Kong Island Tour

The sits you’ll see on the Hong Kong Island Tour are some of the most popular for tourists. One of the best known attractions on this tour is The Peak, where you’ll see one of the most unforgettable views ever which includes Victoria Harbour, the bustling city of Kowloon and peaceful rolling green hills. Then a sampan ride takes you to the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter and gives you a look at the local fisherman and boat community. The tour includes Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay and winds up at Stanley Market for souvenirs and mementos.

Hong Kong’s Famed and Famous Tour

The Hong Kong Famed and Famous Tour gives you a chance to check out some of the most noteworthy sites in the region. This particular tour is a must for first timers who want to be able to say they’ve seen the noted sites of the city. A Peak Tram funicular takes you to Victoria Peak or The Peak where you can get some of the most beautiful views of the city and countryside below. Then you’ll move on to Repulse Bay; don’t let the name fool you, this resort destination is home to one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in all of Hong Kong. Then you’ll travel to the Aberdeen Fishing Village to see the local industry. For a different look at the work environment you’ll then travel to a jewelry factory. Lunch is scheduled with the fishing village as the backdrop in one of the famous floating restaurants. The Wong Tai Sin Temple is a cultural center that is still a place of worship and a community center. After this you’ll take a helicopter tour and see the city from a whole different perspective, one you’ll never forget. It’s an amazing tour that really gives you a thorough look at the tourism hot spots of Hong Kong.

Kowloon and New Territories Tour

This is the more rural tour of the city and gives visitors a deeper understanding of the underlying culture that is the foundation of this great city. The ancient villages that lie tucked behind the city and in the hills is a tour for guests who want to learn about the lives of the inhabitants rather than see the noted highlights. This tour includes a visit to the Chuk Lam Monastery at the base of the Tai Mo Shan, the tallest mountain in the region. Then you’ll visit Kam Tin, a walled historic village. The tour continues to the border of Hong Kong and Mainland China with the New Territories farmlands and the Shenzhen River with an obligatory stop at the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree to see if your wish will come true.

Ocean Park Tour

Ocean Park is one of those places that leaves a lasting impression on everyone who visits. The outdoor escalator system is the second largest in the world and features some of the best views of the city and the outlying islands of Hong Kong. In the park you’ll encounter four giant pandas, Pacific Pier, Amazing Amazon, the world’s largest reef aquarium, more than 1000 sea jellies and dolphins and sea lions performing. In addition to all of the aquatic and animal fun there are a number of amusement type rides. For those who love rides the Whiskers’ Wild Ride is a must as it’s a simulated tour of the entire park by land, sea and air.

Touring Victoria Harbour

There are a number of different ways to tour Victoria Harbour, one of the biggest natural harbors in the world. You’ve probably seen scores of images of this harbor and didn’t realize you were looking at Victoria Harbour but once you see it in person you’ll never forget. Select the tour that best fits your interests and needs as there are a number of tours focused on the Victoria Harbour region. Use the following list to help you select a tour:

A Symphony of Lights Harbour Cruise – Discover the dancing lights set to music with this dazzling multimedia presentation.

Afternoon Harbour Cruise – Take a relaxing tour of the harbor by day on a Chinese style tour boat.

Evening Harbour Cruise – This dusk-time cruise is a romantic way to check out the change from bustling daytime city to serene beachside community.

Morning Harbour Cruise – Start the day off right by visiting some of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong aboard a Chinese style boat.

Sunset Cruise – This predinner cocktail cruise sets the mood for a romantic evening with a loved one.

Dolphin-Watching – Glimpse Hong Kong’s endangered pink dolphins in their natural habitat.
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