Festive Hong Kong
From Brisbane To Hong Kong - 9 Nights
- Departing from:
- Hong Kong
- 9 Nights
- Travel Dates:
- 23/12/19 to 01/01/20
Price per person
Join us on our 10 Day Christmas & New Year tour to vibrant Hong Kong! With it’s towering skyscrapers, shopping galore and stunning mountain backdrop….this is a place of wonder. We have lots of included sightseeing, time to shop as well as experiencing Christmas and New Years Eve in this diverse cosmopolitan city that derives it’s culture from both Asian and Western influences.
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Hong Kong Island
Victoria Peak Tram
Macau Day Tour
Lantau Day Tour
Pnong Ping Cable Car
Gala New Years’ Eve Dinner
Brisbane – Hong Kong (D)
This morning meet with your Tour Manager at Brisbane International Airport.
Welcome to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is an autonomous territory and former British colony with a vibrant, densely populated urban culture. The city is home to towering skyscrapers and sleepy fishing villages; designer boutiques and bustling knick-knack markets; and award winning international restaurants and busy food stalls with patrons queuing. This major shopping destination is famed worldwide and the sheer variety of goods available in Hong Kong is mind boggling and every budget is catered for. Hong Kong has one of the world’s most festive Christmases. There is a two-day public holiday, and people usually enjoy dry, mild weather for Christmas. Every year Winterfest is celebrated in Hong Kong. You will see the Christmas lights on dozens of buildings along Victoria Harbour choreographed in a light show with Christmas and New Year’s decorations whilst most of the city is aglow with festive lighting and laser imagery.
We will be met and transferred to our hotel in Tsuen Wan. Located in the western New Territories along the coast, Tsuen Wan was once a humble collection of villages and fishing boats. Today in Tsuen Wan you’ll witness cosmopolitan city living and ancient traditions existing side by side, a busy MTR station and shopping mall nearby. About 25 minutes by car into downtown Kowloon or about the same on the metro into Hung Hom Station in Tsim Sha Tsui. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel.
Accommodation: L Hotel Tsuen Wan or similar (9 nights)
Hong Kong (B-L)
Get to know the ins and outs of Hong Kong island during a comprehensive half-day tour that touches on all the highlights. Learn about the history and culture as you visit major landmarks with your local guide. Make stops at Victoria Peak, Stanley Market and the traditional fishing village of Aberdeen. Float alongside the city’s junk-dwelling residents and choose to get an even closer look at life on the water aboard a sampan. Our tour today includes a tram ride that ends with stunning island views and picturesque landscapes, plus an eight-minute funicular railway ride that showcases the city’s famous skyscrapers. Lunch today will be at floating restaurant in Aberdeen before returning to the hotel this afternoon.
Merry Christmas (B-L)
As if Hong Kong wasn’t striking enough on a normal day, during Christmas it really comes to life with the glittering lights that decorate every corner of the territory. There might not be snow but you’ll find plenty of festive spirit along with Christmas Carols booming from the cities loudspeakers.
Today we’ll transfer into Kowloon for a festive Christmas lunch.
Kowloon Cultural Tour (B-L)
Today we will visit the Nan Lian Garden, built in the ancient style of the Tang Dynasty, one of the most brilliant periods in Chinese cultural history. We’ll also visit the monastic complex of the Chi Lin Nunnery and Bird Garden. This charming Chinese-style garden is the favoured gathering place of Hong Kong’s songbird owners, who carry their beloved pets around in intricately carved cages. We’ll visit Flower Street – a jungle of exotic blossoms, luck-bringing houseplants and sweet scents where we can walk around the market admiring the huge variety of flowers and plants for sale. We’ll also visit Nathan Road – the main thoroughfare in Kowloon and lined with shops and restaurants. Lunch today will be a Buddhist lunch at the monastery
Today we’ll visit Lantau Island which nearly twice the size of Hong Kong Island yet with a population of only 16,000. Directly translated Lantau means ‘Broken Head’ but it is more commonly referred to as Tai Yue Shan – Big Island Mountain. Lantau is an island of peaceful monasteries, pretty countryside and old fishing communities. We’ll travel over via the Ngong Ping Cable Car which has panoramic views from the cabin to the distant and vast South China Sea. Beneath the cabin there is an unfolding panorama including the Hong Kong International Airport, the mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, the Big Buddha and the 360-degree view of Ngong Ping Plateau. We’ll visit Cheung Sha Beach today and Tai O fishing village – home to the Tanka people, a community of fisher folk who’ve built their houses on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island for generations. These unusual structures are interconnected, forming a tightly knit community that literally lives on the water and their enchanting world is a photographer’s paradise. Lunch today will be at the Po Lin Monastery.
At Leisure (B-D)
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Hong Kong. Your tour manager will have some suggestions on how you might like to spend the day or you might simply like to hit the shops and look for a bargain.
The group will gather for dinner tonight and we’ll go to a local restaurant.
Macau (B -L)
This morning will be an early pick up to transfer to the ferry terminal to take the turbojet ferry to Macau. Upon arrival in Macau, our sightseeing tour begins. In the heart of the old city stands the great carved stone facade of St. Paul’s, which, with the grand staircase, are all that remain of the first church and Colleague of the Jesuits in China. Designed by an Italian Jesuit, the church was built in the early 17th century. In 1835 a fire destroyed all but the facade. Mount Fortress was Macau’s principal military defence structure which was built in conjunction with the Jesuits form 1617 to 1626. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres and is in the shape of a trapezoid. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Nearby is Na Tcha Temple and then we‘ll visit Leal Senado Square, a large town square in central Macau.
Lunch will be at Macau Tower and we will have some time at one of Macau’s casinos before taking the ferry back to Hong Kong late this afternoon.
This evening you may like to check out Winterfest and make your way to Victoria Harbour to watch the free holiday light show of the Symphony of Lights. The best light show view is along the Avenue of Stars promenade where you can see the 3-D Pulse show too when it is running and hear the narrative and music from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Loudspeakers broadcast music and the accompanying narrative. In December, a lot of buildings also display their own special Christmas light effects to complement the architectural choreography show.
Cooking Class (B-L)
The people of Hong Kong have a great passion for food. With some of the world’s best Michelin starred restaurants to cheap street food Hong Kong is really a foodie paradise. Today we’ll take a cooking class to learn how to cook some authentic Chinese dishes, which we will then have for lunch. This hands-on cultural experience, reveals products you may otherwise have missed during a local market tour and provides insight into Hong Kong’s intricate cuisine.
At Leisure (B-D)
Today is at leisure until this evening when we will head into central Kowloon for a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and then stay on to watch the fireworks. The main New Year’s countdown event has short bursts of pyrotechnics which are launched at 15-minute intervals from the rooftops of participating buildings. As the clock ticks down to midnight the spectacular 10-minute pyro-musical show begins, starting on Victoria Harbour, followed by displays launched from the harbour, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, and nearby buildings.
Hong Kong – Brisbane (B)
Happy New Year! After a leisurely breakfast this morning we’ll check out of hotel and head to Hong Kong Airport as we bid farewell to the city and head home.
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Departing Brisbane 23 December 2019
$4,795* per person
$5,998* per person inclusive of return economy class airfares from Brisbane – ask us about departing from other capital cities.
- Private single rooms in quality accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
- Sightseeing tours and transfers by private vehicle
- Tour Escort – travels with group from/to Brisbane
- Local English speaking guide
- Any meals other than mentioned above
- Items of a personal nature i.e. laundry, drinks, phone calls, etc
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