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Top reasons to visit Hong Kong - Cosmopolitan holiday ideas

Hong Kong offers you a stunning holiday of many memories. Drink in the views from Victoria Harbour, take in the Symphony of Stars light show, enjoy endless shopping and treat the foodie in you.


Ride the Star Ferry

An absolute must do activity when in Hong Kong, a ride on the Star Ferry is an iconic attraction. The green double-decker ferries have been in operation for over 120 years and offer various routes for you to explore, around Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The best way to explore the city would be through ferry rides which are excellent for scenic views across the harbour. The Symphony of Lights Show is highly recommended for a stunning perspective of the harbour and city at night; for this, you can catch the 8 pm ferry. Apart from this, there are also the one-hour Victoria Harbour ferry rides. The Tsim Sha Tsui Pier on the Kowloon Peninsula is where ferry rides start tours for the day. While the Kowloon heartland home to the Lan Kwai Fong hotel which is just 4 minutes from the Olympic MTR station is an ideal locality for securing a Soho hotel in Hong Kong.


Visit Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong; standing at a height of 1,810 feet the peak is where the most exclusive real estate in Hong Kong is on offer. The ride to the peak is via tram which is in itself an iconic attraction has been in operation for over a hundred years. The touristy peak is home to many attractions and although 'the peak' per se is out of bounds for tourists you can catch the breath-taking views from the viewing platform and visit the other attractions such as restaurants, shops, souvenir markets and even a Madame Tussauds. Take the tram to the Victoria Peak Gardens and enjoy nature walks across the mountain paths; do consider staying until sunset for a glimpse of Hong Kong's much talked about nightly lights show.


Hop on Hop Off Tour via the Big Bus

There are 22 stops on this hop on hop off tour of Hong Kong. Arm yourself with a map and take your time exploring each attraction by foot, after which you can hop on the next Big Bus that comes along. All major highlights of the city are covered with the likes of Fishing Village, Man Mo Temple and renowned Stanley Market on the list. Tickets can be purchased with validity periods of up to 24 or 48 hours.


Private Tour of Hong Kong Island

Become better acquainted with vibrant Hong Kong on this private half an hour tour of Hong Kong Island. Visit the Aberdeen floating community, climb Victoria Peak via the tram and buy jewellery at the bargain markets. Learn of Hong Kong's history, culture and modern-day icons from an experienced personal guide who will accompany you on the round trip.


Hong Kong Harbour Night Cruise

This is a marvellous tour that includes dinner at Victoria Peak. Not only do you enjoy the beauty of Victoria Harbour at night to the accompaniment of unlimited drinks; you get to enjoy a gourmet meal at Victoria Peak to vistas of the city's most stunning scenery.