In 1841, Hong Kong became a British Crown colony when it was acquired from China. In 1984, Britain and China signed an agreement which stated Hong Kong would return to China, but that it would maintain in its capitalist system for 50 years. This transfer took place during on June 30, 1997 under great pomp and ceremony. Its enormous harbor, vast industrialization and free port status make it a major Asian crossroad, and perhaps the best place to shop in the world.
The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.
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Spectacular 360° views from the top of Sky100 are yours to behold during this unforgettable evening sightseeing tour of Hong Kong, with a nightcap at an outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour.
Depart pier for a scenic drive to Sky100, an observation deck that offers the best views over the city. This indoor observation deck is housed at ICC, the tallest building in Hong Kong. On arrival, take a lightning-fast elevator, that will HKGwhisk you from the 2nd to the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. Enjoy the magnificent views from its immense windows; the large lightbox displays in front will help you identify major landmarks. You can also use interactive touch screens that offer interesting facts about the local culture and points of interest.
Continue your city drive and stop for drinks and canapes at an outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour before returning to your ship.
Please note: Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this.Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
The perfect introduction to Hong Kong! Enjoy sightseeing, museums, temples, shopping, markets, and restaurants as this fully narrated tour allows you to hop-on or hop-off at over 20 locations throughout the City. The open top double decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to explore. The fully narrated audio tour is available in 10 languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Korean and Japanese. The tour ticket is valid for the entire day and it also includes return tickets for the Star Ferry, Sampan Ride, and choice of Peak Tram Sky Pass or admission to sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck.
Big Bus offers three exciting tour routes including Hong Kong Island Tour (Red Route) which travels via central Hong Kong, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Peak Tram Tower Terminus, Mid-Levels Escalator, Man Mo Temple, Lan Kwai Fong and the SOHO Area.
Kowloon Tour (Blue Route), which travels via Avenue of Stars, The Peninsula, Langham Place Mall, Ladies Market, Temple Street, Jade Market, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and Mody Road.
Stanley Tour (Green Route), which travels via Peak Tram Lower Terminus, Ocean Park, Repulse Bay, Stanley Market and Aberdeen.
The total duration of time is dependent upon how many stops the guests elect to get off at and explore on their own. The duration of each loop should guests elect to stay aboard the bus is as follows:
Red Route – 90 minute loop with bus frequency every 20-30 minutes.
Blue Route – 75 minute loop with bus frequency every 30 minutes.
Green Rout – 2 hour loop with bus frequency every 30 minutes.
Please note: Walking on this tour is primarily at the guests’ discretion at any chosen stops. Guests must be able to negotiate a step to enter and exit the bus and there are approximately 6-8 steep, narrow steps to negotiate to reach the upper deck seating. The Red and Blue routes have some wheelchair accessible vehicles; however, wheelchair guests electing one of these options should advise the Destination Services Desk in advance. The Green Route is not available to wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Hong Kong has long been known for its unique tastes, traditions and cultures, and this colorful tour of the city will show you why. Its stereotypical image as a metropolis belies a unique heritage which is a fusion of ancient Chinese tradition and recent British colonial influence.
Depart the pier for the drive to Tin Hau Temple, – dedicated to the Taoist goddess of the Sea and where the local fishing population prays for safety and good catches. This centuries-old temple, filled with impressive overhanging incense coils and colorful religious paraphernalia, is a fine example of Chinese architecture.
From here, it’s a short walk to the Wet Market, the Chinese marketplace in essence. Each day, locals from the neighborhood converge on this vibrant market to do their shopping. The market is filled with an amazing variety of fresh exotic produce and the fresh catch of the day. With its unassuming simplicity, cheerful and friendly vendors, you’ll no doubt enjoy your time here.
Continuing on, you’ll hop on a local tram, a favorite means of transportation among locals and visitors alike. This is the only double-decker tram service in the world. Enjoy the views of the ever changing street scenes, pre-war era apartment buildings and eclectic shops as your tram winds its way through some unique neighborhoods.
Following your tram ride, a stop will be made at a Hong Kong style café, one of the locals’ favorite hangouts. The menu is a whimsical fusion of Eastern and Western culinary cultures. Enjoy a cup of English tea or HK style coffee and sample the famous egg custard tartlets; a delightful experience to be savored.
After this refreshing break, you’ll follow your guide through the Western District. This is the oldest Chinese settlement and trading district on the Island. The shops in the area are real eye openers for visitors who come to learn about dried seafood, aromatic herbal medicine, traditional wedding dresses, paper lanterns and incense - all which manifest the essence of local Chinese traditions and culture.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of easy to moderate walking. There will be some steps and uneven surfaces to negotiate and the floors at the Wet Market may be slippery. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with walking difficulties. Weather appropriate casual clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants should bring along local currency if they wish to make any optional purchases. Some sites may be crowded. Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Experience Macau's diverse history, influences and architecture during a full-day sightseeing tour of this thriving enclave.
Depart the pier via ferry for the 1-hour and 15-minute ride to Macau. Upon arrival, you will board your coach for a scenic ride along the coastline, and see how this former Portuguese colony has evolved into an eclectic blend of Florence, Monte Carlo and ancient China.
Your first stop will be at the Kun Iam Statue, a towering structure that has become a popular landmark of the city. It stands on a platform above the Ecumenical Center of Religions, where you will be invited to rest and meditate. From here, you will continue on to see the A-Ma Temple. Macau's most famous and picturesque temple, it consists of four levels of prayer pavilions dedicated to the Taoist Goddess of A-Ma.
Next, a visit will be made to the Ruins of St. Paul, which depict the history of Christianity in Asia. You will see its exquisitely-carved, early 17th-century stone façade and grand staircase; the only remnants of the first Church and College of the Jesuits in China after a fire destroyed the structure in 1835. You will then proceed to the former civic hub of Senado Square, which is paved with a wave-patterned stone mosaic that extends all the way to St Paul's, and was specially created by Portuguese artisans.
The highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Macau Tower, the best way to view the Pearl River delta during the day or night. You will ascend the Macau Tower via high-speed glass-fronted lifts. Upon reaching the Tower's upper limits, unforgettable vistas and a delicious buffet await your arrival. Your tour will conclude with a visit to the ever-popular Sands Casino, one of many in this bustling cosmopolitan city. In addition to baccarat, blackjack, roulette, boule, big and small, and fan-tan, you will see hundreds of glittering slot machines, called hungry tigers by the locals.
Following your tour, you will embark your ferry for the 1-hour and 15-minute return ride to the ship.
Please note: You will be required to carry your passport to participate on this tour. Guests who require an entry visa for Hong Kong and wish to participate on this tour will need to apply for a double-entry visa. Please allow up to an hour in each direction for immigration. In the event lunch at the Macau Tower is not available, a set Macanese lunch will be served at Pousada Sao Tiago Hotel, which is a 17th-century building. This tour involves a considerable amount of walking, at times on uneven ground, and approximately 150 steps. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Explore ancient Chinese customs designed to nourish the mind, body, spirit and appetite during this relaxing and informative visit to Hong Kong.
Depart the pier for the drive into Hong Kong. Your tour begins with an insightful look into the graceful art of Tai Chi, an ancient form of martial arts created in the 12th century. Tai Chi has been known to help develop balance, improve muscle tone and breathing, and aid in the digestion process.
Next, you will continue on to sample a traditional Chinese meal consisting of dim sum. Invented during the Qing Dynasty by the Imperial chef to please the Empress Dowager, these light snacks include a variety of dumplings, buns and pastries containing meat and vegetables, and are traditionally served for breakfast or lunch. Steamed in bamboo baskets, this unique cuisine covers tastes from sweet to savory to spicy.
Having exercised the body and fed the appetite, you will be served a cup of tea, a drink that the Chinese find to be more than just a refreshing beverage. The custom of drinking tea, or cha, is a ritual steeped in tradition and deeply ingrained in the people of China. This is probably due to the fact that tea contains vitamins, essential oils and fluoride. It is also used as a cure for many illnesses, and an essential element in Chinese folk medicine.
Please note: Tai Chi exercises may be conducted after the dim sum breakfast, depending on the schedule of the Tai Chi master. The order of the visits may vary depending on time of week and year the tour is operated. Once requested this tour is non-refundable. Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Explore the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon on this evening tour. Riding on an open-top bus, travel along the Golden Mile with its dazzling neon lights and glittering decorations and discover the energetic atmosphere of the Night Market.
Transfer by coach to Tsim Sha Tsui where you’ll board an open-top double-decker bus and commence a drive through the heart and soul of Kowloon, absorbing the amazing tapestry of colors and sounds. Drive past the historic Peninsula Hotel and modern Hong Kong Space Museum and then on to the animated Golden Mile of Nathan Road, the longest street in Hong Kong.
On Nathan Road, you will be treated to dazzling views as you drive past the multitude of hotels, pubs, shops and restaurants, the streets shimmering from reflected neon lights. Stopping in the Yau Ma Tei area, the location of the popular Temple Street Night Market; you’ll have the opportunity to experience its colorful streets filled with vendors and customers. Enjoy a walk through this lively market, where carts bulge with goods ranging from casual clothing to mobile phones, and knock-off watches to hardware. Adding to the eclectic charm, you’ll find fortune tellers clustered at the Yau Ma Tei end of the streets, and it would not be unusual to also find Chinese opera enthusiasts seeking kindred spirits for impromptu performances. After approximately 1 hour of free time to explore the market on your own, you’ll rejoin your guide and make your way back to the ship.
Please note: Walking on this tour is primarily at the guests’ discretion during free time at the Night Market. Guests should expect crowded conditions. Weather appropriate casual clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants should bring along local currency if they wish to make any optional purchases.Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Explore the many ways in which Hong Kong is still in touch with its age-old traditions of yesterday during this intriguing tour of the city.
Depart the pier for the drive to Hong Kong's Western District. Upon arrival, you will explore its historic past. As you stroll past the dried seafood and Chinese herb shops, you will see old traditions that remain vibrant to this day. From here, you will continue on to the Central District, the bustling financial heart of Hong Kong, where modern landmarks and towers of steel and glass symbolize the city's enormous successes over the years.
On Wing Lok Street, you will pass by specialty shops selling ginseng, and on Des Voeux Road West, abalone, scallops and other exotic dried seafood items can be purchased from street vendors. Strolling down Ko Shing Street, the wholesale center of Hong Kong's thriving herbal medicine trade, a wide selection of herbal medicines and shops can be found. Next, you will see the antique and curio shops on Hollywood Road before visiting the Man Mo Temple. One of Hong Kong's oldest and most famous temples, Man Mo is named after the God of War and God of Literature. Afterward, you will stop by an authentic Hong Kong-style café, a favorite local hangout, for a cup of English tea or local coffee accompanied by a famous egg custard tartlet.
Your tour will conclude with an 8-minute ride aboard the Star Ferry. As you ride between the Central District and Tsim Sha Tsui, you will take in panoramic views of both sides of the fabled Victoria Harbor.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, and several steps. Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Experience the scenic beauty and splendid sites of Hong Kong from the comfort of your coach, with a few photo stops. Each guest will have a window seat on the coach to maximize his or her view of the sites along the way.
Depart the pier for Hong Kong Island via the Harbor Tunnel. A scenic uphill drive takes you to Victoria Peak for unforgettable views and photo opportunities of the city, harbor and beyond.
Pass the green and low block houses toward the southern side of the island, and on to beautiful Repulse Bay. Here, you’ll take in splendid views of the South China Sea, beautiful beaches and a uniquely-designed luxury apartment building adorned with a hole in the middle; the hole is believed to be Feng Shui-related.
Return to Kowloon via the Western Tunnel, and proceed on the highway to the New Territories. Along the way, you’ll drive on one of the world's largest civil engineering projects, the Tsingma Bridge, which offers a wonderful view of the passage to the ocean. Make a brief stop at Tung Chung town where you’ll have an opportunity to snap a picture of the Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail before returning to your ship.
Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature and has been specially created for guests not wishing to walk. The tour includes three photo stops, and one comfort stop; the remainder of the tour will be spent on the coach. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Weather appropriate casual clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Each guest will have a window seat on the coach should they wish, in order to maximize his or her view of the sites to be seen along the way.Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Discover the scenic beauty of Hong Kong's spectacular bridges, mountains and historic sites during this delightful visit to Lantau Island.
Depart the pier for the drive to Lantau Island, Hong Kong's largest outlying island. Upon arrival, a brief stop will be made at the Tsing Yi viewing platform for spectacular views and photo opportunities from the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest road and rail suspension bridge. With a length of over a mile, the Tsing Ma Bridge links the new airport on Lantau Island to the Kowloon Peninsula.
Upon arrival at Tung Chung New Town, you will commence your tour of Lantau Island. Your first stop is the Tai O fishing village, built on stilts by the side of the river, and the center of Hong Kong's salt-panning industry for 100 years. Enjoy walking these local streets allowing for a closer glimpse at the daily life of its inhabitants. You will then travel through the beautiful mountain scenery to Po Lin Monastery, the hub of Buddhism in Hong Kong. Po Lin houses three magnificent statues of Buddha, including Asia's largest outdoor bronze Buddha, standing more than 50 feet high and weighing 2,800 pounds.
After a vegetarian lunch at the monastery, you will have free time to explore the Ngong Ping Themed Village prior to taking the 25-minute cable car ride down to Tung Chung town.
Following your tour, you will rejoin your coach for the drive back to the pier and ship.
Please note: This tour involves extensive walking, and many steps. Cable car service is dependent upon weather and/or on site conditions. Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Explore some of Hong Kong's most scenic and popular landmarks during this memorable orientation tour of the island.
Depart the pier for Hong Kong Island via the Harbor Tunnel, and begin your tour with an ascent of Victoria Peak. Upon arrival, you will exit your coach to join the Peak Tram for the exciting ascent, then rejoin your coach at the top. The peak is visited by millions of tourists and locals every year, and offers unforgettable views and photo opportunities of both the city and harbor.
Continue on for the drive past Repulse Bay to the southern side of the island. Upon arrival, you will take in panoramic views of one of Hong Kong's most popular and beautiful beaches, along with the historic hotel that has long been a landmark. Next, you will proceed to Aberdeen, an old fishing town where boat people still live traditional lives, and noisy sampan ladies vie for customers to take their water taxis and sightseeing trips. One of Hong Kong's most famous landmarks, the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, can be found here. You will then be transferred to one of the motorized sampans for a ride in the harbor, and visit one of Hong Kong's jewelry factories.
Your tour will conclude with a stop at Hong Kong's Stanley Market, located at the southernmost point of Hong Kong Island. Here, you can browse the narrow lanes lined with small shops selling the latest fashions, including leather and silk clothing, Chinese bric-a-brac and Hong Kong souvenirs.
Following your tour, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.
Please note: Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
The unique cultural history of Hong Kong is yours to discover during this half-day tour. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse into the traditions that are part of the city’s celebrated past that are also woven into the fabric of its present day.
Starting off from the pier, you’ll first visit the Man Mo Temple, dedicated to the God of Literature, or Man, and Martial Arts, or Mo. Built a century ago, the Man Mo Temple serves as the center of worship for the community. From here, it’s a short walk to the nearby local market. The market sells all kinds of fresh products, including dried herbs and seafood.
Continuing on, you’ll drive to the Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall. Built in the early 16th century, this exquisitely decorated, three-hall building is still used for annual rituals and festival celebrations, and was declared an historic monument in 1997. Close by is Lo Wai Walled Village which you will view from the exterior as it is closed to visitors. It was also declared a national monument in 1997.
Before heading back to the pier, you will have a final stop at Tai Fu Tai, a stately 1865 country mansion that depicts how high-ranking officials once lived. The original owner was Man Chung-luen, a scholar and philanthropist who was bestowed with the title Tai Fu (‘Mandarin’) by the Qing Emperor. While the exterior may lack embellishments, the interior is truly a work of art and features ornate plaster moldings and wonderful Chinese woodcarvings.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate standing/walking. There will be some steps and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate casual clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants should bring along local currency if they wish to make any optional purchases. Some sites may be crowded. This tour is conducted in smaller groups.
Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Kowloon means "Nine Dragons," referring to the Chinese belief that nine dragons lie under the surrounding hills, forming the backbone of the region sandwiched between Victoria Harbor and the New Territories.
Kowloon means "Nine Dragons," referring to the Chinese belief that nine dragons lie under the surrounding hills, forming the backbone of the region sandwiched between Victoria Harbor and the New Territories. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore local markets and temples that reflect the city’s rich culture.
A short drive takes you to Tin Hau Temple – dedicated to the Taoist goddess of the Sea. This centuries-old temple, filled with impressive overhanging incense coils and colorful religious paraphernalia, is a fine example of Chinese architecture.
Next, you will walk with your guide to the nearby Wet Market, the Chinese marketplace in essence. Each day, locals from the neighborhood converge on this vibrant market to do their shopping. The market is filled with an amazing variety of fresh exotic produce and the fresh catch of the day. With its unassuming simplicity, cheerful and friendly vendors, you’ll no doubt enjoy your time here. Also a short walk away is the Jade Market. At this mecca for collectors from all over the world, you’ll find everything from rare and valuable jade carvings to small, inexpensive trinkets.
Continuing on, you’ll rejoin your coach for a drive to the fragrant Flower Market - the center of HK's wholesale and retail floral business. Specialty shops and sidewalk displays here showcase exotic blooms and plants from all over the world, as well as from Hong Kong's New Territories.
Before heading back to the pier, you’ll make your way to Diamond Hill to visit the Chi Lin Nunnery. This stunning Buddhist nunnery is a fine example of Tang dynasty architecture and is constructed entirely with cypress wood and rather than using nails, is held together using special inter-locking systems cut into the wood to hold the beams in place. It is currently the largest hand-made wooden building in the world. Within the complex you’ll find priceless Buddhist artifacts, numerous halls, a library, a school, a pagoda, lotus ponds and a bell tower.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate walking. There will be some steps and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with walking difficulties. Weather appropriate casual clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants should bring along local currency if they wish to make any optional purchases. Some sites may be crowded. Tour duration may vary by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise, with an overwhelming number of traditional markets, high-end boutiques, malls, outlets and street vendors. This half-day tour will introduce three different shopping venues: a renowned porcelain manufacturer, an upscale jewelry factory and the historic Stanley Market.
Begin with a drive to Stanley Market, a famous dining and shopping hub, before making your way to the Repulse Bay complex where you will be able to relax and enjoy one of Hong Kong's lasting traditions, a refreshing tea respite. Following tea, you'll drive to Aberdeen for a visit to a prestigious jewelry factory. Here, you'll be able to observe the intricate artistry of trained jewelers fashioning exquisite works of art from gold and gems, a trade that has made Hong Kong famous. Later, browse the showrooms for an opportunity to pick-up a memento of your visit.
Your final stop is at the Wah Tung China Arts which specialize in beautiful handmade ceramic collectibles suitable for daily use, decorations and gift giving. After an exhilarating day indulging in Hong Kong's retail wonders, you'll transfer back to the pier.
Please note: Repulse Bay is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; therefore, afternoon tea will be served at Mijas restaurant. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. Tour duration may very by approximately 1/2 hour, depending on docking pier.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.