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Different Taste of Hong Kong Tour: Star Ferry, Petty Person Beating’ ceremony, Lunch and More!

  • When does it run?
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Start time
    9:15am
  • Duration
    6 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel transfers
  • Professional guided service
  • Sightseeing coach
  • One-way star ferry, Ding Ding Tram, Mid-Levels Escalator and Sampan ride
  • Local-style lunch
  • Travel accident insurance
Date
Guests
  • Adult (12+)
  • Child (3-11)
  • Infant (0-2)

Key Highlights

  • Experience the day-to-day realistic and humble side of Hong Kong
  • Ride on unique city transport including Star Ferry, Mid-levels Escalator and Ding Ding Tram
  • Visit the Stone Slab Street for classic terraced shopping
  • Witness a live demonstration of the ancient custom of ‘Petty Person Beating’
  • Explore Aberdeen Harbour's typhoon shelter while riding on a walla walla sampan boat
  • Check out one of the city’s oldest housing projects - Wah Fu Estates
  • Enjoy a tempting Hong Kong style lunch, expert guided services and return transfers

Overview

Take this realistic tour of Hong Kong and gain the most down-to-earth perspective of its everyday lifestyle, customs and history. Carried out by a knowledgeable guide, the course of this tour includes unique rides on the city’s most-used and cherished transportation systems - Star Ferry, Ding-Ding tram, walla-walla sampan and the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator.

Visit the ancient Pottinger Street and explore the classic terraced shops. Witness the local cultural demonstration of ‘Petty Person Beating’ that has lived through ages and continues to be followed. Peek into one of the city’s oldest public housing estates and tour the old junk-dwelling fishing village of Aberdeen.

The Hong Kong tour is inclusive of a delicious Hong Kong style lunch and hotel transfers.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Please reach Kowloon Hotel. (19-21 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong)
    Please reach 10 minutes prior to the departure time

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

Itinerary

  • Begin this exciting day by assembling at Kowloon Hotel, where your friendly guide will be waiting to transfer you to a Star Ferry for a ride across Victoria Harbour, one of the world’s most photographed harbours in the world. Travelling between Victoria Harbour and Kowloon since 1888, this charming ferry continues to be a favorite amongst locals. Follow your guide next to the Pottinger Street or the Stone Slab Street named after its uneven pavement of granite stone steps that eases the daily commute for visitors and merchant bearers. Go further to enjoy another fun ride on the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, a method of transport which is unique to Hong Kong Island because of its steep and hilly landscape. Covering a length of 800 metres, it is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world! Feel free to walk while the escalator moves to shorten your trip! Get aboard Ding Ding tram, the world’s largest operating double-decker tram fleet that has been serving Hong Kong since the 1904’s. One of the most affordable way to get around for the locals, enjoy riding on this traditional means of conveyance while passing through the city’s most colourful suburbs. Learn about Hong Kong’s culture by witnessing one of its most quirky Cantonese folk ritual called the ‘Petty Person Beating’ ceremony or Da Siu Yan. Watch professional old ladies perform this ancient ritual to dispel an evil person out of their devotee’s life. Your guide will then take you to Wah Fu Estates, one of the city's oldest public housing projects that has been recently renovated in 2003. Explore this estate, built on a new town concept in 1967 that once served as an icon of low-cost living. Take a lunch break with a delicious Hong Kong style meal, followed by a one-of-a-kind riding experience on a local walla-walla – a motorized sampan boat. Tour the city’s historic typhoon shelter in Aberdeen as you pass by the traditional junk boats and observe the life of the local fishing community closely. Your tour will end with a drop back to Kowloon Hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Professional guided service
  • Sightseeing coach
  • One-way star ferry, Ding Ding Tram, Mid-Levels Escalator and Sampan ride
  • Local-style lunch
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Please note

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Minimum of 6 participants required for this tour to operate.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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