23-28 May 2018
$3545 per person Twin Share ex Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne
$615 Single Supplement
Day 1 – Wednesday 23 May 2018 (D) Depart Brisbane 11.10am – Arrive Hong Kong 8.00pmWelcome to enchanting Hong Kong! On arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, you will be met a local English speaking guide and transferred to you Hotel. Welcome dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. Accommodation: Royal Pacific Hotel or similar– 5 nights *Clients departing from Sydney or Melbourne will meet the group in Hong Kong – please ask us for flight schedules.
Day 2 – Thursday 24 May 2018 (B, L, D) Full Day Hong Kong Sightseeing / Seafood dinner at a local restaurantEnjoy a delicious breakfast this morning before a full day tour. Hong Kong, like a colorful kaleidoscope, attracts worldwide interests for its extraordinary, intensely concentrated blend of oriental and occidental, of a nostalgic past and aggressively modern present. This full day tour shows the essence of the city and allows you to experience the magic of the Pearl of the Orient. Highlights today include Victoria Peak, nothing can beat a trip up the Peak, the highest mountain on the Hong Kong Island where the view of the city, harbour and outlying islands are surely breath-taking. Stanley Market. a shoppers’ heaven! Designers’ fashion and causal wears are sold at wholesale prices. Aberdeen, anchored in this typhoon shelter are many fisherfolks house boats where you will be fascinated by their style of living. Take a sampan ride and sail around the house boats. Enjoy a Dim Sim lunch. Next visit Hollywood Road which has long been famous for its many antique and curio shops. Visit Man Mo Temple and Sheng Wan for its exotic sights, colours and aromas. Return by tram “Ding Dong” to Central then by MTR to your hotel. This evening join a pre-dinner cruise followed by delicious Chinese seafood at a local restaurant in Lei Yue Mum Fishing Village. After dinner explore Temple Street Night Market before returning to the hotel.
Day 3 – Friday 25 May 2018 (B, L) Full Day Kowloon TourAfter breakfast experience, a private Tai Chi lesson. Later depart on a tour of Kowloon, a unique chance to mingle with the locals and gain an insight into their everyday life. Kowloon Wall City is an interesting area because some old shops still operate there despite the rapid pace of change in Hong Kong. For food-lovers, Kowloon City is a well-recognized gastronomic heaven. Visit Chin Lin Nunnery established in 1934 and renovated in Tang dynasty style (AD 618–907) in 1990, the Chi Lin Nunnery is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture, treasured Buddhist relics and soul-soothing lotus ponds. A visit is made to Nan Lian Garden a public park also built in the style of the Tang dynasty. After lunch visit Mongkok, this district is characterized by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and where you can experience the local street food culture. Finally visit Shanghai Street, where else in the world can you find wedding dresses, kitchenware and historical landmarks all on the one street? Shanghai Street is one of Hong Kong’s oldest thoroughfares and still has a number of preserved old Chinese shop-house buildings. The remainder of today is at leisure to explore and to try some of the local delicious food.
Day 4 – Saturday 26 May 2018 (B, L) Macau Day TourAfter breakfast depart the hotel for the Turbojet terminal and depart for Macau. Today’s highlights include visiting A-Ma Temple, one of the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macau. Built in 1488 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the temple is dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen. Next visit is the ruins of St. Paul, one of the most well-known scenic spots of Macau, refers to the front of St. Paul Cathedral completed in the year of 1580. The next stop is Senado Square which has been Macau's urban centre for centuries, and is still the most popular venue for public events and celebrations today. The Senado Square is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Macau". Enjoy a Portuguese lunch before a visit to Taipa Village where the original community of Taipa Island started from. It's a small cluster of narrow lanes and alleys, with old colonial colourful houses along them. Hanging flower baskets and old-fashioned street lamps make it an appealing place to stroll, and the numerous restaurants along the Rua da Cunha are popular destinations. You may like to stay on in Macau to sample one of the many restaurants and make your way back by Turbojet to your hotel.
Day 5 – Sunday 27 May 2018 (B, L, D) Lantau Island TourThis morning after breakfast depart by coach for Tung Chung. Your journey begins with a 25-minute cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping 360 the ideal springboard to exploring Lantau Island. Its offers an astonishing bird’s eye view of the magical deep blue sea and lush green mountainside underneath your feet. As you step out of the cable car, you will be greeted by the culturally themed 1.5-hectare Ngong Ping Village, where a wide array of shops and eateries in Ngong Ping Village. From here travel by coach to Tai O Village to see fishing junks, wooden stilt houses along the waterfront, tiny shops, shrines and ancient temples form an interesting mosaic of a traditional fishing village. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch before visiting Po Lin Monastery a Buddhist monastery, located on Ngong Ping Plateau. The main temple houses three bronze statues of the Buddha. Visit Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha. Return by cable car to Tung Chung and then by coach to the hotel. A farewell dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant.
Day 6 – Monday 28 May 2018 (B) Depart Hong Kong 12.45pm – Arrive Brisbane 11.15pm
Clients returning to Sydney or Melbourne – please ask us for flight schedules.