Half Day Tour of Hong Kong Island
We journey along the picturesque southern coastal areas of Repulse Bay, Deepwater Bay, and arrive at Aberdeen – once a quiet fishing village, but now a bustling district where modernity meets tradition with skyscrapers overlooking a community living on traditional junks. The typhoon shelter is also popular seafood dining spot and home to one of the world’s largest floating restaurants.
An optional ride on the sampan (water taxi) can be arranged at your own expenses. This is followed by a visit to a jewelry workshop for a behind-the-scene look at the fine art that has made Hong Kong the best in Asia.
Our next stop is the popular Stanley Market. This market in the quaint village of Stanley on Hong Kong Island’s south coast is a huge hit with locals, expats and tourists for good reason: its enormous selection of brand-name clothing items (large sizes are available) and accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, souvenirs, ornaments and Oriental knick-knacks are sold at reasonable prices in a picturesque warren of lanes.
We continue with this excursion and drive up to the famous Victoria Peak (554 meters above sea-level) where we can enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the city, Victoria Harbor, Kowloon Peninsula and beyond (if weather permits).
Afterwards we board a Peak Tram - the city’s historic, funicular railway since 1888, for the descent to the Lower Peak Tram Terminus in Central (formerly known as Victoria City). This is a visual experience in its own right as Hong Kong Island’s skyscrapers slide past your window at what appear to be impossible angles !