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Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory ticket and Dining Package

1. Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory ticket and Dining Package

The Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 meters above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the city and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and a world-class shopping mall, it has been acclaimed as a must-see first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptionally quick double-decker high-speed elevators which reach the 100th floor in just 60-seconds. Beyond the splendid Hong Kong city panoramic view and magical scenery, Sky100 is also home to a large-scale interactive multimedia exhibit and a comprehensive guest center. Offering fascinating insights into local history and culture, the state-of-the-art exhibit enriches visitors with a thorough understanding of Hong Kong. Select Café 100 wine, dessert, and other dining combos to enrich your experience with gourmet food and beverages while enjoying the best view of the city. One tip is to visit the deck around dusk to watch the unforgettable sunset coloring the city’s skyline.

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Hong Kong: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

2. Hong Kong: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy access to Hong Kong’s open-top sightseeing bus tour routes and see all of the city’s iconic landmarks and places at your own pace. Your pass allows you to hop-on and off on 3 different sightseeing tour routes through Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Travel along the Hong Kong Island route, known as the Red Route, explore the Blue Route of Kowloon, and take the Green Route through Stanley. Your ticket also comes with a complimentary Star Ferry ride and fast track ticket to the Peak Tram.  Plan your day and visit the sites that you wish to see, from Victoria Harbor, to Victoria Peak or Sky100 Observatory Deck, to glamorous shopping malls - where your complimentary rewards booklet, with substantial retail, leisure, and dining discounts will come in handy. The Red Route takes 1.5 hours, the Aberdeen & Stanley Tour Green Route takes 1.5 hours and the Kowloon Tour Blue Route takes 1 hour without hopping off. Select the deluxe option to learn about the local cultures and hear stories on a free walking tour in Central SoHo and Sheung Wan, with local tasty street food snack and drink. Hong Kong Island Tour - Red Route: • Central Star Ferry Pier 7 • Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center • Causeway Bay-Sogo • Park Lane Hotel • Wan Chai Computer Center • Peak Tram Lower Terminus • Mid-Levels Escalator • Lan Kwai Fong & Soho Stanley & Aberdeen Tour - Green Route: • Central Star Ferry Pier 7 • Peak Tram Lower Terminus • Ocean Park • Repulse Bay • Stanley • Aberdeen Kowloon Tour - Blue Route: • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade • The Peninsula • Langham Place • Temple Street • Sky100 • Hankow Road • Mody Road

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Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory Entry Ticket Only

3. Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory Entry Ticket Only

The Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 meters above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the city and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and a world-class shopping mall, it has been acclaimed as a must-see first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptionally quick double-decker high-speed elevators which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. Beyond the splendid Hong Kong city panoramic view and magical scenery, Sky100 is also home to a large-scale interactive multimedia exhibit and a comprehensive guest center. Offering fascinating insights into local history and culture, the state-of-the-art exhibit enriches visitors with a thorough understanding of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Street Food Feasting

4. Hong Kong Street Food Feasting

Join a local host who is a foodie just like you and wander through the Kowloon district or through the neighborhoods of Sheung Wan or Sham Shui, eating your way around the most delicious markets, local eateries and street food stalls together as well as discovering the incredible ingredients that go into these dishes. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.  Get to know the local food culture - your local host will take you to spots where the locals go to buy a meal from street food vendors and choose 6 - 8 street foods like pork dumplings, roast goose, pineapple buns and glutinous rice pastries for you to try. Immerse yourself in the local food culture with a host who is as passionate about eating authentic, local cuisine as you are and discover markets and street foods together.  Spend time getting to know your local host, chat about your favorite cuisine and get some insider recommendations of the most authentic locals places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip, at places your local guide knows you will love. 

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Hong Kong: Customised Private Walking Tour

5. Hong Kong: Customised Private Walking Tour

Discover Hong Kong, also known as the “fragrant harbor” in Cantonese, on a private customizable tour. This bustling metropolis can be difficult to navigate for newcomers. With the help of your professional local guide, hack the city's transportation system and get to know an authentic side to the city.  Choose from a 2, 4, or 8-hour tour. Arrange to meet your guide at the location of your choice and embark on a fascinating journey together through the city. This private tour allows you to choose the sights and activities you want to experience in advance, without wasting time on those you’d rather skip. Your guide will craft the best schedule for you based on your location and personal interests.

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Kowloon: Private Night Markets & Street Food Experience

6. Kowloon: Private Night Markets & Street Food Experience

Meet your local host at your hotel or a convenient meeting point to be decided. Then begin your personalized adventure of one of Hong Kong's most vibrant neighborhoods. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Although you will see well-known streets and markets, your local host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won't find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. Begin the tour by getting a little lost, exploring the tiny shops and market stalls in little side streets and back alleys, as well as the most famous night markets in Mong Kok. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs and treasures to take home or just soak up the atmosphere. Then, head to Dundas Street and explore the gaai, or back alleys, where you'll find tiny bars selling drinks ranging from herbal medicines to beers. Eat your way around a traditional night markets where vendors sell all the classics like steamed crab, cheung fun (chewy rice noodles), siu mai (a street version of a steamed dim sum classic), and fried octopus tentacles. This is where you’ll find some of the best food in the city, all at a local price. Get some tips and tricks where you can continue the night as this is one of the best districts in the city to party. Your host will share local secrets with you, like where the locals go at 5 AM to eat fried squid balls after a night of partying, and where the best underground clubs are.

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Mong Kok (Kowloon) Street Markets Private Walking Tour

7. Mong Kok (Kowloon) Street Markets Private Walking Tour

Discover the vibrant Mong Kok markets of the Kowloon neighborhood in Hong Kong on a fully personalized tour. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. From the Goldfish Market to the Flower Market, the Ladies Market where you'll find fashion bargains to the more unusual Bird Market, tailor your experience to what you're interested in exploring. The choice of which markets to explore is yours. Experience the enchanting blend of contemporary culture and traditional roots, grab a bite to eat from a street food vendor, and pick up a bargain or 2 yourself. As you spend time getting to know your local host, they will recommend other markets to explore that they know you'll love, and share with you the spots where locals really go to do their shopping so you can get off the beaten path and explore the markets that most tourists miss.

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Hong Kong: Lion Rock Sunset Hiking Adventure

8. Hong Kong: Lion Rock Sunset Hiking Adventure

Discover Victoria Harbor's most dramatic summit and enjoy the sunset views over Lion Rock Country Park on a guided hike. Conquer this rugged ridge and witness some of Hong Kong’s finest views. In the company of a local guide, discover secret spots that only the locals know about and enjoy guaranteed safety and security. Upon arrival at the summit, feel the intense sprawl of Kowloon and enjoy the iconic backdrop of Hong Kong Island behind you. Meanwhile, gaze around the other side of the mountain to discover Sha Tin Valley and the expansive hills of the New Territories. Not only is being at the top incredible, but the walking to be had either side is most enjoyable.

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Hong Kong: 2-Hour Private Kowloon Walled City Guided Tour

9. Hong Kong: 2-Hour Private Kowloon Walled City Guided Tour

Admire Kowloon Walled City's decorative pathways, archways, and bridges and learn more about its dark past on this private guided tour. Learn more about the city's shady beginnings as an extremely overpopulated area which was once considered the most crowded place on Earth, where crime, drugs, and gangs flourished. Marvel at the close-knit community of the residents (some just trying to survive), learn about their way of life and see the scale-model of the Walled City by the park’s entrance to imagine what the area was like in its heyday. While the living conditions may be disturbing, the survival instinct and kinship among the residents remains a positive lining amidst the rather dark reality that was once Kowloon’s Walled City.

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Hong Kong: Guided Tour of Wong Tai Sin Temple

10. Hong Kong: Guided Tour of Wong Tai Sin Temple

Explore Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of the most sacred places in Hong Kong, as well as other spiritual sites on this 2-hour guided tour.  First stop is the temple. Admire the traditional Chinese style architecture with large red pillars, gold engravings, religious carvings, and a brightly tiled roof. You’ll also see worshippers burning incense and shaking fortune sticks.  If you want to have your fortune read, shake a bundle of fortune sticks until one falls out, exchange it for a piece of paper, and have a clairvoyant interpret it for you. The next stop will be the nearby Nine Dragon Wall, a replica of the wall with the same name in Beijing. You will also visit the Good Wish Garden, a miniature replica of the Summer Palace in Beijing.

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What people are saying about Kowloon

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,277 reviews

We are 4 adults who went on a good tour in Hong Kong hosted by Mark. Mark kept in touch with me prior to the trip, and gave us options to think about. We met Mark at 10:00 am so he took us to a place where we had Hong Kong French toast and a wonderful bun with butter (doesn’t sound too exciting but both dishes were delicious and something we had never tried before. Then we had some street food which was fish balls and octopus. The fish balls weren’t our favorite food but the octopus was yummy. Then we were off to dim sum and another taste feast. Finally we went out for bubble tea which was another first for us. Thank you Mark for a memorable day in Hong Kong. Mark was fun and entertaining. He kept us smiling and laughing the whole way. I highly recommend Mark and this food tour.

If you want to get the best seats make sure you get on at the Tsim Sha Tsui side. Sit somewhere that you can see both sides of the water. My son and I had a great time and the photo opportunities were fabulous.

The tour guide was very nice.. he know lots of HK hiking trails..I was very enjoying hiking with him. I will definitely join him again next time.

Really well organised - arrived and left on time. Crew very helpful and a nice glass of wine. Light show was spectacular

We were able to easily book a ride on the Aqua Luna Junk Harbor Tour/Light Show. The tour was wonderful!