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Hong Kong: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

1. Hong Kong: 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. Take a complimentary Star Ferry ride and use a 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 and glamorous shopping malls, where your complimentary rewards booklet, with substantial retail, leisure, and dining discounts, will come in handy. Choose between a classic ticket valid for 24 hours, a premium ticket extras, valid for 48 hours with a choice of a Peak Tram Sky Pass or sky100 entry ticket, and a deluxe ticket with additional extras, valid for 48 hours with a choice of a Peak Tram Sky Pass or sky100 entry ticket. Also includes a Sampan ride in Aberdeen, 1-hour Kowloon panoramic tour, and a 2.5-hour Central SoHo and Sheung Wan Walking Tour with local food and drink.

Tai Kwun: 2-Hour British Colony Tour of Victoria Prison

2. Tai Kwun: 2-Hour British Colony Tour of Victoria Prison

Marvel colonial Hong Kong stories in this 2-hour walking tour, which will take you to the awarded revitalised heritage and cultural area of Tai Kwun, the complex of the former Central Police Station, former Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.. Meet at the Central MTR Station, your professional guide will take you to the Tai Kwun area with the first stop being the former Central Police Station. The newly restored police station features approximately 16 historic buildings, all within close range of each other while learning interesting facts about how British as a minority rules the locals. You can find the elements of both the East and the West. After exploring the police station, move on to the former Central Magistracy. Snap a photo or two by its imposing facade and take it its Greek-revival style architecture. The day's history lesson will wrap up by visiting Victoria Prison, the first and longest-running prison to date in Hong Kong, where housed the national father of Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh in the past. Learn the colonial court system and take photos inside the cells, experiencing as a prisoner!

Hong Kong: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

3. Hong Kong: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Hong Kong's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics like Dimsum and Pineapple buns and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Central Escalator, Dried Food Street, and Slab Stone Street, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Hong Kong: 3-Hour Lan Kwai Fong Pub Crawl

4. Hong Kong: 3-Hour Lan Kwai Fong Pub Crawl

Hit up some of the best nightlife spots in Hong Kong on a 3-hour night pub crawl through the city on a Friday or Saturday night. Follow your guides as you are led to 3 unique bars and 1 club. Along the way, you will meet new friends, who could be travelers, locals, or students. At each stop, you will have free entrance into the bar or club and will be greeted with a free welcome shot. After that, take advantage of special drink deals, with beers priced at $20HKD and cocktails priced at $30HKD. With experienced guides leading you from spot to spot, a pub crawl is a great way to explore the best that Hong Kong's nightlife has to offer with an unbeatable atmosphere and even a photographer on hand to capture all the moments.

Central: 2-Hour Dr. Sun Revolution Tour

5. Central: 2-Hour Dr. Sun Revolution Tour

Meet your expert, English-speaking guide at the Central MTR station and make your way to the Police Married Quarters (PMQ). Explore this creative design hub and learn about its transformation from a school that provided Western education to Chinese students back in the 1880s, to Queen's College, and finally into the police quarters in 1951.  After the PMQ, check out the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum and learn about the legacy that still shapes Hong Kong today.   Finally, the tour wraps up with a visit to Tai Kwun, the historic central police station compound. Wander through the heritage storytelling spaces, thematic exhibitions, and imposing architecture while learning fun facts from your guide.

Hong Kong: Victoria Peak Private Evening Hike from Central

6. Hong Kong: Victoria Peak Private Evening Hike from Central

If there’s one thing all travel guides recommend visiting while in Hong Kong, it's Victoria Peak, known locally as The Peak, the best viewing point on Hong Kong Island with incredible views of the city. Experience The Peak in a special way with this private guided hike to the top with a local English-speaking guide. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the Central MTR Station Exit B. Set off at a gentle pace up the trail with your guide, who will stop along the way to point out scenic views or to share an interesting anecdote or two about the city. On the trail to the top of the mountain, see some of the most expensive houses in the world with historical values in Hong Kong. After approximately 1.5 hours of hiking, you'll reach the summit of The Peak. Whip out a camera and take mementos of the panoramic cityscape near the Lion's Pavilion. Feel free to explore the nearby shops and restaurants, visit Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, or even take The Peak tram to cap off your trip. You can also select the tram ticket option back to Central.

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What people are saying about Central, Hong Kong

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,220 reviews

Best way to see Hong Kong

3 separate routes - the green line offered an amazing and unexpected little gem of a trip to the south side of HK Island - Repulse Bay and Stanley are totally different from mainstream HK. Quiet, beautiful locations, well worth the trip. The tram and panorama were good but on a cloudy day not particularly impressive. Good day’s tour and worth every penny.

The bus routes are well chosen. The 48-hour ticket is recommended: it includes many vouchers and 4 ferry trips per person. At almost all stops there is staff in the BigBus dress. Perfect if the hotel is near HongKong Central.

This sighseeing buses makes it easy to reach many of the popular sights! All of the 3 lines are great, but my favorite is the green line out to the magnificent Repulse Bay, Stanley and Aberdeen! Thumps up...

Very useful to see and to learn about the city of Hong Kong but unfortunately it was very fogy we couldn’t see anything with the train on top

Efficient and easy.

A positive experience from start to finish. It was easy to book and transfer across to tickets at the office.