Hong Kong
10/18/2019 12:00 AM
10/18/2019 12:00 AM
Arrive in dazzling Hong Kong today and embark your ship. Take time to settle in and explore, perhaps admiring the city's magnificent setting, a glittering forest of skyscrapers standing between soaring mountains, a bustling harbor, and offshore islands. Our overnight stay gives you ample time to experience the rich cultural tapestry and unmistakable British influence.

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 

Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers , restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Lamma Island Tour - 8.5 hours
Lamma Island Tour

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Tour Duration: 8.5 hours

Highlights:
Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. This full-day guided tour will take you on a hike over the trails of Lamma Island. Discover the culture and traditions that have sprung from this unique fishing community and learn about the island’s rich history from our expert tour guide.

Our hike will follow the winding coastal path along the island and up the hillside for majestic views over the South China Sea and neighboring Cheung Chau and Lantau Island. Lamma Island has been inhabited for over 6,000 years – this route will give you a glimpse into its past, from its abandoned banana plantations, ancestral graves, and old feng shui woods to a World War 2 Kamikaze tunnel and even, a centuries old Tin Hau temple, dedicated to the local goddess of the sea, that remains a place of prayer to this day.

We’ll stop for a fresh seafood lunch by the waterfront of Sok Kwu Wan village, before continuing to the bustling village of Yung Shue Wan. Stroll through the narrow streets of tightly packed local shops and delight in the colorful bohemian community that has gradually become part of Lamma Island’s new culture.

Inclusions:

• Private transfer
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ waters)
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not included: 
• Other meals where not mention in the program
• Drinks/ waters on meals
• China visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details) • Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusive column
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience - 2.5 hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours

Highlights:
Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a rich legacy, dating back to ancient China. Over the years, the practice has evolved into a holistic form of alternative medicine, aimed at maintaining overall health and wellness. In this 1.5 hour experience, open your eyes to the expansive world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and embrace an important part of Chinese culture that is often shrouded in mystery.

Inclusions:

• Private transfer
• A TCM diagnosis and holistic health conslutation
• A body constitution report and a box of tea (suited to your bodu consttution) to take home
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ waters)
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included:
• Other meals where not mention in the program
• Drinks/ waters on meals
• China visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details) • Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusive column
 
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class - 3.5 hours
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class 
 
Destination: Hong Kong, China
Tour Duration3.5 hours

Highlights:
Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. We go to a local Wet Market and see how local people doing their purchasing food stuffs before they do their cooking. Drive to Cooking Class venue after the short visit. Discover Chinese Dim Sum-cooking in this 2-hour private Chinese Cooking Class!

Learn to make traditional Chinese snacks during this Dim Sum Cooking Class. Experience the pleasure of handcrafting bite-sized dumplings, sweet desserts and savory spring rolls under the direction of your expert chef. Gain a deeper understanding of the flavors and techniques that make this cuisine flavorful and unique, and put your imagination to work while fashioning marine animals from some of the ingredients! Try your hand at each new creation at private chef’s table, where you’ll find detailed recipes and instructions to create each dish. Your friendly chefs will continue to cook and create while you’re at work to insure your dim sum meal is supplemented with other traditional dishes. Once the class is complete, enjoy your dim sum – along with other dishes created by your chefs! Four kinds of Dim Sum will be practiced during 2 hours class: Chinese Bun, Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Dumpling and Spring Rolls that includes chef-prepared snacks such as steamed dumplings and buns. Receive a Certificate to take home with you!


Inclusions: 
• Private transfer
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ waters)
• All ingredients and equiqment required
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included:
• Other meals where not mention in the program
• Drinks/ waters on meals
• China visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details) • Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusive column
Hong Kong New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village - 4 hours
Half-day tour to New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village

Added Value
  • Sam Tung Uk Museum
  • Tai Po Old Market & Man Mo Temple
  • & Moment: Fortune Telling
  • Lo Wai Walled Village
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver

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