2 Days Hong Kong Best Food & Cultural Must-sees Tour
Hong Kong food never fails to give big surprises and tasting feast for its visitors from the whole world! Want to try them in person this time? This 2 days Hong Kong best food & cultural essence tour is specially designed for all those wanting to discover the famous and mouth-watering Cantonese cuisines, dim sum, a rich array of street snacks and drinks in the top recommended restaurants and food stores, meanwhile your nice strolling, our professional local Hong Kong guide will let you know the characteristic food culture, including Cantonese Yum Cha, Cha Chaan Teng, and so forth of this world top prosperous megacity from its ordinary market streets and night fairs, such as Temple Street, Sham Shui Po, Apliu Street, etc. Far more than the great treat of gourmet, you are going to have a fantastic visual feast and visit the best Victoria Peak, tranquil temples and gardens, meaningful historic museum, pleasant fishing village, etc. to get real close to the modernity, spirit, history and life of charming Hong Kong!
- Get top on the Victoria peak, the best observation deck, to catch the superb instagrammable birds-eye view of whole Hong Kong and its terrific urban forest of skyscrapers;
- Have an exciting culinary enjoyment of top classic and popular Hong Kong food and snacks in locally reputed restaurants and learn about the authentic Hong Kong food culture;
- Walk into the best local markets, fleas, and themed streets for an interesting trinkets search and savor the characteristic ordinary life style of prosperous Hong Kong metropolis;
- Discover the serene religion atmosphere of co-existing Taoism, Buddhist, Christian, etc. and the sincere hope of everyone living there in bustling international Hong Kong.
- Day 1: Hong Kong
- Day 2:Hong Kong & Hong Kong Departure
Day 1 Hong Kong
Sightseeing and Activities: Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Hong Kong Museum of History, Shum Shui Po or Temple Street, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade & Victoria Harbor
Today, our local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel or assigned place (like airport, railway station or metro station). Your amazing Hong Kong food tour starts with two options.
Option A (about 09:00-17:00; 8 hours): Wong Tai Sin Sik Sik Yuen – Nan Lian Garden & Chi Lin Nunnery – Cantonese Dim Sum Lunch – Hong Kong Museum of History – Shum Shui Po – Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade & Victoria Harbor (specialized with: a nice chance to explore the lower-class Hong Kong, local market with fruit and vegetables, famous themed streets including electronic products, top Michelin recommended restaurants for authentic food tasting, etc. Travel with normal time schedule)
Option B (about 12:00-20:00; 8 hours): Hong Kong Museum of History – Cantonese Dim Sum Lunch – Wong Tai Sin Sik Sik Yuen – Nan Lian Garden & Chi Lin Nunnery -Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade & Victoria Harbor – Temple Street (specialized with: a night enjoyment of Hong Kong most famous night market with countless interesting souvenirs and trinkets and glittering signboards, a close-up to local culture of nightclubs and karaoke bars, a delightful savory of popular and authentic street snacks, etc. Travel after a lazy sleep.)
Wong Tai Sin Temple Sik Sik Yuen. This Taoist temple is dedicated to a deified healer named Wong Tai Sin and it is said that when he was 15 an immortal taught Wong how to make a herbal potion that could cure all illness. This temple is famed for the many prayers answered “What you request is what you get” via a practice called kau chim. Enjoy the sincere atmosphere of praying and kau chim for good fortune.
Nan Lian Garden & Chi Lin Nunnery: An elegant Tang-style garden featuring a golden pagoda, a koi pond and a collection of bizarre rocks sourced from all over China. Enjoy your time in the beautiful Chi Lin Nunnery located close to the garden. Built in the style of Tang Dynasty, this Buddhist complex is a serene place with lotus ponds, bonsai tea plants, bougainvillea and silent nuns delivering offerings fruit and rice to Buddha or chanting behind intricately carved screens.
Hong Kong Museum of History: The main attraction of this extraordinary museum is a permanent display called the Hong Kong Story. Walk through eight galleries complete with striking life-size replicas and dozens of multimedia displays and the exhibit takes you on a fascinating journey through the history that has shaped the city and its culture as well as the history of development of the territory from its earliest days to British rule and the reunification with China in 1997.
Cantonese Dim Sum: The No.1 must eat food in Hong Kong and represents and breakfast culture of Cantonese people with over 1,000 thousand choices of sweet and salty flavors. Enjoy the top classic and popular bites of pastries and meats, such as Shrimp Dumplings, Siu Mai, steamed BBQ pork bun, etc. Choose at will according to your likes, and our guide will help you with experience!
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Victoria Harbor: Where offers resplendent views of all skyscrapers and LED lights across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island. If time allows, catch the chance to watch “A Symphony of Lights” that is held every night at 20:00.
Shum Shui Po: The top best down-to-earth place to seek Hong Kong life style deeper and for an interesting food & walking experience. Stroll along the local market to see local people haggle among the stores selling fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. While walking along the famous Aplius Street with diverse electronic products and other themed streets with beads, leather, cloths, buttons, etc., you will treat your taste buds with some popular street snacks like pudding cake, tofu pudding, noodles, dumplings, etc.
Temple Street: The livest night market in Hong Kong. Whether you’re a fan of shopping or not, Temple Street is one place you’ll find everything from souvenirs to tiny trinkets and from clothes to footwear, bags and more. While browsing different kinds of commodities, make some stops in front of some food stores or sit and enjoy some delicious Hong Kong styled snacks, including egg waffle (Gai Daan Jai), desserts, drinks, etc.
After today’s exploration, you will be sent to your hotel. Have a good sleep!
Day 2 Hong Kong & Hong Kong Departure
Sightseeing and Activities: Victoria Peak – Repulse Bay – Aberdeen Fishing Village – Sheung Wan & Central – Departure
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Firstly, you’ll experience the quickest and most scenic way to reach up the highest point on Hong Kong Island (552 meters) – Victoria Peak by the legendary Peak Tram which has been operating for more than 130 years as one of the world’s oldest funicular railways. Ascend the Sky Terrace 428 observation deck to enjoy 360-degree spectacular panoramic views of the vibrant city – from the stunning skyline and Victoria Harbor to the tranquility of greenery landscape. If you like, enjoy a walk around and shoot some gorgeous photos. (Optional Hiking Experience on Victoria Peak: Enjoy 1.5-hour Peak Circle Walk starting from Sky Terrace 428 through Lugard Road and then Harlech Road. On the way, you’ll immerse in verdant lush plantation while enjoy vast sea view and amazing Hong Kong skyline.)
Later, be driven far away from the bustling and hustling downtown area to “Hawaii of the Orient” – Repulse Bay. This crescent-shaped stretch of sand is Hong Kong’s most famous beach with long coastline, soft sand, clean water and appropriate temperature and it is also home to some of its richest residents. Appreciate beautiful sea view and visit the Tin Hau Temple situated facing the sea. Continue your visit toAberdeen Fishing Villagewhere you will get an impressive insight of an old traditional fishing village to view the rows of old junks, sampans and private yachts. (Optional experience: if you like, try the sampan tour sailing on the peaceful harbor which would be a fun way to see parts of the floating village and their way of living.)
After lunch, enjoy your culinary and walking hours in the modern and historic Sheung Wan and Central area. Immerse yourself into the flavorous Dry Seafood Street with neighboring shops, get close to the century old Graham Street Marketwith fruits and vegetables to see the ordinary life hidden in the rich business pitch in Hong Kong, meander along the back alleys and paths and admire the cool graffiti culture exhibited on the old walls, and you will not miss and get on the Ding Ding Tram left from the 19th century and pass the streets with lining historical buildings next to glitzy hotels and office buildings from Sheung Wan to Central. During your strolling, stop at some reputed food stores and stalls to please your food expectation with free selections of egg tarts, egg waffles, sugarcane juice… and enter a famous Hong Kong styled café to learn some culture of Cha Chaan Teng and taste the classic orderings such as milk tea, pineapple bun, toast, etc.
After the tour, you’ll be driven back to your hotel in downtown area. (Note: If your time is tight and have no time to stay in Hong Kong, we can escort you to the airport, train station or port for leave. Feel free to tell us your plan.)
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
- Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- All optional programs.