Peak Tram Reviews
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An excellent introduction to Hong Kong, although we took the tour on our last day due to the Peak tram being out of service before this date. Loved the stop at Aberdeen and the sampan ride, at least we got to see the floating restaurant and a hint of what it's like living on the water. Stanley area was very scenic and the markets were great, very different from Temple Street and the Ladies Market and had different items on offer. Less time could have been spent at the jewellery factory. Overall a well run and enjoyable tour.
This tour was ok as a quick introduction to Hong Kong. I did not enjoy the visit to the jewellery factory and our visit to the Peak was a bit of a let down because the tram was not operating and the weather was bad so we could not see the view at all.
Good introduction to HKG, enjoyed the visit to Aberdeen Harbour and the optional sanpan trip, also enjoyed the tram ride. Did not enjoy the jewellers, not my style to be herded into a place and given the 'hard sell' . Also, the Stanley Market was just another market anywhere. The tour guide was very good but we could have done without the photographer
I felt this trip, while showing you good glipmses of Hong Kong Island for those on short stop, it was too focused on the 'jewellery sell' and party got split up coming back on tram so undue delay - also thought our photographer was taking shots to publicise the 'tour' not sell more goodies to us when we go to The Peak so watch for that one!!
This is a great orientation for Hong Kong. The tour guide provided excellent backround information and the general itinerary is worthwhile to see the key points of interest. My favourite items were the sampan ride on Victroria harbour to taste some of the history of Hong Kong, the Stanley Markets and the view from the Peak with the Tramway ride down to Hong Kong island. A good tour.
As group tours go - this was a good one. My only complaint was the stop at the Jewelry factory/outlet. I would have preferred much more of the art of making the jewelry rather than an outright outlet shopping experience. Other than that the tour was great. The guide was knowledgeable an entertaining. The Sampan ride (extra fee), tram ride and trip to the Stanley Marketplace was great. It was a very efficient way to see a lot of different areas of Hong Kong and then to know where you wanted to return and explore further. Overall great tour.
Good tour. The tour guide Danny was informative and friendly but his jokes were a little bit lame! The Sampan ride at Aberdeen was great and we got some time at Victoria Peak to explore and take photos before taking the tram ride down. Also got a decent amount of time to look around Stanley markets and Repulse Bay and take photos etc. The Jewelry factory was more of a sell then an educational process - actually would have preferred to spend more time learning about how jewelry is made than being sold to. But otherwise a good tour and a great way to see the key sights in a short period of time.
Quite a good tour. Some good spots visited, including and optional short trip on a genuine junker type boat and a stop at stanley market and the peak including tram ride down the hill. My only problm with this tour was the stop at a local jewellery 'factory' which is obviously a business arrangment with the tour company. The sales people were not pushy but this stop definately took the shine off this trip.
If you are short of time the half day tour is a must do.Gives you a really good look around different parts of Hong Kong. Aberdeen and the Jumbo restaurant was fun as was Stanley market.The "peak" is a must and the tram journey down was not to be missed.Good value for money tour.
The day began slowly with having to pick up people from 4 hotels. this then left less time for other things. the tour went to a jewelry place that was totally unaffordable. this took over an hour the consequence of which meant that we only had 45 minutes at Stanley Market, no time to see anything. Very disappointing. the first stop was a boat trip on a Sampan. The boat driver could not speak English until she demanded everyone pay more money. We thought this tour had all all expenses paid, e.g boat ride. We travelled then to Victoria Peak and had a very quick look around and a tram ride down and this was it. Not a lot of history of Hong Kong or interesting places. In total, a boat ride that cost us, then a jewelry place, Stanley market for 45 minutes only, up to Victoria peak and down in a tram. Too much time on the bus, then we needed an hour to drop everyone off again.Really not happy, nor were others on the bus with us.
Review by LC, October 2010
This is a must attraction for anyone travelling to Hong Kong. The views are fantastic and really give you a sense of location, there are several shops and dinning outlets at the top of the peak. Would suggest that you choose the time you take the Tram carefully to avoid large groups and long queuing for tickets/tram seats. Every taxi driver knows exactly where to drop you off, taxi's are not expensive and are very safe. Whilst in Hong Kong we took the journey up and back twice as the first day the skies were very overcast and the view impaired however was still worth it but just wanted to see what it was like when the sun was shinning as well!
Good trip - saw all the major sights of HK island, including peak tram, Aberdeen harbour and Stanley market and beach. Would have given it five stars if we had not wasted time on an unnecssary trip to a jade factory with an accompanying hard sell.
Review by Anonymous, August 2010
Doing what: Hong Kong Island Half-Day Tour
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was called ricky and he was great! We visited aberdeen harbour and went on a little fishing boat extra but not much, then stanley market for an hours shopping. We then went up victoria peak on the bus and the ride back down was on the tram. ...The only drawback - factory tour - waste of time but I did enjoy the trip!
Floating fishing village was a letdown, so was the tram ride down from the peak as we were all siting backwards and could not appreciate the brilliant view.
The view from the top of Victoria Peak was spectacular and the trip back down on the tram was an experience not to be missed. Trip out on the boat was interesting, particularly seeing how people live on the house boats and time in Stanley with no-pressure market and a chance to sit on the lovely beach was worthwhile. Less pleasing was the trip to the jewelry factory, where your 'personal' shopper follows you around, could be missed out of the trip altogether from our point of view. Guide was knowledgeable.