Begin your Hong Kong shore excursion upon port pickup and head to Lantau Island, situated at the mouth of the Pearl River. Your friendly local guide will transport you by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Tung Chung, a newly developed town on the mountainous island – connected to the mainland by the Kowloon peninsula.
When you reach Tung Chung, board the Ngong Ping 360 sky rail cable car for an approximate 25-minute ride across Tung Chung Bay. En route to the Ngong Ping Plateau – a 3-mile (5.7 km) distance away – admire the panoramic view of the South China Sea. Your guide will point out the gorgeous natural surroundings of Lantau Island, including the misty slopes that comprise North Lantau Country Park. (Please note: Cable car subject to operational and weather conditions.)
Upon landing, disembark and head to Ngong Ping Village, a theme park constructed to reflect the regional culture, including a range of unique street performances, shows and demonstrations. With your ticket, gain entry to two multimedia attractions: ‘Walking with Buddha’ and the ‘Monkey's Tale Theater.’
Watch the ‘Monkeys Tale’ while seated in an enchanting courtyard decorated with columns, murals and stone carvings. This computer-animated film, accompanied by special effects and surround sound, tells the tale of three monkey friends on a spiritual journey. Then, follow the life of a man named Siddhartha on his path to enlightenment as you move through a variety of themed scenes and activities at ‘Walking with Buddha.’
Next, follow your guide to view the Tian Tan Buddha – more popularly known as the Big Buddha or Giant Buddha – with the option to climb the 268 steps right up to the 112-foot (34-meter) image! After viewing the world's largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue, explore the Buddhist temple at Po Lin Monastery, located below. Founded by several monks in 1906, the main building houses three bronze statues that represent the Buddha of the past, present and future.
After your immersion in Lantau Island’s traditional culture, head to the nearby Citigate Outlets for some retail therapy at your final stop – Hong Kong’s largest outlet shopping mall. You’ll have plenty to browse in dozens of shops, including more than 80 international brand names, before returning with your guide to the Hong Kong port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Hong Kong cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.