Meet your guide in Kowloon, and travel by coach to the Star Ferry pier at Victoria Harbour. Part of the commuter network between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, taking a Star Ferry is ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s top city boat trips.
Admire the city skyline as you sail to central Hong Kong, and then ride the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator into Western Hong Kong. This 2,600-foot (800-meter) covered escalator system is the world’s longest, and carries pedestrians over bustling streets and markets.
Disembark at Pottinger Street, a stepped street named after Hong Kong’s first governor, and see its quaint shops and restaurants. Take a double-decker ding ding tram through suburbs like Happy Valley and Wan Chai, and watch a ‘Petty Person Beating’ (Da Siu Yan) ceremony, a historical folk ritual intended to dispel evil.
After a restaurant lunch, visit the Wah Fu Estate, Hong Kong’s first high-rise, new town public housing complex, and then head for Aberdeen Harbor, a typhoon shelter where fishing families work and live on their boats. Explore the floating village by walla-walla sampan, and learn about the fishermen’s lives as you weave around the houseboats.
Your tour then finishes at the original starting point.