Hong Kong: holidays in the fragrant harbour
Diverse, sophisticated and meticulously organised – that’s Hong Kong. And it is also a perfect description of your Hong Kong holiday too. Your Hong Kong tour will reveal a modern metropolis where East and West occasionally collide, but usually commingle. Glitzy high-rises sit side-by-side with traditional herb markets. Double-decker trams zip along the coast carrying suited office workers while islands nested in the distant mist harbour rural settlements where traditional life somehow still survives.
Hong Kong offers a gastronomic feast waiting to be savoured. Bird’s nest soup, dim sum, sweet pineapple buns and Lee Keung Kee’s fluffy egg waffles: these are just some of the world’s most famous dishes that can be enjoyed.
Step outside the restaurants, however, and you’ll experience a visual feast too. Spectacular views are what Hong Kong holidays excel in. Even after dark the city is lit up in colour, a pulsing array of neon lights passing over the waterfront and reflecting in the hundreds of soaring tower blocks that make up the skyline.
And, yes, Hong Kong is busy, but there’s plenty of headspace to be had up in The Peninsula. This is where you can ease yourself out of chaotic Kowloon, amid imposing colonial facades a sumptuous dinner here overlooking the harbour is not to be missed.
Hong Kong is inexhaustible but on your tailor-made holiday we’ll ensure your tour of duty is not too fatiguing. Designer stores, quirky boutiques and the famous Temple Street Night Market will all call for your attention. Yet, for us, its watching the Symphony of Lights laser show over Victoria Harbour, from a traditional fan-shaped sail boat that gets our vote. With an incongruous Manhattan cocktail in hand, no less.