Hong Kong is a favorite destination for Asia cruise travelers. Local shore excursions showcase the island city’s vibrancy and beauty while making it easy to navigate a city well-known for its frenetic pace. No matter what time of the day or night you explore the city while in port on a cruise to Hong Kong, you’ll be sure to find something that will take your breath away.
Getting to know the city nicknamed the “Pearl of the Orient” is a breeze when you take Hong Kong shore excursions like guided bus tours that let you take in the highlights without the hassle. On one such tour, you’ll shop for lacquerware, silks, prints, and more at world-famous Stanley Market, then escape the city hustle and bustle at Victoria Park, one of the few city parks with grass. Enjoy a lovely dim sum lunch before continuing on to the Man Mo Temple, one of Hong Kong’s oldest temples, dedicated to the gods of literature (Man) and of war (Mo).
If you’re more of an intrepid explorer who enjoys exploring a city on your own time, book Hong Kong shore excursions for hop-on, hop-off bus tours. Enjoy a choice of three different routes around the city, and see what you want, when you want, while riding on an open-air double-decker tour bus.
See old and new Hong Kong on a guided walking tour where you’ll discover how ancient and modern elements of the city comfortably co-exist. Learn about and shop for antiques on Hollywood Road, and ride the Star Ferry in Victoria Harbour to Kowloon.
Of the many things to do in Hong Kong from a cruise, one of the most popular Asia shore excursions is to hop a fast ferry to exotic Macau for an unforgettable day of touring this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its blended Portuguese-Chinese culture. Explore the ruins of Macau’s oldest Catholic church, built in 1602, and destroyed by a fire in 1835. Visit the oldest Chinese temple, honoring A-Ma, goddess of seafarers.
When night falls, Hong Kong becomes a spectacular city of lights. An excursion on the Peak Tram up to the city’s highest viewing platform is a not-to-be missed sight. From here, you’ll enjoy the Symphony of Lights, a nightly world-class light show recognized by Guinness World Records that takes place on both sides of Victoria Harbor. It is a memory-making evening in Hong Kong for sure.