Starts any day . January to December5 days from $3595.00
Arrive Hong Kong
Welcome to Hong Kong. You are met on arrival, and taken to your luxurious hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure – relax or start to explore the exciting, vibrant and safe city.
Hong Kong Sightseeing
Start your morning with traditional Chinese exercise in the park. Tai Chi or “shadow boxing” is a graceful exercise that combines thought and action developed from an ancient martial art. A master will teach you how to capture the spirit of this art form in a one-hour class.
Next, take the funicular tram ride to Victoria Peak for some glorious views of the city skyline. Late morning, drive a bit south to Aberdeen Harbor. Here you board traditional sampans for a closer look at the floating fishermen village that encompasses the harbor.
Enjoy a dim sum lunch on your own before continuing to explore the city. The last stop of the day is the large and renowned Stanley Market. This open aired market has become famous for its bargains on clothes, toys, souvenirs and Chinese crafts. (B)
Excursion to Macau
This morning, board a Turbo cat vessel for a 75-minute ride north to the port of Macau. For centuries a Portuguese enclave, Macau was reverted back to Chinese sovereignty in 1999. Explore the historic center of Macau, listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site; it combines the cultural and architectural influence of both east and west.
You will head to the hotel to drop off your luggage. Then visit the 16th century Chinese Kun Yam Temple, and then travel up Penha Hill for a magnificent view of the city. See the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral, Macau’s most famous landmark, and the adjacent Monte Fort that defended the city. Stroll through Leal Senado Square, paved by the Portuguese in a unique Mosaic pattern of colored-stones, and along Avenida da Praia Residence. You will then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
Macau at leisure
Today is yours to explore the city at your leisure. You can explore stylish shopping malls or the casino developments in the area. (B)
Today you are taken to the Macau ferry terminal for your ferry ride directly to the Hong Kong airport or take to the Macau airport for your flight home or on to your next destination. (B)
Island Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong
Consistently voted one of the finest hotels in the world, the Island Shangri-La Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Hong Kong. Towering 56 floors above Victoria Harbor, it has direct access to Pacific Place - the island's most prestigious shopping and entertainment complex. Its eight award-winning restaurants bring an exquisite dining experience for the epicurean. The hotel also features the world's largest Chinese silk painting, "The Great Motherland of China," in its Atrium. The 565 rooms and suites of this luxurious hotel are among the largest in Hong Kong, and each offers breathtaking views of the city and harbor from wide bay windows. Amenities include broadband internet access, voice mail, satellite/cable television, DVD player, LCD TV in bathroom, international direct dial telephone, electronic safe, mini bar, coffee/tea making facilities, and full-size executive writing desk. The hotel's recreation and fitness facilities include a 24-hour fitness center, massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, sauna and steam room, solariums, and an outdoor swimming pool. A 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler Platinum Circle & Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Banyan Tree, Macau
Look out of your window for breathtaking views of a cosmopolitan city skyline and experience high-rise living at its best. Be greeted with the exciting pace of modern living in the heart of Asia. Macau is Asia's premier entertainment destination and a food and shopping haven. Complete your stay at Banyan Tree Macau, the first high-rise urban resort in the city. Step into the enclave of Banyan Tree Macau, a luxury hotel and be prepared to pamper your senses.