Hong Kong, China - Far East Cruises

Hong Kong is a paradigm of contradictions. On the one hand the city vibrates with modern commerce, soaring skyscrapers and sophistication. But at the same time it is a land of ancient beliefs and intriguing local customs: small, gilded shrines glow with red lamps, joss sticks and fresh oranges; markets are heaped high with salted eggs, squid and every kind of medicinal root and herbal remedy imaginable; red-sailed junks and sampans ply the harbour.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Scenic Highlights

    This popular tour introduces you to many of Hong Kong's famous highlights.

    Scenic Highlights

    One of the city’s most popular spots is Victoria Peak, where visitors from all over the world come to see the spectacular views. Sit back and relax during a panoramic coach journey to the top of the mountain before visiting the viewing deck of the Sky Terrace at The Peak. Take the opportunity to enjoy the famed views of the city’s skyscrapers, harbour and the hills of Kowloon in the distance.

    The first store selling artefacts was opened at Stanley Market in 1973. Since then, the site has developed into a busy tourist area selling clothing, handicrafts, leather, silk, cashmere, watches and souvenirs. As well as shopping, the village of Stanley offers an attractive waterfront, lined with bars, pubs and restaurants.

    The renowned fishing village of Aberdeen is home to hundreds of people who spend their entire life on the water. Take this wonderful opportunity to take a short sampan boat ride, taking in the fascinating sights by water. A quick stop will be made at a jewellery factory to freshen-up and browse the collection of hand-made jewellery.

    One of the first traditional-style temples built 100 years ago, Man Mo has a great canopy dominating the temple with huge hanging coils of incense. The incense is donated by those making offerings to the Taoist gods of literature (Man) and war (Mo).

    During your tour, you’ll also see modern high-rise skyscrapers, a busy harbour and traditional ways of life on the water.

    This tour involves approximately two hours of walking in total, including visits. Please note that views from the Sky Terrace are weather dependent.

    Tour code

    HKG_002

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Steps of WWII

    Visit two of the impressive military fortifications built by the British Government and used during World War II.

    Steps of WWII

    At the extremity of Kowloon Peninsula is Devil’s Peak. This large fortification was constructed to defend the eastern approaches to Hong Kong harbour. Learn about how this was the scene of bitter fighting between the courageous Indian soldiers serving under the British command and the attacking Japanese Army, during the battle for Hong Kong.

    Continue with a walk through the seafood restaurant of Lei Yue Mun (literally the ‘Mouth of the Carp’) and see live fish and seafood on display in giant fish tanks, ready to be picked for luncheon or dinner. At the end of the village, enjoy a ferry ride to Sai Wan Ho on Hong Kong Island to visit the Museum of Coastal Defence, housed inside the late Victorian-era Lei Yue Mun Fort.

    The fort occupied a strategic position guarding the eastern approaches to Victoria Harbour, where the British had built military style barracks as early as 1844. In 1993, the Hong Kong Government took the decision to conserve and develop the fort into the present day Museum of Coastal Defence.

    Inside the museum, there is a permanent exhibition with exhibits from the Ming and Qing dynasties, the British period, the Japanese Invasion and the period after Chinese sovereignty resumed over Hong Kong.

    This tour operates by bus and on foot. There is approximately 3¾ hours of walking over uneven ground on this tour. A packed luncheon and bottle of water is included on this tour. Guests are reminded to wear comfortable, flat, walking shoes. Space on this tour is limited and therefore early booking is recommended.

    Tour code

    HKG_020

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Hong Kong Panoramic Drive

    Discover the sights of Hong Kong on this scenic drive taking in photograph stops along the way from Victoria Peak to Tung Chung town.

    Hong Kong Panoramic Drive

    Your scenic drive will take you uphill to Victoria Peak for a photo stop of the famous concrete jungle, including the high rise buildings and the harbour. Victoria Peak is visited by millions of tourists and locals every year and offers unforgettable views.

    Continue onto the beautiful Repulse Bay via the low block houses towards the southern side of Hong Kong Island. Sit back and relax in the comfort of the coach as you pass by views of the South China Sea and stunning beaches adorned with luxury apartments.

    Return to Kowloon via the Western Tunnel and the highway to the New Territories and across the incredible Tsingma Bridge. A photograph stop will be made at Tung Chung town for the Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail before the return drive.


    This tour is designed for those who prefer no walking and the coaches will be filled to ensure that everyone has a window seat if they require one.

    Tour code

    HKG_016

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • The Essence of Chinese Cooking

    This extraordinary excursion offers a unique insight into Chinese cooking, the foremost attraction in Hong Kong.

    The Essence of Chinese Cooking

    From basic home cooking to fine dining, Hong Kong is known as the culinary capital of Asia.

    Food is such an integral part of the culture of Hong Kong that there is a saying which loosely translates as ‘have you had your rice today?’ This may explain why so many people argue that Hong Kong has the world’s highest ratio of restaurants and cafés, with one restaurant for every 770 people.

    Your tour begins with a delectable Dim sum luncheon at a local Chinese Restaurant. The dazzling décor and mouth-watering Chinese dishes will provide an unforgettable experience.

    Next, travel to the local produce market, where you can view an interesting array of fruit and vegetables. Take in the fresh aromas as your guide explains the ingredients required for creating a culinary delight.

    Your journey continues to the Cooking Centre, where you’ll take part in a special Chinese cookery course. During the class, you’ll assist in the preparation of two classic Chinese dishes. Your informative teacher will also cover the methods of traditional Chinese table settings and manners.

    Upon your departure from the class, you will receive copies of the recipes of the dishes that you have just help prepare, as well as a certificate displaying your participation in the class.

    This tour will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately one hour of walking on this tour over paved ground. A refreshment of local beer, soft drink or bottled water will be served with luncheon.

    Tour code

    HKG_028

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Magical Macau

    Leave Hong Kong behind and head to the stunning new metropolis of Macau.

    Magical Macau

    Board your coach for a short transfer to the Hong Kong Ferry Terminal and join the jetfoil for a fast crossing to the ‘Las Vegas’ of the East – Macau. Macau is a stunning new metropolis where UNESCO sites are nestled amongst sparkling new casinos.

    Discover the history of this former Portuguese trading post as you visit some of the most significant sites in Macau’s history. St Paul’s Cathedral was built in the early 17th Century by an Italian Jesuit. Only the facade remains of this exquisite cathedral after the interior was ravaged by fire during a typhoon in 1835.The Museum of Macau is a must, it charts Macau’s history from its colonial heyday to the present day with a vast collection of cultural and historic art and memorabilia. Enjoy some free time at St Pauls and the Museum to browse amongst the local vendors and gift shop for souvenirs.

    Jump back to the 21st Century with a trip to the Macau Tower. This 1,109 foot tower features glass elevators and an observation deck which delivers a breathtaking 360 degree view of Macau and beyond. A delicious buffet luncheon will be served in the Tower Revolving Restaurant on the 60th floor where you can take in the stunning views as you dine.

    Finally visit A-Ma Temple, built in the 15th Century by Chinese fishermen as a shrine to the goddess A-Ma this is considered to be Macau’s oldest temple. The temple consists primarily of four halls which sit in perfect harmony with the natural environment. Sit back and relax as you leave the glittering city of Macau behind and join your return jetfoil transfer back to Hong Kong.

    This excursion will operate by jetfoil, coach and on foot. There is approximately two hours of walking on this excursion. Entrance to the observation deck is not included. Guests will be required to take passports on this tour.

    Tour code

    HKG_018

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    9 hours

  • Guilin,Wall & Beijing Overland -Double

    See the sights of Hong Kong, visit the magical river region of Guilin and include a trip to the Great Wall and highlights of Beijing on your travels.

    Guilin,Wall & Beijing Overland -Double

    DAY 1 – HONG KONG
    A drive to Victoria Peak will allow you to enjoy one of most extraordinary and legendary vista of any modern city. Once an upper-class residential area from colonial times, the Peak is still among Hong Kong's most exclusive areas with an awe-inspiring view of the whole city. Continue onto Repulse Bay, a relaxed area with a resort-like atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the soft sandy beach as your guide recounts stories from days gone by. Take in the sights as you make your way to Hong Kong Airport, where you’ll have a Chinese dim sum luncheon before taking your flight to Guilin. Guilin translates as ‘Sweet Osmanthus’ owing to the many fragrant trees found within the city. You’ll check into the Shangri-la Hotel, where your evening meal will be served.

    DAY 2 – GUILIN, LI RIVER
    Guilin translates as ‘Sweet Osmanthus’, owing to the many fragrant trees found within the city. After breakfast, you’ll take a scenic 50km cruise along the serene Li River from Guilin to Xingping. It is said that to sail along the Li River is like sailing through a traditional Chinese painting. Enjoy incredible panoramas of picturesque mountains dotted with peaceful rice paddies with water buffalo meandering along the river banks. See the fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, many of them still using specially trained cormorant birds to capture fish on their behalf. During your Li River cruise, you’ll be offered a light box lunch. Disembark in the little town of Xingping. Time permitting, you can explore the picturesque town, before making your way to Guilin Airport for your flight to Beijing. Check into the Kerry Hotel and enjoy a Chinese style dinner.

    DAY 3 –GREAT WALL & TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you venture out to visit one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles from east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. Your tour will visit the Badaling section of the Wall. Enjoy a Chinese style luncheon at a local restaurant followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Temple of Heaven - the largest group of temple buildings in China, and the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 in the Ming Dynasty. See the intricate joinery and dovetailing used to create the wonderful architectural details without the use of steel, cement or a single nail. In the evening you’ll have a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

    DAY 4 –TIANANMEN SQUARE & FORBIDDEN CITY
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the largest square in the world, Tiananmen Square, which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. Take a trip to the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; it was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. Lunch will be served at a local Chinese restaurant, before you make your way to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. On arrival in Shanghai, you’ll step aboard the only Maglev Train on earth. Short for “magnetic levitation”, the Maglev whisks you to Longyanglu station using ground-breaking technology. Without the friction of wheels or rails, this innovative train is the fastest transportation on land. A final coach journey will take you back to the ship in time for dinner on board.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 20th December 2015. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = HKG802, Single = HKG803). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Hong Kong on 10th March and returns in Shanghai on 13th March. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, boat, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable soft soled, non slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: all guests must obtain a Chinese visa prior to embarking Queen Elizabeth.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 11°C during the day.



    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.



    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    HKG_802

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights

  • New Territories

    For those who have explored Hong Kong before, this tour offers an opportunity to visit a side of the city, which is often unseen.

    New Territories

    Your first stop will be at the Sam Tung Uk Museum which provides an authentic and fascinating insight into the lifestyles of villagers in the New Territories before modern development completely transformed this once entirely rural area.

    The next visit is to Chuk Lam Sim Yuen (Bamboo Forest Monastery) which is one of the most impressive temple complexes in Hong Kong. The temple was completed in 1932 when, legend has it, Tou Tei, the earth god, told an elderly monk to build it. The temple contains three of the largest golden Buddhas in the territory.

    An unexpected delight in this district is the Wishing Tree outside the Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen. An ancient banyan, it is festooned with red and gold incense papers and other offerings thrown into its branches by the faithful - and the hopeful. Adjoining trees, thought to be equally lucky also bear their share of colourful wishing papers. According to tradition, at Chinese New Year, people pray for year-long peace by scribbling their dreams on slips of red paper tied to an orange with string. They then toss them into the air and if the lucky paper charm catches on the tree, it is said that the wish will be granted.

    The Man Mo Temple is a dedicated temple to the gods Man (Literature) and Mo (Martial Arts). It was built a century ago to serve as a centre of worship for the community. Also situated here is the Tai Po Market which sells all kinds of fresh products, dried herbs and seafood.

    The fortified village of Tsang Tai UK was built in the mid-19th century as a stronghold for the Tsang Clan. The corner towers feature curved gables topped with tridents. The fortifications kept human threats at bay, while the 3 pronged spikes deterred evil spirits.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately one hour of walking on this tour.

    Tour code

    HKG_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Hong Kong by Night

    Experience Hong Kong by night including a visit to the Sky Terrace at The Peak, Symphony of Light Show and a traditional 8 course Peking Duck dinner.

    Hong Kong by Night

    Few cityscapes are as spellbinding as the view of Hong Kong from the Peak, the green-swathed mountain that looms above Central’s tight-packed ranks of skyscrapers. Cool, clear and removed from the city's bustle, the area has long been one of the city's most exclusive retreats. Enjoy a scenic coach journey as you make your way to the Peak Tower at the top of the mountain. Take in the renowned views of the Harbour and beyond from the viewing deck of the Sky Terrace.

    After returning to ground level, proceed to the Peking Garden Restaurant where your traditional 8 course Beijing duck dinner will be served in a bustling and lively atmosphere.

    The multimedia spectacle Symphony of Light Show employs coloured lights, lasers, holograms and searchlights synced to music to transform 33 buildings along Victoria Harbour. Hailed as the World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show by Guinness World Records, the show commemorates the energy, spirituality and diversity that is Hong Kong.

    Temple Street night market is lined with row after row of brightly lit stalls hawking inexpensive goods. The wares range from clothing, jewellery and accessories to CDs, electronic gadgets and luggage.

    There is approximately two hours’ walking on this tour. Please note that the Sky Terrace at The Peak will be open to the public during the visit and the order of sights may operate in reverse to avoid congestion. Views from the Sky Terrace will be weather dependent. One soft drink or local beer will be included.

    Tour code

    HKG_008

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Walk Old & New

    Hong Kong is a city best discovered on foot and this tour takes you deep into the heart of the city.

    Walk Old & New

    Your walk begins at the Man Mo Temple. Afterwards, stroll down to Hollywood Road, famous for its curio and antique shops. Hollywood Road is the perfect place to find wood-block prints, china, porcelain, Buddha statues, snuff and perfume bottles, Chinese furniture and a host of other items.

    The lively district of Soho is home to the Mid-Levels Escalator, currently the Guinness World Record holder of the world’s longest covered escalator. This one-direction escalator carries almost 34,000 people daily and is 800 metres long. Soho is an area packed with bars and restaurants and is a particular hot spot for nightlife.

    The huge, grey building of the Central District Police Station features Doric-style columns and stands as a testimony to Hong Kong's colonial heritage.

    The compact narrow alleys of Li Yuen Street East and West are packed with stalls and shops selling casual wear, leatherwear and knick-knacks to local housewives, visitors and commuters alike.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Please wear comfortable, non-slip shoes and take a raincoat or umbrella in case of possible downpours. Guests are advised that there is an extensive amount of walking involved during this tour.

    Tour code

    HKG_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Shopping Trip

    When it comes to shopping, Hong Kong has everything in abundance, so what better place for a spot of retail therapy.

    Shopping Trip

    The bustling street market in Stanley is ideal for those shoppers who like to practise their bargaining skills. Stanley Market has an array of shops and stalls, ranging from brand name clothing to sports shoes, art, woodcarvings, ornaments and leather goods. This is an ideal place to pick up some souvenirs for friends and relatives and you can also wander along the waterfront lined with bars and restaurants. At the western end of Stanley’s main street also lies Tin Hau Temple, one of the oldest in Hong Kong.

    Your next destination will be a jewellery factory in the harbour-side area of Aberdeen, where you can see how pieces of hand-made jewellery are put together. You will, of course, have an opportunity to purchase any of the gems which take your fancy.

    Visit Hollywood Road and Cat Street, small lanes filled with stalls selling curios and antiques - it’s a perfect place to find woodblock prints, china, porcelain, Buddha statues, snuff, perfume bottles and much more. Even if you decide not to purchase any of the unusual and interesting items on sale, the experience and atmosphere of being in amongst Hong Kong’s bustling streets and markets is sure to enthral you.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Guests are advised to take care of personal possessions whilst in crowded areas. The authenticity of designer clothing cannot be guaranteed and Cunard cannot be held responsible for the quality of items purchased during this tour. Walking is involved at all stops.

    Tour code

    HKG_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Evening Harbour Cruise

    Admire the glittering harbour and sparkling skyscrapers by night on this evening cruise.

    Evening Harbour Cruise

    Board a traditionally-styled Chinese Junk and cruise out to the Eastern Harbour of Hong Kong, passing the shimmering waterfronts of Central and the main banking and commercial area. See the pristine skyscrapers, lit up against the night sky, including the Bank of China, the HSBC headquarters and the International Finance Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong.

    The famous world of ‘Suzy Wong’ has now evolved into a prominent commercial district, adorned with giant neon signs along the rooftops and harbour-front buildings. During your cruise, you’ll see many sights of Kowloon’s bustling harbours.

    Enjoy unlimited refreshments from the bar as you watch the sights and city lights pass by and witness the incredible Symphony of Lights Show.


    Guests are advised that there will be a walk of around 10-15 minutes to reach the junk if the ship is berthed at Ocean Terminal, therefore the duration of the tour may vary. Guests must be able to access a few steps onto and off the boat. Some sea swells may be experienced within the harbour and delays may be encountered due to water traffic. There is no meal or snacks served on the boat so guests are advised to have dinner before leaving on this tour.

    Tour code

    HKG_006

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 hours

  • Lantau Island Uncovered

    Discover the enchanting island of Lantau, now linked to the mainland by the world's longest two-deck suspension bridge.

    Lantau Island Uncovered

    Head away from the hustle and bustle of Kowloon's waterfront to the island retreat of Lantau. Cross the world's longest road and rail suspension bridge, Tsing Ma Bridge, and stop at the viewing platform for some incredible views and a further insight into this amazing structure.

    Visit Tai O fishing village, the largest settlement on the island. Built on stilts on the river, the village still retains its ancient history and traditional houses and customs, providing a glimpse of how Hong Kong used to be.

    The island's main attraction is Po Lin Monastery, which houses three magnificent Buddhas. It is also home to the largest outdoor bronze Buddha in Asia, weighing in at over 2,800 lbs and measuring more than 85 feet high. The Monastery was built in 1924 and remains one of the most popular Buddhist temples in the territory. Enjoy a traditional vegetarian luncheon at the Monastery and visit the grounds before returning to Lantau island by cable car.

    The final visit of the tour will be to Ngong Ping, this village has been architecturally designed and landscaped to reflect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area. Attractions include walking with Buddha, Monkey's Tale Theatre and Ngong Ping Tea House.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. A traditional Chinese vegetarian luncheon will be served; a western option is not available. A substantial amount of walking over even ground will be required at Tai O Village and at Po Lin Monastery.

    Tour code

    HKG_011

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    7 hours

  • Open Top Bus by Night

    Hong Kong's biggest attraction is the city itself and this is especially true of its views, which can be seen from an open-top bus.

    Open Top Bus by Night

    See the sights of Hong Kong from the unusual perspective of an open-top bus. By travelling in this unique way, you will be able to take in the highlights from a completely different angle.

    The tour will cover Des Voeux Road, Hong Kong Island's principal street. The street contains many company headquarters, as well as numerous prestigious shops and offices. The Central District is the heart of Hong Kong and it forms the city's financial, business and administrative core, with its high-rise buildings making up the most dramatic portion of the city's fabled skyline.

    The Happy Valley is a residential suburb of Hong Kong, located in the north of Hong Kong Island. It is one of the early communities of Hong Kong, part of Wan Chai District and home of Happy Valley Racecourse, one of the two race tracks of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

    The tour takes you through the famous Wan Chai district and you will see the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, the first tunnel in Hong Kong built under water. Since its construction, traffic has increased, making it one of the most congested roads in Hong Kong and the world. Nathan Road is the main thoroughfare in Kowloon and Shanghai Street was the major business corridor in the area.


    Due to height restrictions within the port guests will be transferred to the open top bus by regular coach There is minimal walking with about ten steps to reach the top deck of the bus. It is recommended that you bring a light jacket at the temperature tends to drop in the evening.

    Tour code

    HKG_013

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Grand Tour of Hong Kong

    A wonderful opportunity to experience Hong Kong’s best sights, including a delicious, Cantonese luncheon.

    Grand Tour of Hong Kong

    Step aboard a traditional Chinese junk to enjoy a leisurely harbour cruise through the bustling Victoria Harbour, with coffee or tea served on board. The cruise sails out to the Eastern harbour area of Hong Kong, along the waterfront of Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and North Point before viewing the Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter - home of the fishing families and their deep sea fishing junks.

    A brief rest stop will be made at one of the city’s jewellery factories for you to see the wonderful craftsmanship of the goods. Continue to the small village of Stanley and Stanley Market, famous for its clothes, furniture, oriental souvenirs and great shopping.

    Enjoy the sights and scenery as you travel up the famed Hong Kong Peak. Situated at 1,308 feet high, it offers a truly impressive must-see perspective of the city. It’s at this lofty location that you’ll enjoy a typical Chinese Dim Sum luncheon at the prestigious ‘Tien Yi’ Restaurant at the Peak Tower.

    The quaint and charming Aberdeen Fishing Village is not far from the hustle and bustle of the heart of Hong Kong, and is the first place the British set foot upon when they arrived. Back then, Aberdeen was the centre of the incense trade and this is how Hong Kong got its name, as it translates as ‘Fragrant Harbour’. It’s here that you will round off your day with an authentic Sampan boat ride.


    This excursion will operate on foot, by coach, junk and sampan. There is approximately two hours of walking during this tour including your visits. Please note this is a fast-paced and comprehensive tour and the order of highlights may vary. Views from the Sky Terrace are weather dependent.

    Tour code

    HKG_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    9 hours

  • Warriors, Great Wall & Beijing - Double

    An opportunity to see some of China’s greatest sights. The city of Hong Kong, Terracotta Warriors, The Great Wall of China and Beijing.

    Warriors, Great Wall & Beijing - Double

    DAY 1 – HONG KONG
    A drive to Victoria Peak will allow you to enjoy one of most extraordinary and legendary vistas of any modern city. Once an upper-class residential area from colonial times, the Peak is still among Hong Kong's most exclusive areas with an awe-inspiring view of the whole city. Continue on for visit to Repulse Bay, a relaxed area with a resort-like atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the soft sandy beach while your guide recounts stories about the area from days gone by. Take in the city sights as you make your way to Hong Kong Airport where you’ll have a Chinese dim sum luncheon before taking your flight to Xian and check into the Hilton Hotel where you will have dinner.

    DAY 2 – TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
    After breakfast in the hotel, your tour will take you directly to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors Museum. First excavated in 1974, the 7,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses are acclaimed as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The Warriors are grouped in battle order, rank by rank, some mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others in infantry groups armed with spears, swords and crossbows. The detail and scale of these incredible sculptures is a sight to behold. Luncheon will be served at a restaurant within the Museum, before you make your way to the airport for your flight to Beijing. On arrival, transfer to the Kerry Hotel where you’ll check in and have a Chinese style dinner.

    DAY 3 –GREAT WALL & TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
    Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you venture to one of mankind’s mightiest creations, the Great Wall of China. Built in third century BC to protect China’s northern border from marauding nomads and barbarians, the wall stretches over 4,500 miles from east to west. Today, it remains a poignant reminder of the painstaking endeavours of nearly one million workers. You’ll visit the Badaling section of the wall during your tour. Enjoy a Chinese style luncheon at a local restaurant followed by some shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, take a tour of the Temple of Heaven - the largest group of temple buildings in China, and the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 in the Ming Dynasty. See the intricate joinery and dovetailing used to create the wonderful architectural details without the use of steel, cement or a single nail. In the evening you’ll have a traditional Peking Duck dinner at a selected restaurant.

    DAY 4 –TIANANMEN SQUARE & FORBIDDEN CITY
    After breakfast, you’ll visit the largest square in the world, Tiananmen Square which covers 34 acres. This historic site is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and the National Museum. Take a trip to the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum; it was once the Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty through to the Qing Dynasty. Although the palatial complex is the largest in the world, covering more than 210 acres, the intricate detail within the pavilions and courtyards is incredible. Luncheon will be served at a local Chinese restaurant, before you make your way to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. On arrival in Shanghai, you’ll step aboard the only Maglev Train on earth. Short for “magnetic levitation”, the Maglev whisks you to Longyanglu station using ground-breaking technology. Without the friction of wheels or rails, the innovative train is the fastest transportation on land. A final coach journey will take you back to the ship in time for dinner on board.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 20th December 2015. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = HKG800, Single = HKG801). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour departs Hong Kong on 10th March and returns in Shanghai on 13th March. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Hotels, flights and order of itinerary are subject to change.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, boat economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as described. Two glasses of local beer and soft drinks are included with luncheon; rice or house wine is also included with evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication, visas and travel insurance.

    What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you may require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable, soft-soled, non slip shoes are essential for walking the Wall, which can become slippery when wet.

    Visas: all guests must obtain a Chinese visa prior to embarking Queen Elizabeth.

    Weather: the temperature is likely to be cool in March. The temperature can be as low as 2°C in the morning, rising to approximately 11°C during the day.

    Customs and traditions: please dress conservatively when visiting shrines and temples to respect local customs and cultures.

    Traffic: Shanghai and Beijing are major cities, traffic can be very heavy. Everything will be done to maintain the itinerary, but some delays may be experienced.

    Tour code

    HKG_800

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 nights

Our Ships

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

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Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2

The newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 is the epitome of a luxury liner. The flagship of the Cunard fleet offers the last word in travel luxury – from the largest ballroom at sea to the sumptuous Commodore Club.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is exactly what a Cunard ship should be. She’s sleek and contemporary, with a traditional red and black exterior. Inside is all about warmth and luxury, privacy and comfort.