HONG KONG & MACAU FOR FOODIES

Hong Kong & Macau

Overview

TOUR CODE: TPFOOD

Begin in Hong Kong with a half-day city tour that highlights some of the city’s most spectacular sites. Discover the heights of Victoria Peak with its breathtaking views of Hong Kong, to the traditional communities such as the fishing village of Aberdeen, Stanley market and Repulse Bay followed by a foodie walking tour through the city that will ignite both your senses and taste buds. Stop by a family-run Wonton Noodle Soup Shop to savor authentic wonton noodles and delicious roasted pork marinated with honey in a Roast Meat Shop. Don’t forget to try a variety of dim sum delicacies as you walk through the open market and alley ways. Take a Kowloon Walking Tour to explore some of the area’s best attractions, including the Nan Lian Gardens, Chi Lin, Nunnery, Taoist Temple of Wong Tai Sin, and Mongkok District. The next day, join the locals on a ferry ride to explore the wonders of Macau, the Monte Carlo of the Far East. Visit the grand Kun Lam Statue, A-Ma Temple, Ruins of St. Paul, Section of the Old City Wall, Macau Museum, and Macau Tower Observation Deck. On the final day, explore the best foods Macau has to offer by taking a foodie walking tour of the streets filled with a plethora of delicious street food vendors. Venture through the local market of Mercado De S. Domingos Municipa Complex to submerse yourself in Macau’s real local life. See the vibrant city buildings of Senado Square, the old Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, to popular pork chop bun shops, almond cookie bakeries, and Portuguese egg tarts. This package will truly capture the best of Hong Kong and Macau, with their beautiful architecture and mouthwatering cuisines.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip economy class flights
  • 4 nights in a Premier Room at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel in Hong Kong
  • 2 nights in a Superior Room City View at the Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch and food tasting
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Hong Kong
  • Return standard class ferry tickets from Hong Kong to Macau
  • Half-day Hong Kong Island Tour
  • Half-day Kowloon City Walking Tour
  • Half-day Hong Kong Foodie Walking Tour
  • Full-day Macau Excursion
  • Half-day Macau Foodie Walking Tour
  • All taxes, fees and service charges

Itinerary

DAY 01

HOMETOWN/HONG KONG

Today, we will  board our flight to Hong Kong.

DAY 02

ARRIVE IN HONG KONG

Upon arrival in Hong Kong, transfer to your hotel in the city center.

DAY 03

MORNING HONG KONG ISLAND TOUR/AFTERNOON HONG KONG FOODIE WALKING TOUR (B)

Hong Kong was once a simple fishing village. Today, it is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities where east truly meets west. Be amazed by Asia’s world city on this half day tour. Ride the tram to the top of Victoria Peak and discover the old fishing village of Aberdeen for a glimpse of the lifestyle of the Tanka community. Later, drive past the scenic Repulse Bay to the market at Stanley where you will find traditional handicrafts and souvenirs such as silk garments, Chinese artworks, and accessories. Next, visit the workshop of a well-known jewelry factory where you can observe the process of a piece of fine jewelry being created and handcrafted.

 

Hong Kong is a Paradise for Foodies, accompanied by your expert guide, we will go off the beaten path to explore the authentic life, food and the culture of Hong Kong.

 

We stroll off the beaten path to unearth hidden gems and savor some of Hong Kong’s favorite foods and drinks. Indulge in a variety of dim sum, including noodles, rice dishes, drinks, and desserts! Along the way, explore the back alleys of this financial district to experience the area’s history and culture. Meet your guide at your hotel lobby. Our tour will start with a short 10-minute Star Ferry ride that takes you across Victoria Harbor between Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, and Hong Kong Island side. You will see the magnificent view of the skyscrapers in Central and Wanchai. Upon arrival in Hong Kong Island, take a subway to Sheung Wan Station. Stroll through Wing Lok Street and Des Voeux Road West to see how local Chinese merchants duel with the trading of ginseng, bird’s nest, dried seafood, and herbal medicine. Take a break at a family-run Wonton Noodle Shop to savor the delicious wonton noodles flavored in broth, before tasting the roasted pork marinated with honey in a specialized Roast Meat Shop. Later, refresh yourself with a glass of fresh juice, followed by visiting one of Hong Kong’s treasures – the Tea House—where you will sip a handpicked “Cha” (tea), meant to aid with digestion. Walk through an open market to watch the locals pick fresh produce, before stopping at a Dim Sum corner where you will find a variety of family-run businesses that offer you the chance to sample many selections of dim sum. Finally, walk down alleyways to check out a little bakery to taste the freshly baked egg tarts. Throughout your culinary and cultural tour, your tour guide will lead you past beautiful colonial architecture and share the interesting facts of the district before taking the subway back to your hotel.

*This tour involve walking and transportation via subway, local bus or taxi. We recommend that you eat a hearty breakfast before the food tour. If you have any dietary preferences or restrictions, please indicate when booking this tour.

DAY 04

HALF-DAY KOWLOON WALKING TOUR (B)

Our Kowloon city tour begins from the heart of this bustling metropolis at the beautiful and tranquil Nan Lian Gardens, designed as a traditional Tang Dynasty area for contemplation. These meticulously kept gardens feature a miniaturized interpretation of traditional Chinese landscapes. From there, enter the peaceful atmosphere of the Chi Lin Nunnery, where Buddhist nuns meditate and seek enlightenment. Then, take a completely new experience at the Taoist Temple of Wong Tai Sin, home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism), with its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings, making it as much of a scenic attraction as an important religious center. Worshippers pray for good fortune through offerings, divine guidance, and fortune telling. Feng shui enthusiasts may notice structures representing the five geomantic elements: the Bronze Pavilion (metal); the Archives Hall (wood); the Yuk Yik Fountain (water); the Yue Heung Shrine (fire), where the Buddha of the Lighting Lamp is worshipped; and the Earth Wall (earth). Other areas of the complex include the Three Saints Hall, the Confucian Hall, and the extravagantly colorful Good Wish Garden that is lavishly decorated with chinoiserie. Next, head towards Mongkok District where we will visit the colorful Flower Market and the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street, which provides a one-mile stretch to practice your haggling skills.  Afterwards, return to your hotel for a free afternoon.

*This tour operates using public transportation such as subway and public buses.

DAY 05

FULL-DAY MACAU CITY TOUR (B/L)

Join the trip to Macau and aboard the ferry for a 60-minute journey that brings you to Macau, the Monte Carlo of the Far East. A Portuguese overseas territory until 1999, the city reflects a mix of Portuguese and Chinese influences.  Arrive in Macau and tour the city by starting at the Kun Lam Statue and explore the A-Ma Temple, Ruins of St. Paul, Section of Old City Wall, Macau Museum, and Macau Tower Observation Deck for a panoramic view of the city. The tour includes a Portuguese lunch and ends with drop off at your hotel in Macau. After the tour, we will be dropped off at your hotel where we will be staying for the next two nights.

DAY 06

MACAU FOODIE WALKING TOUR (B)

Macau is not a very big city, but the streets are filled with a plethora of delicious street food vendors. We will spend the morning discovering the real flavors of Macau on a walking tour with our expert guide. We will explore a local market at Mercado De S.Domingos Municipa Complex, which is the best way to see and experience real local life. We then walk up to the food court on the top floor for a cup of unique milk tea (black tea brewed using a clay pot and served with evaporated, condensed milk and sugar) and Macau-style thick French Toast (French toast about 2” thick served with fresh butter, peanut butter, and condensed milk). Our next stop is Senado Square, referred to as ‘Pan Shui Chi’ (water fountain) by the locals where you will see many colorful classical buildings which were served as administrative offices during the Portuguese era. Here, we will taste another well-known local snack, “pork chop bun,” a seasoned pork chop served on a bun, as we mingle with the locals to get more insight about their daily lifestyle and traditions. We continue our walk in the square, between the Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Senado Square, where we will taste another signature local snack, “pepper pancake.” Next, stop at a bakery to taste the delicious almond cookies and some crunchy peanut candies, before observing egg rolls being made by hand. Take a public bus to Taipa Island to visit the famous Lord Stow Bakery for a freshly baked Portuguese egg tart, and browse around the area with free time for shopping before taking the public bus back to the hotel.

*This tour operates using public transportation.

DAY 07

MACAU/HONG KONG (B)

After a leisurely breakfast, take the hotel complimentary shuttle bus to the ferry terminal for your ferry back to Hong Kong. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, make your own way back to your hotel.

DAY 08

HONG KONG DEPARTURE (B)

Meet your driver at the hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: B= Breakfast   L=Lunch

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

     2017Los Angeles /
    San Francisco
    New York / Boston /
    Chicago
    Single Supplement
    Sep 07, 14, 21$2,149$2,199$1,150
    Oct 12, 19, 26$2,349$2,399$1,200
    Nov 02, 09, 16$2,349$2,399$1,200
    Nov 23, 30$2,149$2,199$1,000
    Dec 07$2,149$2,199$1,000
    Dec 14$2,649$2,799$1,100
    2018
    Jan 04, 11$2,349$2,399$1,150
    Jan 18$2,249$2,299$1,100
    Feb 01, 08, 22$2,149$2,199$1,000
    Mar 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$2,149$2,199$1,100
    Apr 05, 12, 19$2,349$2,399$1,250
    May 10, 17$2,149$2,199$1,100
    May 24, 31$2,549$2,699$1,100
    Jun 07, 14, 21, 28$2,549$2,699$1,100
    Jul 05, 12, 19, 26$2,549$2,699$1,100
    Aug 02, 09$2,549$2,699$1,100
    Aug 16, 23$21992,249$1,100
    Sep 13, 20$2,249$2,299$1,100
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Tour prices include all taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges. Fares for weekends travel (Friday-Sunday) are $50 higher each way. Macau hotel stay is from Sun-Thu only. (CX/082817/C-10)

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