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Hong Kong Escape & Wonders of Nippon

Hong Kong & Japan in 15 Days, 13 Nights in Destination

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Hop from Hong Kong to Japan in this journey where the traditional and the ultra modern collide! Get to know their eclectic energy; from skyscrapers and one-of-a-kind cuisine to historical landmarks and spiritual monuments.

Trip Highlights

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    Hong Kong
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    Kyoto
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    Mount Fuji
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    Osaka
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    Tokyo

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 13 Nights

Itinerary

Spend 3 nights exploring bustling Hong Kong before heading to Japan to discover its beautiful architecture, ancient customs and gastronomic excellence. Enjoy the neighbourhoods of Asakusa, Shibuya and Shinjuku in Tokyo and indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine. Fall in love with the traditions of Kyoto and get lost in modern Osaka.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Hong Kong. Night on board*.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Hong Kong
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Touch down in Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis where east-meets-west and the skyscraper-studded skyline enthralls all who see it! Transfer to the hotel for check-in and spend the remainder of the day relaxing at the hotel or taking a stroll along the beautiful bay area. 

Alternatively, take part in our optional night tour of the city*, the perfect way for you to become acquainted with your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

*Optional Hong Kong Night Tour: Take part in a fully-guided sightseeing tour of Hong Kong where you will discover the city’s most emblematic sites, including the dazzling Temple street, the Avenue of Stars, modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade before ending your excursion witnessing the Symphony of Lights, an unforgettable nightly spectacle.

Please note: You will only be able to join this tour if your flight lands before 4 PM.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
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2044 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Evening city tour

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3rd Day: Hong Kong
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a half day tour of Hong Kong that will take you to some of the city’s top tourist attractions, including the city’s tallest hill (552 meters), Victoria Peak, which you will get to by cable car. You will then make your way to Repulse Bay, a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities. 

From here, stop by tourist favorites, Aberdeen and Sampan Ride before heading over to Stanley Market to visit an array of different shops selling everything from silk garments, art, Chinese costume jewelry, souvenirs and more. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
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2044 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

Light

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4th Day: Hong Kong
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Perhaps you can take this time to go sample the local cuisine in the hundreds of cafes, bars and restaurants this city has to offer. Alternatively, take part in one of our two optional activities; either a full day excursion to Macau* or a full day excursion to Lantau Island**. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

*Optional Full Day Excursion to Macau: Take part in this tour of the city of Macau, once a Portuguese territory and today considered the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’. Stop by some of the most emblematic sights of Macau, including: A-Ma Temple, Penha Hill, Ruins of St. Paul, Leal Senado Square and Casino Venetian. 

**Optional Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island: Experience the world-renowned NP 360, a bicable gondola lift on Lantau Island in Hong Kong where you will take an incredible cable car journey to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and visit the city’s biggest statue of the Buddha.

Please note: You can only choose one optional tour on this day. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
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2044 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full Day Excursion to Macau

Light

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Optional
Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

Light

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5th Day: Hong Kong - Tokyo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Japan. Arrive in Tokyo, a dazzling metropolis rich in history and tradition. You will be met at the airport by our representative who will talk you through your itinerary, deliver your travel documents, provide helpful information and recommendations for your free time and assist you with your self-transfer to the hotel.

Once settled at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to start discovering this exciting city of contrasts and its delicious cuisine. We recommend heading to one of the many food markets where you can sample lots of different dishes at bargain prices! Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
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244 Reviews

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Activities

included
Japan Welcome pack
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6th Day: Tokyo
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Today, take a full-day tour of the city of Tokyo by bus including the most important sights in the city. Self-transfer to the famous 'Love' statue in Shinjuku from where the tour will depart at 7.50AM*. Drive past Harajuku shopping district and stop to visit the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. See the Imperial Palace area among other highlights before stopping in the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa, home to the Senso-ji Temple Kaminari-mon Gate and the Nakamise shopping avenue. Enjoy a Matcha tasting experience and a Japanese lunch at a local Izakaya restaurant and climb the Tokyo Skytree tower, from which you will admire the infinite Tokyo skyline. In the afternoon, board a river cruise that will take you through the Tokyo Bay to the Odaiba island and end the tour back at Shinjuku. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Warning: Please leave your hotel with time and plan your self-transfer ahead. The bus will leave at 8AM with no exceptions. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
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244 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full day Tokyo city tour

Light

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7th Day: Tokyo
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On this day, come face-to-face with legendary Mount Fuji. Depart by bus at 7.45AM from the same meeting point in Shinjuku than the day before and head up to the Fuji's 5th Station. At this height, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views from above the clouds. After strolling around this area from which mountaineers start their journey to the summit, you will stop for a lunch at the Oshino Shinobu ninja-themed village. 

After lunch break, the bus will take you to Owakudani valley, also known as "Hell Valley". Here you can see hot springs and volcanic activity and even try the famous "black eggs", boiled in the sulfur pits. From there, you will ride the Hakone ropeway down to Lake Ashi, where you will be able to get a stunning view of Fuji's silhouette whilst sailing on this pristine lake. Finally, return by bus to Shinjuku Station and overnight stay in Tokyo.

Warning: Please leave your hotel with time and plan your self-transfer ahead. The bus will leave according to schedule with no exceptions. 

Please note: If road conditions or unforeseen circumstances restrict the ascent to the 5th station, you will instead travel the highest elevation possible considering the circumstances. The same also applies for the cruise on Ashi Crater Lake; if conditions or circumstances prevent sailing on the lake, alternative visits and experiences will be taken to replace the activity.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
tripadvisor rating

244 Reviews

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Activities

included
Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour

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8th Day: Tokyo
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Enjoy a day exploring Tokyo at your leisure, getting to know the shopping districts of Akihabara, known for its anime culture and camera bargains, or Shibuya, where you can see its iconic crosswalk and eclectic restaurants. Overnight stay in Tokyo. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
tripadvisor rating

244 Reviews

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9th Day: Tokyo - Kyoto
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Today, board a bullet train to Kyoto, the capital of the Japanese Empire for 11 centuries. The trip takes only around 2 hours and 15 minutes, and the train can reach speeds of 300 km/h! Once settled in Kyoto, we recommend exploring the emblematic neighborhood of Gion, known for its traditional architecture and admired geishas. Overnight stay in Kyoto.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
REF Kyoto Hachijoguchi by... or similar
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17 Reviews

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10th Day: Kyoto
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Set off this morning on a Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour to discover the beautiful and historical ‘cultural capital’ of Japan. On this exciting excursion you’ll visit the Fushimi Inari, the most important of the many shrines dedicated to Inari, the deity of good harvest and success, known for its emblematic red ‘gates’.

Next visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. Pay a visit to the Kinkakuji Temple next, known as the temple of the Golden Pavilion as the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

Finally, experience the immense natural beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo forestLunch included. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kyoto

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
REF Kyoto Hachijoguchi by... or similar
tripadvisor rating

17 Reviews

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Activities

included
Kyoto Highlights Full-Day Tour

Moderate

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11th Day: Kyoto
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Spend today at your leisure, exploring the delights of Kyoto at your own pace. Why not discover the historic Nijo Castle or the Philosopher's Walk, a beautiful footpath along a cherry-tree-lined canal? We recommend an optional afternoon excursion to the peaceful cityof Nara.* Overnight stay in Kyoto.

* Optional Nara Excursion: Head to Nara for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kofukuji Temple. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide and discover Todai-Ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's largest wooden structures.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
REF Kyoto Hachijoguchi by... or similar
tripadvisor rating

17 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Afternoon Nara Excursion

Moderate

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12th Day: Kyoto - Osaka
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Today, take a local train* to travel to Osaka. Upon arrival, the rest of the day is free to discover this charming city. We recommend visiting the Kuromon local market and its Floating Garden Observatory in the Umeda Sky Building, from which there is an unforgettable panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay in Osaka.

*The local train transfer Kyoto - Osaka does not have a fixed schedule. Passengers can exchange their ticket at any time during the transfer day and choose the departure time that best suits their plans. The local train departs from Kyoto station. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar
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248 Reviews

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13th Day: Osaka
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Spend the day at your own pace for a self-guided visit of Osaka. You will have at your disposal an Osaka Metro card to discover the city's main areas. You will also have an admission ticket for the Osaka Castle, where you have the chance to learn about the history of one of Japan's most famous landmarks. Overnight stay in Osaka.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar
tripadvisor rating

248 Reviews

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14th Day: Osaka
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Spend the day at your leisure exploring the cultural delights of Osaka. Get to know the local area and sample the iconic local cuisine. In fact, the street food markets of Osaka are said to be the best in the country! Overnight stay in Osaka.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agora Place Osaka Namba or similar
tripadvisor rating

248 Reviews

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15th Day: Osaka - Night on board
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Sadly it's time to say goodbye to the Land of the Rising Sun. On this day, use your Airport shuttle bus ticket* to transfer from Osaka to the Osaka airport. Night on board.

*Airport transfer only included for flights departing from 9AM. For earlier departures it's the client responsibility to self-transfer to the Osaka airport. 

Included activities

Included

Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

Included activity for day 3 in Hong Kong

Take part in a half day sightseeing tour of the very best the city has to offer, including: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Sampan Ride and Stanley Market for all your shopping needs.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Japan Welcome pack

Included activity for day 5

Welcome pack including Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival, SIM Card to stay connected at all times and Tokyo 72h Subway Pass.

Physical rating:

Light

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Please note that you must be on time at the meeting point in front of Shinjuku's "Love" statue. Plan in advance your self-transfer and how to find the right exit from Shinjuku station.

Full day Tokyo city tour

Included activity for day 6 in Tokyo

Visit several Tokyo highlights including Meiji Shrine and the Asakusa area. Enjoy too a matcha tasting experience and a Japanese lunch before climbing Skytree tower to see the views over the whole city. Finally take a river cruise to Odaiba island

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Please note that you must be on time at the meeting point in front of Shinjuku's "Love" statue. Plan in advance your self-transfer and how to find the right exit from Shinjuku station.

Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour

Included activity for day 7 in Mount Fuji

Ascend by bus to Subashiri 5th Station on Mount Fuji. After lunch, sail across Lake Ashi while enjoying unforgettable views. Ride the Hakone cable car to admire the sulfur fields and the volcanic Owakudani valley.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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You will only be able to join this activity if your flight lands before 4 PM

Evening city tour

Suggested activity for day 2 in Hong Kong

Start exploring Hong Kong heading to the Avenue of Stars, discovering the entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong, or eating local snacks at night markets.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 18:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Tour not compatible with Lantau daytrip. Must choose only one of them on this day.

Full Day Excursion to Macau

Suggested activity for day 4

Get to know this one-time Portuguese colony now known for its array of casinos and being the sin city of China. Stop by emblematic sites such as: A-Ma Temple, Penha Hill, Ruins of St. Paul, Leal Senado Square and Casino Venetian.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Tour not compatible with Macau daytrip. Must choose only one of them on this day.

Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

Suggested activity for day 4

Hop on the famous NP360 to take an unforgettable cable car ride to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and gaze at the majestic sight of Hong Kong’s biggest Buddla statue.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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This tour doesn't operate on a daily basis and it has different departure days every month.

Afternoon Nara Excursion

Suggested activity for day 11 in Nara

Head to Nara on the Kintetsu Express Train, for a tour of two World Heritage Sites: Todai-Ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park and discover Todai-Ji Temple. Return train travel included.

Duration 05:30h Approx. Pick up time: 13:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Hong Kong, Osaka - US.
  • International flight: Hong Kong - Tokyo. *
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  • Tokyo Subway Pass 72h, Kyoto Bus/Subway Pass 24h, local train from Kyoto to Osaka, bus transfer Osaka - Osaka airport. **
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  • 13 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. ***
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  • 3 breakfasts in Hong Kong.
  • Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. ****
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Japanese SIM Card (only internet - up to 3GB).
  • Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival to Tokyo *****
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Meals, arrival airport transfer in Tokyo and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

This tour doesn’t include a guide on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of each passenger to self-transfer between hotels and meeting points for activities/excursions and to / from departure points of included transfers.

A number of Japanese cities impose an accommodation tax, which must be paid directly to the hotel.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area". It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** Airport transfer only included for flights departing from 9AM. For earlier departures it's the client responsibility to self-transfer to the Osaka airport. 

*** Non-smoking rooms: unfortunately, hotels in Japan have a reduced number of non-smoking rooms and we can not guarantee you will be allocated one in advance. Please note: double beds in Japanese hotels are not always the standard European size and can sometimes be less wide.

**** You will receive the exact Tokyo - Kyoto bullet train transfer details upon your arrival to Tokyo

The usual departure time is between 9 and 10 AM leaving from Tokyo Station and reaching Kyoto Station around 12PM. Please arrive to Tokyo Station with enough time before departure to locate the exact platform and train you will be using. We can't guarantee specific seat requests (aisle / window, etc). 

The local train transfer Kyoto - Osaka does not have a fixed schedule. Passengers can exchange their ticket at any time during the transfer day and choose the departure time that best suits their plans. 

 
****Airport Meet & Greet: An agent will be waiting for you at the Arrivals hall of the airport, where they will deliver all necessary documents for this trip (transportation tickets, Sim card, activities information and meeting points, etc). They will talk you through your itinerary, provide helpful information and recommendations for your free time and assist you with your self-transfer to the hotel

Whenever the Meet & Greet service can't be arranged or you can't find them at the arrival hall (due to flight delay, arrival terminal sudden change, etc), the travel documents will be sent to your hotel. 

For those passengers who book a trip without international flights through Exoticca, you will need to share your flight details with us with at least 30 days before arrival to Japan if you want to enjoy the M&G service. 

  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.

    • Currency

      Hong Kong Dollar.

    • Language

      English and Chinese.

    • Electricity

      220 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 08:00.

    • Other useful information

      People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.tourism.gov.hk/english/welcome/welcome.html

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

     

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