Arts & Culture of Hong Kong

4 days from $2,736 per person*
  • Set out with a private guide and visit a selection of art galleries and artist studios in Hong Kong.
  • Look out over Victoria Harbor during a waterfront tai chi class.
  • Visit Kowloon Walled City Park with a private guide, and see the beautiful harmony of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
  • Meet a tea expert and learn about the ancient rituals involved in drinking tea.
  • Luxury 5* accommodations.
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Delve into the arts and culture of Hong Kong, a sophisticated fusion of East and West.

Set out with a private guide and explore the Kowloon Walled City Park, where Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism find harmony in a former haven of crime and debauchery. Visit a temple renowned for making wishes come true, and walk the stunning grounds of the Chi Lin Nunnery, a Buddhist temple. Participate in some Hong Kong culture, gazing out across Victoria Harbor with a private tai chi lesson on the waterfront with a tai chi master, then take to a tea house to learn of the intricacies and ancient traditions of tea ceremonies, ending with a foot reflexology session, said to encourage health of the body and mind. Make your way to some choice art galleries and artist studios on a curated arts tour with a private guide, discovering the latest in the ever-changing art scene in Hong Kong before your short stay comes to an end.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    • Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Hong Kong Urban Area) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Treasures of Kowloon Tour (4 hrs) - Guide/Public Transportation
  • Day 2 Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Hong Kong Living Culture Tour (4.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 3 Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Curated Arts Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Hong Kong Urban Area) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Hong Kong

On arrival at Hong Kong Airport, please proceed through immigration, collect your luggage and pass through Customs. You will be met in Arrivals Hall B by your Airport Representative holding a sign with your name on it. You will then be assisted to your private vehicle for transfer to your hotel.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

This tour reveals some fascinating Hong Kong heritage and starts with a visit to a charming parkland setting for a Qing Dynasty fort – The Kowloon Walled City Park. The Park sits on the very site of the former Kowloon Walled City, remembered today as a haven of crime and debauchery. Throughout the 20th century, fugitives and other criminals flocked to the lawless enclave. In 1987, with the agreement of China, the colonial government finally took control of the no-go area, resettled its inhabitants, and replaced the slum with a park. You will then visit one of Hong Kong’s most popular temples, Wong Tai Sin, which specializes in fortune-telling. The temple’s claim to ‘make every wish come true upon request’ might have something to do with its popularity. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism), its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre. Next be amazed by the Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple, the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. There are other halls containing a treasure trove of religious relics as well as restful lotus ponds and an array of well-manicured Bonsai trees.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than traveling by private vehicle, you will make use of Hong Kong's efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: The Upper House (5*)

Set in a modern high-rise building,  the chic luxury hotel is a 6 minute walk from Admiralty Metro Station and 1 kilometer from the tram to the picturesque Victoria Peak look out point. A calming contemporary hotel, The Upper House is a haven within the city. The hotel’s studios and suites are surprisingly spacious, featuring natural materials and gorgeous bathrooms. Enjoy thrilling views from Level 49 at Café Gray Deluxe. The Upper House is an intimate hotel full of surprises. Warm, friendly and informal, it’s a place where everyone is treated as an individual. Freebies include bike rentals and regular yoga classes. Amenities include a posh restaurant, a trendy café and a hip terrace bar, plus a gym.

 

Arts & Culture of Hong Kong Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong Skyline
Arts & Culture of Hong Kong Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Upper House
The Upper House

Day 2: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West; a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Today you will discover how traditional Eastern values live in harmony with the fast-paced Western influences in metropolitan Hong Kong. Start the day with a slow motion tai chi class. During the hour-long lesson along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, enjoy fantastic views across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island. Continue on to a tea house where you will learn about tea and the intricate rituals involved in drinking it. A Chinese tea cup may look small, but it holds a great deal more than tea and water. As you listen to the tea expert, you might believe you are sipping the distillation of thousands of years of Chinese culture. The final stop is to enjoy a foot reflexology session, which involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot that correspond to certain other areas in the body so as to cure or prevent disease. It is based on the premises that our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs on the way.

Accommodation: The Upper House (5*)
Arts & Culture of Hong Kong Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Waterfront Tai Chi Lesson
Waterfront Tai Chi Lesson

Day 3: Hong Kong

This luxury art tour explores a selection of art galleries, artist's studios and nonprofit foundations in Hong Kong. The tour will introduce you to the esteemed professional of galleries such as the Pace Gallery, Gagosian Gallery and Pearl Lam Gallery who will introduce the gallery. They will also be provided with in depth explanations of the exhibitions currently showing as well as descriptions of the artists and their historical importance. The tour also visits Duddell’s, a vibrant art programme/restaurant which is spearheaded by a dedicated Arts Committee, bringing the best of international modern and contemporary art to Hong Kong, many on special loan from the rarely seen archives of private collectors.

This is a predominately a walking tour. All galleries and art spaces are located within walking distance from each other.

Accommodation: The Upper House (5*)
Arts & Culture of Hong Kong Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Gallery Visit
Gallery Visit

Day 4: Hong Kong

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Upper House (5*): Hong Kong

Set in a modern high-rise building,  the chic luxury hotel is a 6 minute walk from Admiralty Metro Station and 1 kilometer from the tram to the picturesque Victoria Peak look out point. A calming contemporary hotel, The Upper House is a haven within the city. The hotel’s studios and suites are surprisingly spacious, featuring natural materials and gorgeous bathrooms. Enjoy thrilling views from Level 49 at Café Gray Deluxe. The Upper House is an intimate hotel full of surprises. Warm, friendly and informal, it’s a place where everyone is treated as an individual. Freebies include bike rentals and regular yoga classes. Amenities include a posh restaurant, a trendy café and a hip terrace bar, plus a gym.

 

Arts & Culture of Hong Kong Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Upper House
The Upper House
Arts & Culture of Hong Kong Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Atrium
Atrium

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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