HOLIDAYS TO HONG KONG
2013/14 Hong Kong Holidays
At Travelbag we are committed to providing a secure and reliable service. We have over 30 years experience arranging fantastic holidays to Hong Kong. In that time, we have accrued a fantastic knowledge of the very best Hong Kong resorts, city centre hotels, transport services and entertainment hotspots to make your UK to Hong Kong holiday something you will never forget. As one of the biggest holiday bookers around, we are committed to providing the very best prices. We offer the very best Hong Kong holiday deals. We are that convinced you won’t find a better holiday deal to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong in 2013 offers a great choice of top hotels and resorts where you can explore and enjoy the wonderful cosmopolitan atmosphere of this thriving modern city. East meets west in the wonderful city of Hong Kong, which is full of culture, vitality and history.
Hong Kong: View from the Top
Hong Kong is a fantastic holiday destination whether you’re a sight seeker, a shopping addict, culture vulture or fancy visiting some of the heavenly natural spas and salons.
It’s little wonder Hong Kong has long attracted photographers and artists; the world famous Victoria Peak offers a stunning panorama onto the harbour below, with a skyline so breath-taking it wouldn’t look out of place in a fantasy movie. The true force of Hong Kong’s energy and movement is visible from here, and it offers a fantastic vantage point to truly watch the eclectic world of Hong Kong fly by. Arm yourself with a camera and aim to get to Victoria Peak half an hour before sunrise or sunset - the myriad of interchanging colours and nuances that flit across the sky and reflect upon the towering glass and chrome of the Hong Kong heart of finance, business and technology will make for some fantastic photographs.
Don’t forget that despite Hong Kong being famed for its towering architecture and third-age technology, it is a costal city that started off as a small fishing community; to miss the salty sea wind, clear azure harbour waters and rugged, craggy coastline would be criminal! The maritime roots are still very much a part of the now thriving, cosmopolitan city. Get back to basics by heading down to Pier 1 on Hong Kong harbour, where you can hire a traditional fishing boat (known as a ‘Junk’) to explore the fantastic depths. Load up with a cooler and a picnic, and dive into the cool waters. The fresh air and cool waters make a fantastic change from the simmering heat of Hong Kong city, and the views are truly spectacular. Prices aren’t cheap, but it is truly a once in a lifetime experience never to be forgotten. Great if you are visiting with a small group of friends or family and even better for a surprise party!
Back on land, an unmentionable number of activities await you. Why not explore traditional Hong Kong by sampling one of the many Chinese tea parlours? These tiny corners are still very much rooted in their older days and are a quaint, fascinating look into a city before the age of glass and industry took over. Be warned, though: English speakers are few and between!
To soothe away the pressures of fast city life, why not head over to one of the traditional Chinese spas? A relaxing massage using soothing tealeaves and oils is a fantastic way to prepare jumping headfirst back into the throng.
Hong Kong is referred to as ‘Asia’s World City’ for a reason - head over to the glittering IFC waterfront mall for some serious shopping; with an exclusive mix of flawless designer boutiques and smaller local shops selling everything from clothes, leathers, food and jewellery, it’s a fantastic experience. As evening draws in, head up to the landscaped rooftop for awe-inspiring views over the harbour. The resort-style sofa beds and chairs are for public use too, and you are more than welcome to grab a bottle of wine on your way up, grab a comfy pew and watch the glittering modern age of Hong Kong meet the dreamy, traditional harbour world stretching out far below. For a truly special occasion, the rooftop mall is also home to some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants and skyline bars and is not to be missed.
An ancient institution of Hong Kong is the Temple Street Night Market. The market is constantly thronged with a hugely diverse mix of people, from native Chinese hawkers, to music troupes, city guides and street performers. The myriad stalls sell everything from colourful, traditional jewellery, fresh fish from the harbour, and Chinese clothing, making it a fascinating, overwhelming overload of the senses. Make sure you keep your belongings safely with you at all times and arrange a meeting point with your group if one of you happens to wander off - it’s easier than you think, with so many bright and dazzling sights on offer.
Hong Kong climate
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate. As such it has very interchangeable weather, though during the day temperatures in Hong Kong centre will drop no lower than 10’C. The most popular tourist season to visit Hong Kong is usually between September and November. Temperatures average at 19-28ºC, and are cooler than the simmering summer with fresh breezes, sun and more consistent weather overall. There are also fewer thunderstorms. This is also the time when boat trips and sea-cave excursions are most popular, so always remember to pre-book. Hong Kong high summer is between June and August, and also corresponds with typhoon season. On-off thunderstorms and rain are frequent, with very high temperatures of around 28-31ºc, although the extremely high humidity can make it feel even hotter. If you are visiting at this time, always remember to pack plenty of water and light, durable clothing. Wintertime in Hong Kong never falls below 10ºC, and although cool at night, can still retain some level of humidity. Hong Kong winters are typically cool, dry and cloudy, with temperatures averaging around 12-20ºC.
UK to Hong Kong flight times
Hong Kong flights are available from the majority of top UK airports including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. Direct Flights flying from the UK to Hong Kong airport (HKG) are around 11 and half hours. Non-direct or stopover flights can take on average 15 hours.
Booking your UK to Hong Kong trip
Booking your 2013/2014 holiday to Hong Kong could not be simpler. We offer a variety of ways for you to book your trip, to offer peace of mind as well as a fantastic holiday deal. We have a team of highly trained, experienced travel agents on-hand to offer you expert advice and guidance on choosing the best Hong Kong holiday deal. Simply call us on: 0871 703 4698 and book your dream holiday to Hong Kong today!
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The East and West don’t simply meet in Hong Kong – they intertwine and interact seamlessly with one another, an attraction of opposites that serves to make this region a place unlike any other in the world.
A state influenced by a timeline of both Chinese and British influences, the Hong Kong of today is a spectacularly thriving enclave, represented by its distinctive skyline, best viewed from a spectacular vantage point on Victoria Peak or along Tsim Sha Tsui promenade.
Book a Hong Kong holiday with Travelbag to explore Hong Kong’s enchanting treasures, from its bustling markets, to its excellent dim sum restaurants.
Key Highlights of Hong Kong
- Admiring the mighty Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Peak
- Strolling the waterfront promenade at Tsim Sha Tsui
- Filling up on arguably the world’s finest and most delicious dim sum
- Placing your bets at the inner-city Happy Valley Racecourse
- Venturing out of the city limits to discover beaches and beauty spots
- Discovering treasures in Hong Kong’s boutiques, malls and markets
If you would like to know more about Travelbag’s excellent tailor-made holidays to Hong Kong call us on 0871 703 4698 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable travel experts.
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