Private Highlights of Hong Kong
Arriving at the Lower Peak Tram Terminus in Central City (formerly known as Victoria City), board the city's historic, funicular railway operating since 1888, for the ascent to the renowned Victoria Peak. This is a visual experience in its own right as Hong Kong Island's skyscrapers slide past your window at what appear to be impossible angles!
Atop Victoria Peak (554 meters above sea-level) you can enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the city, Victoria Harbor, Kowloon Peninsula and further beyond on a clear day.
Next, journey along the picturesque southern coastal areas of Repulse Bay and Deepwater Bay, well known for their luxury residences, and arrive at Aberdeen. Once a quiet fishing village, this is now a bustling district where modernity meets tradition with skyscrapers overlooking a community living on traditional fishing junks. The typhoon shelter is also a popular seafood dining spot and home to one of the world's largest floating restaurants.
An optional ride on the sampan (water taxi) can be arranged at your own expense. This is followed by a visit to a jewelry workshop for a behind-the-scenes look at the fine art that has made Hong Kong one of the best producers in Asia.
Your next stop is the popular Stanley Market. This market in the quaint village of Stanley on Hong Kong Island's south coast is a huge hit with locals, expats and tourists for good reason. The enormous selection of brand-name clothing items and accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, souvenirs and authentic Asian craft are sold at reasonable prices in a picturesque display of visual enticement.