Hong Kong Holidays

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Discover high-rise Hong Kong

Hong Kong holidays transport you to a modern metropolis packed with possibilities. With traditional temples, fantastic food and wonderful wildlife, this is a place that really does have it all.

Soak in views of the skyline from the deck of the iconic Star Ferry in Victoria Harbour as the world-famous Symphony of Lights bursts into action. Hop aboard the Peak Tram and climb into the hills to gaze at the island below.

Temple Street Night Market is a hive of activity, whether you're seeking out a delicious satay skewer or beautifully tailored suit. You can get up close to Hong Kong’s incredible wildlife on hilltop hiking trails, home to inquisitive macaques, deer and colourful birds.

Save the world alongside Marvel superheroes or hang out with Mickey and friends at Hong Kong Disneyland. Immerse yourself in Hong Kong’s eventful past at the Museum of History and marvel at the incredible works in the Museum of Art.

However you want to spend your holiday in Hong Kong, start your adventure with Etihad. 

Things to do in Hong Kong

Whether you’re seeking high-end shopping, fantastic food or an active adventure, Hong Kong holiday packages offer something for everyone. 

Take in breathtaking views of the city

Hong Kong holds the record for the most skyscrapers of anywhere in the world. As evening falls, head up into the hills for the best views as the island illuminates in a flicker of neon and street lamps.

Hop aboard the Peak Tram and climb to the top of Victoria Peak on this 131-year-old funicular - with the best views on the right of the tram as you head into the mountains. 

The curiously shaped Peak Tower is located just below the summit and is packed with restaurants where you can dine alongside views of Hong Kong Island below.

Take to the water on a traditional Chinese junk boat cruise to marvel at the skyline. Sip traditional tea or try tasty seafood while you gaze in awe as Victoria Harbour comes alive in the evening. More than 40 of Hong Kong’s skyscrapers light up in an array of colourful dancing lights in the world-famous Symphony of Lights display.  

Where to stay in Hong Kong

Culture quarter

If you prefer to be close to the key cultural attractions, base your Hong Kong holiday in Kowloon. Home to the area’s big museums, you’ll also have a fantastic mix of restaurants, theatres and shopping on your doorstep.

The Peninsula Hong Kong is close to the impressive harbour and key transport links. The five-star retreat is perfect for a Hong Kong honeymoon, with a full-service spa and excellent dining options. 

Food adventures

If you’re heading here for the legendary dining scene, consider a stay in the north west of Hong Kong Island.

The restaurants in this area are fantastic, and it’s where you’ll find some of the region’s top dining destinations.

Sample menus from some of Hong Kong’s biggest names such as Ichu Peru, Belon and Ser Wong Fun before exploring the districts old neighbourhoods. The Hotel Jen Hong Kong by Shangri-La makes an ideal base.

Live the luxury lifestyle in Hong Kong

Luxury holidays in Hong Kong take opulence and grandeur to another level.

A stay at the five-star Ritz-Carlton in West Kowloon not only puts you close to Hong Kong’s best attractions, but it comes with its own Michelin-starred restaurants and rooftop lounge overlooking the stunning skyline.

Soak up the views in the infinity pool or recharge your batteries with a full spa treatment. 

All you need to know about Hong Kong

Currency

The currency used in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and larger stores.

Languages spoken

Two official languages are spoken in Hong Kong, Chinese and English. Various Chinese dialects are spoken, with Cantonese and Mandarin being the most common.

Plugs

Hong Kong uses type G and D plugs, with three-pins. Standard voltage is 220V/50Hz. 

Getting around

Taxis, ferries and trains (the MTR) are Hong Kong’s simplest travel methods. Buses are also common and service most locations throughout the islands. 

More about Hong Kong

Hong Kong cuisine

Hong Kong’s cuisine is a delicious blend of Chinese, Cantonese and Vietnamese cooking traditions.

Whether it’s hole-in-the-wall noodle shacks or Michelin-starred dining you’re after, Hong Kong holidays cater to all tastes.

Traditional favourites such as dim sum and noodle broths feature heavily. It’s also common to take tea (yum cha) in the afternoon and enjoy dim sum as a side dish. For the best in the area, visit Sham Shui Po or Sam Hui Yat.

With over 60 Michelin-starred restaurants, there are plenty of options for fine dining, with popular venues offering seafood, sushi and late-night sui yeh, or midnight snacks. 

Celebrations and festivals

Hong Kong’s calendar is bursting with a diverse mix of colourful festivals.

The most famous is Lunar New Year, which sees the streets filled with red lanterns as residents pray for good fortune in the temples or browse the pop-up markets selling flowers and food.

The night parade is the main event, with floats and Chinese dragons illuminated with twinkling lights.

The electric atmosphere carries on through the year with highlights including the more traditional dragon boat festival to the modern-day events such as the Ani-Com & Games event and the high-tech eSports festival. 

Shopping and souvenirs

With almost anything available to buy on Hong Kong’s bustling streets, this destination is a haven for travellers looking for some retail therapy. The markets are where you’ll find the best bargains - with haggling a must if you want to pay a fair price.

Head to the famous Ladies Market and Temple Street Night Market for souvenirs, where you’ll find everything from suits and shoes to antiques and old print newspapers.

Nearby is the iconic ‘Sneaker Street’ – dedicated to big-brand trainers and sportswear.

There’s upmarket shopping at the Pacific Place mall, a huge complex filled with designer brands and the latest looks from the catwalk. 

Why we love Hong Kong

“Hong Kong is an incredible destination, packed with history, beautiful temples and plenty of exciting attractions. There’s plenty to see and do, whether you’re hiking in the hills or hopping on the Star Ferry to tour the harbour.”  

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