Discover the best of Hong Kong on this family trip, starting with a  bus tour of the city, a ride up the gondola to Victoria Peak, and an evening at Stanely Market. Spend two days riding roller coasters, playing games, and learning about marine life at Hong Kong's Disneyland and Ocean Park. End your trip with a day in Macau, complete with a ferry ride and a visit to the Venetian Resort.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a bus tour of Hong Kong and ride the gondola to Victoria Peak
  • Spend a magical day with rides and games in Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Discover marine life at the aquarium in Ocean Park
  • Explore the shops and restaurants at Stanley Market
  • Take the ferry to Macau and visit the Venetian Resort

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Hong Kong - Enjoy a bus tour of the city Hong Kong
Day 2 Enjoy a full day at Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong
Day 3 Discover Hong Kong's Ocean Park Hong Kong
Day 4 Day trip to the region of Macau Hong Kong
Day 5 Depart Hong Kong  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hong Kong - Enjoy a bus tour of the city

View of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak
View of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

Welcome to Hong Kong! Upon arriving at the airport, you'll transfer to your hotel with your local guide. After a short rest, you'll embark on a 5-hour guided bus tour of the city. 

Your tour will be engaging and kid-friendly, starting with a classic ride on the Peak Tram to visit Victoria Peak for extraordinary views over the city. There will be plenty of time for photos from this vantage point. From here, you'll visit the Aberdeen Fishing Village (also known as Old Hong Kong) situated on the south side of the island along a naturally-protected harbor. Famous for its colorful floating seafood restaurant, you can choose to ride a sampan, one of the small local boats operated mostly by elderly locals. 

Then you'll also visit the famous Stanley Market. Located in a quiet village on Hong Kong's south coast, this market is popular with locals, expats, and tourists for its enormous selection of shops and eateries. Here you can buy brand-name clothing items, accessories, home furnishings, and souvenirs, all sold at reasonable prices. This is a great place to grab dinner.

Finally, you'll transfer to Repulse Bay, the most spectacular bay in the region. Its name comes from a 19th-century battle in which the British army overthrew attacking pirates.

After an active day, you'll return to your hotel to enjoy free time in the evening.

Day 2: Enjoy a full day at Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland

After breakfast, your guide and driver will transfer you to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hong Kong Disneyland is popular with both domestic and foreign families thanks to its special attractions and the incomparable sense of Chinese culture. Walking into the park, you'll feel the magic as you're greeted by Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends. Enjoy the rides, games, playrooms, and scenic spots, as well as the themed hotels and a variety of delicious Chinese and Asian food.

After your day at Disneyland, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 3: Discover Hong Kong's Ocean Park

Hong Kong Ocean Park
Hong Kong Ocean Park
Today's excursion will take you to Hong Kong's Ocean Park, a major attraction in the city. Set on the south end of Hong Kong Island, the park encompasses two different areas. The larger section is on the headlands of Nam Lang Shan Mountain, known as The Summit, while the smaller area is set in the Wong Chuk Hang Valley lowlands, known as The Waterfront.

With an area of 170 acres (69 hectares), it's one of the largest ocean parks in the world. There are eight different attractions to enjoy. These include Amazing Asian Animals, Thrill Mountain, Polar Adventure, Aqua City, Marine World, the Rainforest, Whiskers Harbour, and Adventure Land. Your family will enjoy enormous swimming pools, rides, games, and an extensive aquarium. You can take the cable car above the forest, watch animal shows, and meet friendly characters throughout the park. There's plenty to keep you entertained throughout the day, as well as many different eateries and snack bars.


At the end of the day, you'll transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4: Day trip to the region of Macau

The Venetian Resort in Macau
The Venetian Resort in Macau

In the morning, you'll take the ferry west from Hong Kong through the South China Sea to Macau. Today, Macau is an autonomous region of China, but it was a territory of Portugal until 1999. This mix of cultural influences creates an interesting variety of architectural styles, cuisine, and customs.

Upon arriving in Macau, you'll enjoy a half-day tour through the city. You can start in Senado Square where you'll be nearly surrounded by European-style baroque architecture. Nearby you'll find the 17th-century Ruins of St. Paul and the Macau Museum. Stroll through Guia Municipal Park to visit the Lotus Flower in Full Bloom and Fisherman's Wharf.

Next, head to the southern part of the city to visit the 15th-century A-Ma Temple and the Statue of Kum Lam. Cross the Macau-Taipa Bridge to enjoy the Venetian Resort and other casino-hotels, as well as seaside parks and the Taipa Houses–Museum. In the late afternoon, you'll return to Hong Kong where you can relax at your hotel.

Day 5: Depart Hong Kong

Hong Kong at Sunset
Hong Kong at Sunset

It's time to say goodbye to Hong Kong. You'll have some free time in the morning to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and one final stroll around the city. When you're ready, you'll transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight.

Alice
Written by Alice Fu, updated Feb 15, 2020