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Sassy Mama’s Guide to Family-friendly Tours in Hong Kong!

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If you’ve lived in Hong Kong all your life, chances are you’re not going to be first in line to sign up for the Big Bus Tour or hop on the Ngong Ping cable car. In fact, the word “tour” may just seem like a giant tourist trap to you, but if you’re open to it, there are actually many wonderful facets to the city that you may have yet to experience! With the sunny weather and guests flooding in from out of town, there’s no better time than the summer months to sign up for one of these family-friendly tours. Whether it’s exploring the hidden food secrets of Hong Kong or sailing over to a quaint fishing village, you’ll discover the best of Hong Kong without the hassle of planning!


General Tours

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Gray Line Tours of HK Limited
Trying to visit every single tourist attraction in Hong Kong in one day seems like an ambitious goal, but Gray Line Tours manages to make the impossible possible. In Gray Line’s Famed & Famous Tour, you and the kids will explore the most renowned Hong Kong attractions on land, sea and even in the air! The tour includes a visit to Victoria Peak and the Sky Terrace 428 via peak tram, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village and Jumbo Kingdom and a helicopter ride to give you a spectacular birds eye view of the entire island! While the package isn’t cheap, it covers all your bases in one go for any first-timers to Hong Kong. The tour takes a minimum of three people, so bring the whole family along for an unforgettable adventure!

5/F, Cheong Hing Building, 72 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
Tel: 2368 7111
Email: [email protected]

General Tours-Big Bus Company

The Big Bus Company (HK) Limited
Pick a clear day, hop on a Big Bus with the kids and enjoy the breezy ride (and don’t forget the sun block!). The Big Bus group offers family packages for $700-1000 depending on whether you’re taking the Regular Day Tour, the Deluxe Tour or the Premium Tour. Deluxe and Premium tickets include return journeys on the Star Ferry, a Peak Tram ride, Sky Terrace Admission and a Sampan ride. Deluxe tour ticket holders can also enjoy an extra one-hour Harbor Tour for free. They even offer Night Tours if you just want to enjoy Hong Kong’s spectacular after-hours scene!

Unit 6, 8/F, Tower 1, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2723 2108
Email: [email protected]

 

Food Tours

Food Tours-Big Foot Tours

Big Foot Tours
Big Foot Tours guarantees you good food and great laughs (what more could you want)! The Hong Kong Food Tour will entertain you as you stuff yourself with amazing local snacks and meals — think egg tarts, shrimp dumpling noodles and for the daredevils, pork liver congee and turtle jelly! They’ll give you a taste of the real Hong Kong. The tour costs $1,600 for two people and $2,000 for a group of 3-4 people. So, bring the whole family to get good value for your money!

Tel: 6075 2727 

Hello Hong Kong Tours
When it comes to food, Hello Hong Kong is a Sassy Mama fave. Sign up for the Local Food Tour, which includes four straight hours of non-stop nom-ing at the city’s best hidden secrets. Expect to stop off at an old tea house for dim sum breakfast, an old family-run wonton noodle shop, a local dried seafood shop, a Chinese medicine shop, a traditional roast meat restaurant and a local bakery for egg tarts and other delicious local pastries.

Tel: 9704 4108
Email: [email protected]

Food Tours-Foodie Tours

Hong Kong Foodie Tours
Calling fellow foodies! Hong Kong Foodie Tours will bring you on a culinary journey that will make you fall deeply and helplessly in love with Hong Kong’s local delights. Hong Kong Foodie Tours runs two separate food tours — one in the Central and Sheung Wan districts and one in Sham Shui Po, so you can choose whichever area is more convenient for you! Their tours cost $690 per person, including tastings at six mom-and-pop eateries and copious local snacks along the way. Bon appetit!

Tel: 2850 5006
Email: [email protected]


Cycling Tours

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Hansen’s Hikes and Rides
Hansen’s Hikes and Rides was founded by Michael Hansen, who has been organising walks and riding tours for the YWCA of Hong Kong, The Harvard Club of Hong Kong, The American Women’s Association and other local organizations for almost ten years! He offers a range of small group cycling tours that we highly recommend, especially during the summer. Hansen’s rides will take you on obscure but breathtakingly beautiful scenic paths that you would otherwise not be able to access or find. Some of the many tours that Hansen’s Hikes and Rides offers are: Becky’s bird watching and biking tour, Cheung Chau By Bike, Tai Lam By Bike and Giro Del Norte (a heritage/cycling tour). Smaller bikes are available for kids ages 9 and above. Don’t forget to bring a helmet along!

8A, Tower 2, The Parcville, 33 Yuen Long Kau Hui Road, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 9552 0987
Email: [email protected]

Mountain Biking Asia
Sick of cycling in circles around parks or along polluted roads? Mountain Biking Asia’s Hong Kong Bike Tour will take you on a biking adventure like none other. The tour will take you through Kam Tin Walled City, Shui Tau village, the Mystery Tree House, Sha Po Village and Nam Sheng Wai, giving you a taste of Hong Kong’s heritage while you have tons of family fun. The tour also includes a scrumptious dim sum lunch to build up energy for the second leg! Kids’ bikes are available and a few baby seats are also in store if the littlies want to join. Prices are $700 per person for a full-day tour and $550 per person for a half day tour. Lunch is included.

Unit D, 3/F, Block D, Tai Koo Building, 4-6 Tsing Tim Street, Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 2454 9191
Email: [email protected]

 

Nature / Hiking Tours

Nature:Hiking- Kadoorie Farm

Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Take a break from bustling city life and go on a nature adventure with your family at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden! This is a great way for the kids to embrace the great outdoors while becoming more environmentally aware. KFBG offers guided tours for a minimum charge of $500 ($50 per adult and $25 per child aged 12 and below) that include an Eco-Tour and an additional ‘Experiential Activity’ of your choice (e.g. Animal Keeper Talk, Sensory Walk and Pot Planting and Origami or Art in Nature). Gather a group of families and friends and enjoy Hong Kong’s abundant wildlife!

Tel: 2483 7200
Email: [email protected]

Sunshine Holiday Travel Limited
Hong Kong’s landscape is incredibly diverse, and the summer time is perfect for family exploration! Few people know that Sai Kung has a 140-million-year-old volcanic rock formation that is rarely matched anywhere else in the world. Sunshine Holiday Travel’s Hong Kong Geopark Tour will take you on an unforgettable adventure to the East Dam of High Island Reservoir, the High Island Geo Trail, the Geoheritage Information Centre and the Geopark Visitor Centre to see and learn about the geographical phenomena such as hexagonal volcanic rock columns and dyke intrusions that have graced Hong Kong’s landscape.

Room 423, 4/F, Nan Fung Commercial Centre, 19 Lam Lok Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Tel: 2723 3608
Email: [email protected]

Nature:Hiking-Walk HK Ltd

Walk Hong Kong Limited
Have you ever wanted to venture into unknown territory in Hong Kong? Walk Hong Kong will take you there! It offers hiking tours to any corner of the island that you want to visit — a perfect way for the whole family to get out and get active during the summertime! Some of the many hikes it offers are: the Deserted Beaches Hike (Sai Kung East Country Park), Dragon’s Back Hike (Shek O Country Park), Geopark Hiking Tour (Sai Kung), Ma On Shan Hike (Sai Kung West Country Park), Victoria Peak to South Side Hike and Lamma Island Hike. Prices range from $500-800 per person and duration times range from 4-8.5 hours. The enormous list of hikes that you can chose from will allow you to pick one that’s most suitable for you and the kids. Tours are available in English, German and French.

8A, Rugby Court, Tower 1, 55 South Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 9187 8641
Email: [email protected]

 

Boat Tours

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Hello Hong Kong Tours
We just can’t get enough of Hello Hong Kong! If you want to tour Hong Kong’s waters in an unconventional way, try Hello Hong Kong’s Luxury Sailing Tours. They offer 3-hour, 6-hour or overnight sailing tours for up to 12 people, which are perfect for a family adventure out at sea! During the sailing trip, you can choose to either do hands-on sailing (great if you want the kids to learn how to sail) or just sit back and relax with free-flow drinks and refreshments. Check out our recent review here!

Tel: 9704 4108
Email: [email protected]

Splendid Tours & Travel Limited
If you’ve ever crossed the harbour via boat, it’s likely that you did so just to get from destination A to destination B, but have you ever taken the time to stay out at sea and simply enjoy the view? Probably not! Splendid Tours offers morning, afternoon, pre-dinner and nighttime harbour cruises starting either from Central Pier #9 or Kowloon Public Pier #3. The tour group also offers a Symphony of Lights Cruise that will bring you out to the very center of the harbour (with unlimited free drinks and refreshments on board) to enjoy Hong Kong’s famous light show.

The Lobby, 2nd Level, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2316 2151
Email: [email protected]

Boat Tours-Dolphin Watch Tours

Hong Kong Dolphin Watch Tours
For mamas with animal-loving kids, Hong Kong’s Dolphin Watch Tour is both super exciting and a great way to teach the kids about the plight of endangered marine animals. Summer is high season for dolphin viewing, so hop on their tour boat on a sunny day and watch the adorable pink dolphins play! The tour costs $420 for adults and $210 for children. It’s offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8:50am in English, Mandarin, Cantonese or Japanese.

1528A, Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2984 1414
Email: [email protected]

 

Heritage Tours

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Gray Line Tours of HK Limited
Gray Line Tours offers some of the most well rounded tours that we’ve seen in Hong Kong, especially for those looking to delve deeper into the city’s fascinating heritage! The Land Between Tour will take you to the New Territories (the area that bridges Hong Kong and China) to visit the Yuen Yuen religious institute Tai Mo Shan (the highest peak in Hong Kong) where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island, Luk Keng bird sanctuary and the Sam Mun Tsai fish-farming zone. Gray Line Tours also offers a more history and heritage-focused tour that will take you to Tai Fu Tai & Fan Tin Village, Lo Wai Walled Village & Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall,  Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree and Man Mo Temple & Tai Po Market. No matter which tour you choose, its bound to be worth every cent!

Room 501, Cheong Hing Building, 72 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2368 7111
Email:[email protected]

Sky Bird Tours & Services Limited
Sky Bird Tours offers tours that suit any interest you may have. For an educational family foray, Sky Bird offers a Hong Kong Village Tale Tour that will take you through new and old towns along Kwai Chung, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun and to the Sheung Shui and Yong Long areas that have, jointly, the largest concentration of old villages and heritage sites in Hong Kong. The five-hour tour costs $298 per adult and $248 per child. The company also has a Feng Shui Tour that stops at Lung Cheung Road lookout, Wanchai and Statue Square in Central to learn the secrets behind these fascinating cultural landmarks. The tour costs $460 per adult, $410 per child (6-16 years old) and free for children under 6 years old.

Unit A18, 17/F, Prince Industrial Building, 706 Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2736 2282 
Email: [email protected]

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Ngong Ping 360 Tours
If you and your kids have not been on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car or visited the Big Buddha before, the 360 Holidays Guided Tour is a must-do. The tour includes a ride on the famous Ngong Ping cable car and visits to renowned Lantau attractions like the Po Lin Monastery, the Big Buddha and Tai O Fishing Village. You can also go on the 360 Lantau Sunset Tour that has a similar itinerary to that of the Holidays tour, but takes place later in the day so you can catch the sunset just as you’re making your way to the Big Buddha!

11 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong
Tel: 3666 0606

Email: [email protected]

Walk Hong Kong Limited
Want to take the kids on a tour that’s both fun and educational? Walk Hong Kong’s World War II Battlefield Tour is the program for you! Let the kids explore their imaginations while they visit battle forts from the bloody Battle of Hong Kong in 1941. The company offers different variations of the same tour so that you can pick a location that’s most convenient for you. These include: Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail, Pinewood Battery (Victoria Peak), Stanley Heritage Trail, Shing Mun Redoubt, Devils’s Peak and the Museum of Coastal Defence. Join Walk Hong Kong for an enriching family experience!

8A, Rugby Court, Tower 1, 55 South Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 9187 8641
Email: [email protected]

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