Introduction to Hong Kong the Pearl of the Orient
Hotel pick-up time: Approx. 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm. Daily Evening Departure. Tour will be ended upon Victoria Peak, return transfer to hotel by own arrangement.
Due to traffic, for guests staying at hotels in Kowloon, our tour guide will escort you to ride the Aqua Luna by taking Star Ferry to Central Star Ferry Pier.
Round trip tram ticket to the Victoria Peak
Madame Tussauds HK admission ticket
The Sky Terrace 428 admission ticket.
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
On any given day, more than 11,000 people will ride the Peak Tram up the hill to enjoy the stunning views that make Victoria Peak one of Hong Kong's most spectacular destinations. But the tram wasn't built so that 4 million people a year could take pretty pictures. It was built so that a handful of people could have it easier.
Hong Kong's summer months can get quite steamy; the area called the Peak was high enough to receive cooling breezes. But the only way up and down was by a team of coolies carrying passengers on sedan chairs. The system was neither fast nor convenient.
Also, hauling equipment and materials to build anything up there by hand, with no help from mechanical means, made construction at the Peak only for the most affluent people.
With the Governor's summer residence at the Peak, Alexander Findley proposed a project to build a railway in 1881. The project was approved two years later. And construction began in September, 1885.
In May, 1888, the line was officially opened. And while it was essentially built for residents of the Peak, the tram carried 800 passengers the first day.
As for Findley, he had his motives for the venture. His partner owned a mansion right next to the Peak's upper terminal. This house would become the original Peak Hotel.
The Aqua Luna junk you'll sail in is named "Cheung Po Tsai," literally Cheung Po the Kid, after a famous 19th century pirate who roamed the Canton coast. It's said Cheung Po once commanded 600 ships. When his partner in arms was destroyed by the imperial navy, Cheung Po surrendered and became a naval captain for the Qing dynasty. He spent the rest of his life fighting other pirates, and rose to the rank of colonel.
Choose your date and time very carefully. This tour is non-refundable from the time of booking.