Hong Kong for Families
Hong Kong is small, easy to navigate, and full to bursting with fascinating culture and history. Just add Disneyland and it’s a paradise for families.
Markets overflow with bizarre snacks and trinkets. Trams rattle between cars and skyscrapers, while cable cars sweep across the sea to nearby islands. At night, the city lights up in an extravaganza of lights and music. Worried your kids will get bored on holiday? Just take them to Hong Kong.
Transport in detail
Besides two included airport transfers by private car, you’ll be getting around independently using Hong Kong’s excellent public transport system.
Everything included in this itinerary has been designed with kids in mind
That said, all ages can enjoy the variety of experiences, which range from local markets to theme parks
Things to consider
If you have younger children, some of the evening activities might be a bit too late
This trip is action-packed, which means you won’t have much downtime — especially if you’re planning on doing some independent exploration
Disneyland/Hong Kong Island
Welcome to Disneyland — but not as you know it. Opened in 2005, HK’s very own “happiest place on Earth” was built according to principles of feng shui. Old favourites Adventureland, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland have now been joined by newer Marvel and Frozen themed attractions, and there are enough rides, games and stalls to keep your family entertained all day (and probably longer). If you do want to mix it up, however, we suggest an afternoon spent exploring Hong Kong Island. Getting around by tram and outdoor escalator is a novelty in itself, and you may be able to tempt your children with promise of a visit to Toy Street, where stalls are festooned with classic toys and new gizmos.
Spend a morning enjoying the rides at Disneyland Hong Kong
Make some time to ride the “ding-dings” (trams), go shopping on Toy Street, and try out the extra-long outdoor escalators on Hong Kong Island
Get to grips with a totally different side of Hong Kong as you join a private guide for a morning exploring laid-back Lantau Island. Wander incense-wreathed Po Lin Monastry, where monks pray and chant while they perform their Buddhist rituals, then climb the steps to the Big Buddha on Tian Tan Hill. It’s a spectacular cablecar ride back to the mainland, where you’ll dive into the hectic heart of Temple Street Night Market, then head out on a dinner cruise on Victoria Harbour — complete with buffet dinner and live band. At eight o’clock on the dot, watch as the city’s iconic skyline is set alight for the 15-minutes Symphony of Light as you toast the end of an action-packed family break.
Visit the world’s largest seated bronze Buddha on Lantau Island
Enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong and the South China Sea from a cable car
Watch the Symphony of Lights from a boat in the harbour
The finer detail
- Breakfast every day
- One Lunch: during the visit to Lantau Island
- One Dinner: evening dinner cruise
- One half-day experience: Private half day visit to Lantau Island
- One evening experience: night market tour and dinner cruise to watch Symphony of Lights
- One set of Tickets: Disneyland entrance tickets
- All entrance fees to sites included in guided experiences
- All internal transport & accommodation
Logistics & journey times
Car transfer from Hong Kong airport to hotel (40 minutes)
Car transfer from hotel to Hong Kong airport (40 minutes)
What's not included
- International flights
- Meals not mentioned
- Entrance fees to any sites not included in guided experiences
- Tips for guides & porters