Hop-On Hop-Off Hong Kong – Big Bus Tours
Whenever we travel to a new major city, we always try to take advantage of a Hop On / Hop Off Tour Bus. On my recent visit to Hong Kong, I had the pleasure of riding with Big Bus Tours Hong Kong for 2 full days!
What a great way to see the city and all of the major highlights and attractions, where you can literally hop on and hop off at your leisure. As well, a full audio commentary is included on each and every bus.
Big Bus Tours – The Company
Big Bus Tour company was established in London, England back in 1991. Today, this successful business operates in twenty major cities in eleven countries, comprising of a fleet of more than 150 buses around the world.
“Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 19 cities across three continents.”
As you can see, Big Bus is a well established tour company operating in several major cities around the world. So rest assured, when you’re riding with this company you are receiving the best value for your dollar with a top rated, highly professional and successful business.
Big Bus Tours Hong Kong – Tour Packages
Big Bus Tour Packages
What I really liked about Big Bus in Hong Kong was the variety of tour packages that are available for you to choose from. Depending on how much time you have in the city, what attractions you would like to include in your tour and your budget, there’s sure to be a package deal just right for you and your family.
Big Bus has 3 excellent ticket options to choose from, each offering distinct attractions and excursions for you to select from.
Classic ….. Premium ….. Deluxe
Star Ferry Terminal
The Classic ticket offers a 24 hour Hop On / Hop Off package, which includes Star Ferry crossing tickets, your choice of the Peak Tram SkyPass or Sky100. As well, this ticket includes a Sampan boat tour.
For those with one day only, this is the perfect way to see the sites of the city and a couple of major attractions.
Big Bus Sampan Boat Tour
For those with a little more time in the city, you have the option of the 2 full day Premium or Deluxe packages. The Premium ticket includes all offered in the Classic package with an extra day to ride the bus. For a few dollars more with the Deluxe ticket, you receive passes for a full hour Star Ferry Harbour Tour and a Night Bus Tour included with your 2 day ticket.
Sampan Boat Tour Sites
Other options are available for increased savings on many other major attractions and excursions that may be of interest to you while visiting the city. So there’s no need to book with any other tour company, Big Bus can offer attractive savings for a number of excellent tour packages.
My Deluxe ticket was just perfect, and one I would highly recommend for those that have 2 or more full days available to tour the city. I chose the Peak Tram SkyPass and the view at the top was absolutely spectacular! The tram ride up the hill was also a unique experience and one the kids will love! 🙂
Star Ferry Harbour Boat Tour
The Star Ferry Harbour Tour was also a great way to see the sites of the harbour and also a chance for you to sit back and relax for an hour in the comfortable air conditioned lounge or outside on the viewing decks.
Big Bus Tours Hong Kong – Bus Routes
Big Bus Tour Route Map
There are 3 distinct color coded bus routes to choose from to tour the city and they all cover a large part of the city.
Red Tour – This is a full tour around Hong Kong Island taking in many of the very popular sites. This tour without stopping, will take you 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Hong Kong Island Waterfront
Green Tour – This tour also departs from Hong Kong Island and also covers a large area heading out along the coastline to a very popular area known as Stanley. It also will take at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to cover if you choose not to Hop On and Hop Off the bus.
Hong Kong Beaches
Blue Tour – This tour is called the Kowloon tour and leaves from the mainland side near the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui district. You will also need at least 1 hour and 15 minutes to cover this route without stopping off.
For those with a Deluxe ticket, you also have a ticket for the Night Bus Tour taking in the beautiful sites and neon lights of the city after dark.
Hong Kong Sunset Skyline
I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 days riding with Big Bus Tours and visiting the many interesting sites and attractions in Hong Kong. Big Bus Staff are very friendly and readily available at major stops to answer any questions or concerns you may have during your bus tour.
I found the buses very clean and on schedule, even with the hectic traffic in the city.
A few extras include audio earphones for the tour, rain ponchos if needed, and the buses have free WiFi on board as well.
For more detailed information and online booking with additional discounts, I have listed their official website link below for your convenience.
A Big Thanks to Big Bus Tours Hong Kong for hosting my Deluxe Tour on my recent visit to the city. All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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Did You Know …
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