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Hop on - Hop off bus

International open-top sightseeing tour operator, Big Bus Tours, has recently launched a Hop-on, hop-off bus tour service in Hong Kong.

 

 

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The company operates double-decker open-top buses on three routes:

One covers the major sightseeing spots on the Kowloon side of the city, while the second covers the central parts of Hong Kong Island, and the third travels to places-of-interest along the southern coast, including Stanley, Repulse Bay, Ocean Park and Aberdeen.  A single "full day ticket" provides you unlimited rides on the three routes, and you get to visit most of the metropolis' must-sees, including: Star Ferry Pier, Jade Market, Mong Kok markets, Nathan Road, Avenue of Stars and the major museums in Kowloon... and SoHo, Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), Peak Tram Lower Terminus, Hollywood Road, Man Mo Temple, Wanchai and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island...  

  

Digitally recorded commentaries are available in eight languages, including English, French and German...

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At the time of writing, a 24-hour ticket goes for US$ 41 for an adult and US$ 26 for a child and includes unlimited rides on the three bus-routes, as well as one return ride on the historic Peak Tram (as well as an entrance to the "Sky Terrace"), a free upper-deck return ticket on the Star Ferry, and a harbour cruise aboard a Chinese Sampan boat . What's more, you can upgrade to a 48-hour ticket for only a small extra (which you should, as covering all those attractions in 24 hours is virtually impossible).

 

Big Bus Tours also offers an hour-long Hong Kong Night Tour which covers Kowloon's major evening-spots, like the Avenue of Stars (That is where this tour starts), Hong Kong Coliseum, Temple Street's Night Market and Mong Kok... Ticket costs US$ 25 per person (adult or child), which is not such a great bargain really, as you can easily explore all those places on your own, for much less money...

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NWFB, One of Hong Kong's largest public transport operators, also runs a hop on hop off double-decker, called the "Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus".

 

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Their service currently operates on two routes that cover most of the attractions around the central part of Hong Kong Island (Central, Sheung Wan, Wanchai and Causeway Bay), but don't cover Kowloon, or places like "Victoria Peak", Ocean Park and Stanley on Hong Kong Island.

 

Buses depart from Central (Star Ferry) every 15 minutes, from 10am to 6pm, and passengers get a small complimentary map and can listen to a commentary about the various sites along the route...

 

One Day Pass costs HK$ 50 for an adult (Half of that for children under 12 and seniors over 65, and free for a baby below the age of 4) and allows unlimited rides throughout that day.

 

Tickets can be bought on board by either Octopus Card or Cash (exact fare): For more details, take a look at their website: Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus

 

All in all, it's not such a big deal (as it covers only a small part of the city) but it really costs very little and if you hardly have any time to spend, it certainly worth the cost... However, If you have more than just a few hours in hong Kong, go for the Big Bus Tour, as it seems to be giving better value... 

 

Did you know ??? Taking a hop on hop off bus tour is one the best ways to see any large city, as it saves you plenty of precious holiday time and takes you EXACTLY where you want to go... (Not to mention the great cityscape views you can enjoy on the way...). Our "Hop on hop off guides" cover quite a few cities across the world, including Singapore Sydney,  the Blue Mountains (near Sydney)  and  Perth.... (Click on the links to go directly to the city-guide of your choice). 

 

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