Tin Hau Festival Guided Group Tour in Sai Kung

Celebrate Tin Hau Festival with Explore Hong Kong!

May in Hong Kong is an explosion of colour and culture, as the city celebrates the birthdays of multiple deities. It’s one of the most vibrant and festive months of the year! Join our small group tour and experience the Tin Hau Festival like a true local with Explore Hong Kong.

Experience the Magic of the Tin Hau Festival

The Goddess of the Sea, Tin Hau, is celebrated with grand festivities throughout Hong Kong. Witness:

  • Cantonese Opera Performances** inside traditional bamboo theatres.
  • Lion and Dragon Dance Parades** that snake through the streets.
  • Temple Fairs** brimming with local flavour and excitement.

Celebrate the Tin Hau Festival on 26 May! Be swept away by the vibrant atmosphere and join the locals in the mesmerising Cantonese Opera performances.

Tin Hau Festival Lions

Immerse Yourself in Traditional Rituals

Marvel at the **Lion and Unicorn Dances**, each movement a testament to centuries of cultural heritage. Learn about the rich history and captivating stories behind this incredible festival, and uncover the deep-rooted traditions that have shaped Hong Kong’s identity and discover how different deities have influenced the lives of Hong Kong’s people, weaving a complex tapestry of beliefs and customs. Our tour will take you through this fascinating history, offering insights into the spiritual fabric of the city.

Get ready to snap stunning photos and take captivating videos as the vibrant procession unfolds before your eyes. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!

Tin Hau Festival Lion Jump

Let’s Explore Hong Kong Together! Book Now!


Sunday, 26th May 2024


HKD $298  per person (maximum 8)



Meeting / End point

Sai Kung Public Pier, outside UNESCO Geopark Volcano Discovery Centre


11:15am to 13:15pm (2.5 hours)


Expertly led by the licensed guide and the owner of the 140K-instagram page @explore_hongkong.

This is guided tour on everything you need to know about this Traditional Chinese Festival and we will be experiencing it like a local! Get Ready to take some really nice photos and videos on that day!


Public transportation and personal spending



How to go to Sai Kung

Take MTR to Shatin Station, take Bus 299X to Sai Kung Town

Take MTR to Ma On Shan Station, take Bus 99 to Sai Kung Town

Take MTR to Diamond Hill Station, Exit C2, take bus 92 to Sai Kung Town

View more local tours by Explore Hong Kong below

Aberdeen Sampan + Public Housing Estate Tour

All-Inclusive Junk Boat Cruise

Hong Kong Greeters is celebrating the gorgeous beaches and islands in Hong Kong this summer. Book your own all-inclusive boat cruise to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty outside of the busy city! Perfect for gathering with friends and family.

What is so great about this? 

Set sail on one of Hong Kong’s most popular outdoor summer activities – your own private boat cruise for 25-38 people in a traditional wooden junk boat. Enjoy free-flow hospitality and sumptuous menu, you won’t want for anything all day! Escape the downtown and enjoy Hong Kong’s scenic beauty, travelling to the crystal clear waters of Clearwater Bay.

What to expect…

The boat will board from Central Pier 10 at 10:30am and will continue to Clearwater Bay (or other destination of your choice within two hours of Central). Returning to the pier at 5:30pm. There will be staff on board to serve you all day. This experience includes noodles, mats and rings. Upgrades on drinks and water equipment available.

What to bring…

Sunscreen, hats and towels


Time: 7-hours 10:30am – 5:30pm

Pick up point: Central Pier 10

Cost: HK$1,100 per person


  • Mini pain au chocolat
  • Fresh fruit skewers
  • Mini ham and cheese croissants



  • Mini Philly cheese steak sliders
  • Honey glazed ham
  • Crispy chicken fingers with aioli
  • Roasted baby potato salad with herbs and mustard mayonnaise
  • Greek salad with feta and olives
  • Roasted pumpkin couscous
  • Mini walnut brownies
  • Fresh fruit platter



  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Mini veggie quiches
  • Mini assorted cookies



  • Free-flow Prosecco, beers, soft drinks, water

Shore Excursions

While your ship is in port, make the most of your visit by taking a private car shore excursion around Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula with your very own driver guide. We take all the stress out of your visit with our door-to-door service, collecting you from and returning you to your cruise ship terminal.

As well as offering comfort and convenience, we are one of the few tour companies licensed to access the restricted access zone of Lantau Island by car. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides all speak excellent English and will ensure you make the most of your time in Hong Kong.

We have a number of shore excursion car itineraries. The first is a classic Hong Kong Highlights tour taking in several better-known destinations. We often recommend this to first time visitors as it takes in many of Hong Kong’s best known and most iconic spots.

However, if you would prefer to go further off the beaten track to see another side of Hong Kong, we would recommend our Explore the New Territories tour. There are plenty of fascinating spots that are difficult to access by public transport and also tend to be a little less crowded.

Listed below are some of the options we could include in your itinerary depending on your interests and time constraints. Your itinerary is completely flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs. If you have a destination in mind that is not listed, please enquire and we will accommodate your request if possible.

Hong Kong Highlights Shore Excursion

Hong Kong Island:


  • Wong Tai Sin Temple – Make a wish at Hong Kong’s most vibrant temple
  • Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery – Enjoy a beautiful garden and tranquil retreat
  • Mongkok’s Markets: Bird Garden, Flower Market, Goldfish Market, Ladies Market

You can view our tour booking page here for a shore excursion of Hong Kong and Kowloon 

Lantau Island for Big Buddha & Tai O Shore Excursion

Lantau Island:

  • The Big Buddha
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Tai O Fishing Village
  • HKZM Bridge

You can view our tour booking page here for a shore excursion of Lantau Island for Big Buddha and Tai O

Explore the New Territories on a Shore Excursion

  • Sai Kung for the National Park or the seafood promenade.
  • Tai Po District: Wet market, floating fishing village in Sam Mun Tsai, Tsz Shan Monastery* and Guan Yin Statue.
  • Kadoorie Farm.
  • Abandoned villages and fortified walled communities in Sha Tin.
  • The 10, 000 Buddhas Monastery in Shatin.
  • Monkey Mountain the native (and very tame) Macaques monkeys. *Please do not feed the monkeys under any circumstances.
  • Jat’s Incline: An amazing panoramic view.
  • Shopping at Sum Ngai Brass Factory or Yuet Tung China Works

*A visit to the Tsz Shan Monastery must be booked at least four weeks in advance.

You can view our tour booking page here for a shore excursion of the New Territories

Cruise ships we receive booking for 2023-24: Celebrity Solstice, Westerdam, Costa Delizoiza, Costa Serena, Celebrity Millennium, Diamond Princess, Queen Mary II, Serenade of the Seas, Mein Schiff 6, Insignia, Royal Princess, MSC Bellissima, Norwegian Spirit, Quantum of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas, Coral Princess, Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Sojourn, Seven Seas Explorer, Silver Muse, Silver Nova, Viking Orion

New Territories Tour

Get ready for a journey of discovery as we take you on a private car tour of Hong Kong’s lesser-known New Territories, all while staying cool and comfortable in air-conditioned bliss. This tour is perfect for those who want to venture beyond the neon-lit city and experience a more authentic slice of local life.

Our tailored itinerary will take you to insider-only attractions that showcase the region’s captivating past and present. Returning visitors and first-time travelers alike will relish the opportunity to explore Hong Kong’s hidden gems.

Highlights of the tour can include:

  • A visit to the stunning Sai Kung Peninsula, where we’ll indulge in fresh seafood at a local waterfront restaurant and venture into the wilds of Sai Kung National Park.
  • A trip to Tai Po District, where the bustling meat, fish, and grocery markets provide a fascinating glimpse into daily life. We can also visit a floating fish farm and Tsz Shan Monastery, home to a landmark 76-meter tall bronze statue.
  • A stop at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, originally founded to aid poor local farmers and now promoting biodiversity and conservation.

Kadoorie Farm

  • A chance to explore the abandoned Hakka walled villages of Sha Tin and visit the spiritual and serene 10,000 Buddhas Monastery.
  • A trek through Kam Shan Country Park to spot Hong Kong’s native macaque monkeys (but don’t feed them!).
  • A trip up Jat’s Incline, offering panoramic views across East Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, where you can take in the stunning sights of the old Kai Tak Airport, Victoria Harbour, and Kowloon.
  • A shopping spree for unique souvenirs at Sum Ngai Brass Factory and Yuet Tung China Works.

Experience the New Territories in style and comfort with our private car tour, which allows you to explore the region’s less-accessible areas with ease. Let us create a unique itinerary tailored to your preferences, and discover Hong Kong’s hidden treasures in air-conditioned luxury.