Lunar New Year Tour – Shatin Edition

The ONE and ONLY Lunar New Year Tour in Hong Kong – Shatin Edition

Embark on a cultural journey with our upcoming Lunar New Year tour in the vibrant heart of Hong Kong. Join us on:

  • Sunday, 3 March 2024

Tour Highlights:

  • Price: HKD$ 680
  • Group Size: 3-8
  • Transportation: Walking and hiking
  • Meeting Point: Shatin MTR Exit B
  • Hosted in English
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (3.5 – 4 hours)


  • Expertly led by a licensed guide and the owner of @explore_hongkong.
  • The tour includes Chinese Lunch at the oldest restaurant in Shatin, which is also Bruce Lee’s favourite!
  • Hosted in English.


Many Shops and restaurants are closed during the Lunar New Year, but it doesn’t stop Angel from exploring Hong Kong! Join her this Lunar New Year so you can experience the vibrant festivities and traditions of this auspicious occasion. Angel, an experienced licensed guide and the owner of the renowned @explore_hongkong Instagram page, will takes you on an unforgettable journey through the New Territories.

The tour will take you to the Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery, where you will embark on a refreshing hike and be mesmerized by the sight of thousands of Buddha statues adorning the path. Keep an eye out for monkeys, believed to bring good luck in the Year of the Dragon.

Following the hike, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at the 85-year-old hidden restaurant, where you can savour a range of dishes, including the famous chicken congee and roasted pigeon. This meal not only nourishes the body but also immerses you in the history and flavors of Shatin.

To conclude the tour, Angel will lead you to Che Kung Temple, the most popular destination for locals during the Lunar New Year. Feel the vibrant atmosphere as you seek blessings of good luck and fortune for the Year of the Dragon.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year like a local in Hong Kong. Join Angel on this unforgettable journey and usher in the Year of the Dragon with joy, prosperity, and good fortune. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Tour Itinerary:

  • Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery: Hike the 500 steps! You might be able to see Monkeys along the way too!
  • Lunch at 85-year old hidden restaurant: Chinese lunch at the oldest restaurant in Shatin, known for its rich history and as Bruce Lee’s favorite spot.
  • Che Kung Temple: This is the MOST popular and luckiest place for locals during the Lunar New Year



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

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.