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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $1378 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1570 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1753 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1873 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $1962 USD
Additional (Pier drop off) $488 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Your experience will include a series of markets that will reveal some of the best 'deals' in Hong Kong and additionally, a true glimpse into the culture and daily life. We have combined the favorite markets, all in close proximity located in Kowloon, for your entertainment.

The Wet Market traditionally sold live animals and livestock out in open-air spaces. Today they are instead offering fish, shellfish, and frogs and often this market area includes butcher shops, and fruit and vegetable stalls. Now some also have dried goods, fresh flowers, tofu, cooking sauces, snacks, and high-end specialty products. This is a great stop to do first, as it is very local and not as romantic as the others.

The Jade Market, as you would expect, is a series of stalls selling a variety of jade jewelry, objects, and decorations. Jade of all different colors and quality are there, often from other parts of the world. You will notice in China that almost all of the young ladies have a jade bangle on their wrist for good luck. If you are interested in trying one on, you will be instructed to squeeze it over your hand for a tight fit on your wrist, the tradition.

The Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that’s worth immersing yourself in. Though not unique to Hong Kong, the series of stalls with beautiful fresh flowers will call to you. Flowers and plants are frequent gifts in the Chinese culture and during the Chinese New Year, you will see people carrying kumquat trees of all sizes on foot, in cars, and even tied to their motor scooters.

The Bird Market idea is parallel to the dog park in the U.S. As fish, crickets, and birds are the favored pets in this country, the Bird Market is a place where locals can bring their birds to 'air out' by hanging their cages on hooks and tree branches. The owners and songbirds often sing together, a sight to experience! This, of all the markets, might be the most unique to the Chinese culture. Please note some of the hand-crafted cages, which are art even when empty.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Private vehicle with English speaking guide
  • Wet market
  • Jade market
  • Flower market
  • Bird market
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (5 hrs)
  • 9:00 AM (5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Bottled water and admission fees are included in the cost of this tour.
• Food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the cost of the tour.
• A traditional way to judge the density of jade is to observe the sound of plastic beads gently tapping each other. If you have a piece of real jade, clink it against the stone in question. If it sounds like plastic beads, then the stone in question is probably fake. If there's a deeper, more resonant sound to the clicking, it might be authentic.


Due to security reasons and pier regulations there is a charge for vehicles to enter the pier and pick up travelers. This charge is included in the tour price for pickups but left out for your return drop off. From outside the terminal, the walk to the Kai Tak pier is approximately 800 meters and the walk to the Ocean pier is 800 meters. Ships often don't know what pier they are docking at until the day of the tour. If you don't want to walk back to the ship from outside the terminal please purchase the additional pier drop off option at the time of checkout. This must be purchased prior to your departure.