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Hong Kong

Cultural experiences

Discover the spirit of Hong Kong

Now offering private, curated excursions.

The Best of Victoria Harbour Experience

This experience takes you off-the-beaten-track, far from the districts you have already explored. First we take you to Shau Kei Wan, rich with scenery and history, and home to Hong Kong’s largest outdoor food market. Then we hop on a ferry to Lei Yue Mun for stops at authentic street food stalls and a meal at the Michelin Guide’s most remote eatery, famous for its fish noodle soup. This walk is ideal for those who want to experience an out-of-the-ordinary tour as well as keen photographers.

Bespoke Art Walks

At the very heart of Hong Kong, hidden within our majestic skyscrapers and bustling streets, is a fascinating and dynamic art scene. We work with established artists and feature art year-round, including some permanent pieces in our hotel. Our Bespoke Art Walks, carefully curated and led by art connoisseurs, take you off the beaten track into the core of the city's creativity. Whether a novice or an art expert, you'll be inspired and fascinated by these inspiring and thought-provoking journeys.

Enlightened Walks

There's no better way to explore a city than through the perceptive and knowledgeable insights of one of its long-term residents. The knowledgeable filmmaker Davide Attali has lived in Hong Kong for 20 years, and will be delighted to tailor-make an experience to your specific interests. David can conduct the tours in either English or French. View Details.

Hong Kong Food Walks

With a choice of ten restaurants and bars, you can experience the best cuisine in Hong Kong right here at Mandarin Oriental, but the city is also home to some of the most exciting local dining experiences in the world. Join a renowned local food writer who will guide you on a walking feast, taking in the very best of the city’s foodie treats while sharing their passion and expertise in local cuisine.With thousands of Chinese restaurants, noodle shops and outdoor food stalls, Hong Kong’s streets are filled with the aromas of delicate wontons, handcrafted noodles, succulent roasts, creamy milk teas, fluffy buns and much more. Whether you are a keen foodie or a culinary professional, this delicious, customised programme begins in the hotel’s lobby.

Urban Street Art Tour

As an advocate of the arts, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is delighted to present a new curated excursion for guests that offers to fully immerse them into the city’s urban street art scene while exploring the cultural charm of Hong Kong. Guests will discover hidden artistic murals and see where international and local artists have used alleyways and buildings as their canvas. The tour combines the neighbourhood’s long-time classic wall art, as well as revealing new painted treasures of Hong Kong. Guests will also gain an in-depth understanding about the history of Hong Kong’s street art, the artists and their techniques as well as the stories behind the site-specific artworks. For more information, please

Essential Hong Kong Walk

To discover the best of Hong Kong’s backstreets, culture, local markets and, of course, food, this adventure introduces you to the city’s most interesting neighbourhoods, with visits to temples, shops and many eateries. The scrumptious adventure ends with a guided dim sum lunch, taking you on a gastronomic journey through Hong Kong’s signature dumplings and dishes. For more information, please

Guided Dining Program

Starting the day at the city’s wet and dry food markets, this walk takes you on a journey from market-to-table. And it’s no ordinary table. Following your walk, with a stop for a craft cocktail en route, you will be invited to one of the city’s fine-dining Cantonese or regional restaurants for a guided dinner that includes a food appreciation course. Our expert will highlight the most important details of each dish, giving you an insight into its background, flavours and textures. For more information, please

Wonton-a-thon Walk

Favourite comfort dishes close to the heart of all Hong Kongers include wonton soups, beef brisket noodle soup, condensed milk toast, steamed sponge and the infamous yuanyang coffee- tea. Join this walk that goes from family-run eatery to local café to street stall, feeding you information and mouth-watering treats at every turn. For more information, please

Hike and Deserted Beaches

This guided journey ventures to the beautifully rural Sai Kung peninsula, often recognised as the “Back Garden of Hong Kong”. Guests will hike along the undulating mountain paths with spectacular views of the ocean as the backdrop, and explore several white sandy beaches. For more information, please email

Geopark Kayaking

Led by a professional guide, this tour is tailored for adventure-seekers and water sport fanatics in search of uninhabited islands and uncovered beaches. Guests will kayak in pristine waters along the Sai Kung Country Park coastline, and learn about various rock formations including sea stacks, sea arches and sea caves. For more information, please email

Plover Cove Cycling and Hike

Go on an adventure to one of the most pristine parts of Hong Kong in the New Territories. Guests will cycle around the picturesque Plover Cove region before trekking to the highlands on foot in search of lush forest landscapes and secret waterfalls. For more information, please email

Junk Boat Trip

A junk boat trip is undeniably a quintessential Hong Kong experience. The word “junk” traditionally referred to a Chinese wooden sailboat dating back to the Han Dynasty, and today is used to describe any Hong Kong boat charter, including ones fully-loaded with all the modern luxuries. Guests will board the junk boat surrounded by the city’s skyscrapers before heading to some of the island's most beautiful beaches. Be it an indulgent weekend day junk trip or a glamorous night-time cocktail party, there are a variety of experiences to choose from. For more information, please email