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Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Overview

Victoria Harbour, a naturally occurring land-form bordering a water body, draws a line of difference between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. It is known as a defining feature of Hong Kong. With its gentle promenades and impressive views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline, it is a sight that must not be missed whenever visiting the region!

As a functioning port, Victoria Harbour is known to be a crowded spot at all times of the day. Along with dazzling views of the distinct Hong Kong skyline, from various vantage points, you may enjoy the world-renowned show, “A Symphony of Lights”, and even ride aboard cruises with informative commentaries in both English and Mandarin based on features of the historic Harbour.

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Victoria Harbour Vantage Points

Tsim Sha Tsui - You may walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, people-watch, enjoy delicious savouries and visit the popular Avenue of Stars, which highlights the achievement of the glamorous Hong Kong film industry, all under the starry sky of Victoria Harbor.

Central Waterfront - A panoramic, vibrant display of Victoria Harbour’s accompanying skyline like no other, from a point with specially installed raised platforms that are isolated from large crowds creating a peaceful atmosphere. Approach the Observation Wheel, near to Star Ferry Pier, in order to receive an even more enhanced experience.

Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck - Look at a vision of Victoria Harbour in its entirety, from the tallest building in the city, an advantageous seat that provides uninterrupted views.

Victoria Peak - Witness Victoria Harbour from the zenith of the city, including neighbouring coastlines and islands that make for a picture-perfect view. One may travel to Victoria Park by the Peak Tram, which is a unique experience in itself!

Hong Kong Rooftop Bars - Relax after a long day with admirable views of the beautiful, enchanting sunset and impressive architecture as you sip delicious cocktails and other brews of your choice at Hong Kong’s exclusive Rooftop Bars.

Victoria Harbour
Evening Light Over Victoria Harbour
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A Symphony of Lights

A Symphony of Lights is a glamorous light-music show, that uses 42 of the iconic skyscrapers in the backdrop of Victoria Harbour, as a stage. Vibrant colours and music rooted in Hong Kong’s rich culture create a charming atmosphere to bring the Harbour alive.

Duration: Approximately 10 minutes.
Timing: 8:00 PM on a daily basis
Entry fee: No entry fee

Victoria Harbour Cruise

The Star Ferry Service offers a cruise around Victoria Harbour including stops at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier, Central Pier No.7 and Wanchai Pier. The duration of each cruise is approximately 1 hour. One may choose among the following three tours available:

Single Ride Day Round Trip:
From Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier
February to September Timings - 11:55 AM to 5:55 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 105
October to January Timings - 11:55 AM to 4:55 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 100

From Central Pier No. 7
February to September Timings - 12:15 PM to 5:15 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 105
October to January Timings - 12:15 PM to 4:15 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 100

From Wanchai Pier
February to September Timings - 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 105
October to January Timings - 12:30 AM to 3:30 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 100

Single Ride Night round Trip Ticket:
From Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier
February to September Timings - 6:55 PM; 8:55 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 190
October to January Timings - 5:55 PM; 6:55 PM; 8:55 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 180

From Central Pier No. 7
February to September Timings - 8:15 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 190
October to January Timings - 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 180

A Symphony of Lights harbour Cruise:
From Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier
February to September Timings - 7:55 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 215
October to January Timings - 7:55 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 205

From Central Pier No. 7
February to September Timings - 7:15 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 215
October to January Timings - 7:15 PM Cruise Fee: HKD 205

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Tips

1. Avoid visiting Victoria Harbour during rainy weather, as views are obscured and cruises as well as the show "A Symphony of Lights", are usually cancelled on such occasions, thereby hampering your experience.
2. Observe elaborate, colourful fireworks on special occasions such as Chinese New Year.

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