Rugby Tours to Hong Kong

If you are interested in a unique, fast-paced and unforgettable touring destination look no further than the destination of Hong Kong. Part of the People’s Republic of China, this former British colony holds a curious position as a place of capitalist values in a communist country. Known as the “Gateway to the East”, Hong Kong has its own constitution, laws and currency while maintaining much of the cultural identity of its location. Tourists can enjoy the western vibrancy of cities like Kowloon, while taking advantage of oriental cuisine that is some of the best in the East as well as putting their sporting ability to the test against stiff opposition in picturesque, state of the art facilities. Hong Kong is one of those places that you will never forget and should be on any bucket list.

What to do in Hong Kong?

      • Hop on the iconic Star Ferry – Historic transportation taking locals between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.
      • Climb up Hong Kong Peak – The quickest and most picturesque way to get up to The Peak, Hong Kong’s Island’s highest point, rising 1,300 feet above sea level as it passes the city’s buildings at an almost impossible gradient.
      • Meet the Big Buddha – Tian Tan Buddha (more commonly referred to as just the Big Buddha) is the largest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. Visitors must climb a calf-aching 268 steps before reaching to the statue.
      • Temple Street Night Market – A nightly street bazaar where hundreds of stalls pop up after the sun goes down offering a dizzying array of knick-knacks.
      •  Hong Kong Disneyland – It’s Disneyland – the happiest place on Earth.

Where to stay in Hong Kong?

Novotel Century

Located in the heart of Wan Chai, the hotel is perfect for touring groups staying in Hong Kong. Just a short stroll to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and close to the city’s renowned tourist attractions and shopping malls, the hotel is the ideal base for exploring this colourful metropolis, with its seamless blending of traditions and modernity.

Overlooking the stunning Victoria Harbour, while you may also enjoy the diversity of the restaurants and bars. The premium location provides easy access to the MTR Wan Chai Station (A1 exit) and Star Ferry Terminal just 5-minutes away. You can conveniently discover the bustle of Wan Chai and Hong Kong Island by taking the tram (ding-ding) located opposite the hotel, or choose to go shopping in Causeway Bay, the most popular shopping hub in the city, within a 10-minute walk.

When to visit Hong Kong?

Because of its subtropical location, Hong Kong is a year-round destination. However, summers are generally hot and humid, while winters are cool and dry. Here’s a monthly break up of Hong Kong’s climatic conditions so you can plan when to go: March – April and October – November: These are the best times of the year to visit Hong Kong. The spring time (March – April) sees cool evenings. May – September: This is the typhoon season in Hong Kong and thus not a preferred time to travel to the Island. June to August is when the city tends to get very hot, wet and humid. The temperatures go beyond 31°C and the high humidity levels make it difficult for anyone to indulge in any outdoor activities. December – February: Hong Kong is at it’s coldest.

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Get in touch with us to chat about how Hong Kong would make the perfect destination for your next school rugby trip or rugby team tour.

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