Hong Kong is back – as you’ve probably heard – and with it are brand new experiences to tickle your fancy. One of the best we’ve seen is a tie-up between two legendary Hong Kong icons, The Peninsula Hong Kong and The Star Ferry.
To commemorate their 95th and 125th anniversaries as Hong Kong’s legendary grande dame and iconic naval transport service respectively, The Peninsula Hong Kong and The Star Ferry are offering a triple threat of adventures this season: a classy afternoon tea set on the waters, a picturesque sunset cruise and a first-of-its-kind, seafaring wedding ceremony.
Get your glad rags on for The Peninsula Hong Kong’s famed afternoon tea on a specially decked out Star Ferry – the World Star, specifically – with cushy seating, lush greenery and live music, no less.
Available from 2:30pm to 4:15pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the nautical-themed three-tiered tea set includes sweet and savoury treats such as a lifesaver-themed vanilla cheesecake, Star Ferry-shaped Mont-Blanc chocolate cream on biscuits, classic cucumber sandwiches and tuna Niçoise on focaccia, served alongside The Peninsula’s famed raisin scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
More into cocktails and canapes? Grab your sea legs and sunglasses and climb aboard for The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Sunset Soirée Cruise. Bringing its signature classy touch to the World Star, the two-hour sightseeing tour begins every weekend evening at 5:30PM, taking you around Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui Pier to Ting Kau Bridge and back, while you bask in the glow of the setting sun at golden hour.
For the lovebirds out there wanting to tie the knot with due pomp and ceremony, The Peninsula Hong Kong offers its ‘Harmony on the Harbour’ Wedding Journey, which accommodates up to 80 guests and includes two unforgettable hours aboard the Star Ferry with canapés, drinks and decorations – plus the Nuptial Room package at The Peninsula Hong Kong. This package can be personalised even further with wedding planners and culinary experts to create a waterfront wedding unlike any other.
Ready to get on board? Learn more about The Peninsula Hong Kong Star Ferry experiences (available from 31 March to 2 July 2023) at peninsula.com
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