Hong Kong Sevens Dates (Postponed until): 16th – 18th October 2020
With the Hong Kong Sevens it is always very important to book as early as you can to secure the best possible flight options along with accommodation as it invariably is always a sell out. We had a fantastic tour group in 2019 who were treated to very exciting rugby and all the good things Hong Kong has to offer. Below is our 2020 Package which has an incredible hotel within close walking distance of the stadium.
- Return International flights from SA to Hong Kong departing Johannesburg on the 14th October (landing HK on the 15th) and returning on the 19th October back in SA on the 20th.
- All airport taxes
- Meet and greet on arrival at Hong Kong airport
- 3 Day Pass to the sevens (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
- 4 nights at the 4* Metropark Hotel (Harbour View Rooms) from the 15th October 2020, Causeway Bay within close walking distance of the stadium
- Full buffet breakfast daily
- Welcome drinks reception on Thursday evening
- Resolute Travel Tour Representative with you in Hong Kong to ensure the smooth running of the tour.
- Tips & Gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals other than where specified
Hong Kong Sevens Tour Hotel
Featuring large windows and free internet in rooms, Metropark Causeway Bay offers convenient stays a 2-minute walk from Tin Hau MTR. It features free city shuttles and a rooftop pool with full harbour view. Overlooking Victoria Harbour, Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong is within a 15-minute drive from attractions like Times Square shopping area, Lan Kwai Fong’s nightlife spots and Tin Hau Temple. Boasting scenic views of the city or harbour, air-conditioned rooms are fitted with classic light wood furnishings and cable TV. The attached bathroom has a hairdryer and room slippers. Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay has a well-equipped gym and sauna facilities. Cafe du Parc serves fusion meals in its stylish open kitchen concept setting, while Vic’s Pub offers light snacks. Guests can enjoy live performances with the drinks at the pub. Room service is available. Causeway Bay is a great choice for travellers interested in gourmet food, food and shopping.
ABOUT HONG KONG
Cantonese, Mandarin and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. English is widely understood and spoken, so English-speakers will find it easy to get around, although expect communication difficulties with taxi drivers and residents in remoter rural areas.
No compulsory vaccinations are required for Hong Kong, but a yellow fever vaccination is necessary if you are visiting southern China from a yellow fever infected area. Common medical and hygiene products are readily available. Ensure you have valid medical insurance.
Airport Transfer Options
The excellent, modern airport trains to Central take just 23 minutes and depart every 10 minutes from 6am to 1:30am daily. Taxis are also readily available at the airport. The E11 bus through Central, Wanchai and Causeway Bay takes about an hour and is the cheapest option.
If you’re going to travel widely in Hong Kong consider buying an Octopus card, which you charge with money and swipe over the readers on most local buses, trains, ferries and trams. Special tourist versions allow unlimited travel for 24 hours or three days.
The MTR and KCR
The excellent, efficient MTR (Mass Transit Railway) system runs from 6am to 1.30am on five underground lines connecting Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau. It’s clean, cheap and air-conditioned. The KCR (Kowloon-Canton Railway) line, connecting Kowloon with the New Territories, runs from 5.30am to 1am.
Red taxis operate in and around central Hong Kong and are reasonably priced. Surcharges apply for tunnel tolls, luggage in the trunk and late-night journeys. Tipping is appreciated but not expected. Green taxis run in the New Territories; blue ones on Lantau. Bear in mind, though, that few taxi drivers can speak much English.
Ferries link Hong Kong Island with Kowloon, the outlying islands, Macau and China. The frequent Star Ferries shuttle between Hong Kong and Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon from 6:30am to 11:30pm. Next to Central’s Star Ferry pier are the main piers for outlying islands.
Drinking Water and Food Safety
Hong Kong’s tap water is safe to drink. Avoid locally caught seafood if your health is fragile, as high pollution levels and some diseases can lurk in local fish. Many local restaurants source fish from abroad.
Shop Opening Hours
Most shops open daily but not usually before about 10:30am and will not generally close before 6:30pm. Many, especially in the busy shopping districts, close later at 9pm or beyond.