Inspection of new Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge, new Lantau tour arrangement and fine-tuning of private Car tour program in October 2018
In October 2018, Frank the tour guide inspects the newly-opened Hong Kong-Macau Zhuhai Bridge.
As the new bridge brings the big crowds to Lantau Island’s new town Tung Chung and major sightseeing point, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Frank sets new tour arrangements for Lantau Island.
Frank also fine-tunes other half day and full day private car tour program.
Let’s review the happy October 2018!
Inspection of the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge
The World longest tunnel-cum-bridge system, Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge opens in October 2018.
Frank the tour guide is eager to develop the Lantau Island Macau private car tour, which covers Hong Kong’s Big Buddha and Macau Catholic relics, so Frank inspects and experiences the scenery, immigration process, shuttle bus service and facilities of the bridge.
It is mostly a restricted area. Only car with permit and franchised shuttle bus can use the bridge.
It is next to the airport. So it takes time from the city center to go there.
When you take the shuttle bus, you may see the beautiful sunset on the correct side of the bus and at the right timing.
However, other “scenery” is mainly sea water!
When the bus is in the long tunnel, passengers see nothing!
The insufficient and clumsy shuttle bus service often cannot digest the big crowds.
Therefore, after the inspection, Frank decides to shelve the planning of the new tour by the bridge.
It is still better to take the high speed ferry to go back and forth Hong Kong and Macau.
So our two Macau private car tour options still use the high speed ferry! For tour details, please browse the link…
Actually many people, especially the Mainland Chinese tourists, regard the bridge as a new and grand sightseeing point.
A lot of group tourists experience the bridge and arrive at Hong Kong’s Lantau Island.
This causes overcrowding problem at Tung Chung and Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car (Read the newspaper article for this).
Thus Frank needs to set new arrangements for the Lantau private tours!
New arrangements for Lantau private tours
Frank has two new arrangements for Lantau private tours
- Skip Tai O Fishing Village
- Start Lantau tour only in the morning
Why we need to skip Tai O?
It is because most tourists for the bridge are from Mainland China.
They like shopping at Tai O for dried sea food.
That means overcrowding problem spreads to the small and remote fishing village.
So it is good to dodge Tai O.
Also our tour goes to Tai O for enjoying the nice sunset during the local ferry ride.
As winter is approaching, the cold and windy weather just make the open top ferry ride not comfortable.
It is better to return to Tai O in the summertime!
Why we start the tour only in the morning?
As if we start early, we can find driver Simon for help to take his taxi to go up to the hilltop to see the Big Buddha first.
Then when we take cable car to go downhill easily, the big crowds are still going uphill by the cable car or waiting for the cable car at Tung Chung.
We just dodge the big crowds!
If we start late in the afternoon, we just mix with the crowds at the top of the mountain.
Long waiting is unavoidable!
For the details of the easy Lantau half day private tour, please browse the link…
Fine-tuning half day and full day tour program
Apart from setting new arrangements for Lantau tours, Frank fine-tunes other half day and full day private car tour program.
This is for clients’ easy and enjoyable private tour experience!
Typhoon damages the sightseeing point for Hong Kong Island full day private car tour, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. It now closes for renovation.
So during this tour, clients will visit the historic Tam Kung Temple for the fishermen.
Clients will still learn the history of WWII there as Japanese Army landed there during the Battle of Hong Kong.
Apart from seeing the Chinese cultural elements and tasting the delicious local snacks, clients can enjoy the breathtaking view of Kowloon at the new Lung Kui Road Lookout during the Kowloon Cultural Highlights private car tour.
People really like animals (see the crowds at New York Central Park for the rare Mandarin Duck)!
Clients can say hello to the monkeys at Golden Hill Country Park during the New territories the land between private car tour.
Travelers may not like the “touristy” Temple Street Night Market.
Also cruise passengers may have enjoyed the Symphony of Lights Laser Show from the cruise berthing at the Ocean Terminal and hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui. They just don’t want to see the show again during the night tour.
So clients can now choose the B route in the night tour program.
Travelers can have a leisure walk in the beautiful Nan Lian Garden at night and enjoy nice night view at the Lung Kui Road Lookout.
Thank you very much!