A relatively new way to explore Hong Kong arrived at the Hong Kong TramOramic tour. With the purchase of a ‘Golden Ticket’, you’ll have two days to get the most out of your purchase. And, though the tour is included in its name, don’t expect a tour guide. Be prepared to conveniently travel through the bustling city and hop off at various points to explore on your own.
The stylish trams are reminiscent of those used in the 1920’s and a brilliant way to discover Hong Kong without the frustration of getting lost. The historical trams are open-top so you can clearly see major landmarks along the tram network and learn about daily life in the city. The TramOramic tour is an hour long though with the purchase of the Golden Ticket you have two days to also use the regular Hong Kong Tramway network to explore Hong Kong on your own.
Listen to the sounds heard while riding Hong Kong’s Tram ::
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Tramoramic Golden Ticket (Images)
The hour-long tour itself begins at one of two starting points. I used the Western Market Terminus as it is convenient to Conrad Hong Kong. The other terminal is Causeway Bay Terminus. (See the route maps below).
Tramoramic Tour Route Map (Eastbound)
Tramoramic Tour Route Map (Westbound)
Simply hop on board the 1920’s vintage double-decker tram for an enlightening journey where you’ll see sights such as Statue Square, Macau Ferry Pier, Tak Wing Pawnshop or Man Wa Lane. You’ll also see important Hong Kong landmarks like the Bank of China Building, the Supreme Court, Times Square, Lippo Centre and Tai Yau Plaza. You’ll even pass by Happy Valley Race Course and Jockey Club as well as Happy Valley Cemeteries.
You’ll hear pre-recorded commentary along the way which points out the various sights along the journey from one terminus to the other. Do know there is an onboard ‘host’ to answer any questions you may have.
The beauty of the Hong Kong Tramoramic Tour is you can use it as hop-on-hop-off transportation to see sights on your list of Hong Kong things to do or even have lunch. Hong Kong Tramways provides suggested sights to see, which I’ve included below. Feel free to download the guides to create your own enjoyable experience.
Download the Hong Kong Tramways Foodie Tour Guide
Quite honestly, I was reluctant to buy a Golden Ticket for the ‘tour’ simply because I avoid structured tours. I’m pleased I did because this service provides an easy way to explore Hong Kong at your own pace and allows for you to explore on your own. No one is herding you on and off a tram, nor is anyone rushing you. I like to take a travel experience as it comes and the Hong Kong TramOramic is fully flexible to allow that.