The Hong Kong Sevens is one of the most exciting sports events in the world and a must-do tour for every rugby fan. If you’ve been once you will understand why rugby fans want to go back time and time again. The carnival atmosphere is spectacular and second-to-none with truly outstanding arrays of fancy dress on display.
It is undoubtedly an international event with supporters from across the world making the annual pilgrimage to attend. Book up your accommodation soon before it gets fully booked!
Note that this is a sample itinerary and Lightfoot Travel will be able to arrange alternative accommodation, tickets for the sevens and flights.
Day 1: Arrive in Hong Kong
You will be met at Hong Kong International Airport and driven to your accommodation, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Surrounded by all the major shops and in the heart of this bustling city, The Landmark is reputed to be one of the world’s finest contemporary luxury hotels.
Spend your first day recovering from your flight by relaxing in the Oriental Spa, followed by a delicious dinner at Amber, its well-known 5* restaurant.
Day 2: Tour of Stanley Market and Hong Kong Sevens
Spend the morning in Stanley Market – one of the must-go places for tourists. With an interesting array of little shops selling silk garments, Chinese costume jewellery and souvenirs, stock up on presents for the family and enjoy a good lunch on Stanley waterfront.
In the afternoon, make your way to the Sevens in Causeway Bay and enjoy a day of fancy dress and great sport. Today’s rugby is relaxed and laid back, with most people preparing themselves for the madness that is the Saturday. Friday features all the opening pool matches, so while the level may not be as high, it’s still a great atmosphere and nice to sit and enjoy the rugby itself.
Day 3: A Day at the Rugby
There is one word for Saturday at the Hong Kong Sevens and that is ‘mayhem’. Spend the day enjoying the rugby, soaking up the atmosphere and seeing Hong Kong in its most touristy light. With outrageous fancy dress and crazy behaviour, sitting in the South Stand is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in itself! Be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty.
If you can stay away from MacDonald’s and Haagen Dazs when the munchies kick in after maybe a few too many celebratory drinks, spend your evening at one of Hong Kong’s many Michelin-starred restaurants (we fear this could be unlikely). Later, head out for drinks in a rooftop bar – we suggest Wooloomooloo in Wan Chai or Ozone at the top of the ICC for some breathtaking views of the harbor at night.
Day 4: A Day at the Rugby
Now you know what you’re in for, enjoy your day at the sevens, get properly involved in the fancy dress and try not to wake up tomorrow feeling too awful! To aid this, we recommend sitting in the quieter East or West stands, and actually watching the rugby. Sunday sees all the final matches and the speed and skill can be breathtaking. Sit up high, re-hydrate yourself, and watch what is one of the greatest spectator sports on the planet!
Day 5: Peak Tram
Today, spend the morning at your hotel recovering from the weekend’s antics. Make use of the spa and gym, if you’re feeling energetic, or just make the most of a gourmet style breakfast before getting ready to go up the Peak. Take the Peak tram which, as most passengers agree, is the only way to truly experience the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural wonders. Offering unique views of the city from a scarily vertical angle, walk around the 3-kilometre loop at the top of the Peak to work off a bit of your weekend tiredness.
Head back down for pre-dinner sunset drinks at The Upper House’s Café Gray Bar overlooking Hong Kong Harbour. Located on the 49th floor, the bar has breathtaking views of the city as well as delicious and innovative cocktails. Dinner will then be served at Cafe Gray Deluxe, one of the city’s well-loved restaurants.
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight home.
|Day 1:||Arrive in Hong Kong||Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel|
|Day 2:||Tour of Stanley Market and Hong Kong Sevens||Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel|
|Day 3:||A Day at the Rugby||Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel|
|Day 4:||A Day at the Rugby||Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel|
|Day 5:||Peak Tram||Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel|
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- 24 hour emergency contact
- Activities mentioned in the itinerary
- English speaking tour guide
- International and domestic airfare
- Personal expenses
- Visa fees and/or visa authorization
- Tips and gratuities
- Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
- Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)
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Notes on our prices
- This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
- Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
- Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
- This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.