It will be a big day as there is so much in our list to complete today. No matter how I try to get ready early; but being a mother of a 10 months old kid and her lot of stuff to pack. We started again at 10:00 in Morning. I had booked the tour package of “The Victoria Peak ” from KLOOK. This tour package includes; The Victoria Peak Tram and Sky Terrace walk, Madame Tussauds and Trick Eye Museum. The cost for all three is HK $309 per adult.
THE VICTORIA PEAK
There was a time option to select at the time of booking a tour package from the website. I had selected 12:00 pm; so the reporting time at MTR Central Station was 11:45 am. Take Exit K for the The Peak Tram terminal. There was a KLOOK person waiting outside of the Central Station Exit K, holding a flag in his hand. We waited for more than 15 minutes for everyone to join, Then we started in a group towards Peak Terminal, which was 2 minutes walk from MTR central Station.
There was a different line for the tour company and different for spot ticketing. As I said above also, the line for spot ticketing was very very long. We spent around 40 to 45 minutes in line. The seating capacity of the tram is 80 but they accommodate around 100 (few can stand). It was an amazing experience, the train track was very steep, and it looks like buildings are reclining as the tram moves further. It is around 8 minutes drive and it leaves you with an amazing experience.
After reaching there, go to the sky terrace and enjoy the awesome view from the peak. You can spend time and click photos as much as you want and you can ;).
The best thing was ‘The Peak’ and ‘Madame Tussaud’s’ are in the same building. Madame Tussaud’s is the wax museum of all celebrities. We entered and started clicking pictures with celebrities, then we moved to Exit point, but it was not exit; there were many more from the Royal, Bollywood celebs, Politicians, Super Hero, Singers, sports, More, More and more. It was the time when I said, is there still more or this is the real EXIT :D.
But, it was fun altogether, we took so many photos with all the Stars and Celebrities. We spent around 1 hour and the whole experience was just superb.
TRICK EYE MUSEUM
The Trick Eye Museum is also situated at the Peak and on the other side of the building. It was a shopping mall and on top floor Trick Eye Museum is situated. The experience is again awesome. Some of the 3D Arts were very nice. We took so many pictures. The strange thing was, not many people had taken the trick eye museum tickets. Maybe it is not advertised more than the Peak and Sky Terrace walk.
One important point I want to make here about these places, specially The Peak and Tin Tin Buddha; as there are timings of Trams and cable cars, so advise is to finish your tour early to avoid long lines while coming back as well. Otherwise, again you have to stand in a long queue.
After coming back from The Peak we took the Bus 15C to Harbour. You can pay the Bus fare with your Octopus card. We spent some quality time at Harbour; since it was new year’s time; the small amusement parks for kids were available at harbour on an entry fee of HK $30 per adult.
We took ferry from Harbour to Tsim Sha Sui Terminal and explored the nearby place at tsim sha sui. It was great gateway to spend evening time with all amazing brands and Malls. And next to those big brands, there are small street market lines for electronics, hardware and off-course food street. The food street had authentic food and many mini cafes and bars. We had our dinner there and it was 11:00 pm already and we missed our hotel shuttle :(. But, it was a great day and tiring too. While traveling in MTR, my husband and I were discussing our next day tour plan, as the next day was 31st Dec. And we wanted to be at Harbour to see the World’s Famous “Firework Show” :).