HONG KONG SEVENS
Fly from HEATHROW, GATWICK or MANCHESTER
When the CATHAY PACIFIC HSBC HONG KONG SEVENS comes to town, the party lasts the whole weekend, as do the hangovers! Rugby supporters can travel the world following their sporting heroes and a visit to the annual Hong Kong Sevens is a rugby tour that is on evryone's bucket list. A perennial favourite in the rugby calendar, Hong Kong is a non-stop, fast moving metropolis with one of the world's most recognisable skylines and a unique atmosphere that you need to see, smell and touch to fully appreciate. With fabulous shopping and dining and a wealth of sightseeing opportunities, you are guaranteed a fabulous break in one of the world's most exciting cities.
Sevens Rugby allows the big fish and the minnows of world rugby to share the same pond for one wonderful weekend as the stars of tomorrow are given a first taste of international rugby. A magnificent kaleidoscope of colour, pageantry, noise and sporting endeavour, this is 'the rugby sevens tournament' that all rugby fans should experience once in a lifetime…if not more. So put the date in your diary, dig out your best fancy dress and if you're feeling brave, immerse yourself in the carnival atmosphere of the South Stand.
Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tour - 4 Nights from Heathrow
|Hotel||Hotel Grade||Room Type||Per Person Sharing||Single Supplement||Meal Plan|
|L'Hotel Causeway Bay||4★||Superior City View||£1,475||£330||RB|
|Dorsett Wanchai||4★||Superior Room||£1,600||£455||RO|
|Metropark Causeway Bay||4★||Harbour View||£1,595||£499||RO|
|Metropark Causeway Bay||4★||Executive Parlour Room||£1,849||£685||RB|
|Renaissance Harbour View||4½★||Garden View||£1,745||£545||RB|
- Prices are based on economy flights with Cathay Pacific from Heathrow
- Prices are per person sharing a twin/double room for a 4 night stay
- Arrive Hong Kong Thursday 6 April / Depart Monday 10 April 2017
- Minimum stay 4 nights - but stay as long as you like.
- Premium Economy / Business Class upgrades and extra night prices are available on request
- Meal plan > RO = room only basis / RB = bed & breakfast
CATHAY NOW FLY DIRECT TO HONG KONG FROM GATWICK
We are offering a 5 night rugby tour from Gatwick which arrives in Hong Kong on Thursday 6 April and departs (early hours) Wednesday 12 April. Simply add the extra night price for your chosen hotel (prices are shown beneath each hotel descriptions) to the 4 night package prices shown above.
MANCHESTER also offers direct flights to Hong Kong - please call for prices and to check availability.
EVENT TICKETS CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED AS PART OF A PACKAGE INCLUDING CATHAY PACIFIC FLIGHTS
The Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is a sell out each year and must be one of the hottest tickets in world sport. Our Official Sevens tickets are supplied by event sponsor and our long term travel partner, Catahy Pacific Airlines and are collected upon arrival at Hong Kong Airport. Sporting Traveller has been appointed as an official travel agent for the past 15 years and offers ticket inclusive packages to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens..
4 NIGHT PRICE INCLUDES:
• Cathay Pacific flights from Heathrow
• 4 nights accommodation at your chosen hotel
• Room only or B&B - see price panel
• Local representation
• Official 3 Day Sevens ticket
• ATOL Protection
Travel insurance, porterage, pre-seating charges applied by airlines, airport transfers and items of a personal nature.
Day 1 - Wed 5 April
Evening departure from London Heathrow on your chosen flight to Hong Kong.
Day 2 - Thu 6 April
Arrive Hong Kong and make your own way to your chosen hotel for a 4 night stay. Optional airport transfers can be booked for a minimum of 2 people.
|Day 3 - Fri 7 April - Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2017
Enjoy a spot of sightseeing to get your bearings before its time to head to the stadium for the first round of pool games which start around 16.30hrs
|Day 4 - Sat 8 April - Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2017
The tournament kicks-off at the Hong Kong Government Stadium at around 10.30hrs and continues through to 18.30hrs.
|Day 5 - Sun 9 April - Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens - 2017 FINALS DAY
The sevens party atmosphere will be electric today. The stadium will be full so arrive early to get the best choice of seating. Finals day kicks off around 09.00hrs with the final scheduled for 18.00hrs.
Day 6 - Mon 10 April
Departure day. Please settle any personal expences with your hotel and then make your way to the airport, allowing plenty of time to check-in for your flight home. Arrive London Heathrow later the same day..
The best way to travel into the city is by Airport Express train. Running every 15 minutes you will be in Hong Kong city centre in just 23 minutes. Cost: approx £11 each way. On your return if you are travelling by Cathay Pacific there is also a free check-in service at Hong Kong and Kowloon Stations. For more details see Airport Information. Private airport transfers can be booked - prices available on request.
Hong Kong Stadium
Situated on Eastern Hospital Road the stadium is just a 15-20 minute walk from our hotels in Causeway Bay. Travelling from the Mandarin Oriental will take 30 minutes by MTR or Tram and a short walk from the closest MTR station at Causeway Bay. Seating in the 40,000 capacity stadium is 'free-seating' and is therefore on a first come first seated basis! To get the best seats you have to arrive early - especially on Finals day. You can buy all manner of food (including breakfast) and drinks at the stadium.
HONG KONG ISLAND
The L'Hotel is superbly located in Causeway Bay, close to Victoria Park, 20 minutes walk from the Sevens Stadium and directly adjacent to Tin Hau MTR Station which can take you to any point in the city. Decorated in a tasteful combination of East and West it has a very contemporary feel.
Hotel facilities include the Starlight Restaurant that offers a fusion of Western and Oriental Cuisine, the Tin Hau Bar and a rooftop gym & swimming pool (pool open from 31 March due to winter closure) with harbour views. All guests receive complimentary in-room water, daily newspaper, free use of sauna, welcome drink voucher and welcome fruit basket.
Rooms are very modern with warm teak wood flooring, en suite facilities, satellite TV, electronic safe, telephone, fridge, mini-bar and tea / coffee making facilities. Superior rooms as above, Deluxe City View Suites are much larger and have a separate sitting and sleeping area and separate shower cubicle. Extra night price: Superior Room £68 per person (twin-double sharing)
The Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong 4½★
Located amid Wan Chai and Causeway Bay's areas of Hong Kong, this contemporary and award-winning 4½-star hotel is close to Hong Kong's major attractions and shopping centres including Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay, Pacific Place in Admiralty and IFC mall in Central.
The Dorsett Wanchai (formerly Cosmopolitan Hotel) has recently completed a top-to-bottom renovation and has 454 modern and bright rooms and suites arranged in eight different styles. Most rooms overlook the Happy Valley racecourse and feature high speed Wi-Fi and bathrooms with massage showers.
The hotel houses a Chinese restaurant that serves authentic Sichuan and Huai-yang cuisines and the 3T bar which is the perfect location to unwind and relax. Heading away from the hotel is easy as there is a complimentary shuttle service, taking guests to and from 16 major destinations and entertainment spots on Hong Kong Island. Extra night price: Superior Room £70 per person (twin-double sharing)
The Metropark Hotel 4★
Always a popular choice for the Sevens, the Metropark is in the perfect position in Causeway Bay, 15 minutes walk from the stadium and close to the city's manyattractions.
Facilities include the Café du Parc restaurant, Vic’s bar with live music and a roof top gym, sauna & swimming pool (open subject to weather) offering stunning views of the city and harbour.
All rooms are air-conditioned with en suite bathroom, satellite TV, free WiFi, telephone, electronic safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Standard city view rooms as above, Harbour View rooms with full harbour views and Executive Parlour Rooms are twice the size of other rooms with a comfortable seating area overlooking the Harbour, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and express check-in/out at the Panorama Lounge. Extra night price: Harbour View Room £80 per person (twin-double sharing), Executive Parlour Room £140 per person (twin-double sharing).
Renaissance Harbour View 4½★
This popular hotel rises high above the waterfront and has great views over Victoria Harbour. It offers easy access to bar and dining areas in Wanchai, shopping malls in Causeway Bay and Central, and the iconic Star Ferry to Kowloon.
Renaissance Harbour View offers an excellent range of facilities, the podium garden features the largest seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool in Hong Kong, jogging track, golf practise facility and two tennis courts.
With three restaurants and the Lounge, various choices of international cuisine and fine dining are available. The newly renovated guest rooms are contemporary and well appointed with state-of-art amenities. Extra night price: Garden View Room £ on request
Hong Kong Sevens Flights
4 Night Package from Heathrow
|Wed 5 April||Heathrow / Hong Kong||CX252 12.25/07.05 (+1 day)|
|Mon 10 April||Hong Kong / Heathrow||CX253 14.35/20.30|
5 night package from Gatwick
|Wed 5 April||Gatwick / Hong Kong||CX344 12.35/07.25 (+1 day)|
|Wed 12 April||Hong Kong / Gatwick||CX349 00.55/07.10|
If you want to upgrade your flights to Premium Economy or Business Class, the earlier you book the better the deal we will be able to find you..
Good to know…
Hong Kong & Beyond
Hong Kong International Airport acts as a gateway to parts of mainland China and a convenient stopover destination for much of Asia. There is so much to see and do here, but everything is wonderfully close, ideal for just a few days tacked on to the beginning or end of a longer itinerary. Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most popular airports, maybe it's time to find out why.
Hong Kong Island
When people envisage Hong Kong with its impressive skyline dominated by the glittering glass of soaring buildings, backed by green peaks, it is most likely Hong Kong Island that they see. Home to the economic, historical and political centre, this is the city’s heart where you will discover the shopping, entertainment and commercial heart on the north coast of the island on the southern shore of the deep Victoria Harbour.
Marvel at the blend of man-made and natural landscapes from Victoria Peak above the central region of Hong Kong Island, overlooking the streets, skyscrapers, harbour and Kowloon Peninsula below. Wander through the neon city and savour an array of peculiar delicacies such as shredded jellyfish, the potent tofu or snake soup, before signing up for a t’ai chi session at dawn.
For a city view from sea level take the Star Ferry between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and, upon disembarkation, explore the shopping mecca of Tsim Sha Tsui including the Harbour City shopping centre. The Kowloon Walled City Park was once the site of a Qing Dynasty military station which grew to become a large sprawling city during the 20th Century. In the early 1990s the chaotic buildings were demolished and replaced with a park, where, to this day you can still see a number of structures and relics from the city as well as the beautiful Qing Dynasty garden.
What to see
If you can tear yourself away from the rugby, Hong Kong also has a myriad of other experiences available. One of the most popular is getting the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, a nostalgic and very cheap journey but a real must-do. There's also the Victoria Peak Tram, which offers you panoramic views across Hong Kong from the top of Victoria's Peak. If you want a break from city life, head out to the outlying islands, famed for their hiking and beaches, a lovely little escape from the bustle of the city. Hong Kong even has its own Disneyland.
An Octopus card, a card similar to our Oyster card is essential if you plan on exploring the city with the help of public transport. Cards can be bought either at the airport or from one of the MTR railway stations and can also be used to purchase things such as food and coffee in various chains and stores. The MTR itself is clean, quick and safe, with air-conditioning in the summer and mobile signal throughout.
If you want to get out of the city itself, frequent ferry services are available to a collection of Hong Kong’s outlying islands, just head to the harbour front. This is also where you’ll find the well-known Star Ferry, which takes people from Hong Kong to Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side, and vice versa.
Hong Kong offers some of the best shopping in the world, with most goods (except wine and cosmetics) tax free. Some of the best things to buy to make the most of this are clothes, cosmetics and electrical goods. Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon is Hong Kong’s most flourishing luxury shopping and recreational area. It is here you’ll find Harbour City, the largest multipurpose shopping mall in Hong Kong which is famed for its designer boutiques. Causeway Bay is another great spot as it’s shops have the latest closing times in all of Hong Kong, ideal for a little late night shopping.
Hong Kong offers a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty to see and do throughout the city. Whether you take a night cruise around Victoria Harbour to look back at the bright lights and epic skyscrapers of the city, or find yourself a spot in a trendy cocktail bar offering fresh and fruity delights, there is something for everyone. There are three popular nightlife areas, Central, Wan Chai and Tsim Tsa Tsui. Central is popular with expats and trendy locals, Wan Chai is near to Causeway Bay and is especially popular with those looking to dance till dawn whilst Tsim Tsa Tsui in Kowloon has a whole host of differing nightlife attractions, some aimed at locals and others for tourists.
English and Chinese
Eating / Drinking
Hong Kong is the 'World’s Great Dining Capital', where you'll find an incredible range of Asian and western cuisines from Cantonese and Szechuan to French, Italian and even McDonalds. Apparently if you were to eat out three times a day, seven days a week, it would take about five years to try each restaurant.
A 10% service charge is usually added to the bill. If the service has been good, add a little extra. Tip hotel porters 1US$ for 2 bags. Taxi drivers expect at least 10%.
Call our sales team on 01737 244398 to check the availability of the Sevens trip you wish to book. To confirm your booking we require a 30% deposit* payment at the time of booking. A booking form will be forwarded with your confirmation invoice or alternatively can be downloaded below. * If you request different flights to those shown on the website, flight tickets may have to be issued at the time of booking to secure the airfare, hence a higher deposit will be required.