5 February 2019 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Pig. Catch the tail end of the festivities in Hong Kong, which climax with the famous Spring Lantern Festival on 19 February as part of Ramblers Walking Holidays Discover the Real Hong Kong two-week break (departing 12 February). 

Cleverly mixing quiet countryside meanders with buzzing city street and market walks, enjoy a colourful side to Hong Kong during this festive time. Known for its skyscraper rimmed harbour and enthralling maze of shop filled streets the city is, by contrast, surrounded by pockets of unspoiled hill country and countless islands – little changed for centuries.

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With inner city walks getting to the real heart of the town, hikes to Victoria Peak and on nearby islands, the holiday offers a more reflective view of Hong Kong. Staying in a four-star hotel in Kowloon, the itinerary also includes the opportunity to explore the New Territories with a hike along the Maclehose Trail, a ride on the Kowloon-Canton railway to mainland China and ample free time to sightsee and shop.

Ramblers Holidays (01707 331133; ramblersholidays.co.uk) Discover the Real Hong Kong (grade 4, Moderate) 14-night holiday starts from £2,245, including flights, 4 star, breakfasts taken at the hotel, most dinners, airport transfers and local transport. Departs 12 February 2019.  Other departures: 5 November, 20 November & 20 December 2019; 7 January, 11 February, 3 March 2020.