First-stop on your one-day tour is The Peak. The best way to conquer Hong Kong’s most famous mountain is via the Peak Tram. Reach the tram by first taking the MTR to Central and then follow the signposts up to Garden Road and the Peak Tram terminus.
Servicing the peak since 1888, the tram ascends at an implausible vertical angle that will require you to keep one hand on your camera and another one on the kids. Despite the death-defying angle, the tram has recorded zero accidents since its inception and the ride is almost as enjoyable as the Peak itself. Perched above the city, over 3 million visitors clamber up to HK’s biggest tourist attraction each year, and not without reason. Awaiting you at the top are some of the most breathtaking vistas in the world, as cloud piercing skyscrapers bolt out of the sprawling landscape below. It is advisable to check the Hong Kong weather before climbing the Peak, as views are much diminished on cloudy days. Also at the summit is the newly renovated Peak Tower, which contains an Asian Madame Tussauds; hosting the likes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, as well as Hong Kong’s former owner HM the Queen and a fresh faced Barrack Obama.
One of the best ways to take in the view is at one of the restaurants or bars inside either the Peak Tower or Peak Galleria. A restaurant that continually elicits positive reviews is, Café Deco, in Peak Galleria, which offers an arsenal of tasty international cuisine served against a stunning backdrop.