You might have thought that the famous eight-minute ferry trip across Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour—with the city's audacious skyline and bustling shipping traffic before you—could not possibly be improved upon. But you'd be wrong. Provide unlimited champagne and extend the journey time to 45 minutes—thereby allowing for a full circuit of the inner harbor—and you elevate the experience to a marvelous new level.
Conclude it with a gourmet meal for two in the gilded lobby of the Edwardian-era Peninsula hotel—not more than a minute from the ferry pier—while a string quartet plays in the gallery overhead, and you...
To continue reading: or Log-In
Want the full story?
Get TIME the way you want it
Week Digital Pass — $4.99
Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99
Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30! Best Deal!
Print Magazine + Digital Edition +
Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com
Learn more about the benefits of being
a TIME subscriber
If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!