Get to know the best places in a day with a private guide
Perhaps this is your first time to Hong Kong and you want to make most out of your stay? Maybe you only have one day as a shore visit on a cruise trip - or you have only a few days and would like to get a general overview of the city and the many places you can visit. Let me guide you to the most beautiful and worth seeing places Hong Kong has to offer. This is an individual tour and I would like to show you "my Hong Kong" apart from the beaten touristic tracks. . But this does not mean that you will miss the most beautiful highlights of Hong Kong
We start with a walk through TST heading towards the Avenue of Stars. From here, you have a great view on the skyline of HK Island with it landmark buildings and you can spot some places we are going to visit during the day. After a short ride with the Star Ferry we reach HK Island. Arriving in Central, we will pass through famous little streets in Central and Sheung Wan. The Escalator will bring us into the buzzing street life with little shops, restaurants and markets and some remaining parts of the old Hong Kong where we will stop for a Dim Sum lunch. After lunch, we go by tram to Causeway Bay. From the upper deck you have the best view. Within a 20 minutes taxi ride we will reach the Southern Island and a totally different world to business and shopping district. In Stanley Market situated on the beach you can enjoy village atmosphere. We will go on to Repulse Bay and finally up to the Victoria Peak to enjoy one of the most stunning views of HK. From here, one ride on the Peak tram to Central.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up or in your Hotel or at the Cruise Terminal.
End location: I will guide you back to your hotel or to the Cruise Terminal Nevertheless - if you would like to stay a little bit longer to do some shopping or have a dinner and enjoy the atmosphere, i will explain you how to get back.
Duration: 8 hours
Hong Kong is an easy place to travel and the best way to get to know city is by walking or public transport. Nevertheless, a private limousine can be arranged. Public transport is probably the best system in the world: efficient, clean and safe. Be prepared for hot and humid weather from April to October and remember to wear appropriate clothing. Despite the hot temperatures - please bring along a scarf or a jacket as the aircon tends to be quite chilly, esp. in restaurants, public transport and shops.
A "once in your lifetime" experience of visiting and get to know Hong Kong. All my knowledge and passion about this wonderful city, its people and places.
Travelling is a very personal matter and everybody has different expectations and preferences. Your holidays are supposed to be the most precious time of the year. Time out, relax, new places, new horizons, new perspectives. Meet new people and make new friends and share this time with your family, friends and loved ones.
I am very happy to customize your tour in advance, based on your interests and timetable. Please let me know what are you interested in, what you like and what not and I prepare your tour. You can select parts of all my suggested tours and I will design your personal Hong Kong tour.
And if your change your mind during the tour…or the weather is not suitable for the original plan (it maybe not so much fun to be on the Victoria Peak when we have heavy rainfall ..) I am flexible to amend the program at any time.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 Hong Kong Dollar - Cash expenses will cover basic transport, food and shopping. Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards but many local markets and smaller local restaurants are cash only. Taxi fares are affordable. The first 2km are charged at 22 HKD (2,90 US). The restaurant bills include 10% service charge. So you are not expected to pay tips. Of course, depending on your personal preferences your cash need may vary. There are ATM machines in many places where you can get cash via your ATM or credit card.
Please note that food, drinks, souvenirs, transport cost are not included.
Entrance fees (if any) into museums, parks etc. are not covered as well. These costs are usually minimal and in many cases free
Public transport includes taxis, buses, mini buses, ferries, trams, The Peak Tram, The MTR , Airport Express etc.. The prices are very moderate.
One of the best and most convenient things Hong Kong has to offer is the OCTOPUS CARD. This is a cash card which will cost 150 HK$ including a refundable deposit of 50 HK$. This card can be used for any public transport (except Taxi's) and pay at Convenience stores like SevenEleven and Circle K, Supermarkets, Starbucks, Pacific Coffee, McDonalds etc. This will save you a lot of time and hassle in carrying coins or buying single tickets for the MTR etc.
I have no private car in Hong Kong, but I can arrange for a limousine or mini van and a local driver.
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We just totally lucked out with Anne. It turns out our Tour needed to include some highly specialized food Meet and Greets for an Article we are writing and Anne was able to quickly use her extensive knowledge of the City to set us up with her impressive local contacts. We only regret we did not ask her advice before we made our hotel rez as she is so totally in the know on where to stay. We think you will agree, your time with Anne will be fun and interesting as she quickly moves you around the City!