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.
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.
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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So when you want a true local perspective on a country there is nothing more refreshing than seeing it thru the eyes of an expat! Anne gave us the benefit of her years in Hong Kong and gave us unique access to the Food and Culture that makes up the crazy East West Hong Kong mix. Beyond just facts and figures and all that "Guide Talk" Annie used her contacts and experience to make the City come alive for us. We even followed her advice Beijing which was our next stop! Next time we will meet her there!