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Private tour guide Jamie L

Jamie L

Hong Kong

Discover Hong Kong in a day | we walk and use Public Transport Hello, I'm Jamie. 46 years living in Hong Kong, 25 years under British Rule, 21 years under Chinese Rule.

Your expert, LOCAL, professional, Private Tour Guide since 2011

Award Winning Private Tours in amazing Hong Kong | Former British Colony from 1841 - 1997

Discover Hong Kong in a day | As an award winning Private Tour Guide I offer an intense, unmatched local experience

I do take last minute bookings for day | night tours and I have real expertise in Multi Day Tours.

Imagine taking a tour with Jamie who has lived in Hong Kong since he was 11, has raised a family (3 boys) with a local wife and who brings Hong Kong alive one story at a time with adult conversation rather than fluffy tourist stuff! | Cultural Tourism at it's very best. . . . I am quite simply the most experienced and most highly rated Private Tour Guide in Hong Kong. A private tour with me involves walking & using public transport. I cover most if not all of the following topics:

| Current affairs | Day to day life in the most vibrant, exciting city in the world| Raising a family in Hong Kong (I am married with 3 boys) |A brief history of Hong Kong (1841 - 2018) | including The Opium Wars and WW2 & The Japanese Occupation from 1941 - 1945 | Languages and why English and Cantonese are still vitally important in Hong Kong | Lucky numbers/gambling / superstitions and how they affect society and how they impact on business |Education and why we have two school systems and why does the Government seemingly embrace academic mediocrity? whilst ignoring vocational training programmes for those who do not go to University | Politics (and I will be very brief!) and why talk of independence can ruin your life| Religion and trust me it is not at all what you would expect, it is such a fascinating subject here | The current housing crisis and the crazy property bubble and why Hong Kong Government policies (or lack of them) just make it worse |Architecture and our amazing skylines and they really are quite stunning |Wealth & poverty - currently the biggest gap in the world and yet we have a very stable society | Homeless people and why our homeless figure is so, so low |The REAL reason you will never see a foreigner in 99. 5% of "local" Chinese Restaurants. . . and it might just surprise you! |
Finally - I tell you what it is really like to live in Hong Kong, not the sanitized version with absolutely no sugar coating whatsoever and I make a point of giving you a balanced presentation of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Over the past 7 years, I have completed well over 2, 000+ Private Tours in Hong Kong so I have a great deal of experience. I am a bit of a photographer and I have 100, 000+ images of Hong Kong on my FLICKR site, all taken by me!

Some key facts about my tours:
1. No jewellery factories and that's a promise
2. Your kids 16 and under are free of charge
3. Hotel pick up and drop off, always
4. I am a local resident of Hong Kong
5. You can book your tour up to 13 months in advance
6. The best of Hong Kong in one day
7. Seamless use of Public Transport on my tours
8. I am English, from Yorkshire! So no communication issues.

See what makes Hong Kong tick - my unique, premium private tours are perfect for couples, business People - fit in a tour between meetings! Families with kids (of any age!) - kids 16 and under at the time of booking are FREE OF CHARGE; small groups of 2 to 6 people, solo travellers - over 290 tours done with single ladies; airport layover/transit passengers with HK International Airport pickup by me and NO surcharge for this service, cruise ship passengers with cruise terminal pick up by me and NO surcharge for this service.

For visitors of the Jewish faith - Hong Kong has a rich Jewish heritage and a wonderful Synagogue and my tours can be adapted to include Jewish culture.

Book a tour with me now.

Jamie

A Recent Review of this guide

We have been to HKG 5 times. We had a 24-hour layover in HKG on this trip to mainland China and challenged Jaime to come up with a unique 6-hour itinerary to places/attractions we had not seen previously. He did an outstanding job coming up with a creative itinerary using various methods of transportation as requested & is a very personable and knowledgeable guide -- right down to the minutiae of how many McDonald's are in HKG! We especially enjoyed visiting "A Sky Full of Gods & Buddhas". Thank you!
Heather B.

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Credentials

I am English and I have lived in Hong Kong for over 46 years, arriving as an 11-year-old in 1972.

The most experienced and most highly rated Private Tour Guide in Hong Kong - with well over 2,000 completed private tours since 2011.

I am very PASSIONATE and very KNOWLEDGEABLE about this wonderful city with a deep interest in Hong Kong Chinese Culture.

Travel Agents Licence Number: 354091

Active Member: - Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents & Travel Industry Council

Travel Industry Council Registration No: 23091 - 0

Guide Requirements for Hong Kong

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Tours by Jamie L

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Private tour guide Jamie L

For 1 person -Discover Hong Kong in a,...

8 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong - also,...

640 USD per tour

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8 hours

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For 1 person - A Magical Mystery Tour,...

5 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong also,...

460 USD per tour

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5 hours

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For 2 People - The 2 GREATEST City Views,...

8 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong also,...

720 USD per tour

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For 2 people - Full day tour of Lantau,...

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8 hours | Exploring the Big Buddha | Po Lin Monastery and the Iconic,...

720 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

8 hours

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For 2 people - Jewish Heritage Tour as,...

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8 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong

720 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

8 hours

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For 2 people - A real local Hong Kong,...

6 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong I accept,...

600 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Jamie L

For 2 people - A Magical Mystery Tour,...

5 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong also,...

540 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

5 hours

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For 2 people - A 5 hour tour of Cheung,...

5 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Cheung Chau Island,...

540 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

5 hours

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For 2 people - Iconic Hong Kong | an,...

4 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong, last,...

480 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Jamie L

For 2 people - Hong Kong by Night | an,...

3 hours - private walking / public transport tour of Hong Kong at night,...

400 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Jamie L

For 3 People - Discover Hong Kong in,...

8 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong also,...

780 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Jamie L

For 4 people - The very best of Hong,...

8 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong also,...

840 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Jamie L

For 4 people - Hong Kong Shore Excursion,...

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8 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong

840 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Jamie L

For 4 people - A Magical Mystery Tour,...

5 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong also,...

660 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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