My most popular private tour is 8 hours at normal walking pace and using public transport
On my tours you can be yourself and you will find me affable and absolutely not an old stuffed shirt! and when it comes to Hong Kong, NO topic is off the table no matter how difficult or sensitive the subject matter.
Award Winning Private Tours in amazing Hong Kong | Former British Colony from 1841 - 1997
I am quite simply the most experienced and most highly rated Private Tour Guide in Hong Kong.
I do take last minute bookings for day | night tours and I have real expertise in Multi Day Tours.
I have a local wife with 3 boys born here, I give you the REAL Hong Kong with adult conversation and a genuine local perspective rather than telling you fluffy nonsense! Cultural Tourism at it's very best. I may not look like George Clooney but I KNOW 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 8 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 well over 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 300+ 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.
Book a tour with me now.
A Recent Review of this guide
What a great way to see Hong Kong, with your own personal and knowledgeable guide. Jamie was fabulous from start to finish. He catered to our needs and time schedule beautifully, with a sense of humor along the way. The tour was seamless without the worry of finding your way around or researching what to see. He gave us a very cosmopolitan tour. Thanks Jamie!
I am English and I have lived in Hong Kong for over 47 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
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