Cultural Tourism at it's very best. . . . I have lived permanently in Hong Kong for 46 years - I am quite simply the most experienced and most highly rated Private Tour Guide in Hong Kong.
A private tour with Jamie involves walking & using public transport.
On my tours I cover most if not all of the following topics listed below
| 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 I will be brief 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:-
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.
Please note what I have mentioned below about the weather
Summer Weather | May - September is the Hong Kong summer, the temperature will be 30 - 33oC or 86 - 91oF with 65% - 90% humidity | on my tours we will rest, have a drink and cool down | common sense will prevail! we are not outside all the time, we walk & take public transport which is all air conditioned | the heat & humidity is not nearly as bad as you think, even on 8 hour tours | The temperature and the humidity fluctuate during the day and it can be very pleasant in the afternoon
A Recent Review of this guide
I had one day in HK and jamie made the most of it. He was incredibly knowledgeable and taught me so much. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn as they take in the sights if hong kong.
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 in the past 7 years!
Wife and kids all born in Hong Kong and schooled here.
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