8 hours | private walking + public transport tour of Hong Kong |I do take last minute bookings for day + night tours
Jamie | take a tour with a friend who brings Hong Kong alive one story at a time. Cultural Tourism at it's very best. . . . 46 years living in Hong Kong - I am the most experienced and most highly rated Private Tour Guide in Hong Kong.
I have completed over 2, 000+ private tours since 2011 so I know what I am doing, most of my guests leave the itinerary to me and I do discuss it when we meet and if you have special requests then time allowing we will fit these in, I do NOT have set itineraries and no two days are ever the same.
I do not do car tours, we walk + we simply have the best public transport in the world and it is far quicker to use public transport than a private car and you miss out on an awful lot of culture and what it is really like to live in Hong Kong peering out of the windows of a luxury car. All of our public transport is air conditioned, I have never used or owned a car in Hong Kong so I am somewhat of an expert on the subway, buses, ferries, taxi's and such!
For 8 hours we will explore Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, we will see the very best Hong Kong has to offer.
You can be sure of a trip to The Peak on Hong Kong Island and a trip to the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, as for the rest, why spoil the surprise!
Walking is at a leisurely pace to allow you to experience Hong Kong properly.
If you have specific interests then let me know and I can work these into the tour, generally speaking most of my clients leave everything to me given I have done over 2, 000+ tours and have lived in Hong Kong for 46 years.
I need to stress that I am NOT a foodie nor do I do food based tours but I know my food, I am happy to stop for snacks or at a restaurant if this is what you want to do, I have eaten at well over 1, 250 Chinese Restaurants since I arrived in 1972 and yes, I have some favourite restaurants, please note I tend to favour places that offer excellent food at relatively moderate prices.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your Hotel or a place to be mutually agreed on
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
End location: Your Hotel or a mutually agreeable place
Airport layover / transit passengers - generally I get you onto the Airport Express Train which stops in the Departure Hall of the airport
Cruise Ship passengers - generally I put you into a taxi back to the Cruise Ship Terminal
Duration: 8 hours
This is a walking tour but we also use public transport to get from place to place if and when required, Hong Kong probably has the best public transport system of any city worldwide, it really adds to the tour experience!
It is hot and humid for 5 months of the year so remember to wear appropriate footwear / clothing. We do walk at your pace with plenty of rest stops and if walking gets too much then we use public transport!
Hello, I'm Jamie. 46 years living in Hong Kong | How local do you want to get?
Award Winning Private Tours in amazing Hong Kong | Former British Colony from 1841 - 1997
I provide a top quality tour. I can also customise the tours in advance based on what you want to do in the time you have available or you can just give me suggestions when we meet - we walk & use Public Transport by the way which is by far the most efficient and time saving way of seeing Hong Kong in a day.
... oh and there is always an element of mystery to my tours
So here is what you get in a nutshell | You get to take a tour with a friend who brings Hong Kong alive one story at a time.
Cultural Tourism at it's very best....
Jamie is your Local Hong Kong Private Guide | Book an award winning private tour today
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 HK$ - This is a per person amount - It is always a good idea to carry a decent amount of local cash ie HK$ with you, a good supply of HK$10 and HK$20 notes + if you can get them HK$1, HK$2 and HK$5 coins . You can use this for transport, snacks, souvenirs etc... most markets in Hong Kong are cash only.
Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards but many older smaller restaurants are cash only.
Not covered in my fee schedule are:
The cost of any public transport such as taxi's, buses, mini buses, ferries, trams, The Peak Tram, The MTR , Airport Express etc.
Drinks / Snacks / Meals / Souvenirs, etc.
Entrance fees (where applicable) into museums, parks etc. the cost of these is usually minimal and in many cases free (with the exception of Ocean Park and Disneyland!)
For convenience I absolutely recommend purchasing an OCTOPUS CARD available from any MTR Station, it will cost you HK$150 including a refundable deposit and you can top it up at any convenience store, this card can be used on all public transport options (except Taxi's and Yellow minibuses) and you can use them at 7 - 11 and Circle K Convenience Stores, Supermarkets, Starbucks, McDonalds etc they can save you a lot of time and hassle even if you are here for just a couple of days.
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Jamie provided an amazing tour for us. Five stars are not high enough to reflect the experience he provided. he provided a great depth of knowledge on the people, government, customs, quirks, and highlights of this amazing city. He also added a few surprises along the way, and was able to accommodate our special shopping request with ease. We can’t wait to visit again, and would use no other guide for our return.