8 hours - private walking / public transport tour of Hong Kong
12 Key facts about my tours - I am a long term resident (46 years) with specialist local knowledge
No jewellery factories, promise
Custom itineraries just for you
My private tours are between 3 to 8 hours
Your kids 16 and under are free of charge
Hotel pick up and drop off, always
I am a local resident of Hong Kong
It is just you & Jamie on your Private Tour of Hong Kong
You can book your tour up to 13 months in advance
No microphones, folders, flags, clipboards, whistles, ever
The best of Hong Kong in one day
Seamless use of public transport on my tours
I cover current affairs, the history of Hong Kong, the Opium Wars, WW2 & The Japanese Occupation, Languages, lucky numbers, education, politics, religion, the current housing crisis, architecture, wealth & poverty and day to day life in one of the most vibrant, exciting cities in the world. . . . and I do not mince words, I tell you what it is really like in Hong Kong and why you should not believe everything you read in the press!
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, I can customise the tour based on number of people / number of hours, just let me know and I will create a custom tour link for booking
I need to stress that I am NOT a foodie nor do I do food based tours, I am happy to stop for snacks or at a restaurant if this is what you want to do, I have eaten at over 1, 250 Chinese Restaurants since I arrived in 1972 and yes, I have some favourite restaurants and I am happy to take you there as long as you understand that food is subjective and what I like may not be what you like!
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!
My undivided attention, I provide a 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 and did I mention I love tours with families, kids are always welcome on my tours.
There is always an element of mystery to my tours and I am absolutely passionate about Hong Kong.
So here is what you get.
A flexible, personal, bespoke sightseeing tour of Hong Kong, this is not like a typical touristy coach tour, we walk, we use public transport (including taxi's if needed) and you can explore to your hearts desire and best of all, it is just you and me.
An in depth, personal and fun experience for you and your family / friends or colleagues.
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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This walking tour Jamie gave us exactly the orientation we wanted in Hong Kong . He tailored the tour to our interests taking us off the beaten track. He was informative and entertaining and I can highly recommend Jamie as a tour guide for Honk Kong.