A Historic Stroll through Old Hong Kong
"Harbour of many ships, haven of people from China, squatters colony, fun fair, bazaar and boom town. Hong Kong where people come and go and know themselves more impermanent than anywhere else on earth. Beautiful island of many worlds in the arms of the sea. Hong Kong and China just beyond the hills. "
Many-Splendered Thing--Han Su Yin
Winding through the streets of the old City of Victoria (as the Central and Western District of Hong Kong was once known), you will see the last remnants of a bygone era and hear the story of Hong Kong as it evolved into a modern global metropolis.
The story of Hong Kong is also replete with a diverse cast of characters including Chinese, Europeans, Euroasians, South Asians, Parsees, Macanese and even North Americans.
Walk the streets and hear the history of Hong Kong and its people, where they lived, what they did, where you might find them today and how this fabulous city developed with their collective contributions.
This is a private walking tour which means the itinerary will be adjusted to meet your personal expectations.
Naturally, we will cover many of the main historic points of in the Central and Western Districts of Hong Kong. My route is designed to facilitate a basic understanding of the development of Colonial Hong Kong as a city of many ethnicities. Precise target parameters will be set to meet your expectations given the time available.
Irrespective of the main plan, I will take you one step further by interconnecting and weaving between basic waypoints with my own repertoire of local neighbourhoods, markets and lesser known but equally significant points of interest that I consider essential in order to complete the cultural and historic "big picture" of Hong Kong and its people.
This is the reaction I target: Wow I never imagined I would see so much in a limited time frame.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or accommodation in Hong Kong or another place to be mutually agreed upon.
Airport layover/transit passengers: HK International Airport pickup by me and NO surcharge for this service.
Cruise ship Passengers: Cruise terminal pick up by me and NO surcharge for this service.
It's easy to spot me. I am always wearing a wide brim hat and a tour guide lanyard.
End location: Your hotel or another place to be mutually agreed upon.
Airport Layover/transit Passengers: I will get you onto the Airport Express Train which is a 25 minute ride directly to the airport departure hall or see to it you are in a safe taxi to the airport.
Cruise Ship Passengers: Generally, I will see to it you are in a safe taxi returning to the Cruise Ship Terminal.
If you want to spend additional time in town, I will make sure you have the ability to return safely and promptly on your own.
Duration: 4 hours
Tour can be extended by private arrangement.
The tour is an authentic combination of urban walking and all modes of public transportation including trolleys, ferries, buses, subways and cabs, as needed.
My services as your private local guide for the day.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 HKD - The maximum amount needed for local transportation, snacks or meals and miscellaneous expenses.
Your transportation expenses, food and refreshments, entrance fees if applicable are excluded.
I am not a commercial driver. I can engage a private car and driver if required.