A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon

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Tour Number

Activity Level

299995


Categories

Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are very welcome on my tours.

Children 16 and under are free of charge so you would for example book a 2 person tour for a family of 4.

I have 3 children of my own, so I know how to adjust my tours to keep kids fully engaged.

Friendly: Yes.
I am always happy to serve clients with special needs. Please provide details in advance for planning purposes.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

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English (fluent)

Streets of Hong Kong Full Day Private Walking Tour Through Central Hong Kong


This is my most popular tour. It is a cultural and historic walking tour of Old Kowloon and Hong Kong Island tailored to the interests of inquisitive cultural travelers.

I will make sure you will see and experience a truly memorable mix of iconic Hong Kong points of interest as well as plenty of localities far off the mainstream touristic path.

You can count on plenty of vibrant local street culture, succinct historic narrative and a tasty local meal, coupled with my sophisticated NYC cab driver style of commentary.

As my parents always said, if you truly want to understand a culture you have to look at how the people eat, pray and trade. That means neighborhood street life, local street markets, street food, eateries and all manner of notable local temples and shrines.

My bespoke cultural and historic tours of Hong Kong are all customisable to meet your preferences.

Come and experience my Hong Kong!

And remember to inquire about a full day excursion to Old Portuguese Macau as well!

Itinerary

This is a private walking tour which means the itinerary can be customized to meet your preferences.

As a general matter, you can expect that we will cover all of the important points of interest in central Hong Kong, including the best vista from Victoria Peak, the historic Central District, the Star Ferry, the magnificent temples of Kowloon and the colorful mass of local urbanity known as Mongkok.

However, I will take you one step further by interconnecting and weaving between these basic waypoints with my own repertoire of local neighborhoods, 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 experience and learn so much.

And if you are an avid amateur photographer, phone camera user or simply want to have your visit well documented with cherished photographic memories, I'm your guide. . .

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: 7 hours

Tour duration can be increased by private arrangement.

LAST MINUTE/SAME DAY BOOKINGS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Transportation

The tour is an a combination of urban walking and all modes of public transportation including trolleys, ferries, buses, subways and cabs, as needed.

What’s Included

Other: My personalized services as your private local guide for the day.

My expert advice before, during and after your tour (including detailed instructions), on how to maximize your pleasure and enjoyment during your stay.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

800 HKD - The maximum amount need for local transportation, snacks or meals and miscellaneous expenses.

What’s Extra

Other: Your transportation expenses, food and refreshments, entrance fees if applicable are excluded.

Restrictions

I am not a commercial driver. I can engage a late model air conditioned car or van with driver if required.

A Recent Review of this tour

Bill is a real pro - it felt more like we were being shown around by a dear old friend. Great conversation, and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to see the non-touristy parts of Hong Kong, the REAL Hong Kong. The restaurant stops were fantastic, the locals restaurants are so much better than the tourist "hot spots", and we were made to feel very welcome at each place. The temple visits were a treasure, and the markets! We have so many great photos from our day with Bill, it was a trip to remember.
Janice Haney

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