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William

Hong Kong

STREETS OF HONG HONG PREMIUM PRIVATE TOURS--Walk The Streets of Hong Kong With An Accomplished Artist and Professional Photographer. . .

Greetings Fellow Travelers,
Welcome to Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient!

Allow me to share with you the finest ways to experience all facets of this truly magnificent city, culturally, historically and visually, just as we locals do; so that when we are finished, you will be able to confidently and knowledgeably relate the modern story of Hong Kong as an inquisitive and well informed cultural traveler.

I'm an American of Asian descent and I have lived as a local in an old neighborhood of Kowloon called To Kwa Wan for 15 years. I spent substantial amounts of time here on business and pleasure over the years following my earliest visits in the 1970s and witnessed the evolution of this city as well as the rest of North and South East Asia over the past 40 years.

I am also a retired international lawyer with strong Asian roots and I have reinvented myself as a professional artist, urban street photographer, and a street-savvy premium Hong Kong guide. I have performed 450+ premium private tours to date. My artwork and photography have been featured on prominent American and international websites for almost a decade and I sell prints to collectors from all over the world.

I have literally spent thousands of hours walking the streets of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and Old Macau, camera in hand, searching for all manner of intriguing people, local points of interest, fine eateries and the wonders of Cantonese street culture in all of its curious manifestations.

In my preparations to serve as your premium guide, I have also logged countless of hours engaging in cultural and historical research of pre-colonial, colonial and modern-day Hong Kong. I pride myself in being a keen social observer, an artist/entertainer, a lover of good food and a culturally intelligent human being.

Much of my knowledge of Hong Kong is a knowledge that I acquired long before I started preparations to offer premium guide services. Knowledge I acquired when my Dad had an office here in the 1970s and I visited during summer breaks, living in an old Chinese neighborhood in a 'Chinese style' building, interacting with family and relatives in Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau, observing local holidays and traditions, relishing all manner of local cuisine and nightlife, wandering and exploring the many old urban and rural neighborhoods as a raw street photographer and just being a curious and alert cultural observer.

I have spent a lifetime perfecting my skills as an exceptional communicator and I have redirected these skills to sharing my unique portfolio of local knowledge and experience with maximum efficacy.

I have plenty of intriguing Hong Kong facts and anecdotes to share with each and every one of you. It is one thing to blather on about the much-touted "hidden gems" of the universe, it is quite another to put in the requisite elbow grease to build and share a comprehensive framework connecting the multitude of cultural and historical dots in an engaging and user-friendly manner.

Hence, my mission can be encapsulated as follows: To provide all of my clients with an entertaining, deeply informative and street savvy premium travel experience ultimately leading to cherished memories, a portfolio of stunning on-tour photographs, an urge for further cultural and historical investigation and a strong desire to return to this fascinating city that I will call my home for many years to come.

All of my premium tour engagements are performed soulfully by me. Accordingly, you can expect the utmost attention to detail in preparation, proactive communication, positive attitude and demeanor and the highest standard of client service professionalism.

When we meet, you will quickly notice how much I relish this second act in life and I guarantee you a highly memorable and entertaining experience as well as a trusted friend in Asia for life.

Warm regards from Hong Kong!

William

A Recent Review of this guide

Bill did an excellent job at taking us to the highlights of Hong Kong. He is knowledgeable, interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. We would highly recommend Bill to anyone looking for a great tour guide for Hong Kong.
Lynn Kauffman

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Credentials

Resident of Hong Kong 15+ years.
Lived and/or worked for substantial periods in the following global cities: NYC, Washington DC, Chicago, London, Warsaw, Kobe, Singapore, Shanghai and Bangkok.
Master Digital Artist and Professional Photographer (i.e., people from around the globe purchase my works).
Tourist Guide License TG12434 issued by Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.
Active First Aid Certification Hong Kong Red Cross
Retired International Lawyer and Overseas Office Managing Partner, BA, JD, LLM
Feature article in Hong Kong's Apple News Daily (William, an American who knows his way around Hong Kong like a Native Hong Konger)
450+ Premium Private Tours Performed to Date.
Tours By Locals Guide On Boarding Team (2018).

Restrictions

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

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Tours by William

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A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island,...

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

570 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

7 hours

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Streets of Hong Kong Local Style (Half,...

A 4 Hour Private Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon

390 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

4 hours

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Hong Kong by Night: A Walk on the Dark,...

An Unusual and Exciting Evening on the Neon Soaked Streets of Old Kowloon

390 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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A Multi Day Grand Tour of Hong Kong and,...

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A 3 Day Peregrination Covering Central Hong Kong and Kowloon, Lantau,...

1600 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 days

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Streets of Hong Kong Airport Layover,...

A Captivating 4 Hour Tour For Air Travelers in Transit/Layover

390 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

4 hours

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Cheung Chau Island Adventure

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A Full Day Outing to Cheung Chau Island

570 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

7 hours

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Legends From the Four Wans and the Nine,...

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A Surprising Stroll Through the History of Colonial Hong Kong

390 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

4 hours

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Streets of Old Macau (Full Day Excursion,...

 unrated

A Walking Tour Introducing the History, Architecture and Local Culture,...

630 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

10 hours 30 min.

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Streets of Hong Kong by Private Car

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Grand Tour of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon by Private Vehicle

950 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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Sunrise on Victoria Peak

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A Spectacular Sunrise and A Magnificent Early Morning Walk on Victoria,...

300 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 hours

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