Graham TranterUnited Kingdom
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.
Dana FrankUnited States
Jamie was sensational. His knowledge of Hong Kong is deep and his insights were very informative. The tour was paced perfectly. His humor and personal style are unparalled. We have gone on many tours and I would rate his tour the absolute best. If you have only one tour in Hong Kong to take make it this one!
Lawrence SnetmanMiami, FL, United States
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.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Michael GrayUnited States
Had the pleasure of touring Hong Kong with Jamie and found his tour to be very informative and insightful. We enjoyed seeing the not so touristy side of things. Jamie is a great guide and we enjoyed his take on things. It's was great to be shown around like friends not just random tourists. Thanks for a great time Jamie!
Jennifer HilderbrandUnited States
Jamie was the Perfect Guide for Hong Kong! I have been to Hong Kong before, but was bringing my kids along this time, and looking for a guide to give them some history of the city. He was able to keep their attention, and they are still talking about the things he taught them. He took us to the best view in Hong Kong, and gave me an insight into the city that I did not know. I thank him for a great day and highly recommend him to adult travelers as well as families with little ones.
Jamie was the perfect guide for our first real visit to Hong Kong. He's lived in the region for many years and shared his experiences of life and how it's changed over the years. His knowledge and professionalism made him a near perfect tour guide for our needs. Fortunately the weather was perfect for a visit to the Peak and with his local knowledge we avoided all the long queues getting up and down. Highly recommend Jamie and would use him again.
Timothy NantellUnited States
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Michael G.United States
Jamie did a fantastic job tailoring the tour to what we wanted to see and do. Further he went above and beyond by helping us identify and give us specifics on other things to do in Hong Kong the next day. Great job all around.
Jamie was an exceptional guide for us. He is articulate, knowledgeable and witty. Wth him we saw many hidden secrets of Hong Kong which we otherwise would have walked right by. We enjoyed travelling on the subway and learning how the regular guy gets around in this amazing city. Thanks Jamie for making our experience so special!
An excellent and exciting tour! Lots of fun and interesting secrets of the real Hong Kong. A must do with Jamie as your guide.
Loren ShureUnited States
Jamie is a local with lots of experience and insider knowledge. We went to the peak and had a beautiful view there and pretty much every where else we went. Jamie's local understanding of culture made the stories especially colorful and interesting. It didn't hurt that we're in the middle of Chinese New Year so the temple was a must! Plus It was fun looking for the new food trucks, an added bonus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Loren!! enjoy your travels and have a safe flight J
Angela WhitingUnited Kingdom
An extremely informative tour with a jovial attitude first class
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Angela, Ray it was a pleasure meeting you both
Jeff BogdanUnited States
Jamie, thank you for the tour, everyone had a great time, thanks for recommendation on The American Restuarant, we enjoyed it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jeff! Give my best to Sue and the boys... J
Dominic BrunettiUnited States
Jamie is a great guide (and guy!). He's an expat Brit and has an interesting view on the Hong Kong culture from his many years living there. Absolutely no problems figuring out what I wanted to see (I didn't even really know being my first time here) and then tailoring the 2 days to this. Really a fantastic tour and a great guy to spend two days with. Thanks, Jamie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dominic!
Ronald TollefsonUnited States
Fantastic day with Jaime on a full day tour of Hong Kong. Felt like we spent the day with an old friend. Enjoyed the use of public transportation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ron!!
As a first time visitor to Hong Kong spending a day with Jamie was a great introduction to the place. His knowledge of the city and the history was excellent and I now feel equipped to explore on my own. Thanks for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Yvonne
Brian O'DonohoeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brian
Adrian KingUnited States
Great stuff; Jamie seemingly knows everything there is to know about Hong Kong and has a well planned tour itinerary. Spent the whole days walking and riding through the city with him. Brits will appreciate his sense of humor. Everyone will appreciate his honesty zbout this fascinating city. Great lunch too! Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Adrian
Christopher McGuireUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris and Carol
Howard BravermanFt LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
Jamie was terrific and gave a great walking tour and overview of Hong Kong. But the best part is he taught us how to use the subway system...buy the Octopus card. Using it every day for the 5 days we stayed in Hong Kong cost us abut $2-3. Compared to cabs it is the best bargain. It is clean and efficient and safe
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Howard it was lovely to meet you all
Roger C.United States
Jamie was perfect for us! My son and I are on a photography tour and Jamie turns out to be photographer also. He helped us find many great shots we would have missed. Jamie was also just right for me personally. I was in Hong Kong forty plus years ago as a teenager. Jamie came here to live just about the same time I was leaving. Jamie's extremely well-informed knowledge of Hong Kong allowed him to answer every single question I threw at him about change, filling in four decades for me of what I had missed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Roger, James - it was a pleasure - thank you
Kayla DodsonUnited States
Boy, did I get my money's worth. I loved learning about the transportation system while exploring various areas of this fascinating city. Jamie was great about explaining the history and customs of the city and even showed me a few nice restrooms along the way. Jamie has been very generous in sharing detailed ideas for exploring further on my own. I was very pleased with my tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kayla.. it was a pleasure meeting you
Tacie AndersonUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our all day tour of Hong Kong with Jamie. We liked that he tailored our tour to include places we wanted to visit, in addition to the excellent itinerary he had prepared. The day went seamlessly from the moment he met us at our hotel, until our train ride back at the end of the day. We learned so much from Jamie about the culture, economy and history of Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Taci and Rol, we had a great didnt we J
Jeff FinkUnited States
Jamie took us on a tour of Hong Kong on our second day here, took us to the peak and showed us the city from above, he gave us great info and answered all our questions, he is a man full of information and knowledge, took us on the star ferry and a metro ride to a temple that we would not have done by ourselves, it was a wonderful informative tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jeff!
Patricia BradyUnited States
We had a great tour with Jamie. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, giving us an excellent overview of the city's history, government, and political status. He showed us some of the major sights, but also some areas that were more "off the beaten track." His comments through the tour were informative and we enjoyed hearing about his personal experiences he had gained as a long-time resident. He left us with a deeper understanding of Hong Kong, as well as nice memories. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Pat!
Karen S.United States
We spent the day with Jamie and thoroughly enjoyed our 8 hours. He showed us unusual sights that we would not have found on our own. We requested we use mass transit and we rode the the metro, buses and the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island. Our lunch at a local Shanghai style Chinese restaurant had the best food we had in our two weeks in China. We learned much about what it is like to live in Hong Kong. We highly recommend Jamie if you are looking for an authentic experience in Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen, thanks John
Lyon GilbertOttawa, ON, Canada
Jamie was an excellent tour guide, most personable with a great sense of humour. This, along with his knowledge of Hong Kong, made for a very interesting, informative, exciting and pleasurable day touring this amazing city, not to mention his choice of restaurant for lunch was outstanding. Our day was relaxing, yet filled with many interesting points of interest, which included the Peak, and numerous other famous landmarks. (lots of walking, but a good pace)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lyon,
Santiago HoyosUnited States
Excellent and Jamie was Super
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Santiago and Yami
Santiago HoyosUnited States
Very well done Tour by Mr. Jamie L., highly recommended S & Yami , Tampa . Florida USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Santiago and Yami
Jeffrey P.Chicago, IL, United States
We had a great time with Jamie. He made extra time for us and even rescheduled when our transoceanic flight got us in only shortly before the tour. I would not hesitate to schedule a tour with him.
Steven CookAtlanta, GA, United States
If you want a great overview of Hong Kong, then Jamie is your guide. My family enjoyed an entire day of traveling and exploring Hong Kong with him. He knows the ins and outs, the history, and he delivers his insights with humor, which makes the visit most enjoyable. We were dropping my daughter off for a semester abroad, so Jamie's intensive overview provided her a great orientation. You have our full endorsement of Jamie. Enjoy!
Kathy FetchikUnited States
Jamie was outstanding! We loved his British attitude and he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a very good experience. Recommend him highly. Of course we loved Hong Kong as well.
Mark MorrisUnited States
Jamie was punctual, entertaining, and knowledgeable. And he was able to quickly adapt to weather and some personal preferences on things to see. No better way to get a first day introduction to a city we've never visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark
Jim BaemmertUnited States
Jamie was on time. We learned how to use the octopus card, metro, and bus system. Very helpful. Jamie provided us with a useful email for other things to do on our own the following day. We felt there was too much talking and not enough doing and seeing. Jamie's attitude toward ceremony and the main land tourism was negative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim As I am given only 512 characters to respond I cannot respond in detail to your comments. So we will leave it at thanks very much for the review and it was a real pleasure to meet the four of you. thanks Jamie
Teresa MacGregorUnited States
We were a group of four with only one day to spend in Hong Kong. Jamie provided us with a fantastic introduction to the city in that short amount of time. In the course of eight hours we visited Chi Lin Buddhist nunnery, Wong Tai Sin temple, some of the city's most famous hotels, crossed the harbor, walked on the Peak, and strolled by some of the city's historic colonial buildings. What's more, we did all of that using public transportation! Overall it was an excellent and informative day out. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Teresa, it was a real pleasure to spend time with the 4 of you thanks again Jamie
Donna PierceTeaneck Township, NJ, United States
Jamie was a delightful guide. Unfortunately we had bad weather at the Peak but he made up for it with his conversation and everything else he had planned. We certainly got to experience all the available ways to travel around Hong Kong!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna & Ranny
Rick CaudleUnited States
Our tour with Jamie was much as described. He kept us entertained even though bad weather limited our tour to some extent. He provided great commentary and answered all of our questions. He was flexible in planning and adjusted to our requests after he promptly met us at our hotel. He also sent us several emails the evening following our tour giving us step by step instructions on how to visit some sites we unable to see on our tour. We would highly recommend Jamie for your tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rick....
Virginia KellyUnited States
We have had many guides over the years and we have to say we rank Jamie as one of the best. He gave us a varied itinerary based on our interests and gave us a great overview of Hong Kong. We saw things we never expected and his expertise gave us some local flavor we would have missed otherwise. We feel very clever to have booked him for our day in Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Virginia, we had a great day didn't we. thanks again to all 4 of you Jamie
William CoxUnited States
Jaime did a great job. He knows and loves his city and took us places that only the locals know about. His "spot" for viewing Hong Kong from the Peak area was spectacular. His ability to give historic details along with the tour was extremely informative and made understanding the development of Hong Kong easier. I would recommend Jaime and his tours very highly. We have another night tour of Hong Kong scheduled for tomorrow and looking forward to it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill
Michael LeibowitzUnited States
Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful, and entertaining. We had a marvelous time. Book him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael
Kenneth WebsterUnited States
jamie was knowlegable and created and interesting tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kenneth! Jamie
Michel VenotUnited States
we enjoyed the tour which was more about HKG downtown
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michel
Michel VenotUnited States
very nice tour by a very well informed and pleasant guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michel
Lou HarrisonRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lou Thanks! we had a long but super day! it was a real pleasure meeting you. thanks again Jamie
Jeffrey BlattUnited States
Shame on me! It's been four months and I'm finally getting around to writing a review of our tour of Hong Kong conducted by Jamie. Actually I'm glad I waited this long. It's given me more time to think about the tour. What a wonderful memory. Jamie was a wealth of information. Even though the weather wasn't great he showed us trip we will never forget. We traveled all over and covered everything in just eight hours. So many escalators! If you want a memorable time in Hong Kong, Jamie's your man!
Louise StandleySouth Africa
Jamie went beyond what he had to in order to show me the most he could in the time allocated even though I was late! He was also extremely helpful in giving me additional information for things I wished to do the following day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Louise It was great meeting you and thanks ever so much for the positive review... Jamie
Susanne WrightUnited States
Great introduction to Hong Kong at just the right pace.
On our first visit to HK and with only one day stopover I decided to book Jamie's intense experience. He collected us promptly and we had a great whirl of a day. Using public transport we had a fantastic overview of the city and were given a comprehensive history and rundown on all the facets of life and culture in HK. He included quirky sites and back stories that are not in the guide book. My husband really gave him a work out with the questions and he was up to the challenge. Happy to highly recommend!
Terri CassUnited States
Jamie was fabulous! He took us throughout the city by subway and showed us interesting parts of the city. He kept our teenage children in mind and they had a wonderful time. Being from Florida and Miami Heat NBA fans, he even allowed us to use his cellphone to keep an eye on the Championship game score (Miami won!). We went at our own pace and had a lovely day.
Deborah KuklisUnited States
The tour with Jamie was great. He was knowledgeable, funny, and we saw a LOT. The best advice he gave me was to not wait in the multi-hour line for Victoria Peak but instead take a taxi up and then the tram down. I got the tram experience but saved myself a lot of time. I would highly recommend doing a tour with him.
Wow what an amazing day and time we had with Jamie. If you are looking for someone that can show you the real HK and assist you to understand getting around HK, look no further. I have been to HK before but he blew me away with his tour. Thank you Jamie for the most unreal day. I have already sent recommendations to friends who are coming to HK. Forget those commercial tours and live a little. It is worth every bit.
Excellent tour for first time visitors to Honk Kong. Jamie was very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. The pace was just right. We went to places off the usual tourist track which I really enjoyed. Jamie tailored the tour to my interests really well. Thanks for a great day Jamie.
I enjoyed the tailoring of the tour and Jamie's relaxed and easy-to-talk-to manner. It hardly felt like a tour but just 2 blokes traveling around and talking about what they saw. Would recommend this to anyone. It certainly got my interest to go back the next day and see some things I would never have known about otherwise (and certainly not from the regular tours). I now have a better understanding of how to use the transport from trams, buses, MTR and ferries and feel confident jumping on and off.
Haydn AdamsUnited Kingdom
I had a very enjoyable and interesting time with Jamie. I saw several fascinating places which I almost certainly wouldn't have found for myself. What was a real bonus was the very helpful advice for getting around Hong Kong and also the list of recommendations for places to visit later in my trip. Jamie's tour gave me a great platform on which to build the rest of my visit. Many thanks.
Rob RoyUnited States
Jaime was absolutely perfect for our trip to Hong Kong. We made several changes to the plans and he was very accomodating. We covered plenty of ground in the short period of time that we had while in HK. Jaime was extremely knowledgeable about the city and showed us all of the important places to see. We enjoyed our time with him and would reccommend him to anyone interested in seeing HK through a locals eyes.
Leith EzellUnited States
We arrived in Hong Kong on Jan 20, 2012. Jamie met us at our hotel that evening to introduce Hong Kong to us. Jamie took us around on a special tour itinerary that we set up with him before our arrival. Jamie explained to us how to use the local transit system and by the end of the evening we felt very comfortable using it. His tour was exactly what we asked for and we would highly recommend his services to anyone going to Hong Kong in the future.
Ashleigh DandridgeSouth Africa
Jamie was absolutely fantastic! We couldn't have asked for a better guide to take us around Hong Kong! Jamie answered all our questions extremely well and was very knowledgeable about the place and surrounding areas. All 10 of us thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be returning to the beautiful city soon!
Pamela BellUnited Kingdom
Jamie was extremely prompt at my hotel meeting and was immediately friendly and informative. Throughout the six hour tour, he was always giving interesting information and taking me to not only the normal tourist hotspots, but locations that gave a much clearer feel for normal Hong Kong life. He was considerate, amusing and enthusiastic, a very good guide.
Jamie was just fantastic! Very well informed, he took us to the most interesting and grand places in Hong Kong, where you normally would not go! We tasted some food, drove with MTR Bus and Tram etc. Saw Hong Kong from a very special place on The Peak at night etc. etc. We enjoyed it very, very much!THANK YOU JAMIE!! And all the best for you and your family! Carola & Bine & Basti
Jamie lived up to his work on adding "the surprise tour and leave it up to him". He took me to see the real hart of Hong Kong, traveling with the locals on public transit and visiting local areas. Seeing the regular tourist areas as well as some hidden gems. Jamie is very friendly and easy to get along with. I am very glad I pick his tour and would recommend it to anyone who likes to see the inside of Hong Kong.
Nick HealingUnited States
A great day out !!!
Jane GallucciUnited States
Jamie provided us with two wonderful days. We had already experienced the usual and customary HongKong tours and asked that he provide us with something other than the usual tourist attractions. We saw parts of the city that most people never get to experience unless they live here and are returning home with a completely different perspective on Hong Kong than we had prior to our two days with Jamie. The only thing that was lacking in any way was we felt there could have been a bit more history included
Susie SnowdonUnited States
We asked to see the "real" Hong Kong and that is just what Jamie gave us. He showed us how to use the Octopus Card in order to ride the subways, buses and ferries like a local. We spent 3 full days with Jamie and covered a lot of territory on foot. We were introduced to local neighborhoods and customs as well as the "must do" sites like The Peak, Giant Buddha, Nunnery, Light Show, etc. We even got in some shopping! Only disappointments: not going to any of the museums or a fishing village.
From Jamie's (an Englishman) description, we expected someone who has been in Hong Kong for forty years to be more "Chinese" but were disappointed that he spoke no Chinese and did not eat a lot of Chinese food that most locals do. The tour had a lot of walking so unless you are fit, I would not recommend this tour. He did not offer a lot of comment during the tour is we had to ask questions to find out information. However, he is a pleasant and friendly person and knows his way around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Quan is entitled to his opinion, this was a lovely group of people, 6 in all, all with their own needs and requirements and I spent as much time with everyone as I could. As for not speaking Cantonese, simply put Cantonese is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn and I have no ability in this area!I have never had a problem in Hong Kong with my lack of Cantonese, we ate Chinese food at quite simply the best Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong and the group were thrilled with the choice!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've reviewed Jamie's profile and note that he promotes himself as 'English, living in Hong Kong for 35 years and in love with the city'. Jamie's tours are all walking tours, but he does suggest using public transit if necessary.
Excellent tour very relaxed and informative.
A very enjoyable day spent with Jamie in Hong Kong seeing places we would not have found on our own. We found Jamie so easy to get along with & he had a great sense of humour. We would definately recommend Jamie to friends travelling to Hong Kong in future
After our day tour with Jamie we will never consider Hong Kong just to be a stop over destination. What Jamie doesn't know about this complex country is not worth knowing. He quickly summed us up and took us on a tour that completely entailed all we had requested. Like so many of the guides from Tours by locals we used in our travels he started as a stranger and ended as a trusted friend
David AlpertUnited States
Jamie was great! By the end of the tour I felt comfortable getting around the city by subway, bus, or tram. He gave some good insight into Hong Kongers as well. While we hit some of the big tourist attractions, Jamie was good at finding an "off the beaten path" area to do our viewing. Great way to get a good intro to the city.
Cherie SoriaUnited States
We only had a few hours layover in Hong Kong but, thanks to Jamie, we were able to make the most of it. He showed us Hong Kong by night using local transportation. It could not have been better. Also, a few days before the scheduled tour, I had to cancel and ToursByLocals was most gracious in giving me a refund. Fortunately, our plans changed again and we were able to make the tour after all. I would recommend ToursByLocals and Jamie to anyone wanting to see Hong Kong.
Lindsey R.United States
Jamie is a great guide and it was fun spending time with him.We had 6 days there and wanted to be able to get from A to B as needed so an orientation was what we were seeking and Jamie delivered! He tailored a 2-Day tour for us and we felt very comfortable setting out the rest of the week on our own.As he advertised there were lots of surprises along the way while he also accommodated all of our requests.We were exhausted by the end of each day, but it was time and energy well spent! Thanks again Jamie!
Bob MonroeUnited States
Jamie gave me a great full day tour of Hong Kong. He is a friendly guy who really knows the city inside out. Spending the day seeing the city with him was the highlight of my trip. He made up our route on the fly based on what I was interested in seeing and took me way off the beaten tourist path, which is just what I was looking for. I can't recommend him highly enough if you're looking for a bespoke tour or just want to see the city beyond the obvious highlights (though I'm sure he'd do that also).
FANTASTIC!!!!! Jamie was brilliant took us to a couple of out of the way places where no tourists would think of, much to our delight. Also resolved some tricky shopping with a 100% strike rate, Deb was absolutely rapt. Enjoyed Jamies charm and local knowledge, he's one guy that knows the in's and out's as well as how to get to a place in the shortest time possible. A thoroughly enjoyable 7 hours, one that will remain with us forever, thanks Jamie we'll be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Craig, thanks Deb...it was a pleasure meeting you both! thanks again Jamie
Michele GoldUnited States
Jamie was extremely informative and accommodating. My family and I were able to see Hong Kong like a native and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Jamie was very generous with his time and energy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michele!
Chris SandersonHong Kong
I entrusted Jamie to look after my fatehr who was visiting HK as I was travelling for business. I was nervous about doing so but my father had a great time. Jamie was very responsive to my emails and I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris, it was my pleasure to show your Dad around and I appreciate the review. thank you Jamie