Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hong-Kong-China by Tour Guide William S. (Guide #15942)


Sandra Crawford

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 1/20

Bill customized our tour so we could make the most of the one day we had to see the highlights of Hong Kong. He was informed and considerate of our concerns related to the corona virus crisis in China. Our tour was adapted with use of a private car versus public transportation. Bill is well read and a wealth of information. He was flexible in adding some shopping stops as well. You will enjoy your visit to Hong Kong with Bill as your guide.

Ellen Bradley

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jan 9/20

We enjoyed our time with Bill, walking, learning and discovering many aspects of Hong Kong. He was wonderful with our family and 3 girls ages 11,12,13. He was accommodating with our vegetarian needs taking us to a wonderful restaurant to refuel. We would highly recommend Bill for a private tour guide especially for families if you like to learn off the beaten path!

Dennis Appel

United States
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Tour: #352305, Hong Kong by Night: A Walk on the Dark Side..., Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Bill's tour looked intriguing and a different view, if you will, of Hong Kong and could not resist booking it. It did not disappoint. It was extraordinary, indescribable and fully unimaginable the nightlife that exclusively exists ONLY at night. Bill provided us with a unique insight into sites that we would not have noticed or fully appreciated simply by walking around ourselves. Undoubtedly one of the highlights was having dinner at one of his favorite spots while we sat outside and enjoyed the night.

Todd Bidwell

East Falmouth, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: #299996, Streets of Hong Kong Local Style (Half Day Tour), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

The Streets of Hong Kong tour is a great way to see the city's highlights. Bill is very friendly and knows a great deal about the city. He will show you areas that you might not otherwise see, if you tour the city on your own. Ask him to take you to Hong Kong Island, which we found to be very interesting and so glad that we saw it.

Todd Bidwell

East Falmouth, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: #352305, Hong Kong by Night: A Walk on the Dark Side..., Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

This nighttime tour is a great way to see the city lights and nighttime culture. Bill is very friendly and knows a great deal about the city. He will show you areas that you might not otherwise see.

Susan Kibbey

United States
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Tour: #299996, Streets of Hong Kong Local Style (Half Day Tour), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

We will definitely give him five stars. Bill had a great local knowledge and some great insight into the history and political workings of this area. We saw a lot in a short period of time. He took some great photographs. He was very pleasant to be with. Would highly recommend. Richard and Susan

Margarita A.

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

My husband and I had an awesome time in Hong Kong on December 8, 2019. I was worried about our safety, but Bill made sure we visit all the attractions in our customized 8-hour itinerary, ahead of demonstrations. We took a ferry from the port to Hong Kong. We walked a lot and saw many special streets and places, such as the Bird Street and Flower district, where they sell amazing birds and bird cages, and beautiful exotic flowers. We learned interesting facts and had lunch in the authentic local restaurant

Kris Hopfenbeck

United States
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Tour: #299996, Streets of Hong Kong Local Style (Half Day Tour), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 5/19

Thanks, Bill. Loved it all, great information and conversation!! Kris & Cary

Warren H.

United States
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Tour: #745518, Beneath The Lion Rock: City in Transition, City in Turmoil ( A Safe and Secure 4 Hour Walking Tour), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 3/19

Frances Daniel

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

OMG, Bill had us everywhere in Hong Kong! All local transportation - trolley, bus, train and ferry. So very local. Saw things off the "normal" tract of tours. If you want to see Northpoint on HK Island or Kowloon, this tour is for you. We loved the Chi Lin nunnery, temple and lunch spot. (Whatever he orders for you., eat it, you'll be happy!) Very conscientious guide. Takes care of your special circumstances. Interesting local perspective. Great guide, wonderful day in Hong Kong!

Vic Babel

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

He was so great. Great knowledge about the history of Hong Kong, China and the the world. He took me to places tourists never go. At the end of the day, I felt like I was saying goodbye to a close friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vic, Thanks for your very kind message. Actually, it was until next time...between very close friends! Warm regards, Bill

Lyn Griffiths

Sun City, AZ, United States
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Tour: #436477, Streets of Old Macau (Full Day Excursion From Hong Kong), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Wonderful, personalized tour of old Macau, led by an extraordinarily good, well-informed, accommodating guide. This tour involves a long day, but Bill made certain that we not only covered a lot of ground and history, but also took strategic rest breaks. Note to other experienced excursion- and tour-takers: Never once did I feel that Bill was steering me into situations where merchants either expected or pressured me to buy something. Yay! This tour is a refreshing counterpoint to Hong Kong. Recommended.

Lyn Griffiths

Sun City, AZ, United States
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Tour: #362967, Legends From the Four Wans and the Nine Yeuks..., Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

A remarkably varied & informative tour, and a superb guide. A great deal of ground in the main part of Hong Kong is covered in just 4 hours, so know that you will be walking substantial distances, on many hills, stairs, and surfaces, as well as using the tram. Bill customized my tour to fit my interest in the early colonial history of HK, and went far out of his way - before & after our tour - to point me toward many pertinent, informative reading materials, an unexpected & welcome extra! Thumbs Up!

BĂ©atrice Sicre (FR)

Hong Kong
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon (Beatrice Sicre), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Bill is not only knowledgeable in History and Culture, he has a knack for sharing his love of the place. Because he is authentic and passionate his tour brought a very special touch to our experience of the day. He also helped us make beautiful pictures to remember the visit! Great!

Paul Grillo

United States
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Tour: #352305, Hong Kong by Night: A Walk on the Dark Side..., Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

Wow - exciting tour of parts of the city at night. Bill had us venture through parts of the city that we might have otherwise missed. Hong Kong has its own beauty at night and Bill knew how to find it. He gave us good background on Hong Kong's history and the development of the city. Bill knew of great places to snack or eat as well. An accomplished photographer, Bill set us up for great pics and actually helped w/ our photo skills. Put this on your list.

Margaret Ann Pearson

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Bill was a wonderful tour guide, and our tour was terrific! We covered so much ground in one day, and did - and saw - everything we wanted to see and do. Bill was very conscientious about making sure we were well taken care of, and went the extra mile. I would highly recommend Bill.

Les O'Gorman

Ireland
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Tour: Experience Hong Kong full-day tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Oct 1/19

Great tour from Bill, he guided us around Kowloon and the island expertly and despite the current demonstrations and unrest he managed to skilfully take us around to see the real Hong Kong, fascinating side streets and market areas as well as the key tourist sites. Super guide and great fun - many thanks Bill!

Chandra Sakti

United States
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Tour: #299996, Streets of Hong Kong Local Style (6 Hour Tour T. Sakti), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Wow, I have such rave reviews for Bill. His preparation was my first impression when he emailed me back promptly every time I had tons of questions about HK. He gave me updated info which comforted me & my family before even going. On our day trip together could not have been better, he took extra time & effort (I use a manual wheelchair) to get me around the city. What a day that was, he knows the area so well. Finally He had more ideas of safe places for me to visit while I'm here. Thanks so much Bill!

Linda Byrom

United States
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Tour: #329770, Streets of Hong Kong by Private Car, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: May 30/19

Glad we chose Bill Sievers to be our guide while in Hong Kong. He is very qualified, informative, & personable. Bill made our day in Hong Kong a most memorable experience.

Deanna Dannels

United States
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Tour: #300372, Lantau: Land of the Magic Buddha, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: May 29/19

This was a fabulous look into the local life in Tai O and at the Big Buddha. Bill was once again amazing-- he gave us plenty of local knowledge plus all the tourist info. We truly enjoyed this day with Bill! If you like a little history, a chill guide, a bunch of local knowledge, and someone who truly is informed about all things HK-- take a tour with Bill!

Deanna Dannels

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: May 26/19

This was a day full of learning about different areas of HK-- truly we would never have learned about the local areas we found on this tour without Bill. He showed us the tourist places and gave us a peak into local life. We honestly would not have learned what we learned on our own and Bill helped us learn to navigate around HK so we could do it on our own! Take a tour (or two or three) with Bill!

Deanna Dannels

United States
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Tour: #352305, Hong Kong by Night: A Walk on the Dark Side..., Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: May 25/19

This night tour was an excellent way to spend our first night in HK. Bill is incredibly knowledgable--he shares the highlights of the tourist sites AND takes you to local places you'll never find on your own. He connected us with our go to pineapple bun and egg tart place.... a local gem. Truly a fabulous tour!

Elizabeth Kennedy

Australia
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Tour: #299996, Streets of Hong Kong Local Style (Half Day Tour), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

This was a fantastic tour and Bill was a great guide who taught us so much. We loved his discussions about the history of Hong Kong and the trip on the ferries and buses of the city was awesome. He gave us great advice about what to do for the rest of our holiday - superb trip to Lantau exactly as he advised. Can not recommend Bill highly enough

Barbara Wolfort

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Bill was knowledgeable and friendly. We spent the day seeing things and having experiences we never would have done on our own. Locating local off-the-beaten-path lunch and dinner spots, I think, is his personal challenge, and he's good at it! Recommended.

Glen Bolger

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 30/19

Bill was great! He is everything we would want in a private tour guide. Most importantly, he took us to parts of Hong Kong (Kowloon in particular) that we would not have gone on our own. He walked us through the history and culture of Hong Kong in a way that was easily understood/interesting. We really enjoyed the tour, especially the parts through the local markets and housing areas that are off the beaten path. Getting a guide's perspective on Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden was also great.

Richard Morse

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

The tour was just OK...he talked about himself a bit too much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Very sorry to hear our tour did not fully meet your expectations. I would be more than happy to endeavor to make it up to you on your next visit to Hong Kong. Please send my best wishes to your lovely wife. Kind regards, William

Cynthia Davis

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 7/19

Really enjoyed our tour. It was a great way to get a look at Hong Kong in one day. Enjoyed Bill's itinerary and commentary. He was attentive to our needs and to ducking in and out of the rain. I would highly recommend this tour.

David Jacobson

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

Just the best. Very knowledgeable and personable. A Professional photographer is a nice bonus. Fully prepared with power for your cell phone, hand wash or napkins for your meal. Strongly recommend if available you should book. DJ

Simon Fraser

Australia
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Tour: #329770, Streets of Hong Kong by Private Car (Simon Fraser), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

Tour proceeded as planned to cater for my interest in military history of Hong Kong

Jack Schwartzberg

United States
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Tour: #299995, A Grand Walking Tour of Hong Kong Island and Old British Kowloon (Schwartzberg), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

If you are looking for the finest tour guide in Hong Kong, you should choose Bill. He is articulate, knowledgeable, and will take you to areas you wouldn't find on your own. Total exposure to the local culture, and the new amerging Hong Kong. We had a fantastic day!!