Maya Al-KhalilUnited Kingdom
Our highlight tour of Hong Kong with Bill was excellent. With only 2 and a half days to experience Hong Kong, we booked our tour for the afternoon of our arrival after an all night flight. Bill was patient, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. His generosity extended to helping us plan our remaining time and his very clear instructions meant we had a wonderful stay in HK. Thank you Bill!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maya, You have a lovely family. Naturally the pleasure was all mine. Have a terrific time in Japan! And hopefully we will meet up again in the future! Warm regards, Bill
Scott DillardUnited States
As other Bill reviews state: Fantastic! We had already seen Lantau so we asked Bill to show us parts of the city tourists don't frequent and that a native would like to show off. Some highlights include a large Buddhist temple complex with magnificent buildings and gardens (Chi Lin / Nan Lian), the flower and bird markets, lunch in one of Bill's favorite back street restaurants, then topped it off by shopping for jade and pearl jewelry at some reputable stores lesser traveled. Would repeat in a heartbeat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Scott, It was my pleasure to share Kowloon with you and Leslie for the day. I look forward to seeing both of you again in the future. Next time on a sunny day! Warm regards, Bill
David BairdChristchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
Bill meet my family from the plane, helped them store their luggage and then took them into the city for a great days site seeing. They enjoyed the tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, I had a lovely time showing your family around Hong Kong and Kowloon. I hope to see you all again in the future. Warm regards, Bill S.
Marilyn WeillUnited States
Terrific person and excellent guide. Really knows Hong Kong and is interesting and informative. Definitely book his tours. He is one of the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marilyn, It was my pleasure spending the day with you and John. Next time, in NY or Hong Kong, I hope we will have more time, because I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations that afternoon. Warm regards, Bill
Anton VisserUnited States
Bill did a fantastic job of introducing us to Kowloon. His knowledge of the area was amazing. We enjoyed our time with him and recommend him wholeheartedly. His recommendations were great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Annie, Thank you very much for your thoughtful input. It was my pleasure showing you Livi my Hong Kong. I hope you had a great time in Bangkok as well! Warm regards, Bill
Janice HaneyUnited States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janice, Thank you very much for your thoughtful input. I trust you and Jeremy had fantastic outing in Borneo, drinking plenty of water! Looking forward to seeing you both again either here in Hong Kong or in New York. Warm regards, Bill
Linda Van EldikUnited States
Bill was a fabulous guide, very knowledgeable. Customizes the experience to what you want. He can take you away from the typical cookie-cutter tour, and you can see places that only locals know about. And he is a great photographer who will give you wonderful photos of your trip. Thank you , Bill. We will definitely be calling you next time we are in Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, It was my sincere pleasure sharing Lantau with you and your colleagues. What a wonderful group of people to work with! Enjoy the remainder of your stay. And see you on your next visit! Warm regards, Bill
Joan JervisUnited Kingdom
He was excellent. Very knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly. Would recommend him to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joan, Thank you very much for your positive input! I trust you and your lovely family are having a wonderful celebration. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm regards, Bill
Geoffrey LurieUnited States
Great experience highly recommended but must have Bill as guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Geoff, Thank you very much for engaging me to show you and Marion the other side of Hong Kong. It was a great three days! Hope to see you both again! Warm regards, Bilk
Geoffrey LurieUnited States
Very good guide and pleasant person. Highly recommend
Geoffrey LurieUnited States
Bill was most informative and made the tour great
Charles ColumbusUnited States
Can't begin to say enough about Bill- a unique and talented individual whose's HK will forever be inplanted in our memory. His background and global perspective helped us better appreciate the sensitive and changing HK/China relationship. He prides himself on showing HK differently from other tour guides- we could not have wished for more- felt we not only saw the city, but we gained an appreciation for day-to-day life in this amazing place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, I thoroughly enjoyed my day together with you and your family. We had plenty of fun and our discussions during the day were memorable and very useful from my perspective. Looking forward to seeing you all again! Warm regards, Bill
Sue MurphyUnited Kingdom
An excellent introduction to Hong Kong without being on the beaten tourist track. With only limited time here we wanted to see what went on behind the initial facade. Our guide Bill made our tour both interesting and informative with a good dose of humour. Our only grouse being that it was expensive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sue, Thank you very much for your input. I hope you were able to make good use of my suggestions for today. I took another client into Marks & Spencer today and she almost bought the same sweater. Stay warm and warm regards. Bill
John PierceUnited States
Bill is a wonderful guide; calm, intelligent, very knowledgable, and easy going. He took great photos using our iPhone and knows all the best spots and angles for truly artistic images with the best lighting for that moment of the day, plus he taught us how to maximize the use of our phone's camera . He is very generous and provided us with detailed instructions for visiting other sites on our own the next day. All in all, we had a great experience. We'd give him 6 stars out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, What a lovely and memorable day spent with you and Anita! Thank you for your positive input and enjoy the rest of your trip around SE Asia! Warm regards to you both, Bill
Robert UnderwoodUnited States
Bill was absolutely positively the best guide ever. Having live there many years and saw many changes over the years. He had specific knowledge of the history and changes in Hong kong. The super plus was that he knew the best spots to stand and get the greatest photos. I got some of the best photos ever thanks to Bill. I had the best tour ever. I would highly recommend Bill if you are looking for the greatest experience you will have in Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, I just love coming home from a tour and finding a review like this! I’m glad you had fun and look forward to seeing you again. Remember what I said about that awesome neon sign. Warm regards, Bill
Don Stanley HiteUnited States
Our experience was great. Bill was both personable & knowledgeable. We saw as much as we could have in our available time. It was fun to take a variety of different modes of transportation. Due to the weather, we were unable to see the "mountain". But instead we saw other areas of the city which gave us a deeper understanding of the old & new Hong Kong. We felt well taken care of. Bill was able to answer our questions---some personal, but most about the city. Enjoyable 5 hours had by all! Thanks Bill.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don, Thank you for your input! It was great fun showing the group around and hope to see you all here again. Enjoy the rest of your trip, including the warm weather! Warm regards, Bill
Diane B.United States
Bill was a 10 out of 5! Bill gave us an overview of Kowloon rich in history. We visited sights we didn't know existed. Really got to see the people and culture. Our dim sum lunch was delicious. Bill also captured pictures if us that are truly beautiful. Highly recommend a day with Bill.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dee Dee, Thank you very much for the 10! Next time I will deliver an 11! I hope to young Max was able to absorb a good deal of what I narrated for his benefit. He certainly is very lucky to have you and Richard as his grand parents. Best wishes for a Happy New Year! Warm regards, Bill
Suzy S.United States
Fabulous day with Bill! We spent the entire day with him & saw many more places than we could have on our own. He is informative, flexible & tons of fun. Highly recommend a tour with Bill.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzy, Thanks again for sharing a gorgeous December day! I wish you both a wonderful trip and best wishes for the holidays. Warm regards, Bill
Bill, once again was wonderful. He suggested a detour to our itinerary and boy oh boy were we pleased. The Chillin Nunnery was spectacular and one of the highlights of the tour. Bill was kind and thoughtful and I loved the use of public transport. Thank you so much Bill.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gaylene, I trust you and Pete are having a wonderful time. I am thrilled that we were able to add the Chi Lin Nunnery to your night tour. What a great way to start an evening. Happy New Year to you both from myself and Esther!
Am really unimpressed with how my feet feel this morning but so on overload with all that we saw with Bill. Firstly Bill was wonderful and caring all day with my husbands legs and knees. He walked slowly and stopped often to discuss a building or share a story. We also loved that he shared a bit of information about himself and his family. A definite must for us and we are looking forward to his company again around Kowloon this evening. One of the best guides we have had. Thank you Bill.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gaylene, I hope you and Pete have managed to grow your feet back on the cruise. I had a great time during our two days together and look forward to Act II when that day arrives! Safe travels and best wishes from myself and Esther for the holidays. Bill
Laurie I.United States
Our group of four couldn't have been more pleased with the work done by Bill. From first contact to follow through, he was helpful, informative and highly professional in every respect. I would certainly recommend him at the very top of the scale and were it not for the cost, would happily spend another half day with him! A perfect re-introduction to Hong Kong after our first trip 35 years ago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laurie, Thank you very much for your thoughtful input. It was a great afternoon and I trust the whole group finished with a sound understanding of the local history and culture of Kowloon and Hong Kong. Have a wonderful trip! Bill
I enjoyed the tour with Bill very much. He sure knows Hong Kong very well and his understanding of photography has added a special flavor. Would do it again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ora, What a beautiful afternoon and what great company to enjoy photographing Old Kowloon! Thank you very much and hope to see you again! Warm regards, Bill
Derrick BushmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive input! Warm regards, Bill
James RhorerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive input! Warm regards, Bill
Anthony SadlerUnited Kingdom
Bill was great. We arranged the tour at very short notice ( a few hours before) but Bill still tailored it to exactly what we wanted. His background knowledge was exceptional and very interesting. And we got some great photography tips as well!! Exceeded our expectations and definitely recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Graham, Thank you very much for your input and thank you and Kay for adventurous attitude. Your interest in Kowloon Walled City, which once stood in my neck of the woods, spurred me into showing you some interesting bits of Kowloon rarely seen by visitors to Hong Kong. Warm regards, Bill
Nate BennettUnited States
Bill is a great guide. We loved leveraging public transportation, we loved his stories, and he really knows a lot about how to capture the spirit of the city with the perfect photo spot. He is a lot of fun to listen to and knows how to help you have a great day out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nate, Thank you very much for your feedback. I enjoyed sharing my Hong Kong with you and Linda and hope your subsequent meetings were productive. Hope to see you on the next go around! Warm regards, Bill S.
It was a fantastic day discovering the city with Bill. He is a great guide and has an amazing knowledge of the history of Hongkong and the people. I loved to see the „non-tourist" areas...places people would just walk by without even looking but he specifically pointed the out for me. He knows the best spots to take fantastic pictures. So whenever I will be back here or friends would come I would suggest him immediately as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Miriam, Thank you very much for the great review! I had a terrific time showing you Hong Kong and look forward to seeing you and your boyfriend next visit. I trust he enjoyed seeing the solid gold R2D2! Have a great time in Vietnam! Warm regards, Bill
Oscar GhelberUnited States
We want to thank Bill very much for this tour In 4 hours we did more than would have been possible and got a real glimpse of Hong Kong including sights food and history Bill is a fascinating person and the only regret is not being able to spend more time We warmly recommend this tour and specifically we warmly recommend the Dim Sum place and the coffee house we visited together
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Oscar, Thank you for your input! I look forward to seeing you both for Macau! And I am wondering how that unusual coffee turned out?—Warm Regards, Bill
Nutan SharmaUnited States
Great tour, very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nutan, Thanks for your input. And thanks for bringing the the awesome weather! Bill
Bill was punctual and quickly ascertained my interests so he could plan for our evening. As a landscape photographer, street photography was a new genre, but Bill quickly helped me set up my camera to get the best results, and showed me some techniques to help me gain confidence. He was encouraging and supportive, taking me to back streets I would never have known about or visited on my own. His background knowledge of Hong Kong was great - I would definitely recommend this tour - I got some great shots!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Penne, Thank you very much for your input! I had great fun guiding you for a camera tour through the "dark side." I hope you keep up street photography along with your very impressive landscape photography! And I look forward to showing you Macau on your next trip! Best regards, Bill
Marshall LevineUnited States
Excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable, affable, flexible, prompt. Excellent suggestions. English excellent - easy to understand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marshall, It was real pleasure showing your party around the streets of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island! Hope to see you all again soon. Best regards, William
Mary CasselliusUnited States
We booked our tour just a few days in advance. Bill was on time and we took a few minutes to discuss the tour and then made adjustments on the way. Bill is very knowledgeable and has a keen wit. An enjoyable tour for sure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, It was a pleasure showing you and Larry around Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. I hope to see you again soon! Best regards, William
James DoyleUnited States
bill was really outstanding..showed up early, professional..lousy weather, rain,humid but bill was still very informative and undeterred. showed some "typical"highlights but then we got to old Hong Kong..how it was in the early days..cant recall the sites, jet lag foggy, but saw Hong Kong as a native with bill. would recommend him without hesitation . also helpful with photography..great tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, thank you very much for engaging my services. It was a pleasure taking you to see East Kowloon and the Chilin Nunnery, old Shek Kip Mei and Sham Shui Po, Tsim Sha Tsui and the Star Ferry! Hope your images came out good, enjoy the new camera! Hope to see you again soon! --Bill
Kim NortonUnited States
We booked the day tour of Macau. He picked us up at our hotel, rode the subway to the ferry and ferry to Macau. We walked the old Portuguese City and had lunch in a little Portuguese diner. We avoided the casinos and saw a great perspective of Macau. Much different than Hong Kong. Remember your passport! Bill gave us a great history lesson and we loved the Protestant graveyard. Even in the rain we had fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim, Great day with you and Chris, and we managed to beat the typhoon! Best regards, Bill
Kim NortonUnited States
We scheduled the half-day Hong Kong tour with Bill. He met us at our prearranged location and was right on time. He went above and beyond and helped us solve a problem with a tailor. We spent the day riding the bus, subway and walking our butts off. We wanted to see sights that were not part of the "normal" tour. We figured we could do those on our own. He helped us navigate the subway. Felt like a local. The tour was great, lunch at a local dim sum restaurant was fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim, Very glad to spend the day with you and Chris local style! Hope to see you both again soon! Best regards, Bill
Bill was knowledgeable and was able to take us to see more in half a day than we could have managed in several days on our own. Having someone to navigate the public transport and take you to places at the best time is invaluable when you have only a short time. We saw three times as much as anyone on a cruise ship tour and were able to spend the time we wanted in each place. The temples were amazing and Bill was familiar with places to get local food and places off the tourist track. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzy, Thanks for your input! I hope you and your brother are able to apply some of my cultural insights during the remainder of your trip in China. Best regards, William
Bill was an interesting and informative guide who provided us with incredible photo opportunities A very fun night tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shannon, Thank you very much for your kind input. Every walk through the streets of Kowloon by night is an adventure with a camera! Hope to see you both again! Best regards, Bill
Giles HudsonUnited Kingdom
Hi Bill, Thank you very much for the warm welcome and the personalised HK tour. I was very impressed by your local knowledge and how you tailored the tour to what I wanted to do as we went along. Really impressed as to how much and the variety of what you showed me and how interesting you made it. I also enjoyed your company and entertaining style. It was a real insight into the city rather than a quick pop over to some tourist traps. All the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Giles, The pleasure was entirely mine! Looking forward to seeing you and perhaps the Mrs at some point in the future. Best regards, Bill
Harold LebwohlUnited States
We enjoyed Bill's taking up this tour and we were very lucky to have him. Great personality and a wealth of information. Would recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Harold, Thank you very much! Last night I looked at the picture of that old block that will be torn down for redevelopment. I know it was not the main part of our tour. But I am glad I was able to share that neighbourhood with you all because it is genuine Hong Kong local and it will disappear in the name of progress. Have a great trip! Bill
I was lucky to be Bill's first tourist from ToursByLocals (I read recommendations on other websites..). If you want to be sure you're gonna have the best time touring HK with a guide, you better choose Bill. I had the chance to feel the city like tourist can't do alone. In addition to the must-see sites, Bill took me to see the city (and eat) like a local who understands what tourists want to experience. Be sure you'll get interesting info and nice anecdotes while touring, and that Bill is lovely company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yael, Thank you very much! I look forward to seeing you again here in Hong Kong sometime in the near future. Warm regards, Bill