Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Macau-City by Tour Guide Jacky W. (Guide #2164)


Deborah Glaskin

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour (Recommended), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

Jacky packed in all the highlights of Hong Kong while giving us just the right amount of history. He seemed to know just what we wanted and paced our tour perfectly. He was upfront when we asked about shopping (no, don't buy that, don't go there, tomorrow go here, etc) In our time together we traveled by ferry, trolly, taxi, bus, train, and about 15,000 steps. His personality, knowledge, and energy made today absolutely fabulous. Tour by Locals was the best choice, second only to Jacky. Many thanks.

Noel A.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Tour: #10568, The Bridge to Macau "Be a Local" city private tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 31/19

Thanks a lot Jacky for the great tour, everything was really excellent, we had a brilliant time!

Cynthia Anselmi

United States
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Tour: #302105, Full Day by Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

Jennifer Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "One Night in Mongkok" private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Jacky made our short stop in Hong Kong worth it. We landed with 4 small children and he tailored an awesome evening walking tour through the local and tourist markets hitting savoring and sweet snacks along the way. Great source of information with the right humor, Jacky was a pleasure to talk to. He was so accommodating with our last minute request and also highlighted a map for things we should try to see the next day. The entire group of 8 was so happy and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you Jacky!

Alice (Becky) Clark

United Kingdom
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Tour: Lantau Island private car tour, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Date: Mar 12/19

Jacky is a great guide and the Lantau tour was wonderful. He modified it to include places we wanted to see, and made sure that it was within our physical limits. Tai O is an unmissable place to visit.

Laurie Frasz

United States
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Tour: #302105, Full Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 7/19

Jacky was GREAT, a wealth of knowledge on history, culture, facts, everything! He's a great driver on those windy and crowded streets, and found great parking every time! Absolutely felt that our group of six had a marvelous experience in Hong Kong because of his expertise. He's flexible and made the most out of a rainy day...was prepared with umbrellas and bottled water and even bought us a snack of popular pastries from the local market! Definitely recommend!

Richard Zurawski

Canada
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour (Recommended), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

Jackie took us on a tour which had us on the ferry, subway, bus and streetcar. We saw how people lived in Singapore up close and saw many interesting sights. We covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. I would recommend Jacky and would use him again.

Marc Siegel

United States
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "One Night in Mongkok" private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

Would have been higher if he were not on his cell phone doing other business. Did have good walking to local hot spots with good street food sampling.

John Maxwell

United States
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Tour: #302105, Full Day by Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 1/19

Great tour for a first time visitor to Asia. Prompt pick up at our hotel in a Mercedes sedan. Well timed itinerary avoiding the inevitable traffic jams of Hong Kong. Lunch at a locally popular dim sum restaurant rated by Newsweek as one of the best 100 places in the world to eat. Fluent English speaking guide with excellent knowledge of the history of Hong Kong and the Philosophy and practices of Hong Kong Buddhism. The timing of the tour was excellent and let us spend time where we were most interested.

Lydie Boyer

United States
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Tour: #302103, Extended Half Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 3/19

Jacky couldn't have been a better guide - perfect in every way.

Larry Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #302100, "Restricted Access" Lantau Island Big Buddha Car Private Tour, Lantau Island, Hong Kong    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

As I wrote in the first review, we enjoyed our two days with Jacky. Tasting real Chinese food, learning the history and culture and customs of Hong Kong. Great job! Larry and Ellen

Larry Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #302103, Extended Half Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jan 2/19

We toured with Jacky for two different have day tours. We learned a lot about the history and customs of Hong Kong as well as saw the important sites. Very knowledgeable and easy to be with. Thanks Jacky for a great two days!

Tracy Reine

Singapore
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Tour: #302100, "Restricted Access" Lantau Island Big Buddha Car Private Tour, Lantau Island, Hong Kong    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

This tour was great for my family of four. Very personal and Jacky was flexible to keep it interesting and fun for my 9 and 12 year old daughters.

Michael Hauptman

United States
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "One Night in Mongkok" private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Jacky was great. 2 of us + him for a fun walk thru Kowloon. He showed us street food and stores we would never have found on our own, with expert stories on food, architecture, the markets, growing up in HK, history, etc. We took some backroads to a random parking lot for spectacular pictures across the bay. Jacky is funny, personable, and incredibly informative. The time went by in a flash. I can't imagine going to HK and missing this. Can't recommend highly enough, worth every cent. Thanks, Jacky!

Doug D.

Australia
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour (Recommended), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

Jacky provided a very personalised tour of Hong Kong for us, with a real 'insider's' perspective. He gave historical and cultural context to the sites we saw with him, plus he provided 2 outstanding recommendations for very 'out of the way'local restaurants. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Doug, it was a great day our with all of you. Thank you so much and look forward seeing you again soon.

James Maloney

United States
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Tour: Streets of Hong Kong by Private Car, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Dec 18/18

Jacky had lots of history and cultural information at his fingertips--and his great personality and sense of humor made the entire tour enjoyable. His ability to drive (in incredible traffic) made getting around a busy and complex city very easy. Highly recommended!

Shirley L.

United States
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Tour: #302103, Extended Half Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 14/18

Jacky was an excellent guide. He was very accommodating to our needs as a group of six. We visited some popular tourist attractions along with some very local off the beaten path areas. We had one day in port with him but were returning at the end of our trip to spend an additional coupled of days in Hong Kong. He took the time to explained the MTR system, and helped us purchase Octopus cards for our return stay. He took us to a very local Dim Sum restaurant and thankfully order for us. Great guide!

Jevan Devadas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour (Recommended), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present for my brother than the personalised tour which Jacky gave him. He had a great time sampling the food and appreciated both the introduction to HK and all the tips given. Thanks Jacky!

Lewis Mcdermott

United States
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Tour: #302103, Extended Half Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Jacky really knows Hong Kong. He speaks fluent English. His vehicle is clean. Jacky met us at the airport around 7am as our flight was early. Nice touch that he monitored our arrival time so we didn't have wait. We visited major sites and local markets. He is really a fun guide to have. You will not go wrong with him

Anja Flamez

Belgium
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Tour: #515274, Extended Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Visiting Hong Kong for the first time we booked a 6 hour tour with Jacky. He was great showing us around HK and giving us a lot of information. He even took us to have an authentic dimsum lunch which was a wonderful experience! Thanks Jacky!

Kulu Punia

Canada
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Tour: #302105, Full Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Thanks Jacky! Very informative and thorough tour. Well worth it! Our family learned a lot about Hong Kong and covered a lot of areas during the eight hour tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kulu, it was a great day out with your family

Heather Sievers

United States
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Tour: #302105, Full Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

We had a fabulous day with Jacky in Hong Kong. He was flexible and customized the tour to our interests. We did some wonderful site seeing, ate our way through the city and did lots of shopping too! We loved our dim sum lunch and everything that Jacky taught us about the city. If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong, Jacky is the perfect guide to show you around. We hope to go back to visit him again in the near future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Heather for the review. Much much appreciate your response and look forward to see you all again on your next trip to Hong Kong

Monique Gaspar

Australia
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "One Night in Mongkok" private tour, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Had lots of fun sampling the different types of food. Highly recommend.

Alison Wallace

Australia
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Tour: Man Mo Temple and Hollywood Road Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: May 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alison. Great pleasure to be part of the convention. Let me know should there be any assistance in the future.

Patricia Parsons

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour - One Full Day Walking Tour plus Airport Pick Up 23-24 April 2018, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

With limited time in Hong Kong, we were desperate to see as much of this fascinating place as we could. We were not disappointed with our choice of Jacky to introduce us to as much as we humanly possible in the time we had. We have now taken numerous ToursByLocals tours in various countries and we continue to be impressed and happy with our choices. Jacky was no exception.

Jeff C.

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Jacky knew Hong Kong like no one else. He gave us plenties of tips to get around the town. He also showed the best spots for local food fruits. Something you cannot get from online or books!

Don B.

United States
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Tour: #302105, Full Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Jacky picked us up at our cruise ship terminal & provided us with a very up close look at Hong Kong. We told him that we wanted to see all of the interesting places that the tourists don't usually see & he really delivered. He even took us to a VERY local restaurant for a very local & delicious lunch. When he delivered us to the airport for our trip home, we didn't want to leave. He is a very knowledgeable & dedicated tour guide I would recommend to anyone wanting to see the real inside of Hong Kong.

Mary Catherine Ganahl

United States
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Tour: #302100, "Restricted Access" Lantau Island Big Buddha Car Private Tour, Lantau Island, Hong Kong    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

Very knowledgeable and interesting. Very convenient. He took us to Tao O, a small fishing village built on stilts—fascinating. He also took us to a local watering hole: The Three Lanterns. He introduced us to native sweets that he had enjoyed as a child. Overall, excellent tour!

Dana S.

United States
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Tour: Best Food & Culture of Hong Kong with Your Local Buddy, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Mar 12/18

Jacky filled in as our tour guide when Mandy unexpectedly canceled on us a week before our trip. Jacky made the most of our day together, covering a tremendous amount of the city. He also gave us suggestions on other things to do while we were there. We loved that he took a lot of candid photos of our group throughout the day which he later sent to us.

Marilyn Perlyn

United States
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Tour: #302100, "Restricted Access" Lantau Island Big Buddha Car Private Tour, Lantau Island, Hong Kong    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Had a fabulous tour!! Highest recommendation!! Our guide was exceptional!!!

Hazel O’Brien

Canada
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Tour: #302105, Full Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

Excellent! Jacky took time to research our area of interest (WW II sites) and sent us links to review both before and after the trip. Driving in a private vehicle that could get through the small roads in the busy central area of HK meant we saw a lot more (compared to the bigger buses). Experiencing a local dim sum and afternoon tea with a local himself was very enjoyable. Truly a rewarding experience and well worth it! Jacky even captured some great photos of the day which he shared with us.

Frederic Jacoby

United States
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Tour: 2 x Extended half Day Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula Tour for 3rd 4th February, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Feb 3/18

Evangeline McCarthy

Canada
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

We loved our tour with Jacky. He was very informative and loved that he sent us photos of our day after the tour.

Omer A.

Turkey
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Tour: #302100, "Restricted Access" Lantau Island Big Buddha Car Private Tour, Lantau Island, Hong Kong    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

Great personality and excellent service ! Happy to know the person I'd refer to whenever I am in Hong Kong.Having worked with over fifty guides on my tours around the world,frankly,Jacky deserves to be in the top 3 of my list of best guides ever.Thank you once again ��

June Murphy

Canada
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Tour: Hong Kong Airport Transfers, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Date: Dec 20/17

Steven Yegge

United States
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Tour: Hong Kong at Night - Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Dec 16/17

Great evening visiting the streets of Kowloon by night. Fun exposure to the locals night markets, street kareoke, Wonderful food and night seen. Jacky had a comfortable, relaxed style and knowledgeable insights about life and living in Hong Kong.

Mark Smart

United States
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "One Night in Mongkok" private tour, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Nov 28/17

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.

David Rogers

Cranebrook, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
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Tour: #302105, Full Day Car - Hong Kong "Be a Local" Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

This was by far the most enjoyable days sightseeing I have done. Jacky showed our all things we wants to and so much more. His driving was excellent. His communication skill excellent. If we get back to Hong Kong I will be booking another day with him.

Dorene Laffer

United States
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Tour: City, Sights & Fishballs! (8 Hour), Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Nov 3/17

Jacky was amazing... took us places we had no idea existed. My watch band broke and he found a place to fix it that was open at 10:00pm so I'd be happy. He is so thoughtful with tons of personality. Best guide ever!

Courtney Alperin

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Jacky was wonderful. We spent about 5 hours seeing the highlights of Hong Kong. Jacky also gave us great tips on how to manage our plans for the next day. Absolutely felt like a "local"!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Courtney for your review. Hope you liked Hong Kong and come back for more.

Jennifer Howard

United States
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Tour: Discover the Best of Hong Kong in 4 Hours. City, Sights & Fishballs!, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Oct 28/17

Quick, fun overview of Hong Kong, hitting the Peak and a number of markets on both the Kowloon and Hong Kong side. Jacky was the perfect guide for giving us a local's perspective. Would highly recommend booking this tour for the start of your trip in Hong Kong!

Sephora Hartz

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sephora for the respond. Was a great morning out.

Peter Watson

Australia
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city private tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

Communication with Jacky was good, met as greed at our hotel and had a fantastic tour. He was flexible on where we went and how long we spent there, and ensured that we had local viewpoint of Macau. Would recommend this tour.

Alan Johnson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city private tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Jacky was excellent. A great combination of first class knowledge about Macau and very, very personable. And, because everybody asks, excellent English language. He quickly understood our needs and tailored the tour accordingly. He has a way of bringing Macy's history to life. Plus modern Macau (old and new casinos). We only had about 6 hours but Jacky packed a lot in. We would certainly use him again and recommend him to friends. Highly recommended!! Alan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alan. Fascinating stories from you also. Was such a pleasure meeting you.

LeeAnn Latham

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

We had a wonderful tour of the beautiful city of Hong Kong with Jacky. He is very knowledgable with the history of this city and we saw beautiful sites. Jacky is friendly, fluent in English and would recommend this tour. It was perfect for our layover and we hope to visit again!

Stacey Rosenberg

Granada Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

This was a great tour of Hong Kong Island, from Victoria Peak to local suburbs to the fishing village in Aberdeen. I really got to see a lot of the city. Jacky is very knowledgeable about the history of Hong Kong. He even took me to a vegetarian dim sum restaurant, since I don't eat pork or shellfish. It was great! I loved that he was able to give me a taste of Hong Kong's special food even with my dietary restrictions. Jacky is very friendly, and I highly recommend him!

Stacey Rosenberg

Granada Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

We took an evening tour of Kowloon. Jacky was punctual and very friendly and knowledgeable about Hong Kong. His English is excellent! The tour was really interesting and let me see what it is like for locals living in Kowloon. We went to a few of the local markets and night markets and even visited the bird market and flower streets. I got to try some of the local street foods, like egg puff (sort of like a belgian waffle) and egg tart (a custard tart). I had a great time! I highly recommend Jacky!!

Janet DeSimone

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Jacky is very knowledgeable and passionate about his city. In 4 hours we were able to ride on 5 kinds of transportation, see many of the highlights of Hong Kong, feel a sense of history and the pulse of the city. He communicated with us before and after the tour so that we were able to connect easily before the tour and reach our final destination afterwards. And yes, he is right--the bakeries in Hong Kong are far superior to those in mainland China!

Paul Dougherty

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Jacky was an excellent guide. He was so thoughtful of what I wanted to see and do, and he worked with my limitations on walking and getting around. He was interesting and very nice. I highly recommend him. And it was great to have him drive me around, etc.

Martin H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

Really good tour and saw lots of HK including areas I would never have found myself

Ross Wells

Canada
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

A great introduction to Hong Kong walking, using the Star Ferry, taxis, and buses. Jacky gave us great ideas of things to do in Hong Kong during the rest of our stay.

Dee Beth

United Kingdom
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Tour: #302100, Lantau Island Big Buddha Car Private Tour, Lantau Island, Hong Kong    view tour
Date: Mar 9/17

Jacky was very knowledgeable and he gave us a very good tour that we greatly enjoyed. We would be happy to recommend him

Margaret Isernio

United States
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city private tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

We highly recommend Jacky for sight seeing in Macau. Not only will you see the touristy historical sights (St. Paul's Cathedral) but also historical landmarks off the beaten path that not many tourists know about, and interesting local markets hidden down side streets. He's very knowledgeable about the history of Macau and it's casino's.

Margaret Isernio

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 19/17

We highly recommend Jacky for sight seeing in Hong Kong and Macau. He's very knowledgeable about history and important landmarks. You will see a lot in a minimal amount of time, as he knows his way around Hong Kong & Macau very well, and can help you navigate transportation on your own. He also took us to a nice Dim Sum restaurant at the end of our tour in Hong Kong, that was very good.

Margaret Isernio

United States
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Tour: #39642, Hong Kong "Eat Like a Local" Culinary private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

We enjoyed most of our "Eat Like a Local" night tour, with the exception of some of the food. We did choose "snacking" rather than a sit down meal, so maybe that's how the local Hong Kong people eat. We enjoyed seeing all the outdoor markets and night life in Kowloon on a Saturday night. Jacky is very knowledgeable about the city sights and showed us the best spots where all the locals gather.

Andri Joubert

South Africa
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

Jacky really went out of his way to show me all I wanted to see and more. I got to experience the true vibe and life of Hong Kong. I got to see the shops where the locals shop and taste local food. The whole tour was excellent and was worth every step, cent, and minute. I honestly could not have asked or expected any better.

Jeff Davis

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 11/17

Great tour. Jacky was friendly, knowledge and very prepared. Great value for a traveler with a long flight layover who is interested in exploring Hk

Abby H.

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 24/16

We had a great day with Jacky. We had already seen some things on our own, and he was really flexible in setting a course for the day. We covered a lot of ground, and by the time we parted ways, we felt like pros getting around the city via all the different forms of transportation. He also left us with great ideas for our remaining days in HK. Highly recommend.

Steven Maviglio

United States
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Tour: #39642, Hong Kong "Eat Like a Local" Culinary private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Nov 11/16

Excellent overview tour of Hong Kong, hitting most types of transportation, popular sites and neighborhoods. We did the "food" version which included a great meal. Enthusiastic about his city, easy to communicate with.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for your valuable feedback!

Sherry Burns

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

He was great. Very easy to understand. Unfortunately the weather was awful but he made the most of it. Great tour inspite of the weather.

Mary Senesac

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Sep 4/16

Jacky was fantastic - he delivered exactly what we wanted, which was a more authentic look at Hong Kong. We felt we really got to see how people live, eat, shop, commute, etc., and it was a really great, informative, and interesting day. And Jacky is so funny! We enjoyed the tour thoroughly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary it was a great day out, it was fun for me also.

Susan Stone

United States
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Tour: Museums & Heart of Hong Kong, private guide, Kowloon, New Territories, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: May 27/16

We saw the authentic Hong Kong, how locals really live, work and shop and local transportation. In the process we saw many sights as well, the peak, longest escalator, midlevels and local markets. Jacky is very high energy and packs a lot into the tour. We had lunch at a great dim sum restaurant at which only locals seem to dine and Jacky explained all the dishes we ate and marked them all on the menu for me to take home. I feel that i got a very good look at hong kong and how locals really live.

Artie Butler

United States
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Tour: Bustling City private tour - 6 hours, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China
Date: Apr 22/16

Jacky's Hong Kong tour was great! With the use of public transportation and lots of walking, Jacky took us to areas in the city we would never have visited on our own. We were able to visit some cool tourist attractions too. Jacky took the tour last minute and with minimal prior input from us and unexpected rain, he was able to put together a tour that was insightful and thorough. I highly recommend Jacky as a tour guide while visiting Hong Kong.

Howard Lichtman

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 2/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Howard for the feedback. Had a great day with you .... thanks

Nicole Jones

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Jacky was awesome! He was able to accommodate a private evening tour of Hong Kong for us during a layover at the airport...which a lot of other guides weren't willing to do. We were able to see and do a lot in a short period of time. Jacky is funny, knowledgeable, kind and punctual. I would definitely do another tour with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole for the feedback. I had a great time with you both also. Sadly we didn't have much time so do let me know should you be coming this way again. thanks

Douglas Ostman

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

Jacky was right at the Cruise terminal and he took us under his wing and showed us much of Hong Kong prior to our catching the Rail Express to the Airport. We initially stored our bags after checking the larger bags at the appropriate Airline before proceeding on our tour. We enjoyed Jacky and would highly recommend his service to anyone visiting Hong Kong. He is personable, knowledgeable and professional. We our thankful for his help in seeing Hong Kong and getting to the Airport in a timely manner.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Doug, it was my great pleasure meeting you and Mary. It was unfortunate about the weather. Hope we'll have a better opportunity on your next occasion.

Somkietr Rojanasathit

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover Private Tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 14/16

Great guide with proficient English. He know Hong Kong very well.

Scott Zahorik

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 14/15

A great day with Jacky! To spend time with Jacky, is to really see Hong Kong!! Scott and Griffin

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Scott. I had a great time with you and Griffin also. Hope you had a great time on the rest of your Hong Kong trip. Look forward seeing you again. thanks again

Jeffrey Blynder

United States
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Tour: #39642, Hong Kong "Eat Like a Local" Culinary private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Sep 12/15

Jacky is a pro. In a few hours we knew pretty much everything we needed or wanted to know about Hong Kong that would help us to make the most of our visit. From the orientation to the transportation to food, culture, neighborhoods, restaurants Jacky was informative, personable and professional. We highly recommend anyone traveling to Hong Kong to take this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff. It was a pleasure and very enjoyable hanging out with you also

Thomas Lank

United States
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Tour: #39642, Hong Kong "Eat Like a Local" Culinary private tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jul 8/15

Perfect intro to the city. Jackie was a pleasure to be with and made a special effort to give us a great experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks thomas, I had a great time also. Great that you enjoyed

John Acosta

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: May 1/15

Jacky is an energetic, knowledgable, and friendly Hong Kong native who made the very best of the time we had in our Hong Kong layover, highly recommended!!! We all had a great time with him, learned a lot about this fascinating City, and ending it with a great Chinese lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. It was a great pleasure taking you out all out on the day. I feel very delighted seeing all of you enjoying my introduction. Wish you had a great time here in Asia.

Suki Agusti

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 6/15

Jacky spent an afternoon showing us out of the way parts of Hong Kong, definitely "like the locals". It was fascinating and we were introduced to a number of local food specialties that we would never have known of. His knowledge of the history behind what we saw (and ate) was a great bonus. My husband and I would highly recommend touring with Jacky.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Suki, I had a great time on the day also. Great to hear that you all had a great time also. Thank you for the review.

Reid B.

pacific palisades, CA, United States
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Tour: #25029, Hong Kong Cruise dock day tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 13/15

Really friendly, and took lots of pictures for us. Took us to cool local places, and a great restaurant. Felt like a local! Jacky was on time, and he was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Reid.... Had a great time with you guys also.

Judith Ban

United States
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Tour: #25029, Hong Kong Cruise dock day tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 21/15

Jacky is very fluent in English since he used to live in Melbourne. He gave our group a better understanding of the "real Hong Kong". Unfortunately, it was New Years and we did not get the full buzz of the city. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy for the comments. Yes unfortunately everything was not on its usual status. It is Chinese new year, I'm sure we can all understand.

David Baum

United States
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Tour: #39642, Hong Kong "Eat Like a Local" Culinary tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 13/15

Jacky was punctual and informative. He was kind enough to take and send photos from our tour times after the fact which was great too. But he was often far ahead of us when it came to walking around on the tour. We informed him of a recent injury which made it necessary for my wife to walk a bit more slowly. To assure a reasonable pace we should have stopped him and reminded him of her disability but we did not do so which was our error. We had a great time nonetheless.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It was great time you both also.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We brought the issue with Jacky and she got in touch with the traveler to solve the misunderstood regarding the walking. We are sure she will pay more attention next time.

Jordan L.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jan 15/15

Jackie was not very good. I kept getting the feeling he was trying to upsell us and to take him to a dinner we were going to and then to be our tour guide in Macau (the place we were going to next). The person I was traveling with was able to walk fine, but slower than Jackie liked and he would be 50 to 100 paces ahead of us. He insisted on taking some pictures of us with his camera. I had to request several times to get them, and when I did, they were very low quality.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review and I appreciate your comments. First of all I do not agree that I was asking you to take me out for dinner and the suggestion for Macau was that you seemed to be particularly interested on Macau, I did not believe that I was being pushy on the topic. I tend walk ahead a little bit sometimes to look ahead for you, not to urge you in any way as I always respect my guests' preferences. I would try to cover as much grounds as possible since there is so much to know about Hong Kong

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear Jordan´s comments. We brought up the comments above to Jacky and made sure this is considered for future tours. A partial refund was issued.

Diane Staplehurst

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 18/14

We spent a fascinating day with Jacky who showed us how real Hong.He was great company, knowledgable and crammed so much into the tour we felt as though we had stayed for a week! A highly recommended way of making the most of a short stay. Thanks Jacky

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane! I was a great pleasure and great to hear you and Colin enjoyed also.

Charles Smyth

United States
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "Be a Local" tour, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Aug 30/14

Jacky went the extra mile to make our trip the best possible. Our first tour with Jacky was on Thursday, however, upon our arrival on Wednesday, Jacky called the hotel to make certain we arrived safely and to see if we had any questions or needed anything. Not only did he reach out to us, he came by the hotel an hour early just to talk and answer any questions we had. Many guides can point out the history or take you to markets, but with Jacky, we felt he really cared and was there to help in anyway.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Charles, I enjoyed being out with you guys also.

Paul Reed

Australia
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Tour: #34334, The Shenzhen"er" explorer day tour, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China    view tour
Date: Jun 8/14

Jacky provided our group of 4 with an excellent introduction to the city of Shenzhen, our first visit to mainland China. He provided us with a good understanding of the city through both his personal knowledge as well as the itinerary he assembled for us. Logistically day was very well organised and went smoothly. We would recommend Jacky to anyone looking to visit Shenzhen or Hong Kong.

Alva Cervera

Mexico
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 8/14

Jacky was excelent! He show us the locals part of hong kong, we took the bus we walk everywhere we went to local restautants and stores of very intresting things . Markets that where so intresting . Exactly what we where looking for. It's a must when comming to hong kong.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alva, pity that you didn't make it to feel it, but I had great time with the rest of your family.

Linda Werner

United States
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 8/14

Jacky was very knowledgeable with great English skills.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda. I had a great day also.

Henrik Kambro

Australia
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 30/14

Jacky should be bottled, what a great introduction to Macau. Jacky was on time and so friendly all the time. When next in Hong Kong we will ask for Jacky's loca; knowledge once again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Henrik. I had great time also.

Joan Mullens

United States
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Tour: #25029, Hong Kong Cruise dock day tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 22/14

Our party of 4 just spent 2 days in Hong Kong with Jacky. We had a fabulous time. Instead of sitting on a tour bus, we traveled via public transportation allowing us to view authentic street markets and notable sights, and taste great food. Jacky speaks perfect English. He is knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. He met us at our cruise ship and delivered us back at the designated times.. Our 2-day tour with Jacky was one of the highlights of our 3-week cruise.

Joan Mullens

United States
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Tour: #25029, Hong Kong Cruise dock day tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 21/14

The four of us just spent 2 days touring Hong Kong with Jacky W. We had a fabulous experience. Instead of sitting on a tour bus, we traveled via public transportation, allowing us to visit authentic street markets, tour notable sights and eat delicious food. Jacky' s English is perfect. He is knowledgeable and has a good sense of humor. Our 2 days in Hong Kong was one of the highlights of our trip.

Jesus Mora

United States
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 17/14

Jacky did a fantastic job showing off Macau in a way a tour group could not. Taking the time to visit the historical sites as well as a few casinos. Jacky has great knowledge of Macau. He also took photos and later e-mailed them to me. I highly recommend Jacky and the tour. Thanks again Jacky for a great tour and great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jesus, I had a great time also haring about your stories

Jesus Mora

United States
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "Be a Local" tour, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 16/14

A must tour if you are in Hong Kong, visiting the section of Mongkok during the day is not the same as going by night when the area comes alive with it's markets and street musicians. It looks like the back drop of a Hong Kong movie. Jackie did a fantastic job of showing you the area and finding great points to take photos. Do yourself a favor and take the tour. Thanks again to Jacky for a great tour and great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jesus, I had a great time also haring about your stories

Joseph Ortiz

United States
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Tour: #39642, Hong Kong "Eat Like a Local" Culinary tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 15/14

Jacky is a great guide! He provided us with some historical background while allowing us to soak up the energy of Hong Kong. We felt like Jacky customized our tour to exactly meet our needs. As a family of four, we highly recommend Jacky!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph! I had a great time also. Love the pistachios. Thank you

Kathy Fetchik

United States
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Tour: #39649, Kowloon by night "Be a Local" tour, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 22/13

Jacky W. was the best. He is sassy and of course knowledgeable. He is a cool kat. We recommend him highly. We saw Hong Kong at night and saw the behind the scenes of Hong Kong's community commerce.

Debra Shaw

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Dec 21/13

Excellent tour. Jacky took us around HK by ferry, bus, tram and train to fascinating places. We covered lots of ground, saw great sights, sampled great food at places where the locals eat and learned a lot about the history and culture. Would thoroughly recommend Jacky and tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra. It was a great day out for me also, look forward meeting you again.

Stuart Plowman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Nov 21/13

This was an exciting, rewarding and fulfilling tour, Jacky is a very informative and knowledgable guide and thanks to him we were able to explore Hong Kong, Kowloon and Lantau island like a local.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stuart! Great to hear that you covered all you have wished to see in Hong Kong together with my guidance. So glad that you have enjoyed. Thank you

Brian Huseman

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 19/13

Jacky's tour was awesome! It felt like my hip Hong Kong cousin was showing me around town. We saw a lot of local Hong Kong, including several markets, and took the ferry, a mini-bus, and the subway, and grabbed some snacks in a dim sum restaurant where I was the only non-Hong Kong person. Jacky's English is perfect and he's a really nice guy with a love for his city. I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brian. I had a great time also on the day..

Jerry Champlain

United States
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Tour: #25027, Hong Kong Airport Layover, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Oct 13/13

Couldn't have had a better guide or experience. We finally had to say enough at the end of the day. Jacky was still willing to go more but we had had enough. We got in at least 6 different sites during our 6 to 8 hours with Jacky. Lunch/Dim Sum was something that all four of us will remember. They just kept bring out food.

Teresa MacGregor

United States
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jun 7/13

We were a group of two with one day to visit Macau. Jacky expertly guided us through Hong Kong and Macau immigration, then provided us with an interesting introduction to Macau itself. From Portuguese churches to modern casinos, Jacky showed us the major sites of the city. Furthermore when he discerned that our interest lay chiefly with the Portuguese history of Macau, he modified his itinerary to show us more of these sites than originally planned. Overall, it was a great day out. Thank you!

Lena Chon

United States
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Tour: #39642, Hong Kong "Eat Like a Local" Culinary tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Jun 6/13

We Had a fabulous day with Jacky in Hong Kong! He was very flexible with our schedule. We enjoyed all the wonderful eatery that he took us to. Since he could not be with us the second day, he helped us navigate our second day in Hong Kong. Thank You The Chon family and friend.

Jon Davis

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: May 21/13

Jacky did a great job with the tour. He provided me with a great sense of the character of Hong Kong as a city in six hours. We saw some sights, had some great cuisine that I would not have had access to otherwise, and general experienced many aspects of the city that I would never have had a chance to do on my own. He's also great company. I highly recommend him if you want to see Hong Kong.

Gene Heatly

United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Apr 30/13

We had already seen the normal highlights of Hong Kong, so Jackie took us to a great restaurant in the iCenter where we had a delicious lunch. We then went to the old center of Kowloon and walked around the area. Then he took us on a trolley ride down Nathan Lane. We then took a subway to the Chi Lin Nunnery at Diamond Hill. When we arrived it began to pour rain, so we did not get to walk around the beautiful gardens. This place was spectacular . Jackie was the perfect guide. We had a wonderful time .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you all also gene.

Charles Bradford

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 25/13

Jacky took us to places in Hong Kong that we had never seen in the past, which was just what we wanted. We had a wonderful lunch, again at a place we never would have found and we're very pleased with his service. Jacky is a very pleasant person to deal with and will recommend him without reservation. Charles A. Bradford

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments Charles. It was a pleasure to be on a day out with you, it was very enjoyable for me also.

Richard Z.

woodbridge, CT., United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Mar 23/13

We have travel the world and experienced many places and many guides, Jacky stands out as the best. His knowledge and his caring manner to show us what we wanted to see surpassed our expectations. . As we got into the car he said this was a first for him. Well for the four of us (including the driver) it was a fabulous 8+ hours of pure enjoyment. Jackie took us to places the normal tourist would not

George S.

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: #10568, Macau "Be a Local" city tour, Macau, Macau SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 21/13

Jacky was well versed in the history of Macau. Saw all the old sites plus the modern Macau. Ate with the locals and felt like a local. A must day of sightseeing if you have an extra day while in Hong Kong.

George S.

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: #10565, Hong Kong "Be a Local" city tour, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAr, China    view tour
Date: Feb 20/13

Bus, ferry, train, and taxi were all used in our day with Jacky. Saw the key sites, the local areas, and did not pass across one tour bus in our travels. Lunch with the locals at a dumpling restaurant was terrific. Highly recommend Jacky if you have time in Hong Kong.