Daniel BlairUnited States
Virginia was a vibrant and personable guide that made our day in Hong Kong fun and memorable. She allowed us to enjoy a flexible tour that catered to our specific wants, and we had a nice variety of cultural experiences. Virginia is English speaking and speaks flawless Cantonese with the locals to communicate on our behalf, thus the best of both worlds. She is a wonderful conversationalist, and we had a delightful day all around. Thank you Virginia!
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.
Dennis AppelUnited States
Virginia advertises this tour as the one to take if this is your first trip to Hong Kong. As it was our first day in Hong Kong it was a natural choice and the tour could not have been more perfect. We saw so much and learned a ton. Virginia was a total delight and "catered", (no pun intended), to the foodie in our group who brought a wish list of things to try. Virginia provided great insight into what we were seeing as well. It was an awesome tour that gives you everything you would want to see!
Robert LaneUnited States
Virginia was wonderful. She masterfully inter-wound history and culture. She adopted the tour to my interests and she was constantly checking in asking for constructive suggestions. The next time I am in Hong Kong I would do this again. I believe I didn't even start to tap Virginia's knowledge of Hong Kong. I should also add the tour had remarkable breath and depth.
Virginia... what can I say. It was so great to hear our language flow so easily from your lips! Since you came originally from Canada, were able to not only learn about the Hong Kong culture, but how it also compared to our own. You are a very knowledgable and fun woman who can convey information with ease and confidence. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and thanks for being so accommodating when everyone seemed to be going in different directions.
A great tour by Virginia whose excellent English and Cantonese language helped for us to understand things clearly and negotiate the city effortlessly. We enjoyed the perspective from Victoria Peak to the wet markets on the Kowloon side. The food experiences were superb from dim sum at a 100 year old teahouse, to Michelin starred street food places of rice rolls and Mammy pancakes. We use all sorts of transport mechanisms, taxi, MRT, Star Ferry, Peak Tram, walking and Uber. Hong Kong seen from many views.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much - I had the best of times with your group. Safe travels back home and we shall see you next time!
Viginia took me to the temples and the markets.She has detailed knowledge of various things about Hong Kong.So I could know more about Hong Kong than I expected.She was always happy,so I could have a happy time.
Simone SpiegelUnited States
We had a comprehensive city tour with Virginia. She was very knowledgeable about the architecture and the local sites. She took us to an authentic to dim sum restaurant which was a great experience. She picked out the highlights for us and got us to each one quickly. I would highly recommend Virginia for anyone seeking an overview tour of Hong Kong.
Catherine CahillUnited States
Virginia is a great guide who knows all the ins & outs any tourist (or local) would need to know about Hong Kong! When we were together she brought us to great restaurants, and when we were apart she gave excellent recommendations of other places to eat (she even provided directions on how to get there from our hotel)! Any tourist looking to see both the local and tourist side of Hong Kong would be lucky to have her! Our trip would not have been the same without her guidance - definitely use her!
Catherine CahillUnited States
Virginia is clearly well versed in all things Hong Kong! She took us on a great hidden loop of Victoria's peak, to one of the 2 remaining push cart dim sum restaurants, and brought us to a beautiful temple. She was always on time, had great food recommendations for when we were not together, and provided easy to follow directions from different locations to other parts of Hong Kong for when we were apart. Thank you for your thoroughness, Virginia!
Catherine CahillUnited States
Virginia was a great guide! She took into account all the things we wanted to do, all the places we wanted to eat, and could not have been more pleasant. She was punctual, gave great recommendations for when we were not together, and took the time to send CLEAR step by step directions from different locations to other parts of Hong Kong. She clearly knows the city well, and any tourists would be lucky to have her. Thank you for making our trip memorable, Virginia!
Steven DellUnited States
Spent two days with Virginia touring Hong Kong. She was fantastic. She is knowledgeable, patient and fun to be with. We never would have appreciated all that Hong Kong has to offer without her guidance. I strongly recommend her to ensure a memorable time in Hong Kong.
Gabriela S.United States
Viriginia was fabulous. She knew where the shortcuts were to visit main sites and once she knew that I was interested in history she shifted her focus on the spot. She is super friendly and a natural guide. I highly recommend her.
Brenda KoblickUnited States
Dave HagewoodUnited States
Virginia gave us an AMAZING time in Hong Kong! She is super friendly and very well informed. It is rare to find someone so well versed in both western and Chinese cultures. She tuned into exactly the kind of experience we were looking for and delivered more than we expected. By the end we considered her a friend. I highly recommend her if you are considering a guide!
Stephen ZaissUnited States
Virginia is awesome!! If you are coming to HK definitely grab her for a tour! She was able to customize the tour around my preferences and while we were able to see some main landmarks we also got into the local neighborhoods and markets. I enjoyed my tour and highly recommend Virginia!
My friends and I had a fabulous tour with Virginia, she tailored the tour so that we could see the temples and markets and streets that we were interested in. Virginia took us to have fantastic tea and pineapple buns in a local bakery. Thanks so much, we would definitely recommend Virginia for a walking tour of Hong Kong.
Laurie WeissUnited States
LOVED this guide and assistant guide! They were highly professional, knew special insights about the "basic history" of Hong Kong because Virginia had grandparents in Hong Kong and lives there herself. She catered my tour to the fact that I was vegetarian and found delicious food for me along side telling me fascinating history and giving me a highly entertaining tour. Thank you so much Virginia. If I am ever in Hong Kong again I will call you. Laurie
Virginia was a delight to spend time with seeing the sights and experiencing the culture that Hong Kong had on offer in such a short space of time that I had. In 4 hours we travelled to Victoria's Peak, Markets, Man Mo Temple, the lions of HSBC and the shoreline. We ate at a traditional tea house parlour. It was a wonderful introductory experience to Hong Kong. Virginia loves showing tourists her city, her enthusiasm and knowledge along with her friendly and professional character make her an ideal host.
David CarterUnited States
Virginia, provided a great food tour, with history of area included. Will definitely repeat!
Tariq NasirUnited Kingdom
Virginia was a great guide, and the perfect companion to see the city with, especially as a lone traveler. I felt I was being shown around by a friend who knew all the right places to take me. She shared a lot of information about the city, past and present, and had a good grasp of the history of the things we were looking at. And if you like good food, you will be in the right hands; I had a couple of authentic food experiences that I loved. All in all a very enjoyable time that I would highly recommend.
Virginia was great!!! She gave us an amazing experience of Hong Kong! She gave us an in-depth history lesson of the city, a mini foodie tour and lots of laughs! We highly recommend taking one of Virginia's tour, she's the best!
Willis YehUnited States
We had another great experience w our guide Virginia C. on 3/13/2018, she is not only professional but also very pleasant to be around, even more impressed is that she provided us with details of what we did afterwards ! Will definitely would ask for her if we go to Hong Kong again! Chi
Willis YehUnited States
We had a great time guided by Virginia on 3/3/2018, she is an excellent tour guide with local knowledge plus her language capability - really made our trip memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Willis, Thank you for your brilliant review! Can't wait to see you again soon =) The girl with the moose antlers, Virginia
Margaret PhelanUnited States
Spent a spectacular day with Virginia. She was knowledgeable, accomodating and creative in her tour. Highly (best possible) recommendation! Only wish I had another day or evening to spend with her.
Eric GongUnited States
Virginia is a excellent tour guide! Very knowledgeable and easy going. I had a specific agenda of certain places I wanted to visit that were out of the normal. She tailored the tour to my specifications and made sure I saw everything I wanted to see. I would highly recommend Virginia to anyone wanting to visit Hong Kong!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Eric! What a fab day and thank you for such a fun tour - taking you to all the famous public housing estates and trying cart noodles at the Michelin recommended place in Sham Shui Po. Take next time! The girl with the moose antlers, Virginia
William IonsUnited Kingdom
Fantastic experience of Hong Kong food. Love the quirky dim sum place/restaurant/tea house. Vying for table. Grabbing food from trolley and ritual of washing cups bowls and chopsticks. Loved the north Kowloon area with the pineapple buns and of course the local rice rolls. Food good local knowledge good, English excellent, can really recommend Virginia as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your brilliant review! It was pretty amazing to see you get interviewed by South China Morning Post as well at the dimsum parlour. Hope you have a great rest of your stay in Hong Kong. Till next time! The girl with the moose antlers, Virginia
Robert WinterbourneUnited Kingdom
Virginia is an excellent guide to HK; knowledgeable, lively and fun. Her English (as you might expect from someone who has lived in Canada) is excellent. Be prepared to walk a few kilometres to cover all the sights (and smells) but it is well worth the effort. A great way to make the most of a short lay over in HK or orient yourself to the city. Wew
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It really was a fun day showing you around Hong Kong. The girl with the moose antlers, Virginia
Pankaj PathakUnited Kingdom
I am extremely pleased with the time I spent with Virginia in Hong Kong as my guide and would most certainly use her again and refer to anyone looking for a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pank, I had a brilliant time with you. All the best! Virginia
Evelina LeeceUnited States
Virginia was very impressive in terms of her knowledge as well as passion towards food! Great ability to customize based on preferences as well. We considered ourselves adventurous, but she shared amazing experiences with us that we would not be able to find ourselves. Would recommend in a heartbeat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your brilliant review Evelina! It was so much fun taking your group around for a food tour! Loved how you guys tried beef stomach and tripe - you guys are true troopers! Till next time =) The girl with the moose antlers, Virginia
Marianne GlascottLINGFIELD, SUUREY, United Kingdom
A wonderful tour - we had a very enjoyable and informative time with Virginia. I would recommend the tour and this lovely guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Marianne =) Loved the tour!