Private tour of Hong Kong for first timers

Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Whether a first timer or a returning traveller to Hong Kong, this 6-hour private interactive tour provides fascinating insights on the territory's geography, history and geopolitics. While strolling through the areas of CENTRAL (the business centre), VICTORIA PEAK (with fast track access), SHEUNG WAN (the old town), TSIM SHA SHUI (the Kowloon Peninsula's waterfront) and SHAM SHUI PO (the poorest area), your private tour guide will not be shy of facts, anecdotes and legends you probably have never heard of before. Topics such as public housing, real estate, youth, street art and Feng Shui will be discussed.

You will also have the opportunity to taste local delights served from street food stalls, just like locals do. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Private tour guide

Learn about Hong Kong's past, present and future history - insider knowledge

Peak Tram fast track access

Experience the local culture

Taste local food

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Statue Square, Queen's Road, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong China

We will meet the clients at 9am on Statue Square unless otherwise decided

Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Public transportation (bus, tramway (Ding Ding), MTR (metro) and Star Ferry. Private transportation can be arranged at a supplement
  • Taxes

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We will contact you as soon as the booking is confirmed in order to refine the itinerary. We might suggest other options once we get to know you in order to make the city tour even more exciting. Weather might also contribute to moderate changes
  • This tour is operated in English or French
  • The duration of the tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 to 7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

mitchmuso

14 Jul, 2019

We didn't really know what to expect from the day as we descended in the lift from our hotel room in North Point. Our guide Stephanie was lovely enough to meet us in our hotel foyer and we headed off on foot to explore this amazing city. Only a short walk away the air conditioned comfort of the MTR (train) offered relief from Hong Kong's summer humidity. Our day was a fascinating insight into the real Hong Kong, from its fishermen and opium smuggler history through the British years, Feng Shui, Taoism, Buddhism, temples and prisons, incredible views and riveting commentary every step of the way. Stephanie is a highly professional guide with a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed the experience she provided for us so much that we booked her again for a few days later to show us Lantau Island. I'll review that experience separately but it was equally expertly delivered. The only reason I'm giving her 5 stars is that I can't figure out how to give her the 6 she really deserves.

hmaretraveling

14 Jul, 2019

Stephanie met us at our hotel, we took the MTR to Central Station. We visited Central district : Discussed the history of Hong Kong and geopolitical issues, Statue Square, HSBC and Bank of China buildings, Feng Shui stories... Really interesting learnt so much, Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable and is skilled at sharing the information. Then we went below HSBC building to admire the huge atrium and to talk about the mirror bringing natural light inside the building. We took the escalator inside the building to get to battery path and see the French Mission building and St John Cathedral. As the Peak Tram is under renovation we used the minibus 1 to got to the Peak and admire the beautiful views: the islands in the south, the city and hills in the north. We had a lovely lunch. Back to Central district, we went to Sheung Wan area with the double decker tram (ding ding). We discussed about the Chinese medicine shops: the principles of this kind of medicine and some of the most interesting 'things' we saw in the shops. On the way to the Man Mo temple we passed Possession point where the British claimed the island in 1841. We saw a coffins shop, heritage of the plague epidemy in the late 19s. At Cat street flea market, you bought lucky charms, I hope it will work! We visited the Man Mo temple, and talked about the local religions and rituals. On Hollywood road,we admired the huge banyan trees on the PMQ walls. We then reached the longest escalator of the world and Tai Kwun: the old police station / magistracy / prison turned into a cultural and art center We followed the escalator to reach the piers and take the Star Ferry and reach Tsim Sha Tsui area. There we admired the view over the waterfront, the clock tower from the old train station, the Peninsula hotel. We walked to ICC and on the way we admired 2 new landmarks: Xiqu - the new Cantonese Opera and the new high speed train station. A truly amazing day we will never forget. We were so happy with the tour we booked Stephanie for the Monday to go on a 2nd private tour for 2 people on Lantau Island.

Wildman35

18 Mar, 2019

Our cruise was late in arriving in Hong Kong, but Alexandra was able to accommodate and adjust the tour. We appreciated and were relived to see she that she had waited at our hotel for more that 2 hours. She was pleasant and enthusiastic about Hong Kong.. We enjoyed a quick introduction to Hong Kong...its history, interesting tidbits, authenticity and “taste”. A very enjoyable experience.

Harry K

14 Nov, 2018

What a great City and with so much history! It never would have been the same without Alex. She knew so much about the history, the customs, the architecture, the people, food, the culture and so much more. we walked and talked and experienced so much in a day. Never a dull moment!

Flyer29998353848

01 Nov, 2018

Alexandra was knowledgeable and most informative. We had a nicely designed tour with public transportation and walking that covered Hong Kong and Kowloon in the old and new. She was personable and a delight to spend the day with. Highly recommended.

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