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Private tour of Hong Kong for first timers provided by Hong Kong a la Carte : Private and Bespoke Tours

Private tour of Hong Kong for first timers

Private tour of Hong Kong for first timers
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About
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68566P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
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
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong From 9am
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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
Departure details
  • Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong From 9am
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Statue Square
    Central, Hong Kong
    From 9am
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Statue Square
  • You'll return to the starting point
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mitchmuso
Hope Island, Australia94 contributions
The real Hong Kong and its history expertly shared
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.
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Helen B
Jacksonville, FL36 contributions
The Most Amazing Day with Stephanie
Jul. 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fil
2 contributions
One short day in Hong Kong
Mar. 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 18 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Harry K
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
We explored and we learned so much about Hong Kong through Alex...
Nov. 2018 • Couples
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!
Written 14 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

REF
1 contribution
Wonderful overview of Hong Kong and a superb guided experience.
Oct. 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 1 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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It was a great and insightful tour for our family. Stephanie is a very knowledgeable and engaging guide and we lear
Fanny S
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I highly recomend this tour.
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Surprising and Interesting
What an unexpected tour, having spent 10 years in HK, I was surprised by how unfamiliar this place is to me, thanks
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Stellayyl
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Our tour guide was very informative and showed us a side of Hong Kong that I didn't know about after living here fo
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Well worth doing
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Babychili
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The Tour You Will Never Forget
It was such a good experience and a great event for everyone !!! I’m impressed by Stephanie and she is very friendl
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Fantastic tour, with some beautiful scenic cemeteries and a wealth of local knowledge a la tour guide Stefanie. Ver
emmanuelf676
emmanuelf676
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So interesting and entertaining in the same time...
First of all, a big congrats and thanks to Stephanie for her kindness, passion and amazing details and stories alon
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Highly recommend Stefanie’s tour!
Stefanie conducted an excellent tour at a comfortable pace through four cemeteries where she shared ‘just enough’ d
liesbethi17
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