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Walking Tours Hong Kong – Mid-Levels Escalator in Central

There are indeed many sights to see in Hong Kong when you have booked your Hong Kong tour package. One of the things not to miss out are the Mid-Level escalators. These are a unique collection of escalators and walkways through the Central district on the Hong Kong Island side. It is the longest outdoor covered system in the world. Build in 1993 to provide a better commute, it ranges a total of 800 metres. If you start your city tour of Hong Kong before 10:30 AM you will see the escalator goes downhill but it will change to uphill after 10:30 AM. Especially now that the weather is getting hotter, you will welcome this little break from walking when you discover the city with your Hong Kong tour guide.

Take a break on your walking tour Hong Kong with the escalator

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This god can be visited on a hong kong walking tour of Lantau island. Learn about hand symbolism in Taoism with Hello Hong Kong.

About Hong Kong – What is Taoism?

When you are on your Hong Kong city tour, you will see numerous facets concentrated in one single city. You will see extremely rich, extremely poor, East meeting West, beautiful, untouched nature, concrete jungle and you will see Buddhism living alongside Taoism (pronounced more like “dowism”). Tao meaning the “way” or “path”, is a religious belief that incorporates philosophical study, meditation and physical exercises that are meant to lead to a long and fruitful life. In Taoist temples, people pay honor to the Taoist gods a large part of what they are doing is about encouraging luck to come to them (which goes back to the ‘living a fruitful life’). They do this by making offerings to the god of them temple and asking for something back in exchange. Amongst various gods and goddesses, we will find names like Tin Hau – the goddess of the sea and protector of the fishermen – fishermen will go to visit Tin Hau with offerings before going out to sea, they will ask for a safe passage and to catch lots of fish. Man – the god of literature – often visited by students, particularly before important exam times. Wong Tai Sin – the god of good health.

If you have booked a Hong Kong private tour, don’t forget to ask you Hong Kong tour guide to take you to the Wong Tai Sin Temple. This one is amongst the “do not miss” sights to see in Hong Kong! And while you are there, let the fortune tellers tell you your future and let the gods surrounding this astonishing place be in your favour!

Lydia, USA - Private Bespoke Tour

 

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A place worth the stop on your local tour Hong Kong

What To Eat In Hong Kong – Jumbo Kingdom

Established in the 1970s Jumbo Kingdom is one of the largest floating restaurants in the world and as such absolutely worth the visit on your local Hong Kong tour! Located in the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, this place is a unique combination of a scenic Hong Kong landmark, a renowned tourist attraction and a fine-dining establishment. When you plan to include this place in your private tour Hong Kong, you will feel like in a time machine thrown back to the Chinese imperial times. This restaurant can accommodate up to 2300 (!) people! So, it does not come as a big surprise, that local and international stars and celebrities like Chow Yun Fat, Tom Cruise, John Wayne and even HM Queen Elisabeth II visited Jumbo Kingdom on their sightseeing in Hong Kong!

Visit Jumbo Kingdom on your city tour of Hong Kong

On the way to Jumbo restaurant, you will pass the old fishing boats, houseboats and fancy yachts which are also worth seeing.

If you ask our tour guide Hong Kong about sights to see in Hong Kong, chances are this floating restaurant will be one of them!

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Spectacular views on your city tour Hong Kong

Walking Tours Of Hong Kong – Take A Ride On The Peak Tram

If you choose to book a Hong Kong local tour with your Hong Kong tour guide, one of the popular places on your city tour Hong Kong might be a trip on the Peak Tram. This green or red funicular was opened in 1888 to serve families living at The Peak. Consisting of three different classes to travel, on its first day the tram served 600 passengers and over 150,000 in the first year.

If you think of sights to see in Hong Kong, you will definitely be amazed by the spectacular views of the city when you are on your tram ride. All heavy equipment including the rails had to be hauled uphill manually!!! Incredible that it took only 3 years to build. Did you know that between 1908 and 1949 an affixed plaque on the first two seats was telling passengers, “This seat is reserved for His Excellency, the Governor”? These seats could not be occupied until two minutes before departure time in the event the Governor might appear unannounced. Ask your personal tour guide in Hong Kong to tell you more about the tram on your next Hong Kong package tour!

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The Peak Tram on a private tour of Hong Kong

A view on a Hong Kong City Tour

What To Eat In Hong Kong – 5 Best Brunches

So, now you had a Small Group or Private Food Tour with your foodie guide in Hong Kong and you decide exploring Hong Kong on your own… We got some great places to have a brunch after your Hong Kong city tour!

Aberdeen Street Social

Whether you want to build-your-own toast and eggs, healthy options or the “not-so-healthy-but-delicious” pastrami sandwich. The alfresco seating will just make you enjoy your food when the sun is out. You can eat a la carte Sat, Sun and Public Holidays from 11:30 to 15:30.

Si Simply Italian

With authentic delicious Italian cuisine, this restaurant in Lai Chi Kok has something to offer for everyone. May it be the pan-fried Italian sausages, eggplant parmigiana appetisers or the pasta with Bolognese, you will be able to find something for your taste buds! You will find your special brunch Sat, Sun and Public Holiday from 12:00 to 15:00.

Lily & Bloom

This bar and restaurant has an “All American Brunch” packed with salads, cold cuts, fresh seafood, muesli and granola, omelette and many more. Get your French toast or steak and eggs every Sat and Sun from 11:00 to 16:00

Jinjuu

How about a Korean brunch? After all, a Hong Kong foodie tasting tour could definitely include something different! Korean starters, king prawns and Korean fried chicken are just some of the many things that you can choose and have something different to your usual brunch. This delicious buffet awaits you Sat from 12:00 to 15:00 and Sun from 12:00 all the way to 22:00!

Aqua

This restaurant & bar not only offers you the best of Japanese and Italian kitchen with sashimi and Parma ham, it will let you indulge the breathtaking view of Hong Kong from the 29th floor in the One Peking Building. You can book your table for this special brunch Sat and Sun from 12:00 to 15:00

 

These are some small options to discover on your own after your Hong Kong city tour. However, your Hong Kong tour guide will be able to give you more alternatives on what to do when you are in Hong Kong.

Kowloon Night Tour with the Star Ferry

Your “Must See” on a Hong Kong Local Tour – Star Ferry

One of Hong Kong’s distinctive icons is the Star Ferry. Founded in 1888 there are 12 ferries in the fleet that currently operate two routes across the harbour. If you are on a Hong Kong City Tour, you will definitely have the opportunity to cross from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon with the Star Ferry as we are using the ferries on our walking tours of Hong Kong.

You will immediately spot these green and white passenger boats crossing the waters every 10 minutes during your Kowloon walking tour. Even National Geographic Traveler has named the Star Ferry as one of the “fifty places of a lifetime”.

During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the ferries were used to transport prisoners of war from Sham Shui Po to Kai Tak Airport.

Let your Hong Kong tour guide tell you more about it on your Private Tour Hong Kong!

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Star Ferry Pier previously Take a tour on the Star Ferry during your walking tour in Hong Kong

 

 

Go sailing in Hong Kong on a luxury sailing yacht.

Tours In Hong Kong: Spring Is Coming – Book your Hong Kong Sailing Adventure Now

It’s getting warmer, the sun is shining… All indications that the boat tour season is close! YAY! hong kong yachting, book a hong kong sailing trip today

Did you know that apart from local walking tours in Hong Kong we also offer Hong Kong sailing junk charters? Local Hero is a 47ft fully equipped cruising sloop! She can take up to 12 people on a junk trip around the South Side of Hong Kong Island (for example to Lamma Island, Deep Water Bay, Repulse Bay and Po Toi Island) and to Sai Kung. You can choose your boat charter out of Stanley, Aberdeen or Hebe Haven.

We offer 3- Hour Sails and full day 7-Hour Sailswho wouldn’t enjoy a great day out on a Hong Kong Cruise with Captain Ryan!? How about a Romantic Cruise Dinner for your next special day? Get in touch today and discover Hong Kong with a boat tour!

 

sailing adventure in Hong Kong

 

Port Shelter – a beautiful hill and cliff-ringed haven which is the site of sailboat racing most weekends.

image2_1 hong kong dinner cruises, boat tours at night

 

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A view on a Hong Kong City Tour

Why should I hire a private guide?

That is a very good and legitimate question! You could for example take a Local Hong Kong Tour with dozens of other strangers hopping on and off a bus. You might think that a bus tour would allow you to see the most number of places within the shortest time and, at the same time give you a little snippet of Hong Kong life. Whilst there is some truth to this you won’t know what you missed out on! Joining a large tour group will give you almost no possibility of asking questions or getting to know the real Hong Kong.

If you hire a private tour guide in Hong Kong you can find out about….

  • The everlasting history of East meets West
  • The multifaceted Cantonese cuisine that adopted some of the British and Portuguese tastes
  • The fascinating political environment
  • The dark side of the triads and many many more!

This is only a small insight to the many things that you can expect on a Hong Kong City Tour besides Victoria Peak, the harbour and Star Ferry. Your Personal Guide in Hong Kong will make sure that you have an unforgettable tour, discovering small details and visiting places that you otherwise would not have thought of. Whether you choose a day tour package or after sunset exploration, your private tours in Hong Kong will always be unique – just like YOU! Get in touch with us now and check out which of our Hong Kong Tour Packages will suit you best.

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The original wall to the Kowloon Walled City was destroyed by the Japanese during the second world war. You will learn on your night tour what the wall was used for and how it was restored.At night Hong Kong truly comes to life and the best way to see it is on a walking tour of the city. A night tour is a great way to soak up the atmosphere of the city at night in the comfort of a small group tour environment.
take a private tour with us and get our top tips on the best view from Victoria Peak.

Chinese New Year on your Hong Kong sightseeing

Kung Hei Fat Choi – Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Have you been on a Walking Tour in Hong Kong lately? Maybe you were on a Food Tour, perhaps on a Private Customised Tour

Whichever City Tour of Hong Kong you chose, you surely will have seen the beautiful decorations all over Hong Kong! Ornaments of Red and Gold are typical for Chinese New Year.Chinese New Year Hong Kong Ornaments

 

With or without your tour guide in Hong Kong, did you check out the unique flowers all over the Flower Market?

Let you personal guide in Hong Kong take you to the Market

According to the Lunar Year Calendar, we are entering now “The Year of the Dog”. It is believed that the dog will be watching over humanity for the whole year. People who are born in the year of the dog have to be more careful this year as their patron is busy watching over all the others so that he can’t watch his own zodiac born tribe. Whether you are on your Hong Kong Foodie Tour, your Kowloon Walking Tour or any other personal tour in Hong Kong with us – rest assured that your Hello Hong Kong Tour Guide will be looking after you!

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Let Mel take you on a Hong Kong Local Tour

Hong Kong Tour Guide – Spotlight On Mel

Welcome to the 4th episode of our “Meet your Personal Tour Guide“! Today we would like to introduce Mel from the Hello Hong Kong Team! When Mel joined our team, we had no idea what a treasure we had found with our very first Hong Kong Local! Being a tour guide already at the age of 16, Mel is very passionate about his hometown and a never-ending fountain of knowledge! Graduating and living many years in the UK, Mel knows how to make even the cloudiest day on a Hong Kong Walking Tour to your personal highlight! Whether you are on a Night Tour of Kowloon, a Private Customised Tour, a Lantau Island or a Food Tour with this “rare breed Chinese” as he likes to call himself, you can be sure, it will be a great experience!

Now let’s see what Mel has to say:

** What was the funniest thing that ever happened on tour?
-> I think it’s the concept of using the chopsticks…
** Chopsticks…?
-> Most guests thought that all Chinese food had to be picked up by chopsticks. I would usually not say anything to them until they start struggling, and then I would tell them to pick up the food by hands or spoons or merely stab the food with chopsticks… Chinese people are not obliged to use chopsticks while eating their food.
** What is your favourite place in Hong Kong?
-> Such an odd coincidence! One guest asked me the same question today… My favourite place in HK is actually wherever I am, and I would always be able to tell some stories to make it everyone’s favourite…
** What’s your favourite Cantonese word and why?
-> “Ngam” means correct, and it easily sounds like “N… ngam” means not correct… good fun to confuse my listeners…haha
** What’s your favourite Chinese food?
->Fresh and well done Chinese food is my favourite!
That leaves only one thing to say: You definitely are in for a fun day when you are with Mel on your Hong Kong Local Tour!
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