Hong Kong Tour | A Time Travel In Tsim Sha Tsui If you booked Hong Kong private tours, don’t leave without visiting “Heritage 1881“. The Former Marine Police Headquarters have been rejuvenated and re-integrated into the urban fabric of the surrounding area. The 120-year-old historical development has been revitalized and transformed into a cultural and shopping landmark in Hong Kong and is a great place to stop by for your Hong Kong activities. The site contains a number of Declared Monuments, the most interesting of which is the Time Ball Tower. From 1885 to 1907, this tower provided a vital service to ships in Victoria Harbour. Once a Hotchkiss gun was mounted at the north-western corner of the lawn of this beautiful place. In 1961, a swap took place with Jardine’s Noonday Gun in Causeway Bay. Ask your private tour guide Hong Kong why it is called 1881 although it wasn’t built then! #design #instagood #photooftheday #hongkong #china #hk #lonelyplanet #hellohongkongtours #ilovehk #hellohk #streetsofhongkong #wanderlust #buildings #hklife #wanderlust #homekong #grouptours #customizedtours #tourguide #privatetours #privateguide #personalguide #1881heritage #1881 #marinepoliceheadquarters #history #victorianbuilding photo credit: heritage 1881
PRIVATE CUSTOMISED WALKING TOUR
As keen explorers ourselves we know that it is often difficult to know what to see and do, especially in cities like Hong Kong where there are endless possibilities. Take a private customised walking tour and we will put an itinerary together that ensures you see the things that will interest you the most and at a pace that suits you.
If you have not been to Hong Kong before and have no preferences we will give you a comprehensive city tour. We will focus on combining touristic highlights with local neighbourhoods and hidden gems. We will visit a mix of areas on both Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon (unless you request otherwise). You will learn about the fascinating culture and history of Hong Kong.
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We can combine some of the must see’s like Victoria Peak and riding the Star Ferry with something a little more off the beaten track to ensure that you see Hong Kong for what it really is; a city of contrasts where the metropolis sits side by side with national parkland, where the super-wealthy walk shoulder to shoulder with people living in poverty, it is a city where east truly does meet west like in no other.
If you are a foodie but do not want to do our full food tour we can combine foodie elements into your tour, ensuring that you still get a wonderful mouthwatering taste of Hong Kong.
If you would like to pick up some souvineers en route we can show you our favorite markets. Or perhaps you have something specific which you would like to buy, let us know and we will make sure that you do not leave Hong Kong without it.
Perhaps you are a budding photographer and would like to visit the most photogenic locations…. Whatever it is we will ensure that your customized tour is exactly what you are looking for.
We do accept last minute bookings so if you are already in Hong Kong please do contact us for our last minute availability.
Our tours are immersive walking tours of Hong Kong which means that we will travel around Hong Kong using the world class MTR (subway), bus and Tram (Trolly) systems. The costs of these are included in your tour price. CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CAR TOUR
We cover the following topics on every tour, how much detail we go into depends on how interested you are in each topic! Colonial History | Opium Wars | WW2 History | Politics | Current Affairs | Day To Day Life Of The Average Hong Konger | Poverty | The Housing Crisis | Religion | Education | Food | Architecture | Language.
We are very experienced in designing and delivering tours for couples, families with teenagers, families with young children, business travellers who have a short amount of time between meetings, the over 60s and corporate incentive trips. We provide orientation tours for ‘fresh off the boat’ expats and we work with several universities in the US, Europe and Australia to provide educational student tours.
All prices listed are in HKD $ and are the TOTAL price for the tour and NOT the price per person.
All prices listed are in Hong Kong $ and are the TOTAL price for the tour and NOT the price per person. Children aged 11 years and under are free of charge. Anyone aged 12 or over is counted as a full person. For numbers over 8 people please add HK$300 per addition. Prices listed include the costs of public transport used during your walking tour (MTR, bus, tram, ferry) but not the costs of any taxis which you may choose to use. Prices do not include entrance fees (if any) or any food/drinks which you choose to buy during your tour. Our tours are walking tours and we make use of public transportation to travel around. This means that we will be using the MTR (train), buses, ferries and trams.
If you are travelling to Hong Kong with children Hello Hong Kong Tours has you covered. We are very good at designing child friendly Hong Kong city tours and keeping kids entertained. We know that making sure that your children have a fun and educational day will mean that you have a brilliant day! Find out more about our guides by clicking here.
If you have 6-hours or more between flights make the most of your time and book a Hong Kong Airport Layover Tour with us. You will be whisked from the airport into the city in 30 minutes via the Hong Kong Airport Express . See the best view in the world from Victoria Peak, ride the Star Ferry, enjoy an authentic dim sum brunch with the locals, or maybe have a cocktail in a rooftop bar. It sure beats sitting in the airport doesn’t it! Simply add an airport pick up to your booking or use our easy to follow instructions and take the airport express solo and meet us at the in-town station.
As a cruise ship passenger you will most probably only have one or two days in Hong Kong. We understand how important it is to make the most of your short time in port and to see the best of Hong Kong in a time efficient way. Book our customised private tour as your Hong Kong Shore Excursion and we guarantee that the best tour of you cruise will be the one that you take with us.
LENGTH: 4 to 8 hours.
STARTING POINT: Flexible – We will pick you up at your hotel / cruise ship / the airport or if you have other plans before the tour we will come and meet you somewhere.
STARTING TIME: Any time from 8am to 6pm (8 hour tours must start by 3pm)
FINISHING POINT: Flexible – We can take you back to your hotel / cruise ship or if you have something else planned we can drop you off where you need to be.
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable shoes.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: All tours takes place as scheduled except under Red/Black storm warning or Typhoon #8 or above. For up to date information see the Hong Kong Observatory website.
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE ON AIRPORT LAYOVERS
We can meet you at the airport for an additional fee per person which simply covers the costs of getting everyone to and from the airport on the airport express. This can be added on during booking.
Alternatively we can meet you at Hong Kong station, the in-town airport express station and provide you with instructions about how to take the airport express train into town on your own.
We will put you back on the train to the airport at the end of your tour.
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE ON CRUISE SHIPS
If you are arriving at the Ocean Terminal we will meet you in the cruise passenger hall next to where you disembark.
If you are arriving at Kai Tak we can either meet you at the cruise terminal or in town and send you easy to follow instructions about where to meet us (in Chinese and English). We offer a one way transfer service out of Kai Tak in a private van ensuring that you do not get stuck in the long taxi lines. This can be added on during booking.
HONG KONG CITY TOUR BLOG
Tour Hong Kong | A Travel Through Time On A Hong Kong City Tour The Central Business District (CBD) in Hong Kong was not always as big and crowded as it is nowadays. When the British landed in 1841 at Possession Point in Sheung Wan – which you can visit on your Hong Kong private tours – they decided to build a city on the north coast of Hong Kong Island, and the present-day Central was chosen to house major military facilities and an administrative centre. On our Hong Kong private tours you can visit the initial CBD that was located between Garden Road and Wellington Street. Ask your private tour guide Hong Kong to show you the east of Central Market where the headquarters of foreign investors and bankers were, while the Chinese merchants would settle down to the west of the CBD. You can visit those places your Hong Kong walking tours. #homekong #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #instacool #photooftheday #bbctravel #hongkong #china #hk #instatravel #adventure #welltraveled #tourism #travelbug #condenast #lonelyplanet #hellohongkongtours #hellohk #ilovehk #hongkongtour #cnntravel #homekong #privatetour #personaltour #tourguide #privateguide #personalguide #hkhistory #hongkonghistory #cbd #centralbusinessdistrict #centralhonkong #hongkongcentral photo credit: discover hong kong, deutschland funkkultur
Hong Kong Tours | The Old Man If you have booked Hong Kong day tours and don’t know what to do after your Hong Kong city tour, we as your private tour guide Hong Kong have one of the best places to take you to! Ranking in the Top 10 Bars in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018, we can finish your Hong Kong private tours at “The Old Man”! This bar is inspired by Ernest Hemmingway and named after his Pulitzer Prize-winning fictional novel The Old Man and the Sea. If you have been on tours in Hong Kong, you probably have passed this bar, without noticing. Offering innovative and delicious cocktails, this place is a “must visit” place after your Hong Kong tours. Ask your Hong Kong tour guides about their favourite “The Old Man” cocktail for some inspiration! #hongkonger #hongkongese #welovehongkong #explorehongkong #meetthelocals #instagood #photooftheday #hk #tourism #travelbug #natgeotravelpic #lonelyplanet #hellohongkongtours #ilovehk #hellohk #streetsofhongkong #hongkongtour #homekong #privatetour #specialtour #personaltour #customisedtour #theoldman #ernesthemmingway #innovative #bestbarsinasia #bestbarsinhk #bestbarsintheworld #cocktail #sundowner photo credit by the old man
Hong Kong Walking Tours | Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋快乐! If you are on a Hong Kong city tour this time of the year, you will see that everybody is very excited as it is time for our Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected: Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It’s said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. And this is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important. If you go to a restaurant on your Hong Kong private tours, you will see they are busier than usual. Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions. Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future. Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these concepts, although traditions have changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture, and religion. It’s about well being together. Ask your private tour guide Hong Kong to show you the best place to look for the dragon dance on a tour Hong Kong. #instagood #photooftheday #hongkong #china #hk #lonelyplanet #hellohongkongtours #ilovehk #hellohk #hkfestivals #culture #midautumnfestival #harvesfestival #thanksgiving #moonfestival #lantern #gods #mooncake photo credit: scmp
Hong Kong Activities | Mid-Autumn Festival A romantic Chinese poem says “May we live long and share the beauty of the moon together, even if we are hundreds of miles apart.” The Mid-Autumn or Moon festival was celebrated first in the Tang dynasty (618–907). It is the celebration of the harvest. When you are on a Hong Kong tour these days, you will not escape the decorations and preparations for the “Moon Festival”. An important part of the festival celebration is moon worship. The ancient Chinese believed in rejuvenation being associated with the moon and water. Another tradition is to eat mooncakes. If you are on a Hong Kong city tour during the Mid-Autumn Festival, it will be impossible to walk passed the mooncakes. How about you plan your Hong Kong private tours with a stop to get some of these exotic delicacies…? Did you know that a mooncake with 2 yolks (yes, egg yolks) is very special? Ask your private tour guide Hong Kong to help you find your favourite flavour! #homekong #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #instacool #photooftheday #bbctravel #hongkong #china #hk #instatravel #adventure #welltraveled #tourism #travelbug #condenast #lonelyplanet #hellohongkongtours #hellohk #ilovehk #hongkongtour #cnntravel #homekong #privatetour #personaltour #tourguide #privateguide #personalguide #moonfestival #midautumnfestival #harvestfestival #mooncake #eggyolk #tasty #somethingspecial
Hong Kong Private Tours | The Beautiful Peninsula Hotel The flagship of “The Peninsula Hotels” opened its door in 1928 and is a treasure of historical happenings. Definitely worth the visit on Hong Kong walking tours. For example, in 1941, at the end of the Battle of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Aitchison Young, surrendered in person at the Japanese headquarters on the third floor of The Peninsula. The Governor was confined for two months in one of the hotel suites before being transferred to a prison in Shanghai. The rooms were then reserved for Japanese officers and high-ranking dignitaries, while Hong Kong sank into misery and destitution. Your private tour guide Hong Kong will tell you this and many other stories on your Hong Kong city tour. Your Hong Kong private tours come with a customised itinerary. So, don’t forget to add the Peninsula Hotel on your tour Hong Kong! #design #thepeninsula #photooftheday #hongkong #china #hk #lonelyplanet #hellohongkongtours #ilovehk #hellohk #streetsofhongkong #wanderlust #buildings #hklife #wanderlust #homekong #peninsula #kowloon #privatetour #citytour #customizedtour #history #majestic #iconic #hkhistory
Car Tours Hong Kong | The Profitable Business Of Number Plates When you walk or drive through the streets on a Hong Kong city tour, try to pay attention to the cars. Not only will you see high end customised cars but you will also see some very interesting number plates. Interestingly, there is an auction to bid for your favourite number plate – if somebody released it. You can bid for your number plate at an auction at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Whether you are on a private car tour or on a walking tour, ask your Hong Kong tour guide to tell you something about the number plate list below! #hongkonger #hongkongese #welovehongkong #explorehongkong #meetthelocals #instagood #photooftheday #hk #tourism #travelbug #natgeotravelpic #lonelyplanet #hellohongkongtours #ilovehk #hellohk #streetsofhongkong #hongkongtour #cartourshongkong #numberplates #moneymaking #auction #bidding #citytourhongkong #privateguide #personalguide #customizedtour #homekong source: j3tours