A look at the classic Hong Kong sights from a non-touristy perspective with a private tour guide
A introduction to the real Hong Kong for one or two people with one of ToursByLocals’ top rated private guides – I like to give you the perfect slice of Hong Kong and what it has to offer from a non-touristy perspective. If it’s your first time in Hong Kong you’ll soon be up to speed on the current political situation, the history of the island, how to get around using public transport, eat the like a local, and navigate through a city of 7.5 million with zero personal space available. We’ll visit the some of the major attraction sites and explore some of the most local neighborhoods, revealing their hidden gems and making sure you get the most out of this great city. If you want to explore the Peak on your own, we can delve into more of the side streets to uncover what makes this city tick instead. 4 hour and 8 hour options available.
Co-hosted by licensed guides: William, Jami and Amy. Book for 1 person and get 2 adults for free. This is experience brings together the Hong Kong highlights, hidden gems & classic food. Includes Victoria Peak “skip-the-line” access, kids below 16 years come free. Starting with the classic Star Ferry ride across Victoria Harbour, we will explore some of the most local neighborhoods, revealing their hidden gems and making sure you get the most out of this great city. We will tell you the hidden stories behind some of Hong Kong’s famous skyscrapers and heritage buildings. Take a trip up to the Peak on the classic Peak tram, in operation since 1888 – no waiting in line with us! Take in the splendour and history of the Peak district and Hong Kong. Return to wind through the city by “ding-ding” tram, we will show you the local flavour of the vibrant street markets. We will stop for some of the cherished favourites at one of the best local dim sum restaurant to sample this iconic Cantonese style of cuisine, a must whilst in Hong Kong. Finally we’ll travel the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world, and undercover the secrets at the Man Mo Temple.
Here is your chance to change your destiny, we will teach you have to test your luck with the God of Loyalty & the God of Homework! For sure, we will fit in a lot into this wonderful overview of the city in 5 hours
On one of our walking tours we will get you acquainted with the sights, smells and tastes of the real Hong Kong, what it means to live in this city, its history and culture plus we will have you tasting some of the most amazing street food (nothing dodgy we promise and only if you want to!). From egg tarts to egg waffles from dim sum to char sui, Hong Kong’s vibrant food scene has something for everyone, and we will make sure you sample the highlights during your time with us.
On the private walking tour of Hong Kong, you will experience all the wonderful public transport Hong Kong has to offer, including the very efficient underground train system, the MTR, the bus, and the ferry services that connect the Island with the rest of Hong Kong. Our time on public transport is the perfect opportunity to understand what the city has to offer and to see it at its best, up close and personal. Hong Kong’s public transport is a particular hit with young members of the family and throughout all of our tours, we do our best to accommodate the needs of everyone, whatever their ages! We can provide strollers for young children and will ensure we plan our itinerary to suit your preferences and requirements at all times.
We will not shy away from the regular tourist spots – in fact Victoria Peak and the Star Ferry are two of our favourite places to go, but we also promise to show you an unexpected side that other tourists won’t see – all with your new friend in the city. On a customised walking tour with Hong Kong Greeters, you can experience the breath-taking sights of Hong Kong’s skyline; enjoy a walk through the interesting lanes and back streets of the city’s historical areas; dig into street food; experience the vibrant markets; soak in the views from the water; delve into culture at fascinating temples and much more.
Meeting point options
Hotel, airport, cruise port
Private guiding service, exclusive access
Public transportation, food and drink
Hosted in (languages)
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Chinese
Best for / tour type
Best for couples, best for families, best for business travelers, best for cultural experience
We will be in the business district for the famous landmarks and skyscrapers. Taking the iconic Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour. Visiting my secret viewing spot at Victoria Peak. Next to the local wet markets and a hidden gem of a Taoist temple.
Please contact me to adjust the itinerary to your preferences. We can take you anywhere on Hong Kong Island or Kowloon in 5 hours. We are also happy to adjust the price for private groups.
Sample Itinerary (we can manipulate the tour to suit your needs):
Meet at your hotel and head to Victoria Peak to get the best view of the skyscraper city and Victoria Harbour and return via the Peak Tram (optional).
Visit the open air meat and fish markets and take the opportunity to try the delicious local street snacks such as pineapple buns, milk tea and some unusual items (not gross I promise!)
Visit a temple of cultural significance and learn how to shape your own destiny.
View the famous buildings of the Hong Kong Skyline for an up close account of their history, Fung shui and local nicknames.
For 6 hour tours – additional time available for a local dim sum lunch, the Star Ferry and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. However in 6 hours we can cover a great deal of Hong Kong so feel free to make suggestions for the itinerary, I am completely flexible with what we do and where we go.
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