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Custom private tour of Hong Kong Island - Half day provided by Hong Kong a la Carte : Private and Bespoke Tours

Custom private tour of Hong Kong Island - Half day

Custom private tour of Hong Kong Island - Half day
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–5 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–5 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Whether a first timer or a returning traveller to Hong Kong, this 3 to 4 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) and SHEUNG WAN (the old town), 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: 4-5 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: 4-5 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: 68566P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Public transportation (bus, tramway (Ding Ding), MTR)
  • Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Hong Kong a la Carte : Private and Bespoke Tours
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up at Statue Square at 9am unless otherwise decided
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Public transportation (bus, tramway (Ding Ding), MTR)
  • Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Hong Kong a la Carte : Private and Bespoke Tours
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up at Statue Square at 9am unless otherwise decided
  • Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong From 9am
Duration
4–5 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Robyn
2 contributions
Aug 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed touring with Alex. We learned so much about Hong Kong’s history from the opium wars to the handover to China in 1997 and the background to the demonstrations taking place now. We visited Statue Square and went into the HSBS, (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation), building, saw the old and new Bank of China, Jardine House etc. While there, Alex told us all about the principles of Feng Shui and how those principles influenced the design and structure of these buildings. Fascinating to learn about! We took the tram to the old town of Sheung wan. We walked to Hollywood Road and the Man Mo temple We had the most wonderful time exploring and learning about the history, buildings, religion, customs, and medicine of the area. Alex has superb knowledge of Hong Kong and was the most friendly and delightful guide. We would absolutely recommend Alex and Hong Kong a la Carte : Private and Bespoke Tours to anyone visiting Hong Kong.
Written 16 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elisabeth
5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I truly enjoyed touring with Alexandra! She made my first visit to Hong Kong extremely memorable. I had a 8hr layover in Hong Kong and was told Alex is the best, by American Express travel and from other notable sources.

Alexandra texted me the day before with instructions on where to meet her in the airport. I checked in one of my larger handbags in the airport storage area near terminal 2 (in case you guys have extra luggage you don’t want to tote around, this is a great idea) and met Alexandra. The beautiful thing about touring with Alex is that she has lived in Hong Kong 20+ years and will FULLY customize a tour for you depending on your interests. I wanted to see the Hong Kong Sky Scraper Skyline, a temple and get a chance to go shopping for beauty products, clothes and souvenirs. We did exactly that and more!

From the airport I took the Airport Express Train to Central on Hong Kong Island.During the journey, Alex told me about Hong Kong's history from the opium wars to the handover to China in 1997. We also talked about the protests that are currently taking place in Hong Kong.

Once in Central, we walked to Statue Square where Alex showed me some of Hong Kong’s landmarks (HSBC, Bank of China, Jardine House, IFC) and where introduced me to the Feng Shui principles. We then walked through Central to reach Hollywood Road. On the way we went to the “Lanes”, home to Hong Kong’s famous street markets, to Vicky’s shoes, went up Pottinger Street, tasted mango tea and bought moon cakes for my friends.

We then walked to Man Mo temple where I was able to pray with intents sticks and play with the Kau Cim sticks and Buddha’s lips. Later We went to Lascar Row in order to purchase lucky charm. After lunch at Yum Cha, we walked to the Star Ferry in order to cross the harbour. In Tsim Sha Tsui, on Kowloon side I was able to purchase a few beauty products at Sasa before heading back to the airport.

Thank you so much Alex for such an insightful tour, I learned so much in 5hrs about Hong Kong’s history and was delighted to try some great food dishes as well. My favorite part of the tour was going to a temple in the city and learning from Alex the customary processes of making offerings to the Gods and reading your fortunes. I was able to see how locals in the area burn incense to send a prayer and other important practices.

I would highly recommend Alex as a tour guide, because she is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of Hong Kong’s social, political and economic history. Unlike most cookie cutter tours, she offer customizable tours where she asks specifically what your interests are and offers a variety of options for you to tour. She also offers to take a lot of photos for you. Oh and did I mention she speaks French, that’s a plus for French speakers. She is punctual, accommodating and always aware of her clients needs.

Thank you again Alex! I will definitely come back to Hong Kong and will absolutely have to book another tour with you! What a treat!
Written 5 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

P, J, J, J, B and H
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Our time enjoying this tour was most memorable with a mix of history, culture, superstitions and customs along with a sample of local cuisine.
A joy to share in a vibrant city with so much to offer.
We made the most of our time thanks to our wonderful guide.

A taste is not enough with so much to
Written 26 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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