GRAND PEREGRINATION TOURS OF HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND NEARBY ENVIRONS
AN IMPORTANT specialITY
A multi-day tour is an engagement spanning several days. Of course anyone can show you around for a day or two. However, lacking the essential personal and communicative rapport and deep supporting narrative, things could get repetitive and tedious quickly. Let me assure you, that will not be the case when you sign me up to be your local guide and host for several days.
I spend a significant amount of my time training to provide this service and I am very proud that a large number of my former clients are satisfied multi-day customers.
I am constantly investigating, exploring and organizing cogent information into an seamless grand cultural and historic narrative covering the Pearl River Delta Region. The results of my efforts are demonstrated by the range of information I share with my clients as my tour repertoire continuously evolves and expands. When I organize your multi-day tour experience, I will do so in a manner that fully integrates your itinerary with my grand narrative.
In preparation for your multi-day tour outings of Hong Kong and environs, I welcome detailed written inquiries and the correspondence that often follows. By means of the lost art of letter writing, you will have an opportunity to get to know me and how I intend to serve you. And please do read my reviews carefully. They are the best indicator of the depth and quality of the experience I offer.
So what does this mean in practice? As an example, if you want to know how to do 4 days with William in Hong Kong, here is what I recommend:
Day 1: Private Walking Tour of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island (expandable into 2 days). Hong Kong Island was the center of Hong Kong the British Colony. Kowloon, however, was the economic center of gravity of Hong Kong in the modern era following World War 2. It is where most of the Mainland Chinese refugees settled, where all the factories that made everything we wore in the 60s and 70s were concentrated (remember Huk-A-Poo Shirts, Jordache Jeans and Members Only jackets?) and where all the old Cantonese style urban neighborhoods have hung on, purely by accident of history (i.e., they were all located in the landing approach of the old Kai Tak Airport). It is also a place with history dating back to the Song Dynasty in the 13th century.
Day 2: Private Tour of Lantau Island Including Tai O and the Giant Buddha. I take my clients to see the spectacular Big Buddha and the Nong Ping 360 cable car, but to me the main attraction of Lantau Island is Tai O fishing village. This is not a hidden gem. This place is a gem. Here, with some imagination applied, you can get a fascinating glimpse of how the Tanka fisher folk lived in the Pearl River Estuary before the "foreign barbarians" arrived. Indeed, the place was also a nest of piracy. And the scenery is visually stunning! It is a bit disconcerting because if you arrive there after 12 noon, it is packed with tourists. Without them, the place could no longer survive. So the name of the game is go there first and get there early, before the pink dolphins make their retreat from the crowds.
Day 3: Private Walking Tour of Old Macau. The Portuguese arrived in the Pearl River Delta region over 400 years ago. Macau was established 300 years ahead of Hong Kong. I call it a Little Lisbon on the South China Coast. The center of the old city is one big World heritage site. Forget about the casinos which are in another direction. Macau is like going into a 60s time warp.
Day 4: Other Private Hong Kong Tours--for example: Maritime History of Hong Kong; Cheung Chau Island, Battle of Hong Kong, New Territories, Eastern and Southern Districts, Shopping Tour, Sheung Wan and the Western District, Kowloon City District and Kowloon Walled City Park, Old Sham Shui Po and Yau Ma Tei by day (Yau Ma Tei is where the Temple Street Night Market is located and is very different during the day. A truly authentic old Chinese neighborhood).
Evening Tour of Hong Kong: Definitely a must. Kowloon by night is a a smorgasburg of neon lit seedy urban magnificence! And don't worry, it is safe!
Generally, I do the following:
Private Tours of Hong Kong;
Private Walking Tours of Hong Kong;
Private Photo Tours of Hong Kong;
Private Street Photography Courses in Hong Kong;
Private Night Tours of Hong Kong;
Private Cultural and City Tours of Hong Kong;
Private Kid Friendly Family Style Tours of Hong Kong;
Private Layover and Airport Transfer Tours of Hong Kong;
Private Cruise Ship and Shore Excursion Tours of Hong Kong;
Corporate and Other Business Related Private Tours of Hong Kong
But I am offering premium service, so please do feel free to inquire if you have some other special request in mind!
My longest multi-day engagement was a six days and my clients were thrilled. When I have more time to spend with you, I do not have to cram everything into a limited amount of time. I can plan how I am going to present the big story and indeed what an epic story it is!