STREETS OF HONG KONG PREMIUM WALKING TOURS FOR DISCERNING TRAVELERS--Bespoke Private Walking Tours of Hong Kong, Kowloon and Excursions To Nearby Venues

“Harbour of many ships, haven of people from China, squatters colony, fun fair, bazaar and boom town. Hong Kong where people come and go and know themselves more impermanent than anywhere else on earth. Beautiful island of many worlds in the arms of the sea. Hong Kong and China just beyond the hills. “
— Many-Splendered Thing--Han Su Yin

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My premium walking tours of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and day excursions to nearby venues including the outer islands (Lantau, Cheung Chau, Lamma) and the New Territories, are all tailored to meet your personal wants and expectations.I will make sure you will see and experience a truly memorable mix of iconic Hong Kong points of interest as well as plenty of local neighborhoods far off the mainstream tourist map.

A portfolio of cherished pictorial memories.

You can count on plenty of vibrant local street culture. You can also expect a smattering of delectable local street snacking coupled with my entertaining NYC cab driver style of commentary along the way.

The entrance gate to Wong Tai Sin Temple.

As my Mom and Dad used to say, if you truly want to understand a culture you have to look at how the people eat, pray and trade. That means, among other things, neighborhood street life, local street markets, yummy street food/local eateries and all manner of local temples and shrines.

My Premium Hong Kong cultural tours are strictly private and carefully formulated to meet your personal specifications and to cover the maximum practicable itinerary in the elected time frame.

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A full day tour is my most popular tour. It is 8 hours and covers a wide figure 8 loop through Kowloon, crossing Victoria Harbor, next covering historic Central on Hong Kong Island and the absolute best vantage point on Victoria Peak. We also make a local lunch or snack stop along the way. In 8 hours I can deliver a holistic presentation of colonial and modern day Hong Kong.

Everyone receives my personal attention.

The half day tour is 4-5 hours. I always endeavor to cover as much ground as possible. But simply as a matter of time and geography it is impossible for me to cover the same territory as the whole day tour.

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Cities are fragile constructions, fluid realities; like a precipitate, they’re the result of a constellation of elements converging at a given moment in time.
— Philippe Pons--Macau
  A bit of raw Cantonese street culture circa 1950's.  This street looks substantially the same today. A quintessential example of "messy urbanism" and a street photographer's wet dream.    

A bit of raw Cantonese street culture circa 1950's.  This street looks substantially the same today. A quintessential example of "messy urbanism" and a street photographer's wet dream.

 

For reference, Kowloon Peninsula is best for experiencing the raw Cantonese street culture of Hong Kong that I love to share. There are many lively old neighborhoods and local markets that have not yet been conquered by Starbucks and real estate developers. Hong Kong Island is essential for understanding modern Hong Kong, its early history and development as a British Colony. While there are still some interesting old Chinese neighborhoods. It requires a bit more imagination given the amount of runaway gentrification. nevertheless, Honk Kong Island is where you will find magnificent Victoria Peak!

  All of my tours begin with a bit of history and geography to provide bearing and context.

All of my tours begin with a bit of history and geography to provide bearing and context.

In either case, I have an entertaining cultural, historic and current socio-economic presentation which I pass along in order to help you integrate the Hong Kong "big picture".

Sampling the Hong Kong street snack Big Ten.

And speaking of pictures, since I am a professional photographer, I am always happy to take plenty of pictures of your group along the way as well as to point out all of the best shots.

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I have done over 300 tours in 2 years. So I know how to fit everything in.

If you have any questions, don't be shy and remember to inquire about a day excursion to wonderful Old Portuguese Macau.

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“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.”
— Nury Vittachi, Hong Kong: The City of Dreams
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