Small-Group Walking Tour: Old Vs New Hong Kong

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Sheung Wan Station, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  • Return Details :
    MTR Hong Kong Station, Central, Hong Kong
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this small-group walking tour, immerse yourself in Hong Kongs diverse history and culture by journeying through both old and new Hong Kong. With your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide, explore small, traditional markets and antique shops before marveling at the bustling commercial and industrial hubs dotted with towering skyscrapers. As you walk through the city, learn about the intermingling of old conventions and new institutions that form Hong Kongs fascinating culture.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

After meeting your guide at a central location in Hong Kong, begin your tour by exploring some of the citys oldest and most unique markets to get acquainted with the citys humble trade and fishing community.
First, enter the Western Market, the oldest surviving market building in Hong Kong. Inside this Edwardian-style building, see fabric stores, bakeries and dessert shops, cafs and souvenir shops. Continue to the markets along Wing Lok Street and Bonham Strand West, which sell prized, luxurious items like ginseng.
Afterward, follow your guide to Ko Shing Street (also called Herbal Medicine Street), a retail and wholesale center for Hong Kongs herbal medicine. Walk along the pathways and learn about the wide selection of Chinese herbs offered here.
A 20-minute walk will take you to Hollywood Road (Antique Street), where you will find specialty shops and curio stalls selling everything from Chinese furniture and porcelain wares to Buddha idols and collectible coins. Venture onto Cat Street and browse stalls selling rare and exquisite products such as jade and silk.
Continue along Tai Ping Shan Street to discover an interesting fusion of tradition with modernity. See contemporary boutiques and cafs built against the backdrop of one of the citys oldest neighborhoods, providing a unique historical narrative.
Nearby, walk to the base of the Central Escalators (also called the Mid-Levels Escalators), the worlds longest outdoor escalator system, covering a distance of nearly 2,600 feet (800 meters). Hop on and experience this cool way of getting to the Central district in Hong Kong!
When you reach this central business district, see towering skyscrapers housing international corporations. As you follow your guide on a walk, marvel at the immensity of buildings such as the Bank of China Tower and the International Finance Center, and learn how the construction and organization of these buildings follow traditions of feng shui-oriented art and architecture.

Note: Travel start from January 1st, 2016, you will visit another highlight of your Hong Kong tour, this will no doubt be a visit to the newly opened PMQ; the former Police Married Quarters has been transformed into the designer hub of the city. Young brands and independent designers showcase and sell their products in the old dormitory units in the heart of the city, while paying a subsidised rate. PMQ is the last word on cool in Hong Kong town. We dare you to see if something doesnt catch your eye here!

Inclusions

Small-group walking tour

English-speaking guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved; walking distance is approximately 4 miles (7 km). Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if youll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Nov-2019

    The tour provided much insight into Hong Kong that I found to be very interesting and educational. Danny the guide was very insightful and conducted a great tour-its a great way to see the city and understand where you are.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We highly recommend this tour. The best way to see/feel HK is on foot. Danny is a local and an excellent docent. He is open to any questions at all about HK, medicine, religion,history, Kung Fu. A mine of information! A very fascinating, interesting tour, heartily recommended.

  • 26-Oct-2018

    Danny was a great guide. The tour really showed us how the city has grown and changed over the last 150 years and the part about Chinese herb medicine was fascinating. Highly recommended.

  • 18-Mar-2018

    Great guide

  • 21-Feb-2018

    Interesting insight into areas of Hong Kong that we would not otherwise have found

  • 18-Feb-2018

    What a great way to spend the afternoon. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts I would have loved to have been able to do another tour with him. We had 2 stops where we had free time to do some shopping - was great for me but may not be what everyone is looking for in a walking tour. I was nervous about finding the meeting spot since it was the exit to a subway stop but ended up being very easy.

  • 01-Jan-2018

    Was a great way to see some of Hong Kong in the short time I had there and learn some of the history and how the area has developed.

  • 30-Dec-2016

    We highly recommend this tour! You have not really seen the city until you have walked with Danny, our tour guide, through the backstreets of old and modern Hong Kong. He showed us a herbal medicine garden, a local food market, a place where up and coming artists and designer display and sell their work, and so many others stops, until we reached the most modern part of the city, the finantial district. Danny is a well traveled, well educated local that is able to help you understand what this beautiful country is about. He is a walking Encyclopedia. Furthermore, he is such a pleasent and easy person to be around, making this tour fly by, even when we spent more than three hours walking with him.

  • 15-Dec-2016

    Was a good introduction to the city

  • 28-Jan-2016

    Danny was an amazing guide! He was knowledgeable and showed us things we wouldn't see on our own. Highly recommended!

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