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Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour provided by Big Foot Tour

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Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour

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Overview
With its spectacular skyline and legendary food scene, the former British colony of Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most beloved cities. But, this popular destination still holds some secrets. Skip the tourist sites on this insider’s walking tour, where you’ll discover eclectic neighborhoods like Statue Square and Cat Street Market—and get to know a side of the city that is usually reserved for locals.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Statue Square
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Big Foot Tour
  • 1
    Statue Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Mid-levels Escalator
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Soho
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Graham Street Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Man Mo Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    Cat Street Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Western District
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Statue Square
    Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
    The default meeting place is Central MTR Station, Exit K, Street Level at 10am. Your guide will be wearing a badge that says Big Foot Tour.  IMPORTANT: If you had opted for hotel pickup, your guide will meet you directly at your hotel lobby at 10am, before setting out to Central Station together.
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Highlights
  • An insider's walking tour of Hong Kong
  • Discover off-the-beaten-track markets, temples, and shops
  • Learn about the city's fascinating history from a local
  • Taste your way through authentic food stalls (own expense)
What to Expect
Your guide will meet you at the Central MTR station, where you’ll get ready to begin your neighborhood walking tour. Skipping crowds of tourists at popular sites, you’ll be directed to under-the-radar attractions like Statue Square, a picturesque remnant of British-rule with its bust of Queen Victoria. Enrich your experience of the city with your guide’s insider knowledge. Learning about the art of feng shui and the everyday lives of real Hong Kong residents, you’ll discover the city’s overlooked gems with visits to Cat Street Market—a treasure trove of antiques—and authentic eateries. Get a taste of traditional culture by browsing through a Chinese medicine market and load up on local delicacies at the city’s fresh food stalls. During this quirky, off-the-beaten-track 4-hour tour, you’ll also take a ride on one of the world’s longest escalators. Your walk will be topped off with a visit to Man Mo, a one-of-a-kind 19th-century Taoist temple dedicated to the gods of literature.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Statue Square, Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Expert commentary & local insights
  • English-speaking, licensed tour guide
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (if any)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions (if any)
  • Based on our experience, our customers tend to spend around HK$150 per person in the 4-hour real Hong Kong tour
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, including children
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (i.e. around 4 kilometers with some steep slopes or steps to manage)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Emily K wrote a review Jul 2019
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We had such a great "behind the scenes" tour of local places in Central and Western Districts of HK. Maggie was just awesome! It was ridiculously hot, of course that was partly our fault visiting in mid-July! She answered all my questions honestly - something you can't get from
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thank you, Emily K. Yes, the weather was crazy that day, but both of you were certainly troopers. You've covered lots of ground with Maggie! Hong Kong is an amazing city. Whether you are a first-time visitor, frequent traveler, expats or even locals, there is always something exciting to be discovered. Hole-in-the-wall eateries frequent by locals, interesting stories about Hong Kong, backstreets and hidden gems... we love sharing all these insiders' knowledge during our walks. We can't say this enough, but we are very grateful for this chance to share with you our love for our city! P.S: Yes, we take last-minute bookings. For more information on our walking tours, please contact us directly via our main website. Hope to see you in Hong Kong soon!
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jwalm wrote a review Jun 2019
Peregian Beach, Australia3 contributions
Our guide Ivan took us on a 4 hour walking tour of Central on Hong Kong Island where we saw an amazing array of sights from the towering skyscrapers to the small alley ways with tiny restaurants jam packed with locals and an atmospheric Taoist temple. The pace was easy going
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thank you, Jwalm. Your review certainly made our day! Yes, Ivan definitely has lots of passion for Hong Kong and thoroughly enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge with his guests. Hong Kong has changed a lot since your last visit 30 years ago, isn't it? For our private tours, you can also be assured of our fullest attention and we are more than happy to further customise the itinerary to your pace and interests (e.g. food, history, culture). It's been our greatest pleasure to host you and your family in Hong Kong. Stay in touch! Side note: For the latest information on our Hong Kong walking tours, please visit our main website. You'll also find links to our Facebook (bigfoottour), Instagram (bigfoottour_hk) as well as our blog, where we offer our useful tips on Hong Kong!
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Brian K wrote a review Jun 2019
Beverley, United Kingdom211 contributions131 helpful votes
We booked this tour as a group of 4 adults pretty much last minute and so glad we did. We were only in HK for 2 and a half days and this tour really brought HK Island to life and ensured we got the most out of our limited time there. Maggie our guide was excellent and, being a
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thank you, Brain K, for your warm hands of friendship! As avid travelers ourselves, we know how overwhelming it can be to plan and visit a foreign country - especially one with vastly different cultures. As such, we treasure the chance to be your local friend in Hong Kong. We love to provide a behind-the-scenes look, for example, by highlighting how it feels for a local to live in such a dynamic city. We also can't wait to share with you our insider tips, from hole-in-wall eateries which are well-loved by locals, to our tips and tricks on maximizing your time in Hong Kong. We can't say enough, but we are tremendously grateful for your trust and support in us. We hope you had enjoyed Hong Kong as much as we do!
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awhtjio wrote a review Jun 2019
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Ivan did a great job to give us a local's view of Hong Kong. Opened my eyes to quite a few things I didn't know about.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thank you, Awhtijo. We certainly hope we can surprise you again with more local insights in your next trip to Hong Kong. Hope all of your photos turn out well - Hong Kong's an amazing city of contrast for photography, isn't it? Do share with us your photos when we meet up the next time. It'll be nice to highlight to you what has changed in this city that never sleeps!
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Ashley R wrote a review May 2019
Boise, Idaho4 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I did a private Real Hong Kong walking tour and really enjoyed it. Our guide was Maggie and she was excellent. We saw a good variety of things and her presentations were very informative. She knows so much and is very kind and easy going. Would definitely
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thank you, Ashley R. Our Real Hong Kong Tour has always been our most popular private tour as it provides travelers with a perfect overview of Hong Kong in the most honest and entertaining way possible. Although the tour is based around Central District, we do not focus on shopping. Instead, we love guiding our guests to go beyond the facade of these shopping malls, flashy cars and designer stores. Through observation, participation and lots of fun, we cover a range of topics from history to culture to the everyday life of a local!
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Brilliant intro to Hong Kong with fun and engaging guide
Ivan was our guide this morning. He was born in Kowloon and knows the city, culture and history inside out. He met
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Walking tour of Hong Kong
Fabulous day with Ivan our tour guide- so knowledgeable, professional & genuine. This tour was one of our top memo
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rburket3
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Great Tour!
Hong Kong Walking tour—Ivan was great, learned so much of local information, and had excellent English as well. Wo
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sw197le
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Soon again, please
Booking the tour and getting to the meeting place was super easy. They even would have picked me up from my hotel b
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156gerardm
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Great tour with Ivan
Early June we spent 8 days in Hong Kong. We arrived Friday night and I had booked a Big Foot Walking tour of Kowlo
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Vicki86001
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day tour with Ivan
My daughter and I had an 18 hour layover in Hong Kong en route to South Africa. I decided to hire a tour guide...an
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LPevans
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Ivan was brilliant!
We did the 4 hour tour through Soho and around Hong Kong Island. Ivan was just fabulous. He told interesting storie
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danwalmsley
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A Hong Kong Adventure
Had a fantastic time exploring Hong Kong Island with Ivan on a 4 hour walking tour. I learned about the history of
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986barbarae
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Ivan is #1 Guide
Our recent trip to Hong Kong was made very special by the 4 hours we spent exploring Kowloon with Ivan. I am quite
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347alexandrak
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Ivan was the best!
We did a 4 hour walking tour with Ivan of hong long island and i totally recommend it! He was an amazing tour guide
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GregRNYC
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A great way to learn about Hong Kong history and food!
My wife and I had a great time touring Hong Kong with Celia. She was energetic and very knowledgeable. We learned a
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Laurel U
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April in Hong Kong
Celia was a great tour guide. Especially helpful was that she took us to buy subway tickets and taught us the ins a
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535michellev
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Would do it again
Just this one tour got us up to speed with knowing Hong Kong. Our guide was fantastic, listened to what we liked an
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eileenr528
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Ivan was a wonderful guide and made our Hong Kong visit very memorable
Ivan took us in a 4 hour walking tour which included the new and the old parts of Hong Kong. He was very knowledgea
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Monica S
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Loved Hong Kong!
We had a 7 hour layover in Hong Kong and thought we'd use that time to explore the city! Our guide, Maggie, was so
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