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

Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour

Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 52730P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
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
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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. Please note that this will take up some of your sightseeing time. That said, as part of the tour, your tour guide will then help you to get orientated with Hong Kong's MTR system.
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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. Please note that this will take up some of your sightseeing time. That said, as part of the tour, your tour guide will then help you to get orientated with Hong Kong's MTR system.
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Statue Square
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Big Foot Tour
  • 1
    Statue Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mid-levels Escalator
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Soho
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Graham Street Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Man Mo Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Cat Street Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Western District
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Emily K
2 contributions
Great tour and awesome cultural information
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 a tour guide in Mainland China because they are so highly regulated, so this was a refreshing change! We learned so much about the culture in Hong Kong, which is my favorite. If you like learning about current culture and food, this is the tour for you! Honestly, I can only see so many temples in Asia before they all start looking the same. This tour was different! Maggie did take us in a Taoist Temple which was different from the Buddhist ones and also very interesting because she explained all the rituals in great detail. She took us to a couple of awesome food places (local, not touristy) to try Hong Kong French Toast, Egg Tart, and tea. Everything was excellent! We also loved touring the local food markets, with all the crazy and different food for sale (ie pig's head and cut up fish with the heart that was still beating!) She explained the herbalist doctors and what they do. We sort of booked this tour last minute, but it was my favorite thing we did in Hong Kong!
Written 23 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 23 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jwalm
Peregian Beach, Australia3 contributions
The old and the new on this fabulous walking tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 with plenty of stops and we finished with a ride on a double decker tram. Thank you Ivan. I can highly recommend this tour.
Written 18 June 2019
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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!
Written 23 July 2019
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Brian K
Beverley, UK209 contributions
Excellent Walking Tour
Apr 2019 • Friends
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 HK resident was brilliant at showing us places we wouldn't have seen and, more importantly, explaining the culture and history around the places we were taken too (including some very out of the way and authentic HK eateries. Would highly recommend.
Written 17 June 2019
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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!
Written 23 July 2019
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awhtjio
1 contribution
Fun and informative overview of HK
Apr 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 16 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 23 July 2019
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Ashley R
Boise, ID4 contributions
Amazing time
May 2019 • Couples
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 recommend!
Written 30 May 2019
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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!
Written 23 July 2019
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paulinesmith2016
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
a great way to get to know Hong Kong
May 2019 • Friends
we had a great couple of hours on our first day with Celia from Big Foot Tours. she is so knowledgeable and gave us good insight into the local scene and introduced us to the food and showed us around Central. she assisted us with finding our feet and afterwards we could get around, taking the bus,MTR, ferry and eating at local places. was the best decision ever.
Written 20 May 2019
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Thank you, Paulinesmith2016. Your review certainly made our day, especially Celia's! We can't say this enough, but every guest of Big Foot Tour is not just merely a customer, but a special friend of ours. We love keeping our walks light-hearted, happy and intimate. As fellow foodies ourselves, we also enjoy guiding our guests to eateries that are well-loved by locals (read: no tourist trips nor overpriced food). Thank you so much for letting us be part of your first trip to Hong Kong! Celia sends her regards and hopes you enjoyed the rest of your trip!
Written 23 July 2019
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charyl r
10 contributions
Maggie ROCKED!
May 2019 • Couples
Our guide, Maggie, was superlative. We went with her for a walking tour of the mid-levels in Hong Kong and learned so much. Her depth of knowledge was incredible. She explained culture, architecture, food and religion. She took us to a tiny tea shop that we would never have found with the guide books and we were able to try the superlative Hong Kong French toast. We traveled past open air markets and she explained how the butchers and the fish mongers were selling their foods. We got to see the dried foods; from dried squid to dried sea cucumbers to dried fruits. Fascinating! Maggie expanded our horizons so much with her stories and facts. She was so pleasant. I thought that we had 'done' Hong Kong in the few days before going on a tour with Maggie. We found out that we had just scratched the surface. Our only regrets are that we did not go out with Maggie earlier in our stay and that we only went for a few hours. Thank you, Maggie!
Written 16 May 2019
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Thank you, Charyl R, for allowing us to share with you our passion for Hong Kong. Yes, Maggie certainly has lots of enthusiasm! She has been in the travel industry for more than 25 years and always fancy meeting travelers who are keen to to have an insider look into her city! Did you have a good Dim Sum lunch after the tour? We hope you like the view at the Peak too, especially at our secret spot. It's definitely one of our favourite places for a panorama view of Hong Kong's charming skyline! Psst.. For tips on beating the crowd to Victoria Peak, you can find the article link at our blog. More details on our main website and Facebook Page (bigfoottour).
Written 23 July 2019
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viv
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Hong Kong in a day
Apr 2019 • Friends
Ivan was our tour guide for this tour, and he was most helpful and most informative. He ensured we would know how to get around on our own - helped us with the transport and gave us an excellent tour and overview of Hong Kong. I would highly recommend this tour to any first time visitor to Hong Kong.
Written 15 May 2019
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Thank you, Vivvh. For our guests who have only a short stay in Hong Kong, we love to help by providing a concise overview of Hong Kong through our Real Hong Kong Tour. By immersing our guests in a real Hong Kong environment, sharing our local cultures as well as highlighting the challenges that Hong Kong faces, we provide an insider's perspective of this dynamic city. We look forward to the day when you visit Hong Kong again as we can't wait to share more hidden gems and interesting stories!
Written 23 July 2019
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Rooey
5 contributions
Excellent Tour and Guide
Apr 2019 • Couples
We highly recommend this tour and Ivan as a guide. He gave us wonderful local insights and history. He took us to places we would not have seen or appreciated on our own.
Written 27 April 2019
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Thank you, Mark R. We are simply delighted to be given the chance to show you around. Ivan had a wonderful time too, especially hearing about your memories of our old Kai Tak Airport. Hong Kong has changed a lot since, isn't it? Do let us know when you visit Hong Kong again. I'm sure we have lots more stories and personal recommendations to share with you!
Written 14 May 2019
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Charles954
Fort Lauderdale, FL124 contributions
What An Amazing Day!
Mar 2019 • Solo
Thank You so very much!! My first trip to Asia and Hong Kong, and it was an incredible adventure! Arriving late yesterday, I scheduled my tour for 14:00-18:00. Ski, from Big Foot Tour was very accommodating for a later-day-tour. Emails were very informational - where to meet, how to get there, and what my tour would entail. Ivan was a delightful tour-guide. Very knowledge and comprehensive. He has a great sense of humor, and infused his personal life of being from HK into the tour. I can look back at my pictures and think so fondly of my first 24-hours! Thank you, Big Foot Tour. And immense thanks to Ivan, too!
Written 18 March 2019
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Thank you, Charles L, for trusting us with your precious time in Hong Kong. We are very flattered by your kind words! We can't say this enough, but every guest is always a special friend of ours and we love doing all we can to ensure that you have the best tour experience in Hong Kong. It's also lovely to know that you have captured many beautiful moments through the photos! We hope you'll visit Hong Kong soon again, as there is so much more fascinating local sights to share with you. Till then, stay in touch! P.S. Please check out our main website for more details on our private walking tours. We reply to emails very promptly - do check your Spam folder as our emails often lands up there though!
Written 2 April 2019
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adelstoc
adelstoc
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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
robinschofield
robinschofield
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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
rburket3
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
sw197le
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
156gerardm
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
Vicki86001
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
LPevans
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
danwalmsley
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
986barbarae
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
347alexandrak
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
GregRNYC
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
Laurel U
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
535michellev
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
eileenr528
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
Monica S
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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