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Private Half-Day Real Hong Kong Walking Tour

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As featured in Lonely Planet, BBC, The Sunday Province, etc! The Real Hong Kong Tour is an award-winning 4-hour, private walking tour of Hong Kong's Central and Western District. Join your local expert to discover real Hong Kong in the most honest and entertaining way possible. Have you wondered what a local thinks of Hong Kong and how do they live? This tour is perfect if you wish to escape from the tourist bubble for some moments to learn – through observation, participation and lots of fun – about the people who live here!
  • 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

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Expert commentary & local insights
  • English-speaking, licensed tour guide
  • Private tour
  • 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)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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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Reviewed 23 July 2019

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Emily K
BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Big Foot Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 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...More

Reviewed 18 June 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Big Foot Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 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?...More

Reviewed 18 June 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Big Foot Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 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...More

Reviewed 17 June 2019

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.More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Big Foot Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 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...More

Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ashley R
BigFootTour_HK, Owner at Big Foot Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 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...More

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