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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong

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  • Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5352HKUD
Discover Hong Kong’s colonial past and cosmopolitan present on this walking tour through the city streets. From the bustling pace of Central (the business district) to the serenity of Hong Kong Park, you’ll learn all about Hong Kong’s rich history. On this small-group walking tour, with a maximum of 12 passengers, your guide will take you to visit Possession Point, the Fringe Club and the Blooming Bauhinia sculpture.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Small-group tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Formerly a British outpost and now reunited with the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong has had an interesting history that unfolds on its streets. Start your small-group walking tour at Possession Point, the area where the British took hold of Hong Kong in 1841. Witness the rampant urbanization of this city as your guide recounts the history of this site that was once part of a shoreline. Continue along to the Sheung Wan district and take the Sun-Yat Sen historical trail to gain insight into the life of the founding father of China.

Then make your way back to Central and see the buildings that comprise the city’s administration center, including the Central police station and Victorian Prison Compound, Hong Kong’s first prison.

Stop by the Fringe Club, a low-rise brick and stucco building, renowned for displaying the work of young emerging artists and serving as a hub for contemporary art. Amble down the granite Duddell Street Steps and pass by Hong Kong’s only remaining gas lamps as you pass by many of Central's most popular landmarks, such as the Legislative Council building, the Cenotaph, Statue Square and the Court of Final Appeal Building. Then visit St. John’s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican church in Asia.

Walk to Hong Kong Park to stop by the Flagstaff House to admire the British architecture and view the impressive display of antique tea ware inside. Next door, see the new Government's Headquarter's Complex where the ministers, legislators and civil servants overlook the city's famed Victoria Harbour.

Head to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on the Wan Chai waterfront, famous for being the location where the 1997 Hong Kong handover ceremony took place. See the Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture, a gift from the People’s Republic of China to celebrate the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Your tour finishes here, and you are free to explore the waterfront area or return back to the center of the city.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Sheung Wan MTR Station, Exit B
Departure Time:
10am
Return Details:
Concludes at Admiralty MTR station

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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong

Fringe Club

Inclusions:
  • Expert commentary
  • English-speaking guide
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jordan, Australia, May 2014

An interesting and enjoyable time that was invaluable for the rest of my week. As I went about Hong Kong I was able to recognise where I was and share interesting information with my business colleagues and friends. The tour was well-paced and flexible so that we covered a lot of ground and saw a lot of different things but, Jennifer as excellent at adapting to the changing pedestrian traffic and the weather. It threatened rain all day but, we were never caught out when it fell.
Jennifer was personable, friendly and very well informed. I learned about history, culture and colloquial life in Hong Kong. For example, I learned about the influence of feng shui on the placement, orientation and design of buildings by the biggest banks. Even more entertaining was to hear how new buildings by the mainland Chinese used feng shui to challenge Hong Kong skyline landmarks and then how those buildings were modified to respond. This is just one example of the sort of local knowledge, combining politics, culture, superstition, philosophy and history, which really helps one gain an insight into life in Hong Kong.
If you prefer to see life from the street than through the window of a bus then this is the tour for you. If you are lucky enough to get Jennifer as your guide then that will be a wonderful bonus.

Reviewed by: betsy, March 2014

Really interesting to learn about the history of Hong Kong. Hong Kong island is both historically fascinating and beautiful with all the wonderful parks and gorgeous buildings. Great day with Danny--a very interesting and well informed guide who treated us to a fabulous day seeing the city..

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Tour code: 5352HKUD