Private Expert-led History of Hong Kong Tour

Private Expert-led History of Hong Kong Tour

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      Hong Kong, China
      3 Hours
      Moderate
      Shore Excursion
      From (USD)
      $ 321
      • More than a guide: Even by GoBe standards, your tour leader is special. Known as a "docent" (that's Latin for teacher), this Ph.D. and M.A.-level scholar-guide will share insider secrets and insights that make the difference between seeing Hong Kong and understanding it.
      • Your group, your tour: Choose a preferred departure time, set your own pace, and customize a walk itinerary that's in step with the passions of your small (up to 6) party. Even the tour's length (usually about three hours) is flexible.
      • Central district: Close to Victoria Harbor, this has been Hong Kong's trade, finance, and consulate center since the earliest British colonial days of the 1800s. Skyrocketing land values have left heritage buildings scarce, but you'll view some – like the former Legislative Council Building and St. John's Cathedral. And visit Statue Square, once lined with statues of British Royalty, now lined with modern business skyscrapers.
      • Victoria Gaol: Your amble through Central also ventures into smaller streets where the city's traditional Cantonese character shines through, and stops by Old Bailey Street to take in Hong Kong's oldest prison, now a monument.
      • Ride the mid-levels escalators: You'll take a spin on the world's longest outdoor escalator system – climbing some 440 feet (and several social strata) to connect the Central and Western districts of this steep, densely populated metropolis.
      • Sheung Wan district: In this trending neighborhood, East and West meet face to face as hip cafes and antique boutiques share the scene with traditional Chinese herbalists and medicine shops.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to Statue Square, Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong. Meet your guide to the right side of the statue of Sir Thomas Jackson (only standing statue in the square). Exit K of Central MTR station leads right out to Statue Square.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at Hello@GoBe.com.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly, Private Tour

      Transportation used

      Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.

      Included amenities

      Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide

      Tour ID

      PP-ASA-HKG-HONG-EN-2004

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      If you use a folding wheelchair, we'll do our best to accommodate you with at least 7 days of advanced notice, providing you have someone along to assist you. Email us at Hello@GoBe.com. Accessibility at all venues cannot be guaranteed.

      Special comments

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      You cannot participate in this tour if you have not sent your passport number and name beforehand. Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide. No shows are treated as last-minute cancelations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.

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      Hong Kong, China
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID
      Bring money
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat

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