Half Day in Hong Kong with a Local

Goldfish markets, surprising street art, and birdsong in the gardens of Yuen Po.

(15 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $41.25  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Hong Kong is famous for so much, from the staggering view atop Victoria Peak to feasting on street food in Tsim Sha Tsui, and whilst you could never experience everything that this collision of cultures has to offer in just 4 hours, having a local insider to guide you through the maze will help you make the most of it! Munch on some traditional egg tarts at the Ladies’ Market, head for Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, where elderly vendors preen their feathered friends under the restful spell of birdsong or visit Man Ho Temple - the oldest in Hong Kong. Get caught up in the ultra-modern escalator route of Mid-Levels, or skip all the madness and head straight for Governor’s Garden at the Peak. With a local insider, the possibilities are endless!

Where you’ll go

On Hong Kong Island, discover the collision of east and west as your host leads you through the skyscrapers and suits of Central, the city’s gleaming financial district. Blink and you might miss the traditional Chinese junk boat gliding across Victoria Harbor, then head east to neighboring Sheung Wan, a once-residential area where the mood changes drastically. Here, busy locals are packed into traditional cha chan teng streetside eateries on the ground level of Victorian-era buildings and bohemian thrift stores are perused by hipsters. Or perhaps explore Kowloon, the sprawling mainland district and let neon lights guide you along Nathan Road, or perfect your haggling skills in Kowloon’s gritty Mong Kok neighborhood.

  • Spend four hours with a local host exploring the Hong Kong you’d most like to see.

  • See famous hotspots and secret hideaways they don’t show you in guidebooks.

  • Discover Hong Kong neighborhoods and highlights through the eyes of a local expert.

  • Get a taste of the city with your host’s favorite street food stops.

  • Use your host’s wealth of knowledge to plan the rest of your stay.

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs (can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 65 reviews

September 2019

Great tour!

Wai is awesome! He’s extremely knowledgeable about Hong Kong and all of the secrets of the city. He’s accommodating, flexible, and worked with us to create the perfect tour. I was sad that we only had 4 hours with him. I highly recommend using him for your Hong Kong tour!

Review by Pierce L


5 average | 65 reviews

September 2019

The real things about Hong Kong

Thanks to Victor´s knowledge I discovered the real things about Hong Kong, the history, the culture, the tradition unknown for me, really I will back soon to this wonderful city

Review by Luis Alberto P


5 average | 4 reviews

July 2019

Excellent Hong Kong tour with Alfred

Alfred contacted us a couple of days prior with suggestions on how to hit the highlights of Hong Kong in half a day. Boy did he exceed our expectations. We had a great day. Alfred is kind, patient and adapts the tour to your needs (in our case breakfast!). We had a great time. Bring around HK$500 to cover the various transport and food as you'll need it. Alfred took us on a trolley bus, on the metro, in a Sampan boat, up the Peak by cable car, in a taxi and across to Kowloon by Star Ferry. We especially loved our lunch at a Michellin Starred restaurant loved by locals for less than USD$30! Alfred walks briskly - he's very fit - so good level of mobility required. We highly recommend Alfred as a great Hong Kong guide. Thank you Alfred!

Review by Liz L

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