Escape the Airport: See Hong Kong on Your Layover

Victoria Peak, a Goldfish Market and an excellent dining companion (we’re not biased).

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $89.13  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Whether it’s regional food, natural beauty or flourishing consumerism you’re after, our local insiders know exactly where to take you in a hurry. Gawk in wonder at glittering skyscrapers in the heart of the city, or feel like you’re on top of the world from new perspectives on Victoria Peak. Treat your tastebuds to oriental fusion with local picks like fish balls, egg tarts and pineapple buns, all the while uncovering hidden secrets along the network of streets in Sham Shui Po, a working-class area where locals hustle daily, and in Mong Kok, the touristy suburb where you can shop till you drop. If you run out of steam, put an end to your frenzied foray with some downtime on Lantau Island, southwest of the city, where a colossal buddha oversees epic natural beauty and quaint fishing villages steeped in centuries of history.

Where you’ll go

Want to escape your boring layover? Let’s go! Hong Kong is a melting pot in the purest meaning of the phrase. Throw yourself into this grand metropolis with one of our local experts, who will help you make the most of whatever time you have, no matter how fleeting your visit. You could get lost among the stunning skyscrapers in Central, the fast-paced neighborhood in the north of Hong Kong Island which hugs Victoria Harbor - don’t miss those views! Or what about Kowloon, a large district on the mainland where you’ll find authentic street eats and frenetic local markets. Luckily for you, Hong Kong is one compact and megadiverse destination, and your host knows exactly where to take you - and how to get you back to the airport on time!

  • Don't waste your layover in Hong Kong waiting at the airport - get out and explore the city

  • With a local insider to help you make the most of your time, experience a whirlwind tour of Hong Kong

  • Swap airport food for the real deal, like Yangzhou fried rice or fish balls in a market

  • Explore a district which suits your interests and the time you have available

  • Your local host will get you back to the airport in time for your connecting flight!

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized itinerary
  • 8 hours with a host (including travel time) - this can be customised - just get in touch
  • Pick-up from Hong Kong International Airport & transfers into the city by Airport Express train
  • Drop off at the Airport Express train platform that takes you back to the airport
  • 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 other than airport transfers
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 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.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

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Reviews for this experience

HONG KONG, ESCAPE THE AIRPORT: SEE HONG KONG ON YOUR LAYOVERWai Lok

5 average | 65 reviews

June 2019

Layover turned Ultimate Family Adventure

The Hong Kong Layover, that became a cultural experience for the whole family! Deciding last minute to extend our layover from Bali to Toronto, we wanted to see and learn more. Not knowing the language, the city, or it's people we knew we needed a guide. Also traveling with our son who is 7 sometimes calls for sensitive planning and on the fly decision making. Lucky for us, Our travel advisor at Vision Travel booked us in with Victor. And it was seamless from start to finish! To our delight, he communicated with us prior to our stay regarding our personal wants and needs. In a place, we didn't know we needed to get to know, Victor knew just where to go, and what to do. He has such a strong understanding of Hong Kong's history and culture, that my husband was entranced, and there wasn't a topic that Victor could not speak to. He truly knows where to stop, and uses technology to visually show the development of the surrounding city and its infrastructure, while weaving in applicable stories, and interesting facts. My son was also drawn in by his friendly and fun character and may have learned more then he thinks. This walking tour was so much more then we had expected, and has become some of our fondest 'culturally enriched' family memories. Victor will surely bring a heightened perspective to your visit, we would definitely go back to spend the day laughing and learning. I would highly recommend booking, Victor is a Gem!

Review by Meghan L

HONG KONG, ESCAPE THE AIRPORT: SEE HONG KONG ON YOUR LAYOVERJacky

5 average | 6 reviews

January 2019

Informative

Very good, organised and informative.

Review by Andrew S

HONG KONG, ESCAPE THE AIRPORT: SEE HONG KONG ON YOUR LAYOVERAlex

5 average | 7 reviews

August 2017

Amazing tour and very smart & flexible guide

Unforgettable tour, incredible places and very good insider tips;-)! Alexandre is an excellent guide, flexible and smart. REALLY GREAT EXPERIENCE!!

Review by Veronika S

Reviews for Hong Kong

HONG KONG, EXPLORE THE TRENDY SHEUNG WAN NEIGHBORHOOD

September 2019

Melissa was a great tour guide

She really tailored our tour to things that interest us - street art, local breweries, beautiful parks, and so on. She also shared her experience of life in Hong Kong and being a Hing among-er-allowing is a glimpse into the great city. Sheung wan is a beautiful old part of HK.

Review by Rosie B

HONG KONG, HALF DAY IN HONG KONG WITH A LOCAL

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

HONG KONG, HONG KONG: FROM VICTORIA PEAK TO LANTAU ISLAND

September 2019

Amazing Hong Kong - Thanks Victor

I was looking for personalised guided tours in Hong Kong. I was really struggling to find a company/guide I was happy with and could speak to over the phone. I found City Unscripted, they were just the best organisers and understood what I was looking for. They made the booking (very efficient) and allocated Victor as the host. Victor was just the best guide, he was attentive, really really knew his stuff and it was truly amazing, We covered quite a lot and he took to an observation deck before putting on the star ferry back to the hotel. The observation desk is a hidden gem. He didn't leave anything to chance, he planned the day so well and connected a few days before to see if were ok with it. City Unscripted - thank you. Victor an even bigger thank you.

Review by Sahira U

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