Hong Kong Layover Private 6-Hour Tour by Public Transport

Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Destination: Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
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Overview

This customizable 4 or 6-hour walking tour allows you to make the most of your airport layover by exploring Hong Kong with a private guide. Your guide will meet you at the airport and whisk you into the city in just 30 minutes on the airport express.

This tour combines Hong Kong’s must-see sights with hidden gems. Throughout the tour, you will learn about Hong Kong’s culture, customs, history and local way of life. Feeling hungry? How about a local dim sum experience? Thirsty? How about a cocktail in a rooftop bar?  It sure beats sitting in the airport, doesn't it!

Your tour is flexible and will be paced to your speed and requirements. Simply indicate your interests and then enjoy an itinerary specific to you. 

Available in English, French, and Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese. All guides are native speakers.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

If you have 6-hours or more between flights make the most of your time and book a Hong Kong Layover Tour. You will be whisked from Hong Kong International Airport into the city in 30 minutes via the Hong Kong Airport Express. See the best view in the world from Victoria Peak, ride the Star Ferry, enjoy an authentic dim sum brunch with the locals, or maybe have a cocktail in a rooftop bar. It sure beats sitting in the airport, doesn’t it! Simply add an airport pick up to your booking or use our easy to follow instructions and take the Airport Express solo and meet us at the in-town station.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Victoria Harbour, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong 999077 China

Come and experience the energetic Victoria Harbour, the true lifeline of Hong Kong with its constant parade of vessels and breathtaking surrounding scenery.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Peak (The Peak), No.1 Lugard Road, Hong Kong China

Standing at 552m, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. We'll take you on a stroll on a little known lookout point a 15-minute walk and soak in the views of Hong Kong Harbour and the city.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sheung Wan, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Explore the elegant, exotic and hip, the old neighbourhood of Sheung Wan, it is an eclectic blend of shopping experiences dominated by traditional Chinese beliefs and businesses.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Seafood Street, Sheung Wan, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong China

Dried seafood is a common ingredient in Chinese cooking and traditional tonics, and in Hong Kong, this trade is clustered around a section of Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan, commonly known as Dried Seafood Street. Come explore and learn about the medicinal properties of the dried seafood.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cat Street Market, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong China

If you're interested in a piece of rare Ming dynasty furniture, an ancient snuff bottle or a Cultural Revolution propaganda poster, Upper Lascar Row – known as Cat Street – is where you can find such treasures, within its fantastic congregation of antique dealers, curio merchants and art galleries. This is also the place to go for bargains in jade, silk products, embroideries and wooden handicraft items.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hollywood Road, Central and Sheung Wan, Hong Kong China

Check out cool graffitis around the area, navigate past the many historic antique shops and art galleries.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Man Mo Temple, No.124-126 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong China

Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshipped by ambitious students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China.

Built in 1847, this remains the largest Man Mo temple in Hong Kong. To pause for a moment’s respite under its giant hanging incense coils makes for a pleasant contrast with the hectic pace of the nearby financial district.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Graham Street Market, Graham Street, between Queen's Road and Hollywood Road, Hong Kong China

With more than a century’s history, Graham Street Market is a great place to experience life as a local. The sloped street is flanked by food stalls on either side, selling everything from fresh vegetables to live seafood. Along the market, you’ll also find traditional shops selling items that make for great souvenirs. For example, founded in 1917, the Kowloon Soy Company on Graham Street is renowned for its soy sauce made with traditional techniques.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Central, Central, Hong Kong

One of the oldest yet also most dynamic districts in the city, Central and Western District – encompassing the sloped streets and small alleys – encapsulates Hong Kong’s rich and diverse spirit. A place where century-old temples share the same streets as fashion-forward concept stores, or where authentic tea houses coexist with modern art galleries, this colourful neighbourhood is at once old and new while also being proudly local and unmistakably global.

Immensely walkable and brimming with attractions, this neighbourhood is perfect to experience on foot. There’s plenty to discover here, from heritage buildings and art institutions to local eats and fun souvenirs. Whatever your interests are, your guide will lead you to some of the best things that Central has to offer.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mid-levels Escalator, Connaught Road, Central and West Distict, Hong Kong China

Experience Mid-Levels Escalator, the longest outdoor escalator in the world. Enjoy and observe the vibrant city life while you take on a 20-25 minutes ride on the escalator. It is 800 meters in distance and elevates 135 meters up to the hilly areas that end in Conduit Road.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tai Kwun, No.10 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong China

Tai Kwun presents a wide range of heritage, contemporary art, performing arts and lifestyle experiences in the restored and revitalised Central Police Station compound, which comprises three Declared Monuments, the former Central Police Station, the Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. It is the recipient of the Award of Excellence in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2019.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Dr, Central, Hong Kong China

An oasis of green in an urban setting, Hong Kong Park is outstanding in the way its design blends in with the surrounding natural landscape. The park features an aviary, a greenhouse, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, fountains, lily ponds, playgrounds, a restaurant and even a marriage registry. The aviary features more than 80 species of birds in a well-designed tropical ‘rainforest’.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Soho, South of Hollywood Road, Hong Kong China

Referring to the area south of Hollywood Road, SoHo is the multicultural wine, dine and swanky nightlife side of Central. The upmarket bars and exotic restaurants of SoHo’s historic and narrow streets are chic to the extreme.

Come during the day to explore the neighbourhoods attractive fashion boutiques, art galleries and antiques shops. Indulge in lunch and a glass of vino or hang around for sundown, when SoHo really comes into its own.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: International Finance Centre, 1 Harbour View Street, Hong Kong China

Soaring 420 metres above the Central waterfront, this commanding landmark is the tallest building on Hong Kong Island, the second-tallest in the city and one of the tallest in the world. Two IFC was completed in 2003 as part of a complex that includes the upmarket IFC mall and the Four Seasons Hotel, as well as MTR Hong Kong Station, which services the MTR Airport Express and MTR Tung Chung Line.

IFC mall is one of Hong Kong’s most visually appealing shopping destinations. It allows you to complement a relaxing afternoon of shopping with soothing water views, and conclude it with a gourmet meal enjoyed to the backdrop of the glamorous harbour.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Golden Bauhinia Square, Beside Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Wan Chai Beside Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong China

The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover — an occasion that held tremendous significance for the world’s largest nation and that stands out as a landmark event in 20th century history.

The Reunification Monument, which bears inscriptions of the calligraphy of President Jiang Zemin who represented China at the Handover Ceremony. Come and enjoy the pomp and symbolism of the daily Flag-raising Ceremony with beautiful Victoria Harbour as a backdrop.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Instagram Pier in Hong Kong, Connaught Road, West Sai Wan Western District Public Cargo Working Area, Hong Kong China

Catch a ride on Star Ferry, the oldest mode of transportation in Hong Kong. It has been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. Jump on the ferry and enjoy the stunning view of the harbour and the ride.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong China

Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Avenue of Stars, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum. But like most of the love birds and shutterbugs on the promenade, your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle that is the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters of Victoria Harbour.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower, Salisbury Road, Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong China

Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Avenue of the Stars, No.20 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong China

Take a stroll along Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui and soak in the view of the majestic Victoria Harbour.

The Avenue of Stars pays tribute to the names that helped make Hong Kong the ‘Hollywood of the East’. Thanks to the efforts of Hong Kong’s movie industry over the past century, many in Asia and farther afield are familiar with the city’s sights before they’ve even set foot here.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bruce Lee Statue, Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong China

Bruce Lee Statue is located at Avenue of the Stars, it is a glamorous movie theme avenue, complemented perfectly by the splendour of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, of which the promenade also offers spectacular views.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Peninsula Arcade, No.22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui The Penincula Hong Kong, Hong Kong China

The Peninsula Hong Kong — or ‘The Pen’ as it is known locally — is a Hong Kong landmark. A witness to the city’s eventful history, the hotel has been serving guests in style since 1928.

The Peninsula’s fleet of Rolls Royce Silver Shadows is mentioned in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In 2006, 14 long-wheeled base Rolls Royce Phantoms in the hotel’s signature green made the latest update to the fleet and the largest single order placed for Rolls Royce in the company’s history.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong China

Kowloon City is about as diverse as Hong Kong gets. Occupying the eastern half of the Kowloon peninsula, this district spans old neighbourhoods, leafy suburban enclaves, historic sites and the former Kai Tak Airport, which is now being redeveloped into a recreational hub.

In between you’ll find streets that are home to some of Hong Kong’s most robust cultural communities. Little Thailand is a go-to spot for fresh Southeast Asian herbs, fruits and spices, not to mention deliciously spicy meals. There’s also a large community of Chiu Chow people who trace their origins to eastern Guangdong — and in some cases, both Thai and Chiu Chow cultures have merged to create something fascinating and unique.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road,Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong China

Chung King Mansions launched as a beacon of prosperity in the jet-set era Hong Kong. The building’s fame slid into notoriety soon after, and it has lived for 55 years in the spotlight. Many Hong Kong people avoid it, given its reputed sleazy underbelly, or know it only as a multi-story souk offering exotic flavours.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Goldfish Street (Tung Choi Street), No.210 Tung Choi Street, Hong Kong China

Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags.

Feng shui subscribers regard an aquarium of goldfish to be more than just a pretty face: it’s also an auspicious addition to one’s home that can bring good luck, so it’s no surprise that this popular pet trade is even more prominent in Hong Kong.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ladies Market, Tung Choi Street, Hong Kong China

With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs, the Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch on which to practise your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages; however, with watches, cosmetics, bags, home furnishings, CDs and trinkets also up for grabs.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Flower Market Road, Hong Lok Street, Yau Tsim Mong District, Kowloon, Hong Kong China

Immerse yourself in a jungle of exotic blooms and scents in the Flower Market of Hong Kong.

The dozens of shops and wholesalers here sell auspicious blossoms and luck-bringing houseplants to an enthusiastic crowd all year round.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong China

Mong Kok is Hong Kong’s most congested shopping and residential district, but don’t let that scare you away. The neon-bathed historic streets that wind through one of the densest parts of the world are worth visiting - just for the ‘peoplescapes’ alone. It just so happens that the shopping and street food are excellent too.

The neighbourhood includes one of Hong Kong’s most popular markets, the Ladies' Market, and also has a ton of shopping streets, which are a common feature in southern China. Conveniently, these are where a cluster of merchants sell one type of product on a single street. Mong Kok has entire streets and street sections dedicated to the sale of goldfish, flowers, birds, sneakers, and kitchenware.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sham Shui Po District, Sham Shui Po District, Hong Kong

Sham Shui Po is a district of simple pleasures. As a historically blue-collar neighbourhood, this area just north of Boundary Street offers a lot of cheap but cheerful experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the city. Instead of glitzy, glass-panelled skyscrapers, here you’ll find buildings that hide a rich history behind their humble façades. Don’t come here for a fancy gourmet meal. Instead, come here if you want to try Michelin-recommended noodles and snacks that won't make a dent in your pocket. And if you’re planning to do a bit of shopping on your own time, be prepared to spend several hours here, sifting through all the eclectic wares at the open-air street markets.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, 2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong China

Make a wish at Wong Tai Sin Temple, it is said to ‘make every wish come true upon request’! The temple is home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism), its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Nan Lian Garden, No.60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong China

The tranquil Nan Lian Garden is a public park, home to the Golden Pagoda and Red Bridge, built in the style of the Tang dynasty. Its scenic garden is meticulously landscaped over an area of 3.5 hectares, in which every hill, rock, body of water, plant and timber structure has been placed according to specific rules and methods. The hungry might want to try the vegetarian restaurant or teahouse.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chi Lin Nunnery, Chi Lin Rd, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong China

Established in 1934 and renovated in Tang dynasty style (AD 618–907) in 1990, the Chi Lin Nunnery is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture, treasured Buddhist relics and soul-soothing lotus ponds. The complex also includes a series of temple halls, some of which contain gold, clay and wooden statues representing divinities such as the Sakyamuni Buddha and bodhisattvas.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Causeway Bay, East to Wanchai, West to Pak Kok, Hong Kong China

If retail runs through Hong Kong’s arteries, then Causeway Bay is the beating heart that keeps it going. From big-name designer brands piled atop one another in gleaming glass towers to rising stars in street style, fashion feels at home in the district. However, it’s much more than just a shopper’s paradise. Venture beyond the multitude of malls and discover an alluring enclave that’s brimming with character, Hong Kong Island’s largest public park and a rich history tied to its past as a former fishing village.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wan Chai, Hong Kong China

Explore one of the city’s coolest, most dynamic areas, with a heady mix of old and new, and East meets West, and where hip bars and happening restaurants mix with old tenement buildings and hidden temples among the district’s towering skyscrapers.

Best explored on foot, Wan Chai District offers a wealth of heritage hideaways and modern hot spots — be they nightlife, dining, shopping or cultural — that make it an essential stop for any visitor.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Aberdeen, Center of South District, Hong Kong China

Board a sampan, traditional fishing boat, to explore Aberdeen for a fascinating close-up gander at the local fishing community. The rustic lifestyles of these people have remained more or less untouched by modernity, which serves up a sharp contrast to the nearby luxury yachts.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Stanley, Stanley, Hong Kong

It won't take you long before you understand why this sleepy seaside village on Hong Kong Island’s south side is a favourite with foodies and shoppers.

The latter come for the popular Stanley Market; a warren of clothing, accessories and handicrafts; as well as the bright and airy Stanley Plaza. You can also mix sightseeing with shopping by visiting Old Stanley Police Station, a Declared Monument that also serves as a supermarket.

Shopping here is well-complemented by cooling ocean breezes, views of the South China Sea, pubs and watering holes, and a great choice of local and international food.

Flexible tour itinerary designed around your interests. All stops are optional and are 100% customized to your preferences and available time.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Airport pickup and transfer into town via airport express
  • Professional guide
  • Public transportation used during your walking tour (MTR, ferry, tram, bus)
  • Star Ferry
  • Peak Tram
  • Entry/Admission - Victoria Peak (The Peak)
  • Entry/Admission - Instagram Pier in Hong Kong

Exclusions
  • If you elect to use a taxi at any point during your tour the costs are payable by yourself.
  • Please note that if you book an airport hotel pick-up, it is still a walking tour, not a car tour which means that you will be travelling around using the excellent public transport system.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • When you disembark proceed directly to arrivals. If you go to the transit area or lounges you will end up in departures and WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXIT THE AIRPORT FOR YOUR TOUR.
  • All tours takes place as scheduled except under Red/Black storm warning or Typhoon #8 or above. For up-to-date weather information see the Hong Kong Observatory website.
  • Tours will be delivered in English unless requested otherwise at the time of booking.
  • Tours are available in French, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
  • If you wish to buy anything whilst you are in Hong Kong you will need HK$ in cash. Shops and restaurants will not accept US$ or other currencies.
  • If you are visiting Victoria Peak a taxi will cost approximately HK$75 in total to get you up there. As long as the queue is not enormous you will come down on the Peak Tram (included), otherwise, you will need to take a second taxi.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding credit card processing charges. If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 50% refund (excluding any service charge). There are no refunds if you cancel less than 48 hours' notice.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Hong Kong International Airport, 1 Sky Plaza Rd, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

Traveler pickup is offered
Seating area opposite Pret A Manger coffee shop. Hong Kong Airport. Tour information and direction will be sent along with the confirmation email upon booking

Airports

  • Hong Kong Intl Airport, 1 Sky Plaza Road, Hong Kong China



Departure Time

One hour after your flight lands.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 to 6 hours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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