Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island | La Vacanza Travel

Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR

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  • 4 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This private food tour of Hong Kong with a private guide includes five foodie stops where you'll sample authentic Cantonese cuisine. Taste dim sum, wonton noodle soup, traditionally roasted meat, milk tea, and an egg tart, all eaten at local restaurants. Learn about the city's mix of British and Chinese heritage, from Guangzhou influences to Western favorites.

Meet your private guide in the morning in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong Island and follow on foot to a nearby restaurant. Arrive hungry, as you'll start the day with a traditional dim sum (yum cha) breakfast in a decades-old teahouse with a lively atmosphere. Find yourself transported back to a bygone era as you sample authentic dumplings still served via trolley.

Your next stop is a family-run wonton noodle shop, established in the 1960s and recommended by the Michelin Guide. Bite into this local specialty, a dish that only a true master can perfect. Then it's time for a cup of milk tea, perhaps the most pervasive legacy of Hong Kong's former British rule.

Next, travel aboard the Ding Ding (the Hong Kong tramway; own expense) to another family-run restaurant, which dates back to the pre-20th century Qing Dynasty and is renowned for its char siu. You're served a mixture of roasted meats, cooked in the traditional style and served with rice and homemade sauces.

Finish at a well-established bakery, a personal favorite of a former Hong Kong governor. Sink your teeth into an egg tart, or dan tat in Cantonese, another Chinese version of an English pastry — the custard tart.

In between visits to these eateries in Sheung Wan, Central, and Wan Chai, stop by a dried seafood shop for a look at ingredients traditionally used in soups, a Chinese medicine shop originating from 1940s, and Hong Kong’s oldest wet market. At the end of your food tour, your guide will explain how to get back to your hotel or give recommendations and directions to another point of interest.

Hotel pick-ups can be arranged.

  • Food on the tour include: variety of dim sum, milk tea, wonton noodle, BBQ meat and Egg tart
  • Professional guide
  • Drink: Traditional milk tea
  • Tasting assorted candies and local snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hong Kong Hennessy Road

  • Gratuities
  • Please note that if you book a 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.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (unless booked a 5 hour with pick up included)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Do not eat breakfast before the tour, bring your appetite!
  • Please bring a camera
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarians or people with seafood allergies
  • Please also inform us if you are travelling with children.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Upon booking you will be sent easy-to-follow directions on how to get to the meeting point in the Sheung Wan district
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

28 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from ALL hotels in Hong Kong. A surcharge applies for airport pick up (layover tour), pick up from airport Hotels/ Disney Hotel/ New Territories including Shatin. Please contact us for details and payment.


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


  • Kai Tak
  • Ocean Terminal @ Harbour City

Return Details

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Voucher info

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


4 hours

User's Reviews


16 Nov, 2023

Our recent private food tour in Hong Kong with the fantastic guide Ivy was extraordinary! From the first moment we met, Ivy's friendliness and passion for her city's culinary delights were palpable, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. Ivy, a true local with extensive knowledge of Hong Kong's food scene, took us on an enlightening and incredibly delicious gastronomic journey. She effortlessly navigated the bustling streets, leading us (a couple) to hidden gems and authentic eateries that we would never have discovered on our own. Ivy's insights into each dish's history and cultural significance added an extra layer of depth to the experience. Evidently, she took pride in sharing her heritage, weaving stories that made the food come alive. As we savored each bite, Ivy's anecdotes enhanced our understanding and appreciation of Hong Kong's rich culinary heritage. Beyond her expertise, Ivy's infectious enthusiasm and genuine love for her city made the tour an absolute joy. Her friendly demeanor and willingness to answer our myriad questions created an atmosphere of camaraderie, turning what could have been a typical tour into an engaging conversation with a knowledgeable friend. The pacing of the tour was perfect, allowing us to savor each dish without feeling rushed. Ivy's thoughtful arrangements ensured a seamless experience, from navigating crowded markets to finding the best seats in tiny local eateries. Her attention to detail and commitment to providing a top-notch experience were evident at every turn. In conclusion, if you're looking for a private food tour beyond the ordinary, look no further than Ivy in Hong Kong. Her expertise, warmth, and genuine passion for sharing the culinary wonders of her city create an unparalleled experience that will leave you with a newfound love for Hong Kong's food scene. This tour was a highlight of our trip, and we can't recommend Ivy highly enough. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure with this fantastic guide!


14 Nov, 2023

Excellent Tour! Our guide Ivy was great - she was local, friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurants visited were local favorites, the food was very yummy - the char siu pork was my favorite! We learned a lot about the Hong Kong food culture. Excellent tour - highly recommend!


05 Nov, 2023

We had Ivy lead our small group food tour. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited places we would never have found ourselves and all the food eaten was delicious. Highly recommended.


21 Oct, 2023

My favorite part was the dim sum for breakfast. The good and atmosphere were great. Mel was the best tour guide of all time. He knew so much, his English was really good. He is probably your best tour guide so test him well


24 Sep, 2023

We have just returned from a holiday to Hong Kong and one of the highlights of the trip was our food tour with Mel. Mel was a wonderful guide: he is engaging, professional and knowledgeable, and he made the tour very entertaining and interesting for our 7 year old and 11 year old daughters. Despite having lived in Hong Kong previously, we saw a side of the local food culture with Mel that we had never experienced before. After touring some local dried seafood and local medicine shops (our brief to Mel was "the more unusual the better"), we stopped at a tea shop where we enjoyed a traditional tea ceremony. We then moved on to a barbecue meat restaurant to try an assortment barbecue meats, noodles, rice and local drinks. Mel then found a couple of stores specialising in desserts requested by our daughters: egg waffles and egg tarts - both were delicious! We walked through a traditional wet market showcasing very fresh produce and ended at a Michelin-rated dim sum restaurant which served wonderful dumplings and another dish that our girls wanted to try, chicken feet. All in all, this food tour was a thoroughly enjoyable way to experience a more authentic Hong Kong. We would highly recommend Mel and the tour to anyone!

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