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


30 Apr, 2023

A huge thanks to Mel and the Hello HK team. We had a great time on the food tour, Mel was so knowledgeable and friendly to talk to we enjoyed every second of it. Do take notice of the instructions to not have breakfast, you’ll end up completely stuffed regardless! I’d also recommend only having a light dinner the day before.


17 Apr, 2023

This is a great tour for tourists and I will recommend this tour for my friend who recently moved to Hong Kong. It was wonderful trying places that we would have never gone to including our favorite: Dim Sum! Jane was an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. Perfect tour length and we felt satisfyingly full after :) after 3 tours in Hong Kong, this one ended up being our favorite.


06 Nov, 2021

We had the most incredible tour and will definitely be doing it again soon!!! Thank you very much for the wonderful experience. When things open up and our friends and families can come over we will be booking this tour for each of them!


29 Sep, 2021

This tour exceeded expectations! Our guide Mel was extremely knowledgeable and not only well-versed in the food portion of the tour, but also about the various sites and other points of interest discussed on the tour. He was engaging and enthusiastic - a real pleasure to spend a half day with! We've lived here for more than 7 years and yet we learned a lot about Hong Kong Island's food history and character, as well as its unique and interesting backstreets and areas of historical significance. The food was fabulous - make sure you come hungry!


31 Dec, 2019

Saw and tried foods that I never thought I'd eat in Hong Kong! It was my first time their with my girlfriend and we ate SO much food. Definitely come hungry. Highly recommend.

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