Private Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


You may have been to Hong Kong before but do you know the story of how it came to be? Why was Hong Kong colonized by the British? Why was it handed back to China? What will become of it in 2047, when the ’no change for 50 years’ promise by Beijing runs out? Join this private Hong Kong tour to walk the streets with a local guide who can answer all those questions and more.

One-time British outpost and now a proud member of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong has had a long and fascinating history. The history of the last century for both Hong Kong and China is mapped out in its streets for those who know where to look.

 This tour begins at Sheung Wan, specifically at Possession Point, where the British proclaimed Hong Kong to be part of their empire. It finishes at the Tamar Government Complex in Admiralty, once a dockyard of the Royal British Navy and now the headquarters of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Regional Government.

While this 3.5 hours tour is about the history of Hong Kong, we will also talk about what’s going on now for and where it is heading to in the future. You’re sure to finish this tour with a unique insight and understanding of Hong Kong that will enhance the rest of your stay here.


  • Expert commentary
  • Local English speaking guide

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Departure Point

Sheung Wan Station, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Admiralty MTR Station, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Voucher info

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


3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Justin M

20 Jan, 2020

Dani was a fantastic guide. I appreciated the perspective of hong kong in the past and present. Would highly recommend this tour.

Naresh N

03 Jul, 2019

My friends and I did the Historical walking tour with Danny!
It was awesome.. we learnt a lot about Hongkong/Chinese history.
Danny’s story telling and eye for detail was truly impressive.
Highly recommend.. not to be missed if visiting HK!

Gilad A

07 Mar, 2019

Dany was excellent, knowledgable and enthusiastic. The tour itself was quite interesting and is highly recommended.

Peter W

03 Apr, 2018

Really interesting tour and Danny was a great guide, full of insights.


14 Jan, 2018

This was a great tour. Our guide was very informative and we saw a lot in the short time we had. He gave us a lot of history about Hong Kong which we never knew. It was a little wet the day we did this tour but that was not a problem, we were shown everything we were supposed to see. Would recommend this tour.

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Mid-Level Escalators

Hong Kong's long system of escalators


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Crab for sale in a market


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Neighborhood of Dai Pai Dong


Antique shop

Deer antler sold in an antique shop


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Old buildings in Hong Kong


Hong Kong market

Fish vendor


Hong Kong walking tour

Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Cartier


Hong Kong market

Salted fish


Sir Thomas Jackson

Statue of the chief manager of Hong Kong Banking Corp


Pawn shop

One of the pawn shops we passed by on the walk


Upscale Restaurant

Upscale restaurant inside the Western Market


Wet Market

Wet market in Hong Kong


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