Small-Group Tour: Hidden Gems of Old Hong Kong island

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR
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  • 3 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable

Overview

** Tour recommended by Hong Kong Tourism Board ** 

Do you know that Hong Kong also has various hidden gems which are not commonly published or included in the tourist guidebooks but definitely some spots should not be missed. Get yourself with a pair of comfortable walking shoes and your camera ready, and join this 3-hours walking tour so that you can immerses yourself in an authentic local neighborhood, travel as a real “local” on your own feet.  Experience one of the impressive public transportation systems -  “ding ding” (tram) and also Double Decker bus.   During this walking tour, your friendly tour guide will point out the interesting sights and share fun facts with you. 

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Montane Mansion, No.1028 King's Road, Hong Kong China

At 10:30 a.m., our friendly tour guide will meet you at your staying hotel, will take MTR together to Quarry Bay MTR station.

Montane Mansion - a fantastic architecture in Quarry Bay consists of 5 connecting buildings that formed an E shaped architecture complex, centered around the courtyard. This giant architecture is a residential complex but the apartment units are small and you can best feel the density of the city when you stand in the courtyard. Each small patio is dotted with wet laundry hanging to dry, lounge chairs for sunning, and flowerpots and a common characteristic of local housing throughout Hong Kong. The facade of the building is rainbow colored, which also make this development more vibrant and lively, made it so popular among photographers for years and is gaining popularity with tourists as well. It has also become a popular filming location for Hollywood blockbusters and the most famous one is "Transformer IV"

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chun Yeung Street, North of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong China

We will take "ding ding" further to the area of North Point, will explore the Chun Yeung Street market - the market retains a local feel where the locals still shop nowadays. Local stores are lined on both sides of this narrow street, selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and live seafood, what makes it unique is when the tram running through, people will all stop and wait until the tram is gone through.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sunbeam Theatre, Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong China

The landmark theatre in North Point has been synonymous with Cantonese opera for the past 4 decades. The theatre is designated especially for Cantonese opera performances, it is divided into a grand auditorium with 1044 seats and a small one with 240 seats as a multi-purpose theatre for stage performances. This is the last private theatre in Hong Kong for stage performances. The atmosphere in the auditorium is so different from the other public performing centers, the audience is allowed to pay a surprise visit to their idols at the backstage or dressing rooms which is the special culture of the Sunbeam Theatre.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: North Point, North Point, Hong Kong

Family-run Chinese embroidery slippers store - the last few "hand-made Chinese embroidery slippers" store in Hong Kong which was started their business in 1960. They persist in offering "Made in Hong Kong" products. (we only want to explain the history of Hong Kong, it is not an appointed shopping stop)

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Then we will take "ding ding" again further down to a place called "Goose Neck Bridge" in the busiest area of Causeway Bay to share fun and experience by watching how the "beaters" helping the people in need to eliminate their enemies and misfortune by "beating the petty person". "Petty person beating" is a popular cultural ritual practice in Hong Kong who believes that "petty persons" are someone bringing bad luck, troubles or do something harmful to them. When people have no way to express their anger or hatred towards these "petty persons" they will hire the beaters to beat the "human portrait" (represents the petty persons) and do a sequence of steps to prevent them from their harassment and make sure these petty persons can no longer harm them after being beaten.

Duration: 25 minutes

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

After all these walks, it's time to relax our feet a bit, let us take you to a family-run traditional noodle shop to enjoy the wonton noodles and broth. "Wonton" is a Cantonese word for bit size dumpling made stuffed with shrimp and pork, served with noodles and smothered in aromatic chicken broth.

At the end of the tour, our tour guide will show you the way to the nearest entrance of Causeway Bay MTR station or alternatively, you are also welcome to stay behind and explore this area on your own.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • Tour will be conducted by a friendly licensed English speaking guide
  • 1 bowl of wonton noodles and 1 kind of beverage at the family-run noodles shop (Subject to change and availability)
  • Bottled water (one per person)
  • Cost of tram fare (ding ding)
  • Cost of double decker bus fare
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • One free gift per booking
  • Entry/Admission - Causeway Bay

Exclusions
  • Cost of any other transportation fee not belong to the tour
  • Food and drinks not belong to the tour
  • Transportation fees from your staying hotel to Quarry Bay MTR Station
  • Transportation fees from Causeway Bay MTR station to your staying hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Causeway Bay
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour recommended by Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Minimum 2 paying adults are required for each booking
  • Youth rate applies only when travel together with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum 2 children (age 0-6 years old) at free of charge can be accompanied by 2 paying adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • All tours take place as scheduled except under Red/Black storm warning or Typhoon #8 or above
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong


Departure Time

11:00 AM


Return Details

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Duration

3 hours

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