Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong
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Discover Hong Kong’s colonial past and cosmopolitan present on this walking tour through the city streets. From the bustling pace of Central (the business district) to the serenity of Hong Kong Park, you’ll learn all about Hong Kong’s rich history. On this small-group walking tour, with a maximum of 12 passengers, your guide will take you to visit Possession Point, the Fringe Club and the Blooming Bauhinia sculpture.
Formerly a British outpost and now reunited with the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong has had an interesting history that unfolds on its streets. Start your small-group walking tour at Possession Point, the area where the British took hold of Hong Kong in 1841. Witness the rampant urbanization of this city as your guide recounts the history of this site that was once part of a shoreline. Continue along to the Sheung Wan district and take the Sun-Yat Sen historical trail to gain insight into the life of the founding father of China.
Then make your way back to Central and see the buildings that comprise the city’s administration center, including the Central police station and Victorian Prison Compound, Hong Kong’s first prison.
Stop by the Fringe Club, a low-rise brick and stucco building, renowned for displaying the work of young emerging artists and serving as a hub for contemporary art. Amble down the granite Duddell Street Steps and pass by Hong Kong’s only remaining gas lamps as you pass by many of Central's most popular landmarks, such as the Legislative Council building, the Cenotaph, Statue Square and the Court of Final Appeal Building. Then visit St. John’s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican church in Asia.
Walk to Hong Kong Park to stop by the Flagstaff House to admire the British architecture and view the impressive display of antique tea ware inside. Next door, see the new Government's Headquarter's Complex where the ministers, legislators and civil servants overlook the city's famed Victoria Harbour.
Head to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on the Wan Chai waterfront, famous for being the location where the 1997 Hong Kong handover ceremony took place. See the Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture, a gift from the People’s Republic of China to celebrate the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Your tour finishes here, and you are free to explore the waterfront area or return back to the center of the city.
- Expert commentary
- English-speaking guide
What isn't included
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)