Discover Hong Kong in a day Like a Local | Totally Customisable Private Tours
Hello, I'm Jamie. 47 years living in Hong Kong, 25 years under British Rule, 22 years under Chinese Rule so I have a rather unique perspective on Hong Kong | Your expert, LOCAL, professional, Private Tour Guide since 2011
On my quality private tours you can be yourself and you will find me affable and absolutely not an old stuffed shirt! and when it comes to Hong Kong, NO topic is off the table no matter how difficult or sensitive the subject matter.
Award Winning Private Tours in amazing Hong Kong | Former British Colony from 1841 - 1997
A lot of people have forgotten that Hong Kong was a British Colony for 156 years from 1841 to 1997 and as such a lot of foreigners have made Hong Kong their home over the years and they are just as much a part of Hong Kong culture and just as local as any local born Chinese person, I have lived here under British rule for 25 years and I have lived here under Chinese rule for 22 years so I do have a pretty fair insight into Hong Kong culture and not forgetting that an awful lot of my wife's family are local Hong Kong Chinese and my wife is a local and her first language is Cantonese.
Book today with Jamie for your Premium Private 3 Hour Mini - Tour of Hong Kong | an intense, unmatched local experience.
|Tour Fee US$||1 Person||2 People||3 People||4 People|
|3 Hours Day (mini - tour)||$300||$370||$440||$510|
|4 Hours Day (half day tour)||$370||$440||$510||$580|
|5 Hours Day||$440||$510||$580||$650|
|6 Hours Day||$510||$580||$650||$720|
|7 Hours Day||$580||$650||$720||$790|
|8 Hours Day (full day tour)||$650||$720||$790||$860|
|3 Hours Night (mini - tour)||$300||$370||$440||$510|
|4 Hours Night||$370||$440||$510||$580|
For more than 4 people add US$70 PER PERSON on top of the 4 person price
Kids 16 and under at the time of booking are FREE OF CHARGE
Most popular Tour | the Private 3 Hour Mini - Tour of Hong Kong.
Private 3 hour Mini - Tour Hong Kong | Hong Kong 3 hour Private Mini - Tour
If you are short of time and are looking for a quick but comprehensive overview of Hong Kong OR you just want to see how Hong Konger’s live their daily lives then why not book one of my Private 3 hour Mini - Tours.
People use the Big Bus Company to get a quick overview of Hong Kong | my 3 hour Mini - Tour is a lot more intensive, educational and local.
My 3 hour Private Mini - Tours of Hong Kong are very popular with |
Small groups of younger people
Business People who want to fit in a tour between meetings because they are very short of time
People who are in Hong Kong for 3, 4 or 5 days, on a budget and prefer to explore Hong Kong on their own BUT want an intense introduction to Hong Kong and a crash course on how to use our Public Transport….
People who have a short layover in Hong Kong and are in transit | you would be amazed at what I can fit in with just a couple of hours to work with and a Mini - Tour with me is a lot better than hanging around the Airport!
Ditto for passengers on Cruise Ships who are looking for a very quick Shore Excursion and have no desire to go on a “tour” organised by the Cruise Company or Travel Agent
…. and the same goes for people who are considering going on a Big Bus Tour! (read their Tripadvisor Reviews online)
people wanting to do a night tour, my 3 hour Mini - Tour is very popular as a night time excursion
I have a lot of experience doing 3 hour Mini - Tours and we have many options in terms of the content of the tour, in general most people leave the itinerary to me | we can do an intense Hong Kong Overview or we can do very specific visits to neighbourhoods in Hong Kong for an unmatched local experience, we can do rich neighbourhoods or poor neighbourhoods or perhaps a middle class experience is more you thing …, in essence you will see how people in Hong Kong live their daily lives … oh and we walk and use Hong Kong’s famous Public Transport.
I can handle special requests (as long they fit within the time parameters) | I have done well over 2,000 Private Tours since 2011 so I am experienced enough to work out an itinerary on the spot, I am not limited to 3 or 4 set itineraries, I believe in being flexible, we can discuss what you might want to do in advance or when we meet and the tour starting time is at your discretion.
On my Private 3 hour Mini - Tour of Hong Kong, we can go out of your comfort zone for an unmatched local experience
A bit of famous local culture could also be on the agenda on my Private 3 hour Mini - Tour of Hong Kong
On my tours I cover most if not all of the following topics (not in any order) and neither do I work to a prepared script, you can ask me anything at all, I love a GREAT conversation, what better way to learn about this fabulous city, Hong Kong.
Raising a family in Hong Kong (I am married with 3 boys)
Why Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the World.
A brief history of Hong Kong (1841 - 2018)
The Opium Wars and I will be brief
WW2 & The Japanese Occupation
Languages and why English and Cantonese are still vitally important in Hong Kong
Lucky numbers / gambling / superstitions and how they affect society and how they impact on business
Education and why we have two school systems and why does the Government seemingly embrace academic mediocrity? whilst ignoring vocational training programmes for those who do not go to University
Politics (and I will be very brief!) and why talk of independence can ruin your life
Religion and trust me it is not at all what you would expect, it is such a fascinating subject here
The current housing crisis and the crazy property bubble and why Hong Kong Government policies (or lack of them) just make it worse.
Architecture and our amazing skylines and they really are quite stunning
Wealth & poverty - currently the biggest gap in the world and yet we have a very stable society (for the most part)
Homeless people and why our homeless figure is so, so low
Day to day life in the most vibrant, exciting city in the world....
The REAL reason you will never see a foreigner in 99.5% of "local" Chinese Restaurants... and it might just surprise you!
Finally - I do not mince words, I tell you what it is really like in Hong Kong and why you should not believe everything you read in the press!
I naturally have some limitations and I like to be upfront about them.... I absolutely do not look like George Clooney but have been called “fat George Clooney” by the wife, I am terrible at speaking Cantonese and no, I do not have a posh English accent, I amble rather than walking like a kitted out 25 year old trail runner in spandex, I am not a foodie in any shape or form but having eaten in well over a thousand Chinese restaurants means I have an opinion, I cannot deconstruct for you the fine details of a perfect Wonton soup (and why would you do that anyway!), I am not a tree and plant expert but I can recognise a car from it’s profile or engine noise half a mile away and no, I cannot get you into the China Club, primarily because I am not a member, I am not an award winning journalist or professional (whatever that means) and I do not have a Board of Advisors but my best friends are the best private tour guides in Hong Kong and I am absolutely not in any shape or form an old stuffed shirt.
Me, Jamie | take a tour with a friend who brings Hong Kong alive one story at a time | Cultural Tourism at it's best....
I do take last minute bookings for my day | night Private Tours of Hong Kong.
J3 Private Tours Hong Kong | 3 Hour Private Mini - Tour of Hong Kong
.. and on one of my 3 hour Mini - Tours of Hong Kong, after visiting my spot at Victoria Peak, we have time to walk to Pollack’s Path also at the Peak to view the iconic “Pink House” which sold in 2017 for US$410 Million!!
... and a visit to the Nan Lian Garden in Diamond Hill in Hong Kong is a lovely thing to do on a 3 hour Mini - Tour
J3 Private Tours Hong Kong | Certificate of Excellence | 7 years in a row 2012 - 2018
Photographs | Photography
I do Photography Tours on the Streets of Hong Kong
If asked nicely (!) I can also do a Private Sunrise Tour of Victoria Peak
Photographs / Images appearing on this website and on my Flickr Site should be used solely as an indication of attractions. Actual attractions may vary according to the itinerary as well as the tour we do.
I reserve the right to photograph any event and participants, as well as use any images taken for promotion and/or commercial purposes without further recourse or compensation.
I do like to take photographs and will keep this to a minimum and I am always happy to take quality images of you and send them to you.
I am a bit of a photographer with specialist local knowledge of Hong Kong