Hello, I'm Jamie. 46 years living in Hong Kong | Your expert, professional, Private Tour Guide since 2011
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 21 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's first language is Cantonese.
Book today with Jamie, your host, for your premium 8 hour Lantau Island Tour | The Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery + the Tai O Fishing Village
Why tour with 20+ other tourists on a NP 360 Group Tour or similar? | book a Premium Private Tour of Hong Kong with Jamie (no microphones, flags memorised scripts and such)
|Tour Fee US$||1 Person||2 People||3 People||4 People||5 People||6 People|
|3 Hours Day (mini - tour)||$320||$400||$460||$520||$580||$640|
|4 Hours Day (half day tour)||$400||$480||$540||$600||$660||$720|
|5 Hours Day||$460||$540||$600||$660||$720||$780|
|6 Hours Day||$520||$600||$660||$720||$780||$840|
|7 Hours Day||$580||$660||$720||$780||$840||$900|
|8 Hours Day (full day tour)||$640||$720||$780||$840||$900||$960|
|3 Hours Night (mini - tour)||$320||$400||$460||$520||$580||$640|
|4 Hours Night||$400||$480||$540||$600||$660||$720|
Most popular Tour | the 8 hour Private Tour of Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
Lantau Island Tour Hong Kong | The big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and the Tai O Fishing Village 8 hour tour
Make the most of your time in Hong Kong with a Hong Kong Private Tour Experience
A trip to Lantau Island to visit the Big Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery, travel on the NP 360 Cable Car and also visit the Tai O Fishing Village is a wonderful thing to if you are in Hong Kong for 2 or 3 days.
My Lantau Island tour is an 8 hour tour, I have done it well over 170 times and there are simply too many variables (mainly to do with transportation) to do it in less time, quite a few companies claim they can do it in 6 hours, I simply have NO idea how they can do this in 6 hours unless they run around attractions, cut corners and miss all of the great stuff.
This is a fabulous day out and I make sure we maximise our time at both the Big Buddha | Po Lin Monastery and the Tai O Fishing Village, these places demand your full attention and they give you a terrific insight into Hong Kong Culture., mine is a Private Tour, so it is just you and me and I pick you up from your Hotel lobby and make sure you get back to your Hotel...
The Big Buddha | Po Lin Monastery and Tai O are a long way from town but because of my experience I am able to shorten travelling time allowing us more time to explore. As mentioned this is a Private Tour, you will not be on a coach with 20 | 40 other people, a guide with a microphone and a memorised script you have to follow a fixed itinerary with no deviation possible
..oh and if you have a big camera, just bring it!
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)
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 | Lantau Island 8 Hour Tour
J3 Private Tours Hong Kong Private Tour Experience
I have a lot of experience in doing Private Tours of Hong Kong for Seniors
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