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Old vs New Hong Kong walking tour

Availability: Wednesday and Saturday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Journey the city of Hong Kong far and wide, from traditional fishing harbour to international financial powerhouse
  • Witness the Hong Kong’s historical transformation through its multicultural neighbourhoods and see for yourself how traditional meets modern
  • Check out and try the world’s longest outdoor escalator
  • Explore Hollywood Road, home to many of Hong Kong's antique shops
  • Pop into Cat Street, a former black market turned open-air curio market
What to expect

Take your chance to experience an exotic brew of old and new that constitutes modern Hong Kong! See for yourself that the city is much more than just bright lights and skyscrapers and get a new appreciation for this financial mecca with its slow, traditional side as well as the frenetic futurism it's most known for.


You'll start your fascinating tour from exploration of some of the city’s oldest markets, which are nothing less than the cornerstone of Hong Kong’s history and present day identity. Witness Hong Kong’s hardworking past in the Western Market, the Ginseng and Bird Nest trading hubs, and the Herbal Medicine Quarter. Then, you'll head out down Hollywood Road with its countless antique shops selling everything from Ming vases to Han Dynasty war horse potteries. You'll also visit Cat Street, originally home to the city’s black market, now an open-air curio market.

As you travel along this Hong Kong city tour, you will be guided through Tai Ping Shan, one of the most modern parts of the city packed with new and contemporary shops and galleries and the culture is decidedly more Western and international. The combination of European style influences and traditional Hong Kong streetscapes has created some fascinating neighbourhoods in SoHo and NoHo, providing a unique narrative and local experience.

One of the main highlights of this HK tour will be a fascinating ride on the world’s longest outdoor escalator, after which you'll make your way to Central, the major business district of the city. This is where modern skyscrapers dominate the sityscape, representing Hong Kong as an integral international financial hub. You'll leave the tour with the new appreciation for the city that has switched from old to new within such a short period of time.

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What's included
  • Tour as per description
  • Local English speaking guide
What's not included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Reduced price
  • Reduced price for children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively
  • Children younger than 6 are allowed at no extra cost (please make sure you inform the guide of this before you take the tour)
Meeting point:

The tour meets at the Sheung Wan MTR station Exit B (4 minutes from Central and 12 minutes from Tsim Sha Tsui by MTR). Ending point: Central MTR station.

What to remember
  • Please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes
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  • The tour runs Wednesday and Saturday at 2.00pm
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