Free Walking Tour Hong Kong
3 HOUR FREE CENTRAL WALK
Navigating through a new city is exciting, but it can also be extremely daunting, especially if you don’t speak the local language & the locals here generally like to speak louder than the average person.
Two of the most unique and ubiquitous aspects of Hong Kong are its ability of having the OLD with the NEW, and the EAST meeting the WEST in complete fluidity and synergy. Those will be recurring themes explored during our walk. Join us as we reveal compelling stories and narratives of Hong Kong’s history and culture.
This is a FREE 3 hour walk around Central (tip-only basis). We keep our groups small so we are able to stroll through the back streets of Central – through the wet market, the “dai pai dong” (outdoor restaurant) street, & even a temple, amongst other things.
We will cover about 3km in distance. HK has a sub-tropical climate – humid & in the summertime, it can be scorching hot with a high chance of torrential rain, otherwise known as “downpour without a moment’s notice”. Please dress and prepare accordingly.
Right after the Free Central walk is the Guided Dim Sum Lunch, so why not combine the 2 events together? Come for the food, but more importantly, come for the experience that you can’t otherwise without a local!
PLEASE NOTE: Our Free Central Walk is being discontinued effective May 1, 2018. Please make sure to join the Free Central Walk while you still can!
GET THE LOCAL HONG KONG EXPERIENCE
WE CHECK OUT THE BACK STREETS & HIDDEN NOOKS & CRANNIES
Points of Interest
Including but not limited to:
- Learn a summary of Hong Kong’s history
- Hear how we got our name Fragrant Harbour
- See the must-see iconic landmarks, like the last 4 remaining gas lamps in Hong Kong
- Hear the crazy “feng shui” stories
- Find out why you should never wear a green hat in Hong Kong
- Shake paws with the most badass lions in Hong Kong
- Get an insider’s view to Hong Kong’s funny quirks and culture – I’m known as a rat bin, are you?
- Experience a trip through the wet markets & meet the butcher who always has a smoke in his mouth
- Get an introductory lesson on religion in Hong Kong and check out our largest Man Mo Temple
- Missed breakfast? Have a chance to purchase & try Hong Kong’s most famous egg tarts and milk tea.
We are passionate about Hong Kong & we strive to make our Free Central Walk entertaining, humorous and informative all at the same time.
Love the photos? We can’t take credit for it. Photo credits in this section go to our talented guest Geoff Mercado.
The tour will start at the Cenotaph (war memorial monument), smack in the middle of the financial district in Central. To get there, take the MTR and exit from Exit J3 of the Central Station. The Cenotaph is a grey monument located right behind the J3 exit in the middle of the grassy area. We will meet under the shaded sitting area there. Look for the human with moose antlers.
Wednesdays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 9:30am, rain or shine.
*IF, due to an extenuating circumstance, such as extremely inclement weather (view bad weather policy) or some other unforeseeable reason, that would lead to a tour cancellation, an official announcement will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages no later than 1 hour prior to the tour start time. We would highly recommend you to follow us and to check the status of the tour 1 hour prior to your tour start time for good practice.
What TripAdvisor Reviewers are saying:
“Best Tour in Hong Kong! Had an amazing time, got to see so much of the city and learnt lots of info. Would 100% recommend to anybody visiting!”
~ Abbie P | April 2017
“Complete and still original. I have lived here for 3 years but still learned a lot. I am sure visitors would have a very complete and fun presentation with them. Fully recommend!
~ MiminePek | April 2017
“Good mix of fun and facts! This tour is the best introduction to the city of Hong Kong. Historical and present-day facts combined with tips of an insider. Definitely recommended!”
~ Thomas F. | Feb 2017
FOOD ADVENTUROUS RATING
1 - I WALK BEFORE I RUN - GIVE ME THE HK BASICS FIRST
We will be going to 2 tasting stops for Hong Kong’s most famous egg tarts and Hong Kong style milk tea. You will have the option to purchase if you would like to try.
AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING INTRO TO HONG KONG
Are reservations required for the Free Central Walk?
Reservations are highly encouraged. That way, we can gauge the group size in advance to ensure we have the appropriate number of ambassadors to guests. You can reserve here NOW.
Does the Free Central Walk run year round?
For the most part, the walk runs year round, through rain and shine; however, please read our Bad Weather Policy which covers when the walk will be automatically cancelled due to bad weather.
If there are specific days that the walk is not available due to the unavailability of the walk ambassadors, it will be denoted on our calendar at least 1 month in advance. You can check out our calendar HERE. .