Tour Hong Kong's frenetic, metropolitan heart before retreating to its historic temples on a walking tour of Central and Sheung Wan. Hear unbelievable local stories that reflect Hong Kong's global history as you explore a wide range of urban sights and sounds.
Begin in the electric Central district, under a gleaming backdrop of skyscrapers and mighty colonial buildings, and enjoy a fascinating introductory conversation with your guide about what defines Hong Kong as a city and global place.
A short tram ride takes you to the quieter Sheung Wan, a historic and increasingly trendy neighborhood. Scout out hip boutiques and artisanal bakeries, interspersed between traditional Chinese temples and market stalls. Hear stories from elderly stallholders as you marvel at the variety of produce in Hong Kong's oldest open-air bazaar.
Your guide provides a plethora of surprising stories to give context to the city's unique convergence of cultural, political, and economic ideals. Witness the everyday practice of folk religious beliefs at a site of worship, and then learn about the 1920s introduction of Western ideas and habits to Chinese youth in a heritage building, before setting foot on the epicenter of the devastating 1894 plague, learning how the crisis shaped the developing city.