Step into Hong Kong’s storied past on this walking tour of the city’s most significant landmarks. With an experienced local guide, get the insider story behind the historic events and cultural influences that helped shape this one-time British outpost into a buzzing, modern-day metropolis.
Meet your guide and begin the morning at Possession Point—the infamous spot where British forces formally claimed control of Hong Kong in 1841. Continue to the fascinating Dr. Sun Yat-sen Historic Trail. Its namesake revolutionary leader—and founding father of the Republic of China—held secret meetings here to plot the overthrow of the corrupt Qing dynasty.
Next, head to Victoria City, named after Queen Victoria, to peek into the stately Central Police Station. Now a heritage site, this compound used to house the city’s top officials. For a glimpse of old Hong Kong, walk down the Duddell Street Steps, flanked by the last 4 remaining gas lamps in the city.
On your way to Flagstaff House—former residence of the Commander of the British Forces and now home to a collection of fine tea wares—stroll through verdant Hong Kong Park, a welcome oasis amid the bustling city. Then cap off the day at the Wan Chai waterfront, taking in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the site of the 1997 sovereignty hand-over ceremony.