Hong Kong "Be a Local" City Tour

Authentic experience

Knowledgeable local guide


Experience Hong Kong like a local with This is Asia Tours! Instead of just visiting, immerse yourself in the city for a day with a local guide. You’ll become adept at “Hong Kong hopping,” navigating the city using various public transit options. Explore diverse neighborhoods, vibrant markets, historic sites, and local hangouts, delving into the authentic Hong Kong beyond the typical tourist spots.
Our tour offers a genuine local perspective, covering the city’s history, cultural background, daily life, and, of course, local cuisine. Discover how Hong Kong evolved from its colonization by the British in 1842 to the bustling metropolis it is today. We begin our journey at Victoria Peak, where you’ll learn why the British chose this location for colonization. From there, we descend through the old City of Victoria, uncovering early settlements along Hollywood Road and exploring the blend of local and foreign cultures.
We’ll venture into local suburbs to witness everyday life, sample local foods and snacks at markets, and visit iconic sights like the Aberdeen fishing village and Stanley Market. Enjoy a ride on the Star Ferry and explore Kowloon’s vibrant street markets, including Temple Street Market, Ladies Market, Goldfish Market, Bird Market, and Flower Market. Discover the secrets of Chi Lin Nunnery, Nan Lien Gardens, and other hidden gems known only to locals.


The Peak, Star Ferry and other tourist sites

Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Aberdeen

Off-the-beaten-track sites

Kowloon & markets

Trip Details


4 hours-$499 USD
6 hours-$660 USD
8 hours-$820 USD
All prices are per group up to 4 people.
Extra person charge USD$50 per person.

Larger groups can be accommodated for a fee per each additional person. Children 11 years & under tour free!

Optional add-on

Vehicle & driver-guide $100 USD per tour

If you are travelling in a group of more than 6 people and have opted for a vehicle add-on, a larger vehicle will need to be rented at your expense.

Start time

8:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.


Daily upon request


4 hours, 6 hours, or 8 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby in Hong Kong, Airport, cruise ship terminal

Maximum group size

Please contact us to enquire about booking a tour for a large group!

Transport type

Walking tour with public transport or Driving tour

Visa requirements

Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa.

What to bring

Cash for shopping and food. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

A Day in the Life of a Hong Kong Local

Millions of visitors come to Hong Kong each year, usually bringing with them some preconceived ideas of the place. They imagine junk boats, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, street markets, silk, pearls, knock-offs, san pans, tai pans, the floating restaurant, and a really big buddha. It’s so much more than that! Join This is Asia Tours and go beneath the surface of Hong Kong. We’ll show you what Hong Kong is really like- from a local’s perspective.

As lifelong locals of Hong Kong with several years’ experience as tour guides, we at This is Asia Tours are the perfect ones to show you day-to-day life in Hong Kong. We’ll really delve into the culture, customs, and evolution of the city: Rather than ticking sites off a list, we’ll take you on a journey of Hong Kong hopping–exploring Hong Kong on foot and through the many forms of public transport available in the city. Instead of learning about a few typical dishes, we’ll talk about the Hong Kong culinary and cafe culture as a whole. Rather than just seeing the harbor, we’ll learn about Hong Kong’s origins as a British fishing village and how it has transformed into the world financial hub it is today.

We’ll visit diverse parts of the city and get far off the tourist track (while not missing some key attractions) so that you can see and experience where the locals live, shop, eat, and hang out.

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