Old Town Central: A Real-Time Online Tour in Hong Kong
An insider's guide to Hong Kong's fascinating mishmash of old and new — now available live online
Arguably the world's first live virtual interactive tours delivered from the ground straight from the very heart of Hong Kong! Our friendly expert guide will walk you through a bustling open-air market dotted with small traditional shops to show you their curious trade practices. Got a question? You may ask the shopkeeper directly!
And while the city life of Hong Kong unfolds in front of you in real-time, you will also hear about how these paths were once trodden by Eurasians, Chinese, Western sailors, low-ranking Western officials, and one very particular Tanka woman, in the early colonial days. The said Tanka woman was gifted land by an American ship captain / opium smuggler who hailed from Danvers, Massachusetts. Who was this mysterious woman? What was their relationship? It is surely a journey of sights, sounds, and stories that you cannot miss.
Enjoy this hour long tour from the comfort of your home via Zoom. We will keep the group size small and intimate so that you can interact directly with your guide, who by the way lives in this very neighborhood. You will get to mingle with virtual travelers from other parts of the world too!
Money back guarantee
Real-time virtual tours are new and technical difficulties abound. We understand that you could be having a bad internet connection day. Therefore, we have team member on the Zoom meeting dedicated to helping you sort out these problems at the start of the tour. And should the internet prove not cooperative for you to enjoy the tour booked, as long as you provide credible proof, we guarantee that we'll book you onto another tour for free. Should that fail too, we will give you your money back.
We are trying our best to keep the tour price competitive as we really want to share Hong Kong's stories with the world even when travelers cannot physically visit our beloved city. Please abide by scout's honor and pay by the actual number of guests who will join the tour. What's more, 2% of your booking fee goes to heritage conservation work in Hong Kong!
Highlights of the Tour
- Share the stories of elderly stallholders and marvel at the variety of produce on sale in Hong Kong’s oldest open-air bazaar
- Experience a local's daily life through the sharing of your tour guide
- Hear offbeat stories about the colorful mix of colonial buildings and futuristic architecture in Central
- Get transported to the early colonial days through the stories of captain, pirates, and entrepreneurs
Walk in Hong Kong collaborated with the Hong Kong Tourism Board in curating the thematic tour routes for the Old Town Central neighbourhood.
"Would recommend this for first time travelers and those who may already have some info on Hong Kong — exceptionally knowledgeable guides who are able to add a special, nuanced view into Hong Kong past and present."
"I really enjoyed the break at a tiny shop where we watched the sugarcane juice being made - it was very refreshing and was great with the egg tart."
Bert R., Charleston, West Virginia, USA
"Enjoyed this refreshing off-the-beaten path virtual tour of Hong Kong's food (tea, tofu) and cultural history through the lens of a proud native!"
Louise G., California, USA