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Highlights / General details You may have been to Hong Kong before but do you know the story of how it came to be? Join this Hong Kong tour to walk the streets with a local guide who'll give you the inside story of this dizzying city. Walk the Sun Yat-Sen historical trail to learn about the founding father of the Republic of China. Learn about Hong Kong’s ties to the monarchy at Possession Point. Admire the oldest existing Western buildings in Hong Kong. See the Convention and Exhibition Centre from where an historical event was broadcasted worldwide. Witness the cultural transformation of the city on Hollywood Road. Learn about the present and the future of the city under the new government complex. Inclusion Local English speaking guide. Exclusion Items of personal nature, Tips & gratuities for your local guide. Hours of operation Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Start time at 10:00am. New departure days starting January 2016: Tuesday and Thursday. Duration Approximately 3 hours. Location Meeting point: Sheung Wan MTR station Exit B. Finish point: Admiralty MTR station. Itinerary On this historical Hong Kong tour, experience how a fusion of extremely different cultures has shaped Hong Kong today from its architecture and art right through to the mindset of the people who call it home. You’re sure to finish this HK tour with an insight and understanding that will enhance the rest of your stay. Kick off your Hong Kong city tour from Sheung Wan, specifically at Possession Point, where the British first took Hong Kong. Witness the extreme urbanization of Hong Kong as you stand on this site that was once part of the shoreline, but is now very much inland. We then walk the Sun Yat-Sen historical trail and see where the founding father of republican China went to school, had his medical training, established the Revive China Society, and plotted the revolution against the monarchy. We then head towards the Victoria City (as Hong Kong was then called) and the old administration center, including the Central police station, the Magistracy and the Victorian Prison Compound. Afterwards, we go see the Fringe Club, housed in the colonial Dairy Farm Building, and famous for its alternative performances and displays by up-and-coming artists. We'll stroll down the Duddell Street Steps, passing gas lamps as we head over to some of Central’s landmarks, including the Legislative Council building, the Cenotaph, Statue Square, and the Court of Final Appeal Building. Stop to admire the Anglican Church St. John’s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican church in the Far East and the only freehold building in the city. Next on our HK tour, we'll stroll to nearby Hong Kong Park to see the beautiful Flagstaff House, the one-time residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong, and now home to an impressive display of antique tea ware. Next it’s onto the new Government Headquarters Complex, where the ministers, legislators, and civil servants overlook the city’s famed Victoria Harbour. We also see the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the pace where the 1997 Hong Kong sovereignty handover ceremony took place. This popular spot is an ideal place to end this historical Hong Kong tour, and you can choose to further explore the busy waterfront or to head back into the center of the city. Your local guide will be more than happy to provide recommendations for lunch and things to do during the rest of your Hong Kong trip. Participant restrictions Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this sightseeing tour. Additional Information When warning signal on typhoon, rainstorm or thunderstorm is being hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory, please contact Hong Kong Urban Adventures to discuss arrangements. Policies For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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