The Old Victoria City Tour
A rock island hardly a house has been built on it.”
This is what Queen Victoria described about Hong Kong in the early days when Hong Kong became a British colony. Indeed, at that time, Hong Kong was a rock island. However, the colonial officers, European traders and merchants did try their best to build up this Victoria City: they built this new land with statues, mansions, square and the Government Hill.
A closer look at the sites tells the British ideas of building up this Victoria City. The concepts of the rule of law are also manifested in the sites which give Hong Kong a head start to develop as one of the 4 Asian Dragons.
The tour will start from Statue Square and pass through the Old Supreme Court Building, Battery Lane where the Former French Mission Building and the St John’s Cathedral, the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong, were. Take a break in a nostalgic coffee shop before continuing to Pedder Street to finish the tour.
|Departure:||Daily at 0930 hrs|
|Duration:||Around 3 hours|
|Cost:||HKD550.00/pax (minimum 2 pax)|
|Cost includes:||1. English speaking guide
2. A coffee/tea at a local café with a nostalgic feel
|Maximum group size:||8 (we can separate bigger parties into small groups)|
|Pick up:||Central MTR station|