Guided tour

Announcement
Please note that guided tours of the LegCo Complex are suspended until further notice. Members of the public are welcome to join the virtual tour of the LegCo Complex.
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  • General Information
  • For schools
  • For charitable organizations
  • For groups
  • For individuals
Duration
About one hour
Tour size
Up to 45 participants
Language
Tours in Cantonese, English and Putonghua are available.
Fee
Free of charge
Points to note

Tour Route

Tour participants will visit the conference facilities and education facilities in the Legislative Council ("LegCo") Complex. The tour route may be adjusted according to the meetings and activities held in the Complex. In general, the tour covers the following facilities:

Type of Guided Tour

Four types of guided tours are arranged for different types of visitors:

Schedule of tours

Enquiries on Guided Tours

The Tour Office opens from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Mondays to Sundays. If you have any questions or require additional information about visiting the LegCo Complex, you can contact the Tour Office in a variety of ways:
Hotline
(852) 3919 3441


Address
Tour Office Visitor Services Team,
Legislative Council Complex, 1 Legislative Council Road Central, Hong Kong

Special arrangements

Rules for Participation in Guided Tours

In order to ensure a pleasant touring experience, all participants of guided tours are required to observe the following rules:
  1. Participants should wear the tour badges prominently during their stay in the LegCo Complex.
  2. Participants should take good care of the audio receivers during the tour and return them after the tour.
  3. No eating or drinking is allowed during the tour.
  4. Participants should not damage the exhibits in the LegCo Complex. Any damage to the exhibits should be reported immediately to the staff conducting the tour. Participants may be held responsible for any damage made.
  5. Participants should not use flash for photography. Prior approval should be sought from the LegCo Secretariat for filming or recording during the tour.
  6. Mobile phones, pagers and other beeping/ringing devices should be turned to silent mode during the tour.
  7. Loudspeakers should not be used inside the LegCo Complex.
  8. Large bags, umbrellas, raincoats and any items not needed for the tour should be kept in the lockers provided at the Main Lobby or in such other places as required by the staff conducting the tour.
  9. Participants are responsible for their personal belongings during the tour. The LegCo Secretariat does not take any responsibility for loss of personal belongings.
  10. Participants should stay with the group and not wander around.
  11. Leaders of group visitors should maintain the order of their group.
  12. Late comers will be arranged to join the next available tour.
  13. A visit may be made to the Souvenir Shop and/or the Cafeteria after the tour. To avoid overcrowding in the Main Lobby, the time that visitors can stay behind in the Main Lobby is printed on their tour badges.
  14. Warnings will be given to participants contravening these Rules or causing nuisances or appearing likely to behave in a disorderly manner during the tour.
  15. Participants ignoring the warnings and refusing to obey any directions given to him/her by the staff conducting the tour are required to leave the tour.
  16. The above Rules are subject to review and may be changed as and when required.

Guided tours, as part of the component of the School Visit Programme, are organized to enhance the understanding of the work of the Legislature among students. A number of School Visit Programmes are designed for schools so as to help students make the most of their visits.

Eligible applicant

Local schools, including:
  • kindergartens;
  • aided/direct subsidy scheme/private primary, secondary and special schools; and
  • higher education institutions, registered at the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government, can make booking of the guided tours.

School Visit Programme

Objective
To address the learning needs of students of different academic levels
Programme
A guided tour of the LegCo Complex, followed by an educational activity which is tailored to meet the learning needs of students.
Duration
The programme lasts for about 90 minutes. To allow flexibility and time to explore other facilities in the Complex, please plan to spend two full hours in the Complex.
Types of School Visit Programme
Type of School Content
Kindergarten
  • Guided tour of the LegCo Complex and educational activities at the Children's Corner (90 minutes)
Primary School
Secondary School & Higher Education Institution
Non-Council Meeting Day
Council Meeting Day

Number of participants

For kindergarten visiting groups: At least 15, but no more than 50*, inclusive of students, teachers and accompanying staff/parents.
* To abide by fire regulations, the capacity of the Children's Corner is limited at 30 persons. Students will be divided into two groups to participate in the visit programme if the number of students, teachers and accompanying staff/parents exceeds 30. Programme content will be adjusted accordingly.
For primary school, secondary school and higher education visiting institution groups: including students, teachers, and other accompanying adults, each school group must have at least 15 but no more than 45 participants.

Language

A choice of Cantonese, English or Putonghua is available to fit teacher’s medium of instruction. Story-telling session and interactive games at the Children's Corner are conducted in Cantonese.

Schedule of tours

Year-round booking

  • Each school is entitled to book up to five tours per school year (1 September each year to 31 August in the next year), on a first come, first served basis.
Type of school Number of tours entitled
Kindergarten 5
Primary School 5
Secondary School 5
Higher Education Institution* 1
* For higher education institution, each branch school, academic faculty/department, college, academic programme, administrative department responsible for student affairs, or students’ club/society is entitled to book one tour every school year.
  • Bookings for the 2019-2020 school year (1 September 2019 to 17 July 2020) may be made through the Online Booking System from 12 noon, 4 July 2019.

Booking procedures

Register an online booking account
  1. Schools are required to register for an online booking account on the Online Booking System to book sessions of the visit programme arranged for schools.
  2. Each eligible school* can apply for one online booking account.
  3. To register for an online booking account, the applicant is required to fill out an online registration form and submit supporting documents to the Visitor Services Team of the LegCo Secretariat for verification.
  4. Once the procedures are completed, the applicant will receive a confirmation email with account login ID and password. The applicant is then ready to book a visit session online.

    * For higher education institutions, each branch school, academic faculty/department, college, academic programme, administrative department responsible for student affairs, or students’ club/society is entitled to register for one online booking account.
Book a tour
  1. Log on to the Online Booking System.
  2. Check the availability of the desired visit session.
  3. Select a visit session.
  4. Fill out and submit the online booking form.
  5. Log out from the Online Booking System, or continue to book another visit session by repeating steps 2 to 4, until all booking is done.
  6. The booking request will be processed by the Visitor Services Team of the LegCo Secretariat. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant within 7 working days upon receipt of the request. Visit sessions are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  7. On the day of visit, please arrive at the LegCo Complex 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the visit programme to go through security screening. All participants are requested to pass through a metal detector archway and to have their belongings screened by X-ray machines. The group co-ordinator is requested to produce his/her proof of identity for inspection and registration.

Cancellation of a booked session

  • Please log on to the Online Booking System to make the cancellation. If the visit programme is to be conducted in the coming 7 days, please notify the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441 or by email to visit@legco.gov.hk.
  • The Secretariat reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to any scheduled visit programme if necessary. Schools will be informed of the cancellation or adjustments in advance.

Important notes

Enquiry

  • For enquiry about the registration of online booking account and the booking procedures, please contact the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441.
  • For enquiry about the educational activity, please contact the Education Service Team at 3919 3433.
To enhance the public’s understanding of the work of the Legislature and to provide an opportunity for them to visit the facilities in the Legislative Council ("LegCo") Complex, charitable organizations are welcome to organize their members to join the guided tours of the LegCo Complex.

Eligible applicant

  • Organizations which are exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance are eligible to book a tour for charitable organizations.
  • Other non-profit-making organizations which are not tax-exempt can also apply for a guided tour of the LegCo Complex. Please refer to Guided Tour for Groups.

Number of participants

  • The group must have at least 15 persons but no more than 45 persons, including accompanying staff or caretakers.
  • For group comprises of elderly, the staff in charge of the group should ensure that every 10 elderly participants are being taken care of by at least one staff member of their own throughout the tour.

Language

A choice of Cantonese, English or Putonghua is available.

Visit programmes for summer recess in 2019

  • For student and youngster groups organized to visit the LegCo Complex from 14 July to 31 August 2019, the LegCo Secretariat may arrange an educational activity for them in addition to the regular guided tour of the LegCo Complex to enhance their understanding of the work of LegCo.
  • The visit programme with educational activity for student and youngster visiting groups comprises a 45-minute guided tour of the LegCo Complex and a 45-minute role-play on the work of LegCo. To allow flexibility and sufficient time to explore other facilities in the Complex, visiting groups are advised to spend two full hours in the Complex.

Schedule of tours

Booking arrangement

  • Each eligible charitable organization can book two tours per year. If more than two tours are required, charitable organization may book the guided tours for groups.
  • A charitable organization can book a tour to be conducted from the next 7 to 90 days.
    -    Visit programmes from September to July next year will be announced in mid-June and made available for booking from early July every year. Bookings for visit programmes from September 2019 onwards will be accepted from 12 noon, 4 July 2019.
    -    Visit programmes for summer will be announced and made available for booking in mid-May every year.

Booking procedures

Register an online booking account
  1. Charitable organizations are required to register for an online booking account on the Online Booking System in order to book sessions of the visit programme arranged for charitable organizations.
  2. To register for an online booking account, the applicant is required to fill out an online registration form and submit upporting documents, such as tax exemption letter issued by the Inland Revenue Department, to the Visitor Services Team of the LegCo Secretariat for verification.
  3. Once the procedures are completed, the applicant will receive a confirmation email with account login ID and password. The applicant is then ready to book a visit session online.
Book a visit session
  1. Log on to the Online Booking System.
  2. View the availability of the desired visit session.
  3. Select a visit session.
  4. Fill out and submit the online booking form.
  5. Logout from the Online Booking System.
  6. The booking request will be processed by the Visitor Services Team of the LegCo Secretariat. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant within 7 working days upon receipt of the request. Visit sessions are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  7. On the day of visit, please arrive at the LegCo Complex 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the visit programme to go through security screening. All participants are requested to pass through a metal detector archway and to have their belongings screened by X-ray machines. The group co-ordinator is requested to produce his/her proof of identity for inspection and registration.

Cancellation of a booked session

  1. Please log on to the Online Booking System to make the cancellation. If the visit programme is to be conducted in the coming 7 working days, please notify the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441 or by email to visit@legco.gov.hk.
  2. The Secretariat reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to any scheduled visit programme if necessary. The applicant will be informed of the cancellation or adjustments in advance.

Important notes

Please go to Rules for Participation in Guided Tours for rules required to observe during the visit programme.

Enquiry

For enquiry about the registration of online booking account and the booking procedures, please contact the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441.
Public groups with 15 persons or more may request reservations for guided tours for the next 7 to 90 days. All requests will be processed by the Legislative Council ("LegCo") Secretariat and confirmed via email. For enquiries, please contact the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Number of participants

The group must have at least 15 persons but no more than 45 persons.

Language

A choice of Cantonese, English or Putonghua is available.

Schedule of tours

Booking arrangement

  • A group may request reservations for guided tours to be conducted from the next 7 to 90 days.
    -    Visit programmes from September to July next year will be announced in mid-June and made available for booking from early July every year. Bookings for visit programmes from September 2019 onwards will be accepted from 12 noon, 4 July 2019.
    -    Visit programmes for summer will be announced and made available for booking in mid-May every year.
  • Booking of tour can be made via the Online Booking System or by sending the booking form by email.

Booking procedures

  1. Go to the tour schedule of guided tours for groups on the Online Booking System.
  2. View the latest availability of tour sessions.
  3. Select your desired tour session.
  4. Fill out and submit the booking form.
  5. The booking request will be processed by the Visitor Services Team of the LegCo Secretariat. To speed up the booking process, the applicant can send supplementary supporting document such as the certificate of registration of a society or business registration certificate (if applicable) to the Visitor Services Team.
  6. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant within 7 working days upon receipt of the application. Visit sessions will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  7. On the day of visit, please arrive at the LegCo Complex 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tour. All tour participants are requested to pass through a metal detector archway, to have their belongings screened by X-ray machines and to produce proof of identity for inspection and registration.

Cancellation of a booked guided tour

  1. To cancel a booking, please notify the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441 or by email to visit@legco.gov.hk.
  2. The LegCo Secretariat reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to any scheduled guided tours as necessary. The applicant will be informed of the arrangements in advance.

Important notes

Please go to Rules for Participation in Guided Tours for rules required to observe during the guided tour.

Enquiry

For enquiry about the booking procedures, please contact the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441.
Members of the public are welcome to join the guided tour to the Legislative Council ("LegCo") Complex to tour around the facilities in the Complex. Booking can be made via the Online Booking System or the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441.

Number of participants

Each tour accommodates up to 45 participants.
(In the event that less than 6 places are reserved for a tour, the LegCo Secretariat reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to any scheduled guided tours as necessary. The applicant will be informed of the arrangements in advance.)

Language

  • Most guided tours for individuals are conducted in Cantonese.
  • Tours in English and Putonghua are also available. Please refer to the tour schedule on the Online Booking System for these tours.

Schedule of tours

Booking arrangement for individuals

  • Booking can be made via the Online Booking System or the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441.
  • For an individual making an advance booking, up to six tour tickets of one tour per day can be booked.
  • Individuals can book tour tickets of guided tours to be conducted from the next 7 to 90 days.
    -    Visit programmes from September to July next year will be announced in mid-June and made available for booking from early July every year. Bookings for visit programmes from September 2019 onwards will be accepted from 12 noon, 4 July 2019.
    -    Visit programmes for summer will be announced and made available for booking in mid-May every year.

Booking procedures

  1. Go to “Tour schedule for individuals” on the Online Booking System.
  2. Check the availability of the desired tour session and the number of tour tickets available for booking of the desired tour session.
  3. Select the tour session.
  4. Fill out and submit the booking form.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant within 7 working days upon receipt of the application.
  6. On the day of visit, please arrive at the Legislative Council Complex 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tour. All tour participants are requested to pass through a metal detector archway, to have their belongings screened by X-ray machines and to produce proof of identity for inspection and registration.
Via the Centralized Booking Hotline
  1. Call the Centralized Booking Hotline at 3919 3399.
  2. Booking applicant will be asked for the tour session and number of tickets requested to check for the availability.
  3. If the tour and tickets requested are available, the name and contact number of the booking applicant will be asked for record purpose.
  4. On the day of visit, please arrive at the Legislative Council Complex 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tour. All tour participants are requested to pass through a metal detector archway, to have their belongings screened by X-ray machines and to produce proof of identity for inspection and registration.

Cancellation of a booked guided tour for individual

To cancel a booking, please notify the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441 during office hours or by email to visit@legco.gov.hk.

Important notes

Please go to Rules for Participation in Guided Tours for rules required to observe during the guided tour.

Enquiry

For enquiry about the booking procedures, please contact the Visitor Services Team at 3919 3441 during office hours.