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Overview

Complete your visit to Hong Kong with a day trip to Macau, once the oldest European settlement in the Orient. Sit back and relax as you sail across the sea from Hong Kong to Macau on a jetfoil or catamaran. Explore Macau's historical sites, such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ruins of St Paul and A-Ma Temple (Macau Barra), and visit modern establishments like the Macau Tower with your expert guide. With lunch and round-trip hotel transport included, this full-day sightseeing tour is not to be missed!

Please note: Due to tight schedule, this product is not recommended to travelers who need to leave Hong Kong on the same day.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide


  • What You Can Expect

    After your driver picks you up from your hotel, head to the ferry terminal to board a catamaran or jetfoil. Enjoy the 60-minute ride and admire the landscapes of both Hong Kong and Macau.

    Upon arrival in Macau, a former Portuguese colony, begin your full-day sightseeing tour with a scenic drive along the Guia Circuit, where the Macau Grand Prix is held annually. Located along the Macau Peninsula, the street circuit is considered one of the world’s most challenging circuits, due to its elevation gain and tight corners.

    Stop at Kun Iam Temple – where Marco Polo studied Buddhism – and gaze at the statue of Kum Iam, the Goddess of Mercy. Listen to your guide's informative remarks as you admire the bronze figure, which stands 66 feet (20 meters) high in embroidered silk, flanked by eighteen Buddhas.

    Re-board your vehicle and proceed to Macau Tower, the 11th tallest tower in the world. Have your camera at the ready to capture this iconic Macau site, which reaches an astonishing height of 1,108 feet (338 meters)! Entry to the observation deck is optional (own expense).
    Your guide will take you to Macau's historical center to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of A-Ma Temple, a graceful sanctuary built in 1488 in honor of Matsu, the goddess of seafarers. As you explore the halls guarded by stone lions, admire classical Chinese architectural features and hear folktales about the goddess who blesses and protects fishermen. Afterward, enjoy an international buffet lunch in a restaurant expertly selected by your guide.

    Continue on to another World Heritage Site, the Ruins of St Paul, a 16th-century complex that originally included St Paul's College and the Cathedral of St Paul. Walk up the 66 steps to see the evocative remnants and imposing facade of this historical church, designed by Italians and built by Japanese Christian exiles. Admire the still-remarkable details, including intricate stone carvings and sculptures. Then, follow your guide on a short walk to the city center, designated another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll along charming cobblestone streets, and pass quaint shops and local restaurants, in this pedestrian enclave.

    Before leaving Macau, try your luck at the gambling tables of the world-famous Macau Casino. In this premiere card room, you can join one of the daily poker tournaments or play blackjack, Spanish 21, mini baccarat and more! After your comprehensive tour of Macau, return to Hong Kong via the jetfoil or catamaran, followed by drop-off at your Hong Kong hotel.

    Click on "View Additional Info" for the hotel pickup list

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

tommy5zz

15-Mar-2017

Well laid out itinerary. Make sure to try the Portuguese Egg Tarts!

Ayama

12-Mar-2017

I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide kept the pace moving but I still felt like I was able to take in a lot of the city's beauty. The main the ruins of St. Paul's was definitely the best part. Our visit through the temple was also top notch. I wasn't interested in our casino stop - if that had been a separate tour for people who wanted more the cultural/city sights incorporated vs time going through the casinos, I think that may have been preferable however I wouldn't have thought of this before having been on the tour.

Grahame E

04-Mar-2017

Lucky enough to be staying in one of the last hotel pickups, we were at the Macau ferry within quarter of an hour. The boat trip is fast and well organized taking an hour to reach Macau, even though the sea was quite rough for our trip. We were met in Macau by Cisco, our guide for the day. Cisco was great, he was knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the day. The day trip included the sights of both modern and historic Macau and visits to a couple of casinos. This is a busy day with little chance for activities outside of the itinerary. We walked through a shopping area that looked like there was some good bargains to be had, but unfortunately we had no time to look properly or buy. Cisco did mention that previously people had left the group to shop, but then you will have to get yourself back to the return ferry and the ticket has a set time for the return trip, so be careful. Another option here is to do what a few people in our group did which is to include an overnight stay. The day trip will show you where everything is and then you can head back to the shopping area in your own time if bargain hunting is your thing. Overall, the day was excellent. Well organized, superb guide and good value for money. Can thoroughly recommend the day trip, but just bear in mind the comments about the shopping. I would seriously consider an overnight stay if you want to bargain hunt.

David H

23-Feb-2017

A well worthwhile tour combining history with a look into a casino. The tour guide was really good giving interesting details about Macau.

Marjorie S

23-Feb-2017

We really enjoyed this day trip to Macau. Hong Kong and Macau have different histories---so nice contrasts between the two cities. Good tour guide who had lived in Macau for nearly 40 years and was originally from Portugal. All details were well worked out!

Details


Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Round-trip ferry
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Macau Tower observation deck entry fee
    • Macau Visa if required

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • A small amount of walking is involved
      • Please note that during the Christmas and New Year period there may be delays at immigration and re-routing of traffic around the major tourist areas
      • Infants below the age of 1 are free of charge
      • Residents of certain countries are required to obtain a visa prior to entry into Macau
      • Indian nationals must apply for and successfully complete pre-arrival registration online before they can visit or transit the HKSAR visa-free (if seeking to enter the HKSAR during transit). More detailed explanation, please check with Hong Kong Immigration Department

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Departs from selected centrally located hotels

        1    BP International Hotel        
        2    Charterhouse        
        3    City Garden        
        4    Conrad        
        5    Cordis at Langham Place        
        6    Dorsett Wanchai        
        7    Eaton        
        8    Excelsior        
        9    Gateway        
        10    Grand Hyatt        
        11    Harbour Grand Hong Kong        
        12    Harbour Grand Kowloon        
        13    Harbour Plaza Metropolis        
        14    Harbour Plaza North Point        
        15    Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay        
        16    Holiday Inn Golden Mile        
        17    Hotel Icon        
        18    Hotel Panorama        
        19    Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui        
        20    InterContinental Grand Stanford        
        21    InterContinental Hong Kong        
        22    Island Shangri-la        
        23    JW Marriott        
        24    Kimberley        
        25    Kowloon Hotel         
        26    Kowloon Shangri-la
        27    L'Hotel Causeway Bay
        28    Marco Polo Hong Kong
        29    Metropark Causeway Bay
        30    Metropark Kowloon
        31    Metropark Mong Kok
        32    Nathan
        33    Novotel Century
        34    Novotel Nathan Road
        35    Park Hotel
        36    Park Lane
        37    Prince
        38    Regal Hong Kong
        39    Regal Kowloon
        40    Royal Garden
        41    Royal Pacific
        42    Royal Plaza
        43    Sheraton
        44    The Cityview
        45    The Harbourview
        46    The Langham Hong Kong
        47    The Mira
        48    The Salisbury YMCA
        49    Wharney

        Departure Time

        6:45am depending on your hotel location

        Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

        Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

        Duration

        11 hours

        Return Details

        Tour returns to original departure point or the Hong Kong ferry pier at approximately 6:30pm


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Picture Gallery

  • Kun Iam Statue
  • Ruins of St Paul
  • Port - Welcome to Macau
  • Church
  • First Temple in Macau

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