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A full day excursion to the former Portuguese colony Macau, used to be the oldest European settlement in the Orient. The enclave was reunited with China as a Special Administrative Region in December 1999. A sightseeing excursion to Macau is full of historical and cultural flair. Under Portuguese sovereignty for four centuries, tiny Macau contains many historical monuments, including the famous facade of St. Paul's Church, its border gate with the motherland and the 14th-century Kun Yam Temple.
11 hoursStart time
Make your way to the either of the below meeting points:
Hong Kong Meeting Point: Excelsior hotel at 7:30am, Causeway Bay
Kowloon Meeting Points:
The tour returns to the starting point
You will be picked up from meeting point and taken on a full day sightseeing tour of Macau. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide on this cruise. Please carry your passports and necessary documents as this is required to enter mainland China.
Ride in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel to the pier in Hong Kong. Board a jetfoil or a catamaran and enjoy a 60-minute ferry journey that brings you to the Monte Carlo of the Far East, Macau.
The city sightseeing begins with a drive along the Guia Circuit where the Macau Grand Prix is held annually. A stop at the Statue of Kum Iam. This Statue is dedicated to Kum Iam, the Goddess of Mercy with a 20 meters high bronze figure, emerging Virgin Mary-like from a 7 meter-high lotus in the outer harbour.
Then proceed to the Macau Tower. The Tower was designed by Mr Gordon Moller, a New Zealand architect. It is 338 meters high and ranked the 11th highest in the world (an optional visit to the observation deck for a panoramic view of the city can be arranged). Visit the A-Ma Temple - a graceful chapel built in 1488, dedicated to the Goddess of seafarers and fishermen Matsu. This temple is being inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.
Then move on to the St. Paul’s Ruins, a grand imposing façade which is the ruins of an early 16th century church designed by Italians and built by Japanese Christian exiles.
Walk down the picturesque cobblestones streets, past furniture shops and clothing factory outlets (for some shopping, if time permits), to the main square, the City Centre of Senado. This square is a pedestrian zone, being inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Try your luck at the gambling tables of the world-famous casino in Macau before leaving the city in the late afternoon.
Arrive back in Hong Kong at approximately 6:30pm and transfer to your hotel.
You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Macau Visa is required to join this tour. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. Kindly reconfirm the departure details in Hong Kong with your local activity operator.
A surcharge of HK$60 per person applies to Easter Holiday, Christmas Holiday and Chinese New Year Holiday.
Ferry journey from Hong Kong to Macau takes approximately one hour.
Macau is an interesting place for a day visitor, unless you are a gambler. Our guide Mario is Portuguese and great at keeping us informed and amused....nancy lynn, United States, 27/May/2018
Our tour was perfect. The local guide Mario was very helpful and friendly. He covered all the highlights of Macau within the limited time. This tour is highly recommended if you...Ram B, United Kingdom, 04/Sep/2017
Cisco made the day...Marilyn Milano, United States, 28/May/2017
The tour was very nice. Very good.
The trip could start at a different time as Macau is a place to visit in the evening. So Instead of starting early in the morning, if it is started in the afternoon around 12pm everyone can enjoy the evening life (cafes, restaurants and bars) there. The ferries from Macau to Hong Kong are available 24/7 so that wont be a problem too..