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Day Excursion to Macau from Hong Kong

US$ 114.66 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Travel by catamaran to Macau – the “Monte Carlo of the East”
  • Included orientation of Macau features the A-Ma Temple and St Pauls Ruins
  • Lunch is included in a local restaurant
  • You will have some time to try your luck at the world famous casino
  • Pick up and drop off is offered at a range of Hong Kong hotels and tour is conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide

Overview

A full day excursion to the former Portuguese colony, Macau, which used to be the oldest European settlement in the Orient, is like going to the Mediterranean. 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.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel 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 1830h (6:30pm) and transfer to your hotel.

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Reviews

The Macau one day tour was well organised right from the pick up in Hong Kong until the end of the day. Mr Cisco, our guide in Macau who is very knowledgeable, has made the visit... Yves I Elomar

Our tour was brilliant. Cisco (the kid) our guide was brilliant with his communication skills and knowledge. Great sense of humour and a real passion for his city. The tour... Daryl Venables

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

11 hours

Start time

Start time: 0730h (7:30am)
Duration: 11 hours

Meeting point

Hotel pick-up is provided from selected hotels. (Please mention the name and address of your hotel at the time of booking.) Airport pick-up is not included.
Please report at the meeting point 15minutes before the start time.

Ending point

The tour returns to the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off from selected hotels
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Catamaran/jetfoil ride to Macau (Approx. 1 hour Ferry Journey)
  • Lunch in a local restaurant in Macau

Do/Dont's

Visitors wearing shorts are not allowed to enter the Casino.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Airport pick-up is not included.
Passport is required. Macau Visa – if required – is excluded.
Pick-up is provided from select hotels in Hong Kong. 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 HongKong to Macau takes approximately one hour.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Pier from where you will board the Jetfoil is China Hong Kong City in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
  • <b>Information about Macau Visa</b>
  • Visas are required by all visitors except:
  • a) Nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania and the United Kingdom(6 months) for a stay up to 90 days;
  • b) Nationals of Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay for a stay up to 30 days;
  • c) Holders of "Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card" or "Hong Kong SAR Re-entry Permit"; Valid "Hong Kong Identity Card" holders are required to bring their valid passport or travel documents when they enter Macau.
  • d) Nationals of China with valid Macau entry / depart documents;
  • e) Holders of Consulate / Diplomatic documents issued by the Macau SAR or Hong Kong SAR;
  • f) Holders of Diplomatic Passport;
  • g) Holders of "Laissez Passer" issued by the United Nations; in the course of duty;
  • h) Holders of travel document issued by the Portuguese authorities for the foreign citizens.
  • <b>Visas are issued upon arrival at the Immigration counter for nationals of countries other than mentioned above. However nationals of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are required to obtain visa before arriving to Macau </b>
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