Dazzling and Historical Macau in a Day

Dazzling and Historical
Macau in a Day

Flamboyance, history and preservation; describing Macau in one word is just impossible. To capture
all that is Macau, this full day shows that there is more than just a gambling Valhalla.
This is a unique opportunity from Hong Kong to get the Macau gist.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Lauded for both its glitter and glamour and its historical centre, Macau is undeniably diverse and highly entertaining. With ample casinos and modern high rises, home to some of the most luxurious hotels in Greater China, it comes as no surprise that this former Portuguese colony has been dubbed the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’.

Located westwards along the southern coast and an hour’s boat trip from Hong Kong, this full-day tour will reveal more than the bright lights and casinos of the city, which is the only place in China where gambling is legal. While the roulette wheels and rolling dice maybe your playground for a potential next visit, we will show you real Macau.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Dazzling and Historical Macau in a Day

08:00 - 18:00

You are welcomed by your guide at your Hong Kong booked accommodation for a short transfer to the main Hong Kong Ferry terminal for a 1-hour boat trip to Macau. Through the Victoria Harbour and outlying islands, the impressive skyline of Macau shortly dooms up from the horizon. Upon arrival, we head out straight to the part that once was the beating commercial and trading heart of the Portuguese. The various landmarks and ruins fall under UNESCO protection since 2005 after the colony was ceded back to China in 1999.

As the main landmark of Macau, the Ruins of Saint Paul’s is a must-see when visiting the area. Learn all about the historical importance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site which was constructed over a period of 38 years from 1602 to 1640 but was then devastated by fire in 1835. The intricately carved façade is all that remains of the church and dominates the landscape. Next, witness its influence with sights such as Senado Square, which connects Largo do São Domingos at one end and Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro at the other and was once the meeting place for the Chinese and Portuguese in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Lunch is included en route at a local restaurant.

A quick stroll over Cotai Strip is a must when visiting Macau, only if it is just for one day. This street of glitter and glamour helped it to gain this name and reputation, thanks to the many hotel-casinos located along with it and big-name gaming brands. The compound of the Venetian casino is certainly worth a stop with its Italian-style architecture, complete with a replica of the Venetian canals.

At the end of the afternoon, we make our way back to the Macau Ferry Terminal for a 1-hour journey back to Hong Kong, followed by a short transfer to your accommodation on either Kowloon or Hong Kong Island.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking assistance on board
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • Return ferry tickets Hong Kong - Macau

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District (i.e. New Territories, Tai O), Macau, any border crossing with mainland China and Hong Kong’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • Certain casinos may uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Casino entrance is not permitted for guests under the age of 21.
  • Proper ID must be presented to enter the casino floor.

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