Over five incredible days, enjoy the excitement, sounds, and sights of Hong Kong and Macau when you travel on this fully guided private tour. Grab your bucket list and start crossing off the Hong Kong highlights: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village, and more. Enjoy a taste of old-world Hong Kong with time spent at Nam Pak Hong
and Hollywood Road. Tick off your bucket list of a ride across Victoria Harbor on an iconic Star Ferry. A trip to Lantau Island for Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha shows you a completely different Hong Kong. Travel in total comfort and marvel at the design, technology and innovation of the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge, the longest cross-sea bridge in the world before arriving in Macau, once home to Portuguese colonists and those on a mission to convert. Marvel at the extent of European influences which are evident in the Ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral and Senado Square and appreciate the history to be found at A-MA Temple, thought to be the inspiration for Macau’s name. Inclusive of four nights accommodation, daily breakfasts, all transfers, sight entry fees as specified, a knowledgeable English speaking guide, and the option to add on travel anywhere else in China, this the ideal tour for the adventurer wanting to immerse themselves in the dynamic energy of Hong Kong and Macau. Book it today!
|Vehicle||Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver|
|Guide Service & Language||Professional English-speaking guide|
Your guide will be waiting at the airport with a welcoming sign and then take you to the pre-booked hotel. Together you will make your way to the hotel for check in, while on the way taking in the sights and sounds of this cosmopolitan city which is vastly different from anywhere else in China. Take the rest of the day to rest, relax or explore in advance of tomorrow’s full itinerary. Remember to speak with your guide for advice on local sights and dining options. They will be able to assist and even help with ordering if necessary.
Meals included: None
Note: Make the most of your first night in Hong Kong by enjoying one of the many Hong Kong evening highlights, including a wander through Temple Street night market, a taste of Hong Kong nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong, a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong at night when you visit Victoria Peak, or a chance to watch A Symphony of Lights on Victoria Harbor. For an additional charge, we can arrange bookings for these activities – or any others you’d love to experience while on tour with us.
Today’s exploration begins when you are collected from the hotel and venture to Victoria Peak. Here you will ascend the hill via the Peak Tram and step onto the breathtaking Sky Terrace 428. Commonly regarded as the highest point in Hong Kong, Victoria Peak offers visitors wonderful panoramic views of the entire city. Capture incredible photographic memories here.
Journey on to Repulse Bay, a typical Hong Kong beach that is now famous for its eye-wateringly priced real estate – reputed to be the most expensive in Hong Kong. After soaking in the vibe of the bay, you’ll be transported to Stanley Market, the quintessential Hong Kong street market. Known for its collection of typically Chinese curios, collectibles and souvenirs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a purchase or two without the hassle of haggling. Having worked up an appetite through the morning’s activities, you’ll have the chance to savor some of Hong Kong’s finest seafood at Aberdeen Fishing Village.
A short stop for lunch of your own choice is followed by a Hong Kong must-do – a Sampan ride that provides a taste of life in Aberdeen. From here you will be transferred to the Western end of Hong Kong Island to explore Nam Pak Hong. Famously regarded as one the oldest neighborhoods in Hong Kong, Nam Pak Hong, which translates as ‘South and North traders’, is a local institution. Learn about the original industrious and community-minded traders and merchants who created the business and nurtured the community in Sheung Wan. A center of import and export trade between China, Southeast Asia, and beyond, the surrounding streets are identified as Nam Pak Hong street, rather than being recognized by individual names. You will have a chance to wander through this still thriving precinct that established for the local Chinese during the days of British colonial rule. The legacy of wholesale trade and commerce endures today as it continues to be the main center of wholesale dried seafood and traditional Chinese medicines in Hong Kong.
Venture on to Hollywood Road, one of the original streets built by the British Royal Engineers. Learn about its importance as an antique market frequented by foreign merchants and sailors who sold wares they’d ‘collected’ on their travels through China. You might even pick up one or two of your own. For a change of pace, take time to reflect at Man Mo Temple, one of the earliest Chinese Temples in Hong Kong. Encircled by a seemingly infinite number of modern high rise buildings that seem to pierce the sky, you can’t help but feel that both the historical and contemporary are well-balanced here.
Pass by the Central District’s Statue Square on route to board an iconic Star Ferry for a trip across Victoria Harbor. Statue Square is the heartbeat of Hong Kong’s international banking center and evidence of its status as a financial center. The Star Ferry ride is just seven minutes from point to point, so have your camera ready. Land at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade for a magnificent view looking back at the spectacular Hong Kong skyline.
Meals included: Breakfasts
Today’s adventure starts with a visit to the Lantau Island Monastery, a Buddhist temple and complex still visited by devotees. Your time here is the opportunity to learn how local people still appreciate and use the temple for quiet contemplation and reverence as a reprieve from the big city bustle.
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal, take a 25 minutes ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car to Ngong Ping Terminal. This is the best way to take a bird’s-eye view of Tung Chung Bay, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge, Lantau Island, the Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and the Ngong Ping Plateau. Arrive at Ngong Ping Village where you will visit the hundred-year-old Po Lin Monastery. It’s here you’ll be greeted by the Tian Tan Buddha Statue (Big Buddha) which sits at the front of the monastery. As the second largest outdoor Buddha statue in the world, it’s hard not to be in awe, particularly as it stands 34 meters in height and weighs a whopping 202 tones. Enjoy a walk along the Wisdom Path, which provides a glimpse into traditional spiritual influences that endure among local people today. Apart from the contemplative nature of the Wisdom Path, this is a site of beautiful scenery and tranquility with its 38 timber columns inscribed with Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist sutras.
On the cable car trip back to Tung Chung, enjoy the spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the island. Savor the day’s activities when you return to your hotel for a relaxing evening. Be sure to check with your guide for advice on where to enjoy the very best local fare.
Meals included: Breakfast
Note: The tour may be adjusted due to the weather condition and the operation of Ngong Ping Cable Car.
Following breakfast and check out, you will be taken to the Hong Kong Port of HZMB located in close proximity to the Hong Kong International Airport. Here you’ll be assisted with the requirements for border crossing. Your guide will escort you for the journey of across the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge (HZMB) to Macau. Those with a sense of adventure will appreciate there’s more to this trip than a simple border crossing. It’s an opportunity to marvel at the HZMB itself. At 55 kilometers in length, the HZMB is a remarkable feat of design and construction. Including a sea-crossing bridge and underwater tunnel that connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau, travel on this unique infrastructure is the perfect opportunity to sit back and enjoy the drive in unique surroundings.
You will be greeted on arrival by your Macau guide and immediately commence your Macau city tour of local landmarks. Enjoy the relatively (by China’s standards) more modern history behind the Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral, which was built by Portuguese Catholic Jesuits in the 17th century and tragically burnt to the ground in 1835. Observe more Portuguese colonial influences at beautiful Senado Square, a beautifully designed and maintained square with significant European influences and architecture that held importance as a communal meeting place for both Chinese and Portuguese from the 16th to the 18th century. A stop will also be made at A-Ma Temple, thought to be the inspiration for Macau’s name. Built over 500 years ago for the purpose of worshipping the Mazu Chinese sea-goddess, it’s a fitting tribute to given Mazu was regarded as the patron saint of seamen. Finish the day’s exploration when you check in at your hotel.
While here, enjoy an evening out, perhaps at one of Macau’s casinos, by savoring the fantastic dining options available here, or enjoying the world’s largest water show at The House of Dancing Water. Feeling adventurous? We can help you with that too. Challenge yourself by experiencing the world’s highest Bungy jump. Or for a simpler – and more delicious experience – savor one (or a few) Macau, pastéis de nata, the famous local Portuguese egg tart. We can help you arrange any or all these activities (a surcharge will apply) to help you enjoy every moment of your tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
Rise early and make the most of your morning before being transferred to the Hong Kong International Airport by catamaran ferry for travel to your next destination.
Meals included: Breakfast
Inclusions / Exclusions
- Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
- Activities specified in the itinerary
- Excellent professional English-speaking guide
- Ground transport in the air-conditioned vehicle with a licensed driver
- 4-star or 5-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, based on double/twin occupancy as specified
- Peak Tram (one way), Sky Terrace and Aberdeen Sampan ride
- One-way ferry ride from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon
- Ngong Ping Cable Car ride on Lantau Island
- One-way high-speed catamaran ferry ride from Macau to Hong Kong International Airport
- Travel agency liability insurance during the tour
- Government taxes and fees.
- International flights to Hong Kong/from Macau
- China visa
- Gratuities to guides and drivers and any expense of personal nature
- Meals: Lunches and dinners are excluded allowing you flexibility around meal choices. Your guide will make recommendations and order for you, if required.
- Our tour package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip to provide for any unforeseen circumstances.
- This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It’s always available for your schedule.
- Smart casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Prices based on twin occupancy.
- The prices shown above are not valid during China’s Official Holidays (such as National Day and Chinese Spring Festival etc.).