Enjoy a day of exploration that starts when you travel along the 55 kilometers long Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge (HZMB) before arrival in Macau. Learn about the Portuguese influence which is still evident today in the historical buildings and relics that remain, with the Ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral and Senado Square among them. Enjoy the opportunity for contemplation at the A-Ma Temple, and for a complete change of pace visit one of Macau’s famous casinos before returning to Hong Kong on one of the world class catamarans that seem to skim across the water. A thoroughly enjoyable day of sightseeing that profiles a distinct chapter in the region’s rich history. Book on its own or in conjunction with any other Hong Kong or best China tours. Just ask us how.
|Vehicle||Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver|
|Guide Service & Language||Professional English-speaking guide|
Your day’s adventure commences in the morning when your guide collects you from your hotel.
The first stop for the day is the Hong Kong Port of HZMB located in close proximity to the Hong Kong International Airport. Here you will be assisted with requirements for the border crossing to Macau. Your guide will escort you for the journey to travel the famous Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge (HZMB) to Macau. There’s more to this trip than a simple border crossing. It’s an opportunity to marvel at the HZMB itself. The HZMB is 55 kilometers long, a feat remarkable in that it connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau in a single sea-crossing bridge and underwater tunnel. Relish the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the drive-in unique surroundings.
You will be greeted on arrival by your guide in Macau 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.
While in Macau, be sure to savor the local sweet delicacy, pastéis de nata, or Portuguese egg tart to create a truly delicious travel food memory. Can’t stop at one? Buy a couple to take away and enjoy as an after-dinner treat.
Before returning to Hong Kong by the spacious and speedy catamaran ferry, there is the option to try your luck at one of Macau’s many casinos. On arrival back in Hong Kong, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel, concluding your tour.
Notes: Your guide will contact you in advance to confirm the hotel pick up time. Lunch is at your own arrangement, although your guide is happy to assist with recommendations and order, if required.
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
- Pick up and return to your hotel
- One way high speed catamaran ferry ride from Macau to Hong Kong
- Travel agency liability insurance during the tour
- Government taxes and fees.
- International flights to/from Hong Kong
- China visa
- Gratuities to guides and drivers and any expense of personal nature
- Hotel accommodation
- Meals: Meals are excluded. 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 protect 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.).