2 Days Hong Kong & Macau Highlights Tour (by Ferry)
Hong Kong and Macau are the two special administrative regions of China, namely the Hong Kong SAR and the Macau SAR. Located on the southeast coast of China and at the east and the west sides of the Pearl River Delta respectively, Hong Kong and Macau is with a close distance of about 60 kilometers in between with a ferry ride within 1 hour. Both of the two cities (Pearl of the Orient & Vegas of China) have many to offer with stunning views which are different from the mainland China. It will be a popular choice to arrive and explore in Hong Kong first and then take one-day round trip to Macau by ferry.
- Visit most featured attractions on Hong Kong island;
- Have a leisure day trip to Macau from Hong Kong by catamaran or jetfoil;
- Appreciate the UNESCO World Historical Heritage Sites in Macau like the Ruins of St Paul and the A-Ma Temple.
- Day 1: Hong Kong Day Tour
- Day 2:Hong Kong – Macau – Hong Kong
Day 1 Hong Kong Day Tour
Sightseeing and Activities: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Plus Self-guided Activities
In this morning, the local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel or assigned place (like airport, railway station or metro station). Your amazing Hong Kong tour starts. Firstly, you’ll experience the quickest and most scenic way to reach up the highest point on Hong Kong Island (552 meters) – Victoria Peak by the legendary Peak Tram which has been operating for more than 130 years as one of the world’s oldest funicular railways.
Later, be driven far away from the bustling and hustling downtown area to “Hawaii of the Orient” – Repulse Bay. This crescent-shaped stretch of sand is Hong Kong’s most famous beach with long coastline, soft sand, clean water and appropriate temperature and it is also home to some of its richest residents. Appreciate beautiful sea view and visit the Tin Hau Temple situated facing the sea. Continue your visit to Aberdeen Fishing Village where you will get an impressive insight of an old traditional fishing village to view the rows of old junks, sampans and private yachts.
After the tour, you’ll be driven back to your hotel in downtown area. This afternoon and evening is free on your own. If you have time to continue exploring, you can take our suggested itinerary for further visit.
Day 2 Hong Kong – Macau – Hong Kong
Sightseeing and Activities: Section of Old City Wall, the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, Section of Old City Wall, Senado Square, A-Ma Temple, Border of Gate (Portas do Cerco).
On this day, take a side trip to Macau. A former Portuguese colony dating back to year 1670, Macau is now famous for its range of casinos, gourmet and fine dining, and historical architecture.
First, take the jet foil from Hong Kong to Macau for about 1 hour. After landing in Macau, first visit the historical sight of the Ruins of the St. Paul Cathedral, which is a gothic church constructed by Portuguese in 1562 and once the largest cathedral in Asia. Now, it is over 350 years old and a World Cultural Heritage Site symbolizing Macau. Observe the designing style and those carvings, patterns, characters, figures, etc., you will find the great combination and collision of the European elements in the Renaissance and the traditional oriental styles. Walk behind to see the only remaining Section of Old City Wall of the past Macau that was built by the Portuguesa to defend against enemies from other countries about 300 years ago. Then, walk about 10 minutes to visit the Senado Square (Largo do Senado) to appreciate the multiple century-old Portuguese styled architectures and enjoy its rich south European flavor and also the daily lifestyle of Macau people who walk along those leading lanes and operate their business.
Then, transfer to visit the 400 year-old A-Ma Temple to appreciate the featured traditional ancient Chinese constructions and the local culture of belief of the A-Ma and be touched by the sincere worship of various people from both Macau and mainland China to her. After that, be escorted to the Border of Gate (Portas do Cerco) to know the history of the border battle between the Qing dynasty and the Kingdom of Portugal during the 1840s and its importance for people now in Macau and mainland China. If interested, visit one of the casinos for which Macau is famous (minimum age 21).
After the tour, return to Macau wharf and transfer back to Hong Kong by jetfoil.
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
- Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- All optional programs.