6-Day Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau Tour
The Greater Bay Area, a region surrounding the Pearl River Delta in China’s southern-most province, is not only a vibrant world-class bay area for economy, technology and innovation, but...
Code of Tour: CDT0000071525
Length of Travel: 6 Day
Destinations of Tour:
Departure City: Macau
Price of Tour: Request
Type of Tour: Private
Features of Tour:
The Greater Bay Area, a region surrounding the Pearl River Delta in China’s southern-most province, is not only a vibrant world-class bay area for economy, technology and innovation, but also a bay area for cultural exchanges and leisure. Among all the cities, Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou are the top three destinations with abundant culture and amazing cultural experience. “One Rail Link, one Bridge” has well linked Hong Kong and Guangzhou with Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, Macau and Hong Kong with Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. The three cities are closely linked with each other within 1 hour.
Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)
Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival
Ni Hao! Welcome to Hong Kong! If you need a transfer from Hong Kong International Airport to downtown, you can tell us your needs ahead. Our local guide is ready to pick you up at the arrival hall of the airport, and transfer you to hotel. The rest of today is to recover from long flight, or explore this vibrant and bustling metropolis on your own.
Evening Ideas: In this evening, take a walk through Temple Street Night Market which is the livest night market in Hong Kong. Whether you’re a fan of shopping or not, Temple Street is one place you’ll find everything from souvenirs to tiny trinkets and from clothes to footwear, bags and more. Browse different kinds of commodities and if you like, stop to sit and enjoy some delicious snacks. After the tour, get back to your hotel by yourselves.
Temple Street Night Market
Day 2 Hong Kong (B)
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. Ascend the Sky Terrace 428 observation deck to enjoy 360-degree spectacular panoramic views of the vibrant city – from the stunning skyline and Victoria Harbor to the tranquility of greenery landscape. If you like, enjoy a walk around and shoot some gorgeous photos.
Then, be transferred to Hong Kong Museum of History. The main attraction of this extraordinary museum is a permanent display called the Hong Kong Story. Walk through eight galleries complete with striking life-size replicas and dozens of multimedia displays and the exhibit takes you on a fascinating journey through the history that has shaped the city and its culture as well as the history of development of the territory from its earliest days to British rule and the reunification with China in 1997.
Later, pay a visit to Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple. This Taoist temple is dedicated to a deified healer named Wong Tai Sin and it is said that when he was 15 an immortal taught Wong how to make a herbal potion that could cure all illness. This temple is famed for the many prayers answered “What you request is what you get” via a practice called kau chim. Enjoy the sincere atmosphere of praying and kau chim for good fortune. Later, move your steps to Nan Lian Garden, an elegant Tang-style garden featuring a golden pagoda, a koi pond and a collection of bizarre rocks sourced from all over China. Enjoy your time in the beautiful Chi Lin Nunnery located close to the garden. Built in the style of Tang Dynasty, this Buddhist complex is a serene place with lotus ponds, bonsai tea plants, bougainvillea and silent nuns delivering offerings fruit and rice to Buddha or chanting behind intricately carved screens.
After the tour, be driven back to your hotel for a rest. In this afternoon and evening, you have extra time to explore on your own. (Note: If your time is tight and have no time to stay in Hong Kong, we can escort you to the airport, train station or port for leave. Feel free to tell us your plan.)
Late Afternoon & Evening Activities to Explore on Your Own:
In this late afternoon, you are highly recommended to enjoy beautiful views on both sides of Victoria Harbor. Transfer to the Central for a marvel at the tall buildings in very close distance and know them one by one (like Bank of China Tower, IFC, HSBC Building), and then walk to the Central pier to take one of the oldest modes of transport – Star Ferry which was rated by National Geographic as one of “50 Places of A Lifetime to Visit”. Enjoy the 10-minutes ride across Victoria Harbor by the distinctive green and white ferry and snap some stunning pictures of the magnificent Hong Kong skyline. Upon arrival at Tsim Sha Tsui pier, savor your stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Avenue of Stars where offers resplendent views across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island. If time allows, catch the chance to watch “A Symphony of Lights” that is held every night at 20:00. After the show, get back to your hotel by yourselves.
Victoria Peak Tram Victoria Harbor Amazing Night ViewWong Tai Sin TempleHong Kong Museum of History
Day 3 Hong Kong Guangzhou by High Speed Train & Guangzhou (B)
In this morning, you’ll be transferred to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station for your high speed train to Guangzhou (about 1 hour). At this station, you need to be checked your documents (valid passport and China visa) to go to Guangzhou.
Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station Procedures for Boarding your Train:
(a) Departing passengers enter the station at level B1, pass ticket checks and take an escalator or lift to B3. (b) Once at the Hong Kong immigration clearing area, passengers pass through the control point. (c) They follow the arrows and enter the mainland jurisdiction area for passport clearance. (d) Once cleared for entry into mainland China passengers may enter the waiting area or take escalators or lifts to level B4 to board high trains.
Upon arrival at Guangzhou South Railway Station, the local guide will meet you at the train station and escort you for today’s sightseeing. Start to explore the old and new Guangzhou City from Yuexiu Park, the largest city park in Guangzhou. Stroll leisurely in the verdant park to see the Five Rams Statue from which you will savor the interesting legendary story of the five rams and know why Guangzhou is called the “City of Rams”. Then, continue to appreciate a five-storey ancient structure in red – Zhenhai Tower which was changed as Guangzhou Museum. Have a brief learning about Guangzhou’s over 2000 years’ history and if you like, climb up the tower to get a bird’s-eye view of Guangzhou city. After the morning stretching with fresh air, move your steps to the nearby Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which was built in memory of the great revolutionist Sun Yat-sen. Enjoy the Chinese and Western combining styled octagon-shaped main building in bright red and blue from outside. Enter the hall to know Dr. Sun deeper with excellent exhibitions of his biography and contribution to the country and people, and get a simple learning about the contemporary history of China in the 18th – 19th centuries. Before leaving, admire the 5.5-meter tall bronze statue of Dr. Sun outside in the yard and show your respect to this world famous great Father of the Nation in China.
Later, pay a visit to Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King which was built at the real tomb site of Zhao Mo, the second King of Western Han Dynasty 2000 years ago. The tomb is the largest and the best preserved color-painted stone chamber found to date in the Lingnan region in South China. Discover the burial chamber and appreciate the precious historical relics found there in the exhibition halls to learn the culture, history, economy, etc. of Lingnan area. Among all the 1,000 pieces of cultural artifacts, you won’t miss the spotlight “Jade Burial Garment” which is made up of 2291 pieces of jade, and also a collection of over 400 delicate ceramic pillows.
After the historical exploration, e transferred to the urban central axis in Zhujiang New Town to see the modern cityscape of Guangzhou at Huacheng Square. Have a leisure stroll between the glittery skyscrapers and peculiar shaped modern buildings to feel the fast development of this metropolis. Most importantly, appreciate the slim outline of the iconic Canton Tower on the opposite bank of Pearl River.
After the tour, be escorted back to your hotel.
Yuexiu Park Five Rams StatueSun Yat-sen Memorial Hall GuangzhouJade Burial Garment at Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue KingHuacheng Square – To See Stunning Guangzhou Skyline and Canton Tower
Day 4 Guangzhou & Guangzhou to Macau (B, L)
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, pay a short visit to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. With a history about 1500 years, this temple is one of the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism where you can have a simple understanding about Chinese Buddhism. Walk leisurely and admire the 57.6-meter octangular brick-wood Flower Pagoda and see some exquisite Buddha statues.
Then, visit the must-see Chen Clan Ancestral Hall which is regarded as the largest, most beautifully decorated and best preserved traditional ancestral temple in Guangdong Province. Roam among the tranquil houses and courtyards built during 1888-1894 to discover its architectural origin and find out whether it was an ancestral hall or an academy for the Chen Family in Guangdong initially. Since it is famous as the “Pearl of Lingnan Architectural Art”, you will taste the super exquisite colorful decorations of vivid patterns of various flora and fauna, figures and immortals to feel the highly skillful construction and decoration of Lingnan people and know their typical folk culture and best wishes of harvest and prosperity in ancient China.
Later, be transferred for about 10 minutes’ driving to see the quite different Shamian Island where over 150 European styled old buildings from the colonial period from 19th century are well preserved for a nice savory. Take a relaxing walk in the strongly exotic street block in emerald and imagine the past life and changes of Guangzhou told by those historical remains.
After that, have a break and enjoy the specially arranged Cantonese lunch in one of the best reputed local restaurants to know why Cantonese food is so famous and popular around the world.
After the visiting, your guide and driver will send you to Guangzhou South Railway Station for a high speed train to Zhuhai (about 1 hour). Upon arrival, you’ll be met at Zhuhai Railway Station and driven to your hotel in Macau. The rest of today is free on your own to explore “Vegas of China”.
Exquisite Decoration of Chen Clan Ancestral HallEuropean Styled Historical Architecture at Shamian IslandVarious Kinds of Cantonese Dim Sum
Day 5 Macau (B)
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. After breakfast, you’ll 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, drive to your hotel in Macau.
Ruins of the Church of St PaulSenado SquareMacau A-Ma Temple
Day 6 Macau – Hong Kong by Ferry & Hong Kong Departure (B)
In this morning, you are free on your own to explore Macau until be transferred to the ferry terminal to board your direct ferry to Hong Kong International Airport for your flight to onward destination.
Note: Some travelers choose to take private car via Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge – the longest bridge-cum-tunnel sea crossing in the world stretching 55.5 kilometers. Going from old Macau to Hong Kong International Airport needs around 1-1.5 hours. This option costs higher but you can personally witness the engineering wonder completed in 2018. Feel free to tell us your likes and we can adjust the arrangement for you.