MAGICAL MACAU OVERNIGHT
Transfer from the pier to the Ferry Terminal where you will board a ferry to Macau. Upon arrival, proceed for a photo stop of the Statue of Kum Iam before visiting A-Ma Temple, the oldest temple in Macau. The Temple, located at the entrance to the Inner harbor, was operated when the Portuguese first arrived in 1554. Drive to visit the Macau Tower & enjoy a buffet lunch at the restaurant in the Tower before visiting a casino prior to check in at the hotel. The evening is at your leisure.
The next morning, visit the Ruins of St. Paul's. The steep steps to the top give a sense of the awe worshippers must have felt when approaching the building. The view from the top is exhilarating. Proceed to The Museum of Macau, opened in 1998, is located at the Monte Fort, facing the St. Paul's Ruin. You can reach the entrance by turning left from St. Paul's. Furthermore, the Museum is built inside the ancient Fortress, which dates back to the beginning of the 17th century when the Jesuits built it. Enjoy a Macanese lunch at a local restaurant. Board the ferry back to Hong Kong and return to the ship.
Please Note: Expect delays during Immigration procedures to/from Macau on Saturdays and Sundays due to the increase in visitors
Overland Program Step by Step:
8:45am - 9:05am Depart pier and drive to China HK Ferry Terminal (or Shun Tak Terminal epending on the ferry book)
9:05am - 10:.00am Go through HK Immigration / Custom & wait for boarding
10:00am - 11:00am Ferry ride to Macau
11:00am - 11:40am Macau Immigration & Custom procedure. Meet local guide at Arrival Hall
11:40am - 12:10pm Drive with visit of the Kun Iam Statue
12:10pm - 12:20pm Drive to A-Ma Temple
12:20pm - 1:15pm Visit the A-Ma Temple
1:15pm - 1:30pm Drive to Macau Tower
1:30pm - 2:30pm Photo Stop & buffet lunch at Macau Tower (Incl. 1 Standard drink pp)
2:30pm - 3:00pm Drive to a casino
3:00pm - 5:00pm Visit the casino
5:00pm - 5:25pm Drive to hotel
Check-in at Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 or Similar
Evening at leisure & dinner on own
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast in hotel. Check out and settle incidental charges if any
9:00am - 9:20am Drive to Leal Senado & visit the Square
9:20am - 9:45am Photo stop and walk uphill to the Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral
9:45am - 10:30am Visit the Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral
10:30am - 12:00pm Walk to visit the Monte Fortress & the Museum of Macau
12:00pm - 12:20pm Drive to local restaurant
12:20pm - 1:20pm Macanese lunch at local restaurant (Incl. 1 Standard drink pp)
1:20pm - 1:40pm Drive to Macau Ferry Pier
1:40pm - 2:30pm Go through Macau Immigration & Custom procedure then wait for boarding
2:30pm - 3:30pm Ferry back to Hong Kong
3:30pm - 4:00pm Go through HK Immigration & Custom procedure
4:00pm - 4:20pm Drive back to pier & embark your vessel
Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes.
Expected Weather: Hong Kong & Macau can be considered a year round destination. It is cool and dry in the winter (December to March)
What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, sweaters and a jacket for the air conditioning. No shorts allowed in casino
Currency: Hong Kong dollar can also be used almost everywhere in Macau, alongside the Macau Pataca (Macau currency). In general, the exchange rate is 1 to 1 with these two currencies.
Electricity: The voltage in Hong Kong & Macau is the same i.e. 200-220 volts & 50 cycle
Luggage: Luggage can be put on board or stored underneath coach compartment. Suggest an overnight bag for this trip for convenience of guests while taking the ferry
Documents and Visa Requirements:(current but subject to change)
Visas are not required for USA and UK Citizens, all other nationalities are required to check with their consulates for specific entry requirements. Should guests require a visa to enter Hong Kong, he/she will require a DOUBLE ENTRY HK VISA prior signing up for this overland program.
Accommodation: Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 or similar
Program Includes: All transportation by private mini coach or coach & English Speaking local guide
Round trip Ferry tickets to/from Hong Kong/Macau on economy class.
All sightseeing including entrance fee as mentioned in itinerary
Lunch as per itinerary. Includes one standard drink per person during meal. (Local beer, soft drinks or local mineral water)
Hotel accommodation as per itinerary
Breakfast in hotel
Incidental charges at hotel
Local guide and driver gratuities