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One Day Macau Tour from Hong Kong

TurboJet ferry boat
Macau is the former Portuguese colony. Due to its long history of European settlements, Macau became a city of unique charm with a blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture. It offers many UNESCO World Heritage sites and historical monuments, world-leading gaming and entertainment, as well as mouth-watering cuisine. Just one-hour ride by ferry enables travelers a whole day round trip to Macau from Hong Kong.

Taking a speed ferry to Macau is the most economic and convenient way. First you would get to Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal, which can be reached by MTR to Sheung Wan Station and get out from Exit D. Take a TurboJet ferry to Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal. The ferry departs every 15 minutes from 07:00 - 23:59 and every one hour during other time. The approximate sailing time is 55 minutes.

Hereunder are the fares of different class on the TurboJet ferry.
          Hong Kong to MacauMacau to Hong Kong
Super classEconomy classSuper class  Economy class
Day Sailing
Day Sailing
(Weekends & Holidays)
Night Sailing
(Weekdays, Weekends & Holidays)
Macau is very small and most of the historic sites are located in the downtown area and can be easily accessed by foot. Upon your arrival in Macau, make sure to grab a visitor map in the Visitor Center of the Ferry Terminal. Then take a taxi with several minutes to the Senado Square, the center of Macau. It is the best place to begin the one day tour. Just opposite the square, it is the Leal Senado Building. Walk inside and take a look around Macau's first municipal chamber. There are many dinning opportunities during your walking tour, you may try the typical Macau food, such as Portuguese duck rice, African Chicken or Portuguese Egg Tart.

Around the square, you will find many beautiful buildings, such as the Holy House of Mercy, the old Post Office and St. Dominic's Church. You may stop at the church and take a look inside. There is a museum of paintings and sculptures in the third floor of the church. Walk to north of the church and you will arrive at the Ruins of St. Paul's. This is the most famous landmark in Macau. Be prepared to walk a grand stretch of stairs up to the ruins.
Ruins of St. Paul's
On the street to the right of the Ruins of St. Paul's lies a small Chinese temple, called Na Tcha Temple, which is dedicated to worship Na Tcha, a teenage hero in Chinese traditional legendary. To the east of the Ruins of St. Paul's is the Monte Fort located. Built in 1616, it was used to defend the church from the pirates. If you would like to have a short break, walk a few minutes to the Casa Garden. You will see local seniors hanging out there chatting and playing cards. Just next to the garden, it is the Old Protestant cemetery and the Morrison Chapel.

Afterwards you may turn to one of the casino to try your luck. Kids under 18 years old are not allowed for entering into casinos. If you are not interesting in gambling, you may consider visiting the Macau Tower. Try to walk around the Outdoor Observation Deck on level 61, with a height of 223 meters (about 732 feet). You will see the spectacular night-view of Macau. The admission fee of the Observation Deck is MOP135 for adult, MOP70 for seniors (65 years old and above) and children (3-11 years old). There are also other adventure activities in the Tower, such as Mast Climb, Bungee Jump and Skywalk X on Level 61.

After finishing your one-day independent travel in Macau, take a taxi back to the Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and board a ferry back to Hong Kong.
Tips: Visa is required for tourists to Macau. However, nationals of 76 countries and regions are exempted from a visa for a certain period stay in Macau. You should check with your local Chinese embassy about the Macau visa in advance. Hong Kong dollars are widely used in Macau, so there is no need to exchange money to the Macau Pataca (MOP).
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Ms.Cuevas | Mar. 30, 2011 22:13Reply
I am living near Lido area of Beijing and plan to go to Hong Kong via train this weekend (26-Sep). Can anybody assist me on my question below?

1. Where is the nearest ticketing office to purchase the ticket?
2. How much is the ticket cost?
3. How do I get to Beijing West Railway Station the easiest and cost effective way?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Qi | Apr. 01, 2011 19:58

1. Beijing West-Kowloon ticket counter, 2F, Beijing West Train Station (left side of the elevator)
2. ticket price: 517-541HKD for hard sleeper, 747HKD for spft sleeper (this is 10 percent discounted price and valid before Dec 31.)
3. To see if you can find Bus 852, 976, 973 or 988 which can take you to Jintai Lu. After arriving Jintai Road, take Bus 9 to Beijing West Railway Station. The journey is some 22km long.
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