3 Days Hong Kong & Macau In-depth Cultural Tour

Dig Out the Exotic Culture of the Two SARs

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Combine Hong Kong with Macau for an in-depth exploration of the stunning highlights and cultural heritages in 3 days!

Picture Hong Kong and the first thing that springs to mind is its skyline: a condensed sprawl of skyscrapers soaring over Victoria Harbour, backdropped by verdant hills. Behind its urban exterior, however, is a region that remains deeply connected to and proud of its distinctive culture, which blends Chinese, British and indigenous influences. At the same time, Macau, known as "Vegas of China", is indeed an epicenter of gambling and glitz. While, Macau has much more to offer than that. The inscribed Historic Center of Macau presents a group of 22 principal buildings and public spaces that enable a clear understanding of the structure of the old trading port city, providing a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, religious, architectural and technological influences from East and West. In 3 days, you will understanding the two special administrative regions of China better!

Alternative Plan: If you want to see natural scenery of Hong Kong to escape the madding crowds, you can take a look at our 2 Days Hong Kong Macau Highlights Tour. If you have your own idea to explore Hong Kong and Macau, feel free to tell us your ideas and we are here ready to offer a customizable tour for you!

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Hong Kong / Macau / Hong Kong
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-MAHK-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Hong Kong, Asia’s World City. Upon arrival, your local guide is ready to meet you at the airport, train station, port or metro station. Then, you’ll be escorted to your hotel to check in. The rest of today is free on your own to explore this modern metropolis.

Suggested Activities at Night (Explore on Your Own):

In the late evening, enjoy a light walk along Avenue of Stars. Admire stunning views of the Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island with its numerous skyscrapers. Catch the chance to watch “A Symphony of Lights” that is held every night at 20:00. 

Later, take a walk through Temple Street Night Market which is the livest night market in Hong Kong. You and your kids are going to find everything from souvenirs to tiny trinkets and from clothes to footwear, bags and more. Browse different kinds of commodities with exquisite design, 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)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. 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. (Optional Hiking Experience on Victoria Peak: Enjoy 1.5-hour Peak Circle Walk starting from Sky Terrace 428 through Lugard Road and then Harlech Road. On the way, you’ll immerse in verdant lush plantation while enjoy vast sea view and amazing Hong Kong skyline.)

Getting down Victoria Peak, you will be transferred to the Central Pier for a relaxing journey with Star Ferry to travel across Victoria Harbor. Star Ferry was rated by National Geographic as one of “50 Places of A Lifetime to Visit”. Enjoy the 10-minutes ride by the distinctive green and white ferry and snap some stunning pictures of the magnificent Hong Kong skyline onboard. Upon arrival at Tsim Sha Tsui pier, savor your stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade where offers resplendent views across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island. 

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, 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 evening, you have some extra time to explore on your own. 

Panoramic View from Victoria Peak during DaytimeHong Kong Star FerryHong Kong Museum of HistoryChi Lin Nunnery
Day 3 Hong Kong - Macau - Hong Kong (B)

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In this morning, 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 jetfoil 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.

Note: 1. the jetfoil ticket fees from Hong Kong to Macau and from Macau back to Hong Kong, the transfer service between your hotel and Hong Kong wharf are included in your fare. 2. Meals of the day are all arranged on your own.

After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in downtown area of Hong Kong. (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.)

Ruins of the Church of St PaulSenado SquareMacau A-Ma Temple

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Panoramic View of Yangshuo Town
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the Forbidden City Overall View

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