See the ornate St. Paul Roman Catholic Church

Macau Excursion from Hong Kong - Morning Town Ride

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Visiting the historical sites to know about the history of Macau and follow up with casino entertainment at night

Highlights

  • St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church
  • Section of the Old City Walls
  • Na Tcha Temple (World Heritage)
  • Mount Fortress (World Heritage)
  • Museum of Macau
  • Temple of A-Ma (World Heritage)
  • Macau Tower (Admission at your own expense)

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Transfer from Select Hotels in an Air-conditioned Coach
  • English Guide
  • Round Trip Ferry Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Museum of Macau Admission Tickets

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • This tour provides you maximum time for sightseeing. There will be no shop visits in the entire journey.
  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • Please bring along passport and return air ticket for immigration

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Mar 31 2017
oops mistake - should have hit i'm done
Oct 19 2016
Good
Apr 27 2016
Enjoyable... Educational!
Feb 17 2016
This is the review I left on Tripadvisor nearly five months ago. This is the only way I can give good feedback as it is so long ago!!!!!We took the day trip to Macau from Hong Kong yesterday. Specifically booked the "Morning Ride" as we had no interest in visiting casinos or shopping and just wanted to see the Portuguese history. 07.25 pick up in HK for the 09.00 ferry from Kowloon? 50 minutes wasted in Kowloon.Arr Macau 10.00 but 10.40 before all the party of 12 made it through immigration and on to the bus. First stop A-Ma Temple and local biscuit shop, both excellent. From then on it went so far downhill it as good as descended into farce.Arr Museum of Macau at 11.45 to be given 30 minutes to look around a three floor museum. We weren't even half way round the ground floor at departure time. Instructions for meeting up were completely lacking so we then spent another ten minutes trying to find five members of the group.We then walked down to St Paul's and the City walls to be given 20 minutes to take photos. Now the ruin is lovely but a few photos took a few minutes maximum. In agreement with the guide six of us went back to the bus after only 2-3 minutes. The driver refused to let us board so we stood until the guide arrived at which point she told us it was because they would be fined if they ran the aircon whilst stationary. If that is the case why let us go back to the bus in the first place? It was noticeable that all were back in only ten minutes.On the bus on the way to the hotel were asked twice if we wanted to visit a casino in the afternoon. Unanimous response was no. Half the tour were going on to the casino in the evening and the other half had evidently booked this specific tour for the same reasons we had.Then on to hotel for a buffet lunch for which an hour was allocated. Adequate but again noticeable that most had finished eating after around thirty minutes. Back on the bus en route to the Tower. Again we were asked would we like to visit a casino or have a tour of the town. Again no to the casino but yes to the tour of the town. Going up the tower costs $110 extra. No problem with that, it was well flagged in the literature. However, no-one wanted to go up. We hung around for a few minutes for photos and moved on again. Again we were asked if we wanted to go to the casino or have a tour of the town. Unanimous for the tour, The "tour" was a drive out to the Venetian Casino where we dropped those who were going to the casino at 14.30! We were then again asked if we would like to go to the casino. Yet again, no. So we were offered a walk around fishermans wharf because "the tour is actually finished". The selling point of fishermans wharf was lots of food stalls - only 45 minutes after lunch.After a short walk we were asked if we would like to go back to HK early. In the absence of any other offer unanimous yes and we all got the 15.35 Turbojet rather than the 17.05.The A-Ma temple was good - 25mins, the biscuit shop was good - 15 mins, the museum was excellent - 30 mins. Lunch adequate. Overall organisation and planning - a fiasco. What about all the other parts of Macau? We could easily have had two hours in the Museum if the tour was going to cover so little else. For it to be "over" at 14.30, 3h50 after we got on the bus of which one hour had been spent at lunch.and 40 minutes in the coach??Constructively - Gray Line should do the tower first. Then if no-one wants to go up at least they will know how much extra time is available. Have more time in the museum, less at lunch, and cover more sights. Appreciate that one of the attractions of the tour is no casinos. Those who want to do casinos have either the evening extension or other tours to take.The only reason I didn't give a terrible is that by the end I felt sorry for the guide, Maggie. She tried her best but the timings and structure of the tour that she has to work with are a fiasco waiting to happen.
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ITINERARY

We will first visit the landmark of Macau – Ruins of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church. The church was build in 1602 and burned by fire in 1835. Miraculously, the fine carvings and statues can be seen on the surviving facade.

RUINS OF ST. PAUL'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (WORLD HERITAGE):
The ruins of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church are a must-go attraction in Macau. This church caught fire three times and was rebuilt after each fire. It can be considered a living testimony. It has been a World Heritage landmark since 2005.

SECTION OF THE OLD CITY WALLS (WORLD HERITAGE):
This surviving segment of City Wall was built in 1569. It is a remnant of an early Portuguese tradition of constructing defensive walls around their port settlements. It has been a World Heritage landmark since 2005.

NA TCHA TEMPLE (WORLD HERITAGE)
This Chinese traditional style temple called Na Tcha Temple which was built for worshipping Na Tcha (a mythical character). This temple has become a World Heritage in 2005.

MOUNT FORTRESS (WORLD HERITAGE):
This fortress was Macau's principal military defense structure which was built in conjunction with the Jesuits form 1617 to 1626. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres in the shape of a trapezoid. It has been a World Heritage Site since 2005.

MUSEUM OF MACAU:
The Museum of Macau exhibits Macau's history, people, and culture, emphasizing on the multi-cultural aspect of the peninsula.
(N.B. Museum of Macau is closed on Monday. It will be replaced by visiting Maritime Museum on Monday tours.)

TEMPLE OF A-MA (WORLD HERITAGE):
This temple was built 400 years ago as homage to a girl who saved the lives of many seamen. Macau was later named by the Portugese settlers in mid-16th Century. This temple has become a World Heritage in 2005.

MACAU TOWER (ADMISSION AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE):
Soar to a breathtaking 223M above ground! Macau Tower offers you a different view of the entire city. Gaze out over to Cotai Strip and look for Macau's landmarks and historical sites all in one spot. The Tower offers the best view of Macau and has been awarded "Best Theme Attraction in Asia Pacific" for 2005 & 2006 by TTG Asia – Macau Tower. (For those with fear of heights, there are also souvenirs shops, Mocha clubs (machine based casino gaming) and coffee shops located at the ground floor.)