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  • Location:Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong

After exploring Hong Kong experience the beauty of Macao with this unforgettable day trip that touches on all the highlights and showcases the best of this European settlement. Relax on a jetfoil or catamaran and set sail across the seas to Macao. Upon arrival embark onto the mainland where you’ll wander the ruins of St Pal and A-Ma Temple, or visit modern establishments like the Macau Tower with your friendly local guide. This popular tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel and a full-day of sightseeing that’s perfect for making memories!


  • Day trip to Macau from Hong Kong by catamaran or jetfoil
  • Explore evocative UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Ruins of St Paul and the A-Ma Temple
  • Drive along the Guia Circuit where the Macau Grand Prix is held
  • See modern developments like the Macau Tower, the 11th highest tower in the world
  • Visit Macau Casino and try your hand at a card table
  • Enjoy a delectable lunch in a local Macau restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Our best-selling Hong Kong tour is a convenient way to check out Macau from Hong Kong! Everything's covered – from pickup to ferry rides to entrance fees to lunch – and you get to see all the highlights in a full, but well-paced, day.

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What You Can Expect

Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong

Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong

Meet your driver at your Hong Kong hotel and make your way to the ferry terminal, where you’ll board a jetfoil or catamaran for a 60-minute ride across the open sea. Your full day of sightseeing kicks off when you step ashore the former Portuguese colony of Macau.

Take a scenic drive through the Guia Circuit and see where the famed Macau Grand Prix is held each year. The tight corners and quick elevation gains make this street circuit one of the most challenging on earth.

Pay a visit to Kun Iam Temple, where a young Marco Polo studied Buddhism. Listen in as your expert guide explains the significance of a bronze figure of Kum Iam—the goddess of Mercy.
After you’ve taken in the temple, head to the top of the 11th tallest tower on earth. Entry to the observation deck is optional (own expense) but the views are worth it, so be sure to carry your camera!

Next venture into Macau’s historical center where A-Ma Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1488. You’ll learn about classical Chinese architecture and explore the grounds before enjoying a traditional lunch at a local restaurant.

Make one last historical stop at the Ruins of St Paul—an ancient complex that used to be the site of the Cathedral of St Paul and St Paul’s College. Built in the 16th century by Christian exiles, a trip to the top of the ruin’s 66 steps offers up incredible views of the stone carvings and structural remnants around the site.

Finally, head to the Macau Casino for one last adventure and place your bets in the premiere card room. Play a hand or simply take in all of the excitement before heading back to Hong Kong by catamaran or jetfoil and returning to your hotel.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fantastic day out made all the better by the very knowledgeable and entertaining CISCO. He made the tour pass very quickly and the stop at the Venetian was awesome. To our limited knowledge of Macau which we thought was a small historic island could not be farther from the truth, with all the casinos and wealth on show it made our jaws drop. Highly recommend.

Gerald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A great day out, once you get off the bumpy ferry. Our guide, Mario is very interesting and kept us informed about everything, he is a delight. Lunch was good. So much to see, so little time to do

Hermanto T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent. Very informative, lots things to do in 1 day. Tour guide did a great job, recomendable

Louis S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a fantastic day. Our guide in Macau was an entertaining and knowledgeable person who gave us all the information we needed and answered all question put to him. We had to alter the tour as it was the 16th anniversary or the hand over to China and so we had to do St Paul's first and have an early lunch. The lunch was in a restaurant overlooking Macau and was a buffet which catered to all culinary tastes. The afternoon was spent touring parts of Macau and going up the Macau Tower ending at a casino giving us time to go into the gambling rooms or take a walk around the area and do some shopping. The ferry trips were comfortable and it was about an hour each way and I was back at the hotel at 1930,12 hours after being picked up.

Piyush S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Good tour. English speaking. Wished they provided transportation from the hotel or gave information on how to use shuttle instead of taxi. Helpful tour operator.

Leslie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Was a good day with lots to see in a short time, our guide Mario was very informative. Lunch could have been better, there were lots of choice but not very hot but overall a good day out

roneel s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

great experience, got to see a lot. great tour guide


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Long day, nice ride there and back on the ferry.

Gary M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Nice way to see the city of Macau with no shopping involved. It was nice to walk through the city and see the shops and signts before going to lunch.

Terrea v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Viator Macau Day Trip was fantastic! The boat takes about an hour from Kowloon to Macau. Our guide was Portuguese and had lived in Macau for 33 years. I think his name was Robert. He was excellent and quite the character! He was very good at detailing the history of Macau. We saw many sites including a few casinos which didn't interest us much because I'm from California and we've been to Las Vegas many times. For example: The Venetian Macau looks much like The Venetian Las Vegas....cocktails are not around every corner as in Las Vegas though. The waitresses served water and tea. Just a little strange to see all these people drinking tea while gambling! The Macau Tower which we were optionally charged extra to go up to the top had beautiful views of Mainland China and we saw people jumping from the highest bungee jump in the world here. It was worth it. So fun! We saw the feminine Buddha statue and the A-Ma temple. Went to a bakery where they made tasty almond cookies and delicious Egg Tarts! The lunch was just so-so, we didn't really have any expectations. The ruins of St Paul and Macau Spanish steps were beautiful, then a walking tour of the central area of Macau, then an hour back on the boat to Kowloon. It was a full day. 8 am to about 7 pm. If you have time, I recommend this day tour. Well worth it!

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