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  • Address: Hong Kong
  • Admission: No Visa Required
Macau, a former Portuguese colony nicknamed the “Las Vegas of China,” mixes crumbling colonial fortresses with glitzy casinos, baroque churches with cobbled backstreets, and spicy Macanese seafood with classic dim sum. Macau’s exotic history and culture are evident at every turn, with numerous squares and historic buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The Basics
A visit to Macau highlights yet another aspect of multifaceted China. Most of Macau’s sights surround the inner harbor on the small peninsula jutting down from the mainland. Three bridges lead from the Cotai Strip across the water to tiny Taipa and Coloane islands. While many visitors explore Macau on a day trip from Hong Kong, those with more time can dive deeper into the area’s unique multiculturalism with a longer stay or multi-day tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Macau is a must-visit for history buffs and foodies.
  • Macau has its own currency, but Hong Kong dollars are widely accepted as well.
  • Don’t forget your passport; you’ll need it to enter this Special Administrative Region of China.
  • Weekend ferry tickets often sell out, so it’s best to book ahead.

How to Get to Macau
The most hassle-free way to get to Macau is on a guided tour, but the easiest option for independent travelers is to catch the ferry from Shun Tak Centre on Hong Kong Island. There’s also ferry service between Macau and Hong Kong International Airport. 

When to Get There
Outside the casinos, many of Macau’s top attractions are outdoors, making autumn the best time to visit for cooler temperatures. On weekends and public holidays, expect bigger crowds and higher rates as Chinese tourists flood the island.

Things to Do in Macau
There’s much more to Macau than the casinos that make it famous. Visitors can explore the ruined facade of St. Paul, people-watch in Senado Square, take in the views from Macau Tower, or pray for good luck at A-Ma Temple. You can also indulge in a spa treatment, stroll the streets of Taipa Village, brush up on racing history at the Grand Prix Museum, or watch the acrobatic feats of House of Dancing Water.

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Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong

4.5 star rating: Recommended 813 Reviews

Complete your visit to Hong Kong with a day trip to Macau, once the oldest European settlement in the Orient. Sit back and relax as you sail across the sea ...  Read more

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

From USD $138.03
Private Tour: Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover Portuguese influences in Macau on visits to various historical and cultural sites with your private guide on this private tour from Hong Kong. Explore ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $279.00
Hong Kong and Macau Attractions Pass, Hong Kong, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hong Kong and Macau Attractions Pass

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Visit Hong Kong and Macau's leading attractions with this sightseeing pass that provides admission to 14 of the island’s most popular attractions: like Ngong ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Valid for 3 or 5 days from first use

From USD $129.60
5-Day Hong Kong and Macau Tour, Hong Kong, Sightseeing & City Passes
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5-Day Hong Kong and Macau Tour

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Explore the sights of Hong Kong and Macau on this 5-day trip that gives you two guided tours in both cities, free time to explore on your own, private ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,065.00
5-Day Guangzhou and Macau Independent Tour from Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Multi-day Tours
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5-Day Guangzhou and Macau Independent Tour from Hong Kong

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On this independent tour from Hong Kong to Guangzhou and Macau, spend five days/four nights exploring historical sites and discovering the culture of southern ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,299.00
7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with Transport, Hong Kong, Multi-day Tours
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7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with Transport

This independent 7-day tour takes you to three of China’s most sought-after destinations: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau. In addition to sightseeing tours in ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,745.00

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