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An incredible tour of Macau in just 12 hours! Discover the most interesting places of this surprising city, known as the "Vegas of China". A city of fun, gambling, luxury hotels but also history and blended cultures.

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Macau, China #SideTripfromHK – One day Itinerary

8:45 AM – Departed from Sheung Wan Cotai Water Jet Station

9:35 AM – Arrived at Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal

9:50 AM – Start of the Free Shuttle Bus Hopping

One good thing about Macau is that various hotels are providing free shuttle buses from the Terminal to their hotels, other hotels and vice versa. This is usually one way of touring Macau conveniently and for free.

First Stop - Historical Centre of Macau, Senado Square

We took the Star World shuttle from the Terminal. From Senado Square, you can see different signage of other historical places that you might want to visit. All can be done by walking and you won't regret it since every corner is picture-worthy! Senado Square (Largo do Senado) is located in the central area of the Macau Peninsula. Covering an area of 3,700 square meters, it is one of the largest squares in Macau.

Our second stop – St. Dominic's Church
Located right in the heart of Senado Square of Macau. It was built in a Baroque and is characterized by a mixture of European and local Macanese features design.

Third Stop – Ruins of St.Paul's

Ruins of a 16th-century complex, that includes what was originally St. Paul's College and the Church of St. Paul. We were supposed to grab our lunch before reaching the place. But fortunately, there were a lot of free taste along the road towards Ruins of St.Paul's that we already forgot about our tummy-hums. From almond cookies, beef jerky, tarts and other local delicacies, there are lots of stalls along the way you can go free-taste hopping.

Fourth Stop – Hawkers Place

Amazing food delights all over the road! Hawker-style street market, characterized by the hustle and bustle of traditional Macau streets. Authentic food, friendly service, great entertainment and fun!

Fifth Stop – Macau Tower Convention and Exhibition Centre

We took bus 18 from Avenida De Jao Station, which is about 10 minutes walking distance from St.Paul's Ruins. Fare is only HKD 3.30/person. We alighted at the third stop Macau Tower. This is where the World's Highest Bungy Jumping can be tried! Unfortunately, due to lack of time, we didn't try. But this is definitely going to be on top of my list on my next visit soon!

Sixth Stop – The Venetian

From Macau Tower, we took another free shuttle provided by the City of Dreams Hotel. When you reach City of Dreams, you could either take a walk or ride another shuttle bus to reach The Venetian.

It is a very famous luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau, located in the Cotai Strip. It feels like you are in Las Vegas! Unfortunately, we weren't able to visit The Parisian anymore, as we got tired after visiting the huge shopping center of The Venetian!
From The Venetian we took another free shuttle ride going back to Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal.

6:30 PM – Departed from Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal

7:20 PM – Reached Sheung Wan Station Hongkong Central


  • Our ticket was purchased at a very low and discounted price compared to the ones sold in the station. We got our tickets at Golden Crown Guesthouse (this is where we are staying as well in Hongkong Tsim Tsa Tsui). Moreover, our tickets were open tickets, applicable to any day and any time sailing. We just need to present it to the ticket counter before our chosen departure.

  • We had our dinner at The Venetian. Luckily there is a food court offering variety of dishes at an affordable cost. So you don't need to worry if you're on a budget.

Cheers! I wish you more travels & lots of love!

Article by Jotted Wanderings by thatsfromrho.

Photo courtesy: thatsfromrho, fragomen, telegraph.

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