| Fishermen from Fujian and farmers from Guangdong were the first known settlers in Macau, when it was known as Ou Mun, or "trading gate", because of its location at the mouth of the Pearl River downstream from Guangzhou (Canton).
In the early 1550s the Portuguese reached Ou Mun, which the locals also called A Ma Gao, "place of A Ma", in honour of the Goddess of Seafarers, whose temple stood at the entrance to the sheltered Inner Harbour. The Portuguese adopted the name, which gradually changes into the name Macau, and with the permission of Guangdong's mandarins, established a city that within a short time had become a major entrepot for trade between China, Japan, India and Europe.
Macau has developed in the past industries such as textiles, electronics and toys, while today has built up world class tourism industry with a wide choice of hotels, resorts, MICE facilities, restaurants and casinos.
Today Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and, like Hong Kong, benefits from the principle of "one country, two systems". The tiny SAR is growing in size - with more buildings on reclaimed land - and in the number and diversity of its attractions. The greatest of these continues to be Macau's unique society, with communities from the East and West complementing each other, and the many people who come to visit.
Macau City Tour begins with the guests pickup from Macau city hotels and will visit the following scenery. Buffet lunch will be provided in the Macao Fisherman's Wharf.
| Temple of A-Ma(World Heritage)
Macau's name is derived from A-Ma-Gau or Place of A-Ma and this temple dedicated to the seafarers' goddess dates from the early 16th century. The festival of A-Ma takes place on the 23rd day of the 3rd moon (April or May). Firecrackers, to scare away evil spirits, are exploded in the entrance courtyard to greet tour groups and lions dances are performed here on weekends.
| Ruins’ of St Paul Cathedral (World Heritage)
The Ruins of St. Paul's refer to the facade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei, destroyed by fire in 1835, and the ruins of St. Paul's College, which stood adjacent to the Church. As a whole, the old Church of Mater Dei, St. Paul's College and Mount Fortress were all Jesuit constructions and formed what can be perceived as the Macau's "acropolis". Nowadays, the facade of the Ruins of St. Paul's functions symbolically as an altar to the city. This site has been officially inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005.
|Macao Fisherman's Wharf
The first ever themed entertainment attraction in the tourism industry of Macau, Macau Fisherman's Wharf is centrally located at Macau’s outer harbor. It occupies an area of over 93,000m, combining entertainment, retail, food, hotel, marina, convention and exhibition facilities in one place. International buffet lunch will also be served in the Fisherman's Wharf.
Casinos at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel offers a large variety of casino games that give versatile entertainment to visitors. Try your luck! Age below 18 or wearing shorts or slippers is denied to Casino. No photo-shooting allowed inside Casino. You can also shop the world at more than 300 premier boutiques and you can also try to drift in a gondola (at extra charge) along a beautiful Venetian canal.
|Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre
Macau Tower is one of the famous sightseeing attractions; the main observation level is 223m above ground, tourist can look for Macau's landmarks and historical sites over this level. You can enjoy dining, shopping and entertainment inside the Tower, included indoor observation deck, outdoor adventure view deck, Skywalk X, 360 Café, 180 Lounge & Grill, AJ Hackett, conference and banquet and basement shopping area.
Entrance ticket to the Observatory Deck is optional with surcharge.
|The Macau City Tour ends with the last stop at a Cake and Souvenir shop. Dropping off can be at any of the Macau city hotels or ferry terminal.|
- Tour fees include air-conditioned sightseeing coach, guided services, buffet lunch at Fisherman's Wharf. Guide tips are not included in the tour price. You are welcome to give tips to the tour guides if you are satisfied with their service.
- If entrance ticket to the Obervatory Deck of Macau Tower is required, please book with "Macau City Tour with Observatory Deck Admission Ticket"
(Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket including Level 58 Observation Lounge and Level 61 Outdoor Observation Deck)
- There is no refund for confirmed reservations or no shows.
- Hotel pick up time: 10 am - 11am (actual pick up time will be advised)
- Pick up point at Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal or Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal , the pick up time will be at 10am.