Depart Hong Kong for a short jetfoil ride across the Pearl River to fascinating Macau. Experience a taste of the island's Portuguese heritage mixed with Chinese roots. Macau also offers a UNESCO World Heritage site city center with a unique blend of communities from the East and West complementing each other and the many cultures of people who come to visit.
Guests should schedule their homeward-bound flights to depart from Hong Kong's International Airport.
Guests on this program should be comfortable with independently navigating their way in foreign environments.
DAY 1 -HONG KONG / MACAU
Upon disembarking the vessel, the local Silversea representative will meet you and take your largest luggage pieces to be stored at the hotel in Hong Kong. Please pack an overnight bag for your Macau trip and keep that with you. The Silversea representatives are also on hand to assist you with your transfer to the Shun Tak Ferry Terminal for the high-speed jetfoil trip across the Pearl River. Immigration formalities will take place when exiting Hong Kong and when entering Macau.
Following these required procedures, claim your luggage at the Macau Luggage Counter after immigration. Proceed to the Arrival Hall. Once there, locate the Silversea representative who will assist you with your shuttle bus transfer for a Macanese lunch at a local restaurant.
After take a short drive to the historic A-Ma temple, the oldest temple in Macau. Many areas of the temple date back 600 years, prior to the Portugese's first arrival to Macau. The next visit is to the UNESCO site of the Ruins of St. Paul, which is Macau's most famous landmark and symbol perched atop one of the island's seven hills. In addition a short Macau city walking tour is included that takes you to Senado Square and Kun Iam Temple.
At the end of your city tour visit, you will be transferred to the hotel to check-in. Enjoy the free time and try your luck at the nearby casino or explore the hotel's vast facilities, before dinner is provided at the hotel this evening.
Overnight at the Mandarin Oriental - Macau
DAY 2 - MACAU
Following breakfast this morning, you'll have to decide whether to spend the day luxuriating at the hotel, or exploring this last outpost of the Portuguese empire. Macau has re-invented itself as 'Asia's Las Vegas' since becoming part of China in 1999 and is now world famous for its fantastic variety of world-class entertainment.
The afternoon is on your own. Some optional tours on your own could include Taipa Houses representing the charming Portuguese architectural style, the Mandarin House built before 1869 and was the traditional residence of a prominent Chinese literary figure Zheng Guanying, or stroll down the Rua de Cunha, a popular destination for Portuguese, Macanese, Chinese, and Italian cuisine.
The historic center is the product of cultural exchanges between East and West spanning over 400 years. It is currently the oldest, most complete and consolidated collection of European architecture standing intact on Chinese territory today.
Dinner is provided once again back at the hotel.
Overnight at the Mandarin Oriental - Macau
DAY 3 - MACAU / HONG KONG
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before your return journey to Hong Kong. Once you have completed the re-entry formalities at the Shun Tak Ferry Terminal, you are met by the local Silversea representative and transferred to the Hotel. The remainder of the day is open for independent sightseeing or shopping.
Dinner is provided at the hotel this evening.
Overnight at the Kowloon Shangri-La- Hong Kong
DAY 4 - HONG KONG
Breakfast at the hotel is provided before check-out. The afternoon is free until transferred to the Airport for your departing flight.
For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises
· Two nights Mandarin Oriental, Macau - Deluxe Bay View Room
· One night Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong - Harbour View Room
· Meals Included: 3 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 3 dinners
· All transfers between airport, hotel and pier
· Upper-deck seating on the jetfoil between Hong Kong and Macau. An upgrade to a helicopter transfer is available for an additional cost, but imposes stricter limits on luggage.
The local Silversea representative will check your large luggage with the bell staff at the hotel in Hong Kong. Guests will only need a small suitcase for your time in Macau. Baggage allowance on the jetfoil is one piece of maximum 20kg and one carry-on bag limited to 60x20x35cm per person.
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for China. Please secure your visa for China prior to arrival. If you are combining this land program with a cruise itinerary that also calls on the People's Republic of China you should obtain a multiple entry visa. The consulate may request a Letter of Support listing the program details. If so please make sure your passport details are added to your GIF profile, 90 days prior to sailing.
The sights visited on this program are not well equipped for mobility-impaired guests. Therefore we do not recommend this tour to those who may rely upon a wheelchair.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.