Depart Hong Kong for a short jetfoil ride across the Pearl River to fascinating Macau. Experience a taste of the island's Portuguese heritage at the Four Seasons. 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 flights to arrive into Hong Kong's International Airport.
Guests on this program should be comfortable with independently navigating their way in foreign environments.
DAY 1 - HONG KONG
Arriving in Hong Kong you are met outside of Customs & Immigration and transferred to the Hotel. If you arrive on an early flight and wish to guarantee immediate check-in upon arrival, please make these arrangements with Silversea well in advance.
The balance of the day is at your leisure. Whether this is your first visit or you've been here many times, there's always something delightful to discover here. Glittering shopping malls, bountiful street markets, exotic ingredients and world-class dining; bustling streetscapes and tranquil temple gardens - whatever your heart desires. All meals are on your own account.
Overnight at the Kowloon Shangri-La - Hong Kong
DAY 2 - HONG KONG / MACAU
Breakfast is served this morning at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and store your largest pieces of luggage with the bell staff. Your luggage will be picked up and transferred to the ship on embarkation day. Please pack an overnight bag for your trip to Macau.
Your driver arrives to transfer you 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 to the UNESCO sites such as 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 tour is included that takes you to Senado Square and Kun Iam Temple.
Sample some delicious tart tasting at a local bakery and then a Macanese lunch will be provided prior to check-in at the Four Seasons. Dinner is on your own this evening. Enjoy the free time and try your luck at the nearby casino or explore the hotel's vast facilities.
Overnight at the Four Seasons Resort - Macau
DAY 3 - 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.
A Dim Sum lunch will be served at the Zi Yat Heen restaurant. 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 on your own.
Overnight at the Four Seasons - Macau
DAY 4 - MACAU / EMBARK 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 and claimed checked luggage, you are met by the local Silversea representative in the Arrival Hall and transferred to the pier for your embarkation for your Silversea cruise.
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Your large luggage should be checked with the bell staff at the Kowloon Shangri-La. You 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.