Example Itinerary

Classic Hong Kong & Macao

Duration
5 days / 4 nights
Price Per Person
Destinations
Macao, Hong Kong

This classic Hong Kong and Macao journey will show you the best of these bustling cities, both the iconic and the lesser-known and everything in between: from high-end shopping to local wet markets, from some of the most expensive neighborhoods to traditional fishing villages, and from glittering casinos to age-old temples.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Colonial Reflections: Only an hour’s ferry ride apart, Hong Kong and Macau are two sides of the same coin: tied to the same Chinese roots, yet distinctly different due to colonial influences reflected in architecture, money, cuisine, and more.
  • Culinary Delights: Get a taste of Hong Kong’s beloved dim sum and try your hand at making your own dumplings while in the city that does it best in the world. Then, snack your way through Macao’s own delicacies, from porkchop buns to Portuguese egg tarts.
  • Yin & Yang: Complement your visit to the bustling global metropolis of Hong Kong with Macao’s casino wonderland and historic sites.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

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Hong Kong Island

Arrive in one of Asia's most notable and exciting business capitals, Hong Kong, receiving VIP airport arrival service. Meet your guide and driver and transfer to your luxury hotel for check-in. Once settled in, embark on a half-day historical walking tour of the city around Central, the frenetic business and retail heart crammed with skyscrapers, art galleries, trendy restaurants, and boutiques. Take a ride on the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world, the Mid-Levels escalator. Jump on the Peak Tram, the city's historic funicular, and make your way to Victoria Peak for stunning views of Hong Kong’s famed cityscape. If you wish, stretch your legs with a stroll along Peak Circle Walk which rewards hikers with views of the harbor. If timed right, you can watch the glow of the afternoon light dim into the twilight that gives way to the night and shimmering city lights.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Perfect Views: The Rosewood Hong Kong is in a prime location, offering views of The Peak, Victoria Harbor, and Kowloon. Choose a room based on your view preference, or take a trip up to the 40th floor and the Manor Club, for wraparound panoramas of all angles.

Pampered Pets: A rarity for luxury hotels in Hong Kong, the Rosewood is pet-friendly and ideal if you're traveling with a furry friend. Special pet services include welcome treats, a sumptuous bed, recommendations of local pet-friendly bars and restaurants, as well as an in-house pet menu by Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Sandro Gamba.

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Rosewood Hong Kong Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

History: Constructed in 1928, at the height of British power and influence over the Far East, the Peninsula Hong Kong is an evocative, landmark hotel that is a prime example of British colonial architecture.

Location: Because of its location, the Peninsula offers prime views of nearby Victoria Harbour and the skyline of Hong Kong Island; in addition, it sits within walking distance to prime shopping and sights, particularly the landmark Star Ferry.

Tradition: One of its signature experiences is afternoon tea in its grand Lobby, a splendid relic of Hong Kong's colonial past.

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The Peninsula Hong Kong Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

History: Andre Fu's design showcases the works of some of Asia's best contemporary and ageless artists.

Service: Guests are provided round-the-clock service with a focus on efficiency and sustainability that begins with paperless check-in.

Location: Located above Pacific Place on the Queensway, Upper House is convenient to Admiralty MRT station and offers spectacular views of Victoria Harbor.

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The Upper House Preferred Hotel

Day 2

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Hong Kong Island

Start your morning early with a rewarding hike along Dragon's Back trail which affords a panoramic views of iconic cityscape on one side and miles of sweeping ocean on the other. Then, take in lesser visited sights of Hong Kong island away from the skyscrapers: from Repulse Bay, one of the most expensive residential areas in the world, to the humble fishing village of Aberdeen. Get on a private sampan and cruise in the harbor for a closer look at where people still live and work on boats. For a unique experience, opt for a seafood meal on a floating restaurant. Don't miss Stanley Market, a popular local favorite which offers a relaxed outdoor shopping and dining scene along a promenade.

Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island

Day 3

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Hong Kong Island

Explore yet another side of Hong Kong: Kowloon, across Victoria Harbor. Take the classic Star Ferry across the harbor and arrive at Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). The immediate waterfront's promenade is also known as Avenue of Stars which honors celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. Then, head over to Mongkok district, a bustling scene of street food, buildings studded with neon signboards, and markets galore. Take your pick from bargain markets, flower market, even bird and goldfish markets. A highlight today is a hands-on lesson on making dim sum, a feast of bite-sized dishes served with tea that is a quintessential Hong Kong experience. If you wish, extend your time in Kowloon into the night when the neon signs light up the streets and night markets come to life.

Day 4

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Macao Peninsula

Today travel onward to neighboring Macao, just a quick first class turbojet ferry ride across the Pearl River Delta. Similar to Hong Kong, Macao is a tightly-packed metropolis with glittering skyscrapers yet distinctly offers Portuguese colonial heritage, unique fusion cuisine, and the glitziest casino strip in all of Asia. Explore the UNESCO-designated highlights such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Senado Square, and Monte Fort before seeing Old Macao in the historic villages of Taipa and Coloane. Finally, as an option, spend an exciting last night on the town starting with VIP seats at the award-winning House of Dancing Water show (based on availability) followed by a tour of the Cotai Strip's Vegas-style mega hotels and casinos.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Location Located on the top floors of the astounding Galaxy Macau, the fully integrated resort and entertainment hot spot of the city, the Ritz-Carlton offers incredible views of the Cotai Strip, with easy access to the cultural pleasures of Asia’s number one luxury playground.

History The Ritz-Carlton opened in May 2015 and is one of Galaxy Macau’s most recent additions. The brand’s 89th property, and their first all-suite offering, the hotel has already gained a reputation as one of the preeminent high-end establishments on the Cotai Strip.

Service Personalized service and an extraordinary attention to detail are central to the Ritz-Carlton philosophy, and the Ritz-Carlton in Macau is no exception. From the moment of their arrival, guests will be greeted by name by all staff throughout the property, and treated to the focused and attentive hospitality that has made the brand famous across the world.

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Ritz-Carlton Macao Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location Situated right in the middle of the Cotai Strip, the St. Regis Macao is at the very heart of super-glamorous Macao, the Las Vegas of the East and just minutes away from the irresistible night life of China’s most exciting town.

History Opened in December 2015, the tantalizing luxury of the St. Regis Macao, backed by the reputation of the highly-desirable brand, has already made a huge impact on the area, winning Travel + Leisure Magazine, China Travel Awards ‘Best Newly-Opened Hotel 2016’. Service A stay at The St. Regis Macao includes the St. Regis Butler

Service for all guests; designed to fulfill and anticipate every requirement, no matter how small or whimsical.

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St. Regis Macao Preferred Hotel
Macao Peninsula
Macao Peninsula

Day 5

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Departure

Spend the morning as you wish, whether relaxing at your luxury hotel or exploring on your own. We recommend taking the last opportunity to enjoy some of Macao's favorite snacks such as the porkchop bun and a Portuguese egg tart. When you're ready, a private car will take you to the airport for your flight onward.

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