a day in MACAU

everything in Macau

Macau in one day!

Finally visited MACAU! One day seemed too short for a city too awesome!

And take note, MACAU doesn’t need a Visa so no hassle at all!


By plane

By Ferry from Kowloon or Hongkong Island

Kowloon-China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. We were staying at BP International Hotel so we just walked to the terminal. You can actually choose from First ferry, Cotai Jet or TurboJet. Fares would range from 138-275 HK$. We took the First Ferry. When we got to a terminal, someone offered us 270 HK$ for a round trip ticket with First Ferry and the ticket allows night sailing too.


this is our itineray, there were slight changes though

going to Macau

Macau to Hongkong (Avenue of Stars)


Free Shuttle Buses

Hop on free shuttle buses found outside the 2 ferry Terminals, Macau Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal.


Bus fare is MOP3.2 for all routes within the city and MOP4.2 to Taipa and Coloane Island. Prepare MOP coins if you’re planning to take the bus

Tips on getting around 


Shops at the Canal

Venetian Hotel Macau

How to get there: free shuttle service from Taipa or Macau Ferry Terminals and there are free shuttle services going to the Ferry Terminals too

Time to Spend: An hour for pictures and tour would be fine but if you want to try the Gondola, it takes a bit longer.

Food: They have their own food court. A perfect lunch for 55 HK$!


Register at their Casino and you can have 100HK$ for free

Gondola rides at 108 HK$ and their Gondoliers really sing like angels!

SHOPPING. If you have enough money, perfect!

They also have an awesome lobby!

They also have theatre shows, Zaia and Cirque de Soleil

—I added this place to my bucket list… even for a one night stay at this place! 2 hours we spent there was too short! This place was totally awesome, I haven’t been to venice but with their Gondola ride, I feel I’m halfway there!

City of Dreams

inside the City of Dreams

How to get there: shuttle bus from Macau or Taipa Ferry Terminal, Shuttle bus from Venetian Hotel or Taxi if you’re within Taipa.

Time to spend: an hour or two. check the schedule for the bubble shows and dancing water

Hotels: Hard Rock, Hyatt and Crown Twer

Shows: Bubble Show or Dancing water only for 32 HK$!!


Register at their Casino with your Bubble Show or Dancing Water ticket!

Check the show schedules first before coming here to save time

Visit Hard Rock!

–I love its interiors, so modern, so unique amd they have a huge digital aquarium at the lobby. Like Venetian, Shops are also everywhere from Gucci to Armani, they are simply tempting!

–BUBBLE SHOW was really nice! it was like a huge aquarium. We didn’t get to see the dancing water but I saw trailers of it from our boat ride and it looks unique. a must try!

Senado square with bros

Largo De Senado (Senado Square)

How to get there: Shuttle bus of Grand Hotel Lisboa or Metropole then walk to Senado Square


Try their Egg tarts! They are so delicious! Look for Margaret Cafe..

You can have cheap shopping to at their little alleys but Hong Kong shopping is way way cheaper

Visit also St. Domingo’s Church and the Cathedral

St. Paul ruins

St. Paul Ruins, Macau Museum, Camoes garden and Monte Fortress

How to get there: Walk from Senado Square, they got signs going to St. Paul Ruins. Macau Museum and Monte Fortress are also near.


Uphill is the Macau Museum

This place is perfect for a photoshoot!

Fisherman’s wharf

How to get there: Walking distance from Macau Ferry Terminal


I haven’t been here so just refer to this Fisherman’s Wharf.

For Other Macau Tips also check:



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12 thoughts on “a day in MACAU

  1. Hi, i saw your comment on another website and I would like to ask if you were able to get SHENZHEN visa at Lo Wu border thanks,

  2. Your blog is really very helpful. We’ll be going to Hk & Macau this July. And that really helps a lot as we’re going there on our own. Thank you for posting especially about the 100 Hkd free at Venetian. 😉
    Where is that photo of yours with a big panda statue?It’s cute!

  3. Pingback: Going to Macau via Hongkong Int’l Airport | Eat. Travel. Run. Etc.

  4. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images
    on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the
    blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  5. hi we’re planning to go to Macau this 19th and like you Venetian Hotel Macau seems a nice spot. What shuttle bus would we take to go there? As I believe we need tol go back to Macau Ferry Terminal to have another shuttle service to go to Venetian.

  6. two thumbs up for this simply itinerary, its really helpful, we’ll going to macau next week , zo happy find this blog

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