Macau “Be a Local” City Tour

Completely customisable

Private, full-day tour

Hotel pickup

The Bridge to Macau “Be a Local” City Tour

Experience Macau beyond the flashing lights of the gambling scene! A Portuguese colony for more than 500 years, Macau is home to a unique blending of East and West and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that puts its unique culture and history on display. Macau is also part of the new Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge link where you can experience the would’s longest oversea bridge. Join This is Asia tours on the only tour of Macau that goes beyond the casinos to explore centuries-old Portuguese traditions and the lifestyle enjoyed by the Macau locals today.

Highlights

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Stroll through resort and casino area

Sample local “Macaunese” Portuguese snacks

Wander Macau’s back streets

Visit historic churches, halls, and squares

Drive from your hotel to go across the World's Longest Over Sea Bridge 55km

Trip Details

Price

USD $1190 per group

(up to 6 people, children welcome)(groups of more than 6 please contact us for a separate quote)

More info. on big groups & children

Groups greater than 4 people are welcome for $50 per each additional person. Children 11 & under tour free! We can easily avoid the casinos on this tour, while still enjoying the best Macau has to offer.


Optional add-on

Vehicle & driver-guide for the day-$320 USD

(for use of vehicle within Macau instead of walking and taking public transports)

Large groups click here

For groups of more than 6 people, a larger vehicle will need to be rented at a higher rate. Contact us for a separate quote.


Start time

9:00 a.m.


Availability

Daily, upon request


Duration

Approx. 9 hours


Meeting point

Your hotel lobby in Hong Kong or Macau

Should you be traveling in a group of more than 6 people, a larger vehicle will need to be rented at your expense. If you would like to book a tour for more than 15 people, please contact us!


Maximum group size

6 people
Please contact us to enquire about booking a tour for a larger group!

If you are travelling in a group of more than 6 people and have opted for the vehicle add-on, a larger vehicle will need to be rented at your expense. If you would like to book a tour for a large group, please contact us so we may make the arrangements!


Transport type (2 options)

The best way to see the old town of Macau is on foot. We will walk for around 2 hours within the historic centre.

If your hotel is located in Hong Kong, we will drive across on the World’s Longest Over Sea Bridge to Macau.

(for groups of 6 or under only) Will return you back to your hotel in Hong Kong on the same vehicle. (vehicle parked at bridge, not going into Macau)

Click here for more details on visas and the 2 transportation options

Please check your eligibility for the Shenzhen Visa on Arrival here. While most countries’ citizens are eligible for a landing visa that can be acquired at the border, citizens of certain countries (USA, for example) will benefit from arranging a full China visa prior to arrival.

2 options of transportation when starting in Hong Kong:

9am will come to your hotel for pick up in our van to drive across (strictly up to 6 passengers) the newly built Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge to go to Macau. During the drive we will cross Hong Kong immigration in our Hong Kong van before crossing the bridge. Please don’t forget your passports.
Once cross the bridge we will park our Hong Kong van to at the Macau border control then go into the building (next to) to clear Macau immigration. Then you will have 2 options of transportation.

Option 1 (recommended)
Once cleared Macau immigration we will head outside of the building to take taxis to go to our locations within Macau to see all historic sites and other locations by local transports to get around Macau. Once we finish our day (around 6-7 hours spent within Macau) we will come back to our Hong Kong van parked at the Macau border control to drive back across the bridge to head straight back to your hotel in Hong Kong.

Option 2
Once cleared Macau immigration we will have another van (Macau van up to 6 passengers) to take us around within Macau to go see the historic sites and other locations. We will have the Macau van to use for up to 6 hours within Macau. Once we finish we will get back to the Macau border control to come back to our Hong Kong van parked at the Macau border control to drive back across the bridge to head straight back to your hotel in Hong Kong.


Visa requirements

No special visa is required to enter Macau from Hong Kong.

Please check your eligibility for the Shenzhen Visa on Arrival here. While most countries’ citizens are eligible for a landing visa that can be acquired at the border, citizens of certain countries (USA, for example) will benefit from arranging a full China visa prior to arrival.


Included

Private local guide, transportation from your hotel in Hong Kong to Macau. Within Macau we will be walking with public transports and taxis.


Not included

Should groups be bigger than 6 persons, please enquire for more details on groups larger than 6.


What to bring

Money for souvenirs, or meals. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.


Good to know

The legal gambling age in Macau is 21 years old, but children are welcome on this tour as we will not be gambling and can avoid entering casinos.

Your Macau Itinerary

Macau Up Close: More Than Casinos!

A Portuguese colony for over 500 years, Macau is much more than just casinos! Though often referred to as the “Las Vegas of Asia” for its popularity with gamblers with 7 times of gaming revenue than Vegas, Macau is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site which showcases its longstanding Portuguese heritage. Join This is Asia tours for a unique experience of Macau-one that focuses more on the East meets West history on the world heritage trail, the true local lifestyles, and the Portuguese cultural influence than the casinos.

Experience Macanese Tradition

We’ll explore Macau’s historic backstreets, visiting sites such as the Ah Ma temple, historic churches, halls, and squares, and we’ll sample local Macanese cuisine-the unique mixture of Macau’s traditional Cantonese and Portuguese cuisines. Not to miss a beat, we’ll also explore some of the popular sites in the resort and casino area and discuss local gaming culture. This walking tour will be a truly comprehensive overview of the city as a whole, not just the gambling scene. No other tour operator offers an experience of Macau like this one. As we will not be gambling on the tour, everyone is welcome!