Since the policy of China visa free entry, visa-free tour is a popular choice for travelers who don’t have time to apply for a formal visa. A 7-day 144-hour visa free tour of Guangzhou, Macau, and Hong Kong is a good combination for families. This 144-hour China visa free tour includes all the essential attractions, such as Ruins of St. Paul’s, Senado Square, Macau Tower and Venetian Resort in Macau and Victoria Peak, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Stanley Market in Hong Kong. Of course, if you have some special needs or preferences, we are pleased to tailor-make your own trip. During the trip, all the service is private, you won’t be travel with strangers or share a vehicle with others and there are no compulsory shopping stops. Travel with us, travel with ease.
Guangzhou which is also known as the goat city is a famous historical and cultural city. It is said that in ancient times, five immortals, dressed in five colors and riding on a five-colored immortal goat with ears of rice in their mouths, came to this place. The immortals gave rice to the local people and wished that there would never be any famine. Since then, Guangzhou has been known as the "City of Goat". And the "five goats" have become the symbol of Guangzhou.
Guangzhou has a mild climate with evergreen throughout the year. January and February are the winter months in Guangzhou, with a minimum temperature of about 14°C(57°F). July and August are the hottest months in Guangzhou, with temperature of about 30°C(86°F), more rain and occasional typhoons.
Today, our guide will hold your name sign and wait for you at the arrival hall in the Guangzhou Airport. The guide and driver won’t leave until your appearance. After picking you up from the airport, we will take a private vehicle directly go to the hotel. The rest day would be your free time.
This morning we will start our Guangzhou city tour from Yuexiu Park which is the largest park in Guangzhou. The park has attractions such as the ancient city wall, the four-sided fortress, the Sun Yat-sen Monument, the Five Goats Stone Statue and the Five Goats Legend Sculpture Statue Group. Besides, the park is built with Yuexiu Mountain Stadium, which can accommodate more than 30,000 people, and Yuexiu Swimming Pool, which is adapted to the requirements of international competitions.
One of the most impressive things about Yuexiu Park is that it is a park built on a hill, which is something that many other parks in other cities cannot match. All the attractions in the Yuexiu Park are built on the mountain.
You will see the famous Five Goats Stone Statue in the park which is the same five goats we have mentioned in the first-day story. It was built in 1959 by three sculptors. The whole stone statue is carved from 130 pieces of granite, more than 10 meters high, with a volume of 53 cubic meters. It is regarded as the symbol of Guangzhou. The guide will tell you more interesting stories about this legend.
After that, we will drive to our next stop Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family. Before, it was a private school only for the Chen Family members. Right now, it is the largest, best-preserved and most beautifully decorated ancestral temple building of the Qing Dynasty in Guangdong. The carvings and colorful sculptures are most famous in the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family. There are three kinds of carvings: brick, stone and wood; and two kinds of color sculptures: gray and porcelain. The skilled craftsmen who built the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family used these carvings and sculptures to display cultural stories and myths, such as the stone lions in front of the gate of the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family. You will see the stone balls in the mouths of the two lions, which can be rolled around in their mouths without being taken out. Older people always say: "Since the stone lions are standing at the entrance of the hall, all disasters will disappear!” If you are interested in this kind of story, the guide will share more interesting old stories with you.
When we finish the visit to Guangzhou, we will drive about 2.5 hours to the hotel in Macau which is located 140 kilometers south of the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family. Macau is located by the sea and has a mild, humid and rainy climate. The average annual temperature is about 22°C(71.6℉), with a temperature variation of 11°C(51.8℉) to 14°C(59℉) throughout the year. Spring, autumn and winter are the best times to visit Macau. Macau people celebrate traditional Chinese festivals, including the Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Chung Yeung Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. During the Spring Festival, people will rush to the A-Ma Temple to pray for happiness and prosperity in the coming year. During the Chung Yeung Festival, there will be a dragon boat race performance. Western festivals are also celebrated in Macau, for example, Procession of the Passion of Our Lord, the God Jesus and Procession of Our Lady of Fátima. On the way to Macau, the guide will tell you some interesting stories about Macau. Upon arrival, we will go to the hotel directly and the rest time would be yours.
After breakfast, we will first visit the Ruins of St. Paul’s Church which is the site of the front wall of St. Paul’s Church. The gate is about 27 meters high and 23.5 meters wide and is an Italian Renaissance “Baroque” style building. It has a history of more than 350 years and it is also the landmark of Macau. Historically, this church has been burned down 3 times and rebuilt 2 times. What you see now is the only thing left after the last fire.
The streets near the St. Paul's Church are the most famous souvenir streets in Macau, and many of the oldest souvenir shops are also located here. Whether it's local specialties, handicrafts or duty-free cosmetics, you can find it all here. So, if you want to buy souvenirs, this is the best place.
Walking from the Ruins of St. Paul’s Church we will reach Senado Square. In front of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Senado Square is one of the four major squares in Macau, with a narrow triangular shape. The "Macau Lotus Festival" is held in June every year and 3,000 pots of lotus flowers of over 60 varieties feature on the Senado Square.
After saying goodbye to Senado Square, we will drive to A-Ma Temple. A-Ma Temple is located in the southwest of the Macau Peninsula, built along the coast, with the mountains at its back and facing the sea. The temple mainly worships the Taoist female celestial goddess A-Ma, also known as Tin Hau Niang Niang (Queen of Heaven) or Tin Fei Niang (Queen of Heaven). According to legend, more than 400 years ago during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), a merchant was caught in a hurricane near Macau and was in danger. Fortunately, he was rescued by the A-Ma. Later, the merchant set up a temple near the place where the goddess rescued him and named it A-Ma Temple.
Then we will go to Macau Tower which is the tallest tourist steel tower in Southeast Asia. On the top floor, there is a 360-degree view observation deck. Through the bright glass windows, you can overlook the whole Macau and Zhuhai.
Then we will go to our last stop –the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel is the most representative resort in Macau, with the Venetian water town as the theme. In the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, you can not only sit and sing on the canals, enjoying the pleasant and moody Venetian style, but also plunge into the casino, playing with friends around the world, spending a wonderful time. You will have some free time. After the tour, we will drive back to the hotel.
This morning, we will check out from the hotel and take a ferry to Hong Kong. It takes around 1 hour.
Hong Kong covers an area of about 1,104 square kilometers and has a population of over 7 million. The population of Hong Kong is predominantly Chinese, with the British and other foreigners accounting for about 3%. English, Chinese and Cantonese are the official languages of Hong Kong. So, it is very convenient for foreign tourists to visit here. Most of the signs on the streets are bilingual and most of the waiters speak English. It is a world-class city, one of the safest, wealthiest and most prosperous regions in the world. Here you can go anywhere you want at any time and it is very safe. Today, we will take you on a Hong Kong classic tour.
Our Hong Kong tour will start with the famous Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is one of Hong Kong's landmarks and the highest point in the city, offering a panoramic view of the city. The Peak can be reached by a vintage red cable car, which is 1,350 meters long with five stops on the route, making it the earliest cable car system in Asia. It is also known as the Peak Tram. It takes around 15 minutes from the bottom of the mountain to Victoria Peak. When we get off at the final station, you will see a bowl-shaped building on the top of Victoria Peak. It is called the Peak Tower which is the most prominent building on the Peak. And the Sky Terrace 428 on the top floor is the best place to see Victoria Harbor.
Then we will drive about 30 minutes to Repulse Bay which is located on the south of Victoria Peak.
The Repulse Bay is one of Hong Kong's most famous beaches - a fine sandy beach surrounded by palm trees. It is known as the "Hawaii of the East". It is said that rich people who lived by the Repulse Bay will regularly buy the sand from Sanya to fill in the beach. You will have some free time to walk on the beach, feel the “golden sand” with your feet.
After hanging around some time at Repulse Bay, we will go to our last destination – Stanley Market. Stanley is a charming coastal town on the southern tip of Hong Kong Island, far away from the city. There are no skyscrapers and no rush, just sunny beaches and lots of people enjoying life at their leisure. The busiest place in Stanley is the Stanley Market, where small shops and stalls sell leather, silk, wool and cotton clothing, Chinese crafts and handicrafts, and much more. You will have some free shopping time. Maybe you could find some suitable souvenirs for your friends and families. At the end of the day, we will go back to the hotel.
Today we will leave a little bit early after breakfast. Our first stop is Wong Tai Sin Temple. It is located in the north of the Kowloon Peninsula and was first built in 1921. Every year on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar, the rich people rush into the temple to compete for the right to first worship the Wong Tai Sin for the new year. It is said that the person who can be the first to worship Wong Tai Sin can get the most blessings in the new year. In the Wong Tai Sin Temple, fortune-telling sticks are also very popular. You could find the stick box easily near the main hall. You could shake the box and make a wish for the new year until one stick falls out. Then you need to remember the number on the stick and find a fortune-teller to interpret your stick. The interpretation of the fortune-telling sticks would cost around 20-30 Hong Kong dollars for each. The fortune-teller will give you a piece of purple paper, with a Chinese poem on it. This poem will tell you how lucky you are in the new year. The fortune-teller will translate it for you. Most of them could speak English.
Then we will drive about half an hour to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Station on Lantau Island which is located 33 kilometers west of the Wong Tai Sin Temple. When we arrive, we will take a cable car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. Before if people want to go up to the mountain and visit the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha, they need to walk for 3-4 hours. When the public bus came into life, it takes around 1 hour from the foot to the mountain top. But right now, after the Ngong Ping 360 cable car was built, people can reach the top of the mountain in just 20 minutes. Riding the cable car, you can overlook the beauty of Lantau Island, Hong Kong International Airport and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, etc. Ngong Ping 360 is also regarded as one of the top ten best cable car experiences in the world. If you are not afraid of height, you could upgrade the cable car with a crystal bottom. That will be a lifetime experience.
When you get off the cable car, you will reach Ngong Ping Village. From here, you will see the Po Lin Monastery and 34-metre-high Big Buddha, with was made of bronze and gold. It is the world's second-largest outdoor bronze seated Buddha statue. There are 268 stone steps in front of the Buddha statue. It takes about 15 minutes to climb up to the base of the Big Buddha, and the view is even more beautiful after reaching the summit. The top of the mountain is flat and the trees are small, so you need to pay attention to sun protection. Sometimes you could see little monks with blue or yellow monk cloth going to the canteen after their daily chant. They look very cute.
Today our last stop is Temple Street. Many Hong Kong movies have been filmed in this street. Temple Street is known as a night market selling cheap goods and has been described as Hong Kong's commoner's nightclub. Every evening, you can see fashionable young people playing musical instruments and dancing in the street. That is one of the special features of Temple Street. Along with their performance, you can also taste the special snacks of Temple Street, such as wonton noodles, fish balls, beef stew and so on. We will give you some free time to wander around on Temple Street. After enjoy some time at the night market, we will drive back to the hotel.
Today we will take a ferry at the central pier to Lamma Island which is located southwest of Hong Kong Island. The ferry takes around 1 hour from Hong Kong Island to Lamma Island. Nowadays, Lamma Island is the first choice for off-island travel in Hong Kong. You can take a leisurely hike among the picturesque scenery, stroll around the small artsy shops and simple fishing villages, and try seafood dishes. Lamma Island is famous for its traditional Western, Indian and Mediterranean cuisines, as well as the seafood restaurants "Long Hua Seafood" and "Rainbow Seafood". Of course, you can't miss some of the famous snacks on Lamma Island. For example, tofu flower, tofu cheesecake, Gei dan jai, fish ball, cart noodle and so on. The guide will give you some advice on how to choose local snacks. Most of the snacks are sweet.
There’s no automobile on Lamma Island for protecting the environment. So as soon as we get off the ferry, we will be on foot. Please wear comfortable shoes today.
After visiting, we will take the ferry back to the bustling Hong Kong city. And the driver will wait at the pier to take you to the hotel. The rest day would be yours.
After breakfast, our guide and driver will take you to the airport. They will help you to check in with your luggage. Our service ends here.
Editor: Lexie Jia
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|City||Five Star hotel list||Four Star hotel list|
|Guangzhou||Baiyun Hotel||Hotel Landmark Canton Guangzhou|
|Macau||The Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Macau||Rio Hotel Macau|
|Hong Kong||Harbour Grand Kowloon||Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel|
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We started with a few days in Beijing & ended in Shanghai, from where we visited the Forbidden City and Great Wall. In between we visited Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Panda Base, Shanghai Disneyland.
We had a wonderful holiday in China which will remain long in the memory. China is a breathtakingly beautiful country full of splendid temples and palaces, mountains and rivers, peaceful rural scenes and bustling shopping streets.