Monday, October 24, 2011

MACAO Oct 24th, 2011 Asia Pacific Amsterdam

Magnificent Macau

Approximately 9½ hours
Moderate Activity  Meal  Limited Capacity
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Macau is just 60 minutes from Hong Kong by fast ferry, and is an ideal destination for those who have previously visited Hong Kong. The island was colonized by Portugal for 400 years, but reverted to Chinese rule in 1999. It is known as the Monte Carlo of the Far East for its annual Formula 3 Grand Prix race through the narrow streets. The territory is an intriguing blend of cultures—unmistakably Asian, but nonetheless draped in a Portuguese cloak, embroidered with senescent European charm. Your visit today will include old and new Macau. You will stop at a Buddhist temple, and see the Porto do Cerco Gate, which marks the old border between Portugal and China. You’ll visit the ruins of St Paul’s—a 16th-century church built by Italian and Japanese Jesuit priests—and the Macau Tower. This is the tenth-tallest freestanding tower in the world. A buffet lunch is served at the Macau Tower.
Bring your passport. Transfers, ferry tickets, lunch and port tax is included. An additional charge for a visa may be required depending upon your country of origin. Immigration in either direction can take up to an hour.

Terminal Maritimo de Pasageiros Do Porto Exterior

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