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Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

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Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

I'm staying at Metropark for 1 night. Here is my itinerary:

1) Walk to Senado Square

(Luncn - 1) Margaret's Cafe e Nata, famous Portuguese egg tart

Edificio Kam Loi, Macau, China Rue Do Rd. Pedro Jose Lobo)

2)Lord Stow’s Bakery

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2)Walk from Senado Square to Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

3) Travel to The Venetian by Sands: Casino, Shopping Mall

4) City of Dreams (5km) Watch Dragon Treasure

Will appreciate if someone can advise me whether my itinerary is fine? I'm having a bit of trouble using google map to see how I can travel from one place to the other.

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1. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

Lord Stow’s Bakery is in Coloane, not near Senado Square. They have a new branch at The Venetian Hotel. Perhaps you can have their egg tarts there.

From Senado Square to The Venetian, you can take a bus or taxi. Bus: such as 21A and 26A, which pass San Ma Lu (the main street at Senado Square). Or if you like, you can walk back toward Hotel Sintra (not too far from Senado Square, about 10 minutes), and take a free hotel shuttle from Sintra Hotel to the City of Dreams - which is right across the street from The Venetian Hotel.)

Check the routes here. You need to alight at The Venetian Hotel mid-way:

reolian.com.mo/en/interactive-maps/line-21a

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2. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

City of Dreams (COD) is just across the street from the Venetian so you don't require transportation between the two to see the Dragon Treasure show is every 30 minutes until 8pm and is now MOP50 per adult.

Also note that if your visit is after the 24th of October there will be two new exhibitions at the Venetian [Titanic and The Human Bodies] if of interest.

Also note that the Wynn has a nice Bellagio like fountain that is fun to watch at night time, called the Performing Lake (see link w/pictures) This is no more than 10 minute walk from your hotel. There is a also two semi interesting (free) shows in their lobby called the Tree of Prosperity and Dragon Fortune.

Wynn Performing Lake

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Hope this is helpful.

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3. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

Hi Rosalie,

I am sharing with you my past travel in Macau here where I used free shuttles between the downtown district to Venetian. It's quite pretty easy. If ever you get lost, just go back to the ferry station where you can catch free shuttle bus to almost all major hotels/casinos in Macau.

City of Dreams is right across Venetian, there are regular free shuttle buses between these two hotels.

All shuttle bus service of hotels are free even if you are not a hotel guest. So I did not pay for any transportation in my previous Macau travel.

…blogspot.com/2011/12/macau-day-2-macau-cult…

I hope my blog helps.

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4. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

To reduce backtracking, I would revise this itinerary as follows:

in the morning, walk to Senado Square/ St Paul's ruins and explore this area.

Walk back to Margaret's for lunch (note that Margaret's rest day is Wednesday).

From there, walk to Sintra Hotel (about 3 minutes) and catch City of Dreams shuttle bus there. As noted above, CoD and Venetian are directly opposite each other, so no problem getting from one to another.

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5. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

Thanks for all the great advise. Here is my revised itinerary.

The timing seems a bit screw up. Do you think is possible for me to finish everything within one night?

1)1105 – 1130am - Arrival at Hong Kong Airport T1

2)1130 – 1200am - Buy ticket Ferry to Macau: TurboJET Ferry

3) 1200-130pm - Ferry to Macau (1hr 15 mins)

4) 130 – 300pm - Arrival at Macau Ferry Terminal, immigration

5) 300-400pm - Shuttle bus to metropark hotel

6) 400-530pm - Hotel check in

7) 530-600pm - Walk to Senado Square (8 mins)

8) 600-730pm - Walk to St. Paul's Cathedral

9) 730-900pm - Walk back to Margaret's for lunch

10)900-1000pm - Travel to The Venetian by Sands: Casino, Shopping Mall

11)1000-1100pm - Walk to Sintra Hotel (about 3 minutes) and catch City of Dreams shuttle bus there.

12) 1100-1130pm - City of dream Watch Dragon Treasure

13) 1130-1230am - Walk to Venetian, casino

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6. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

>>>>>9) 730-900pm - Walk back to Margaret's for lunch <<<<

Isn't this a bit late for lunch. Some good information on Margaret's

…blogspot.hk/2012/01/margarets-cafe-e-nata-m…

>>>>12) 1100-1130pm - City of dream Watch Dragon Treasure<<<<

Dragon Treasure show finished at 8pm.

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7. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

Gonna change my lunch to dinner.

Is the Dragon Treasure a pity to miss?

Any recommendation for breakfast near metropark before I take my ferry to HK?

Is it advisable to book the ferry ticket online or directly through the ticketing counter?

Edited: 1:01 am, October 22, 2012
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8. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

@RosalieCullen

>>>Is the Dragon Treasure a pity to miss?<<<<

Its ok. The wife and I rather liked the show but it is missable if you have a busy schedule or more important things you want to see/do. The good news is that the show is short and frequent (every 30 minutes) so you can be flexible with planning the dragon treasure, working around more higher priority attractions you want to see.

>>>>Any recommendation for breakfast near metropark before I take my ferry to HK?<<<<<

Well, Margaret's isn't far and is as good a spot as any for breakfast, might even be more ideal as egg tarts are best in the morning with a cup of tea or coffee in my opinion. They open at 6.30am so depending on how early you need to leave, this would be a good option.

There is also a Portugese cafe that served decent breakfast, not far from Margaret's called Caravela (see link w/pictures) although I don't know what time they open in the morning.

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>>>>Is it advisable to book the ferry ticket online or directly through the ticketing counter?<<<<

Unless it is Grand Prix weekend or an important national holiday like Chinese New Year, we generally find that you don't need to book ferry tickets in advance for early morning departures to/from Macau. However, if you are leaving later in the morning you might want to consider it during these busy times or if you have a plane to catch which means you really can't wait.

Because the ferries leave every 15 minutes during the main part of the day, we usually just go to the ferry terminal when we are ready to leave and book passage on the next outbound ferry. This is generally what we recommend to passengers.

Hope this is useful.

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9. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

Assuming you arrive at HKIA 11:05 as stated - you will NOT be able to catch the 12:00 ferry - as by the time you deplane & walk tot he ticket office it will already be close to 11:30 and they require a ONE HOUR connection time if you have luggage. However the good news is that unless you visiting GP weekend you have grossly over-estimated times for immigration and transfer to the hotel, so if you get the 14:00 ferry you'll arrive in Macau at 15:00; and be at your hotel by 16:00. Check in; go to room etc and you can still be on your way to Margaret's for afternoon tea by 17:00.

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10. Re: Need advise for Macau itinerary plan

Because of the tight schedule, I'm revising my plan to:

Should i have dinner at City of dream or Venetian? Any suggestion on what to eat?

Day 1

400-530pm - Hotel check in

530-730pm - Travel to City of dream Watch Dragon Treasure, dinner (Any nearby hotel with shuttle bus to City of dream?)

730 - 1000 Travel to The Venetian by Sands: Casino, Shopping Mall

Day 2

900-1000am - Walk to Senado Square (8 mins)

1000-1130 - Walk to St. Paul's Cathedral

1130 - 1230 - Walk back to Margaret's for lunch