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Macau Day Trip Itinerary: Must-Visit Tourist Spots & Eateries

澳門好去處

Despite its small size, Macau is packed with enticing cuisine, historical architecture, and vibrant nightlife, attracting countless visitors. With numerous popular attractions to visit, it’s hard to fit them all into your itinerary. That’s why we’ve selected the best tourist spots to visit in Macau, including must-visit sightseeing places and eateries along the way, making it easier for you to plan a 1-day trip and fully experience Macau’s unique charm. Moreover, we’ll recommend a number of transportation options to make your trip as convenient as possible.

 

1-Day Trip Itinerary in Coloane, Macau

Beyond the glittering casinos and bustling shopping centres, Macau has much more to explore for tourists. As a former Portuguese colony, the fusion of Chinese and Western cultures has influenced many aspects of the city, including its architecture and cuisine, creating a unique charm exclusive to Macau. Coloane, known as a fairy-tale town and surrounded by many Instagram-worthy attractions, features colourful houses and streets filled with an exotic flair. This article highlights a 1-day trip itinerary in Coloane, Macau, recommending several great spots to ensure you have a fun and satisfying experience!

 

Lord Stow’s Bakery (Coloane Branch)

澳門安德魯餅店

How can one miss out on the famous Macau egg tart during a visit to Macau? As the pioneer in Macau Portuguese egg tart, Lord Stow’s Bakery has turned it into one of Macau’s iconic delicacies. The founder, Andrew Stow, from England, opened the bakery in 1989 and improved the recipe by using English creamy custard tart filling and less sugar. For 30 years, the internationally renowned Lord Stow’s egg tarts have been freshly baked daily and are made to order, ensuring their natural freshness and high quality. Try a rich and crispy Lord Stow’s egg tart while strolling through Coloane, enjoying the leisurely atmosphere for a pleasant time with delicious food.

Address: 1 Rua do Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau

Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00

 

Coloane Village

路環小漁村

Coloane Village, known as the “Back Garden of Macau,” has a 300-year-old old town area with historical buildings and colourful houses full of exotic charm. The streets are steeped in history, simple and serene as if travelling through time. Walking along the riverbank leads to the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier. Built in 1928 in Baroque style, its white and creamy yellow façade, oval windows, and bell tower create a picturesque atmosphere, perfect for photos. Nearby, the Coloane Library, with its simple and sleek Portuguese architectural style, has become a popular sightseeing spot for many tourists to visit. If you enjoy a slower pace, Coloane Fishing Village is your ideal place for a peaceful getaway.

澳門最後的後花園

 

Lunch in Macau

澳門美食

Wandering through the streets of Coloane and as noon approaches, it’s time for a hearty meal! The famous Estabelecimento de Bebidas Kiu Kei offers authentic Macanese cuisine, pork chop bun from Tai Lei Loi Kei and the sweet crab congee in Seng Cheong.

 

Estabelecimento de Bebidas Kiu Kei

In addition to traditional meals and drinks offered by Hong Kong-style diners, it also serves unique noodle dishes. The highly recommended “Rotten Egg Noodles,” with a unique sauce blend of tomato and curry flavours, tangy and slightly spicy, paired with soft scrambled eggs, surely will tantalise your taste buds.

Address: 7 Povoacao do Interior, Macau

Opening Hours: 06:30 – 15:45

 

Tai Lei Loi Kei

大利來記豬扒包

The freshly fried thick-cut pork chop bun between soft French bread is a mouth-watering treat. Paired with a cup of iced milk tea, it can be called a satisfying afternoon tea.

Address: No.18, Largo Gov. Tamagnini Barbosa, Vila de Taipa

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00

 

Seng Cheong

Don’t miss the renowned porridge with rice and freshwater crab. It’s a delightful delicacy where crab roe, paste, and meat blend into a fresh and sweet porridge.

Address: G/F, 28-30&89&93 Rua do Cunha, Vila de Taipa

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 00:00

 

Ancient Temple of Tin Hau in Coloane

路環天后古廟

The historic Ancient Temple of Tin Hau, built around 1763, is the largest and oldest temple in the Coloane village. The worship of Tin Hau, also known as A-Ma, is widespread in Macau, with fishermen believing she protects them at sea and ensures a safe return. Inside the temple, there are many historical and artistic valuables, such as antique bells, wine boats, wall paintings, wood carvings, and decorations. At the Ancient Temple of Tin Hau, you can experience the rich history of the locals and discover its artistic value.

 

Rua Cinco de Outubro (5th October Avenue)

十月初五馬路

Rua Cinco de Outubro in Coloane, unlike its counterpart on the Macau Peninsula, is a much quieter and more elegant place with picturesque seaside views that refresh the mind. The classic Hong Kong TVB series “Return of the Cuckoo,” which accompanied many people’s growth, was filmed mainly on Rua Cinco de Outubro in Coloane, a sightseeing spot known for its beautiful scenery. Strolling along the seaside path, you can feel the romantic stories of the characters, revisiting the joys of childhood. Stopping by at dusk to admire the stunning sunset, the experience is both romantic and beautiful.

 

Travel to and from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal to Hotel One-Eight-One

Hotel One-Eight-One is located on Hong Kong Island, with convenient transportation facilities allowing easy access to various districts. Here are transportation options from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal to Hotel ONE-EIGHT-ONE:

 

Minibus

Take minibus 55, which takes about 15 minutes to reach the Hotel One-Eight-One.

 

MTR

Take a 7-minute walk from Hotel 181 to the HKU station B1 exit. From there, board the train on the Island Line towards Chai Wan and alight at Sheung Wan station. Finally, walk for about 6 minutes.

 

Taxi

A taxi ride along Connaught Road West takes only 6 minutes.

 

Tram

Walk for a minute to Whitty Street station, then take the tram towards Happy Valley to Jardine Street station. Finally, walk for about 6 minutes to reach the destination.

 

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