I had been to Macau last year when I was travelling to the USA. Last week I was again visiting Macau, while I was going around on a vacation with family to Hong Kong region.
We were staying in Hong Kong and went for a day tour to Macau. We booked our seats on a ferry to Macau, the journey is about 50 minutes. Remember to carry your passport, as Macau was a Portuguese territory and you will be going through immigration and you will be given a VISA on entry. The ferry service runs many times in an hour, we took one leaving from Hong Kong at 10 AM and returning from Macau at 5 PM for the return.
Reaching Macau Ferry terminal, we took one of the free shuttle services to The Venetian – many other casinos run similar free shuttles to take you to the downtown. After seeing the casino, the indoor canals and gondola service, we headed out. Remember kids are not allowed only to the gambling areas. There are quite a handful of places of interest to see in Macau. For convenience, we booked ourselves for half-a-day bus tour – which took us to the Ruins of St.Paul (the free-standing church facade you would have seen in many Macau albums), Na Tcha Temple, A-Ma Temple, Macau Tower and Museum of Macau (and nearby Portuguese colonial buildings).
Macau is a tiny city (should I say state) that has something for everyone’s taste.