1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi: Private Museum, History and Mausoleum Tour

Product ID: 192900
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Discover Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam, on a private full-day tour. Explore the Vietnamese center of culture, politics, economy and trade. Learn about the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars, and natural calamities.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese

Pickup included

Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.

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  • Visit the first university in Vietnam
  • Explore the Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Admire the unique architecture of the One Pillar Pagoda
  • Discover the Vietnam Military History Museum
  • Learn about the contribution of women at the Vietnamese Women's Museum
Full description
After pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex. See Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of the beloved national hero, and the house on stilts where he lived from 1958 to 1969. Next visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a must-see destination because of its unique architecture and the story behind its construction.

Continue going to Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake, then see the ancient beauty of the Temple of Literature, Quoc Tu Giam (Imperial Academy), considered the first university in Vietnam. At 12:30 PM, have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.

Stop at the Vietnam Military History Museum to see rooms full of war propaganda, photographs and documents from wars against China, France, and the United States. The grounds feature several captured aircraft, as well as a central structure built from the wreckage of French and American planes. Visitors may climb the flag tower, to see incredible views from the top. Finally, visit the Vietnamese Women's Museum, before being driven back to your hotel at approximately 3:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hanoi
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
  • Mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from Hanoi Old Quarter
• An additional transfer fee will be charged for guests staying outside of this area, or your guide will meet you at Hanoi Opera House
• Prices may differ on national holidays
• Please do not wear shorts to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum
• On Saturdays and Sundays, tickets for water puppet shows are available as an add-on
• Please bring a hat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes

From US$ 76 per person

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Product ID: 192900