1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Independence Palace

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Product ID: 219642
Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable tour of Saigon in a private, air-conditioned car. Visit many of the the city's main attractions, such as the Ben Thanh Market and the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, with your professional, English-speaking guide.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese
Audio guide/headphones
Chinese, English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

You will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Saigon's most well-known landmarks in a private, air-conditioned car
  • Marvel at the vibrancy of the Ban Thanh Market
  • Admire the architecture of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, and the Saigon Central Post Office
  • Get a taste of Taoist worship at the Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Choose whether to visit the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace
Full description
Explore the fascinating city of Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, on this half-day tour. Travel in comfort in your private, air-conditioned car, and learn about the city's landmarks with your helpful guide.

Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to the Ban Thanh Market. Snap photos of the lively market's activities, or take the opportunity to buy kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, fruit, and many other foods.

Next, pay a visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, which dates from the 19th century. Keep an eye out for local couples taking their pre-wedding shots at this beautiful basilica, officially known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception.

Admire the surprising architecture at your next stop, the Saigon Central Post Office. Hear how the building is often mistakenly attributed to Gustave Eiffel, even though it was designed by Alfred Foulhoux.

Then, it's decision time. Choose between the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American War in Vietnam, or the Reunification Palace. Also known as the Independence Palace, the latter site is a landmark of Saigon history and architecture, which once served as the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Finally, end your tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. See the local worshippers in prayer for their careers, love, and fertility. Enjoy this taste of Taoist worship culture, before being dropped off back at your hotel.
Includes
  • Quality, air-conditioned, private car
  • Free pickup and drop-off service in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Pickup and drop-off is from your hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
• Travel insurance provided by the local partner guarantees no incurred expenses during the Saigon city tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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My guide had excellent knowledge of the areas he took me to.

What a wonderful way to start my first visit to Vietnam !! My guide took me through the different markets that aren't normally seen by tourists, and answered so many of my questions. I got to eat some local food and was able to stop for some shopping along the way. I will be back again for another trip.

August 5, 2019

In korte tijd veel gezien met prive gids, ondanks het drukke en chaotische verkeer in Saigon. Susan, onze gids, is een bevlogen en geinteresseerd persoon. Ze doet samen met de (prive) chauffeur haar best om je veilig in en uit de auto te helpen en heeft veel kennis van de bezienswaardigheden die zij ons toonde.

December 29, 2019

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I had a wonderful few hours with such a kind , thoughtful and knowledgeable guide and a very efficient driver . So many aspects of the Saigon history, culture and experience were explained and I was totally absorbed .

December 4, 2019

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Product ID: 219642