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  1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi City: Full-day Charming Cultural Tour

Product ID: 289240
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Take a comprehensive sightseeing tour around Ha Noi on this full-day trip. You will learn about the history and culture of the city with visits to important monuments, before a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter and lunch in a nearby restaurant.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Hotels in the Hanoi City Center.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the highlights of Ha Noi throughout a full-day tour
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the One-Pillar Pagoda
  • Visit Vietnam’s first university, the serene Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature)
  • Take a cyclo (pedicab) ride through Ha Noi’s historic heart
Full description
Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel before being to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. You will visit Ba Dinh Square, where the former President Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945. You will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and One-Pillar Pagoda, a must-see monument in Ha Noi. The One-Pillar Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist pagoda which is supported by only one pillar and resembles a lotus blossom. You will also visit Van Mieu and Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), the first imperial school in Vietnam.

Lunch will later be served at a local restaurant, after which you will pay a visit to the Women’s Museum (which is listed among Asia’s top 25 museums (closed on Mondays). The museum honors Vietnamese women throughout history, and includes displays of the country's recent history as well. Exhibits include: “Women and Ethnicity”, “Women and the National Struggle”, "Vietnam Women’s Association and Feminism”, “Women and Traditional Costumes” and “Women’s Cultural Traits Expressed Through Handicrafts”.

Following the museum, you will take a cyclo (pedicab) ride around the “the 36 meandering streets” of Ha Noi’s historic Old Quarter and visit Tran Quoc Pagoda as well as Quan Thanh Temple. At the conclusion of your cultural experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.
Includes
  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Pedicab (Cyclo)
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays
• The temple is closed annually between September 5 to November 5 for annual maintenance
• Visitors are required to wear shirts with sleeves and pants (no shoulders or knees can be exposed)