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  • Hanoi Highlights: Full-Day Small Group City Tour with Lunch

    1. Hanoi Highlights: Full-Day Small Group City Tour with Lunch

    Enjoy a full-day tour of Hanoi with Tour guide and get a local's insight into Vietnam’s mythology, traditions and customs. Visit cultural and historical sites, such as the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, as well as everyday locales such as the houses of the Old Quarter. Following a pick-up at your hotel by your guide and driver, go to the Ho Chi Minh Complex to discover the heart of Viernam at “Uncle Ho’s” Mausoleum. Standing before the mausoleum are 79 cycad trees, symbolizing Ho Chi Minh’s 79 springs of life, while 2 bamboo ranges whistle in the wind to commemorate the former president and Father of the Nation. See the nearby house-on-stilts and quaint One-Pillar Pagoda, built out of wood for the 11th-century Emperor Lý Thái Tông. Continue to the Enthnology Museum - a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, docume...

    really fun wandering down dark corridors to find some of the best hidden foods of Vietnam.

  • Hanoi Must-See City Full Day: Museum of Ethnology & Lunch

    2. Hanoi Must-See City Full Day: Museum of Ethnology & Lunch

    Your tour guide and driver will pick you up so please provide details of your hotel to confirm the pick-up service. Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex and have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around Ho Chi Minh garden to see the 2 houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda where people worship the Godess of Mercy. It is the most unique padoga in the world. Also visit either Bat Trang ceramics and pottery village or the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology depending on the day. Have lunch at a restaurant. Have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine including many delicious dishes. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam in the feudal system. See the Tran Quoc Pagoda – first built in Ha Noi in the 6th Century. You will see the oldest Bodhi Tree in Vietnam planted by Ho Chi Minh. Leave for Hoan Kiem...

  • Private Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Mausoleum, Temple & Pagoda

    3. Private Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Mausoleum, Temple & Pagoda

    Morning Tour The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter and take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which is an important place of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of Vietnamese who come from far and wide to pay their respects to 'Uncle Ho'. Within the complex are Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam which was built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. Then, at the Hoan Kiem Lake, you will have time to take some pictures before joining a 30-minute car tour or 30-minute cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life. A cup of coffee will be ...

  • Hanoi: Private Fine Arts Museum Guided Treasure Hunt Tour

    4. Hanoi: Private Fine Arts Museum Guided Treasure Hunt Tour

    Have fun time exploring the Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi as you take on a guided treasure hunt around the museum and discover the remarkable art pieces on display. The professional tour guide will share interesting facts & exciting stories of Vietnamese art history throughout the tour. As arts stands in the essence of a nation’s culture and progression, the Vietnam Fine Art Museum has almost 2000 pieces of art ranging from historical to modern time on public display. Within this number, 9 are National Treasures that are recognized by the government, serving as the most iconic and historically important art pieces to the history and culture of Vietnam. Visit the museum to witness the courtyards adorning the surrounding landscape of the structure. This guided tour will lead you to explore the museum & learn about the diverse and rich cultural heritage of the country. The professional tour g...

  • Explore Amazing Ancient Hanoi Like a Local by Scooter

    5. Explore Amazing Ancient Hanoi Like a Local by Scooter

    Begin the day with the advantage of a pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at 08:00 am, followed by a full safety briefing about the tour with the group while enjoying a welcome drink. Start your trip by touring to Hanoi’s major landmarks such as the Hoan Kiem Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Long Bien Bridge, taking pictures on the way. Ride around the city, outside of the Old Quarter, which most tourists don’t visit, to see sights away from the regular tourist routes, such as the railway house and B52 bomber wreck site at Huu Tiep Lake.  Make a number of short stops to take photos and the tour guide will take you on foot to learn about the history of the sites. Enjoy a range of Hanoi street foods and most popular eateries during the ride, to taste a wide range of local food such as egg coffee, a must try in Hanoi. Drive around West Lake, pass some of the most exclusive real estate...

    This was a fantastic tour! My guide Annie was a good driver on the scooter, I felt very safe. A great way to see a lot of Hanoi and different sights. We had a fantastic lunch with traditional vietnamese dishes. I would defently recommend this tour!

  • Hanoi: Half-Day Private Guided Tour to War Sites

    6. Hanoi: Half-Day Private Guided Tour to War Sites

    Start off this tour with a hotel pickup in Hanoi Old Quarter and head towards the meeting point, the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Take a tour through the museum and learn about the stories of President Ho Chi Minh's and all the important milestones of his life.  Next, board the BonBon City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus to get to the Vietnam Military History Museum. Listen to the stories your guides can share about the first and the last battle of the First Indochina War. Walk to the Hanoi Flag Tower where you get to see Toy's Garden from above and learn fun facts about Vietnamese ace pilot fighters during the Vietnam War. Head to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and visit the T1 bunker where B52 fighter jets were tracked down by only listening to radio signals and D67 house, which was used by the Politburo and the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff. Board th...

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What people are saying about Hanoi

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Everything you need to know about Hanoi's main landmarks. Guide explained everything about the city and about the Viet culture including a lot of random unrelated wuestion that came from my tour colleagues. The next day even though we wanted to visit any other landmarks by ourselves ..we realised that the tour covered everything important so there were no other objectives left for us to visit which we haven't already seen. The puppet show was a nice finish to the tour and I have considered it some sort of conclusion for all you witnessed and learned during the tour.

Excellent trip. Great value for money. Very knowledgeable, friendly guide. The lunch on board the boat was really nice with a lot of food and a good choice of options. My only negative was the lack of WiFi on the bus.

Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

very well organised, uy was a really nice tourguide and his english was perfect! also big thanks to driver huy for getting us there quick and save!

Our tour guide Jimmy was lovely the activities were amazing would definitely reccomend