Hanoi City Tour - Full Day

Hanoi City Tour
Hanoi City Tour


The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country. It is a stunning metropolis that sprawls along the Red River's banks and has a rich French colonial history. Over 600 pagodas and temples, as well as the Old Quarter, have survived Hanoi's exciting thousand-year history, which has been marred by destruction, wars, and natural disasters. This Hanoi city tour will be expanded to include famous attractions.

About This Activity

Duration - 1 day
English Speaking Tour Guide
Tour Information
  • Pick-up at hotel : 8am - 8.30am
  • Drop off at hotel: About 4.30pm
Private or Small Group - Limited to 12 persons
Hanoi City Tour

Brief itinerary

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda: the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century.
  • Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975, the complex includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts and the Ho Chi Minh Museum.
  • Vietnam Ethnology Museum: to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam.
  • Temple of Literature: the first university of Vietnam.
  • Hoa Lo Prison Museum: which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners known as the “Hanoi Hilton”.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a variety of traditional Vietnamese dishes

Private Hanoi City Tour – Full Day Itinerary

8am - 8.30am: Your English Speaking Tour Guide will pick you up from your hotel to begin your Hanoi City Tour and start to explore Hanoi City.

8.45am: You will now visit the main landmark of your Hanoi City Tour, the Ho Chi Minh complex. Here you will have chance to see the embalmed body of  Ho Chi Minh, walk through the gardens, visit 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit The One Pillar Pagoda where you can worship the Goddess of Mercy – It is the most unique Padoga in the world!

  • You should dress modestly by covering your shoulders & knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and its temples & pagodas
  • Please note: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Also note, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed at least 2 months (15th June - 15th August) of the year for its annual maintenance. You can however, still walk around the grounds and visit the museum and houses and his collection of cars.

10.30am: You will arrive at The Tran Quoc Pagoda which is located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake. The oldest pagoda in Hanoi, built in the 6th century.

11.15am: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam.This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.

Please Note: We will visit the Women's Museum instead of The Ethnology Museum which is closed on Mondays.

12.45pm : Now you will enjoy lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant. Here you will have an opportunity to enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

2pm - 2.15pm: This afternoon, you will continue your Hanoi City Tour at the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century. Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with names of Vietnams best scholars. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.

3.15pm: We now head towards our last landmark & the Hoa Lo Prison Museum which was originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners. Later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the American War. During this period, it was known to American POWs as the “Hanoi Hilton".

4.15pm - 4.30pm: Your tour now finishes where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

* Itinerary destinations can be changed if you wish to see other locations - please advise!

Tour Inclusions

  • Shuttle bus or 7 seater car (depending on your private group size) during the trip ( Ford Transit, New County…)
  • English speaking guide (at least 5 years of experience)
  • A bottle of water
  • Entrance tickets
  • Vietnamese lunch

Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks at lunch
  • Tips for tour guide & driver
  • Personal expenses or anything not mentioned above

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