Full day small group City tour with lunch

Duration: 1 Days
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See the best of Hanoi on a small group tour and learn about the history of Vietnam’s capital city. Visit cultural and historical sites, such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and enjoy a walk through the Old Quarter of the city and some local dishes at lunch
Departure: Hanoi
Categories: Holiday tour
Theme: Cultural
Type: Family Holiday Tours - Food Tours

Highlights

Learn about the history of Vietnam and Hanoi from an expert private guide

Visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the father of Vietnam

See the beautiful wooden 1-Pillar Pagoda, dating from the 11th century

Enjoy a Local lunch (Vegetarian/ Halal/ Muslim available)

Take a walk through Hanoi's atmospheric Old Quarter

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

08:00: Following a pick-up at your hotel by your guide and driver, go to the Ho Chi Minh Complex to discover the heart of Vietnam 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 Ethnology Museum - a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups


Next visit would be the Gallery of Lacquer Painting Collection. The best handicraft of the north of Vietnam. Then you would have lunch at Local restaurant with the deep touch of the art of Hanoi Cuisine.


You will then visit the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070 and originally built as a temple to Confucius. Inside you can see the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, which have the names of Vietnam’s best scholars inscribed. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed on education both now and in the past.


After lunch, explore the vibrant eastern sector of Hanoi, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and The Huc Bridge. Walking around the Old Quarter and mingling with the locals as they go about their hectic lives.


End tour with a 30-minute Cyclo Tour around the Old Quarter of Hanoi to have the best view of life of Hanoian.

What's Included

English-speaking guide

Land transfers

Admission fees

Lunch (local cuisine)

Drinks

Tips and personal expenses

Additional Info

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open 5 mornings a week and 10 months a year. It is closed every afternoon, all day Monday and Friday, and from early October to early December for scheduled maintenance.


Most museums are closed on Mondays. If your visit coincides with closing days, alternatives will be suggested.


Children from 2-11 are charged 75 percent of the adult price. Those under 2 years of age can join the tour at no charge. Children 12 years and up are considered adults


CHILDREN POLICY

  • Infant (0-2 years old): free
  • Children 3-6: 60% adult ticket ( take the same Cyclo with adult)
  • Children >= 7: adult ticket
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