Explore the major sights of Hanoi on a full-day sightseeing tour, with round-trip transfers from Cai Lan Port in Ha Long Bay. Discover the leafy lanes and colonial buildings of the French Quarter, ride by cyclo through the Old Quarter, and more.
What to Expect
Travel to the historic city of Hanoi on a full-day sightseeing tour from Ha Long, with a pick-up and drop off at the port of Cai Lan. Relax on the 105-mile (175-kilometer) journey through the Red River Delta.
Upon arrival, you will tour the colonial French Quarter, the administrative center of the city under French rule. Admire handsome villas on tree-lined streets, such as Phan Dinh Phung. Colonial Hanoi is home to some of the city’s most splendid architecture, including the Presidential Palace, and the luxury Metropole Hotel.
Continue to Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Sword Lake, in the cultural heart of Hanoi. Admire the Ngoc Son Temple on a pretty island, connected by a classical Vietnamese style bridge. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, where you will enjoy the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.
Continue to the Temple of Literature, site of Vietnam's first university, built in the 11th century to teach the Vietnamese royals the theories of Confucius. Pass the impressive Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in September 1945. Then, go to the Imperial Citadel of the Thang Long complex to learn about the historic Vietnamese monarchs.
End with a tour of the Old Quarter by cyclo (similar to a rickshaw), a typical mode of transport in Vietnamese cities, and stop to shop for unique souvenirs in the small stores. Transfer back to Ha Long at 16:00, with a drop off in Cai Lan Port at about 19:30.
- Private air-conditioned transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Vietnamese lunch
- Entrance fees
- Xich lo (cyclo) tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
- Mineral water
What's Not Included
- Port fees
- Tips and personal expenses
- Any other services not mentioned in "what's included"
Know Before You Go
• There is a USD 2 surcharge for a pick-up at your ship