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Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

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Discover the 36 streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Join the locals as they shop the local markets. Sample the many forms of local cuisine at any of the numerous food shops. Sip on a juice, beer, coffee, or tea at one of the abundant cafes and bars.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Vietnamese
Pickup optional
Hotels in Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Private or small groups available


  • Walk the 36 streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Join the locals and shop the local markets
  • Sample the many types of local cuisine on offer
  • Relax with a drink in one of the numerous bars and cafes
  • Uncover the history of the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Get to know about the lifestyles of the local people
  • Inhale the aromatic scents exuding from street hawker stalls and follow your nose to stands replete with exotic fruits and fresh seafood
  • Listen as you guide explains the culinary context of the city and hear about the cultural significance of local specialties
Full description
Discover the 36 streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, each known for their historic trades including blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers, silk traders, and jewelers. Now famous for its artisans, silk shops, bars, clubs and particularly its local cuisine, walk the streets and sample what is a vibrant and bustling part of the city. Stop at the various vendors and taste what’s on offer. If you’re feeling thirsty there are plenty of juice shops, bars, and cafés to satiate you. Join the locals as they cruise amongst the shops, stocking up on their supplies at the local markets, or sit back and relax and take in the quaint atmosphere. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to enjoy yourself.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Authentic Vietnamese meal, dessert, and drinks
  • Small-group tour a maximum of 8 people per tour
  • Personal expenses for shopping
  • Gratuities
  • Additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Join in group: please meet your tour guide at the booking office: 03 Gia Ngu Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (In the center of Old Quarter of Hanoi, close to the Water Puppet Theater). - Only special request of Private Group would be pick up at Selected Hotels in Hanoi with the diameter 5 - 7 kilometres from Old Quarter. We do not pick up for private tour for the following hotels: Marriotte Hotel, Novotel, Lotte Hotel, Kangnam Hotel, Deawoo Hotel, Fortuna Hotel, Summer Westlake hotel.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 109 reviews

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We had the chance to visit "secret" places in the city and taste some local food. I would have appreciate a bit more information about the food we tasted and its connection with local history and culture. All in all a good experience and a nice way to discover aspects of the old quarter.

November 7, 2019

Booked the private tour and don't regret it. My tour guide Harry was great! He brought me places I'd have never found by myself... He explained everything to me - about the food and Hanoi. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. The tour took more than three hours. The food and drinks were great!

March 17, 2019

Excellent tour, really enjoyed it, so much food!

Mia was a great guide and she introduced us to the city and gave us confidence to try the street foods which carried us for our entire trip. There was so much food from bahn mi, pho, satay, local specialty drinks. Delicious. Mia was knowledgeable and fun and her English was excellent. We would highly recommend Mia and this tour, especially if you are just starting your trip in Vietnam

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October 6, 2018

Product ID: 37964