Ride through the bustling streets of Hanoi's old quarter and explore Vietnam's fascinating culture and history on this full-day city tour. Visit Hanoi's Presidential Palace, see the historic Temple of Literature, and enjoy an authentic Vietnamese lunch.
What to Expect
The day’s first stop will be centered around Ho Chi Minh, with a visit to his mausoleum, his house on stilts, the nearby botanical garden, and the Presidential palace, all while learning about his life and revolutionary activities. On the way out of the palace, visit the One Pillar pagoda, constructed in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong.
Next, arrive at the Temple of Literature, an impressive Confucian temple dating back to 1070, and the site of Vietnam’s first university, built six years later in 1076. This peaceful temple and its beautiful garden offer a chance to learn more about education in Vietnam over the centuries, and is a relaxing escape from the bustle of the city.
After lunch in a local restaurant featuring and authentic local Vietnamese meal, continue with a visit to the Ethnology Museum to see an informative and well-documented display on the country’s 54 ethnic groups, including elaborate and colorful hill-tribe costumes, weaving designs, musical instruments, fishing implements, work tools and much more.
From there, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son temple, situated right in the heart of Hanoi. Lying on as island at the northern part of the lake, this temple, also known as the Jade Mountain temple, is one of the most beautiful religious sites in the capital.
- Traditional Vietnamese lunch
- Private transfers by air-conditioned vehicle, including hotel pick-up and drop off
- English-speaking tour guide, other languages available on request
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- All taxes and services charge
What's Not Included
- Beverages and other meals not indicated in the program
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tipping/ gratuities
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control (natural disasters, flight delays, rescheduling, accidents, medical emergencies, strikes, etc.)