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Hanoi Highlights​ ​and​ ​Hidden​ ​Gems Private Tour

Product ID: 148166
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Explore the fascinating Old Quarter of Hanoi with a private guide and discover all its highlights and hidden gems. Visit the historic Hỏa Lò Prison and learn about the days of French colonialism in Vietnam.
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  • Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter with a private guide
  • Visit one of the oldest temples in the city
  • Enjoy a traditional egg coffee
  • Learn the secret history of Hỏa Lò Prison
  • Discover an old bookshop full of treasures
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Join the bustling street vendors and buzzing motorbikes of Hanoi on a private sightseeing tour and discover some of the city's hidden gems. Stroll through the city's biggest market and marvel at the array of goods on sale, from flowers to clothing and more. 

Venture down narrow alleys to find 13th-century architecture, visit the oldest temple in the city and follow your nose to Ta Hien Street, famous for its delicious street food. Escape the usual tourist trail and discover an old bookstore with the oldest book in the city, and a historical house where president Ho Chi Minh wrote the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam. 

Peek into temples and traditional houses, hear the legend of Hoàn Kiếm Lake, and stroll around the French Quarter with its impressive Opera House and colonial villas. Break for a local delicacy of egg coffee overlooking Hoàn Kiếm Lake before making your way to Hỏa Lò Prison. Get an insight into prison life during French colonial rule.
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • 1 non-alcoholic drink
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the statue of Hanoi Mua Dong (1946), on the left side of the Dong Xuan Market main entrance.

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From US$ 42.28 per person

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Product ID: 148166