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Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Presidential Palace, Hanoi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hanoi Vintage Vespa City Tours

1. Hanoi Vintage Vespa City Tours

Experience the charm of Hanoi like never before with our “Hanoi Vintage Vespa Tours City Half Day”. This tour is designed to give you an authentic taste of the city’s rich history and vibrant culture: Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. After a brief safety introduction, we’ll set off on our Vespa adventure! First Stage: We’ll ride to the iconic Long Bien Bridge, a symbol of Hanoi’s resilience. Built by the renowned Eiffel Construction company in 1902, this bridge offers panoramic views of the Red River. We’ll then continue our journey through the peaceful banana and corn farms of Red River Island, a hidden gem in the heart of Hanoi. Second Stage: We’ll ride along the banks of Westlake, stopping to enjoy the stunning views from Thanh Nien road. This spot offers a unique contrast between Hanoi’s charming old quarter and its modern skyline. Third Stage: We’ll dive into the bustling local market, immersing ourselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. We’ll then visit Huu Tiep Lake in Ngoc Ha Flower Village, the site of a downed American B-52 aircraft from the Christmas bombing in 1972. Fourth Stage: Our route will take us past major city highlights such as the nearly 200-year-old Hanoi Flag Tower, the Hanoi Opera House, the thousand-year-old royal Thang Long Citadel, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ba Dinh Square, Tran Quoc Temple, and Truc Bach Lake. Final Stage: We’ll head to the century-old Reunification train track that runs through the heart of Hanoi. Here, local residents live just centimeters from the track, offering a unique glimpse into the local side of this bustling city. We’ll then enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a unique Egg Coffee before returning to your hotel. Join us on this unforgettable journey and let us share our love of Hanoi with you! 🛵🏮

Hanoi: Private Half day city tour

2. Hanoi: Private Half day city tour

The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter and take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Within the complex are Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. This is where the body of President Ho Chi Minh is located and is a place for people across the country and international tourists to visit the great leader of the Vietnamese people and outstanding cultural celebrity of humanity. The next stop is the Temple of Literature. Vietnam's first national university was built during the Ly dynasty. Not only is it the birthplace of many talented people for Vietnam for many generations, the Temple of Literature is also a historical witness of the capital Hanoi. Then, we stop by The Cathedral Church, officially named St. Joseph's Cathedral, is the Catholic church with the oldest history in Hanoi. The church was built during the French colonial period and is a typical project of European Gothic style, modeled after the architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Hanoi Opera House is like a special historical witness, and cultural events that have taken place in Hanoi over the past 100 years, leaving an ancient deeply shadow in the capital. This is a unique architectural work based on the ancient Greek architecture of Coranhto with Tuylory castle style and Opera de Paris Theater. Follow that, tourist can move to Dong Xuan Market, a market was born and associated with the commercial development of Thang Long. Not only is it the busiest trading place in Hanoi, Dong Xuan market also contains many cultural and spiritual values that reflect the lives and activities of the ancient people and is also an indispensable destination of every tourist when stopping in Hanoi After that, we have chance to go sightseeing the train road which is the special beauty in Hanoi. It is Rarely peaceful beauty seen in Hanoi's 'Train Street'. Tourist can have memorable moment to save the amazing photos about this special beauty AND experience Vietnam traditional Coffee at Hanoi train street.

Hanoi Highlights - Full-Day City Tour with Lunch

3. Hanoi Highlights - Full-Day City Tour with Lunch

Tour guide will start the day by picking you up from your hotel in Hanoi. The first stop on your tour is a visit to West Lake, one of Hanoi's largest and most scenic lakes. Here, you will also visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi and holds historical and religious significance. The next destination is visit Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept. Next you will see the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and visit Ho Chi Minh on stilts, learn about the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the first President of Vietnam and the man who is loved by most of Vietnamese. During the Uncle’s Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday you will visit the prison Maison Centrale – well-known as one of the most inhumane prisons with terrified punishment, Hoa Lo Prison, aka Maison Centrale, is a symbol of strong will of prisoners and their sacrifice for their communist ideals. Come to the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam), which is a historic Confucian temple and the site of Vietnam's first national university. It's a beautiful and culturally significant place to explore. You'll also visit Ngoc Son Temple, which is located in the heart of Hoan Kiem Lake - a central landmark in Hanoi and a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Take a Xich lo through the Old Quarter of Hanoi and enjoy one of the characteristics culinary is the egg coffee which also becomes a delicate beauty in Hanoians’ culture. Complete the tour by returning to your hotel, finish exploration of the city's cultural.

From Hanoi : Hanoi Discovery Motorbike Tour Half Day

4. From Hanoi : Hanoi Discovery Motorbike Tour Half Day

Highlights: - Thanglong – Hanoi (since 1010 till now), such as: - Long Bien bridge - is one of Hanoi’s legacies built over 3 centuries - Thang Long - Hanoi ceramic road – the world record - The West Lake – the most romantic lake of Hanoi (visit temple / pagada) - The two giant Dragon made with blue ceramic glaze - Ho Chi Minh complex (outside) with the mausoleum, museum and Ba Đình square. - Parliament House & the Presidential Palace (outside) – political center of Vietnam. - The national Flag Tower (outside) - a national symbol for independence and freedom. - Ministry of Foreign Affair (outside) - french traditional design - Phung Hung Mosaic street – most attractive art for travel - The big cathedral of Hanoi – symbol for christianity - The statue of king Ly Thai To – the great king for Thang Long – Ha Noi - The French Opera House with french architectural style.

Hanoi City Highlights Private Day Tour

5. Hanoi City Highlights Private Day Tour

Your day will begin with a friendly tour guide picking you up from your hotel in Hanoi. The first stop on your itinerary is a visit to West Lake, one of Hanoi's most picturesque and expansive lakes. While there, you'll have the opportunity to explore Tran Quoc Pagoda, the city's oldest pagoda with significant historical and religious importance. Next, you'll proceed to the renowned Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the preserved body of Uncle Ho rests. Adjacent to the mausoleum, you'll discover the Presidential Palace, an elegant French architectural gem nestled within a charming garden. Additionally, you'll have the chance to visit Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, providing insight into the humble life of Vietnam's first president and the deep admiration he garnered from the Vietnamese people. In the event that the Uncle Ho Mausoleum is closed (usually on Mondays and Fridays), an alternative destination on your itinerary will be the Hoa Lo Prison, widely known as Maison Centrale. This infamous prison, with its brutal conditions and harsh punishments, stands as a symbol of the unwavering spirit and sacrifice of prisoners who held firm to their communist ideals. You'll then proceed to the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam), an esteemed Confucian temple and the site of Vietnam's inaugural national university. This cultural and historically significant location is a splendid place to explore and appreciate. Continuing your journey, you'll visit Ngoc Son Temple, situated at the heart of Hoan Kiem Lake, a central landmark in Hanoi cherished by both locals and tourists alike. To conclude your day, you'll embark on a Xich lo (cyclo) ride through the captivating streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter. As you soak in the atmosphere, you'll have the opportunity to savor one of the region's culinary delights—the famous egg coffee—a delicacy that has become an emblem of Hanoian culture. Finally, your tour will conclude with a return to your hotel, marking the end of an enriching exploration of Hanoi's cultural treasures.

Private Tour: Full-Day Hanoi City sightseeing Tour & Cyclo

6. Private Tour: Full-Day Hanoi City sightseeing Tour & Cyclo

Tour guide will start the day by picking you up from your hotel in Hanoi. The first stop on your tour is a visit to West Lake, one of Hanoi's largest and most scenic lakes. Here, you will also visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi and holds historical and religious significance. The next destination is visit Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept. Next you will see the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and visit Ho Chi Minh on stilts, learn about the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the first President of Vietnam and the man who is loved by most of Vietnamese. During the Uncle’s Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday you will visit the prison Maison Centrale – well-known as one of the most inhumane prisons with terrified punishment, Hoa Lo Prison, aka Maison Centrale, is a symbol of strong will of prisoners and their sacrifice for their communist ideals. Come to the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam), which is a historic Confucian temple and the site of Vietnam's first national university. It's a beautiful and culturally significant place to explore. You'll also visit Ngoc Son Temple, which is located in the heart of Hoan Kiem Lake - a central landmark in Hanoi and a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Take a Xich lo through the Old Quarter of Hanoi and enjoy one of the characteristics culinary is the egg coffee which also becomes a delicate beauty in Hanoians’ culture. Complete the tour by returning to your hotel, finish exploration of the city's cultural.

Ha Noi City Tour Full Day

7. Ha Noi City Tour Full Day

8.00- 8.30: Get picked up by our tour guide. 08.45: Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century. 09.30: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex with One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, 11.15: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam. 12.45: Enjoy Vietnamese lunch. 14.00-14.15 : Visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam 15.15: Leave for Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners known as the "Hanoi Hilton 16.15 -16.30: Tour finishes. Special Note : we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays

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It was really enjoyable, I felt like I was travelling with a friend rather than a tour guide. This is for you if you would like to chill and chat with a local to find out more about Hanoi through light-hearted conversations, and you don't mind that some of them are still working on their English and might not be the most fluent during tours. It definitely made my trip more memorable though as I made a new friend. Would recommend you to give it a try!

Two very young and kind girls took us around the old quarter and showed us some local eateries and sights. We enjoyed especially to learn about their life in Vietnam. It’s a one of a kind very recommendable experience- thank you Lee and Stephanie! 💕

He was very professional and fun to talk with. He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and added great personal insights. The drivers provided a fun, safe, and enjoyable ride. 10/10 recommend.

This was a great experience with a local! It is tough to navigate the city streets on our own, but Gracie made it easy to experience the bustling city and learn some of the history!

Serena was a great guide. This was customisable fun as we got to see the sights we wanted.