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Historic Highlights Of Hanoi Tour

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Excellent 4.8
Based on 5 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Borrow some Vietnamese history at the Temple of Literature
  • Remember the fallen at Hoa Lo Prison museum
  • Feel the serenity of Saint Joseph’s Cathedral and Hoan Kiem Lake
Hanoi is a big, bustling city with so much to do, see and taste, so our historic highlights tour has some of the must-sees when it comes to the history of this amazing city. We start with a stop at the Temple of Literature, originally built in the year 1070. With plenty of changes through the eras, this is a great place to begin to learn about the amazing history of Hanoi. The conversation with your informative guide will continue at a local teahouse, where you will also learn about the significance of the drink itself.

After taking on some tea and delicious traditional snacks, this Hanoi tour moves on to the renowned Hoa Lo Prison museum, or the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ as nicknamed by American pilots during the Vietnam War. Originally used by the French Colonists to house political prisoners, it became a camp for housing American POWs during the 20 year fighting.

From here it is time to learn the history of religion and spirit in Hanoi, with our first stop at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral. Get a photo in front of the stunning building itself, before we head to Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of the city. The experience of this spiritual place, with the impressive The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple, is a perfect way to finish off this wonderful historic tour of the magnificent Hanoi city.
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Lunch.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for driver or guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4-4.5 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Hanoi, Vietnam
Good to know Dress standard: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Closure: From 6 Sep - 5 Dec 2014, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed by local authorities for annual preservation. All other activities on this tour will be running normally. Your guide will still take you to the front of HCM Mausoleum for photos and information before paying a visit to HCM House and Museum.
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
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5 - Excellent
“Lee explained much about the Literature Temple, the prison, the Hoan Kiem Lake island temple, and the lacquer studio, that we would not have been aware of. At the end he brought us to the best street food lunch we had (of many) in Vietnam. A real professional tour.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“Good orientation tour, gave us the basics of Hanoi. Punctual, clearly spoken guide with excellent local knowledge.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“We had a great trip. Our guide, Lee, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The pho we ate at the end was delicious too!”
From At
5 - Excellent
“We really enjoyed this tour and it was a great way to cover many of the highlights in Hanoi. Enjoyed seeing the graduating students celebrating at the Temple of Literature.”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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