Day trip

Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour with Lunch and Optional Extras

4.5 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
Day trip

Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour with Lunch and Optional Extras

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
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Explore Hanoi and its attractions on a tour of the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda, and more. Enjoy lunch and an optional cyclo tour to discover Hanoi Old Town.

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Duration 9 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
From your hotel in the Old Quarter area of Hoan Kiem district.


  • Learn the culture and history of Vietnam from your local guide
  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Hoa Lo Prison
  • See many of the top tourist attractions in Hanoi
  • Enjoy a great lunch of Vietnamese cuisine
  • Take an optional cyclo tour of the city
Full description
Get picked up by our friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century. Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world • Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, temples, pagodas… • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed at least 2 months (15thJune -15thAugust) for the annual maintaining but still can take picture Mausoleum and visit around that area Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam Special Note : we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes. PM : Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from the Old Quarter (optional)
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Admission fees as per itinerary
  • Bottle of water
  • Set menu lunch at local restaurant in the Old Quarter
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cyclo tour (optional)
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Old Quarter
  • Drinks (other than bottle of water)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed to get inside Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday morning and from Sep. 5 to October 31
  • The itinerary may change due to bad weather conditions
  • Vietnam Ethnology Museum will be visited on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (without Ethnology Museum)
  • Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (without Vietnam Ethnology Museum )
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

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The tour covered the major sights, and one was always given time on site. Also the guide was understandable and happy to answer any upcoming question! The lunch was a shared menu with the other tour participants and in quality and quantity ok (considering also the reasonable price of the whole tour incl. this lunch and all entry-fees! In my case I even paid half price due to a sale!). So, if you want to see the major sights of Hanoi without overload and/or stress, I can clearly recommend this tour!

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March 30, 2023

It took about 8 hours, from pick-up up (around 08.30) and drive us back to the hotel (around 16.45-17.00). Small, confortable bus, AC, 8 turists in total. You have time to visit relevant places in Hanoi (Literature Temple, for us the most intresting place, another temple located on the bridge that splits the big lake into 2, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ethnological Museum, the former Prison and an Art Workshop). We had a fine lunch, water at discretion. The Guide was great, shared many aspects, many stories, and he had good humor and was very polite.

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March 30, 2023

Everything you need to know about Hanoi's main landmarks. Guide explained everything about the city and about the Viet culture including a lot of random unrelated wuestion that came from my tour colleagues. The next day even though we wanted to visit any other landmarks by ourselves ..we realised that the tour covered everything important so there were no other objectives left for us to visit which we haven't already seen. The puppet show was a nice finish to the tour and I have considered it some sort of conclusion for all you witnessed and learned during the tour.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 329106