4.5 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

See the best of Ho Chi Minh City on this private full-day tour. In the morning, visit the historic Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by the architectural treats of French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. Enjoy a local lunch before visiting Giac Lam Pagoda, the bustling Chinese district of Cholon and Ben Thanh market - a shopping paradise!


  • Your own private English-speaking guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Experience fast paced Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum
  • Enjoy lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant
  • Practice your bargaining skills at the Ben Thanh market
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by air-conditioned private vehicle

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour

Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) is a fast paced city with a unique mix of French colonial architecture, Chinese influences, a modern entrepreneurial spirit and numerous temples. On this tour, you will take in the highlights of Ho Chi Minh starting with an exploration of Saigon's turbulent past with visits to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.

The tour continues to Ho Chi Minh's finest examples of French colonial architecture with a visit to the Notre Dame cathedral and Post Office. Enjoy lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant. Your Ho Chi Minh tour continues with a visit to Giac Lam Pagoda, the Cholon Chinese district. Tour concludes at the Ben Thanh market, practice your bargaining skills.

This tour operator is the 2007 Conde Naste winner of the Best Operator category in the World Saver Awards

Important note for cruise passengers disembarking at Phu My Port - Phu My Port is located in Vung Tau City, a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. This tour will revert to a half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, with pick-up and drop-off from Phu My Port. Please select this option at time of booking. Your half-day tour will include visits to the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office. Lunch will not be included.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

a wnderful tour of the city. Our guide knew so much detail, it was really interesting to see a different side of the story, having been familiar with the war stories in movies etc.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My guide, Steve aka Huy, was smart and knowledgeable and very open to talking about politics, family, economy and culture. We had a great day together and he tailored the tour to my interests and energy. If you are interested in American/Vietnamese relations and history this tour is for you. The lunch was superb and a nice respite from the intensity of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide Lam was very frienly and knowlegeable about the history of Vietnam. We enjoyed all the sites at our own leasure pace. Lunch was at an excellent restuarant with great food and ambiance! Would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Excellent tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Our tour guide, Dao, was excellent. She incorporated everything on the schedule and took as much or as little time as we wanted at each stop. She also gave us fabulous recommendations for shopping. Would not hesitate to recommend her to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The tour was exactly as described, our guide, Tony, was great and lunch was delicious!

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great tour and our guide was brilliant I would definitely recommend this company, thye turned up very prompt and we got to spend a great day with a very knowledgeable guide
Great value and great service throughout..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

My private tour was the perfect introduction to Ho Chi Minh City. I only had a couple of days to explore and it was well worth the time. Tin, my guide, was friendly and knowledgeable; knew perfect English. It was a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

I booked this tour for five of us whilst on business in HCMC as the reviews were very good. It exceeded expectations!
Tam was our guide and we could not have wished for better, she was flexible and her narration was excellent, interesting facts and venues and she was perfect company too. Book it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Our tour guide "Lucy" was a delight and very very knowledgeable about Ho Chi Minh nothing was too much trouble and we had a most enjoyable full day. I would recommend this tour to anyone who want to see this city

From USD $ 50.00

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2514SGN_ESCT


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message