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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon)
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) boasts a striking red façade and towering stone arches constructed with materials imported from France in the 1800s. But its architecture isn’t the only draw. In 2005, visitors reported seeing a tear flow from the eye of a statue of the Virgin Mary here, making it a destination for Catholics on a religious pilgrimage.
 
The Basics
The Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (Nhà Thờ Chính Tòa Đức Bà Sài Gòn) has become an architectural and religious icon in the bustling southern city. The neo-Romanesque structure serves as an active place of worship for Vietnam’s 6 million Catholics. Most private and group city sightseeing tours, including a fun cyclo option, stop at the cathedral, as well as the nearby Reunification Palace and the sobering War Remnants Museum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral basilica is a must-visit for spiritual travelers, architecture buffs, and first-time visitors to Saigon.
  • Remember to dress respectfully, as this is an active place of worship.
  • Expect a full house for Sunday morning Mass; arrive early to get a seat.
  • The cathedral is undergoing a major renovation and is closed to tourists (with the exception of Sunday Mass) until its expected completion in 2020.
 
How to Get There
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is located in downtown Ho Chi Minh between Le Duan and Nguyen Du near the Cong xa Paris bus stop. It is one block northeast of the Reunification Palace.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open for cultural visits Monday to Saturday in the morning and afternoon. If you’d like to attend a Mass, they are held twice daily on weekdays and seven times on Sunday. One Sunday morning Mass is celebrated in English.
 
The Miracle of Our Lady of Peace
The Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica gained international attention in October 2005, when a few visitors claimed to see a single tear slide down the right cheek of the statue of the Virgin Mary standing outside. Hundreds of subsequent visitors have claimed that the stain remained for more than a week, yet the Catholic Church of Vietnam ultimately refuted the “miracle.”
Address: Between Le Duan and Nguyen Du, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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A French day in SaigonCultural Tours

A French day in Saigon

Alain French guide and creator of this unique tour will take you on a walk to the main monuments and buildings built during the French presence in Vietnam and Saigon. From the Saigon Opera House, via the Central Post Office of Gustave Eiffel, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Ben Thanh Market, museums but also renowned international hotels such as the Hotel Continental, cafes and brasseries Colonial era, you will discover a special history of Vietnam and France through the last 150 yearsThe alphabet, cooking, teaching, culture are the strong links that still unite the two countriesYou will walk along the boulevards The Law, Don Khoi, Hai Ba Trung, Nguyen Hue and othersA breakfast with the famous Banh Mi (baguette sandwich) will begin the day around 8.30, which will end with a lunch in a brasserie (French) of the colonial era while enjoying a glass of French wine!
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Private Sagion City tour by motorbike

• Private tour: only you & your local host!• 100% personalized experience to your wishes• Explore truly local neighborhoods• Receive last minute booking.• 1 main meal ("Bun thit nuong" - one of the best noodles in Vietnam or "Phở" (Beef noodles) or "Bánh mì" (Vietnamese barguette) )• Get To Local Areas To See Real Life Of The People• Enjoy the lively atmosphere of a local market• Learn about Vietnam fascinating historyShow less
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Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My PortPorts of Call Tours

Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

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Experience Ho Chi Minh City’s major landmarks and attractions on an all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from Phu My Port, travel in a private air-conditioned minivan with a personal guide to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace), and the French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office. Enjoy a cafe sua da (coffee with condensed-milk) and lunch at a local restaurant included.  
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Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by JeepCity Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

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Get to know the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a private sightseeing tour by Jeep. Traveling with a guide, you'll see a selection of the main sights, like the War Remnants Museum, the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market. Entrance fees are included.
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Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh CityDay Trips

Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh City

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Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Old and New Parts of SaigonPorts of Call Tours

SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Old and New Parts of Saigon

We will take you on a tour of the city that will touch on some of the historical antecedents to modern Saigon as well as delving into some of the more everyday traditional lifestyle of the Saigonese. Our guide will introduce to you how they grow the rice, how they catch a fish but in Saigon city (This is unseen part of Saigon).Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with local specialty. After that we'll head to center and discover history and culture of Saigon with:• Local Wet Market• The Jade Emperor temple• City Hall• Opera House• Central Post Office• Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral• War Museum or Reunification Palace (Presidential Palace).• The CIA building in Saigon: Saigon Helicopter Photo+ Our tour itinerary is flexible and changeable to make you have local most experiences.+ All private tours are approximately 9-10 hours or longer depending on your time. At the end of the private tour, we will ensure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship
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HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (8 HOUR EXCURSION FROM PHU MY SEAPORT)Ports of Call Tours

HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (8 HOUR EXCURSION FROM PHU MY SEAPORT)

Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East” with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. This Vietnamese metropolis can intimidate at first, but with a local to guide you on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer.High light• Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City• Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch• Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city• Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets
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Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour and Cu Chi TunnelsPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels

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Enjoy a full-day tour with a private guide who shows you iconic sites in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in the morning, then takes you outside the city to Cu Chi Tunnels in the afternoon. Admire French colonial architecture at Saigon Central Post Office and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, then head into Chinatown (Cholon) to see Thien Hau Temple and the Central Market. After lunch, drive out to Cu Chi Tunnels to explore the elaborate tunnel complex. Includes lunch and round-trip transport by private vehicle.
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Half-Day Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City TourHalf-day Tours

Half-Day Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour

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This popular half-day tour offers travelers the perfect overview of one of Vietnam's largest and most historic cities. Follow your friendly local guide through busy main streets and back alleys as you make your way to some of Ho Chi Minh City's top attractions. You'll learn about when the French captured Saigon some 300 years ago and see European influence in both the food and culture. This tour includes stops at iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and War Remnants Museum, as well as other key sites.
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❤️Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems (Private & All-Inclusive)Bus & Minivan Tours

❤️Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Our HCMC Instagram Tour will take you to the most Instagrammable spots in HCMC all in one day. If you are looking for a little bit a culture, delicious food and a ton of great photos then this is the tour for you. No need to worry about planning where to go, waiting for other people, paying for entrance fees or buying lunch. We got you covered as this tour is private and all-inclusive.=====Tour Schedule 10:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel10:15 AM – Arrive at the Notre Dame Cathedral10:45 AM – Visit The Central Post Office 11:45 AM – Visit the “Pink Church"12:30 PM – Explore a hidden weapons bunker1:15 PM – Lunch Time!2:45 PM – Visit the Ho Chi Minh Squares (People’s Committee)3:00 PM – Stroll along Nguyen Hue Street and grab views of Bitexco3:30 PM – Visit Instagrammable boutique shops and enjoy coffee & dessert!4:30 PM – Visit the Minh Dang Quang Pagoda5:15 PM – View the tallest building in HCMC and relax in a secret spot by the river6:15 PM – Arrive back at your hotel
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Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group TourCity Tours

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

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Gain a unique perspective of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern life meets traditional Vietnam. Tour the dynamic city with a professional guide who points out architectural features of French colonial–style buildings, such as Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Visit other famous attractions including Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from districts 1 and 3.
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi MInh City Full DayCultural Tours

Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi MInh City Full Day

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Combine the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels with a sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City, led by your own personal guide. Crawl into the underground network dug by Viet Cong fighters during the Vietnam War. After lunch, view city attractions such as the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Includes private hotel transport and informative commentary.
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Best of Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any cruise portPorts of Call Tours

Best of Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any cruise port

Check off Saigon’s signature sights in less than a day on a private guided shore excursion from any Ho Chi Minh City port—complete with a Vietnamese lunch. Learn about the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace; soak up colonial architecture at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office; tour the historic Thien Hay Temple; and shop at Ben Thanh Market.
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Small-Group Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi TunnelsCity Tours

Small-Group Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi Tunnels

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Combine all the best bits of Ho Chi Minh City on this 8-hour sightseeing tour, including hotel pick-up. Head straight for the city’s star attraction, the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels, where you can learn about their use during the Vietnam War and even pose for a photo peeking out from a camouflaged trapdoor. After a typical Vietnamese lunch (included), admire architechtural highlights like the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral, then browse the colorful stalls of Ben Thanh market. This small-group tour is limited to seven for a personalized experience.
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PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION: BEST OF HO CHI MINH CITY (PHU MY PORT)Ports of Call Tours

PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION: BEST OF HO CHI MINH CITY (PHU MY PORT)

 Best of Ho Chi Minh CityTravel along the countryside following the Saigon River to Ho Chi Minh City where you'll explore the National History Museum and watch a performance of Vietnamese water puppets. Drive past the Botanical and Zoological Gardens, City Hall, Ho Chi Minh Park and the site of the U.S. military's weekly updates at the Rex Hotel, home of the infamous "Friday Night Follies." You'll stop for photo opportunities at Notre Dame Cathedral, and the French Colonial Post Office, Reunification Palace, Enjoy a local vietnamese food at  restaurant in downtown Ho Chi Minh City (On your own budget). After lunch, you'll stop at Minh Phuong Lacquer Factory & visit  the Jade Pagoda. You'll have a free time to shop at Dong Khoi shopping Street & Ben Thanh Market before heading back to the pier.Notes: The drive from Phu My to Ho Chi Minh City is approximately one and half hours each way
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Private Jeep City Tour Saigon by Night and Skybar DrinkNight Tours

Private Jeep City Tour Saigon by Night and Skybar Drink

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Ride an open Jeep through the Ho Chi Minh City night on a guided tour of the city’s highlights, from colonial-era architecture to a stylish rooftop bar. You’ll see some local landmarks light up after dark, including the Saigon Opera House, the gorgeous Central Post Office, and Nguyen Hue Walking Street, a favorite meeting spot for locals. Finish the evening over an included drink at a rooftop bar, with great views across the nighttime cityscape.
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Private Tour & Coffee on top of the Ho Chi Minh City from Cruise PortDay Trips

Private Tour & Coffee on top of the Ho Chi Minh City from Cruise Port

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Embrace the spirit of Saigon - "Pearl of the Far East" with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. This Vietnamese metropolis can intimidate at first, but with a local to guide you on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This city tour unravels Saigon's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. - Experience fast paced Ho Chi Minh City- Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch and Vietnamese Coffee- Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city- Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets- Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City for yourself
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Ho Chi Minh City HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOURSHop-on Hop-off Tours

Ho Chi Minh City HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOURS

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See the sights of Ho Chi Minh City your way on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that allows you to create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary. Ideal for first-time visitors and travelers with limited time, this flexible tour option means you can disembark the bus whenever an attraction captures your attention. Your ticket also includes an evening bus tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which reveals a different side to attractions when they’re illuminated by night.
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Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tourCultural Tours

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Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

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Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam.Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced urban area full of diverse people including street vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables, to ritzy western-style bars and boutiques.This haft-day-tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We will visit the following places of interest:* The Reunification Palace* War Remants Museum* Notre Dame Cathedral* Central Post Office* Jade Emperor Pagoda* Ben Thanh Market
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Private Full Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including LunchCity Tours

Private Full Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Lunch

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This private tour of Ho Chi Minh City is led by your own personal guide who provides fascinating insight into the culture, history and daily life. Explore the city in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle and visit key attractions such as the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. After lunch at a local restaurant, see Chinatown, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda.
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Small-group Saigon City Tour (4 hours)

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Let a knowledgeable guide unravel the history of Saigon’s turbulent past on this half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Head to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum to learn about the city's dramatic demise when it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam. See colonial buildings like the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, evidence of the 19th-century capital of French Indochina. Get a glimpse of vendors selling fruit and vegetables at Ben Thanh Market and visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
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• Learn about the Vietnam War at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum • Admire the French colonial architecture of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. • Visit to Jade Emperor Pagoda • Explore the old quarter of Saigon by visiting Chợ-lớn (China Town). • Local experience with riding a cyclo throughout alleys and local markets. • Hotel pickup and drop-off included • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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Best Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise PortPorts of Call Tours

Best Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise Port

Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Vietnamese Traditional lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private TourDay Trips

Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day Private Tour

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If you’ve only got limited time in Vietnam’s second city, opt for a half-day tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to Ho Chi Minh City. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour transports you between highlights such as Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica in air-conditioned comfort, and gives you the choice of a morning or afternoon departure depending on your schedule.
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