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Hanoi Old Quarter Tours

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Hanoi Old Quarter
The Old Quarter, a triangular area surrounding Hoan Kiem Lake, has been the cultural heart of Hanoi for nearly 2,000 years. Daily routine starts early and builds to a friendly bustle in this ancient neighborhood, where streets have distinct character and are named after the crafts once made there, such as silver, silk, and paper.

The Basics
A visit to Hanoi wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Old Quarter. Here you can admire the neo-Gothic St. Joseph’s Cathedral, tour the Huyen Thien Pagoda, explore Ngoc Son Temple, and pass through the Old City Gate—one of four original entrances to the heart of the Royal City. 

Guided tour options through this bustling part of town abound. Sightsee on a traditional cyclo tour through the ancient streets, sample some of the neighborhood’s best Vietnamese bites on a food-centric walking tour, or explore the Old Quarter’s numerous shops and markets on a guided shopping excursion. A variety of half-day walking tours cover the area’s top highlights, while full-day Hanoi city tours often include a visit to the Old Quarter. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Old Quarter is a must-see for first-time visitors to Hanoi.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Come hungry—the Old Quarter is packed with cafés, bars, bakeries, and restaurants.
  • Shops and restaurants in Hanoi’s Old Quarter often accept both US dollars and Vietnamese dong; be sure to ask which price is being quoted.

How to Get There
Hanoi’s Old Quarter is located on the west bank of the Red River, roughly 45 minutes by road from Noi Bai International Airport. The most convenient way to get there is by taxi, cyclo, or a ride-sharing service. If you opt for a taxi or cyclo, it’s a good idea to negotiate the fare in advance.

When to Get There
The Hanoi Old Quarter is lively throughout the day, but things tend to quiet down around 8pm when restaurants stop serving. Autumn and spring bring mild temperatures and light rainfall, ideal for walking around and enjoying the sights.

What to Eat in the Hanoi Old Quarter
Due to limited space in the old buildings, street food is especially popular in the Old Quarter. Don’t miss out on some of the neighborhood’s most famous dishes, like bat su (China bowls), cha ca (roasted fish), pho bo (Vietnamese beef soup), and egg coffee.
Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Admission: Free
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Skip the Line: Water Puppet Entrance Tickets

Skip the Line: Water Puppet Entrance Tickets

We can offer you different times of show in a day: 16:10, 17:15 and 18:30 with reasonable price. The sooner you book, the better view we can reserve for you.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.93
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US$12.93

Hanoi water puppet show and dinner

Hanoi water puppet show and dinner

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With beautifully costumed puppets, atmospheric music, plus sound effects and fireworks, a water puppet show is not to be missed. Pair this ancient art with a feast of Vietnamese food on this small-group tour, with transfers and a guide. First, chow down on pho, spring rolls, sticky rice, BBQ pork, banana flower salad and more, with bottled water. Then, enjoy the show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.03
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Jadesails- Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise

Jadesails- Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise

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- 02 hours riding with Luxurious comfort Limousine via new expressway (Faster. Normal way is 4 hours) - It's worth spending time: Visit 02 beautiful Bay: Ha Long bay (World Heritage Site) and Lan Ha Bay (New Area, Less Tourists, More quiet) - 07 hours cruise tour for all activities. - Itinerary is variation, same 2 days overnight cruise route which we have many activities can do. - Cooking demonstration and SUNSET party. - Kayaking and local rowing boat through an array of stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons. - Swimming in a quiet cover with amazing backdrop - Seeing the genuine float houses of local fisher folks - Group of 9 people riding a limousine car. INCLUDED: - 07 hour cruise - All meals on board - Welcome drink - Sunset party - Bottled mineral water on limousine. - Cooking demonstration - Entrance and sightseeing fees - Kayaking - Local rowing boat - Free onboard wifi - English speaking guide - Limousine transfer - On board insurance.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.36
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Halong Bay Overnight from Hanoi at Great Cruises

Halong Bay Overnight from Hanoi at Great Cruises

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###After click on "Check availability". you could see many options for tour classes, itineraries to Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay### => Halong Bay -> touristy areas => Lan Ha Bay -> new experience , less touristy => Bai Tu Long Bay -> less touristy areas
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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Small Group Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Real Foodie

Small Group Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Real Foodie

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Navigating Hanoi’s busy streets on your own can be challenging, but on this food walking tour, you just need to follow your guide to tasty spots. Although the itinerary may change, possible tastings on include rice noodle soup with beef, snails, steamed pancakes, Vietnamese sandwiches and various kinds of donuts. You’ll also enjoy lunch or dinner at a restaurant, depending on the departure time you choose.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Alova Premium Cruise-Deluxe Day Tour in Ha Long:Titop Island,Kayaking,Expressway

Alova Premium Cruise-Deluxe Day Tour in Ha Long:Titop Island,Kayaking,Expressway

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Alova Premium Cruises – Refined exploration to Halong bay Differences of Cruises: *Nearly 6 hours cruise off the beaten track via crowd avoidance route aboard the region’s finest luxury day-ship cruise line, explore the isolated captivating archipels that romances the senses. *Visiting Amazing Cave-Titop Island-Luon Cave *Steel boat with nicely decorated sundeck. Make sure to bring you a relaxed elegant ambiance. *Friendly and professional Crew *Delicious Seafood Lunch on Boat *Going Round Trip by Newest Highway ( Hanoi-HaLong-Hanoi) ( Faster and Saver Time)
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jadesails Cruise - The Most Luxurious Day Tour in Halong Bay

Jadesails Cruise - The Most Luxurious Day Tour in Halong Bay

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Swap the crowded streets and dense traffic of Hanoi for the lagoons, bays and towering karst islands of Ha Long Bay on this luxurious day trip. Drive from Hanoi to Ha Long and spend the day cruising through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscapes on a sleek, modern cruise ship. Stop along the way for swimming, kayaking, and bamboo-boating at natural wonders like the Dark and Bright Caves.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ha Long Premium Cruise- Full Day with Expressway-Lunch-Explore Cave-Titop Island

Ha Long Premium Cruise- Full Day with Expressway-Lunch-Explore Cave-Titop Island

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This trip with enjoyed nearly 06 hours cruising in Halong Bay like 2 day cruise, you will have chance to visit 2 most beautiful places in Halong Bay. First place named "TITOV ISLAND" where you can swimming or playing on sandy beach with excellent backdrop or climb up mountain for a panoramic view of the Bay. Second place named "SUNG SOT CAVE" where hide out in the beautiful Caves Walk and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay with a lot of nature of stalagmites and stalagmites with different shapes of sea lives, then go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.74
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6-Day Tour of Halong Bay and Sapa from Hanoi

6-Day Tour of Halong Bay and Sapa from Hanoi

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Spend five nights in northern Vietnam and experience two must-see destinations: Sapa and Halong Bay. Cruise past limestone islets and floating villages on Ha Long Bay with overnight accommodation in a private cabin. Then ride a train round-trip from Hanoi to Sapa and embark on two days of trekking to villages inhabited by ethnic minorities, such as the Hmong and Red Dzao. Enjoy a homestay experience in Ta Van village and finish with a walking tour of Hanoi.
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  • 6 days
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US$410.26
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Full-Day Hanoi City Tour

Full-Day Hanoi City Tour

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Discover Hanoi on a full-day city tour that introduces you to major attractions such as the Old Quarter and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). With a guide, learn about the city's history as you visit One Pillar Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, and the Temple of Literature. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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US$36.00
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Half-Day Hanoi Private City Tour

Half-Day Hanoi Private City Tour

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See major attractions in the capital city of Hanoi on a private 3.5-hour tour, departing in the morning or afternoon. Unlock Vietnam’s rich history at its cultural heart, heading to popular sights that include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Quan Thanh Temple. Stroll to West Lake with a personal guide at your side and cast your gaze on picturesque Tran Quoc Pagoda before a visit to the Old Quarter.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$71.80
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Halong Cozy Bay Cruise (Budget 2 Days 1 Night Cruise) from HANOI

Halong Cozy Bay Cruise (Budget 2 Days 1 Night Cruise) from HANOI

Halong Bay is a must-see destination for any itinerary of your vacation in Vietnam. Let’s join us and experience Ha Long Bay with Cozy Bay Cruise, one of the best boutique cruises in Vietnamese traditional wooden junk style available in the bay. You will not only see many fantastically shaped islands, beautiful beaches, and great natural caves, but you will also learn more about its history and local people. Visit the most beautiful sightseeing places on UNESCO World Heritage-listed, New 7 Natural Wonders of the World including Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island, local Pearl farm and sail among the bay.Kayaking is one of the activities to explore the magnificent karst mountains or have sunbathing on the sundeck with the panoramic view and join the sunset party.. Practice a most popular Vietnamese cuisine in our cooking class, and enjoy your Vietnamese meals on board…
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.00
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1 Day Luxury Tour in Bai Dinh, Trang An and Mua Cave

1 Day Luxury Tour in Bai Dinh, Trang An and Mua Cave

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Bai Dinh Pagoda - Trang An - Mua Cave 1 Day Trip Highlight : - Visit Bai Dinh pagoda. - Have a buffet lunch with delicious local and asia foods. - Enjoy unique boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex - Visit Mua Cave - Climb up to the top of Mua Island to get great view to see or take pictures of Tam Coc.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Overnight Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise from Hanoi

Overnight Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise from Hanoi

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If Halong Bay is too busy for you, opt for this overnight cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay—equally beautiful, and a lot less crowded. Besides admiring the spectacular karst rock formations, enjoy a rowing boat tour of Vung Vieng fishing village, explore Thien Canh Son cave, feast on fresh seafood, and join in activities from tai chi to squid fishing.
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  • 2 days
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Guided Bike Tour in the Countryside of Red River Island

Guided Bike Tour in the Countryside of Red River Island

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it not so far away from the city, it's safe and see amazing landscape and countryside near by hanoi, biking, see rural villages,
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hanoi Tasting Tour Includes Great Street Foods

Hanoi Tasting Tour Includes Great Street Foods

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Hanoi is known for its tasty street eats, but knowing what to sample takes insider knowledge. On this local-led foodie tour, you’ll escape the tourist track and learn where locals prefer to eat. Taste an array of regional foods and beverages, learning the little-known historical background of each dish. You’ll also discover the history and architecture of Old Hanoi along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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US$28.34
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Private Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour With Real Foodie

Private Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour With Real Foodie

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Any visitor to Hanoi is faced with a multitude of choices when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine. This private walking tour with a foodie as your guide takes away the guesswork. Let an insider lead the way to some of the best food stands and eateries in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. You’ll observe local life while filling up on flavors that make Hanoi a culinary destination.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.93
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3-Day Adventure to Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake 3 Days 2 Nights From Hanoi

3-Day Adventure to Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake 3 Days 2 Nights From Hanoi

This tour will take you from the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park to the wild and rugged landscapes of Cao Bang to visit the spectacular Ban Gioc waterfall. You will be travelling through remote areas in Northern Vietnam, brushing along the Chinese border and staying with local families to learn about and experience the unique cultures and customs of rural Vietnam.
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  • 3 days
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US$213.00
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Hanoi By Night Foodie Motorbike Tour- 4 hours

Hanoi By Night Foodie Motorbike Tour- 4 hours

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Taste your way through Vietnam’s capital city on this nighttime excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, hop on a motorbike and savor complimentary dishes like Banh Cuon (steamed roll cake), Bun Cha (grilled pork with vermicelli noodles), and Banh ran Ngot (salty and sweet donuts). Get an insider’s view of Hanoi’s food scene while exploring sites like the Old Quarter, Ngu Xa village, and the local hangout “Train Street.”
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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Halong Bay and Cave Full-Day Cruise with Lunch from Hanoi

Halong Bay and Cave Full-Day Cruise with Lunch from Hanoi

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Halong Bay Day Cruise is a perfect option for busy travelers who have limitted time but still want to get a glance of the amazing Halong Bay. Experience majestic Halong Bay in one day, with round-trip transport from Hanoi via the Red River Delta. Optional with starting point from Halong. We have many good options from standard to luxury cruises. We offer not only a luxury cruise service of the highest safety standard but also a completely unique experience with a carefully researched itinerary.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Luxury Day Cruise in Halong Bay-Lan Ha Bay (Water Slides-Catamaran Sailing)

Luxury Day Cruise in Halong Bay-Lan Ha Bay (Water Slides-Catamaran Sailing)

Luxury Day Cruise offers a luxurious cruising experience with a strong commitment to service quality. Our luxury facilities have been artfully crafted by Vietnamese cultural symbols to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. Our facilities include outdoor/indoor restaurant seating, bar/lounge, a sundeck with sunbeds, couch and table seating indoors, as well as "lounge nets" in the front of the boat suspended over the water, between the two hulls of the ship for lounging in while you watch the water rushing below you. This full day trip is a perfect way to spend as much time on the water as you can in one day. We use the high-speed highway to maximize our time spent enjoying this wondrous beauty. Sailing among the 1969 limestone karsts that scatter the emerald waters of Halong and Lan Ha Bay. The brand new luxury premium boat staffed with a warm and welcoming crew, delicious food, and exciting activities, will be the highlight of your trip
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.31
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Hanoi City Insight Motorbike Tour - 4,5 hours

Hanoi City Insight Motorbike Tour - 4,5 hours

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Discover the best of Hanoi like a local during this small-group motorbike tour. Zip through the busy streets with your tour guide and see key landmarks like Old Quarter, the Long Bien Bridge, the Hanoi Opera House, and the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam from your tour guide and enjoy a delicious lunch and coffee at local establishments.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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US$59.00

Private Tour: Hanoi City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Cyclo Ride

Private Tour: Hanoi City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Cyclo Ride

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Explore vibrant Hanoi with a private guide on a full-day sightseeing tour that hits all the highlights of Vietnam's capital city. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, in addition to sites such as One Pillar Pagoda and Ngoc Son Temple. You'll also attend a water puppet show and see the Old Quarter up close on a cyclo tour. Your tour includes a typical and tasty Vietnamese breakfast and lunch, plus Vietnamese coffee to start your day and a local beer to wind down.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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US$89.00
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Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Street Food - Small Group Tour

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Street Food - Small Group Tour

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Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter on foot with a foodie guide who introduces you to local cuisine. This street food tour takes you off the beaten path to food stalls and local eateries in the capital city. Sample authentic dishes and learn about Vietnamese cuisine as you discover the traditional guilds of ‘36 Old Streets.’ Handcrafted souvenir included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.00
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US$22.00

Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and Mua Cave from Hanoi

Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and Mua Cave from Hanoi

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Visit temples in the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, ride a sampan boat to three different caves in Tam Coc, and bicycle around the region with your guide. This comprehensive trip includes a visit to Mua Cave and a climb to the summit of Mua Island for panoramic views. The small-group itinerary provides lunch and coach transport from Hanoi.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.72
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US$48.72

Hanoi By Night Tour

Hanoi By Night Tour

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Hanoi comes alive at night with glistening streets and bright, bustling markets. Get your exercise in the cool of the evening with this walking tour of the historic quarter. Taste a range of delicacies in the Đồng Xuân covered market, then proceed through the streets, stopping to taste different morsels along the way. See a different aspect of the city in the neon of nighttime.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
Price varies by group size
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US$35.00
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Should I book Hanoi Old Quarter tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hanoi Old Quarter can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1081 Hanoi Old Quarter tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Hanoi Old Quarter 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hanoi Old Quarter costs USD 12.93. Guided Hanoi Old Quarter tours start around USD 12.93 per person. See all 1081 Hanoi Old Quarter tickets and tours on Viator.
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