Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 to 4.5 hrs (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Follow in the footsteps of one of Vietnam’s most famous men as you explore the streets of Hanoi once did on this small-group adventure tour. Pay a visit to the Temple of Literature and the notorious Hanoi Hilton prison. Follow your expert guide on a walking tour of the Old-Quarter and enjoy the expertise and knowledge that comes from being led by a local.
  • An insight into the life of Hanoi
  • Visit the Temple of Literature
  • Visit the infamous Hanoi Hilton
  • Hotel pickup in a air-conditioned mini-van
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 12 passengers allowing a unique and intimate adventure experience
  • Local English-speaking guide
Meet your guide at your Hanoi hotel and head out on a memorable tour of the city’s greatest sites. Kick things off with a visit to the famous Temple of Literature, which was built by King Ly Thai Thong in 1070 to honor the late Confucius. A university was later added to the original grounds, where children of local aristocrats were educated. 

Experience service at a traditional teahouse, where you’ll sample flavored green teas grown in the hills of Vietnam. Listen to thousand-year-old stories and learn about the significance of this drink on local cultures and traditions. Snack on sweetened lotus seeds and green bean cakes as you relax with fellow travelers. 

Pay a visit to the Hoa Lo Prison, nicknamed Hanoi Hilton by American pilots during the Vietnam War. This notorious prison was used by French Colonists for political prisoners until the mid-1950s. Your expert guide will share stories and history as you tour the grounds. 

After witnessing the horrors of war, take in the beauty of St Joseph’s Cathedral—the largest church in Hanoi. Built in 1886, this stunning structure has been compared to Notre Dame in Paris. Once you’ve explored the interior you’ll follow your guide to Hoan Kiem Lake where you’ll get an up close look at The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son temple. Continue to explore the area on your own, or ask your guide for assistance getting a taxi back to your hotel after this cultural tour of Hanoi.

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, Aug 2018

A young llady tour guide called her as Tham is friendly and informative, visited few historical places. Brought us to taste local foods and have a tea at a local restaurant. Places visited are around city area. Is a lovely and enjoyable tour.

, Jun 2018

Small group tour in a comfortable bus with a good guide, eager to answer questions and knowledgeable. Great way to experience Hanoi which at times can be overwhelming.

, Apr 2018

Waste of money. Do this one yourself!
We had a temperamental tour guide who got annoyed when we didn't remember historical facts she'd told us. We didn't get to try the lotus seed cake which was mentioned in the tour. Note that lunch included means only food. You have to buy your own drinks.

, Mar 2018

This was a very informative tour, guide was excellent. Prison tour was good as was lunch and tea.

, Jan 2018

Tham was our tour guide again for this tour. As in the previous walking city and food tour, she continued her excellent presentation. There was just myself and another tourist from England. The small group was prefect. She was knowledgeable in the historical facts and the tea presentation was fun!

, Dec 2017

This tour was quite wonderful. It was a very quick synopsis of some of Hanoi's main highlights. Learning the Vietnamese tea drinking ritual and eating pho at family run restaurant were the particular highlights. Our guide was pretty funny and nice.

, Dec 2017

Wong our guide was lovely, and a very interesting sense of humour, showed us all the sights as detailed and we had lunch in a little side restaurant that you would never venture into by yourself, but lovely food and every now and then a moto would wizz past behind your table. Was a really great day.

, Dec 2017

Our tour guide, Tham, was fun and knowledgeable she took her time to answer our questions. I would highly recommend this if you want to know more about Hanoi and its history. The tea break and lunch were excellent. Great job!

, Nov 2017

Excellent tour and introduction to Hanoi.

, Oct 2017

The tour was very informative and our guide was knowledgeable. The lunch was very primitive. The only other concern was about the timing. Everything just seemed rushed.

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