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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$12.00
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US$12.00

Best Hanoi City Tour 1 days

Best Hanoi City Tour 1 days

Hanoi is a destination for famous landscapes in Vietnam, the center of culture, economy, education, politics of Vietnam, to Visit Hanoi one day you will have moments of discovery. Along with the many thousand years of civilization, with many ancient and modern works, with unique sidewalk cultural experiences, the special historical sites will all make you a trip. Hanoi memorable tour. Especially not only experience the identity of 36 bustling streets, beautiful roads but also have moments of experiencing the enjoyment of the national culture through the museum, through the puppet theater special characteristics. .. with Hanoi city tours full day
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.00
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US$41.00

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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US$41.03

Private Tour Hanoi City Half Day (explore hidden corners)

Private Tour Hanoi City Half Day (explore hidden corners)

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1. A good chance to admire Hanoi Old Quarter of long history of 2000 years history. 2. Pass by French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and traditional pagodas and temples that date back hundreds of years. 3. Private Hanoi city sightseeing tour, led by an experienced tour guide 4. Flexible to choose a morning or afternoon itinerary (If you choose afternoon tour, you must skip Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda. However, we will add Dong Xuan market instead). 5. With your limited time, you can explore all hidden things; all hidden corners of beautiful Hanoi.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
Price varies by group size
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US$59.00
Price varies by group size

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

Hanoi Old Quarter Half-Day Walking Tour

Hanoi Old Quarter Half-Day Walking Tour

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Embark on a half-day walking tour and discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter, aka 36 Old Streets, named for the numerous guilds or craft workshops that span a history of at least 1,000 years. Admire the tranquil beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake and visit its resident Ngoc Son Temple, translated as Temple of the Jade Mountain. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.00
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US$22.00

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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US$93.47
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Small-Group Street Food Bike Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

Small-Group Street Food Bike Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

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See local life on a small-group cyclo and walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, aka 36 Old Streets. Stop by countless street-side shops, food stalls and family-owned eateries to sample regional specialties. You can relax while your cyclo driver does the pedaling on this ubiquitous form of transport. Select from several departure times for a tour with personalized commentary from an informative guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.00
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US$34.00

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)

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We are AZ Local Trip NPO Team, a non-profit organisation by local university students, who have been living in our beloved-city, Hanoi for years. We would love to show you the best of Hanoi, including the hidden places, best foods and interesting life stories. -------------- Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can. Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi. -------------- You Can Choice 3 Option -------------- 1. (RECOMMEND) Include the Puppet Show Ticket - After the tour, you will enjoy Water Puppet Show (Must see to Hanoi) 2. Street Food Tour With this option, you have 2 tour: Old Quarter Tour (Private Tour) and Street Food Tour (Small Group) 3. Old Quarter Walking Tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.20
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US$5.20

Hanoi Old Quater Walking Tour

Hanoi Old Quater Walking Tour

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We are Hanoi Free Local Tours, a non-profit organisation by local university students, who have been living in our beloved-city, Hanoi for years. We would love to show you the best of Hanoi, including the hidden places, best foods and interesting life stories. -------------- Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can. Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi. -------------- We have 3 options to choose -------------- 1. (RECOMMEND) Include the Puppet Show Ticket - After the tour, you will enjoy Water Puppet Show in 50 minutes (one of must-do thing in Hanoi) 2. Street Food Tour With this option, you have 2 tour: Old Quarter Tour (Private Tour) and Street Food Tour (Small Group) 3. Old Quarter Walking Tour
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.13
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US$5.13

Hanoi Old Quarter with Cyclo Tours for Small Group

Hanoi Old Quarter with Cyclo Tours for Small Group

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Admire the tranquil beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake and visit its resident Ngoc Son Temple, translated as Temple of the Jade Mountain. Then take an exciting cyclo tour through the Old Quarter where travelers can comb through the stalls of local markets selling handmade goods to end the day. -------- NO TIP FOR GUIDE -------- - We are totally free tour guides. So we do not receive tips because we want to keep purity of guides. - If you are satisfied with the tour. It is amazing to leave a 5-star review in Tripadvisor, because your review is an emotional gift for your tour guide and help them to keep their motivations. -------------- Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can. Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.35
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US$9.35

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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US$36.00

Street Food Tour & Water Puppet Show at Hanoi Old Quarter

Street Food Tour & Water Puppet Show at Hanoi Old Quarter

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You can choose: Option 1: Small Group Food Tour & Free Old Quarter Walking Tour (6 hours) - Include 2 tours: 1. Small Group Food Tour - Type of tour: Small group (6 - 8pax) - Guide: Professional 2. Free Old Quarter Tour: - Duration: 2,5 - 3 hours - Type of tour: Private - Guide: Volunteer guide - Note: You will only pay what you try (about 2,1 usd/person) [RECOMMENDATION] Option 2: Small Group Food Tour & Free Old Quarter Walking Tour & Water Puppet Show (7 hours) - Include 3 Services: 1. Small Group Food - Duration: 2,5 - 3 hours - Type of tour: Small group (6 - 8pax) - Guide: Professional 2. Free Old Quarter Tour: - Type of tour: Private - Guide: Volunteer guide - Note: You will only pay what you try (about 2,1 usd/person) 3. Water Puppet Show - Duration: 50 minutes - Theater: Lotus Water Puppet Theater (16 Le Thai To, Hoan Kiem)
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.20
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US$5.20

Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

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Shop at local markets and food shops to sample Vietnamese cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, aka 36 Old Streets, known for its craft guilds. Set out on foot with an informative guide who provides insightful commentary on Hanoi’s culinary culture. Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese meal including dessert plus drinks at abundant cafes and bars.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.52
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US$20.52
Taking safety measures

Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

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Admire the age-old art of Vietnamese puppetry at a water puppet show, followed by a 1-hour walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Skip the ticket lines with your pre-booked admission, then meet your professional guide after the show for a stroll through ‘36 Old Streets,’ aka the Old Quarter. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of local life with informative commentary about its traditional craft guilds.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$32.83
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US$32.83
Taking safety measures

Hanoi City Walking Tour of Old Quarter

Hanoi City Walking Tour of Old Quarter

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Get a more intimate glimpse into Hanoi than you would by coach during a walking tour that focuses on both hidden gems and famous attractions. In a super-small group limited to six people, you’ll follow a guide who ensures you don’t get lost in Hanoi’s labyrinth-like Old Quarter and provides commentary filled with cultural and historical info that you may otherwise have missed. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.21
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US$28.21

Hanoi at Night: Street Food Small Group Walking Tour

Hanoi at Night: Street Food Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover the historical sights and delectable bites of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a food walking tour of the city. Accompanied by a passionate gastronomic guide, feast your senses on the exotic flavors of Vietnam; sample fresh fruit, sumptuous street food, and local delicacies as you stroll amid the antique charm of the Old Quarter. Explore hidden alleyways and visit the city's local market, Hang Be. Enjoy an intimate experience on this small-group tour, which operates with a maximum of 12 food-lovers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.00
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US$29.00
Taking safety measures

Explore Hanoi Old Quarter by bus

Explore Hanoi Old Quarter by bus

With this our tour, you have chance to explore the city and experience its most popular attractions on the top-rated bus tours on the first day. On the second day, you will discover the best of the Old Quarter by foot. Come and join us! We use the double-decker bus with free wifii on board, multilingual audio commentary and live guides, headsets to hear the guide clearly, double-decker bus guidebook with maps
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.72
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US$28.72

3-Hour Hanoi Old Quarter Street Food & Local Drink Walking Tour

3-Hour Hanoi Old Quarter Street Food & Local Drink Walking Tour

When you don’t speak the language, it can be difficult to find the best eateries in a new city. Leave the research to someone else on a Hanoi street food tour that’s limited to only nine participants for an intimate atmosphere. Plus, you’ll sample lesser-known dishes that you may not have heard of. HIGHTLIGHTS -Overcome the language barrier on a Hanoi street food tour -An obvious choice for food lovers and first-time visitors -Get a more intimate glimpse into Hanoi Old Quarter on a walking tour -Your guide will collect you and drop you off at Old Quarter hotels
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour With Volunteer Student Local Guide

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour With Volunteer Student Local Guide

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We are AZ Local Trip NPO Team, a non-profit organisation by local university students, who have been living in our beloved-city, Hanoi for years. We would love to show you the best of Hanoi, including the hidden places, best foods and interesting life stories. -------------- Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can. Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi. -------------- You Can Choice 3 Option -------------- 1. (RECOMMEND) Include the Puppet Show Ticket - After the tour, you will enjoy Water Puppet Show (Must see to Hanoi) 2. Street Food Tour With this option, you have 2 tour: Old Quarter Tour (Private Tour) and Street Food Tour (Small Group) 3. Old Quarter Walking Tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.35
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US$9.35

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking With Local Guide

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking With Local Guide

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We are AZ Local Trip NPO Team, a non-profit organisation by local university students, who have been living in our beloved-city, Hanoi for years. We would love to show you the best of Hanoi, including the hidden places, best foods and interesting life stories. -------------- Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can. Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi. -------------- You Can Choice 3 Option -------------- 1. (RECOMMEND) Include the Puppet Show Ticket - After the tour, you will enjoy Water Puppet Show (Must see to Hanoi) 2. Street Food Tour With this option, you have 2 tour: Old Quarter Tour (Private Tour) and Street Food Tour (Small Group) 3. Old Quarter Walking Tour
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.35
From
US$9.35

BonBon Experience: Film Photography Tour - Hanoi Old Quarter

BonBon Experience: Film Photography Tour - Hanoi Old Quarter

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By joining our experience, you will have chances to not only immerse in the local life and film photography but also try Vietnamese coffee and dessert. When dedicated to capturing the moment of Hanoi life, you could find its true beauty among the hustle and bustle of the city. Your Local Ambassador, with extensive photography experience and a deep knowledge of the Old Quarter, will help you find the ideal locations for capturing stunning photos of the city. Together you'll find the best places, uncover hidden secrets and get access to places you'd have otherwise missed. Within 24 - 48hrs after the tour, you will receive printed photos of your best shots (upon request with a VND100.000 surcharge/pax). This isn't about how to use your camera, it's about getting you to the right place at the right time!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.43
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US$38.43

Private tour - Hanoi old quarter cyclo tour (2 hours)

Private tour - Hanoi old quarter cyclo tour (2 hours)

Explore Hanoi old quarter by cyclo to dive in the soul of Hanoi. This "authentic" way allow visitors discover the city center in intense emotions. It's like you are in the center of a whirlwind of movement, wrapped in a cacophony of horns and the bustle of people who trying to make their way in the middle of all this excitement. Book this tour with Cyclo Travel & Leisure for your unique experiences!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour

This Hanoi Old Quarter walking tour will help you to discover place which is famous with “36 guild streets” in the past time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.13
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US$5.13

Small-group: Hanoi Old Quarter Street Food Walking Tour

Small-group: Hanoi Old Quarter Street Food Walking Tour

Cuisine is a part of culture that is the reason why to experience a culture one must experience their cuisine also. You can go eat by yourself but you will get much more than your expectation after our tours such as: More understanding about Vietnamese cuisine via introduction of tour guides. More understanding about Vietnamese culture. Best local insight into our city. A unique experience! ITINERARY: - Meet tour guide at hotel or meeting point before 3 hour walking tour. - Quick Vietnamese greeting lessons. - Tour guides discuss any food allergies before starting tour and tell tourists about Vietnamese cuisine, Vietnamese (Hanoian) history, culture while touring. We depart everyday (RAIN or SHINE, ALL OF OUR TOURS RUN AS SCHEDULED). Special tour itinerary. Enthusiastic, Experienced English speaking tour guides. Great variety of food selection.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19.74
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US$19.74

Small-group: Hanoi Old Quarter Street Food Walking Tour

Small-group: Hanoi Old Quarter Street Food Walking Tour

Cuisine is a part of culture that is the reason why to experience a culture one must experience their cuisine also. You can go eat by yourself but you will get much more than your expectation after our tours such as:  More understanding about Vietnamese cuisine via introduction of tour guides.  More understanding about Vietnamese culture.  Best local insight into our city.  A unique experience! ITINERARY: - Meet tour guide at hotel or meeting point before 3 hour walking tour. - Quick Vietnamese greeting lessons. - Tour guides discuss any food allergies before starting tour and tell tourists about Vietnamese cuisine, Vietnamese (Hanoian) history, culture while touring. We depart everyday (RAIN or SHINE, ALL OF OUR TOURS RUN AS SCHEDULED).  Special tour itinerary.  Enthusiastic, Experienced English speaking tour guides.  Great variety of food selection.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.71
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US$20.71

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Street Food Tour - Small Group

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Street Food Tour - Small Group

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- Discover the street food of Hanoi Old Quarter on a guided walking tour + 6 to 8 different street food vendors stops with 10 tastings + Egg Coffee + Vietnamese Rice Wine - Eat like a local, with a guide for added insight and to avoid getting lost - Learn about Hanoi’s food and try dishes, such as noodle soup and pancakes - Personalized feel: tour size limited to 7 people
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.00
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US$5.00

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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 1077 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 12.00. Guided Hanoi Old Quarter tours start around USD 12.00 per person. See all 1077 Hanoi Old Quarter tickets and tours on Viator.
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