Hanoi City Tour Full Day - Discover The Most Recommended Places By Travellers

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Departs: vietnam, vietnam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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The French-colonial era has left a legacy of beautiful buildings, with the Old Quarter a fascinating area to explore on foot.
Hanoi has always been a symbol of culture and a source of pride throughout the history.
This tour is designed aiming to give you an opportunity to enjoy an absolute and adorable Hanoi.
Small streets with old houses, friendly people with typical Vietnamese smiles offer you the true feeling of this capital city.

What's Included

A/C bus transfer during the trip

English speaking guide

Entrance tickets to defined sights

Lunch in a local restaurant

One bottle of water / per person

What's Not Included

Drinks during lunch


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 85

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • All passengers are not allowed to wear shorts when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Ho Chi Minh mausoleum opens only in morning time and closed weekly on Monday
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Old Quarter
8:00 - 8:30 Tour guide and bus pick up at your hotel in old quarter area for start city tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chua Tran Quoc
Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest of its kind in Hanoi, dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544 - 548). The Buddhist shrine has undergone several changes throughout the years, particularly its renaming from An Quoc to Tran Quoc (protecting the country) by Emperor Le Huy Tong in the 17th century.
Although it’s now set on an islet within West Lake, the pagoda was originally located on banks of Red River before it’s relocated in 1615due to the river’s encroachment. Surrounded by lush greenery, Tran Quoc Pagoda was a favourite amongst the kings and royal families for festivals, full moons, and Tet Festival.
Standing at 15 metres, the main pagoda is made up of eleven levels, while its surrounding buildings include an incense burning house and a museum housing historic relics.You can also see intricately carved statues dating to 1639, each of which bear unique facial feature.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi (albeit against his wishes).
For visitors, a trip to Uncle Ho’s final resting place can be an extraordinary experience as it is not just an average attraction; it’s a part of a unique history.
Started in 1973, the construction of the mausoleum was modeled on Lenin's mausoleum in Russia and was first open to the public in 1975. The granite building meant a great deal for many locals as it ensures that their beloved leader ‘lives on forever’.
Security is tight and visitors should dress with respect (no shorts, sleeveless shirts and miniskirts) and everyone has to deposit their bags and cameras before getting in. Visitors are not allowed to stop and hold the constant queue up as the place is constantly busy. Uncle Ho’s remains are sent yearly to Russia for maintenance therefore the mausoleum is closed usually from October onwards.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

One Pillar Pagoda
On program we will also visit One Pillar Pagoda where people worship the goddess of Mercy. It is the most unique pagoda in Hanoi and the world.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
This museum is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of Literature & National University
The Temple of Literature is often cited as one of Hanoi’s most picturesque tourist attractions. Originally built as a university in 1070 dedicated to Confucius, scholars and sages, the building is extremely well preserved and is a superb example of traditional-style Vietnamese architecture.

This ancient site offers a lake of literature, the Well of Heavenly Clarity, turtle steles, pavilions, courtyards and passageways that were once used by royalty. Visiting the Temple of Literature you will discover historic buildings from the Ly and Tran dynasties in a revered place that has seen thousands of doctors’ graduate in what has now become a memorial to education and literature.

Originally the university only accepted aristocrats, the elite and royal family members as students before eventually opening its doors to brighter ‘commoners’. Successful graduates had their names engraved on a stone stele which can be found on top of the stone turtles.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ngoc Son Temple
This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and named after Saint Van Xuong. Confucian scholar Nguyen Van Sieu had a large pen-shaped tower built at the entrance of the temple in 1864, featuring three Chinese characters, Ta Thanh Thien, which literally means "to write on the blue sky is to imply the height of a genuine and righteous person's determination and will."

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi attracts tourists and locals looking to get away from the noise and frenetic pace of the city. Peaceful and quiet, the lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple - sitting in the centre on a small island.
Ngoc Son Temple was built in the 18th century on Jade Island in the centre of the ‘Lake of the Returned Sword’ or Hoan Kiem Lake. Legend describes how an emperor was once given a magical sword which helped him defeat the Chinese Ming Dynasty and in doing so saw the return of the Golden Turtle God to the lake.
Today ‘Turtle Tower’ stands close to the lake in memory of this legend. There are also endangered large soft-shell turtles swimming in the lake, and to see one of these gentle giants is considered very auspicious. The name of the temple translates to ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’ and is predominately dedicated to war hero General Tran Hung Dao who defeated an armed force of 300,000 soldiers sent by Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan in the 13th century to invade Vietnam.
Also inside the temple are a large bronze bust and other deities. There are altars dedicated to Tran Hung Dao, some ancient artefacts including ceramics and a preserved specimen of a giant turtle found in the lake weighing 250kg.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


seerx90, 09-09-2022
I had a great experience of Hanoi City Day Trip with this travel company. Our small group tour visited most of famous places recommended in guidebook of Hanoi. Our guide was so professional, informative. The lunch was nice. I absolutely recommend this tour for those who have only a short time in Hanoi.
My family and I enjoyed the tour
X4198QOmohamed, 08-09-2022
We had wonderful experience small group tour. The guide was an excellent, knowlegeable tour guide. The tour itself was great. We visited most famous sites as recommended by travellers. Lunch was great. Thank you so much!
Nice and well organised
AnujD128, 23-08-2022
Our Full day city tour was really nice and well organized. It was amazing experience led by professtionla tour guide Mr. Doanh. Lunch was reall delicous, we saw many historical places, explained carefulmy by the guide. I really recommend all to have this tour.
Best guide with impeccable historical knowledge
KPAKKI, 20-08-2022
Chuong was very patient and explained all the details of the places we visited. He got very good historical knowledge of Vietnam. The weather was too humid and it rained couple of times. Other than that he took good care of the entire group.
Local Hanoi tour
PankajS2704, 15-07-2022
Very well organized and timely conducted, easy to approach and book the tour, guide is pretty good and nice to speak to

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