Exploring many interesting cultural sites in Hanoi with our Hanoi city tour. In this tour you will visit many historic temples including One Pillar Pagoda, one of two most iconic temples and Temple of Literature, the first national university of Vietnam. We will take you pass Hoan Kiem Lake, the most scenic lake in Hanoi – the city of lake. The Hanoi city tour ends with a coach trip around Hanoi Old Quarter, during which you are free for shopping.
8.00 AM – Start
Morning, around 8:00, our guide picks you up at hotel. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Continue your visit to the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at local restaurants.
Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum.
After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.
Drop you off at your hotel.
- Lunch in a nice local restaurant.
- Transfer as per itinerary.
- English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request.
- Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
- Personal expenses.
- The Mausoleum closes on Monday and Friday.
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and pagodas in are considered sacred places so long dress is politely requested when visiting.