Enjoy the best of Hanoi even you have just one or half a day to discover the city. Our Best of Hanoi tour is fully customizable allowing you to choose your own place you would like to visit: it can be a coffee-hopper tour or street wandering or museum-filled excitement. Below is a sample of our classic tour but we are open to your requests.
8:30am: Our local guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi and takes you to Ho Chi Minh Complex, at which you visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidents Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s House on which President Ho Chi Minh lived until his last breath. It might take some minutes for the registration before you begin your visit at this complex.
9:30am: After visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, continue your visit to Ho Chi Minh museum, on which documentaries and artifacts of President Ho Chi Minh’s life and revolutionary career are displayed. After a short trip on the museum, continue admire the unique One Pillar Pagoda, which lies in the campus of the complex.
11:00am: Take a walk to Tran Quoc Pagoda, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and charming beauty of one of the oldest pagoda in Hanoi.
11:45am: Lunch at a local restaurant with local Vietnamese cuisine.
1:30pm: Continue your tour at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), the first Imperial University in Vietnam which was built in 1070.
2:00pm: Leave the Temple of Literature, you have a cycle (predicable) trip to the Old Quarter, through Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House and stop at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
3:00pm: Enjoy a 45-minutes water puppet show at Thang Long Puppetry Theater. After the show, our transfer will take you back to your hotel in Hanoi. End of tour.