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Hanoi Highlights Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing Tours in Hanoi
Dive into the sights, sounds and smells of Hanoi on a full-day adventure through Vietnam's modern capital.
From the legendary Ho Chi Minh complex to the opulence of the Temple of Literature, discover the city's vivid, turbulent history and learn about Uncle Ho's legacy, which lives on in this enchanting city.
Wander ancient pagodas and French colonial buildings. Have lunch at a local restaurant and gain insight into cultural diversity at the Museum of Ethnology. You'll experience traditional street life in Hanoi's old quarter.
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Special Schedule Details:
From September 6 through December 5, 2014, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed by local authorities for annual preservation. All other activities on this tour will be operate as normal. Your guide will still take you to the front of HCM Mausoleum for photos and information before paying a visit to HCM House and Museum.
Start the city tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature. Originally built in honor of Confucius by King Ly Thai Thong in 1070, a university was added to the grounds six years later. The university provided education to the royal family and children of the aristocracy or "mandarins". The University remained here until King Gia Long moved the country’s administrative capital from Hanoi to Hue at the beginning of the 19th century.
Drop in to a traditional teahouse to taste some of the best Vietnamese flavored green teas, and listen to thousand-year-old stories explaining the significance of tea leaves to local cultures. Tea is even better when served with some authentic snacks such as sweetened lotus seeds and green bean cake.
Continuing on your Hanoi tour, you’ll head to the Hoa Lo Prison museum. Used by French Colonists for political prisoners till 1954 and later by North Vietnam for American POWs, the prison complex was sarcastically nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton” by American pilots during Vietnam War (1954-1975). Famous ex-prisoners of war include Pete Peterson (the first US ambassador to a unified Vietnam in 1995), and US Senator John McCain. Our next stop will be the largest and oldest church in Hanoi. St Joseph’s Cathedral was built in 1886 with an architectural style often compared to the Notre Dame de Paris, this Gothic Revival church is not only a religious site, but is also a popular photo shoot backdrop for local teenagers.
You’ll continue to the heart of Hanoi - the Hoan Kiem Lake, with its magnificent The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son temple. Experience the spiritual harmony of different religions coexisting in the same place. You may then continue your own exploration of the area or your tour guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 6. Tour includes Hanoi hotel pick up. Rates are per person in US Dollars. There is no child price discount for this tour. Please order online or call to order or for more information.
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