Vietnam

Essential Saigon City

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period:

tour highlights

  • Brave the fun chaos of the busy & fascinating Cholon (Chinatown)
  • Admire Thien Hau pagoda
  • Explore the French colonial relic Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Marvel at the Reunification Palace
  • Learn about recent history at the War Remnants Museum

tour details

Formerly known as Saigon, today’s Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling economic centre of the south. For centuries, Saigon has been the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading centre for the Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River. On this tour, you’ll immerse yourself in the city with a visit to fast-paced Cholon (Chinatown), Thien Hau pagoda (one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese in the area) and colourful Ben Thanh Market. You’ll marvel at Notre Dame Cathedral, the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient. Even the post office resembles a grand railway station. You’ll admire the Reunification Palace, renowned for its symbolic role in the fall of Saigon in 1975, and visit the War Remnants Museum.

tour description

Formerly known as Saigon, today's Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling and vibrating economic centre of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the "Pearl of the Far East" and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River.
Your sightseeing tour includes visiting bustling Cholon (Chinatown), Thien Hau pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese in the area and colourful Ben Than Market. Notre Dame Cathedral inaugurated in 1880 became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient as was the Post office designed by Gustav Eiffel and resembling a grand railway station.
Photo stop at Reunification Palace, renowned for its symbolic role in the fall of Saigon in 1975 and continue to visit the War Remnants Museum.

includes

Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance fees
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)

    excludes

    Others
      Tour code: SGNDSHCT

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