Hanoi City Highlights

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period:

8.5 hours       Hanoi

tour highlights

  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence
  • See the One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature
  • Visit one of the five most interesting museums in Hanoi
  • Take a cyclo tour through Hanoi's bustling streets
  • Visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake

tour details

Immerse yourself in Hanoi’s fascinating history and culture as you visit and learn about its most famous historical sites.


Why choose this tour?

Capture the city’s highlights as you explore the history, culture, and traditions of Hanoi, through its most important landmarks.

tour description

This morning begins a private tour of the fascinating city of Hanoi. Your guide will bring you unique insights as well as a local perspective, as you take in the main sights and also some lesser-known spots. Start your tour with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Continue on to explore Ho Chi Minh's former residence. His stilt house reflects the modest way in which he lived. Next up, is the One-Pillar Pagoda a Buddhist temple of historical and cultural significance. We then visit the picturesque Temple of Literature. The Temple was built in 1070 and is known as the first university of Vietnam. It remains close to the heart of intellectuals and the public as a site of great learning and knowledge.

Note: Alternative for the tour on Mondays and during the mausoleum maintenance

See Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from the outside and then walk to visit Quan Thanh Temple. You pass by the offices of the highest state institutions such as the National Assembly Hall, Presidential Palace, Government Office and Party Central Committee, whose architecture bears the influence of the French colonial time, the Soviet era and modern-day western styles. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago, and Hoa Lo Prison Museum or Vietnam National Museum of History (except on the first Monday of the month).

After lunch, you will enjoy unique museum experiences at one of the most visited museums in the city:
-Fine Arts Museum
-Vietnam National Museum of History
-War Museum
-Museum of Ethnology
-Hoa Lo Prison Museum

The tour then continues with a leisurely “cyclo tour” in the old quarter where you will visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and iconic Ngoc Son Temple.


  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees and cyclo fee as mentioned in the programme
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles
  • Service charges, Government taxes and 10% VAT


  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Optional tours
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Expenditures of a personal nature (drinks, phone calls, mini bar consumptions, laundry etc.)
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Tips for guide and driver (at your discretion)
Tour code: EXHFFCTB

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