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Full-Day Hanoi City Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with hotel pickup in the morning for the drive to your first stop, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. With your guide, discover the historical and architectural details of this final resting place of Vietnam's former leader, and see his house on stilts, which sits next door.

    Next, check out One Pillar Pagoda, founded in 1049; visit Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake for a look at one of the country's oldest Buddhist pagodas; and see local pottery at Bat Trang village (Mon, Wed, and Fri only). After this, visit a restaurant for your set-menu lunch, and then continue your tour at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (except Mon, Wed, and Fri), followed by a stop by the Temple of Literature and National University, Vietnam's first university, dating back to 1070. Admire its architecture and gardens before you're taken past the Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) to admire its pretty setting and Ngoc Son (Temple of the Jade Mountain).

    Your last destination is the Old Quarter, where the streets are named for historical trades. Enjoy some free time to shop and explore before your Hanoi tour ends in the late afternoon with hotel drop-off.

    Optional:

    If you wish, you have the option to add on a 1-hour bike tour or to see a traditional water puppet show before hotel drop-off; payable directly at your own expense.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Set menu lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Presidential Palace Historical Site
    • Entry/Admission - Ngoc Son Temple
    • Entry/Admission - One Pillar Pagoda
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Literature & National University
    • Entry/Admission - Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
    Exclusions
    • Entrance ticket for water puppet show
    • Bicycle tour surcharge
    • Drinks
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
    • Special request (diet or vegetarian) should be sent before your departure date
    • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday morning
    • Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (without Ethnology Museum)
    • Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (without Bat Trang pottery village)
    • Optional water puppet show or bicycle tour have a surcharge, payable directly to the tour operator
    • Travelers not opting for the water puppet performance or bike tour will return to their hotels at approximately 4:30pm
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Whilst this is a long day it was well worth it to see the city and revisit places if you wished to. Not to be missed

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

    When I booked through Viator.com I wanted a small group tour. Well that is not what we got, 17 is not a small group. Several tour part were supposed to be included such as How Chi Minh mausoleum, the ho chi Minh museum were not...More

    Thank Liliosaandres
    Gray_Line_Cruise, Manager at Gray Line Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Dear Liliosaandres, We really feel sorry for what happened to you. It seems to be that most things went against your expectation. However, a group of 17 passengers for a city break was small enough to feel comfortable, especially with a joint tour. You and...More

    Reviewed 30 June 2019

    Highly recommend- fun fun - great way to get a quick introduction to Hanoi and its history!!! Wonderful sweet young guide - sweet enthusiastic very informative great sense of humor - loved Twee- wrong spelling sorry ❤️😌More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank susan e
    Gray_Line_Cruise, Manager at Gray Line Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Dear Susan E, We have our own definition of family. Family is anyone who loves you unconditionally. Thank you for loving our service as well as tour guide. Surely your satisfaction will be sent to our tour guide team so that they keep trying in...More

    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    Excellent tour! I only had one day in Hanoi and this tour took me to the best highlights of the city. I saw a lot and loved it all. The lunch, included, was wonderful and a great introduction to the Vietnamese cuisine.More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank OnAir762430
    Gray_Line_Cruise, Manager at Gray Line Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Dear OnAir762430, We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. A city break is designed for those who either first came to Hanoi or had tight time in Vietnam. Most of top-rated attractions and landscapes are shown off. Thank you for coming to...More

    Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

    A good tour of the major tourist sites, with a nice lunch included. The morning for us was a drive to the Ho chi Mihn Mausoleum (remind to take t shirt or a scarf to cover your shoulders/legs otherwise no entry) the West Lake and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Gray_Line_Cruise, Manager at Gray Line Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Dear PedroP5613, We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour after all. A city break is designed for those who either first came to Hanoi or had tight time in Vietnam. Most of top-rated attractions and landscapes are shown off. Thank you for...More

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    Shinners2006
    30 June 2019|
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    Response from marizone2015 | Reviewed this property |
    We had the tour on February 14 (Thursday) and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was our first stop, to avoid long queue.
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    12 June 2019|
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    Response from OnAir762430 | Reviewed this property |
    They will be.fine. It's not difficult at all and very educational!
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    237mica
    27 March 2019|
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    Response from marizone2015 | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry, but I am not the tour operator. I was a client when I availed the Hanoi Day Tour last month.
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