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Hanoi Highlights Tour

Just arrived in Hanoi? Need an introduction to this buzzing city? Leaving soon and haven't seen any of the highlights yet? Never fear, join this Hanoi tour which covers the historic hot spots, must-see monument, and special spaces that you'd kick yourself for missing.

Itinerary

Dive in to the sights, sounds, and smells of our bustling city on our Hanoi city tour, a sure way to cross off some of the major Hanoi highlights. Start the city tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature. Originally built in honour 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 flavoured 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 our Hanoi tour, we’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. We’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. We then stop for lunch for a traditional bowl of pho beofre ending the tour, which is definitely a must-do while you're in Vietnam. You may then continue your own exploration of the area or our tour guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

Highlights

  •  Explore the 1000 year old university at the Temple of Literature
  •  Discover the soul of Vietnam in it's traditional tea arts
  •  Visit the so called Hanoi Hilton, the infamous Hoa Lo Prison that housed POWs during the Vietnam War
  •  Stroll along the legendary Sword Lake to admire the reflections of its stunning bridge and Ngoc Son Temple
  •  Marvel at the largest and oldest church in Hanoi, famous for its resemblance to the Notre Dame de Paris
  •  Eat lunch like the locals do and taste our traditional pho

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
4.5 Hours
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up Only
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
Refer to T&Cs

Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 

Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins

What You Get

Includes

  •  Local English speaking guide
  •  One way transportation
  •  Temple of Literature ticket
  •  Hoa Lo Prison ticket
  •  Ngoc Son Temple entrance fees
  •  Meals: Traditional noodle pho for lunch, Vietnamese green tea with green bean cake

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
  • What to bring: We highly recommend you bring a reusable water bottle as we are on the way to reduce single use plastic bottles. There will be two stops along the way where you can refill your bottle. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended.
  • Children under age 6 are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Pick up at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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Age: 6 & above

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