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Story Of Saigon With River Speedboat Cruise Group Tour

Taking in the main highlights of energetic Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Summary

Discover the story of Saigon, from a city of conflict to a modern metropolis on this fascinating half-day tour. You’ll visit key locations such as the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, to learn about the city’s transition from war-torn Saigon to urban Ho Chi Minh City, and end your day with a sunset speedboat ride along the Saigon River. 

Itinerary

Start your Story of Saigon with a visit to the War Remnants Museum. Here, your guide will tell the story of the city’s darkest and most tragic hours during the Vietnam War. The museum contains displays of military aircraft, weaponry and many photographs - some that are quite graphic in nature. Although many of Vietnam’s 90 million people are now too young to remember the war, its legacy is still felt strongly across Vietnamese society. 

Next, visit the Reunification Palace, once a symbol of the South Vietnamese Government. It was here on 30 April 1975, that the war ended when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates. See the war room, the banquet hall and the presidential office with the unusual gifts which have been received. Then, continue to the Central Post Office, designed and constructed by the renowned architect Gustave Eiffel, and take a moment to send a postcard! Just behind the post office is the Notre Dame Cathedral, an iconic Saigon landmark built in neo-Romanesque style by the French between 1863 and 1880. Today it’s a favoured backdrop for Vietnamese wedding photographs. 

Next, stroll down follow Dong Khoi Street, which figured prominently in Graham Greene’s famous Vietnam novel, The Quiet American, as Rue Catinat. The walk ends at the Saigon Opera House. From a bomb shelter to housing the parliamentary Lower House, the Opera House has had an interesting history. 

End your day with a speedboat trip along the city’s ancient canals where life carries on unchanged. Return to your hotel as the sun sets on this fascinating city. 

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
4 Hours
Transport
Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
Voucher Type
Email Confirmation
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
Refer to T&Cs

Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 01:00pm - 01:30pm

Tour End Time: 05:15pm - 05:30pm

What You Get

Includes

  • English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transportation
  • Speedboat Cruise
Excludes
  • Travel Insurance 
  • VISA
  • Personal Expenses
  • Services & Drinks (if not mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Tips and Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off Point at Hotels in District 1, 3, 5 in Ho Chi Minh City
  • This is a shared tour, there will be other travellers joining this tour. 
  • This group tour departs with a minimum of 2 person and a maximum of 8 person. If there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, you will be notified 48 hours prior to departure and will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • *Since the Notre Dame Cathedral is closed for renovation since July 1st 2017, we can only view the church from the outside at this time. Depending on the time of construction, different parts of the church will be visible.
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the guide for verification before boarding the vehicle
  • The tour is valid on the date and time specified 
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details from 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 3 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.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$79.00
Age: 12 & above
Child
$55.00
Age: 2 - 11

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