Delve into the past and present of Vietnam's capital to get an excellent overview of the history and culture of Hanoi on this full day private tour
Explore the formative years of Hanoi including the days under French colonial rule and Ho Chi Minh's campaign for independence beginning with a visit to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Next, visit the imperial citadel, the apex of regional political power for more than a millennium which is still being excavated. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch before visiting the Temple of Literature, a relic from the 11th century built as an homage to Confucius, the Chinese scholar and philosopher. See the iconic Long Bien Bridge, a relic of French colonial rule crossing the Red River. Ride a cyclo and stroll past the heart of Hanoi, the beautiful Old Quarter, a collection of 36 narrow streets that were named for the products sold from their shops - Bamboo and Tin Streets still sell the same wares as they did years before! Get your caffeine fix at the end of the tour with a strong dose of Vietnamese coffee then round off the day with a picture taken with the beautiful downtown skyline as a background.
Wonderful tour! The tour guide was fantastic, and provided a very personal service.
The day trip is a wonderful experience. Only pity is We did not manage to visit the bridge due to rain.