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Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
AM: 08:00 - 08:30: Pick up at your hotel in the Old Quarters area, Hanoi. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday morning and during October) and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam).Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant. PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15.30 - 16.00.
Full transfers by shuttle bus (with A/C, purified bottled water, wet tissue)
English speaking guide
Entry/Admission - Temple of Literature & National University
Entry/Admission - Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday morning.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special requests (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.
Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without Ethnology Museum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions