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Private Half-Day Hanoi Sightseeing Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Venture into a new culture guided by professionals
  • Experience the history, culture and adventure that Hanoi offers
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, both with a unique itinerary
  • Included your choice of traditional meal or water puppet show
  • Private tour – which allows for maximum interaction with your guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    6 Hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am) and 1400h (2:00pm)
    Duration: 6 Hours

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi (please advise your hotel details at the time of booking).

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the sights and sounds of Hanoi on these great sightseeing tours.

    The morning tour covers the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the house on stilts, the quaint One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. This adventure can also be arranged to end with a ‘Green Car” tour around the infamous Old Quarter to experience the exciting daily life if available.

    Or the afternoon tour explores the exciting and enjoyable East part of the city. Here you will be taken to the Museum of History, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and ‘The Huc’ Bridge. You can also arrange to end your trip with a ‘Green Car’ through the spectacular West Lake with stops at shrines and splendid viewpoints if available.

    Whichever you choose your half day tour of Hanoi is packed full of culture, history, and adventure that should given you insight into life in Hanoi and Vietnam.

    This is a private tour, meaning you have the maximum amount of guide interaction and assuring an in-depth experience.


    To start your Hanoi Half Day Sightseeing tour will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi. Your itinerary changes depending on whether you have chosen the morning or afternoon tour.

    Morning Tour:
    Your first stop is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh.

    In the grounds of Hanoi’s presidential palace you can visit Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his final days (1969). Preserved in the same condition as during his life, it may be viewed through the windows.

    Also visit the One Pillar Pagoda, an architecturally-unique example of Vietnam’s pagodas. First built in 1049 during the Ly Dynasty, the pagoda is in the shape of a blooming lotus.

    Continue to the Quan Thanh Taoist Temple, dedicated to one of the principal deities in Taoism; this 11th century temple is one of Hanoi’s major attractions.

    At the end of the tour you will enjoy some traditional Vietnamese beef noodles.

    Afternoon Tour:
    Your afternoon tour also includes pick up from your hotel and visits the following places:

    The Hanoi Museum of History, which will take you on a fascinating journey through Vietnam’s History.

    Continue to the Hoan Kiem Lake where you will find the Ngoc Son Temple, located in the heart of Hanoi, which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda and the picturesque Huc’ Bridge.

    To end your adventure you can arrange a ‘Green Car’ to take you through the spectacular West Lake with stops at shrines and splendid viewpoints.

    To end the tour you can choose to dine on some delicious Vietnamese beef noodles or watch a traditional puppet show.

    After your adventure has ended will be driven back to the hotel that you were picked up at in Hanoi.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English-speaking guide
    • Land Transfer
    • Admission fee to all attractions
    • Your choice of beef noodles (morning or afternoon tour) or beef noodles (afternoon tour only)


    • Personal expenses, Drinks
    • Tips
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is open five mornings a week and ten months a year. The closing time is all afternoon, all day on Monday and Friday, and from early October to early December for scheduled maintenance.

    Most of the Museums in Hanoi are closed on Monday.

    Tour will not operate from 04–12 February 2016, due to the Vietnamese New Year.

    In case your visit coincides with closing days, alternatives will be suggested.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are traveling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.