Explore Hanoi on a Private Day Tour
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second-largest city.
As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint.
Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.
Enjoy Hanoi’s full day city tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s final resting-place, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh temple, the temple of Literature and the Ethnology Museum.
- Enjoy Hochiminh's complex
- Visit the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam
- Enjoy walking in the old streets of Hanoi
- Visit the Ethnology museum
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English
- Duration: 8 hours
- Skip the Line
- Printed Voucher Accepted
- Pick-up servicePick-up drop-off from your hotel
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- On Request
- Local lunch
- Private transport
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up drop-off
- Others not mentioned
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Tips Gratuities
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will start your day by visiting Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. This is a large memorial in Hanoi and is located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2nd, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, known as the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De, thus giving it an age of 1,400 years.
Then we keep walking to Quan Thanh Temple, formerly known as Tran Vu Temple. This is a Taoist temple in Hanoi, and one of the Four Sacred Temples of the capital. Quan Thanh Temple is located near West Lake.
We will continue to the Temple Of Literature, constructed in 1070. This is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the “Imperial Academy”, Vietnam’s first national university.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
We will proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and tourist attraction in Hanoi.
We will take you to Hoan Kiem the Restored Sword Lake. Enjoy an hour cyclo tour, one of the most typical vehicles in Hanoi, it is a human-powered transport with a seat at the front for passengers and the driver at the back.
Enjoy an hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter of Hanoi to experience the bustling, real lifestyle of this exciting and vibrant neighborhood.
You will be dropped off at your hotel by cyclo or car. You now have free time to relax or you can book a ticket for a popular traditional form of entertainment like water puppetry, which is shown at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.
- Beware of your luggage and money Inform in advance if you are vegetarian. Take hat, raincoat, good shoes and cash. Don’t wear singlet, shorts, dresses or skirts, or tops with low-neck lines and bare shoulders to temples, pagodas and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleu
- Be aware of your surroundings, unfortunately opportunist pickpockets are a worldwide problem.
- Don’t wear singlet, shorts, dresses or skirts, or tops with low-neck lines and bare shoulders to temples, pagodas and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
- Bring a hat, coat, and good shoes
- Inform in advance if you are a vegetarian
- Flexible private tour