Experience the Best of Hanoi with the Half Day Hanoi City Tour to discover Hanoi Highlights & Hidden Gems. This exceptional Hanoi city tour provides an opportunity to delve into the historical city, immerse in its captivating culture, and uncover its hidden treasures.
By choosing our small group tour in a comfortable and luxurious minivan, you can enhance your experience by avoiding wasted time waiting for others and dealing with crowds. It’s also a great opportunity to meet new people and embark on a delightful journey together.
During this tour, you’ll have the chance to visit two of the most important landmarks in Hanoi and Vietnam. First, explore the 1000-year-old architecture at the Temple Of Literature, an iconic structure in Hanoi. Then, visit the Mecca of Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh complex, which includes the Mausoleum, the Ho Chi Minh Residential Area, the Presidential Palace, and the One Pillar Pagoda. This area is considered the Mecca of Vietnamese People, where millions of locals desire to pilgrimage once in their lifetime. Especially, we take you to the famous Hanoi Train Street for photo oppotunity and witness the mesmerizing sight of trains passing by just inch away from your face . It creates cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Along the way, we’ll drive past and tick off some famous must-see spots in the city like the Long Bien Bridge, the enchanting West Lake, and the beautiful French Opera House.
What sets this tour apart from other classic city tours is our dedication to showcasing Hanoi’s hidden gems. Experience the true essence of Hanoi as you step into the shoes of a local and explore everyday establishments like charming cafes, local eateries, vibrant markets, and the warm confines of family homes, schools, and temples. This tour not only showcases the must-see attractions but also takes you off-the-beaten-path to truly experience the heart and soul of the city.
Embark on the Hanoi City Tour with Highlights & Hidden Gems and proclaim proudly, “I have truly lived the authentic Hanoi!”
Morning Tour: 07:30 – 12:00 – Mausoleum Visit (Excep for Monday and Friday, and June,July & Aug)
Afternoon Tour: 12:30 – 17:00 – Watching Train Pass By
Private Tour: At any time
Duration: 4.5 hours
We offer pick-up and drop-off services from hotels located in and around Hanoi Old Quarter. Alternatively, you can meet us at our designated meeting point, HANOI BACKSTREET TOURS, located at No. 3B Hang Tre Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Style of Tour: Join in small group and PRIVATE tour with surcharge depending on your group size.
Tour price: $39 USD per person, kids under 11 receive 30% off, and kids under 5 are free.
HANOI CITY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & HIDDEN GEMS
- Discover the must-see sights in Hanoi, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, French Quarter, Old Quarter, Long Bien Bridge, Westlake, and the famous Hanoi Train Street.
- Uncover the lesser-known treasures of Hanoi by venturing through its labyrinth of narrow alleyways and immersing yourself in the daily lives of locals.
- Embark on an authentic Hanoi experience that showcases the city’s unique blend of the good & the bad
HANOI CITY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & HIDDEN GEMS ITINERARY
Part 1: Hanoi’s Highlights: (2 hours)
You will be greeted by the tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby we then ride to Ho Chi Minh Complex to have a quick visit to Ho chi Minh mausoleum – the Mecca of Vietnamese, Ba Dinh square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Residential area, and the iconic One Pillar Pagoda. Our next stop will be the Temple of Literature, a magnificent architectural masterpiece that has stood for over 1000 years, offering insights into Vietnam’s rich cultural and historical heritage. To add a unique twist to your experience, we will also visit the famous Hanoi Train Street, where we can enjoy a cup of coffee while capturing memorable photos of this bustling highlight. If we are fortunate, we may even have the chance to witness the train passing by on the narrow train-street.
Part 2: Hanoi’s Hidden Gems – Authentic Backstreet Experiences: (2.5 hours)
We take you off the run-off-the-mill touristic sites to explore the lesser-known areas of Hanoi, where you can immerse yourself in the true essence of the city. Step into the shoes of a local as we venture into random cafes, local eateries, vibrant markets, and the welcoming embrace of family homes, schools, and temples. This tour not only showcases the must-visit attractions but also unveils the hidden gems of Hanoi, providing an authentic experience that captures the heart and soul of the city.
- Pick up and drop off from hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter.
- Comfortable and luxurious Limousine Mini Van.
- Experienced driver..
- English speaking guide.
- Tickets and entrance fees
- Taxes and Permits
What’s Not Included
Tips & Gratuity
Know Before Go on Hanoi City Tour Highlights & Hidden Gems
1. Dress-code: Covering shoulders and knees for Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
2. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on Monday & Friday. And anual close from the mid of June to the mid of August.
The mausoleum opens 3 hours a day from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 5 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Public holidays).
3. Can we see Hanoi train-street? Yes, you can, the famous Hanoi Train-street is a part of our itinerary. Though the train street was closed recently, we know HOW, WHEN, WHERE & WHAT to take you in. No train in the morning, but still we see the trainstreet!
4. Is the food included?
No food is NOT included on this tour, Drinks (water, beer, egg coffee) are INCLUDED. Please prepared to have breakfast and lunch on your own to save time for the tour.
5. Who This Experience Is Good For? Anyone who enjoys experiencing ordinary life and seeking out new experiences in Hanoi.
6. Difficulty Level: Easy – No experience needed
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