Greet your guide in your Old Quarter hotel or at St. Joseph’s Cathedral to start your exploration of Hanoi’s 1,000-year-young Old Quarter, originally home to just 36 streets. Stop by the stalls and eateries locals love, watch the cooks at work, and taste their specialties. Learn how each Hanoi street was once reserved for different trades.
After your walking tour, hop aboard a classic “cyclo” (bicycle rickshaw) to experience the bustle and whirl of downtown Hanoi’s cacophonous streets as your driver pedals through traffic. At the end of the tour, either carry on exploring independently or ask your guide to offer directions or arrange a taxi back to your hotel.