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Hanoi City Tour - A Journey to The Legendary Capital

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Pass By: Long Bien Market, Under Long Bien bridge, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

After tour guide from The Essence of Hanoi pick you up, start the trip by witnessing the beauty of The Ceramic Road and Long Bien Market .

Our guide will introduce the origin of this road - which was built by the best ceramic artists from various villages over the country, such as Bat Trang, Chu Dau, Thanh Ha,etc.

Stop At: Chua Tran Quoc, Thanh Nien, Hanoi 10000 Vietnam

Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - the most ancient one in Thang Long ( Hanoi ), which was uniquely built on the only small islet inside the West Lake. It once was the Buddism centrer of ancient Thang Long, and still holds great values of history an architecture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: West Lake, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

Later on, you will have a trip around the West Lake – the biggest fresh-water lake in Hanoi – which is famous for its tranquility, tasty dishes (bánh tôm – shrimp pancake, for example), and the national flower – the pink lotus – blossming to its most beautiful in June. Electricity carts will be used to let you behold the majestic beauty of the West Lake and its peaceful moments, and there will be a stop for visitors to capture photos of the West Lake’s wonders.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, 2 Hung Vuong Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

After the trip around the lake, our guide will escort you to the Ba Đình Square, the complex of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the One-Pillar Pagoda. You will be shared with stories of Hanoi, of President Ho Chi Minh who is still called “Bac Ho” respectfully.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Literature & National University, Quoc Tu Giam Street Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

Moving on with the tour, you will go to Văn Miếu - Quốc Tử Giám (The Temple of Literature – The National University). There, myths and interesting information – which are about the traditional way of education and the related - await you.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Street Cau Giay, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

To prepare for the afternoon, the lunch time at KoTo Restaurant is offered to our visitors.

Our guide will escort you to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – the place for introducing, exhibiting, and storing cultural values of 54 tribes throughout Vietnam. The museum is a great attraction for anyone visiting Hanoi, for that visitors will have a close look at the cultures of 54 tribes in Vietnam by gazing at various ranges of artifacts, stories, and legends.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Train Street, Alley 224 Le Duan Kham Thien, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

Visit a recently-famous place in Hanoi – the Railway Alley. Take a short walk into the alley, sit down, enjoy a drink, and wait for the coming train. The feeling there is unique - not everyday in your life you can feel such a breath-taking moment.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hoa Phong Tower, Dinh Tien Hoang Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

Return to the heart of Hanoi – the Sword Lake (Hồ Gươm). You will take a while standing near Hòa Phong Tower, hear stories about the origin of the lake, Turtle Tower, the Post Office of Hanoi and the old Trang Tien Plaza – stories about the ancient and modern parts of Hanoi.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000 Vietnam

If guest want to see Water Puppet show after tour, our guide will take you to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater to enjoy showing.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up at your hotel in Old Town of Hanoi by the guide from The Essence of Hanoi.
  • Lunch - To prepare for the afternoon, the lunch time at KoTo Restaurant is offered to our visitors.
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Electricity Carts
  • Entry/Admission - Chua Tran Quoc
  • Entry/Admission - West Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Literature & National University
  • Entry/Admission - Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  • Entry/Admission - Train Street
  • Entry/Admission - Hoa Phong Tower
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Drinks on Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
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