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Classic Taste of Vietnam. tour - 8 Days

You'll get a taste for Vietnam

Tour Prices

fr £955pp

Valid between:

  • 04/01/2017 - 30/04/2017
  • 01/07/2017 - 22/12/2017

Rates based on twinshare

Price includes

  • 6nts hotel accommodation
  • 1nt cruise accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing as specified, entrance fees
  • Western Tour leader with minimum of 7 passengers
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Return transfers

Not included

  • International flights & visas

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

There are lots of wonderful tours of Vietnam available these days, but this eight day trip is ideal if time is short. Beginning in Saigon in the south and ending in Hanoi in the north, you see so many of the highlights of this fascinating country, delve in to its history, and meet the people. Along the way you visit the beautiful rugged islands of Halong Bay and enchanting Hoi An and have the benefit of a tour leader and experienced guides throughout.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Saigon

On arrival at Saigon you will be met at the airport and taken straight to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own seeing some of the sights. Tonight meet your fellow travellers and tour leader for welcome drinks and a briefing about all the exciting things you will be seeing and doing over the coming days. This is a great chance to get to know your fellow travellers and talk about the adventure that awaits. You will also be given a welcome pack with all the tour details included.

Accommodation: Classic Northern Hotel, Superior Room

Day 2: Saigon

Saigon is Vietnam’s commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Start your day by travelling to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Established as a means of waging guerrilla war, the tunnel network stretched over 155 miles and extended to three levels. Back to Saigon for lunch and in the afternoon, spend some time at the War Remnants Museum, walk through the heart of the city seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office and nearby Rue Catinat. Walk past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, and Municipal Theatre.

Accommodation: Classic Northern Hotel, Superior Room

Day 3: Saigon to Hoi An

Today you fly to Danang, and then drive to Hoi An. The enchanting World Heritage listed old town of Hoi An was Vietnam’s most active trading centre over many centuries and has been largely preserved. The architecture of the city reflects the influence of Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French and British traders. Arrive for lunch before taking a walking tour of Hoi An in the afternoon. Along the walk, visit an old merchant house, a Chinese assembly hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge in the Hoi An old town.

Accommodation: Classic Hoi An Historic Hotel, Superior Room

Day 4: Hoi An

Today is free for you to explore this enchanting and beautiful town with its many clothing shops, colourful fish market and river life. Return to some of the places you visited yesterday, have lunch in one of the local restaurants and see more of the sights. Alternatively you may wish to head to the nearby beach and chill out or just relax by the pool at your resort. After all the travelling across Vietnam and organised tours, this is a great chance to simply do nothing!

Accommodation: Classic Hoi An Historic Hotel, Superior Room

Day 5: Hoi An to Halong Bay

This morning rise early for your flight north to Hanoi then drive to Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay which has assumed an important position in Vietnamese legend for many centuries and continues to capture the imagination. On arrival transfer to the port and board your deluxe boat for the cruise out to the Bay, enjoying a fresh seafood lunch. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay has more than 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea. Overnight on the boat.

Accommodation: Classic Indochina Sails Boat, AC 2 Cabin

Day 6: Halong Bay to Hanoi

Today, rise early to make the most of Halong Bay’s stunning scenery. After breakfast, continue your exploration and discover what makes this area so unique. On the cruise back to Halong City, enjoy another tasty lunch. This afternoon travel to Hanoi where you take a walking tour of the backstreets to visit some markets and specialty food stores. You will have the opportunity to try some local dishes and in the process learn more about daily life and culinary customs and habits of the Vietnamese people.

Accommodation: Classic Golden Lotus Luxury, Standard Room

Day 7: Hanoi

Begin your discovery of the city with a walking tour through the bustling Old Quarter - 36 ancient streets where you can see the daily bustle of life around the markets. Continue to the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, starting at Ba Dinh Square, and visit the humble house on stilts from which ‘Uncle Ho’, ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. You can also view the Presidential Palace, and intriguing One Pillar Pagoda. Finally stop at the infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ - the former prison. Then spend your last night enjoying a group dinner at a top local restaurant.

Accommodation: Classic Golden Lotus Luxury, Standard Room

Day 8: Depart Hanoi

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. Possibly time for some more sightseeing or last minute shopping for souvenirs before you are picked up from your hotel by one of our tour representatives and driven to the airport to catch an onward flight and continue your south east Asia adventure or begin your journey back home. This comprehensive tour will give you a great insight into this fascinating country and its peoples.

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