Experience Hanoi like a local and tour the city’s attractions with the kids who live there. Perfect for families, the free walking tours include a choice of options, including a visit to the Temple of Literature, or tour of the Museum of Ethnology.
What to Expect
Explore Hanoi on an intimate and fully immersive full-day tour, with the kids who live there. See the main city sights for free, with a choice of options that all provide a great way to get culturally connected.
Most tours start at 09:00 and finish at approximately 14:00, making for a fun half-day adventure.
Option 1: Old Quarter & French Quarter
Stroll around the Old and French Quarters of Hanoi. Located near Hoan Kiem lake, the Old Quarter boasts the original street layout and architecture of old Hanoi. Learn how, at the beginning of the 20th century, the city consisted of only 36 streets, most of which are now part of the Old Quarter, with street names that reflect their original merhants.
Option 2: Museum of Ethnology
Tour the Museum of Ethnology in the Cầu Giấy District, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the city center. Learn about the country’s 54 officially recognized ethnic groups.
Option 3: Handicraft Village
Visit Bat Trang, a small village in the north of Vietnam, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) southeast of Hanoi city center. Admire the high quality ceramic and pottery products made in the village and exported worldwide.
Option 4: Ho Chi Minh Complex - Temple of Literature - West Lake
Step back in time and visit the Ho Chi Minh presidential complex and some of Hanoi’s incredible temples, such as the Temple of Literature.
Most tours start at 09:00 and finish at approximately 17:00, making for a full day of fun.
Option 1: Ho Chi Minh Complex - Temple of Literature - Sword Lake - Old Quarter
Explore the heart of Vietnam at the amazing Ho Chi Minh presidential complex. Tour Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, and the incredible pagoda temples. Stroll around the Old Quarter, and see city sights such as the Temple of Literature and Sword Lake.
Option 2: Temple of Literature - West Lake - Hoalo Prison - Museum of Ethnology
With this option, your guide will take you to the Temple of Confucius, or Temple of Literature. Visit the Imperial Academy and the first national university of Vietnam, constructed in 1076. See Hoalo Prison, once known as "The Hanoi Hilton," used during the Vietnam War to house political prisoners. Finally, visit the Museum of Ethnology and learn fun facts about Vietnam.
Option 3: Museum of Ethnology & Old Quarter, Including Long Bien Bridge
Explore the finest museum in Vietnam, and learn about the country’s 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. Then, walk through the enchanting Old Quarter and admire Long Bien Bridge.
Option 4: Old Quarter OR Museum of Ethnology & Bat Trang Pottery Village OR Van Phuc Silk Village
The final option includes a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, or a stroll around the Old Quarter. Alternatively, visit one of Vietnam’s handicraft villages, and learn how ancient pottery is made, or silk is produced.
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Tips and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Please note that cameras and cell phones are not permitted in the Ho Chi Minh complex
• Please dress appropriately for temple visit. No bare-shoulder T-shirts, or mini skirts allowed
• Ho Chi Minh Complex is open 5 days per week (closed Monday and Friday). Opening hours - November to March 08:00- 11:00; April to October - 07:30-10:30. Closed once per year in October, November or December for maintenance