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Hanoi Highlights​ ​and​ ​Hidden​ ​Gems Private Tour

4.6 / 5

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Hanoi Highlights​ ​and​ ​Hidden​ ​Gems Private Tour

From £29.62 per person

Explore the fascinating Old Quarter of Hanoi with a private guide and discover all its highlights and hidden gems. Visit the historic Hỏa Lò Prison and learn about the days of French colonialism in Vietnam.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter with a private guide
  • Visit one of the oldest temples in the city
  • Enjoy a traditional egg coffee
  • Learn the secret history of Hỏa Lò Prison
  • Discover an old bookshop full of treasures
Full description
Join the bustling street vendors and buzzing motorbikes of Hanoi on a private sightseeing tour and discover some of the city's hidden gems. Stroll through the city's biggest market and marvel at the array of goods on sale, from flowers to clothing and more.  Venture down narrow alleys to find 13th-century architecture, visit the oldest temple in the city and follow your nose to Ta Hien Street, famous for its delicious street food. Escape the usual tourist trail and discover an old bookstore with the oldest book in the city, and a historical house where president Ho Chi Minh wrote the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam.  Peek into temples and traditional houses, hear the legend of Hoàn Kiếm Lake, and stroll around the French Quarter with its impressive Opera House and colonial villas. Break for a local delicacy of egg coffee overlooking Hoàn Kiếm Lake before making your way to Hỏa Lò Prison. Get an insight into prison life during French colonial rule.
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • 1 local drink/tasting
  • Tickets for Hoa Lo Prison included
  • Small-group tour option available
  • CO2 emissions offset
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the statue of Hanoi Mua Dong (1946), on the left side of the Dong Xuan Market main entrance.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Very interesting tour with a very prepared guide, highly recommended!

We had a few hours to spend in Hanoi and we chose this tour to see as many things as possible. The Hoa guide was very good, he accompanied us through the super-busy streets of the old quarter, explaining to us in good English everything we saw and answering all the questions thoroughly. She was also very helpful in helping us with other things that were not about the tour, very good Hoa and absolutely recommended the tour !!

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20 February 2019

Very interesting and helpful guide with perfect English

20 January 2020

11 December 2019

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