- Visit all of Hanoi’s can’t-miss sights in half a day
- See one of Vietnam’s most iconic pagodas
Perfect for those wanting to discover the history and culture of Hanoi but with little time to spare, this half-day tour takes you around the key landmarks of the Vietnamese capital, including the Temple of Literature, One-Pillar Pagoda, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Beginning with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, you’ll travel in a private car with a guide to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, always a highlight of visits to Vietnam, where you will see the mausoleum of the man known as the ‘Old Father of Vietnam’ and its leader during the Vietnam War. Also here is ‘Uncle Ho’s house on stilts’, a perfect illustration of his uncomplicated lifestyle.
The One-Pillar Pagoda is one of the most iconic in Vietnam, rebuilt after the French destroyed in during the first Indochina War. You will also visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature, where you’ll find a pleasantly calming atmosphere even when busy, and the first university in Vietnam. Pausing for a cup of superb Vietnamese coffee or a fruit juice from a street stall before heading back to your hotel, you can reflect on the fact that you’ve managed to take in all the key sights on a fast-paced but fascinating tour of Hanoi.