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  1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Independence Palace

Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 20425
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Get a great orientation of Vietnam's largest city on a full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City and experience the fast-paced atmosphere as you visit historic sites. See the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda and more.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from Ho Chi Minh City hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the central district of Ho Chi Minh City, still referred to by locals as "Saigon"
  • Discover where the Vietnam War ended at the Reunification Palace
  • See 2 of the finest examples of French colonial architecture in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Wander the streets of the old city and experience the fast-paced and cosmopolitan vibe of Saigon
  • Go to the War Remnants Museum to see poignant displays about the futility of war
  • Admire the statues, pillars and mini-Buddhas of Giac Lam Pagoda
  • Stroll through the old market of Binh Tay
  • Explore Notre Dame Cathedral, made from stone shipped from France
Full description
Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on this full-day tour. Full of street vendors and glitzy, western-style bars, you will see all the major attractions from the history of Saigon - as the city was formerly known.

Start at the Reunification Palace, where the “American War’” officially ended a tank of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time, the residence of President of the Republic of Vietnam.

Go to the War Remnants Museum to see poignant displays, including the black and white photographs of the “Requiem” exhibit, dedicated to foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. Continue to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, two of the finest examples of French colonial architecture in the city.

After a lunch at the renowned Pho 2000, near bustling Ben Thanh Market, spend the afternoon at the 18th-century Giac Lam Pagoda, Saigon’s oldest pagoda temple. Admire the myriad mini-Buddhas and amazing Tree of Wandering Souls.

Then, end your tour at Thien Hau Pagoda and the Cholon district, home to the city’s 400,000 Chinese residents, many beautiful temples and pagodas, and the immense Binh Tay Market.
Includes
  • Entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please bring a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film and drinking water
• Wear comfortable walking shoes