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Private Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Mausoleum, Temple & Pagoda

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

Private Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Mausoleum, Temple & Pagoda

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 58 per person

Get a feel of Hanoi's local culture while seeing the city's highlights and mingling with the locals on this private half-day tour. Choose from either the morning or afternoon departure.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
We'll pick you up at your hotel around the Old Quarter
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Experience

Highlights
  • Participate in this comprehensive private tour of the city
  • Enjoy the comfort of free hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda
  • See the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university
  • Marvel at the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi
Full description

Explore Hanoi and see its highlights on a morning or afternoon city tour by van. See the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and more.

Begin your tour at the Hanoi Opera House in the French Quarter and wonder at one of the city's main architectural landmarks. Then head to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism.

Make your way to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for the Vietnamese. The complex is a traffic-free area full of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, and for at least 2 months (June 15-August 15) for annual maintenance but you can still take pictures of the Mausoleum and walk around the area) Go to Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi, before concluding your tour at St. Joseph's Cathedral to learn about religion in Vietnam. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886.

(The itinerary may change due to weather and operating conditions)
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee
  • Private transfer
  • Gratuties (optional)
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

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  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays
  • The Ho Chi Minh museum is closed in the afternoons on Fridays
  • This trip includes visits to temples/pagodas and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, travelers wearing shorts and miniskirts will not be allowed to enter
  • Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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Our guide was nice and tried hard, but unfortunately his English wasn't very good, so he couldn't answer most of our questions. His knowledge of the history of Vietnam was not particularly good either, it happened several times that he mixed up the dates. We really wanted to go to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (on Sundays). We queued forever (over 1.5 hours), when we got out the queue was gone. A tour guide should be expected to know when the ideal time to visit is.

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January 2, 2023

Phong, our tour guide is great! He's not hesitant to serve our small requests. This is a good tour. It is on time and as planned.

December 30, 2022

December 20, 2022

Product ID: 124709