St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi

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Hanoi: Instagram-Worthy Tour of City’s Most Scenic Spots

1. Hanoi: Instagram-Worthy Tour of City’s Most Scenic Spots

Start the tour while posing at St. Joseph's Cathedral and wandering around the central spots of the Old Quarter. Your professional guide will not only take special and cool shots for you, but also make your picture spectacular and unique. Next to the cathedral, you also can capture a nice shot at the Hanoi House Cafe with its ancient features surrounding you.   The next stop will be the Ceramic Mosaic Mural, the longest and the most colorful street which was built to celebrate 1,000 years of civilization in Hanoi. You can go along the street and choose the best scenes or go to the Long Biên Bridge to get the combination of both bridge and mural in your photos. Your next scenic spot will be West Lake with the panoramic view of the biggest lake in the city combined with oldest Buddhist temple, the Tran Quoc Pagoda. After that, you will pass by Phan Dinh Phung Street, crossing the Cua Bac Church and the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long. Last but not least, you also have the chance to snap Hanoi Train Street, one of the must-see places that cannot be left out.

Hanoi Old Quarter: 1-Hour Cyclo Tour

2. Hanoi Old Quarter: 1-Hour Cyclo Tour

After departure from the meeting point, which heads out once every hour, sit back and relax with your driver pedaling you from behind. Enjoy an unobstructed view, and take plenty of photos. The Old Quarter, with its unique architecture from the French colonial times, is the heart of Hanoi and is home to many city highlights. Observe the Dong Xuan Wholesale Market, Joseph Cathedral Church and the Opera House. Take in the beautiful view from Hoan Kiem Lake for the perfect photographs of the city. Ride with the cyclo at the perfect pace to enjoy some of the 36 shaded streets of this historic district. Admire the products made and sold on each street, such as sugar, bamboo, leather or silver.

Hanoi: Morning or Afternoon City Highlights Tour

3. Hanoi: Morning or Afternoon City Highlights Tour

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. Enjoy fresh fruit along the way. 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. 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.

Hanoi: Traditional Ao Dai Dress and Non La Hat Rental

4. Hanoi: Traditional Ao Dai Dress and Non La Hat Rental

If you are looking for an authentic experience in Hanoi, don't miss out on this Ao Dai rental service. Immerse yourself in the Vietnamese culture wearing a beautiful Ao Dai of your choice strolling through the scenic streets of Hanoi. Wear your Ao Dai along with a Non La conical hat and get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience. The Ao Dai is a deeply ingrained part of Vietnamese culture and mind. Seize the opportunity to wear an Ao Dai that has carried its national identity and spirit since its creation. An outstanding work of art, the Ao Dai is also popular in modern culture and worn by flight attendants, teachers, bankers, and students. Embark on a self-guided photo tour in your Ao Dai and take stunning pictures in front of famous monuments such as the Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House, Cathedral or the Long Bien Bridge. Make your stay in Vietnam unique and memorable.

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What people are saying about St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 116 reviews

Fifi was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and had a great personality to her which made the whole experience enjoyable. She also was able to adapt quickly to changes in schedule and route us efficiently so we could reduce the amount of time waiting in line. Would 10/10 recommend!

My daughter and I had an individual guide who was very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed exploring all the sites and gained understanding of the significance of these sites to Vietnamese culture. The egg coffee was great too!

It was a super nice tour, my guide Rumi was a very eay to chat to and showed me wonderful spots. She also encouraged me to take great pics! I am ver grateful for having booked the tour. Highly recommended!!!

It was fun to have a friendly tour guide, the trip more enjoyable.

excellent guide and excellent tour concentrated in 4 hours