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Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi Small-Group Adventure Tour

  • Discover Hanoi’s highlights on a city sightseeing tour
  • Tour the sights with ease and learn about them and Ho Chi Minh via a guide
  • Visit Hoa Lo Prison, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and the Temple of Literature
Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi Small-Group Adventure Tour
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Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi Small-Group Adventure Tour
Seeing the highlights of Hanoi without a guide means you may miss hidden details and the story of Ho Chi Minh, the communist leader who led Vietnam to independence. Visit the sights, uncover their past, and hear Ho Chi Minh’s story from a guide on this small-group, half-day tour. Explore St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hoa Lo Prison, and more, with lunch, air-conditioned minivan transport, and entrance fees all included.
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Hanoi and ride an air-conditioned minivan into the bustling streets. En route, listen as your guide talks about Hanoi’s history and Ho Chi Minh, the communist leader who was Vietnam’s president from 1945 to 1969.

Visit the Temple of Literature, founded in 1070 and once the site of a university. Then, continue to a teahouse to sample green teas with snacks, such as green bean cakes, and learn about tea’s role in Vietnamese culture.

Explore Hoa Lo Prison, dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” by US pilots in the Vietnam War. Hear how prisoners were confined here and tour the cells and exhibitions to learn about their fates.

View 19th-century St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake to see the Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple. Finally, enjoy a local lunch before leaving to continue exploring independently.
Reviews (59)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Hanoi city highlights

Really enjoyed the tour... Tour guide was great and has a great insight into the local history and places we visited... Never too many questions! Would highly recommend to all

Thank Wander820858
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Hanoi Highlights with Lucky

Today I got to experience the highlights of Hanoi with our Guide - Lucky - and I would highly recommend this trip to anyone that would like to visit some prominent feature of Hanoi with the help of a guide. Lucky’s humour and knowledge was...More

Thank astragrl
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour, fantastic guide

Decided to take this tour as had only short time at disposal. Was a very private and enlightening tour. It gives u a good insight into Vietnam culture and rich history. Tour started on time, small group so was more personalized; experienced temple, prison, local...More

Thank Passport780906
Michael_UAVN, Manager at Hanoi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Wow what a fantastic read. Loved that we were able to show you what Vietnam is about with your limited time here. Lucky did a fantastic job with presenting the tour. Thank you for choosing Urban Adventures, we hope to see you again soon! Mikey...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Great tour, super guide

Had a free day on a business trip in Vietnam and toured Hanoi this morning with Hanoi Urban Adventures. Lucky was there at the steps of the Hanoi Opera House - and I arrived on time but he anticipated my arrival so completely he pretty...More

Thank Jim P
Michael_UAVN, Manager at Hanoi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

How awesome is that. Lucky got 6 stars, thank you. Thanks for giving us a go and I'm so proud that we were able to provide an incredible experience. Not only did you enjoy the tour but you also get to see it from a...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Very good tour wtih Tham

I was in Hanoi in June 2018 for business, with two (non-consecutive) free days for sightseeing. One of those days I used for a day trip to Ha Long Bay (which I also highly recommend), but for the other free day I wanted to see...More

Thank mstephen2018
Michael_UAVN, Manager at Hanoi Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

How luck are you to get a private tour. Tham is a lovely guide, and you're right she has not been with us for very long but her wealth of knowledge rivals the veterans. That's why we love all of our local guides. I hope...More

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16 July 2018|
Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up from our hotel, so you would have to ask them