Private Half-Day Hanoi City Tour
4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)Depart from
Your Hanoi city hotelReturn to
Transfer you back to your hotelTime of departure
8:30am, 11:30am, 2pm, 3pm
Tour description provided by Viator
Exploring the beauty and ancient values of Hanoi by joining our tour which is flexibly designed with the hope of fulfilling your desire and time budget, including the following optional itineraries. Choose from either of the below:
Classic City: discover some famous architectural and cultural spots as well as experiencing the Vietnamese local daily life.
West Lake Route: enjoying the poetic beauty of the West Lake and surrounding areas
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Small group ensures personal service
- Hotel pickup included
- Small-group tour
- Comprehensive tour of the city
Option 1: Classic City program
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi downtown . You will then move to the gathering place at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Our tour starts with a visit to the first national university of Vietnam – Temple of Literature (Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam) – which was built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. The following stop-off is Quan Su Pagoda, the head-quarter of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha where many important Vietnamese Buddhist activities are held.
After leaving the architectural and cultural spots, you will experience the daily life of Hanoians at the bustling and noisy Thinh Yen Flea Market. Next, lunch will be served at a Hanoi traditional restaurant. After a short rest, you will continue to visit the Hanoi 36 Old Streets. Our half-day tour will end at Dong Xuan Market, one of the biggest and oldest markets in Hanoi. You can do some shopping before our motorbike-driver transfer you back to your hotel.
You can choose your desire tourist attractions to go, as the following list:
(1) Pagodas: Tran Quoc pagoda or Ngoc Son pagoda or One-pillar pagoda, etc.
(2) Museums: Vietnam Women’s Museum or Vietnam National Museum of History, etc.
(3) Markets: Dong Xuan market or Cho Troi market or Chau Long market, etc.
Option 2: West Lake Route
The half-day tour will lead you to travel a full circle of the West Lake (approximately 17 km). You can choose to visit 3-4 optional ancient pagodas and temples in the surrounding area, including Tran Quoc, Tu Lien, Tao Sach pagodas and Phu Tay Ho, Mau Lieu Hanh temples. Also, you are set free time to relax in a lakeside coffee shop for some Vietnamese coffee and tea. The best time to operate the West Lake Route motorbike tour is in Spring and Autumn when the view of West Lake turns to be romantic and poetic with cool breezes, refreshing smell of grass and the powdered gold sunshine.
Your Hanoi city hotel
8:30am, 11:30am, 2pm, 3pm
4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Transfer you back to your hotel
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- English speaking local guide
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water and wet tissues
- Private Car
- Gratuties (optional)
- Personal expenses
- This trip includes visits to temples and pagodas, travelers wearing shorts and miniskirts will not permitted to enter
- Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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