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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Hanoi Private Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Hanoi from a unique perspective! Get to know Hanoi on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all!

Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Hanoi at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Hoa Lo Prison, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Ta Hien Street and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included.

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private Tour
    • Local Guide
    • 1 local drink/tasting
    • Tickets for Hoa Lo prison included
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Extra Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dong Xuan Market, Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi 10000 Vietnam

    Meet your local guide at Dong Xuan Market and have a look around it

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bach Ma Temple, 76 Hang Buom Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    Head into the centres oldest temple with a famous statue

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ta Hien Street, Hanoi Vietnam

    See the Old Quarters most famous street and what makes it so popular

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hang Bac Temple, 102 Hang B_c, Hanoi Vietnam

    Without even realising you will find yourself in a hidden temple that even locals don’t know about

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hoan Kiem District Library, 42 Nha Chung Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    Visit the old bookstore in Hanoi

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ngoc Son Temple, Dinh Tien Hoang St. Old Quarter - Hoàn Kiêm Lake, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    Go into Ngoc Son Temple otherwise known as ‘turtle temple’ - find out why!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Joseph's Cathedral, 40 Nha Chung Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    See Hanoi’s only Cathedral and get a look inside and admire the old architecture

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hoa Lo Prison, 1 Hoa Lo St Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000 Vietnam

    Finish off the tour at the old French prison and gain understanding of Hanois tragic past. The host will leave you to further explore the prison or help you get back to your hotel

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Đồng Xuân Market, Chợ Đồng Xuân, Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
    Return Detail :
    Hoa Lo Prison Relic, 1 Hoả Lò, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Private tour: only you & your local guide
    • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P390

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