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Private Tour Ha Noi City Overnight Shore Excursion from Ha Long Bay

Hanoi Capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private transfers and touring with a guide and a driver
    • One night at the prestigious Hilton Hanoi Opera - Deluxe room, Double/Twin occupancy
    • Lunch at the deluxe Wild Rice restaurant, featuring fine Vietnamese cuisine
    • A very special visit to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum
    • A once in a life time one hour cyclo tour through Hanoi's old city
    • Time in the evening for a leisurely stroll around nearby Hoan Kiem lake.
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Literature & National University
    • Entry/Admission - Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
    • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses

  • Day 1: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi Capital

    Stop At: Temple of Literature & National University, Quoc Tu Giam Street Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Your guide will we waiting for you at the cruise ship pier ready to tell you stories about life in his beloved country. Hanoi is about 3.5 hours away - just enough time to get you prepared for an extremely memorable experience. You'll spend the day touring this wonderful city with its ochre-coloured colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Hanoi is charming. Its French-Asian.

    One of your visits will be to the Temple of Literature, which was the 1st University in Vietnam. During 1076 - 1779, 2,313 doctors graduated. In 1484 Emperor Le Thanh Tong started the tradition of printing the names of the laureates of the university on stone steles, which were placed on top of stone turtles.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    We will take you to the Lake of Restored Sword. The Lake of the Restored sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) is the site where King Le Loi is said to have been handed a sword by a turtle, and gone on to use this sword to vanquish invaders, before the turtle came and took the sword back and returned to the depths of the lake. Turtles are still occasionally spotted surfacing in the lake.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ngoc Son Temple, Dinh Tien Hoang St. Old Quarter - Hoàn Kiêm Lake, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Ngoc Son Temple, a charming small pagoda on an island in the lake, accessed by a small footbridge. It is rumored that Ho Chi Minh once attended this pagoda disguised as a cyclo driver during the French occupancy
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Street Cau Giay, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Your afternoon will be jam-packed. A short drive out of Hanoi brings you to the serene Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays) that offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Drive back to central Hanoi for an hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarter to enjoy the bustling local life, then cap off the day with a show at the water puppet theater - a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes of rural life and episodes of national history.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Vietnamese Traditional Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hilton Hanoi Opera

    Day 2: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay

    Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, 2 Hung Vuong Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    After breakfast, check out and meet your guide at hotel lobby. This will be a very special morning with a visit the historic Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, an imposing monument where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” resides. (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed every Monday & Friday, all afternoons and from late September until December). Behind the Mausoleum, you can see Ho Chi Minh's House. The simple house where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked is made of wood and enjoyed a tranquil setting, with a view of a lotus pond. Ho Chi Minh’s belongings are on display and you can walk up the steps of his house to see his bedroom
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: One Pillar Pagoda, Ong Ich Khiem St, Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    A short walk from the mausoleum is the lotus shaped One Pillar Pagoda – resting on a single stone pillar emerging from the water.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Cai Lan port, Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Cai Lan Port or where ship docking nearbyDates: See AvailabilityReturn point: FlexiblePorts
    • Cai Lan port, Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
    Return Detail :
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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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Organised by Maximus Travel Vietnam

Activity ID: V-34602P25

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