Classic Vietnam Tour 17-18

13 Days

from £2298

This 13 day Classic Vietnam tour is ideal if you are wanting to see all the highlights of Vietnam within a shorter duration. Spending time in the vibrant and bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the relaxed and charming towns of Hue and Hoi An, and a luxury cruise on the spectacular Halong Bay. This tour will be sure to cover all you need to see on a flying visit to Vietnam.

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2017 – 18

Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
You will take a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Hanoi. Alternatively, we can arrange departures from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 3 Hanoi city tour (BL)
Experience the rich culture of Hanoi. Spend time at the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Vietnam History Museum and the Hanoi Opera House. Take a stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day by watching a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Show.

Day 4 Halong Bay (BLD)
In the morning by shuttle bus, journey through the rich farmlands and see the workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board the traditional wooden junk boat for the overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay cruising past beautiful rock formations. Visit the small floating fishing village of Vung Vieng. Optional activities include cookery class, massage, kayaking or swimming.

Day 5 To Hue (BL)
We start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, then have breakfast on board. Explore the Sung Sot Caves. Enjoy lunch as the boat winds through the limestone rocks. Disembark at midday and take the shuttle bus back to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, enjoy free time at your leisure. Late afternoon transfer to airport. Fly to Hue, met by your local tour guide and transfer to hotel.

Day 6 Hue (BL)
Hue was once Vietnam’s imperial capital and today you experience its historical significance first hand. Cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, visit the Citadel and ornate tombs of former emperors, and experience a local market.

Day 7 To Hoi An (BL)
A three-hour drive takes you through some stunning rural and coastal scenery, including the dramatic Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. On arrival, check into your hotel. Hoi An is easily explored on foot, and the afternoon, embark on a short walking tour.

Day 8 Hoi An (B)
Day at leisure to enjoy the ancient town of Hoi An. Optional tours include a cooking class or cycle ride to the local beach.

Day 9 To Ho Chi Minh City (BL)
This morning is at lesure. Transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch head to Danang airport. Stop en route to visit Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City tour and Cu Chi (BL)
Today, experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh City on a half-day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour, visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, and the city’s biggest wholesale market in Chinatown. This
afternoon, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels on the city’s outskirts.

Day 11 To Mekong (BL)
After breakfast, pick up by your tour guide and driver at the hotel and transfer through the beautiful countryside of My Tho and Ben Tre province. Take a boat ride, visit the islands, join the folk music performance and visit a local family producing coconut delicacies. Depart from My Tho, we drive on to Can Tho, the hub of the Mekong Delta and its largest city.

Day 12 Drive to Ho Chi Minh City (BL)
Transfer to the port and board a sampan for a cruise through the picturesque canals and waterways. Visit Cai Rang Floating Market and witness the local life. In the afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in to your hotel.

Day 13 Flight back to UK (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Your 4★ Hotels
Hanoi: The Ann Hanoi
Halong Bay: Lavela Classic Cruise
Hue: Eldora Hotel
Hoi An: Thanh Binh Riverside
Ho Chi Minh City: Harmony Saigon
Can Tho: West Hotel

Hanoi: The Ann Hanoi 4★

Located next to the Old Quarter, close to the Hanoi Opera House, National Museum of Vietnamese History and from Ba Dinh Square Square. Facilities include an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar.

Halong Bay: Lavela Classic Cruise 5★

A very comfortable and stylish vessel with 28 cosy cabins with private bathrooms. There is a spacious deck area with sun loungers and the restaurant.

Hue: Eldora Hotel 4★

Centrally located, the Eldora Hotel offers stylish guestrooms. There is an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and free WiFi access throughout the hotel.

Hoi An: Thanh Binh Riverside 4★

Located on the banks of the River Thu Bon. There is an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and the comfortable guestrooms have views of the river.

Ho Chi Minh City: Harmony Saigon 4★

Within walking distance of Ben Thanh market, the Harmony Hotel offers an indoor pool, fitness centre and spa. The restaurant offers great views over the city.

Can Tho: West Hotel 4★

Within walking distance of Ben Thanh market, the Harmony Hotel offers an indoor pool, fitness centre and spa. The restaurant offers great views over the city.

Tour Name: Classic Vietnam

Tour Code: CV13
Duration:
 13 Day

Depart   Return     from
25/10 – 06/11/17 £2298
15/11 – 27/11/17 £2298
29/11 – 11/12/17 £2298
24/01 – 05/02/18 £2298
28/02 – 12/03/18 £2298
14/03 – 26/03/18 £2298

 

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Single supplement from £419

Land Only from £1,498

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International flights and domestic flights
  • 4★ accommodation
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Transfers
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees