Classic Vietnam Tour

12 Days

from £2365

This 12 days 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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2018 – 19

Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
You will take a scheduled flight from the UK 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 Surprise Cave and enjoy swimming or hiking on Titov Island. Optional activities include cookery class, massage, kayaking or swimming.

Day 5 To Hue (B Brunch)
We start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, then have breakfast on board. Explore the Dark and Bright Caves. Enjoy brunch as the boat winds through the limestone rocks. Disembark 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 historicalsignificance 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 leisure. 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 Mekong Delta (BL)
A morning transfer through the beautiful countryside of My Tho and Ben Tre province. On arrival at Hung Vuong Pier, board a boat to sail along the Ben Tre River – one of the tributaries of the Mekong – through scenic mangroves leading into the heart of the Mekong Delta. Stop at a traditional brick works to see how bricks are made by hand.Continue to My Long Village to see rice paper making and to enjoy some rice cake. Continuing along the canals, visit a coconut workshop and stop at a bee garden. Enjoy some local friuts with a cup of honey tea and listen to some local music. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant, and visit an interesting local market. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 12 Flight back to UK (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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

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: Bhaya Classic Cruise 5★

Luxury vessels offering cruises in Halong Bay. Cabins have modern amenities and an outside window. Morning Tai Chi sessions are offered on the sundeck.  There is a restaurant and bar.

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: Bay Hotel Saigon 4★

Within walking distance to the Opera House, guestrooms are air conditioned with modern amenities. There is a bar, restaurant and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool with great views.

Tour Name: Classic Vietnam

Tour Code: CV12
Duration:
 12 Day

12/04 – 23/04/18  £2,365
17/08 – 28/08/18  £2,365
19/10 – 30/10/18  £2,398
02/11 – 13/11/18  £2,398
16/11 – 27/11/18  £2,398

30/11 – 11/12/18  £2,398
18/01 – 29/01/19  £2,448
22/02 – 05/03/19  £2,448
29/03 – 09/04/19  £2,448
12/04 – 23/04/19  £2,448

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