Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Hanoi, from Heathrow or your local airport.
Day 2 Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you tour guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is at 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. Stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day watching a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Show.
Day 4 Halong Bay (BLD)
In the morning, journey through the rich farmlands passing the workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board a traditional wooden junk boat for your overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Visit the Surprise Cave and maybe take a refreshing swim on Titov Island. Optional activities include a cookery class, massage, kayaking and swimming.
Day 5 To Hue (B Brunch)
We start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, followed by breakfast, before exploring the Dark and Bright Caves. A tasty brunch will be served as the boat winds through the limestone landscapes. Disembark and journey back to Hanoi for some free time at your leisure. Late afternoon transfer to airport and fly to Hue, and be met by your local tour guide and transferred to the hotel.
Day 6 Hue (BL)
Hue was once Vietnam’s imperial capital and today you discover its historic significance at first hand. Cruise along the Perfume River to the 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 countryside, including the dramatic Hai Van Pass, to Hoi An. On arrival, check into your hotel. Hoi An, is easily explored on foot, and in 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. Lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Danang Airport, stopping en route to visit the Marble Mountain and 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; visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, and the city’s biggest wholesale market in Chinatown. This afternoon, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels situated on the city’s outskirts.
Day 11 Mekong Delta (BL)
A morning journey through the beautiful countryside of My Tho and Ben Tre province brings you to Hung Vuong Pier, where you 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 view bricks being made by hand, and My Long Village to see rice paper making and try some rice cakes. Continue along the canals, visiting a coconut workshop and bee garden for regional fruit, and a cup of honey tea accompanied by some local music. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant, and visit a fascinating local market. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12 Fly to UK (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Your 4★ Hotels
Hanoi 2018 Tours: 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.
Hanoi 2019 Tours: The Light Hotel 4★
The Light Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and is a short walk from many historical and cultural sites. There are 89 well-equipped rooms, a rooftop swimming pool, a restaurant, lounge and 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.
Tour Name: Classic Vietnam
Tour Code: CV12
Duration: 12 Day
Single supplement from £419
Land Only from £1,648
Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.
The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.
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- International flights departing from London Heathrow. Regional departures and flight upgrades are available on request.
- Domestic flights in economy class
- 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
- English speaking guides
- Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Entrance fees to the sites listed
- Airport taxes
- Local tips
- Personal spending
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees