Classic Vietnam

Hoi An12 Days

from £2,448

This 12 day Classic Vietnam tour is ideal if you wish to see all the highlights of Vietnam in a fewer days. 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. If you would like to spend a little longer in this beautiful country why not extend your tour with our selection of tailor-made extensions, and unwind on the beautiful beaches of Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc or Nha Trang, see the spectacular rice fields in the northern village ‘Sapa’, or relax on a Mekong River Cruise.

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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.

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

Depart Return Price from
16/11/18 27/11/18 £2,398
30/11/18 11/12/18 £2,398
18/01/19 29/01/19 £2,448
22/02/19 05/03/19 £2,448
29/03/19 09/04/19 £2,448
12/04/19 23/04/19 £2,448
18/10/19 29/10/19 £2,448
01/11/19 12/11/19 £2,448
22/11/19 03/12/19 £2,448
07/02/20 18/02/20 £2,448
28/02/20 10/03/20 £2,448
27/03/20 07/04/20 £2,448
24/04/20 05/05/20 £2,448

 

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.

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

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 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
  • Transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Airport taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees