Hoi An Riverfront

Destination

Vietnam Holidays

Bustling cities, beautiful scenery, ancient towns and sleepy shores

From bustling cities to sleepy shores; Vietnam boasts fascinating history, diverse culture and delightful cuisine that make for an unforgettable and iconic holiday of a lifetime.

Throughout the country the landscape offers complete contrast; from the unspoilt beaches in Danang, Mui Ne and Phu Quoc, to the authentic stilt-houses and floating markets on the Mekong Delta. 

Everywhere you turn, you’ll be faced with a stunning new vista, with tranquil villages, buzzing markets and green terrain making Vietnam the charming destination it is. Found in central Vietnam we recommend a visit to Hoi An, this ancient town has narrow streets, adorned with colourful Chinese lanterns and original wooden quaint buildings, take your time to wander around and a vibrant stroll like no other.

Destination Highlights
  • An overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Welcoming smiles of Vietnamese people
  • Interesting history, culture and cuisine
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the country
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT+7
  • Currency Vietnamese Dong (VND)
  • Visa Information As of 01 July 2016, the Vietnamese government have officially extended visa exemption for all British passport holders until 30 June 2018 for tourist stays of up to 15 days on single entry itineraries only. Please contact the Embassy of Vietnam if you require additional country and/or visa information.
  • Flight Time Approx. 12 hours direct from LHR.
  • Health Information All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Emma

Destination Manager

 “After a busy day exploring Ben Thanh Market, the Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, head to the rooftop bar of the Caravelle Hotel for live music and cocktails with a view. ”

Vanessa

Destination Specialist

“A great excursion from Hoi An is The Red Bridge cooking school in Hoi An. You visit the local market to purchase the ingredients, then take a boat trip to the school where you will be shown how to prepare and cook various dishes. Then it’s your turn to do the cooking, and best of all, you get to eat what you’ve cooked. ”

Our Vietnam destinations

Halong Bay

Vietnam

Halong Bay

Halong Bay
Old Post Office

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

Da Nang

Da Nang
Hoi An lanterns

Vietnam

Hoi An

Hoi An
Beach

Vietnam

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet
Phu Quoc Beach

Vietnam

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc
Hue

Vietnam

Hue

Hue
Bac Ha fields

Vietnam

Sapa

Sapa
Mekong Delta

Vietnam

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta
Huc Bridge over Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi Vietnam

Vietnam

Hanoi

Hanoi
Nha Trang

Vietnam

Nha Trang

Nha Trang

Types of Vietnam holidays

With Vietnam being such a diverse country there are many holiday types which can fit into this destination including touring, adventure and rail journeys.

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Direct flights to Vietnam currently take around 12 hours. There are currently direct flights from London Heathrow to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines. There are other indirect flights available with Thai Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines as well as other international carriers, durations will vary depending on where you travel via. 

There are various organised tours that include the 100 mile journey from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, by road this takes around 4 hours.  

You might also like these

We think you might also like to take a look at these destinations. If you'd like some advice, our Destination Specialists will be able to find something that is right for you.

Far East

Cambodia

Cambodia

Far East

Thailand

Thailand

Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Far East

China

China