Sunset on Halong Bay

8 Day Escourted Tour Itinerary

Classic Vietnam

History, culture and natural beauty

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One of our signature journeys designed for travellers keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam, but with less time to spare. Contrast the bustle of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with an overnight cruise at the  beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay and enjoy the historical and cultural depths of Hoi An and Hue in Central Vietnam. This is Asia at its best.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • The cultural centre of Vietnam, Hanoi
  • Cruise through picturesque Halong Bay
  • Water puppetry at Thang Long Theatre
  • Enchanting Hoi An
  • The former Imperial City of Hue
  • Ho Chi Minh city, The Pearl of the Far East

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
8 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International and domestic flights as detailed
  • Accommodation as detailed in double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Hotels featured for departures from November 2017 are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Services of an English speaking local driver/guide
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing as detailed
  • Meals included as stated; Please note: Breakfast is usually a Western style buffet in your hotel. Most other meals are taken at local restaurants.
Not included
  • Visa fees (from 01 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 only, British nationals do not require a visa to enter Vietnam for tourist stays of up to 15 days).
  • Beverages during meals
  • Tips for the driver/guide
  • Optional excursions
  • Hanoi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Interesting cultural and historic monuments
    • Visit The Ho Chi Minh Museum
  • Halong Bay

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding natural beauty
    • Explore the Sung Sot Caves
    • Tai Chi on the sundeck
  • Hue

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit the Imperial Citade
    • Take a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River
    • Explore the Heavenly Lady pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery
  • Hoi An

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Tu Duc Royal Tomb
    • Take a photo stop at Marble Mountains
    • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi
    • Explore the French Colonial district
    • Shop for souvenirs at the famous Ben Thanh Market