Sunset on Halong Bay

8 Day Escorted Tour Itinerary

Classic Vietnam Tour

History, culture and natural beauty

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

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

8 days
Guide Price
£1,889 per person
Price based on
Based on 29 August 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Vietnam Airlines, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private or Group basis, Escorted
  • 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 2018 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
  • Until June 2021, British Nationals can stay in Vietnam for upto 15 days without a visa. For stays of 15-30 days, an e-visa is required. For stays over 30 days, you should contact your nearest embassy.
  • 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 Citadel
    • 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