Hanoi Free City Tour
Hanoi Free City Tour is made for you who want to really discover the capital of Vietnam – Hanoi!
Let’ see what you can get from Free Hanoi city tour!
- Have the local feeling
- Save time and money (Only pay for the transport, tickets during the tour)
- A local who really knows the city
Tour Type: Local Life & Culture Discovery, Customized Tour, Guided City Tour
CITY TOUR INFORMATION:
- Duration: Half-day or Full Day
- Time: 8.30 –12:00 or 14:00 – 17.30
- Language: English
- Type: Private Tour (Group tour if required)
- Transportation: Walking, Taxi or (Private Car if required – Highly recommended)
City Tour Guides: English Speaking Local University Students
- Our guides are well-trained member from Hanoi Free Local Tours. Not only are they fluent in English, but also they have a wide background knowledge in Hanoi culture and history.
- No matter are you a solo-traveler or with your group, you never feel lost in this crowded city once you go with us. Your guide – your local traveling partner will pick you and your friends/family up at the hotel you staying and take you to the best local street food stalls that only locals know in Hanoi.
|Itinerary for the city tour|
|We pick you up at your hotel or hostel|
|We wander around Hoan Kiem lake and listen to its legend.|
|Then we get inside St. Joseph Cathedral which is the largest church in Hanoi. Take a cup of ice tea near the church.|
|It takes 5 minutes to go to Hoa Lo prison. You can see the brutality of the French during the war, and the humanity of Vietnamese government to American pilots|
|We stop at some traditional eateries to have lunch with Bun Cha, Pho or other foods.|
|We take a taxi to pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex:
|The final destination is Temple of Literature that is the first national university in Vietnam.|
|We take you back your hotel or hostel.|
Hanoi City Tour Introduction:
Going around the main destinations of the capital like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake with a free local guide is a best choice for ones who would like to know more about the city, especially travelers.
This tour is organized by local university students who want to improve themselves by doing the volunteer job as a tour guide.
Full-Day Hanoi City Tour Details:
After picking you up at your hotel ( if it is in the Old Quarter), the Free city Tour will start with Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake).
- Hoan Kiem Lake ( 8:30Am pick -up at your hotel)
The heart of Hanoi Old Quarter, walk around the lake for sightseeing, enjoy an ice cream, or take a cyclo, a very fun way to travel to Hanoi Old Quarter.
2. Visiting St. Joseph’s Cathedral (9:30)
It is 100-year-old catholic church built by french in Hanoi, right in french quarter. Visiting this destinations, you will have chance to know more about the variety of religions in Vietnam, and also the little Paris in Hanoi.
3. Hoa Lo prison: (10:20)
A very famous political prison was built by french to arrest Vietnamese political prisoners, then Vietnam used to arrest American pilots during the war, including John Sidney McCain
John Sidney McCain III is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 1987. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama
It seems to be a historic museum with prison’s cells, guillotines and remains of Vietnamese prisoners. Besides, there are some rooms displaying tools and artifacts that American pilots had left when they were captured in Hoa Lo prison. More iconically, they called Hoa Lo prison as ” Hilton hotel” because of humanity treatment of Vietnamese government
4. Temple of Literature: 11:30Am
The Temple of Literature is often cited as one of Hanoi’s most picturesque tourist attractions.
Originally built as a university in 1070 dedicated to Confucius, scholars and sages, the building is extremely well preserved and is a superb example of traditional-style Vietnamese architecture. No Vietnamese does not know Temple of Literature – the symbol of education. Especially, in exam season, it is Must-go place for students and their parents to go with a view to passing the exam with flying colors. Besides, there has a variety of ancient sirtes such as doctoral steles, pavilions and passageways that you only see here.
There are some destinations that you should pay a visit to at least once namely, Hoan Kiem lake, Hoa Lo prison, St. Joseph Cathedral, Long Bien bridge and Dong Xuan market,…
5. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: 13:30
It is the resting place of Ho Chi Minh who is our greatest president. The mausoleum is modeled on Lenin’s mausoleum in Russia.Hanoi Old Quarter: Packed with charming colonial architecture, Buddhist temples and pagodas, the Old Quarter, located near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, is Hanoi’s major commercial district. Its heart and soul is exposed in the ancient commercial streets which are named after their original businesses dating back about 1,000 years.
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