Free Hanoi French Quarter Tour

A Free Walking Tour is made for you who want to explore Hanoi in a true local way!

Things to do in Hanoi - opera House



  • Well-trained local Guides
  • Really understand the culture of Hanoi
  • Meet locals and have fun
  • Shopping!
  • Save money (We will have you avoid the annoying scams for travelers)
  • Save Time (We show you where to go)

Tour information:

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Starting time: 8:30; 14:30 17:30 or 18:00
  • Pick-up, Drop off: Your hotel (If in the old quarter, if not – The meeting point)
  • Transportation: Walking
  • Language: English
  • Price: Free

Our tours are free, you only need to pay for the taxi, tickets, foods the tours. Besides, we would love to have your feedback and review in 6 hours after the tours,

  • Feedback form will be sent to you via Email after the tour and this process may take you 2 – 3 minutes, but Please, please agree to do it. This is very important to improve our services, continue run the organization.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We pick you up at your hotel or hostel on time.
Hoan Kiem Lake – the lake of returned sword ( If you do both the old quarter and French Quarter Tour we will pass Hoan Kiem Lake)

We will discover the Old Quarter of Hanoi

  • Hanoi Opera House
  • Hanoi Opera House
  • St.Joseph’s Cathedral
  • Hoa Lo Prison
A drink for the last stop
Drop off at your hotel


This Hanoi walk takes us through the colonial architecture of the precinct known as the French Quarter. The Opera House, The Metropole Hotel, the Vietnam History Museum and other important architectural and historical landmarks are located here. And there are plenty of other interesting street scenes as well.

  • Hoan Kiem Lake (40 minutes)

Hoan Kiem Lake is considered a “Pearl of the Capital”, or  a “Flower basket in the heart of the city”

  • Hanoi Opera House

Priced at VND 100,000 upwards, visitors can enjoy classical performances ranging from Vietnamese opera and dance performances to sketches and music concerts by world-renowned artists.

·Address: 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District

·Hanoi Tel: +84 43 933 0113

·Price Range: VND 100,000 – VND 2,000,000

  • St.Joseph’s Cathedral

An Neo-Gothic Cathedral located in the heart of Hanoi Capital, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the representative evidence of the French colonial architecture.

  • Hoa Lo Prison

Maison Centrale in Hanoi, also known as Hoa Lo Prison or the ‘Hanoi Hilton’, housed Vietnamese revolutionaries and American POWs during the Vietnam War.

The fortress was once a vast colonial-style prison, most of which was torn down in the 1990s.

·Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:00

·Address: 1 Hoa Lo Street, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

·Tel: +84 43 824 6358 Price Range: VND 30,000

hoa lo prison
hoa lo prison

Hanoi French Quarter Reviews

i truely enjoy this city tour with may lovely girl. she tell n show us arround city n old quarter and help us bargain for the clothes n fruit n show us the address that we need. Bring us to the first egg coffee shop, great nice caphe. thanks to her this beautiful young girl n helpful jenny, thanks for the organisation, without you guys th trip wont be so wonderful.

I took a free local tour with this student run group to learn more about the history of the city and the cultural heritage of Vietnamese people.

I spent around 7 hours with Chi who arrived early to pick me up from where I was staying. I immediately felt welcomed and enlivened by her high energy, enthusiasm, and openness. I was impressed by her knowledge of the prominent landmarks such as the Temple of Literature, Sword Lake, Hoa Lo Prison, and more. Thanks to her expertise, I was able to ask her questions to inform my decisions on the sites I wanted to visit for the tour. Her vocabulary in English is extensive so she was able to provide accurate descriptions of different historic or cultural aspects of each sit and answered complex questions.

The tour can be highly customized since the agenda is controlled by both you and the guide, and whoever else may be on the tour with you. I highly recommend this tour and would like to thank Chi very much for providing me such a wonderful experience in Hanoi.

How to go, time and and local free guide.

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