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Best of Hanoi City Full day - Private Tour

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Best Of Hanoi City Full Day Private Tour With Lunch Discover The One Pillar Pagoda, A Significant Emblem For The Hanoi People Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum As Well As His Modest Residence On Stilts Learn More About The Vietnam Ethnic Groups Inside The Museum Visit The Museum Of Ethnology, Devoted To Vietnam's 54 Ethnic Groups Wander Around The First University Quoc Tu Giam
Best of Hanoi City Full day - Private Tour
9.4Excellent - 27 reviews
1 day
Hanoi /Hanoi
Hanoi - Temple of Literature - One Pillar Pagoda - Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi Old Quarter
1 Lunch
Book with Flexibility
9.4Excellent - 27 reviews
Departure:  Daily departure from Hanoi
Daily departure from Hanoi
Category:  City Tours
Why you’ll love this trip?
  • Visit the final resting place of the greatest Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum and the first University of Vietnam
  • Learn about the diverse ethnic groups that populate Vietnam at the Museum of Ethnology
  • Get the chance to discover Hanoi's amazing Old Quarter aboard a cyclo

Tour Price

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US $79/pax

US $158

Trip itinerary

Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city, has many corners to discover, customs to learn, new sensations to feel, and many experiences to live. We will learn about those stories by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Literature Temple, and Hoan Kiem Lake. We will witness Hanoi's bustling rhythm will be observed in the charming Old Quarter. There are still many things that will captivate you so discover Hanoi with us!

Full Day: Temple of Literature - One Pillar Pagoda - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum


8:00: You will be picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter and embark on your journey to the Temple of Literature, also known as Quoc Tu Giam, the first university of Vietnam. It was originally a school for princes and royal descendants but eventually changed into a school for high-achieving commoners.

Then, visit One Pillar Pagoda, an important landmark for Hanoians. As you step foot in the pagoda, you can view the surrounding terrain, related with historical imagery as if transporting us to a heroic past to commemorate and be grateful for their outstanding merit.

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is close by. Now, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into the life and legacy of President Ho Chi Minh, explore his house on stilts, and gain a profound understanding of this revered figure's enduring influence

NOTE: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museums is closed on Monday and Friday, so there will be other alternative options if you depart on Monday and Friday

It’s lunchtime. Let’s relish a hearty meal at a restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Hope it meets your taste!


Visit the Museum of Ethnology - a one-of-a-kind museum devoted to Vietnam's 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. 

In this museum, you will have an opportunity to view artifacts, films, and photographs that describe the daily lives, costumes, clothing, and farming implements with customs and habits of many ethnic minorities around Vietnam.

After the enriching adventure, it’s time to return to Hanoi's Old Quarter and say bye to our guide. 

Optional: You can opt for a Hanoi Cyclo and Water Puppet Show With Dinner tour to get more exciting experiences.

Our tour will end around 16:30, and get dropped off at your hotel. Thanks for choosing Bestprice Travel! Look forward to seeing you again!

The One Pillar Pagoda, A Significant Emblem For The Hanoi People

The One Pillar Pagoda, A Significant Emblem For The Hanoi People

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Last update 17:19 Saturday 04 Feb 2023

Important Notes:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museums is closed on Monday and Friday so there will be other alternative options if you depart on Monday and Friday.
  • We suggest a small, lightweight pack for cameras, extra film, ad drinking water.
  • Please dress modestly for the temple visits. Non-sleeve shirts and short trousers are not allowed inside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
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1 Lunch


  • Private transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at hotel.
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Cyclo tour for one hour
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • All taxes & services charge.
  • Lunch at Vietnamese restaurant

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 27 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Itinerary 9.2
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Tour guide 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.2
  • Transportation 9.5
Excellent - Sofia
Well-done trip

Our trip organized by BestPrice Travel was convenient, but not without flaws. While they were responsive to our messages, the transfers and tour guides fell short of our expectations at times. Despite the minor hiccups, Vietnam's charm and hospitable locals made the experience worthwhile.

Excellent - Natalia Bogumila
Poland Poland
Great service

The hotel offered was excellent and offered very good service and accommodation. The food at the hotel and the recommended restaurant were also very good. Your service meets and exceeds our expectations.

Excellent - Mr.William Koo
United States United States
wonderful day in Hanoi

Again, the tour guide exceeded expectations. He pays attention to details such as our diet and even give us some recommendations for dinner and massage tonight. The driver was also excellent, very safe and punctual. Lunch today was just average, the dishes were flavorful, but the meat was too tough. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the Vietnamese hospitality.

Excellent - Mr Choi & mr Lee
Vietnam Vietnam
Amazing !!!!!

Very good service, thanks a lot.
Guide - Mr Tom is very funny.

Excellent - Ms.Bichha Kato
United States United States
Wonderful Guide

I thought that the cruise and both tours in Hanoi were very good. Our tour guide, Tom, in Hanoi did a wonderful job. He was knowledgeable, yet sincere and approachable

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For the private day city tour highlights, since I will be scheduling a Monday tour which means the Mausoleum will be closed, is it possible to add the hao lo prison to the itinerary?


Yes you can change from Mausoleum to Hoa Lo prison, or add some extra if you want to go to extra place for city tour

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