Heritage Hanoi

Half-Day Tour

Small Groups

Iconic Landmarks

From past to present this magical tour of Hanoi showcases the connection between the people, community and the past that has shaped them.

Let this magical tour take you from past to present Hanoi, showcasing the connection between the community and its people. Hanoi’s history flows through strength, conflict, stamina, and pride. On this specially crafted tour, you’ll discover the events of Vietnam’s history and how they have shaped Hanoi’s society today.

Why choose this tour?

Experience a combination of culture, history, and society

Travel in modern, air-conditioned comfort

Let your English-speaking guide enlighten you on old and new Hanoi

Trip Information

$84 per person

Departure time

Daily 8 AM

Meeting point

Pick-up from selected central city hotels 15 minutes prior to start time


Half day (5 hours)

Group Size

1-10 persons

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Delicious, local lunch

Not Included
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Drinks with lunch
  • Mausoleum entry

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Suncream
  • Light comfortable clothing (layers if needed in winter, Dec – Feb)

About the Guide

Local, English-speaking guide

Overview of Your Tour

Hoa Lau Prison

After your hotel pick-up, we’ll begin by discovering the incredible role women play in Vietnamese society. The past hill-tribe culture, costumes, and life are on display at the Women’s Museum along with the incredible story of the brave women who helped during times of conflict. Continuing the tour, we’ll next head to the Hoa Lau Prison, nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton as it once housed US Senator John McCain. An enlightening exploration into bravery and compassion.

Temple of Literature 

The Temple of Literature was built in 1070 and is Vietnam’s first university. It is one of several ancient Vietnamese sites dedicated to the philosopher Confucius, showcasing pavilions, courtyards, and passageways that were once used by royalty. It has also seen thousands graduate in what is now a memorial to education and literature. This is one of Vietnam’s most treasured and picturesque sights.


One Pillar Pagoda

We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at KOTO, a non-profit organization that offers education through hospitality to the underprivileged. By dining here, you are helping young lives get a fresh start. The final stop on our journey through Hanoi is Bao Dinh Square and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a place of pilgrimage for the Vietnamese people. Touring the historic mausoleum will allow you to learn more about the great man Ho Chi Minh and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. End your tour with a drop off in town if you’d like to stay in town, shop and explore, or take a return transfer to your hotel.

*Note: Entry inside the Mausoleum is not included.

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