Life in Hanoi

Half-Day Tour

Small Groups

Iconic Landmarks

From historical and French colonial architecture to ethnic communities and their art work, you’ll discover the life and experiences of people in Hanoi on this enriching half-day tour. A magnificent insight into Hanoi’s past and present, this tour highlights the intriguing architecture, ethnic connections and family lifestyles. A true insight into the people.

Why choose this tour?

An authentic understanding of the people of Hanoi and their culture

Travel in modern air-conditioned comfort

Includes entrance fees

English-speaking guide

Trip Information

$68 per person

Departure time

Daily at 9 AM

Meeting point

Your central city hotel, 15 minutes prior to the start time


Half day (4 hours)

Group Size

1-10 persons

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • All entrance fees

Not Included

Gratuities (tips)

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothing (except in winter, Dec – Feb when some warm layers may be required)

About the Guide

Local, English-speaking guide

Overview of Your Tour

colonial opera house


Hanoi Opera House

We’ll start with the Hanoi Opera House, built between 1901 to 1911 by two French architects, serves as a stunning example of the colonial architecture that prevailed throughout Hanoi. Visit one of Hanoi’s oldest buildings — an ancient house, dating back to the 19th century. Your guide will provide insight into what has shaped Hanoi and her people, both past and present.

Hanoi Fresco Street

We’ll browse antiques, artefacts, and art from Vietnam’s 53 minority groups and one majority group in a local gallery. Hanoi’s fresco street is home to hand-painted murals on 17 stone railway arches; created by a variety of Vietnamese and Korean artists, these artworks create a space connecting heritage, art, and community values.

street mural of building painted in archway

Hanoi Train Street

Finally, we’ll walk along Hanoi’s train street to see how the locals live and work just a few centimetres from the train tracks! Once the tour has finished, we’ll leave you to explore or shop on your own, or take you back to your hotel.

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