Private Hanoi Sightseeing With Electric Car Tour In The Old Quarter

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am or 2pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your Hanoi hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Ride an electric car around the Old Quarter of Hanoi to complete your private sightseeing tour in the morning or afternoon. A knowledgeable private guide takes you to top landmarks in Hanoi, Vietnams center of culture, politics and trade. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex and One pillar pagoda (morning) or the Museum of History and Ngoc son temple (afternoon). Finish your half-day tour with a traditional meal of beef noodles (pho bo) or a water puppet show, depending on your selection.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

During your visit to Hanoi, one of Southeast Asias most attractive cities, youll intermingle with the local people on this private tour with a knowledgeable guide. After hotel pickup in the morning or afternoon (depending on which option you select), travel by private vehicle to see all the highlights. (See full descriptions below.)

Each half-day sightseeing tour includes a 40-minute tour by electric car around the Old quarter of Hanoi, where you'll experience the exciting daily life found in the capital city. Then, depending on your selection, head to Thang Long Water Puppet Theater for an enchanting show, and watch water puppets come to life with traditional legends and historical tales. Or choose a Hanoi-style meal and slurp down a bowl of delicious pho bo (beef noodles) before drop-off at your hotel.
Morning TourVisit the Ho chi minh mausoleum Complex, where the preserved body of Ho Chi Minhfounder of unified Vietnamlies memorialized in a glass case for public viewing. Located to the west of the Old quarter, the austere and impressive monuments loom over botanical gardens and pagodas. Near the mausoleum, one of the nations most revered sites, youll find the Ho chi minh museum, dedicated to the life and work of Uncle Ho, as he is affectionately known in Vietnam.

Continue to One pillar pagoda. a historical Buddhist temple, considered one of Vietnam's most iconic. Then, head to the 11th-century Temple of literature, one of several temples in Vietnam that are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.

Afternoon TourStart your private tour at the Museum of History, which showcases Vietnam's history with large displays covering every period. Admire the building completed in 1932, considered a successful blend of French colonial and traditional Vietnamese architecture.

After your museum visit, drive to Hoan kiem lake (Lake of the Restored Sword or Sword Lake), situated inside a complex that includes Pen Tower and Ngoc son temple, which stands on an island in the picturesque lake. Admire the Vietnamese-style Huc Bridge (Rising Sun Bridge) before continuing to Ma May ancient house, considered an excellent example of an ancient Hanoian home in the Old quarter.

Itinerary:

Morning TourVisit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, where the preserved body of Ho Chi Minh—founder of unified Vietnam—lies memorialized in a glass case for public viewing. Located to the west of the Old Quarter, the austere and impressive monuments loom over botanical gardens and pagodas. Near the mausoleum, one of the nation’s most revered sites, you’ll find the Ho Chi Minh Museum, dedicated to the life and work of ‘Uncle Ho,’ as he is affectionately known in Vietnam.
Continue to One Pillar Pagoda. a historical Buddhist temple, considered one of Vietnam's most iconic. Then, head to the 11th-century Temple of Literature, one of several temples in Vietnam that are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.
Afternoon TourStart your private tour at the Museum of History, which showcases Vietnam's history with large displays covering every period. Admire the building completed in 1932, considered a successful blend of French colonial and traditional Vietnamese architecture.
After your museum visit, drive to Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword or Sword Lake), situated inside a complex that includes Pen Tower and Ngoc Son Temple, which stands on an island in the picturesque lake. Admire the Vietnamese-style Huc Bridge (Rising Sun Bridge) before continuing to Ma May ancient house, considered an excellent example of an ancient Hanoian home in the Old Quarter.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Hanoi-style beef noodles (if option selected)

Water puppet show (if option selected)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Morning and afternoon departures available

Please be advised that Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is closed every afternoon during the week and all day on Monday and Friday. The mausoleum is also closed from early October to early December for annual maintenance. Most museums are also closed on Monday. Alternatives will be arranged to accommodate for any closures

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Nov-2017

    I enjoyed the tour and learned a tremendous amount from my guide. The booking details need to be updated as the puppet show times are in the afternoon so therefore cannot be included in the morning tour and in addition the electric car tour was not included.

  • 13-Mar-2017

    Extremely overpriced for the rushed tour and not including the main Mossolium which closes at 11am! I was unable to do the electric car tour as too rushed and the cars were full which was unacceptable for the price paid!

  • 04-Mar-2017

    I highly recommend this tour! Our guide Minnie was wonderful and full of information. Excellent tour of Hanoi.

  • 28-Sep-2015

    Is quite bad, no instruction on when and where to meet until the night before. I have to call the local agency to confirm on the time and place to meet. The tour guide is ok but we took taxi to commute between the sites. Kind of funny to not have transport for such private tour. At 90 for 4 hours tour without vehicle, on taxi, this is not value for money at all, especially in places like Hanoi

  • 27-Sep-2015

    We did not enjoy our tour. Our tour guide arrived 20 minutes late. We started the electric car tour around 2:20pm on a very hot day. It was totally not comfortable and enjoyable. We did not learn much from our tour guide on the cultural and historical side of the Old Quarter. He showed us the silk market , the candy market, fruit market and grocery store while waiting for the water puppet show to start. He took us to the Thang Long Water Puppet Show after the side tour and got us seats but did not explain what the show was all about as
    the laungage spoken was in all Vietnamese. Our tour guide did not also personally bring us back to the Sofitel Metropole Legend Hanoi Hotel but got us instead a taxi to bring us to our hotel. We paid 20Vnd extra for the taxi. We won't recommend this tour to anyone.

  • 07-Apr-2015

    I am completely disappointed with the tour. Absolutely overprice for what you do/see. I paid for 5 hour and hour guide after 3 hours decided that we have already seen everything so he wanted to leave us at the hotel. I asked to see something else so he took us to a market. The place for the noodles is not to the standard of a 65 dollars tour, so when I told the guide that we didn't want to go he gave me 4 dollars back.
    I def not recommend this tour.

  • 18-Feb-2015

    We toured the old quarter and really got insights into how people live. Our guide was excellent. We ended with a bowl of pho at the first actual store set up to sell it. Fascinating.

  • 21-Dec-2014

    Great sightseeing in the electric car but we really didn't see much of the city

  • 24-Nov-2014

    Informative tour. Electric cars were fun for travel in the traffic. Guide was very knowledgeable.

  • 18-Nov-2014

    This was an excellent tour. Tony, our tour guide was informative and helpful. We appreciated his readiness to take photos for us (we left our camera at the hotel) and for forwarding the photos to us in Melbourne. The visit to the Thu Huong Lacquerware workshop was the highlight.

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