Hanoi Shore Excursions Private Tour
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is a must-visit destination that has been chosen by many tourists in the world. And if you want to explore Hanoi Vietnam, then Culture Pham Travel, Hanoi Shore Excursions tour will be the Hanoi best tour belonging to Vietnam Shore Excursions. We can take you to famous places in Hanoi, such as the Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake – Turtle Tower, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and Temple of Literature.
For your Hanoi Shore Excursions trip to have the best experience, we also provide the best accompanying service. The first is about the car, the cars we provide are all new generation with full amenities such as soft seats, powerful A/C. There are also water and cold towels available for you to use for free, and the driver can use English to communicate well. We offer private shore excursion tours so you will be well taken care of.
In addition, we also provide door-to-door service if requested by the customer, as this will incur an additional fee. In case you want to use the service to come and pick you up on your cruise, we will charge an additional fee of 25 USD. Our driver and tour guide will come to your cruise ship to pick you up and drop you off. We recommend you use this service as weather problems may be a hindrance and make the trip no longer fun.
If you don’t want to spend extra money, we will wait for you at the port gate. Our tour guide will hold a welcome board with your full name and company logo, you can easily recognize him. You only need to walk about 25 minutes to get from the port to the gate.
We will pick you up at two locations: Cai Lan port in Quang Ninh or Hai Phong port, depending on the pick-up point, there will be different travel times. If you start from Cai Lan, the distance to Hanoi is about 160Km, equivalent to 2 hours of travel. If you pick up at Hai Phong port, it will be shorter, about 130Km and the travel time will also be shorter.
At 8:00 or 8:30 am, we will start moving from either Cai Lan or Hai Phong port. We will wait for you at the gate or move inside to pick you up depending on your request. After the meeting, our driver will assist with luggage storage and start moving to Hanoi. This journey will last about two hours, you can sit in the car to rest and relax to prepare for the best private shore excursions tour.
At around 10:00 am, according to the schedule of the Hanoi Shore Excursions private tour, we reached our first destination, the Temple of Literature. This is a famous place in Ha Noi and is seen as a studiousness by Vietnamese people. The Temple of Literature was built in 1070 by emperor Ly Thanh Tong, not only as a place to worship saints but also as a school.
Until 1076, King Ly Nhan Tong built Quoc Tu Giam to teach the children of the king and the nobles. Therefore, Quoc Tu Giam is considered the first university in Vietnam.
The Temple of Literature has a brick wall, and the inside is divided into 5 layers of space with different architectures. Each layer of space is limited by brick walls with 3 connecting doors (including the middle door and two side doors).
Next in the Hanoi Shore Excursions tour at 11:00, we will visit the works associated with the great President Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh Complex will include three main locations Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House is the place where President Ho Chi Minh spent the last time of his life. During the period from 1958 to 1969, this was a house on stilts similar to the place where Ho Chi Minh used to live in Viet Bac. This is both an architectural heritage and a cultural heritage, containing a great spiritual value for the Vietnamese people. In front of the house, there is a large lake, where Ho Chi Minh relaxes and feeds the fish. Around the house is a large garden, and always verdant, well cared for.
Ho Chi Minh Museum focuses mainly on displaying artifacts and documents about the life and people of Ho Chi Minh. During his life as a resistance fighter to liberate Vietnam, there are many items and documents about President Ho Chi Minh. Those things are collected and displayed here as a place for future generations to imitate and learn.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the body of President Ho Chi Minh is displayed for everyone to visit. The mausoleum was officially started on September 2, 1973, at the location of the old platform in the middle of Ba Dinh Square, and inaugurated on August 29, 1975. You can come here to see the image of the hero of the Vietnamese nation.
In addition, we can also take you to some places in this relic complex, namely One Pillar Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. You will observe the unique features of the architecture of both these sites.
Another famous place on Hanoi Shore Excursions private tour is Hoa Lo Prison which is recognized as a historical site. In the past, Hoa Lo prison was famous because it was where many great revolutionaries of Vietnam were detained during the Indochina War. After the war with the French colonialists, this place was used to hold American pilots during the Vietnam War.
This is a historical site, where many Vietnamese political activists were detained. Some famous people have been arrested and imprisoned here by the French such as Nguyen Duc Canh, Ngo Gia Tu, Hoang Quoc Viet, Nguyen Luong Bang, Truong Chinh, etc
Hanoi is the capital of the country. Vietnam is also the birthplace of many world-class dishes. So after visiting Hoa Lo Prison, it’s time for us to stop for lunch, around 1:00 pm. Your guide will take you to a local restaurant in Hanoi, it will bring you the most authentic taste. Local restaurants in Hanoi will serve you the typical Vietnamese dishes such as Pho, Bun Cha Hanoi, and many more.
After finishing your lunch, you can rest for a while before continuing to the Hanoi Shore Excursions tour. During that break, you can buy some souvenirs or explore some of the shops around. In addition, we suggest you try Hanoi egg coffee, a typical Hanoi drink made from coffee and eggs.
Your lunch only shows a small part of Hanoi’s cuisine, if you want to discover all the quintessence in it, you will need Ha Noi Street Food Tour.
After finishing resting and eating, 2:00 pm is the time to continue the Hanoi Shore Excursions tour with the next destination being the old quarter in Hanoi. Here, visitors have two options: using a cyclo to move or walking to explore 36 streets in Hanoi Old Quarter. Whichever way you choose, this will be the most rewarding experience for every visitor.
You will witness the daily life of people in the capital of Vietnam, you should bring a camera to keep beautiful photos. After sightseeing at Hanoi Old Quarter, we can pass by Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple to discover more about this place. These two places are likened to the heart and soul of the capital city, you should come here to learn more.
End of the cruise at 4:00 pm, we will take you back to Cai Lan Port for you to board the cruise and end the Hanoi Shore Excursions tour. Culture Pham Travel hopes you have a great experience with us and wish you a pleasant experience on your journey.
If you have the opportunity to return to Hanoi and you want to explore more about the capital of Vietnam, you can choose Ha Noi City Tour 1 Day – Private Tour. Here, we will bring you to more interesting places and experiences more things like Ha Noi nightlife, Hanoi walking streets, and many more.
If you want to explore other places in Vietnam, that as Halong Bay, you can refer to use our private car service from Hanoi to Halong Bay private car.
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