entrance to the Temple of Literature
Half-Day Hanoi City Afternoon Joining Tour
Half-Day Hanoi City Afternoon Joining Tour
lone structure at the Hoan Kiem Lake in Vietnam
crossing a red bridge above the water in Vietnam

Half-Day Hanoi City Afternoon Joining Tour

By Threeland Travel
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  • Immerse yourself in Hanoi's rich cultural heritage
  • Providing insights into Vietnam's complex history
  • Visit the first university of Vietnam
  • Explore the history of the notorious "Hanoi Hilton"
  • Admire the traditional architecture style of Vietnam

Activity location

    • Hanoi, Vietnam

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hanoi City Centre (Hotel Pickup)
    • Hanoi, Vietnam

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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's included Admission fees
  • What's includedWhat's includedVietnamese local lunch
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn transport to and from your Old Hanoi Quarter hotel
  • What's includedWhat's includedEnglish-speaking guide
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedDrinks and snacks

Know before you book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

What you can expect

Your adventure begins with our friendly guide extending a warm welcome as they pick you up from your hotel. You're about to embark on an enriching afternoon exploration of Hanoi, one of Vietnam's most culturally vibrant cities.

Your culinary and cultural journey kicks off with a visit to a local restaurant, where you'll have the pleasure of indulging in a delightful Vietnamese lunch. Savour the authentic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine, setting the stage for the adventures that await.

The first stop on your itinerary is the esteemed Temple of Literature, known as Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam. Founded in the year 1070, this historic complex holds immense significance in Hanoi. It proudly stands as Vietnam's very first national university, a tribute to Confucius and the nation's scholars. Stroll through its picturesque gardens, marvel at the time-honored architecture, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the country's educational heritage.

The journey continues with a visit to Hoa Lo Prison, a site that holds historical weight and was famously known as the “Hanoi Hilton.” Once a prison, it has been transformed into a museum that offers a profound insight into Vietnam's intricate history. Explore its thought-provoking exhibits, each narrating stories from different chapters of the nation's past.

As late afternoon approaches, you'll find yourself at the tranquil Ngoc Son Temple, gracefully positioned on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake. To reach this sacred sanctuary, you'll cross the iconic red bridge, adding to the experience. The temple is dedicated to the revered General Tran Hung Dao and esteemed scholar Van Xuong. Here, you can bask in the serene ambiance and capture the beauty of your surroundings, creating lasting memories.

This is where your adventure through Hanoi's rich cultural and historical tapestry comes to an end. Our guide will accompany you back to your hotel, allowing you to reflect on the day's remarkable discoveries and cherished moments.

This half-day tour is a captivating journey through Hanoi's heritage, offering a deeper understanding of its past and present. Explore iconic sites and engage in meaningful exploration as you uncover the city's cultural treasures.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
Safety measures
  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity location

    • Hanoi, Vietnam

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEHanoi City Centre (Hotel Pickup)
    • Hanoi, Vietnam