18 DAYS ●
Vietnam is a colourful kaleidoscope of local culture, rich heritage and diverse landscapes. Journey through harrowing history, imperial grandeur and natural majesty on a superior itinerary that brings classic sights together with those special little added extras
Explore the water bound world of the Mekong Delta
Delve into Vietnam's dynastic past in this imperial city
Enjoy the old world ambience of this delightful city
Drift amongst the peaks of this famous bay on a 2 night cruise
Our Exclusive Collection Classical Vietnam Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Explore the Mekong Delta on a traditional Sampan
Watch the spectacular AO Show in Saigon
Travel by speedboat to a riverside restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine
Enjoy a private Water Puppet Show in Hanoi
Our Classical Vietnam itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Arrive at the airport by chauffeured transfer and fly overnight to Saigon. On arrival you will be accompanied by one of our experienced escorts to the hotel.
Saigon has evolved from war-torn city to thriving metropolis, the powerhouse driving Vietnam towards its ever brighter future. Start at the central Post Office and the Opera house then continue on to Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum. After browsing through Ben Thanh Market, take off on your cyclo tour of fascinating Chinatown. Tonight travel by speedboat to a riverside restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine. (B,L,D)
This morning board a traditional riverboat made from native bamboo, wood and rattan and explore the waterways of the Mekong Delta, making stops along the way to provide glimpses of local life. Return to Saigon for the AO Show, a spectacular showcase of Vietnamese culture (B,L,D)
Experience the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of the elaborate network of excavations used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Visit a cricket farm on your return to Saigon. (B,L)
Transfer to the airport to fly to Nha Trang. This is Vietnam's top beach resort, a sweep of yellow sand lapped by cool waters and backed by a relaxed urban centre. This afternoon explore the Po Nagar Cham Towers, still used for worship today. (B,L,D)
Spend the day cruising the clear waters and islands off the coast of Nha Trang Bay. Stops will be made at Mun Island and a local fishing village and there may be time for you to take a dip in the cool waters. (B,L)
Fly to Danang and transfer to the charming town of Hoi An. (B,L,D)
Once an influential port on the Silk Road, Hoi An is a rich fusion of China, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles, its narrow streets retaining a quirky, old world charm. Wander the old streets, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Jinshang Temple, Tan Ky House and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Enjoy a cup of tea at the Reaching Out Tea House before taking a sunset dinner cruise. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Hoi An where you can further explore, relax by the pool or take a trip to the beach. (B)
Taking the scenic Hai Van Pass, travel to the imperial city of Hue. This afternoon cruise the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda before visiting a workshop to learn about art form of ‘Truc Chi’, paper made from bamboo pulp. (B,L,D)
Long considered a seat of culture and learning, Hue is dominated by its immense Imperial Citadel, home of emperors from 1802 to 1945, spend the morning exploring here before visiting the extravagant Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Meet the nuns and enjoy a vegetarian lunch at Dong Thuyen pagoda. Continue on to Thanh Tien village to learn about ornate paper flower making and the traditional 19th century Tha Om Garden House. (B,L)
Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport to fly to Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, evokes the days when Asia was at its most chic, a heady mix of the exotic and European elegance. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Humble House on Stilts, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, Hanoi's first university and a site of Confucian worship. Later take a walking tour around the bustling alleys of the Old Quarter. (B,L,D)
Halong Bays thousands of limestone islands project from the tranquil depths of emerald waters creating a vision of beauty to which very little compares. Board a traditionally-designed steam paddle cruiser and enjoy a seafood lunch before setting sail into the bay. Cruise amongst the karst pinnacles, stopping to explore mysterious caves as we go. Spend the night anchored amongst glorious scenery. (B,L,D)
Wake up to the beauty of the bay and enjoy breakfast on board the cruise. Today enjoy a range of activities like swimming and cave visits. As the sun begins to set, relax on deck with a drink followed by another al fresco dinner. (B,L,D)
Rise early this morning to participate in a tai chi lesson on the sun deck or to watch the sunrise over the karst-scapes. Disembark your cruise returning to Hanoi. Later, visit the home of a water puppet artist, where you will participate in the process of making the puppets, and enjoy a private water puppet show. (B,D)
Fly to the UK arriving home the same or following day. Journey home by chauffeured transfer. (B)
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
Since 1959, Caravelle Saigon has been Ho Chi Minh City’s landmark 5* address in the heart of the business, shopping and entertainment district. The hotel boasts elegantly decorated rooms featuring full-length windows which overlook the city or Saigon River. Modern comforts include a flat-screen TV, a pillow menu and 24-hour room service in all rooms. Guests can enjoy an international meal served in a casual buffet style on-site.
This colonial style hotel overlooks a stunning beach on Nha Trang Bay. Minimalist rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and a minibar. Room service is available 24/7. There are 2 restaurants and 3 bars, including one on the rooftop. There's an outdoor pool, a private beach and a luxurious spa....Read more
Located beside Cua Dai Beach, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort features an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with views of the river or sea. The spacious rooms at the resort come with traditional Vietnamese, French or Japanese décor. Overlooking the sea, Annam Restaurant serves a selection of local and international dishes. Fresh seafood is also offered....Read more
La Residence Hue Hotel and Spa is a classic colonial villa spread over 2 hectares on the banks of the scenic Perfume River. The well-appointed en-suite rooms are individually designed with beautiful Art deco furniture and spacious terraces. All rooms include a TV, minibar and breath-taking views of the city or river. The hotel is close to Vietnam’s superb attractions - Ho Chi Minh Museum, Dong Ba Market and Hue Train Station....Read more
Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is located in the heart of Hanoi, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. The luxuorious 5* hotel offers guests 105 exquisite en-suite rooms with hand-picked luxurious amenities and 21st Century technology. The hotels facilities include restaurants, a bar, a four-season swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Mediterranean inspired cuisine and Vietnamese specialties are dishes served at Hotel De L'opera Hanoi....Read more
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
UK citizens will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a single entry stay of up to 15 days. Entry visas for Vietnam are required for stays longer than 15 days or for multiple entries into Vietnam within a 30 day period. To allow for unforeseen circumstances if your tour includes a stay of 15 days or more in Vietnam the standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost. Currently the visa exemption rule applies until 30th June 2017. Should the visa requirements for UK citizens travelling to Vietnam change after 30th June 2017 you will be contacted by Wendy Wu Tours regarding your visa requirements.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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