18 DAYS ●
The relaxed pace of this tour gives you
more time to enjoy Vietnam and truly
soak up your surroundings. Staying in
beautiful 5* hotels, there is a range of
exclusive experiences, like Saigon’s AO
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
Nha Trang Beach
Our Exclusive Collection Classical Vietnam Tour 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
Afternoon Tea Experience
Enjoy a private Water Puppet Show in Hanoi
Arrive at the airport by chauffeured transfer and fly overnight to Saigon. On arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel.
Saigon has evolved from war torn city to
thriving metropolis, the powerhouse driving
Vietnam towards its ever brighter future.
Visit the Central Post Office; the Reunification
Palace; and the harrowing War Remnants
Museum. Take a cyclo ride through the
bustling streets of Chinatown before taking a
walking tour of a traditional herbal medicine
street, learning about herbs, spices and
healing concoctions as you go. Later, ascend
to the sky deck of the Bitexco Tower for a
cocktail and sunset views. Finally drift gently
down the Saigon River on the Bonsai Cruise,
dining on delicious cuisine as you soak up the
night time views. (B,L,D)
Set sail through the palm-lined canals of
the Mekong Delta in a traditional sampan,
exploring markets bursting with fresh produce
and innovative home industries. Visit a local
home that produces coconut candy and
puffed rice. Return to Saigon for the cultural
extravaganza that is the ‘A O Show’, staged at
the magnificent Saigon Opera House. (B,L,D)
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of an
elaborate network of excavations used by the
Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. For those
feeling brave, you can attempt a section of the
tunnels for yourself. (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 Hoi An to soak
up the charms of this beautiful town. (B,L,D)
Once an influential port on the Silk Road,
Hoi An is a rich fusion of Chinese, Japanese,
Vietnamese and European styles, its narrow
streets retaining a quirky, old world charm.
Wander the old streets, visiting Chua Ong
Pagoda, the 200-year old Tan Ky House and
the Japanese Bridge before enjoying tea at the
'Reaching Out' Tea House, run by hearing and
speech impaired locals - to savour the flavours
of local produce. This evening, sip cocktails
and dine on freshly prepared cuisine as you
explore Hoi An’s river culture with a sunset
cruise on the Thu Bon River. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Hoi An. (B)
Taking the scenic Hai Van Pass, travel to the
imperial city of Hue. Long considered a seat of
culture and learning, Hue is dominated by its
immense Imperial Citadel, home of emperors
from 1802 to 1945. Cruise on the Perfume
River to the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda
and take part in a Truc Chi workshop, where
you’ll learn to create bamboo paper art. This
evening indulge yourself with a royal dining
Explore the majestic Imperial Citadel and visit
the extravagant Royal Tomb of Minh Mang.
Later, head to Thanh Tien village to learn
about, and create, your own paper flowers
before admiring the regal surroundings of the
Tha Om Garden House, whose owner, Mr
Vinh, is descended from royalty. (B,L)
Fly to Hanoi and take a walking tour of the
Old Quarter, catching a glimpse of everyday
life on the bustling streets and alleyways.
Later, relax with a rejuvenating spa treatment.
This morning explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter
and learn about the life of ‘Uncle Ho’. Visit
the Humble Stilt House, the One Pillar Pagoda
and the revered Temple of Literature. Later, let
us treat you to an Afternoon Tea Experience.
Halong Bay’s thousands of limestone islands
project from the tranquil depths of emerald
waters creating a vision of beauty to which
very little compares. Board your deluxe cruise
ship and enjoy a seafood lunch before setting
sail into the bay. Spend the next two days
drifting amongst the karst pinnacles, taking
part in onboard activities such as cookery
demonstrations, dawn Tai Chi and a visit to
one of the most magnificent caves in Halong
Bay. Spend two nights anchored amongst
glorious scenery. (B,L,D)
Continue cruising through the bay, heading
back to the wharf where there’ll be time for
a tasty buffet before disembarking. Back in
Hanoi enjoy a private performance of the
famous water puppets, a centuries old art
developed by farmers of the Red River Delta
– you can even get involved in the puppet
making process. Sit down to a sumptuous
farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same
or following day and journey home by
chauffeured transfer. (B)
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.
Want to fly direct to your destination? Choose Manchester, Heathrow or Gatwick for the biggest selection of direct flights.
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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 2018. Should the visa requirements for UK citizens travelling to Vietnam change after 30th June 2018 you will be contacted by Wendy Wu Tours regarding your visa requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
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.
A classic resort set in twelve acres of lush, landscaped gardens, the Palm Garden is just metres from Cua Dai Beach. Rooms are spacious and classically decorated with a balcony complete with garden or sea views, whilst hotel facilities include a spa, outdoor pool and tennis courts. There is also a free shuttle services to Hoi An old town, just five minutes away....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
A traditional wooden junk in design, the two Paradise Prestige ships offer a sophisticated and luxurious cruise experience. With a classically elegant interior, both ships have just 15 traditionally-styled cabins, each with large picture windows (plus balconies for some), an en suite bathroom and air-conditioning. The sun deck and lounge area are perfect for relaxation, whilst the dining room serves up freshly prepared Vietnamese and international dishes. Activities offered onboard include fishing, cooking classes, kayaking and Tai Chi.
At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Asia. That's why we are Asia experts and the UK's leading Asia tour operator - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing both Asia's top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you to Asia soon!
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