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Vietnam at a Glance

  • Duration

    12 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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    £2,490pp
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Have limited time but still want to experience Vietnam's top sights? With this tour you can tick off the highlights with visits to charming Hoi An, historical Hue, spectacular Halong Bay and much more.

Tour Highlights

Our Vietnam at a Glance tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Vietnam at a Glance 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.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those with a short period of time who are looking for a comprehensive visit to the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam, from Saigon and the south to the glorious Halong Bay.

  • Days 1-2

    FLY TO SAIGON

    DAYS 1-2 FLY TO SAIGON

    Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam's largest and most evocative city. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3

    DISCOVER SAIGON

    DAY 3 DISCOVER SAIGON

    This morning, contemplate the struggles of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. This exuberant city is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

  • Day 4

    MEKONG DELTA

    DAY 4 MEKONG DELTA

    Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palmlined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a lunch of typical Mekong dishes. Make a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda en route back to Saigon.

  • Day 5

    JOURNEY TO HOI AN

    DAY 5 JOURNEY TO HOI AN

    Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchant's house, Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

  • Day 6

    Tra Que Village

    Day 6 Tra Que Village

    Head out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.

  • Day 7

    Imperial Hue

    Day 7 Imperial Hue

    Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam's dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. The magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.

  • Day 8

    Fly to Hanoi

    Day 8 Fly to Hanoi

    Fly to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure or start your explorations of Vietnam's capital.

  • Day 9

    EXPLORE HANOI

    DAY 9 EXPLORE HANOI

    Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you'll visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day's explorations with a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake.

  • Day 10

    HALONG BAY

    DAY 10 HALONG BAY

    Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations. Dinner is included during your voyage.

  • Day 11

    QUINTESSENCE OF TONKIN

    DAY 11 QUINTESSENCE OF TONKIN

    Rise early this morning for a beautiful sunrise over the bay. Return to Hanoi this afternoon and later, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

  • Day 12

    FLY HANOI TO UK

    DAY 12 FLY HANOI TO UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

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.

  • Nights 4

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre 4 Star Hotel

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.

  • Nights 2

    Emm Hoi An 3 Star Hotel

    Emm Hoi An

    This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.

  • Night 1

    Mondial Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    Mondial Hotel

    A 5-minute walk from Ho Chi Minh Museum and Dong Ba Market, Mondial Hotel features a swimming pool, three dining options and lobby bar lounge. Free in-room Wi-Fi is also available. The hotel provides guests with air-conditioned en-suite rooms offering city, pool or mountain views, each equipped with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.

  • Nights 3

    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre 4 Star Hotel

    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre

    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

    • Wi-Fi
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises 4 Star Hotel

    No T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Emeraude Classic Cruises

    A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.

    • Wi-Fi

The best times to visit Vietnam as a whole are the spring (March and April) and autumn (September to December).

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
Vietnam at a Glance map

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