Explore the Hanoi Capital - Shore Excursion

Cai Lan Port or Hai Phong Port

Port Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Private Groups

Vietnam’s lively capital is bursting at the seams with historical buildings, religious monuments and meeting places, markets, and of course delicious, world-class cuisine! Explore places of historical and cultural importance in this fascinating hub of undiscovered secrets!


Pick-Up & Drop-OffFfrom Cai Lan (Halong) Port or Hai Phong Port

English-Speaking Guide & Air-Conditioned Transport Included

Explore Hanoi's Historical Old Quarter

Visit Historical Sites, Such as Temple of Literature & Hanoi Hilton

Witness War Remnants in the Middle of This Historic City

Sample Traditional Vietnamese Cuisine

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Tour Details

Tour Details

Cai Lan Port

Price from $195

  • 1 person: $345
  • 2 people: $245 per person
  • 3 people: $235 per person
  • 4 people: $225 per person
  • 5-8 people: $215 per person
  • 9+ people: $195 per person

Hai Phong Port

Price from $165

  • 1 person: $315
  • 2 people: $215 per person
  • 3 people: $205 per person
  • 4 people: $195 per person
  • 5-8 people: $185 per person
  • 9+ people: $165 per person




All private tours are approximately 8 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. At the end of the private tour, we always make sure that you return on time to board the cruise ship.

Meeting point

Cai Lan (Halong) Port or Hai Phong Port. 3.5-hour drive from Cai Lan port (in Halong) or a 1.5-hour from Hai Phong port

Port Permit Service

  • Opt to purchase port permit service: For a fee of 25 USD/person, our guide and transport can go inside the port, right to your cruise ship for pick-up and drop-off. This requires passport details such as full name, passport number, DOB, expiry date and nationality. We recommend this service for safety and comfort during the hot or rainy days, as well as a reliable transport service.
  • Opt not to purchase port service fee: Please walk out of the port for 15 minutes – 20 minutes where our guide and driver will welcome you with a sign and a smile. This does not include a fee.

Max Group Size

We can accommodate a big group of up to 35 people. However, we recommend a max of 15/group to get the best experience.


  • All Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Unlimited Bottles of Water
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Fresh Seafood Lunch

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Booking Fees

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Light Jacket
  • Warm Clothes During Vietnam Winter

What to wear

Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.

Hanoi’s Historic Sites!

Your private, English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at Cai Lan (Halong) Port or Hai Phong Port with a welcome sign and warm greeting before transferring to an air-conditioned vehicle for an exciting exploration of this fascinating region. Our first stop is to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where we will learn about revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. There will be an opportunity to take pictures of this historic site! Then, we move to B52 Ho Huu Tiep Lake. The lake is an eerie reminder of the Vietnam War, where a B-52 bomber was shot down just before the war ended. The wreckage in the middle of this otherwise tranquil lake is a powerful reminder of the human cost of conflict.

vietnam skyline


Traditional Lunch & Sightseeing

Vietnam’s capital is renowned for its historical architecture, and Southeast Asian, French, and Chinese influences can be felt here. A perfect example of this historical architecture is the perfectly preserved Temple of Literature, which was Vietnam’s first national university. Built in 1070, the Temple of Literature is often considered one of Hanoi’s most attractive landmarks. This building is a perfect example of traditional Vietnamese architecture.
Next, we will enjoy a local, North Vietnamese lunch before heading to Hoa Lo Museum, also known as Hanoi Hilton. This former prison, used by French colonists for prisoners of war, is one of Hanoi’s most historically significant sites.

plate of vietnamese spring rolls


Explore the Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Old Quarter, dating back to the 13th century, is a lively hub with countless stores selling every item imaginable, temples, religious landmarks, and hundreds of motorbikes! This exciting and sometimes overwhelming labyrinth of ancient streets is a must-see for tourists who want to get a sense of the cultural and historical importance of this fascinating city. To escape the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter’s madness, we’ll head to Hoan Kiem Lake. This tranquil lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple which lies majestically on a small island in the centre of the lake. If you would like to explore on your own terms, simply decide a meetup time with your guide and they will return you to your cruise in plenty of time! Remember, this tour is completely customisable, so you can craft your ideal Hanoi adventure!

shopping street in hanoi

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