GuruWalk Original
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Getting lost in the Hanoi Old Quarter - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: OneTrip
Quality Verified Registered on August 19, 2019

Xin Chao! I am Huyen. I was born and raised in Hanoi. My passions are always traveling and getting to know fascinating places, meeting people from all over the world, and experiencing top gastronomy linking food and cultures. Over the past few years, I have travelled across Vietnam from ordinary places to exotic spots like Ha Giang and Ca Mau, known as the Northernmost & Southernmost points, and many more! Vietnamese food has an unique identity and varies in different parts. Believe it or not, northern, middle, and southern food is tasted differently. Also, I have been tried all the top Vietnamese food nationwide and ready to relay all of my knowledge and expertise to you. Are you ready to come along with me? I can't wait to show you the city that I love. Cheers!

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Tour description

As the oldest continuously developed area, Hanoi’s Old Quarter has more than 1000 years of history and seems to resist the flow of time while still actively trying to adapt to the crowded atmosphere of the city. Wandering around this unique ancient area, you will get lost in a different world from the rest of the capital and discover things you haven’t seen in your life: Hanoi attractions, the smallest alley, or some hidden spots which are far from tourist's eyes.

Hanoi Old Quarter Tour- HIGHLIGHTS
Enjoy a guided tour of the Old City highlights, including the thirty-six streets of the Old Quarter. These areas are at the heart of French, Chinese, and Vietnamese architecture with a thousand years of history. Enter via the Quan Chuong Gate, the same place where Vietnamese from all over the country have entered for hundreds of years.
Visit the Ngoc Son temple and the famous Turtle Tower.
3.  In the Hoan Kiem lake area,
walk in the footsteps of history on the Ba Kieu temple and try the iconic egg coffee at a hidden coffee shop nearby.
In the beer corner, see the famous Ta Hien street with French and Vietnamese architecture.
Get an insider looking at hidden Hanoi highlights such as Thanh Ha temple and the tiniest alley in the city to learn about the Vietnam War.

6.  Experience the scents, sounds, and flavors of Dong Xuan, the biggest market in the city, which has everything you can think about from clothes, Shoes to spices and fish.  Take in the vibrant colors of the fruit and vegetables and spice markets with brightly-hued ingredients and aromas.
7. Tour ends at the Long Bien Bridge.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn ...
    13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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    Please meet the guide at 13 Dinh Tien Hoang street, in front of the small alley number 13.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Ngọc Sơn Temple
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Đinh Café
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Ngõ Phất Lộc
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Đồng Xuân Market
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Long Bien Bridge
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Old Quarter Ta Hien Corner

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Stephanie 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
The tour with Huyen was wonderful. I had already walked through the Old Quarter quite a bit before doing the tour, but still discovered many very interesting places. And it was great to learn about the city and Vietnam from a local perspective, Huyen offered a perfect mix of historical and societal facts and more personal impressions. Highly recommend this tour!
Gavin 27 Nov 2023
Phnom Penh

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Huyen was amazing! Loved her energy and enthusiasm. She was extremely knowledgeable and fun and great at story telling on history and local life. I had a really lovely time and we saw quite a lot. Hidden alley ways, local markets, yummy and historical egg coffee joint, tasty snacks, temples and heaps more. Highly recommended!!! MUST DO in Hanoi.
Bronwyn 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Huyen is so knowledgeable and very funny - the institutional egg coffee she recommended was delicious (we went back!) and it was great walking through Hanoi with someone who was so confident in the traffic - visiting markets, seeing how local people live and getting local knowledge of the area. Great introduction to Hanoi we enjoyed it a lot!
KC Chin 19 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Huyen our guru guide is awesome. She brought us around old quarter and provided historical/ cultural insights of Vietnam and Hanoi. Shared with us some interesting Vietnam cuisine and even recommended places to go eat. We had a very enjoyable afternoon with her. Highly recommend. This is one of the best walking tours we had via GuruWalk.
Saskia 19 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Great tour with very good guide!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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