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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.
In the Church area, visit the St St. Joseph Cathedral as well as the Ngoc Son temple and the famous Turtle Tower.
3.  In the Hoan Kiem lake area,
walk in the footsteps of history on the Ngoc Son 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, in front of the coffee shop called Dinh Cafe (2nd floor).

  • 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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Leanna 05 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Cool introduction to Hanoi for an overview of the city’s history and culture. Great information on local life. Enthusiastic guide. Worth your time!
Dennis 04 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Perfect packed with lots of knowledge would recommend to anyone
Hannah 03 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
We really enjoyed our tour with Huyen! Great place for egg coffee and interesting facts about Hanoi history and culture. Got to see some places we would not have found ourselves.
Linsey 31 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Great tour with a super guide. She was full of enthusiasm and knowledge .
Dana 31 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Did this tour on my first day in Hanoi and it was such a great decision! I learned so much from Huyen and really enjoyed myself along the way. Honestly, the time flew by and it did NOT feel like we spent 3 hours on the tour! Thank you, Huyen!!! :)
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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 4 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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