GuruWalk Original
Free tour

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
  • 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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Jiwon 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Huyen was so nice and knowledgeable, just simply incredible! She showed us the lively places of hanoi, where as a tourist would never think of to visit. We learned so much about the city and Huyen solved all our curiosity about the culture and history. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who travels Hanoi. Thank you for the amazing experience.
Liliana 24 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Huyen was great and take us to a places really tradicionals and worth ir. We super recommend it
Robyn 18 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Huyen was a great guide. Really knowledgeable and lots of fun. We had a small group of four which was a good number. Introduced us to a great coffee shop. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Chri... 17 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Huyen was an amazing tour guide could not have asked for a better local to show us around the old quarter of Hanoi. She showed us foods and egg coffee and all the right places to buy them. As well as some very cool photo ops along the trip and was even our own personal photographer. Absolute blast and have us a great grasp of the city on our first day there.
Sara 14 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
First time in GuruWalk where the guide counted the tip and judged it in front of everyone (first experience we had after several tours across the world). We gave what we could with the budget we have and as a reference was more than what we paid to museums and temples in Hanoi. Really bad professionalism from the guide, if a minimum amount is required that should be stated. That ruined the experience of what was an enjoyable tour with really nice hidden places and not really sure we will repeat the experience with GuruWalk.
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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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