GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Hanoi The Old Quarter Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on March 02, 2021

We are a passionate team with a vision of delivering to travellers the best and most exciting experiences in Hanoi. We deliver a platform for professional, fully licenced, tour guides to lead walking and food tours at no upfront cost. Enjoy a quality sightseeing experience whatever your budget. Everyone should be able to enjoy a guided tour for a price they consider appropriate – even free. We believe that all of our representatives offer our unique style of guiding; mixing culture, tradition, history and engaging storytelling, allowing the guides own ability and personality to shine through.

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Tour description

Hanoi The Old Quarter either by bike or by foot is a must-see in Hanoi. We won’t just show you the breath-taking sites of this area; we will also tell you the stories that bring this place to life!

Our three-hour Hanoi The Old Quarter Tour offers a more informative version of our free walking tour of Hanoi. Your Private Tour guide will show you hidden gems while bringing to life the people, places, and events that have made Hanoi into the city as it is today. Discover the busiest area of Hanoi, temple or The ancient house, central market, Long Bien bridge, Cathedral, and Ancient Citadel Entrance as you walk through the maze of busy streets.

Arrive and meet up with your tour guide at the starting point: 

First, we will make our way to Ngoc Son Temple or the ancient house (Optional). Situated within Hanoi Old Quarter, the ancient house at 87 Ma May Street preserves many historical values from the late Twentieth century. Despite its hundred-year-old age, the house attracts a huge number of tourists coming and admiring the intact and distinctive architecture of an ancient house. 

After visiting Bach Ma Temple, 0ur next stop is Dong Xuan Market, which is known as Hanoi’s biggest and most popular indoor market. Visitors will easily get lost in the “shopping paradise” inside the market. It offers a wide variety of goods, from fresh products, souvenirs, accessories, clothing to electronic devices and household appliances. 

Then we take a short and pleasant walk to visit Long Bien Bridge. This symbolic bridge, which is made of iron and across the Red River, has a significant responsibility of connecting two parts of Hanoi. Tourists can witness for themselves the highlights of French architecture as the bridge was constructed by French colonialists in 1903.

Finally, our walking tour will finish in Hanoi Train Street where you can enjoy the peaceful moment of Hanoi and take the most beautiful picture to keep your Hanoi memory. Maybe get a cup of coffee while waiting for the train!

Things you will see:

  1. Ngoc Son Temple
  2. Hanoi Ancient House (Optional)
  3. Dong Xuan Market
  4. Long Bien Bridge
  5. Hanoi Train Street

The tour last 3 hours and ends at Hanoi Train Street.

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  • Meeting point:
    2VJ3+CF Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    2VJ3+CF Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    by the statue of the Fallen Heroes, opposite The Huc red bridge and the Ngoc Son Temple. Look for the green hat with our Free Walking Tours Logo

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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Frances 05 Feb 2023
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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Tony is an incredible tour guide and you can tell he loves what he does. He has an engaging way of teaching the group about Hanoi. I finished the tour with a greater appreciation for Hanoi’s history and culture. He’s also great fun and took great photos of us as a group. Thanks for your introduction to Hanoi, Tony!
Emily 04 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Interesting tour with detailed explanations of each site. Included related cultural and political history and how this had shaped current Vietnam. Good range of sites: a temple, 3 different markets, shopping streets, old bridge and the train street. Found some sections of the tour too drawn out and hard to keep track of the path of information being told to us. Were able to look around the area that the tour was stopped at if you lost concentration. Tour guides were very friendly and willing to help/answer questions. Included interesting tangents about Vietnamese culture.
Annette 03 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Viele Informationen aber sehr anstrengend, keine Zeit für Fotos
Julia 02 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Very nice walking your I highly recommend!
Sue 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Tao was fabulous! The information he shared was very interesting and relevant and he related so much historical, economic and cultural information about Vietnam.
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What should you know?

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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