GuruWalk Original
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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 or Hanoi Ancient House (Optional)
  2. Beer Street
  3. Old City Gate 
  4. Dong Xuan Central Market
  5. Long Bien Bridge
  6. Hanoi Train Street (Optional) for Drinks

The duration of the tour is three hours, and kindly share your WhatsApp contact information with us so that our guide can get in touch with you regarding the tour (important). 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Ngọc Sơn Temple
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Đồng Xuân Market
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Ô Quan Chưởng
  • 4
    Outside visit
    beer ta hien
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Long Bien Bridge

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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Rachel 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had a great tour! Enjoyed seeing the city and learning about the food and culture. Shaw was very knowledgeable and funny, which helped make the tour even more interesting. He also provided great local recommendations afterwards. Highly recommend.
Cosima 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
we really liked the tour and especially shaw as a tour guide! ending the tour at the cafe is such a nice idea to sit together and talk about each others experiences! thank you for the great tour!
Dshamilja 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Shaw has a lot to tell and he is funny too!
Karen 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Shaw gave a good tour of Hanoi taking in most of the old quarter.
MARTA 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Excelente tour con Barbara! Nos ha gustado mucho, con todo lo que nos ha explicado! Habla muy bien en español
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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