GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Hanoi The Old Quarter Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French
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).

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Clemens 29 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Wir können die Tour sehr weiterempfehlen. Sehr freundlicher Guide. Sehr interessant aufbereitet. Viele schöne Eindrücke ☺️

Coralia 27 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Siempre que participo en estos free tour me quedo con un excelente sabor de la gente y los lugares visitados. Los recomiendo ampliamente!

Gedu 26 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

Quite boring, no off the beaten track places.

Sandra 25 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Very nice tour with a lot of new information/ facts and fun facts. A very good and enthousiastic tourguide! Enjoyed it very much! Drinking the egg coffee after was a n...

Anabel 25 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Fue súper ! Nos contó la historia genial y habla muy bien español :))

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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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