Free tour

Hanoi Old Quarter free walking tour: From PAST to PRESENT

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Phuong
Quality Verified Registered on November 21, 2022

XIN CHÀO! I'm Phuong. I was born in a small, peaceful village in the north of Vietnam. When I was 18 years old, I moved to Hanoi to study pharmacy at university. Now I’m living in Hanoi and have worked as a tour guide for 5 years. I love to spend time discovering architechture, culture, history and "good food" in the best restaurants in Hanoi, and I have to say, "WOW, how wonderful Hanoi is". I always want to share my passion about Hanoi with people from all around the world. Not only the “regular tour”, we’ll chat like truthly friend to make sure you will have a authentic and local experience. Besides, I'll also be happy to listen to your story about your journey. It will be a genuine connection; there is no border between us! THAT’S FOR NOW. SEE YOU AT THE WALKING EXPERIENCE! Monthly, I spend a part of my salary on a volunteer organization that built schools in a mountainous area in Vietnam. Cause I always believe in Nelson Mandela's speech: "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world".

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hanoi has been the capital of Vietnam for more than 1000 years and the Old Quarter is known as the heart of Hanoi, where we have many old houses, temple, architecture and charming 36 Old Streets. Does something change overtime? Let's join with me to see which's culture we can keep and how does it change now!
We will visit some highlight destinations, architecture in Hanoi Old Quarter:
1. At first, we’ll try famous egg coffee in Hanoi and walk a few steps to look around Hoan Kiem lake where we have beautiful red bridge and Ngoc Son temple in the middle of the lake.
2. Then, we’ll visit Ancient House (you only have to pay the entrance fee in here), a fascinating destination to see how people work and live before, how change in our lifestyle.
 3. Make our way through Ta Hien street - beer street in Hanoi with French architecture.
4. The next stop is a temple/ pagoda to know more about religion in Vietnam.
5. Get an insider looking at Long Bien bridge, a historic cantilever bridge across the Red River that connects two districts in Hanoi. It was built under French colonialism.
6. See how people go to market and buy in one of the oldest, biggest Hanoi market - Dong Xuan market. Dong Xuan market as known as a “paradise” for shopping, from souvenirs, clothes, household goods to foodstuffs. We'll end the tour here.

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  • Meeting point:
    9 P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoà...
    9 P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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    We'll meet at No.9 Dinh Tien Hoang street (in front of Fu Rong Hua Cantonese Restaurant)

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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Meghan 01 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
I am so happy we decided to take this tour. Phuong was a delightful guide! She is super friendly, knowledgeable and smiles a lot!! We met first for a coffee ((just 4 of us on the tour). Great way to meet each other before heading out on our walkabout. Truly great way to get oriented on our first day in Hanoi! Thanks so much to Phuong!!
Alesia 30 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Great experience with a knowledgeable and professional guide!
Simon 25 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
It was a very nice and personal walk with phuong! She was very knowlegeable, friendly, and speaks good English.
Alex 24 Nov 2022
My wife and I spent a wonderful 3 hours with Phuong as she introduced us to the Old Quarter and the Vietnamese history, traditions and culture. She brought us to some interesting points of interest. Her English is excellent. We highly recommend you conect with Phuong if you’re looking for a pleasant and knowledgeable guide on your visit to Hanoi.
Sarah 24 Nov 2022
Highly recommend! I booked the walking tour last minute and within an hour I met my guide and show me Hanoi. My guide was Phuong, she was really nice. Her English was perfect. Apart from telling me much about the sights, it was also really nice to chat with her and learn more about her life and also about life in Hanoi/Vietnam in general. She showed me around the Old Quarter and almost all the main sights. She is a lovely and smart guide and I really enjoyed my day with her. I think this is a really good option to consider if you wish to see much of Hanoi in one day.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
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