Hanoi Old Quarter walking tour: From PAST to PRESENT (Small group)

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

XIN CHÀO! I’m Phuong I was born in a small, peaceful village of Vietnam. When I was 18 years old, I moved to Hanoi to study. 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! It's me or my Guru will be your tour guide in my experience. We're the same, love showing our amazing Hanoi. 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

It’s me or my Guru will be your tour guide. Small group with maximum is 8 people.


- Please provide your WhatsApp number (if you have) for contacting before starting. If we can't contact before the tour, it will be can.cel.
- This is a joined group tour so we will leave ON TIME.

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 meet at No.29 Dinh Tien Hoang street, then 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 (We'll not visit inside Ngoc Son temple, cause will visit another one).
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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    29 P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Ho...
    29 P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Đinh Café
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Ngọc Sơn Temple
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Heritage House
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ta Hien Beer street
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Long Bien Bridge
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Dong Xuan market

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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Brenda 14 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Es war sehr interessant die Stadt aud dieser Weise kennenzulernen. Wir haben exotische Orte besucht. Die Führerin war sehr nett, freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sie hat uns viele gute Ratschläge gegeben!!! Sehr gerne immer wieder!!!
Ben ... 01 May 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Phoenix was really helpful to our group, and even accomodated in finding a particular product online after our tour. Will recommend her if you would want a friend if you're solo traveller, or a destination guide if you're in a group.
Joke 27 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Absolute great to join guru walks in Hanoi.
Jasmine 23 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Phuong is a university student. She’s young yet knowledgeable about her country’s history. She also explained the old house well. We enjoyed spending time with her, she has this very chill demeanor. The fact that we have a small group we were able to ask questions and even stop for a little snack in between. I will recommend her to others :)
elad 21 Apr 2023
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Travelled in family - Apr 2023
Great tour, very interesting! We learned a lot about the culture and history from a personal and factual perspective. Highly recommend this one!
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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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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