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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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

- Please provide your WhatsApp number so we can keep in touch.
- This is a joined group tour so we will leave ON TIME.
- One of our destinations is a temple. Please note that NO revealing clothes allowed: no short, no skirt, no pyjama, no sliveless attire. The pant just need almost reach the knee, don’t need the long one. Or you can bring a scarf to cover when needed

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 or 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.
Small group and maximum is 8 people.

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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
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    NOTE: It's outside Vietinbank office, NOT at the lake bank

  • 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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Sven 12 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Lisa hat einen fantastischen Job gemacht! Ihr Detailwissen über historische, kulinarische und kulturelle Hintergrund zu Hanoi und Vietnam war beeindruckend. Keine Frage blieb unbeantwortet. Ihr Englisch war super und klar und deutlich zu verstehen.
Sonja 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Lovely stroll through Hanoi sightseeing and the highlight definitely was the coffee tasting at the end ☕🧋
Anuscha 19 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Lisa hat alles super erklärt und war sehr nett. Uns hat die Tour sehr viel Spaß gemacht
Philipp 09 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Everything spot we walked to, you Can See on your own - but will it be Same? Certainly no! It is our first trip to Vietnam and we enjoyed getting a glimpse into the City and vietnamese culture. Second really happened through talking to Anh who answered all of our questions. Thanks a lot! Maybe you can see more on other tours? That is for you to decide but we would recommend going here and asking as much as you can to learn about this Country (and city).
Clarinda 09 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
We didn’t have the best experience on this tour. Firstly, our guide was over half an hour late, which certainly started us off on a bad foot. While he was knowledgeable about the stops we did make, we managed to miss three stops including: Ta Hien street, the temple/pagoda to learn about Vietnamese religion, and Long Bien bridge. We felt like we did far too much walking and not a lot of touring. They don’t have a set price on the website but they will personally send their set price via WhatsApp. We also had to pay for our guides entry into a museum, which we thought was odd especially given he asked for beyond the set price at the end of the tour. He did, however, take us to a restaurant to try an interesting soup, which we wouldn’t have tried otherwise. If you take this tour, perhaps come prepared with your own personal expectations to communicate to the guide that could improve the experience.
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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
A minimum of 4 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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