Hanoi free walking tour: The Vietnam War and More

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Get Along
Registered on June 10, 2020

Xin Chao! Introducing our team of young and vibrant tour guides in Hanoi! We are a group of passionate locals who love to show visitors all the amazing sights and sounds of our beautiful city. With years of experience under our belts, we know all the best spots to visit and the most delicious places to eat. Our team is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds, but we all share a common goal: to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience. We are well-versed in the city's rich history, culture, and traditions, and are eager to share our knowledge with you. Whether you're interested in exploring Hanoi's ancient temples, bustling markets, or many war-sights, our team can customize a tour that meets your needs and interests. We pride ourselves on providing personalized and authentic experiences that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Hanoi.We understand that traveling to a new place can be daunting, which is why we are here to help. Our team speaks fluent English and is happy to answer any questions you may have. We are dedicated to making your trip to Hanoi as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. So why not join us for a tour of Hanoi? We promise you won't be disappointed!

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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

Xin Chao! I'm Nick, a guru from Hanoi.  My two grandfathers were veterans, both fought in the Vietnam war. I was born and raised around a lot of VETS and stories about the war.
The Tour includes:
1.  Military History Museum (apply on Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, and Sun) is located on Dien Bien Phu street. The museum covers the American and French wars, as well as the struggles against the Chinese. In addition to numerous photos and remnants from the wars, the grounds are jam-packed with tanks, guns, and aircraft. It’s like a shoe shop for men.
2.  Hoa Lo Prison – nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton”, the prison was used to house Vietnamese political prisoners, as well as French and American prisoners of war, and offers a fascinating and chilling glimpse of prison life.

I always love history, especially the Vietnam war and it would be a great chance if I can share it with you.

FIXED COST PER PERSON: 5USD or 120k vnd (the tour guide will cover the entrance fee first so this is only for the tickets and transportations, the amount you want to pay the guide depends on your satisfaction level)
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 (this tour usually range from 300k to 500k vnd depending on satisfaction with the tour). 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    28 Điện Biên Phủ, Điện Biên, Ba Đình,...
    28 Điện Biên Phủ, Điện Biên, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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    We will meet at the gate of the Vietnam Military and History Museum at 28A Điện Biên Phủ street, Điện Biên ward, Ba Đình district, Hà Nội.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Hoa Lo Prison Relic

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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Thad 15 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Stella was an amazing guide. She is very knowledgeable and professional. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Vietnam's history and current political situation.
Franz 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Travis was a very nice, eloquent guide who took his time to answer all of my questions with patience supported by a lot of knowledge.
Sam Gowda 11 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Stella was an excellent guide and we learnt so much about the history of Vietnam. Would highly recommend
Justin 02 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Very informative tour. Great guide!
Danielle 28 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had an excellent tour with Travis at the military museum and Hoa Lo prison. Really well coordinated and so much information. Travis seemed to have a passion for history which made it so much more engaging, as well as a wealth of knowledge and all in perfect English. Would truly recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

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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