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Private Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Full-Day Guided Tour

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    What to Expect
    Though very much the heart of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City retains many connections to its past, particularly in Cholon - the city's Chinatown. Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The city bears a strong French influence as well with its many fine colonial-era buildings.

    Begin your full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Built between 1877 and 1883, this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture in the city. Remarkably, every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Next we visit Saigon Central Post Office. Another great example of French colonial architecture, this building was constructed between 1886 and 1891 by Gustave Eiffel.

    Afterward, see the flamboyant architecture of the Saigon Opera House and the colonial style of Ho Chi Minh City Hall. We then continue on to one of Ho Chi Minh City's most historic buildings - the Reunification Palace, where on April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end.

    After stopping for lunch we visit the War Remnants Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. In the city's Chinatown we visit Thien Hau Pagoda, where the impressive incense coils in the interior make for fantastic photo opportunities.

    The tour concludes at the Ben Thanh market, where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ho Chi Minh City District 1 hotels
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide (other languages on request)
    • Lunch
    • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Sightseeing fees and permits
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

    We are provided with detailed information about the history of famous places in the city. The guide is charming; he has profound knowledge. We also enjoyed delicious food at lunch.

    Thank kembeatri
    Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

    While I was looking for a suitable tour in the city, I found this tour. A valuable experience is brought about by the proper organization of the company. Tour guide enthusiastic and helpful. We had a great day.

    Thank keis2019
    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    The tour guide is very enthusiastic, explaining in detail about his life and history with his excellent English. Very wonderful experience. Delicious and varied dishes. Worthwhile to recommend to anyone who wants to explore the city.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 165hama
    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    The one-day trip around the city is quite impressive. Our guide provides very detailed information about historical and cultural sites that help us understand more about this place. The weather is quite cool to be able to visit many places in one day. Very recommended.

    Thank Ley R
    Reviewed 30 October 2018

    Although description of the tour promised it to be interesting l didn’t truly expect to see such a mixture of times and cultures in one place. The hi-tech modern city abruptly ends in its heart, the old Chinatown. The heart which bears so many traces...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank hamsterson1996
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