One Day in Hanoi City Tour - One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi Old Quarter & more

Going on a full-day Hanoi city tour is undoubtedly the perfect way to see everything this incredible city has to offer. This experience includes a stroll through the Old Quarter, Hanoi’s busiest and oldest district, as well as visits to some of Hanoi’s best-known historical sites and museums, such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the One Pillar Pagoda, and Ngoc Son Temple. But be warned, going on the One Day in Hanoi City Tour leaves you at risk of falling in love with such an amazing city, you may never want to leave!
  • Departure: Hanoi
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  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 7:45
  • Meeting point: Your hotel lobby
  • Scout all the highlights of Hanoi
  • Explore the Hanoi Old Quarter 
  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Hang out at Hoan Kiem Lake 
  • See the unique One Pillar Pagoda and other famous temples
Tour Options
Pick up
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for hotels in the Old Quarter. If you are not sure where your hotel is, please indicate the exact name of the hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.Guests staying outside of the Old quarter, please meet the tour guide at 9 Hang Huong street at 07:45, or Hanoi Opera House - 1 Trang Tien street at 08:30. Guests are requested to indicate which of the aforementioned locations will be chosen (either Hanoi Opera House or 9 Hang Huong street by indicating in the "Special Request" field when booking.
The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and local conditions, without notice in advance.Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. In addition, please note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is also closed during the month of October. In the event that the mausoleum is closed during your selected tour date, a suitable replacement will be chosen.Tours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will go to the Bat Trang Pottery Village; tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays will go to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Any guests with dietary preferences should indicate these in the "Special Request" field when the booking is being made.During Tet Holiday in Vietnam, any bookings are requested to be made three days before your selected date to avoid any delay in reply.
  • Vehicle
  • Gas
  • Driver
  • Bottle of water
  • Guide (English)
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Other expense

What are some fun things to do in Hanoi? Join Hanoi City Tour to Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, One Pillar Pagoda & more

Hanoi is the cultural hub of Vietnam, and a must-see for anyone travelling here. What better way to explore this amazing city than a full-day Hanoi city tour? Known for its ancient architecture, art galleries, museums, peaceful lakes, cultural relics, and lush green parks, you’ll never run out of things to do in Hanoi. Start your day with one of the city’s most-visited sites, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The marble edifice is the final resting place of the iconic former leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, and a must-see attraction – not only due to its imposing design but also its unique historical significance. While roaming the grounds, you’ll also get to see the One Pillar Pagoda, uniquely constructed out of wood and resting on a single stone pillar. Next, you’ll head to either the Bat Trang Pottery Village or the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, depending on the day of your trip. Whether you’re learning how to make beautiful pottery products or learning about the various ethnic groups of Vietnam, either of these experiences is a great way to get a better understanding of Vietnamese lifestyle.The rest of the afternoon will be spent exploring the rest of Hanoi’s fascinating sites. Memorable moments include strolling around the heart and soul of Hanoi city, Hoan Kiem Lake, as well as exploring the Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain) located on the lake. Serving as an oasis of tranquillity amid the organised chaos of Hanoi city life, Hoan Kiem makes for a picturesque spot to take in the contrasts of this charming city. Not to be missed is one of Vietnam’s foremost historical and cultural sites, Quoc Tu Giam, also known as the Literature Temple. The first university of Vietnam, as well as Confucian sanctuary, captivates visitors with its tree-lined courtyards and striking architecture.A perfect end to the day will follow, as you make your way to the Hanoi Old Quarter. Wander the endless maze of alleys, be amazed by the energy and vibe of life on the ancient streets, and get carried away with the infectious atmosphere of this unique part of the city.The opportunity for adventure and exploration on the One Day in Hanoi City Tour is endless. Anyone who visits Hanoi will tell you that while a full-day tour is the best way to check out the city. There’s so much to see that you'll be tempted to do it all again the very next day.
Travel Reviews
flag/dnk.svgHelga Vonderdekle
Beautiful tour of Hanoi"Old Quarter was a nice step back to history. We were fascinated by Ngoc Son Temple on the Lake as well. Pleasant experience only the rain towards the end made us want to get on over the tour quickly"
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flag/dnk.svgHelga Vonderdekle
Beautiful tour of Hanoi"Old Quarter was a nice step back to history. We were fascinated by Ngoc Son Temple on the Lake as well. Pleasant experience only the rain towards the end made us want to get on over the tour quickly"