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Christmas in Vietnam

  • Duration
    13 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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    £3,890pp
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Want to explore Vietnam's top sights at the most wonderful time of year? December is a perfect month to visit Vietnam, so why not enjoy a change of pace and celebrate Christmas there too? Begin your adventure in the historic city of Saigon before heading to the coast to see the charming towns of Hoi An and imperial Hue. From here, fly north to Vietnam's leafy capital, Hanoi. Come Christmas Eve, embark on an exciting two-night cruise into the waters of Halong Bay and its secret twin, the ethereally beautiful Lan Ha Bay, where you can swim, kayak and relax to your heart's content.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 11 , Lunches: 10 , Dinners: 11
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Halong Bay Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required and you should expect to be on your feet for much of the day. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, trains or boats and walking around the sights, often including steps, plus occasional longer walks. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Christmas in Vietnam tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those with a short period of time who are looking for a comprehensive visit to the most famous and iconic cities and sights of Vietnam, from Saigon and the south to the glorious Halong Bay.

  • Days 1-2
    FLY TO SAIGON
    DAYS 1-2 FLY TO SAIGON

    Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam's largest and most evocative city. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    DISCOVER SAIGON
    DAY 3 DISCOVER SAIGON

    This morning, contemplate the struggles of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. This exuberant city is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    MEKONG DELTA
    DAY 4 MEKONG DELTA

    Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palmlined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a lunch of typical Mekong dishes. Make a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda en route back to Saigon.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    JOURNEY TO HOI AN
    DAY 5 JOURNEY TO HOI AN

    Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchant's house, Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    TRA QUE VILLAGE
    Day 6 TRA QUE VILLAGE

    Head out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    IMPERIAL HUE
    Day 7 IMPERIAL HUE

    Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam's dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. The magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    FLY TO HANOI

    This morning, fly 1 hour and 20 minutes to the charming city of Hanoi, where the afternoon is at leisure. This evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a famously artistic open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    EXPLORE HANOI
    DAY 9 EXPLORE HANOI

    Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you'll visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day's explorations with a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    CHRISTMAS EVE IN HALONG BAY
    DAY 10 CHRISTMAS EVE IN HALONG BAY

    Travel to Halong and embark on an unforgettable adventure – a two-night cruise out to the far-most corners of the bay. Settle in with lunch on board and enjoy the passing scenery as you journey out into the waters. This afternoon, enjoy the included activities on offer, such as swimming and sunbathing at Trinh Nu Beach, or exploring Trinh Nu Cave. End the day on deck with a drink in hand to watch the sunset over the bay, and watch or even enter a light-hearted spring roll making competition on deck – MasterChef in Halong Bay!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    CHRISTMAS DAY IN HALONG BAY AND LAN HA BAY

    Begin a Christmas Day like no other – watching the sun rise over Halong Bay. Sail into Lan Ha Bay – Halong's equally beautiful but lesser-known twin! Far fewer cruise ships are permitted to operate in Lan Ha Bay, thanks to its protected status as part of Cat Ba National Park. Enjoy the Halong experience without the crowds. Today, choose from included activities such as kayaking at Ho Ba Ham (Three Tunnel Lake). Here, limestone tunnels connect three peaceful lakes within the bay – an extraordinary place where time seems to stand still. Alternatively, join a tour of Cua Van Fishing Village, a colourful floating village inhabited by multiple generations of fishermen and their families. This evening, enjoy a drinks reception on deck, exclusively for Wendy Wu Tours travellers.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    RETURN TO HANOI

    Begin the morning with a choice of activities – a revitalising Tai Chi session on deck at sunrise, or an early morning adventure to Sung Sot Cave! This vast grotto has two impressive chambers filled with stalactites and stalagmites, and is one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Return to the ship and enjoy brunch on board as you sail back to the embarkation point. Drive back to Hanoi, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    DEPARTURE

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport, according to the departure time of your onward flight. Any time before your flight is at leisure to enjoy the city.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 3
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is conveniently situated in District 1. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
  • Nights 2
    Silkotel
    14 Hung Vuong, Phuong Cam Pho, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
    A stone's throw from the pedestrianised Old Town, Silkotel Hoi An offers 92 elegant rooms close to to the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. With a reputation for some of the best service staff in Hoi An, Silkotel's facilities include an indulgent spa, an in-house restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool with adjacent pool bar.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Eldora Hotel
    60 Ben Nghe Street, Hue, Vietnam
    The Eldora is a beautiful boutique hotel, filled with neoclassical décor inspired by Vietnam's French history. Located on Ben Nghe Street, it's a perfect base from which to explore the historic monuments of Hue, once the country's imperial capital. After a busy day of sightseeing, guests can unwind in the swimming pool, sauna or steam room before enjoying a drink in the coffee lounge or 15th-floor Skyline Bar.
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 3
    Le Jardin Haute Couture, Hanoi
    105 P. Nguyen Truong To, Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, 100000, Vietnam
    Combining Vietnamese elegance with contemporary style, Le Jardin Haute Couture is a light, airy oasis in the heart of Hanoi. Guests can take advantage of the the Six Senses spa, swim in the rooftop pool, or enjoy a drink in the hotel's excellent 12th-floor sky bar.
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Bhaya Classic
    Bhaya- No. 08, 09, 10, Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Bhaya Classic
    Aboard a traditional-style junk, refurbished in 2015, a Bhaya Classic cruise offers a convivial atmosphere and classic oriental style. There is a sundeck for admiring the scenery and a spa and jacuzzi for relaxing whilst the restaurant serves freshly prepared Vietnamese and international cuisine. Onboard activities as you cruise include Tai Chi and cooking classes. Cabins are cosy and comfortable with big windows for beautiful views, a fridge and a bathroom with walk in shower.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
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Christmas in Vietnam map

Places Visited: Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (1N) - Hanoi (2N+1N) - Halong Bay (2N)

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