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Vietnam at a Glance

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    £2,790pp
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Have limited time but still want to experience Vietnam's top sights? With this tour you can tick off the highlights with visits to charming Hoi An, historical Hue, spectacular Halong Bay and much more.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 10 , Lunches: 9 , Dinners: 10
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    10 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 Vietnam at a Glance tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Vietnam at a Glance Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

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. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

    • 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
    Day 8 Fly to Hanoi

    Fly to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure or start your explorations of Vietnam's capital.

    • 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
    Halong Bay
    Day 10 Halong Bay

    Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations. Dinner is included during your voyage.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Halong Bay - Hanoi
    Day 11 Halong Bay - Hanoi

    Rise early this morning for a beautiful sunrise over the bay. Return to Hanoi after brunch and later, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Departure
    Day 12 Departure

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

    • 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 4
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.
  • Nights 2
    Emm Hoi An
    Emm Hoi An
    This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel's facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.
  • Night 1
    Romance Hotel
    Romance Hotel
    Centrally located in Hue, this elegantly designed hotel offers an ideal location for business and leisure. Just a stone's throw away from Perfume River and many other popular destinations, Romance Hotel features 110 well-furnished en-suite rooms. The 4* hotel caters to clients' needs by offering facilities including air conditioned rooms, 24-hour room service, satellite TV channels, Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas and a mini bar.
  • Nights 3
    Thien Thai Hotel Hanoi
    45 P. Nguyen Truong To, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Set in a charming French colonial building, Thien Thai is a boutique hotel on a quiet side street near the Old Quarter. Its internal decor reflects its French heritage, re-designed with a contemporary aesthetic. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar, along with a relaxing wellness centre with sauna, gym and whirlpool bath.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises
    No T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Emeraude Classic Cruises
    A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.
    • Wi-Fi

The best time to visit Vietnam as a whole is the spring (March and April) and autumn (September to December).

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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Vietnam at a Glance map

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

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In addition to being for solos only these departures feature smaller group sizes, free airport lounge access and complimentary cocktails on arrival.

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