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Hanoi Half day City by Motorbike with lunch

Hanoi - Hanoi Opera House - Long Bien Bridge - Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi Old quarter - Temple of Literature - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - West lake

Overview

Hanoi is famous for the Old Quarter, unique custom and foods. Experience these fabulous tastes and sights and enjoy the streets of Hanoi by a motorbike tour around the Old Quarters, from the street food stalls, small local restaurants to West Lake and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Come with an empty belly and we will send you home with a smile.

Duration: Half day (4 hours)
Departure: 8.00 am to 12.30 pm (4.5 hours total)
8.00 am to 12.30 pm (4.5 hours total)
Theme: Traditional culture, Foodies delight
Suitable: Honeymoon couple, Active traveler

Highlights

  • Safety with female driver in "Ao Dai" dress.
  • Great of fun
  • Variety of sight seeing: Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Westlake
  • Insight feeling of Ha Noi lifestyle.
  • Full of taste authentic Vietnamese food.

Itinerary

Hanoi City Insight & street Food

Departure time:

  • Morning from: 8.00 am – 12.30 pm (lunch included)
  • Afternoon from: 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm (lunch included)

Group size: From 2 persons (maximum 12 people)

Visit Place:

  • 1. Café Trứng (Egg Coffee) at Café Giảng on Yen Phu St.

Have you heard about Egg coffee? It sounds a bit weird but the taste is amazing. Even if you are not a coffee-lover, it is still worth trying this creative mixing of coffee by Vietnamese people.
Sound good? While you enjoy your drink, we will talk about the day’s itinerary and destinations.

  • 2. Long Bien Bridge/ Chuong Duong Bridge

Long Bien Bridge was the longest bridge in Asia when it was built from 1899 to 1902. Known as the oldest bridge in Hanoi that is still living and sharing the daily life with Hanoians silently. At this stop, while you can take some time to enjoy the view and take pictures, our tour guide will also introduce the history of the bridge as well as details about the life of locals from 2 sides of it.

After that, we will pass through the famous Chuong Duong Bridge - the four-lane, steel span bridge’s claim to fame is that it was the first sizeable bridge designed and built by Vietnamese workers, with no international assistance.

  • 3. Nha Hat Lon (Hanoi Opera House)

Coming up next … Hanoi Opera House is a project built by the French government in the early years of the 20th century. While you’re enjoying the very famous Trang Tien’s Ice cream, we’ll tell you all about its unique structure with the outstanding values in terms of history, culture, architecture and art.

  • 4. Ho Guom (Hoàn Kiếm Lake)

Lying in the centre of Hanoi‘s historic district, Hoan Kiem Lake is a lovely, peaceful place with a fascinating history. In 1428, legend has it that Emperor Le Loi obtained a magical sword from the Dragon King to fight against Chinese oppressors. The sword, as you may have guessed, came from Hoan Kiem lake.

At this stop, we will have a chance to see “Ly Thai To Monument”. This is a cultural and architectural work which aims to honour King Ly Thai

To (974 – 1028). He is the first king who found Capital Citadel of Thang Long (Hanoi today).

5. Nha Tho Lon (St. Joseph's Cathedral)

Next stop, Saint Joseph Cathedral, located at 40 Nha Chung street, Hanoi, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style, which was built about 120 years ago.

Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886.

6. Hoa Lo Prison

Trust me! You are not going to believe what you are about to see.
Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. The French called it Maison Central, a generic name for a colonial prison. Whatever its name, the notorious prison housed a century of torture within its walls.

7. The Train Track

A must-see, weird and fun experience, for sure! During the day, there are several trains destined for Ho Chi Minh City roars through the heart of Hanoi, just inches away from the shops and homes that line its tracks.

I’m guessing when you look up “Hanoi” on Instagram, you’ve come across pictures of this interesting destination. A train track in the middle of the city? Let’s take a seat, have a chat, as we drink Hanoi Beer and await the train’ booming arrival.

8. Ho Tay (West Lake)

West Lake is known as Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake. It’s a huge body of water – it has a circumference of 17km – and there are plenty of historic places of interest, five-star hotels, stylish restaurants, cafes, and nightlife venues that are worth exploring along the shoreline.
The West Lake is bordered by several significant pagodas. Vietnam’s oldest pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, was built in the 6th century and is located on an island in the middle of the West Lake.

On this tour, Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the places that cannot be missed.

9. Huu Tiep Lake and The B52

We will then have a quick visit to the B52 plane crash site. This is a remarkable victory of Vietnam soldiers during the Vietnam war. You will also get to visit a local market nearby to see daily activities of the Hanoians.

10. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi.

At this stop, while you can take some time to see the attraction from outside and take pictures, our tour guide will fill you in with more stories about our Uncle Ho & the historical information.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Please keep in mind that we do not go inside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on “Hanoi City sights and street food”tour. This attraction requires a lot of time to fully appreciate so we recommend that you visit them on your own so that we can make the most of time you have with us.
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Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • Please keep in mind that we do not go inside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on “Hanoi City sights and street food”tour. This attraction requires a lot of time to fully appreciate so we recommend that you visit them on your own so that we can make the most of time you have with us.

Price & Inclusion

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Important Information

Meals

1 Lunch

Transportation

Motorcycle

Price Includes

  • Motorbike with a high quality helmet
  • Insurance Cover
  • Tour Guide / English to Vietnamese
  • Female driver to drive your motorbike and answer your questions
  • Tour Guide Leader and a male Tour Coordinator on the leading motorbike
  • Head-set communication system so guests will be in constant communication on the way with the Tour Guide Leader
  • Wet Weather Poncho (if required)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Pure water bottles at short stop
  • Coffee / Tea / Soft Drink at the meeting point
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • A range of Vietnamese snacks
  • Lunch/ Dinner unlimited amounts of authentic Vietnamese food from the menu to suit your taste requirements including unlimited drinks (Cold Beer / Cold Soft Drink / Tea).

Cancellation by Customer

  •   More than 7 days prior: 10% of total rates.
  •   From 4 to 7 days prior: 50% of total rates.
  •   Less than 3 days prior: 100% of total rates.
  •   No-Show: 100% of total rates.

Children Policy

  • Not recommended for children under 12 year old.
  • Child under 4 year old: FREE of charge, limit 1 child/ booking
  • Child from 4 - 11 year old: 75% charge
  • Child from 11 year & above: 100% adult rate

Customer Reviews

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Mr.Michaela Hercogova

United Kingdom

3 January, 2019

"Amazing experience with local guides"

My friend and I had absolutely brilliant experience with BestTravel, we did couple of tours and I believe we will do couple more. The motorbike tour was one of them, we had a driver / guide each who took us around the city on the moped. Tom and Tracy are very skilled drivers and we felt incredibly safe,… More

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Ms.Natalie Lacusta

Canada

22 September, 2017

My good friend and I were delighted by this tour! Our guides were so enthusiastic and friendly. We were welcome to ask all types of questions about the people, the culture and the history which always lead to very interesting discussions. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for an… More

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Ms.Natalie Lacusta

Canada

22 September, 2017

Very knowledgable and fun guides - the food aspect of the tour was unique

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Ms.Antoinette Cooney

Singapore

1 July, 2017

To me there is no better way to see how a city functions, and to sink in to its pace of life. We only had half a day in Hanoi and this was an amazing way to see the sites.

The mopeds were extremely well driven by two articulate funny girls who were more than engaging in conversation.

A truly fantastic… More

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Ms.Sue sussman

United States

11 May, 2017

Loved this! You must go. I admit I was a little nervous about getting on a motorbike with someone I didn't know driving, especially in this traffic-crazy city. But this Food Tour was a highlight of the trip. Jane and Nga were absolutely fabulous and we felt completely safe. The sites of the city that… More

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Ms.Aubrey

Thailand

19 April, 2017

By far, in all of my travels, one of the best and unique tours of a city I have EVER taken...but warning...GO HUNGRY!!! My friend and I were picked up directly from our hotel promptly at 8:00am on Wednesday by our motorbike drivers, Gabby and Aun. We were given a short safety briefing (I live in Bangkok… More

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Mr.Peter van Gestel

Netherlands

16 April, 2017

“Wow. What a blast!”
Just back from 4 hour scooter tour with Nhung. She was a fantastic guide and tool me all over hanoi to see all the major sites and we stopped for 3 or 4 great food stops. Can't recommend the tour highly enough. Traffic hair raising but Nhung was a very safe driver

Visited April 2017
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Ms.Clara Wessels

South Africa

11 April, 2017

I have to say after having been driven around the city in cars on other tours and seeing the traffic I was nervous at first about being on a motorbike but I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. Do not worry about being on a motorbike.

It is without a doubt the BEST way to see the city!

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Mr.John Wallace

United Kingdom

5 April, 2017

“Must do experience”
We booked on line and asked to be picked up,at our hotel. Tim, the tour leader arrived with Charlotte and Gabi our drivers. We had a snack down towards the lake, eel noodles, very tasty. Our tour then took us to several of the highlights in Hanoi, the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the… More

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Mr.Mark Albert

United States

23 March, 2017

“THE BEST TOUR IN HANOI ”

Hanoi is a difficult place to navigate around if you don't know where to go. We were so lucky we booked this tour and were greeted by our amazing guides Trang and Jane. They took us to the most amazing sites and we tasted an array of food from the old town and west lakes… More

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