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Classic Vietnam

Small group tour

Classic Vietnam is the perfect tour for the first time traveller to Vietnam

This 12 day Classic Vietnam tour is ideal if you wish to see all the highlights of Vietnam in a fewer days. Spending time in the vibrant and bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the relaxed and charming towns of Hue and Hoi An, and a luxury cruise on the spectacular Halong Bay, this tour will be sure to cover all you need to see on a flying visit to Vietnam. If you would like to spend a little longer in this beautiful country why not extend your tour with our selection of tailor-made extensions, and unwind on the beautiful beaches of Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc or Nha Trang, see the spectacular rice fields in the northern village ‘Sapa’, or relax on a Mekong River Cruise.

Hoi An Vietnam
Puppetry Hanoi Vietnam

Locations you will be visiting

  • Hanoi West Lake vietnam

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Those looking for history, colonial legacy and modern outlook can find it all in Vietnam’s buzzing...

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  • Hue Cruise Perfume River vietnam

    Hue, Vietnam

    Located on the bank of picturesque Song Huong (Perfume River), Hue is brimming with history

    2 Days

  • boats river sunset Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An, Vietnam

    A charming town with a sense of history in its pretty streets and narrow canals.

    2 Days

  • spring ho chi minh city vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    A vibrant city with a fascinating history and food culture

    2 Days


Classic Vietnam

12 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Hanoi

Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Hanoi, from Heathrow or your local airport.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you tour guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 3 Hanoi City Tour

Experience the rich culture of Hanoi. Spend time at the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Vietnam History Museum and the Hanoi Opera House. Stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day watching a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Halong Bay

In the morning, journey through the rich farmlands passing the workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board a traditional wooden junk boat for your overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Visit the Surprise Cave and maybe take a refreshing swim on Titov Island. Optional activities include a cookery class, massage, kayaking and swimming.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Boat
DAY 5 To Hue

We start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, followed by breakfast, before exploring the Dark and Bright Caves. A tasty brunch will be served as the boat winds through the limestone landscapes. Disembark and journey back to Hanoi for some free time at your leisure. Late afternoon transfer to airport and fly to Hue, and be met by your local tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

  • Meals included: Brunch
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 6 Hue

Hue was once Vietnam’s imperial capital and today you discover its historic significance at first hand. Cruise along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, visit the Citadel and ornate tombs of former emperors, and experience a local market.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 To Hoi An

A three-hour drive takes you through some stunning rural and coastal countryside, including the dramatic Hai Van Pass, to Hoi An. On arrival, check into your hotel. Hoi An, is easily explored on foot, and in the afternoon, embark on a short walking tour.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 8 Hoi An

Day at leisure to enjoy the ancient town of Hoi An. Optional tours include a cooking class or cycle ride to the local beach.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 To Ho Chi Minh City

This morning is at leisure. Lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Danang Airport, stopping en route to visit the Marble Mountain and Cham Museum. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels

Experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh City on a half day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour, home to several colonial-style buildings. Visit the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, located over five levels where there are tunnels, a war room and telecommunications centre and the poignant War Remnants Museum. This afternoon we will take you to the Cu Chi Tunnels on the city’s outskirts, an incredible underground network of tunnels, rooms and passageways used by Vietnamese soldiers.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11 Mekong Delta

A morning journey through the beautiful countryside of My Tho and Ben Tre province brings you to Hung Vuong Pier, where you board a boat to sail along the Ben Tre River – one of the tributaries of the Mekong – through scenic mangroves leading into the heart of the Mekong Delta. Stop at a traditional brick works to view bricks being made by hand, and My Long Village to see rice paper making and try some rice cakes. Continue along the canals, visiting a coconut workshop and bee garden for regional fruit, and a cup of honey tea accompanied by some local music. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant, and visit a fascinating local market. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 12 Fly to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Cycling Hoi An vietnam

    Vietnam: Cycling Around Hoi An

    Cycle around Hoi An and the local countryside to see the locals' daily life in the green rice field, villages and craft workshops.

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  • Vietnam

    Vietnam: Pottery and Train Experience, Hanoi

    Take your place at the potter's wheel and make your own piece of art to take home.

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  • Step fields Sapa Vietnam

    Indochina: Explore Off the Beaten Track

    Discover off the beaten track in whatever country you are visiting. Go on your very own adventurous journey and meet the local tribes living deep within the mountains.

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  • Vietnam

    Vietnam: Mekong Delta Overnight Cruise

    Board a traditional sampan to explore the maze of creeks of the Mekong Delta. Visit to Cai Rang floating market and weave your way through the vendors in their boats.

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Sample Accommodation

Tirant Hotel Hanoi, Hanoi

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Bhaya Classic Cruise, Halong Bay

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Eldora Hotel, Hue

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Hoi An Silk Luxury Hotel, Hoi An

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EdenStar Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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Your holiday details
Departures and Prices 2019 / 20 / 21
Depart Return Days Price from Availability Reservation
Depart18/10/2019 Return29/10/2019 Day12 Depart£2,448 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart01/11/2019 Return12/11/2019 Day12 Depart£2,448 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart22/11/2019 Return03/12/2019 Day12 Depart£2,448 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart07/02/2020 Return18/02/2020 Day12 Depart£2,448 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart28/02/2020 Return10/03/2020 Day12 Depart£2,448 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart27/03/2020 Return07/04/2020 Day12 Depart£2,448 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart24/04/2020 Return05/05/2020 Day12 Depart£2,448 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart23/10/2020 Return03/11/2020 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart13/11/2020 Return24/11/2020 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart27/11/2020 Return08/12/2020 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart20/01/2021 Return09/02/2021 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart26/02/2021 Return09/03/2021 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart26/03/2021 Return06/04/2021 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart23/04/2021 Return04/05/2021 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation

Single supplement from £419
Land only from £1,648

(without international flights)

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

This tour itinerary is also available as a Private Tour. Please ask for more details.

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What's included:
  • International flights departing from London Heathrow
  • Domestic flights in economy class
  • 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
  • Transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as specified
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.


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