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Classic Vietnam

Small Group Tour

Classic Vietnam

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

Locations you will be visiting

  • Hanoi West Lake vietnam

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Hanoi with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • Titop peak view halong bay vietnam

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Halong Bay with this handy destination guide.

    1 Day

  • Hue Cruise Perfume River vietnam

    Hue, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Hue with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • boats river sunset Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Hoi An with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • spring ho chi minh city vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Ho Chi Minh City with this handy destination guide.

    3 Days


Classic Vietnam

12 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly 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 to check-in for a two-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your journey, or explore the local area.

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. The evening is free to discover the city at your own pace.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Halong Bay

In the morning, journey through verdant farmlands on your way to boarding a traditional wooden junk boat and an overnight journey on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Visit the Surprise Cave, and maybe take a invigorating swim or hike on Titov Island. there are many optional activities that can be booked locally including a cookery class, massage, and kayaking.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 5 Halong Bay to Hue

You may 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 before a late afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. The local tour guide will meet and arrange your transfer to the hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Transport: Cruise, Airplane
DAY 6 Hue

Hue was once Vietnam’s imperial capital and today you can 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 Hue to Hoi An

Following breakfast, a three-hour drive will take you through stunning rural and coastal landscapes, including the dramatic Hai Van Pass, on your way to Hoi An. On arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Hoi An is easily explored on foot, which you will discover in the afternoon on a short walking tour of the city.

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

Today is at your leisure to enjoy the ancient town of Hoi An at your own pace. There are a variety of optional extras that can be pre-booked to fill your time including a cooking class using fresh, local ingredients to make a regional dish that you can then enjoy for lunch. You could also hire a bicycle to explore the surrounding countryside, or maybe cycle to the beach for a refreshing swim.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City

This morning is at leisure to revisit your favourite sites. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Danang Airport, stopping en route to visit the Marble Mountain and Cham Museum and flying to Ho Chi Minh City for a three-night stay.

  • 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, home to several colonial-style buildings. Visit the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, and the poignant War Remnants Museum. In the afternoon experience the Cu Chi Tunnels, 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. Cruise along the Mekong River and visit the orchards on the Thoi Son islet. Enjoy tropical fruits of the season, visit a honey-bee farm and a coconut candy workshop. Continue by rowing sampan along the canals. Enjoy lunch then visit Vinh Trang Ancient Pagoda before driving back 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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  • Mekong Song Xanh Mekong 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

4★ Tirant Hotel Hanoi

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5★ Bhaya Classic Cruise, Halong Bay

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4★ Eldora Hotel, Hue

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4★ Hoi An Silk Luxury Hotel, Hoi An

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4★ EdenStar Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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Your holiday details
Departures and Prices 2022 / 23
Depart Return Days Price from Availability Reservation
Depart11/11/2022 Return22/11/2022 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart25/11/2022 Return06/12/2022 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart10/03/2023 Return21/03/2023 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart24/03/2023 Return04/04/2023 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart14/04/2023 Return25/04/2023 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart20/10/2023 Return31/10/2023 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart10/11/2023 Return21/11/2023 Day12 Depart£2,498 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart24/11/2023 Return05/12/2023 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 12 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 in economy class
  • 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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