Breakfast at your hotel.
You will have a full day tour to visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions including Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside only) and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda all nearby. Then, stroll around the Old Quarter, known for its maze of 36 streets and former craft guilds and also the most vibrant place in town.
Next, you'll visit the emblematic Temple of Literature, find the Lake of the Restored Sword and its little Japanese bridge, have a glimpse at the Ngoc Son Temple and find out all about our 54 ethnical minorities at the Ethnology Museum. In the end of the day you will join Hanoi After Dark by Vintage Vespa:
At 18:00: Hanoi After dark start at our stylish local Café with a cocktail and a delicious snack from one of the nearby night time vendors, before jumping on the back of the vintage Vespas. After weaving through the magical, busy back streets of the Old Quarter, we soon arrive at a fascinating local joint, right on the railway tracks (literally!) where we try some infused rice wine and a Buffalo Jerky appetizer.
It’s back riding through the narrow streets again, as we head toward our next foodie place, a lively local restaurant serving Bun Cha. This the quintessential, must taste Hanoi dish of rice noodles, grilled pork and meatballs, with a side of Nem (spring rolls). Simple but delicious.
We then head out of the Old Quarter and ride close by the lake toward our next venue, which is very famous in the neighborhood! We try the local specialty of Pho Cuon, and learn the art of wrap ‘n’ roll, Vietnamese style. with these fresh & fragrant ingredients, and the Pho noodle!
A short ride on the Vespa takes us to our final port of call, next to the superb Opera House. The halcyon days of the 1930’s may be over; however, this Jazz Club will wow you with a truly unique blend of styles – 30’s style Jazz & traditional Vietnamese music!
Overnight in Hanoi