Legendary Hanoi: Full-Day City Tour & Water Puppet Show

Get an insight into the unique culture of legendary Hanoi as you visit the city's landmarks. Enjoy a tour by shuttle bus around the Old Quarter. Enjoy a traditional water puppet show and take a guided walk to admire Hanoi's historic architecture.


  • Visit important pagodas and temples, and admire the city’s lakes and parks
  • Learn about Vietnamese history as well as its culture
  • Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine on the street just as the locals do
  • Enjoy a traditional water puppet show


  • Transportation by shuttle bus
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Local lunch
  • Water puppet show ticket


  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Insurance

Know before you go

 On Monday and Friday mornings, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum are closed
• The itinerary may change due to weather and operating conditions
• Special requests for food should be sent before your departure date


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Your guide will pick you up at your Hanoi hotel at around 08:30 to begin this full-day city tour.

First you’ll head by shuttle bus to the Hanoi Opera House, and then you’ll visit the Ho Chi Minh complex that’s seen as a unifying symbol for the people of the country. It is home to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s house, and the 1-Pillar Pagoda as well.

Next on the itinerary is Tran Quoc Pagoda, situated by the dazzling West Lake. This is one of the most picturesque attractions in Hanoi, created by a harmonious design that takes advantage of the watery landscape.

Continue on to the Temple of Literature, the site of the oldest university in the country, before stopping for a Vietnamese lunch at a restaurant nearby.

Following the break, you’ll see Ngoc Son Temple, one of Hanoi’s most picturesque structures, and hear some of the interesting stories about it.

Enjoy a leisurely hour’s drive around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, taking in the maze of labyrinthine streets and the daily life of the locals.

Take a break to enjoy a water puppet show that demonstrates a well-loved traditional Vietnamese art form. Later you can sip a cup of special coffee as you watch the bustling life of the locals in the late afternoon, as your tour ends.

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