Originally the settlement of the Cham people, the Imperial city of Hue was capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, we visit the Imperial Citadel modelled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. Many of the buildings, as well as the citadel, were destroyed by war, but these are slowly being rebuilt and restored. We then visit Ngoc Son, the former residence of Princess Ngoc Son. Our afternoon is free to spend as we please. Try your hand at the delicate art of Truc Chi, paper made from bamboo pulp, or alternatively travel to the local village of Than Tien to learn the craft of paper flower making, a tradition the local residents have been practicing for over 300 years.
Included meals: Breakfast and lunch
It’s an early start this morning as we journey to the airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the city’s Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, and explore the War Remnants Museum. A stark, and often graphic representation of the impact of the Vietnam War, the museum provides a fascinating insight into this country’s history. We finish the day with a stroll along Dong Khoi Street to the Saigon Opera House. Our home for the next two nights is the perfectly located Liberty Central Riverside Hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast and lunch
This morning we head out of the city and travel to the countryside which was once the stronghold of the Viet Cong. We visit the Ho Chi Minh Agricultural Village, where we join a Vietnamese cooking class, and continue afterwards to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This vast underground network of tunnels was used by the Viet Cong, and at its peak, the tunnel system in the district of Cu Chi covered more than 250km. Our visit provides a fascinating insight into how the Viet Cong lived and fought the war. This evening there is an optional dinner at ‘Dining in the Dark at Noir’, a dining experience like no other!
Included meals: Breakfast and lunch
The day is ours until it is time to depart for the airport. Our flights to our chosen UK airport operate via either Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines, or Dubai with Emirates.
If you would like to break the journey home with a stopover in either Hong Kong (if flying with Cathay Pacific) or Dubai (if flying with Emirates), we have a choice of hotel packages offering a 2-night stay including breakfast and return airport to hotel transfers. If you’d like a longer stay, extra nights can be added. Please contact us for full details.
Included meals: Breakfast and in-flight meals and drinks
This morning we arrive into our chosen airport. Filled with amazing memories to cherish, our Vietnamese adventure comes to an end.
Included meals: In-flight meals and drinks
All of the departure dates for our 2021/2022 season Highlights of Vietnam tours have an exciting Special Offer. Book by 30th June 2021 to save £200 per person on all tours to Vietnam departing from September 2021.
|Departure date||Price (pp)||Availability||Offer|
|11 November||£2,895||AVAILABLE||SAVE £200 Per Person|
|13 January||£2,895||AVAILABLE||SAVE £200 Per Person|
|10 February||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|17 February||£2,895||HALF FULL||SAVE £200 Per Person|
|03 March||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Single occupancy supplement: £695
Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.
Stopovers: Extend your holiday with a stopover in Dubai from £345 per person return.
Visa information: Visas are not required for British Citizens staying fewer than 15 days.
Upgrade your flights with Cathay Pacific or Vietnam Airlines. Premium Economy from £995 per person return, or Business Class from £2,995 per person return.
Emirates upgrade to Business Class flights from £3,495 per person return.
For information on daily travel timings, please refer to the relevant itinerary on our website.
Prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest available booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book.
Our escorted holidays are designed to include must-see sights and memorable experiences in your tour price. And the new Highlights of Vietnam tour is no exception as so much of what you will experience is already included in the price. That’s all your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast and several other meals too, experienced local Tour Manager and several amazing excursions, already paid for.
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