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.
Breakfast and lunch included
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.
Breakfast and lunch included
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! Breakfast and lunch included
As your flight departs in the evening, there is further time to explore Ho Chi Minh City or to purchase any last-minute souvenirs. This evening we transfer to the airport for our flight with Vietnam Airlines, via Hanoi, to London Heathrow. Breakfast and in-flight meals and drinks included
This morning we arrive at London Heathrow. If choosing Emirates, you will fly via Dubai into London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow. Filled with amazing memories to cherish, our Vietnamese adventure comes to an end.
In-flight meals and drinks included
Our escorted holidays to Vietnam & Cambodia 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.
SPECIAL OFFERS: To celebrate the launch of our new 2020/ 2021 season, any guests booking the Highlights of Vietnam tour (departing from September 2020) by 29 February 2020, will be entitled to an early room check-in in Hanoi for only £29pp, if travelling with Vietnam Airlines.
Alternatively, fly with Emirates, via Dubai, from a selection of regional airports for just £99pp. The usual supplement for these flights is £195pp. See the ‘Offers’ tab for more details.
|Departure date||Price (pp)||Availability||Offer|
|01 October *||£2,595||NEW TOUR||£29 early room check in or £99 with Emirates|
|05 November||£2,695||NEW TOUR||£29 early room check in or £99 with Emirates|
|21 January||£2,695||ONLY 6 ROOMS LEFT||£29 early room check in or £99 with Emirates|
|18 February||£2,695||ONLY 2 ROOMS LEFT||£29 early room check in or £99 with Emirates|
|18 March||£2,695||ONLY 5 ROOMS LEFT||£29 early room check in or £99 with Emirates|
* The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed for renovations. Alternative sightseeing to Tran Quoc Pagoda has been arranged.
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.
Vietnam Airlines upgrade to Premium Economy from £995 per person return, or Business Class from £2,395 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.
Book your place on our brand new Highlights of Vietnam tour by 30 June 2020 and you can take advantage of one of two special launch offers.
Enjoy an early room check-in in Hanoi for only £29pp if travelling with Vietnam Airlines. Your hotel room will be ready on your arrival, so you can freshen up before heading out to start your explorations, or recharge your batteries with a sleep before your adventures begin.
Alternatively, enjoy the convenience of flying from your closest airport with Emirates, via Dubai. Choose from either London Heathrow, London Gatwick or London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow for just £99pp. The usual supplement for these flights is £195pp.
The Highlights of Vietnam tour is a new itinerary with departures in late 2020 and early 2021. This page will be updated with reviews as soon as our returning customers are contacted by the independent reviews company Feefo. In the meantime, please feel free to look at the reviews for our other tours – we’re sure you will be impressed with the service our guests receive and the great reviews they kindly give us!