Guided tour

Private Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Mausoleum, Temple & Pagoda

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
Guided tour

Private Half-Day Hanoi City Tour: Mausoleum, Temple & Pagoda

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
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From US$ 58 per person

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Get a feel of Hanoi's local culture while seeing the city's highlights and mingling with the locals on this private half-day tour. Choose from either the morning or afternoon departure.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
We'll pick you up at your hotel around the Old Quarter


  • Participate in this comprehensive private tour of the city
  • Enjoy the comfort of free hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda
  • See the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university
  • Marvel at the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi
Full description

Explore Hanoi and see its highlights on a morning or afternoon city tour by van. See the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and more.

Begin your tour at the Hanoi Opera House in the French Quarter and wonder at one of the city's main architectural landmarks. Then head to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism.

Make your way to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, an important place for the Vietnamese. The complex is a traffic-free area full of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, and for at least 2 months (June 15-August 15) for annual maintenance but you can still take pictures of the Mausoleum and walk around the area) Go to Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi, before concluding your tour at St. Joseph's Cathedral to learn about religion in Vietnam. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886.

(The itinerary may change due to weather and operating conditions)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee
  • Private transfer
  • Gratuties (optional)
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays
  • The Ho Chi Minh museum is closed in the afternoons on Fridays
  • This trip includes visits to temples/pagodas and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, travelers wearing shorts and miniskirts will not be allowed to enter
  • Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Great tour. Haley was very knowledgeable and informative. Made the tour good fun, thank you.

February 18, 2023

Unser Guide war nett und bemüht, leider war sein Englisch nicht besonders gut, sodass er die meisten unserer Fragen nicht beantworten konnte. Auch sein Wissen über die Geschichte von Vietnam war nicht besonders, es kam mehrmals vor, dass er Jahreszahlen vertauscht hat. Wir wollten unbedingt in das Ho-Chi-Minh-Mausoleum (sonntags). Wir sind ewig angestanden (über 1,5h), als wir rausgekommen sind war die Schlange weg. Von einem Tourguide sollte man schon erwarten können, dass er weiß, wann der ideale Zeitpunkt für einen Besuch ist.

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January 2, 2023


Phong, our tour guide is great! He's not hesitant to serve our small requests. This is a good tour. It is on time and as planned.

December 30, 2022

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