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Ho Chi Minh City Private 8-Hour Tour from Phu My Port

1. Ho Chi Minh City Private 8-Hour Tour from Phu My Port

You’ll be picked up by the guide at Phu My port in Vung Tau before transferring to Ho Chi Minh City, approximately a 2-hour drive. You then start the tour at the crossing of Nguyen Hue and Le Loi streets, from where you can take in the views of the City Hall, the Opera House, Ben Thanh market, and the flower garden in front of the City Hall with the statue of Ho Chi Minh. Here you can experience the hectic daily life of the hospitable local people. You then transfer to the Notre Dame Cathedral, where you can visit the church as well as the old post office. From here you walk to Reunification Palace, which witnessed the fall of the notorious Vietnam War and now serves as a reception hall and museum of the government. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant serving delicious Vietnamese food. Continue on the tour to visit the City Museum and Ben Thanh market, the largest and most beautiful market in the city. Enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh market and an XQ embroidery shop before you drive back to the port for your departure.

Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

2. Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

The driver will pick up you at Phu My port in Vung Tau at 07:00, then transfer you to Saigon to visit a nice colonial center with broad promenades, squares, French-influenced buildings, temples and pagodas that should not be missed. Stops are inclusive of Reunification Palace, War Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral. Have lunch at the good restaurant. Then you will stop to visit bustling Chinatown and Ben Thanh Market.   At 15:00 you will be transferred back to the port, and then at 17:00 you will arrive at the port.  

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What people are saying about Independence Palace

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 95 reviews

For a family of four (children of 16 and 9) this proved an easy and relaxing way to break into HCMC first day. The Independence Palace has a lot more to offer than is apparent from the outside. Tham (Ryan) was a kind and fun guide.

Sweet as Sugar

Very informative Very polite very good Driver and guide team. Make sure Tip included in the price

Great way to see major attractions and highlights especially when you don’t have a lot of time.

Very knowledgeable guide who was very accommodating and knew how to find the hidden spots.

Fantastic trip with Vincent the excellent tour guide and a very polite driver