12 Day Classic Vietnam from $999


  • All intra-flights: Ho Chi Minh-Da Nang & Hue-Hanoi
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations (2 nights Ho Chi Minh/2 nights Hoi An/2 nights Hue/1 night Halong Bay/3 nights Hanoi)
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones
12 Day Classic Vietnam

Experience the best Vietnam has to offer during this 12 day Classic Vietnam Tour. Prepare yourself for stunning sights and experiences. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a guided tour where you will visit the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the magnificent Saigon Opera house in Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the lively Ben Thanh Market and the largest shopping district in the city. Take a short flight to Da Nang, on the South China Sea. Discover the many delights of the city. Enjoy stunning views of Da Nang Bay, tour the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City & feast on a multi-course dinner. Spend 2 days exploring the Imperial City & 19th century Citadel, sail on Halong Bay as you travel to Hanoi. Spend a day of leisure in Hanoi, or take a tour of Thay Pagoda. Your journey in Vietnam will leave you with many lasting memories.


DAY 1, Monday – Depart for Vietnam

Depart for Vietnam


DAY 2, Tuesday – Arrive in Ho Chi Minh

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon), the largest city in Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh


DAY 3, Wednesday – Ho Chi Minh City Tour

This morning, following breakfast, join your Tour Manager for a Welcome Meeting. Afterwards, a guided tour in Ho Chi Minh City which includes the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, and the French architecture of the Central Post Office, City Hall, and the magnificent Saigon Opera House. From here, visit lively Ben Thanh Market – where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping street in the center of the city. Afternoon at leisure or join the optional Cu Chi Tunnels.They were part of an underground tunnel network built by the Viet Cong to control a large rural area near Saigon. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, shelters and other tunnels

Optional: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels (PM)*

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 4, Thursday – Flight to Da Nang, Hoi An Walking Tour

Depart Ho Chi Minh on your flight to Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s major ports, situated on the coast of the South China Sea. Travel south to the picturesque ancient town of Hoi An, where people still wear the “ao dais”, Vietnam’s traditional dress. The ancient town of Hoi An, a World Heritage Site, was the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia in the 15th century. Its ancient past is superbly preserved in an enchanting collection of temples, pagodas, shop houses and magnificent private homes in the town’s Old Quarter. Walking tour of this artistic jewel, with its century’s old architecture includes the gorgeous Phuoc Kien Pagoda, the 400 year old bright-red Japanese Covered Bridge and the Ancient House. Afterwards, continue to dinner at a local restaurant

Overnight: Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 5, Friday – Full Day in Hoi An

Spend a full day at leisure discovering all of the delights of Hoi An independently. Walk through the Old City, stopping at one of the city’s many museums, or see artisans using age-old techniques to fashion a variety of crafts. Of special interest are the colorful and elaborate paper lanterns created by lantern artisans for which Hoi An is well known. Or, join the optional boat trip on the Thu Bon River visiting the Organic Village, including lunch. The boat trip begins at a local pier in the Old Town. You’ll cruise down streams and past many fishing areas before arriving in Kim Bong village, home of traditional woodworking and boat-building. Return to the mainland and drive to the Traque Organic Village for lunch. Here, you’ll learn about the many vegetables and herbs organically grown to support the people of Hoi An. After a Vietnamese culinary lesson and tasting, return to Hoi An

Optional: Boat Trip on the Thu Bon River & Organic Village with Lunch

Overnight: Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 6, Saturday – Travel to Hue, Hue Imperial City Tour

This morning, travel to Da Nang, with stunning views of bowl-shaped Da Nang Bay. Drive by Marble Mountain, a village well-known for its sophisticated hand-made marble products. Journey over the towering mountains to Hue, home to a wealth of palaces, temples, libraries and museums. Afternoon tour of this former Imperial capital, modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. Enter the Ngo Mon Gate, principal entrance to the Imperial Enclosure and the central passageway reserved for use by the Emperor. Continue to the Thai Hoa Palace with its spacious hallways and ornamental roof, the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns, and the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City, once home to the royal family. Tonight, spend time at leisure to explore on your own or join the optional Cyclo Ride with Dinner at the Citadel.Enjoy a panoramic view of both the daily life and the architecture of Hue with a Trishaw (Cyclo) Tour. Later arrive at a family run restaurant within the Citadel and savor a multi-course dinner replica of the Royal Feast

Optional: Cyclo Ride with Dinner at the Citadel

Overnight: Hue

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 7, Sunday – Full Day in Hue

Day at leisure to explore Hue independently. Or, participate in the not-to-be-missed optional boat excursion on the gentle Perfume River, which explores the life along the banks of the ancient royal capital city. The river, with its shimmering blue color is dotted with a poetic landscape of boats, gardens, pagodas, towers and temples. The tour continues to the legendary Thien Mu Pagoda, on the north bank of the Perfume River, built in seven successive tiers. Then, a drive to the Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, final resting place of Vietnam’s longest reigning emperor and to Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. Here, a Vegetarian Lunch will be prepared by Buddhist nuns of the Dong Thien Pagoda. Return to Hue

Optional: Perfume River Boat Trip and Lunch at Dong Thien Pagoda

Overnight: Hue

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 8, Monday – Flight to Hanoi, Sightseeing en route to Halong Bay

Depart Hue on the flight to sparkling Hanoi, cultural center of the country. Upon arrival, travel overland and through the lush Vietnamese countryside to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of Vietnam’s most celebrated attractions. As you approach, you’ll see thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea creating a truly magical scene. Arrive at your hotel in Halong Bay for overnight

Overnight: Halong Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 9, Tuesday – Cruise Halong Bay, Travel to Hanoi

Incredible views await you today! Halong Bay is considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, added to the list of UNESCO Heritage sites and declared recently as one of the “New Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. There are over 3000 islands in the emerald waters and over 1000 have their own names. Numbers of caves and grottos of all sizes and shapes are filled with small waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites. Sail on a traditional wooden boat on the tranquil bay with lunch served on board. Visit to one of the caves. Afterwards, drive to Hanoi, Vietnam’s vibrant capital and check in to your hotel. This city’s history is tied to French colonialism – its architecture, cuisine and local culture still bear evidence of the French influence

Overnight: Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY 10, Wednesday – Hanoi City Tour & Evening Water Puppet Show

Today, visit the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for over 50 ethnic groups in Vietnam. In the evening, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water

Overnight: Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 11, Thursday – Full Day in Hanoi

Spend a full day at leisure discovering Hanoi on your own, or, take the optional tour to the stunning Thay Pagoda and So Village, including lunch, also known as the “Pagoda of the Master”. Nestled against the hillside in Sai Go Village, it shares its compound with the smaller Ca pagoda. Here, you’ll also see Thuy Dinh Stage, a water palace on Long Tri Pond, where the ancient form of water puppetry is performed. Continue to So Village, a well-preserved ancient village. Walking tour around the village with its traditional layout and small alleyways in-between the houses. Stop at one of the communal houses to meet villagers who earn their living from making noodles. Tonight, your journey to Vietnam ends with many lasting memories. Farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager

Optional: Thay Pagoda & So Village with lunch

Overnight: Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 12, Friday – Depart Vietnam

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast

Pricing & Departures

2020 departures

Tue, Jul 14 $999
Thu, Jul 30 $1049
Tue, Aug 04 $1049
Thu, Aug 13 $1049
Thu, Aug 27 $1049
Tue, Sep 01 $1049
Tue, Sep 08 $1049
Thu, Sep 17 $1049
Thu, Sep 24 $1049
Tue, Oct 06 $1049
Thu, Oct 08 $1049
Tue, Oct 13 $1049
Thu, Oct 15 $1099
Tue, Oct 20 $1049
Thu, Oct 29 $1049
Tue, Nov 03 $1049
Tue, Nov 10 $1049
Thu, Nov 12 $1049
Tue, Nov 17 $1049
Thu, Nov 19 $1049
Tue, Nov 24 $1049
Thu, Dec 10 $1049
Tue, Dec 15 $1099
Tue, Dec 22 $1149
Thu, Dec 24 $1149
Tue, Dec 29 $1149
Thu, Dec 31 $1149


2021 Departures

Tue, Jan 05 $1099
Thu, Jan 07 $1099
Tue, Jan 19 $1099
Thu, Jan 21 $1099
Tue, Feb 16 $1099
Thu, Feb 18 $1099
Tue, Feb 23 $1099
Thu, Feb 25 $1099
Thu, Mar 04 $1099
Tue, Mar 09 $1099
Thu, Mar 11 $1049
Tue, Mar 16 $1049
Thu, Mar 18 $1049
Tue, Mar 23 $1049
Thu, Mar 25 $1049
Tue, Mar 30 $1049
Thu, Apr 01 $1049
Tue, Apr 06 $1049
Thu, Apr 15 $1049
Thu, Apr 22 $1049
Tue, Apr 27 $1049
Thu, Apr 29 $1049
Tue, May 11 $1049
Thu, May 13 $999


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