Enjoy the cruise in Halong Bay. Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple ofLiterature, the Quanh Thanh Temple and the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the edge of West Lake. 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and colourful markets. A boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River. Visit the War Museum and the former Presidential Palace. Visit the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. Cruise then to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through large networks of meandering rivers.
Morning private city touring Saigon, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. Lunch at private home. Also visit the moving War Remnants Museum. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's upscale shopping boulevard with boutiques selling clothes and accessories designed by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. Try the south's strong Vietnamese iced coffee and a banh mi (baguette sandwich). Overnight in Saigon.
Full Day City Tour in Hanoi: Vietnam 's artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. Shop for impressive modern art in the city's many galleries. Also visit Hanoi 's main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. Overnight in Hanoi.
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