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Vietnam – Tours

Tours in Vietnam

Vietnam is a sensory overload; from the frenetic energy and speeding scooters of its buzzing capital Hanoi, to the jaw-dropping beauty of Halong Bay and its soaring limestone karsts – experience it all on one of our unforgettable tours.

With the sheer amount of variety comes a range of fascinating touring opportunities. Immerse yourself in vibrant culture and weave your way through the lively streets of Ho Chi Minh City, gazing upon the French colonial architecture of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, before transferring to a tranquil overnight cruise through the otherworldly Halong Bay on our Classic Vietnam tour. Alternatively, travel across the picturesque landscapes of Vietnam by rail, stopping off at enchanting Hoi An and its charming Ancient Town, then wandering through the historic citadel of Hue with its many palaces and shrines.

Experience Vietnam as part of a wider journey across Indochina, including the spiritual mosaic of Luang Prabang in Laos and the ancient temples of Siem Reap in Cambodia on our Grand Tour of Indochina.

2 days Halong Bay

Magic Halong Bay Tour

 

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the turquoise waters are studded with thousands of striking limestone islets covered in green foliage and caves, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with anybody looking to escape the bustle of...

Escorted tours

Magic Halong Bay Tour
10 days

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour

Guide Price €2,349 pp  

Explore French and Chinese heritage as well as cultural treasures such as Hoi An town and the Imperial Citdel of Hue. Stunning lakes can be found within busy cities and powdery beaches along the coastline of this mesmerising country are...

Rail journeys

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour
15 days Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Grand Tour of Indochina

 

Embark on the ultimate journey travelling through 3 different countries, starting in Luang Prabang and completing your trip in Siem Reap. From the saffron-robed Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang and the limestone islets of Halong Bay to the charming historic...

Adventure holidays

Grand Tour of Indochina
12 days Royal Palace Luang Prabang

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour

 

Combine the laid back life of sleepy Luang Prabang and Hoi An with the bustling metropolis of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, a boat trip on the Mekong River with an overnight cruise on picturesque Halong Bay gliding among...

Escorted tours

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour
3 days Halong Bay

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour

 

Take time to experience Halong Bay which is the treasure of Vietnam with this 2 night luxury itinerary. The ideal combination of 1 night in a French colonial style boutique hotel on land and 1 night on board the Paradise...

Luxury holidays

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour
9 days

Vietnam's Culinary Experience Tour

 

Travel through Vietnam tasting local flavours and learn more about the heritage of each place by trying different cuisines, from "pho" noodle soup, the typical street food, to sumptuous banquets and dinner cruises. Hand on cooking classes are included in...

Couples Holidays

Vietnam's Culinary Experience Tour
8 days Sunset on Halong Bay

Classic Vietnam Tour

Guide Price €2,189 pp  

One of our signature journeys designed for travellers keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam, but with less time to spare. Contrast the bustle of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with an overnight cruise at the beautiful UNESCO World...

Couples Holidays

Classic Vietnam Tour
11 days Angkor Wat Temple

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tour

Guide Price €2,749 pp  

With a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites, charming towns and undoubtedly friendly people, this comprehensive tour is a must for the first time visitor to Indochina. Sunrise at Angkor Wat or from your wooden junk on Halong Bay are...

Honeymoons

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tour
3 days

Eternal Spring in Dalat Tour

 

This is an ideal relaxation mini tour to compliment a busy itinerary. Spend your first day at leisure to explore the surrounding area of Dalat, before your guided tour around this charming city. With its mild weather, pine hills, monasteries...

Escorted tours

Eternal Spring in Dalat Tour
3 days

Ninh Binh Adventure Tour

 

This fantastic two night tour from Hanoi will take you to discover some of Vietnam's most beautiful rural scenery. From your base in Ninh Binh you will explore Tam Coc, also known as 'Halong Bay on land' with its many...

Escorted tours

Ninh Binh Adventure Tour
4 days

Sapa Explorer Tour

 

Lying in the very north west of Vietnam, Sapa is a small market town surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Tonkinese Alps. With its mercifully cool climate, here you find beautiful valleys, waterfalls, verdant rice terraces and discover the...

Escorted tours

Sapa Explorer Tour
11 days

Vietnam by Rail

 

An alternative and exciting journey through this fascinating country, our Vietnam by Rail tour is ideal for the more adventurous traveller. Using a combination of daytime and overnight trains, make the most of your time and soak up the beautiful...

Adventure holidays

Vietnam by Rail

Frequently Asked Questions

As Vietnam sits in both a temperate and a tropical zone, the weather varies and is entirely dependent on region.

  • The north of Vietnam is monsoonal, and experiences its humid, rainy season between April to September, and its cooler, dry season around October to March. 
  • Central Vietnam enjoys hot and dry weather from late January to August, with the majority of rainfall occurring between October to November. Depending on where you’re situated in Central Vietnam, the weather can vary greatly on a daily basis.
  • Southern Vietnam has the simplest and most distinct weather patterns of the country, experiencing just two seasons – wet and dry. The wet season tends to last between late May to November, while the dry season begins mid-November to April.

The official currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong. The American dollar is accepted in a number of hotels and resorts, but you should expect to pay in dong for the majority of purchases during your stay.

  • Available at all hours, you’re bound to stumble across a roadside Pho stand on your travels here, serving up a salty broth of rice noodles, fresh herbs and spices, topped with your choice of chicken or beef. 
  • Xoi, often referred to as sticky rice, is a savoury staple of Vietnam, and depending on the location and chef, this dish can be served alongside an almost limitless amount of accompaniments, but usually includes either fried eggs, pork or chicken.
  • Hanoi’s wildly popular and fiery bun bon nam bo dish usually consists of vermicelli noodles, slivers of beef, an assortment of fresh herbs, chili peppers and shallots, with a light drizzling of fish sauce. 

Vietnam is home to a wealth of contrasting cultural influences, breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage sites and energetic cities drenched in a tumultuous history. In one moment you’ll be chowing down on flavourful street food amid blaring horns and twinkling city lights, and in the next you’ll be looking out across a tranquil, crimson horizon, with nothing but the sound of gentle waves lapping against your junk boat.

Why you'll love Vietnam...

• Cruising down the meandering Perfume River
• Wandering through the enchanting Ancient Town of Hoi An
• Exploring the mysterious winding Cu Chi Tunnels
• Gazing up at the striking limestone islets in Halong Bay
• Discovering the walled palace of the Imperial City of Hue
• Watching a spell-binding performance of the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
• Wandering through surging streets and peaceful pagodas at Hanoi
• Joining in the bustle of ‘The Pearl of the Far East’, Ho Chi Minh City
• Learning about the harrowing effects of the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum
• Cycling through the rural valley and rustic stilt houses of Mai Chau
• Strolling along the rolling hills of Hoa Lu

Did you know?

• Vietnam is the second largest coffee and rice producer in the world, and the largest exporter of black pepper and cashew nuts.
• Vietnamese consists of six tones, with the meaning of certain words varying on your pronunciation of them.
• In Northern Vietnam sits Sapa, where during a summer’s day you can potentially experience all the four seasons in just one day.

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