Discover the varied sights, sounds and
flavours of this enchanting country,
touring the fascinating cities of Hanoi
and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the
Vietnam war-era Cu Chi tunnels, and
the historic pearls of Hué and Hoi An.
A cruise on the Mekong delta and the
magnificent landscapes of Halong Bay,
including a night on a traditional junk
boat, are all included in this superb tour
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) direct to Hanoi with
Vietnam Airlines on new state-of-the-art
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Mövenpick
Hotel / Sofitel Legend Metropole* for 2 nights.
Welcome dinner at Le Tonkin. (D)
Morning tour of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum†,the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature,
Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple.
Lunch is at KOTO restaurant, an organisation
that provides vocational training for
underprivileged youth in Vietnam, followed
by a visit to the Museum of Ethnology
(subject to local conditions). Optional evening
excursion to a water puppet show (payable
locally). (B, L)
Morning drive to Halong Bay to board a junk
boat (traditional Chinese sailing vessel) and
cruise around the limestone islands. Overnight
on board. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise in Halong Bay. Disembark and
drive to Hanoi airport and fly to Hoi An, one of
Asia’s most enchanting towns. Stay 3 nights at
the Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa. The luxury
category tour will stay at the Hotel Royal Hoi
An*, which is located within walking distance of
Hoi An Ancient Town. (B, L)
Morning tour of the ruined temple of My Son.
Lunch at Streets International restaurant, a
social enterprise initiative with the purpose of
developing sustainable programmes for street
children. In the afternoon, take a walking tour
of the former trading port of Hoi An, which
has historic Chinese, Japanese and European
influences. (B, L)
Day at leisure. Optional classes at the Red
Bridge cooking school (payable locally). (B)
Morning drive over the spectacular Hai Van
Pass (weather permitting) to Hue, visiting the
Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang en route.
Afternoon at leisure. Stay at the Pilgrimage
Village / La Residence Hué* for 2 nights. (B, L)
Morning visit to Hue citadel, which encompasses
the numerous pavilions, temples and courtyards
of the former Imperial City, including the Purple
Forbidden City. Continue to Thien Mu pagoda,
then take a short cruise on the Perfume River
back to the city centre. After lunch, visit the
tombs of the Nguyen emperors Tu Duc and
Khai Dinh. Dinner this evening will be at a
restored royal home of the Nguyen dynasty.
Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer
to the Saigon Prince Hotel / Caravelle Hotel*
for a 3-night stay. Afternoon tour of the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame cathedral and
the War Remnants Museum. (B)
Full-day exploration of the Mekong delta,
including a boat trip along smaller creeks. (B, L)
After breakfast, drive through the southern
Vietnamese countryside and visit the Cu Chi
tunnels*. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport then fly
overnight direct to London. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum is closed between
4 September and 4 November for re-embalmment
of the body and can only be viewed from outside.
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 3930 5233
or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Superior tour departures
are based in 4-star accommodation.
Prices are based on the standard room / cabin
category, unless otherwise stated.
The Mövenpick Hotel in Hanoi has a superb location in the heart of Hanoi's central business district, only minutes from the old quarter. Accommodation is in 154 well-appointed rooms and suites, with a stylish, contemporary design. Rooms are equipped with an LCD flatscreen television, minibar, safe, tea / coffee making facilities and internet access, with en suite bathrooms featuring a magnifying mirror and rainforest shower. Hotel facilities include the Mangosteen, a buffet-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a creative à la carte menu, and the Lounge 83 bar has a wide selection of martinis, cocktails and wines from the hotel...
The resort is located on Cua Dai Beach. Set in 5 hectares of unspoilt tropical garden, it is landscaped with palm and coconut trees and is arranged in complexes of bungalows. The rooms at the Palm Garden Resort are beautifully decorated with carefully chosen Vietnamese products of silk, wood and natural ceramics. The property features a fitness centre, a swimming pool, 2 bars and several restaurants including the Terrace Café which is an open-air restaurant where guests can enjoy a large selection of Asian and International...
The Saigon Prince Hotel is located right in the heart of the city on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most celebrated attractions including Ben Thanh market and the opera house. Rooms are well equipped with modern conveniences and furnished with contemporary Vietnamese artwork and traditional fabrics.
Features: 191 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant, lobby bar, gym, pool, spa.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, coffee & tea facilities, minibar, safe,...
The Pilgrimage Village is a boutique resort located on the peaceful outskirts of Hue, approximately 10 minutes drive from the city centre and 20 minutes drive from the airport. The resort is set in quiet gardens and is in the style of a traditional Vietnamese village. Guest villas are well appointed, with private balcony. There is a choice of restaurants and bars, serving local and international cuisine. The resort also offers a swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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SPV2018: 11 Nights
Excellent holiday in all respects - well done Cox & Kings! 10 out of 10. Can thoroughly recommend as a place to visit.Mr Karl Riechers
We cannot fault any part of the holiday, everything ran as smoothly as it could. The accomodation and the tour guide were excellent and we would dearly love to travel with Cox & Kings again. One of the many highlights were the hotels which were stunning, as well as the trip in Ha Long Bay and the attention to detail. Many thanks for the room upgrades and little extras we received in recognition of our wedding anniversary. Mr and Mrs Keith
Hanoi is relatively small and runs at quite an unhurried pace for a capital city. Restin...
The ancient town of Hoi An is located 30 km south of Danang on the banks of the Thu Bon...
Set on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue was capital of Vietnam between 1802 and 1945...
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a frenetic Asian city of markets, streets...