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(N)Day 2: Hanoi
Arrive and transfer to the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi for 2 nights, an elegant luxury property set within Hanoi’s French Quarter. (N)Day 3: Hanoi
Full-day tour of Hanoi, with the chance to explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter, visit the city’s museums and temples, and learn about Vietnamese revolutionary history at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. (B, L)Days 4-5: Halong Bay
Drive north from Hanoi to the world heritage site of Halong Bay. Here you will board the luxurious Au Co for a 2-night cruise aboard one of the finest ships on the bay. Your 2-night itinerary allows you to reach more remote areas of Halong Bay such as Ho Ba Ham lagoon and Cat Ba Island. (B, L, D)Day 6: Drive to Sapa
Watch the sun rise over the bay, then disembark and drive into the Hoan Lien Son mountains to visit the small market town of Sapa. Stay 3 nights at the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa. (B, L)Days 7-8: Sapa
Spend two days exploring the former French colonial town of Sapa, walking the in the Muong Hoa valley, and visiting villages and markets of the many minority ethnic groups who live in the region. (B, L)Day 9: Hanoi
Morning drive back to Hanoi, with time in the afternoon to explore the city. Overnight at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. (B)Day 10: Fly to Hué
Fly to Hue, the 19th-century Nguyen capital. Afternoon visit to the royal tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. A dinner reservation will be made at the Tha Om Garden House, a wonderfully atmospheric place to dine set in a beautiful garden with a lotus pond in the middle. Stay 2 nights at Azerai La Residence. (B)Day 11: Hué
Take an escorted ride through the streets of Hué for a view of the city from street level, visiting the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City enclosure inside. Afterwards, enjoy a short cruise on the Perfume River and then visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, which is situated on the riverbank outside the city. (B, L)Day 12: Hoi An
Drive to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass, the ‘Pass of the Ocean Clouds’, where the Truong Son mountain range cuts across the narrow centre of the country. Stay 2 nights at the Royal Hoi An, Mgallery By Sofitel. (B, L)Day 13: Hoi An
Wander through the twisting lanes of Hoi An, home to many galleries and cafes, the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge, and numerous wooden merchant houses built in a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architectural styles. (B)Days 14-15: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to Danang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Take an afternoon tour of the city visiting the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, which displays a number of exhibits relating to the war with the US and battles with occupying French forces. Stay 2 nights at the Park Hyatt Saigon. Following day is at leisure. (B, D)Day 16: Fly home
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Luxury tour
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The Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa is a traditional mountain chalet property, built above the town in such a way that it blends in well with the natural surroundings. It is the best accommodation in the area, and an ideal base for walks into the surrounding hills and forests. Features: 77 rooms, 3 restaurants, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, bar, library, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Queen-size bed or twin beds, a comfortable sitting area with sofa and a writing desk, terrace, minibar, television.
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, formerly the Sofitel Metropole, is a French colonial-style hotel located in the heart of Hanoi. A historic city landmark, the hotel has hosted many illustrious guests, including Charlie Chaplin, who spent his honeymoon here, and the writers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene, who both wrote here during their stays. Rooms and suites are spread over two wings: the Metropole wing, which offers the finest heritage accommodation in Hanoi's French quarter, and the Opera wing, with a neoclassical style, Sofitel MyBeds and high-tech fittings. The Metropole has three of the city's finest restaurants: Le Beaulieu serves French haute cuisine accompanied by a sommelier's fine wine pairings; taste authentic Vietnamese in the Spices Garden; or modern European dishes at Angelina. La Terrasse du Metropole is a Parisian-style cafe while Le Club has live music and cocktails. Features: 364 rooms, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, cafe, spa, gym. Room amenities: Television, ...
The Park Hyatt Saigon is the city's foremost luxury hotel, centrally located on Lam Son Square, near the Opera House and within walking distance of the city's shopping, entertainment and tourist attractions. Rooms and suites are decorated in an opulent French colonial style with wooden floors, separate work area, high-speed internet access and white marble bathroom with walk-in rain shower. The spacious Park Suite King rooms feature a separate living room area and wooden shutters that provide a warm residential ambience. The Xuan Spa offers private treatment rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness studio. Diners can choose from two innovative restaurants, one serving Vietnamese seafood dishes and steak, the other offering an all-day Italian dining venue. Afternoon tea can be taken at The Park Lounge, while the martini bar is one of the city's top nightlife destinations. Features: 245 rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, 2 restaurants, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: ...
Azerai La Residence is set within a restored colonial building that was once the part of the residence of the French Resident Superieure in the 1930s and has since been transformed into an art deco-style luxury hotel. Alongside the original structure are two complementary wings that were built in 2005, which are more contemporary in design but reflect the art deco aesthetics of the main building. The hotel has a prime location on the banks of the Perfume river, with expansive landscaped gardens and a salt water swimming pool. An excellent restaurant serving both Vietnamese and Western cuisine, and a French-Colonial style bar, complete the experience. Features: 122 rooms, Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool & pool bar, restaurant, bar, lobby lounge, fitness centre. Room amenities: Balcony, television, air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities.
The Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery by Sofitel, is set on the banks of Thu Bon river next to the Ancient District. Rooms and suites are set over two wings, the Sotaro Wing and the Wakaku Wing, taking their names from the Japanese merchant Sotaro Araki and the Vietnamese Princess Wakaku, whose marriage in the 16th century is regarded as the first between a Vietnamese and foreigner. A blend of Japanese tradition and Indochinese luxury is apparent in the design and decor of both wings. The theme is continued in the cuisine on offer at the hotel's two restaurants, which includes the finest sushi and a range of authentic Vietnamese dishes.
Low season from £3995 per person
High season from £4195 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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