Inc. Halong Bay Cruise

Highlights of Vietnam

10 day Small Group Tour - from £1176

From the energetic Saigon to the tranquil islands of Halong Bay, discover the contrasting regions of Vietnam. Hoi An and Hanoi’s historic streets will charm you, whilst the historic treasures of Hue will provide a fascinating insight into the country’s past.


  • Saigon city & Mekong Delta
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Historical Hue
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Hanoi’s Old Quarter
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Your Itinerary

Days 1: Arrive Saigon

On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and tour leader at a tour briefing and welcome drink.

Hotel: Grand Hotel, Saigon
Meals: None

Day 2 & 3: Saigon and Mekong Delta

This morning gain an insight into the resilience of the Vietnamese people as you explore the amazing Cu Chi tunnels. Back in the city, enjoy a tasty lunch and then head to the emotive War Remnants Museum. Walk through the city seeing the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office, before a wander along the city’s historic Dong Khoi Street finishing with a drink at a rooftop bar.

The next day, explore the tributaries and narrow canals of the Mekong Delta stopping along the way at a coconut factory and local home to observe traditional weaving methods.

Hotel: Grand Hotel, Saigon
Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Day 4: Hue

Fly north to Hue, the former imperial capital and a window into Vietnam’s complex past. Visit the elaborate tomb of the former emperor Tu Duc, before moving on to the imposing citadel and Imperial Palace, home to the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled between 1802-1945. From here visit the much revered and tranquil Thien Mu Pagoda, Hues’s oldest and most beautiful religious monument situated near the banks of the Perfume River. Finish the day at the Spiral Foundation where you will meet deaf and mute workers who will assist you in making your own souvenir.

Hotel: Saigon Morin, Hue
Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 5 & 6: Hue - Hoi An

Travel through the spectacular coastal scenery of the Hai Van Pass on your way to Hoi An. A living monument to Vietnam’s rich history, this charming town has architecture that reflects the many nations that have traded here over the centuries. After lunch take a guided walking tour to see the old merchant house, Chinese assembly hall and the iconic Japanese covered bridge. Another day in Hoi An gives you further time to explore the shops, market and river life. Alternatively you may like to relax on the nearby beach.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic, Hoi An
Meals: 2 Breakfasts

Days 7: Halong Bay

Fly to Haiphong and then drive to enchanting Halong Bay for an overnight cruise. Considered one of Vietnam’s greatest natural wonders, the region boasts thousands of islands that rise out of the water. Enjoy fresh seafood whilst you relax and watch the world go by.

Overnight Halong Cruise
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 8 & 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Disembark after lunch the next day and travel to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. Take a walking tour around the atmospheric streets to visit the market and speciality food stores to try some local dishes. On your second day in the city, explore the bustling streets of the Old Quarter on foot where peddlers have plied their trade for centuries. Later, visit many of the popular attractions including the ancient Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and the notorious ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison. This evening enjoy a farewell group dinner to recount the highlights over the past ten days.

Hotel: Silk Path Hotel, Hanoi
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Brunch, 1 Dinner

Day 10: Farewell

On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.

Meals: 1 Breakfast

10 day Small Group Tour - from £1176

With flights from £1879

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All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonality.

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Your Touring Experience

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your small group tour includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Domestic flights
  • Maximum 16 passengers
  • Western tour guide based on minimum 10 travellers

Departure dates:


Jun: 8 & 22*
Jul: 13 & 27*
Aug: 10* & 24*
Sep: 14*, 21 & 28*
Oct: 12*, 19* & 26
Nov: 9*, 16* & 23
Dec: 21 & 28*


Jan: 11, 18 & 25
Feb: 8, 15, 22 & 29
Mar: 7, 14, 21 & 28

*Guaranteed departures

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