Halong Bay Cruise

Vietnam Heritage

11 day Holiday Idea - from £929

Combine the colonial city of Hanoi with the ancient limestone cliffs of Halong Bay and top that off with a journey through the historic capital of Hue and UNESCO town of Hoi An to give you an insight in to Vietnam’s rich heritage.


  • The old streets of Hanoi
  • Mystical Halong Bay
  • A night on a Chinese Junk Boat
  • Historical Hue
  • Riverside ambience in Hoi An
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi you will be met and transferred in to the city for a 2 night stay at the stylish and modern Silk Path Hotel which is located just a few minutes walk from the fascinating maze of streets in old Hanoi. It’s a great location for exploring and admiring the fine old villas in the French Quarter or taking a stroll by the tranquil waters of Hoan Kiem Lake in the city centre.

Day 3 - Halong Bay

Have a good breakfast before heading off on the journey to Halong Bay where you will spend the night on a traditional Chinese Junk. During your cruise you will be able to see the huge limestone rocks which rise up out of the water and give the bay such an unusual appearance. You’ll have time to swim, snorkel or kayak in the tranquil waters before heading back to the boat for sunset and dinner.

Day 4 - Halong Bay and Hue

Wake up early to see the sun rise and listen to the sounds of the waves gently lapping. The area is quite mystical in the early mornings as the rocks are often topped by mist and the early start is well worth it. There will be time for swimming or kayaking this morning before brunch and your return to Halong City where you disembark and travel back to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue.

On arrival in Hue you will be picked up and taken to the Pilgrimage Village for a 2 night stay. You can spend your time here sightseeing around the historic capital on a bicycle, cruising down the perfume river or visiting the Imperial Citadel, the centre piece of the royal empire which was damaged throughout the Vietnam War.

Day 6 - Hoi An

Today you will travel over the famous Hai Van Pass on your way to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An where you will be staying for 5 nights at the delightfully colonial feeling Victoria Hotel. The resort lies around 3 km outside of the main town and provides both a beautiful beach side location and easy access to the shops, restaurants and bars of Hoi An, it’s the perfect location for a mix of sightseeing and some rest & relaxation at the end of a wonderful journey.

Day 11 - Farewell

Enjoy your last glimpses of the regions beautiful scenery as you head back along the coast to Danang airport to catch your flight back to the UK.

11 day Holiday Idea - from £929

With flights from £1579

Choose the accommodation you prefer:

Hanoi – Choose from local boutique style to modern international brands, all located within or close to the old quarter or West Lake area.

Halong Bay – Traditional oriental style boats with around 20 cabins. For a more intimate experience, choose a premium boat with just 7 cabins, or a private boat for exclusive use.

Hue Hotels set in tranquil countryside surroundings, or centrally located options in town close to the main attractions.

Hoi An – Resort-style hotels located on the beach, or choose to stay in Hoi An town with the charming attractions close by.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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Holiday Ideas

This suggested itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Destinations. It can be booked as it is or changed to suit your requirements. Your holiday idea includes:

  • 2 nights hotel in Hanoi
  • Overnight Halong Bay Cruise including meals
  • 5 nights beachfront hotel Hoi An
  • Transfers throughout
  • Breakfast daily

You can:

  • Choose different hotels or resorts
  • Add day tours and activities in the places you visit
  • Extend your stay in any of the locations

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For advice or to start planning your holiday

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