11 days / 8 nights - Departures from Italy on fixed dates on a collective basis with guide in Italian and half board - 3 * hotel - Daily departures on a private basis on request
Type: Group tour with guide
1st day: ITALY / HANOI
Departure with scheduled flight to Hanoi.
2nd day: HANOI (dinner)
Arrival in Hanoi and transfer to the city center. Overnight and dinner at the hotel.
3rd day: HANOI (lunch)
Day dedicated to visiting the Vietnamese capital. The tour includes the visit: to the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) dedicated to Confucius and to men of letters and which became Vietnam's first national university in 1076; at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays and Fridays) and the single pillar pagoda. We continue with a tour of West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi, to visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest of the city's Buddhist pagodas. Visit also to the Ethnographic Museum (closed on Mondays).
Lunch during the excursion in a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit of the temple of Ngoc Son.
Day 4: HANOI / HALONG BAY (lunch and dinner)
In the morning transfer to Halong Bay with the opportunity to admire the splendid panorama of the surrounding countryside. Arrival in the late morning and boarding on the junk for the cruise in the bay. During the navigation you will visit some mysterious caves linked to local legends and delicious fish and seafood dishes will be served for lunch and dinner. Overnight on board the junk in a private cabin in the comfort category.
* The itinerary of the mini cruise will vary according to the type of junk used, and the sea conditions.
5th day: HALONG / HANOI / HUE BAY (brunch)
After breakfast we start with sampans to visit the caves of the bay. Return to the junk for brunch. At the end, transfer to Hanoi airport for the flight to Da Nanag. Upon arrival in Da Nang, transfer to the town of Hoi An and hotel accommodation.
6th day: HUE (lunch)
The tour of the city declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site includes a visit to the main sites such as the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple, the house of Phung Hung, the Réhahn museum, and the pagoda of Chuc Thanh, the oldest pagoda by Hoi An. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Hue and hotel accommodation.
7th day: HUE / DA NANG / HOI AN (lunch)
Day dedicated to the discovery of Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty and known as "the city of peace and poetry". The tour starts with a visit to the Forbidden Citadel and the Imperial Museum and then we move on to the ancient house of An Hien. Then you embark on a typical boat for an excursion on the Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, dedicated to the Celestial Lady patron of merchants and sailors. Lunch in a local restaurant. It continues with a visit to the Tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang, consisting of a set of 40 monuments including palaces, pavilions and temples.
Day 8: HOI AN / DA NANG / SAIGON (Ho Chi Minh) (lunch)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon and upon arrival transfer and hotel accommodation. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, the city tour begins with the War Museum, conceived as a complaint for the American aggression against Vietnam and inside it are collected photos, documents, as well as weapons and means of war used during the conflict. Followed by a visit to the Central Post Office, built in the late 19th century when Vietnam was part of the colony of French Indochina, the Ngoc Hoang pagoda and finally the Ben Thanh market.
Day 9: SAIGON
Free day to make any optional excursions.
10th day: SAIGON / ITALY
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Italy.
11th day: ITALY
Arrival in Italy.