Vietnam Holidays

Discover golden rice fields, tropical beaches, fascinating history, exotic culture and world renowned cuisine with us on one of our holidays to Vietnam.

Officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, it is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Although for some people Vietnam might conjure images of its infamous war, there is so much more to see and experience in this dynamic, diverse country which has been shaped by periods of imperial rule, French colonialism and the Communist regime under the nation’s iconic leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, while Ho Chi Minh City is the most populous. 

Our Vietnam tours include a variety of activities, so whether you’re interested in the country’s history, traditional customs or flora and fauna, we’ll explore it all. We’ll cruise the Mekong River, sail around Ha Long Bay, watch a water puppet show in Hanoi, discover remarkable temples and uncover the Cu Chi network of underground tunnels and enjoy a city tour of Ho Chi Minh. No trip to Vietnam would be complete without trying some of its delicious food, and we’ll have the opportunity to sample its delicacies and learn how to prepare the country’s traditional dishes at a Vietnamese cookery class. When travelling with us on our Vietnam tours, we’ll experience all this beautiful country has to offer.

One of our holidays includes a 12-night tour of the highlights of Vietnam, ideal for getting a taste of all this incredible country has to offer. We also offer a trip extension to the neighbouring country of Cambodia.

When you visit Vietnam with us, all of our trips will include return flights, accommodation, guided transfers, and an exciting array of tours with an expert, local guide.

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Highlights of Vietnam

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Highlights of Vietnam including Cambodia Extension

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17

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Top Places To Visit In Vietnam

Ha Long Bay

The serene blue waters, towering rainforest-covered islands and beautiful limestone grottos of Ha Long Bay have been drawing visitors for centuries. Thousands of tiny islands dot the seascape and many include white sand beaches for swimming. Despite its appearance in numerous films and images, you have to see this breathtaking bay in person to truly understand its incredible beauty. On our holidays to Vietnam, we’ll take a boat trip around Ha Long Bay and have the opportunity to visit some of the beautiful caves and pristine beaches of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hanoi

The buzzing capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi, is filled with beautiful architecture, fascinating sights and delicious food. When travelling to Hanoi, it’s easy to spot the Southeast Asian, French and Chinese influences that have helped shape this modern city. On our trips to Vietnam including Hanoi, we’ll learn all about the fascinating history of this capital from an expert, local guide as we visit must-see highlights like the Presidential Palace, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Ho Chi Minh

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city is most famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. The city was renamed Ho Chi Minh to celebrate the end of the war and pay tribute to the revolutionary leader who is credited as reuniting the country. On our holidays including Ho Chi Minh, we will enjoy a guided tour of the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral; a beautiful church built by French colonists. We’ll also visit the Reunification Palace and the Bến Thành Market.

Hue

Hue was the capital of Vietnam for over 100 years and on our trip to Vietnam, we’ll discover the Imperial Citadel, a complex full of temples, monuments and palaces inspired by the Forbidden City in Beijing. In Hue, we’ll also enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Perfume River, named for the pleasant scent of orchids.


Vietnam Tour Highlights

  • Learn more about the Viet Cong and discover the network of Cu Chi Tunnels. 
  • Cruise around Ha Long Bay and uncover the spectacular caves and grottos of the islands. 
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Hoi An and into the countryside. 
  • Experience the famous floating markets of Cai Be on a tour of the Mekong Delta.
  • Take guided city tours of Hoi Chi Minh and Hanoi. 
  • Master traditional Vietnamese cooking methods with a hands on class.

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Top Tourist Attractions In Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ba Dinh Square is in the centre of Hanoi and it’s where Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence for Vietnam in 1945. Within the square is the mausoleum of  Ho Chi Minh, which was inspired by Lenin's mausoleum in Moscow. 

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One Pillar Pagoda

Built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong, who ruled Vietnam in the 11th century, it is a famous thousand-year old Buddhist temple situated on a pillar in a lake and is one of the most iconic temples in Vietnam.

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The Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Construction of this palace began in 1900 and was completed in 1906. It was built for the French Governing General when Vietnam achieved independence in 1954. Ho Chi Minh refused to live in the palace but did still use it when important guests came to visit. There is a traditional Vietnamese stilt house built on the grounds of the palace.

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Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

Situated in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, this neo-Romanesque style building was constructed between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists. For the construction of the basilica all of the building materials were imported from France.

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Cu Chi Tunnels

During the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels were used by the Viet Cong as hiding spots during combat, communication and supply routes, field hospitals, food storage and living quarters. Today, the remaining tunnels have been restored to allow tourists to experience what underground life was like during this conflict.

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Japanese Covered Bridge

Located in the centre of the old town of Hoi An, this bridge was built in the 1590s by Japanese merchants in order to reach the Chinese quarter. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s one of the top sights to Hoi An.


Useful Information For Your Holiday To Vietnam

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Vietnam.

Weather in Vietnam

Due to its geographical shape, the climate can vary throughout the country. From October to April in the central region tropical monsoons can occur and in the north and south it’s from May to September. Throughout the rest of the year, it is almost totally dry in all regions. It can get exceptionally hot, all year round, but the north can be cooler between October and April.

Time Zone & Currency

The entire country is in the same time zone and is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The currency in Vietnam is the dong. 

Food & Drink In Vietnam

Vietnamese cooking is highly innovative and influenced by the cuisines of France, China, and Thailand. Due to the French colonial influence, you will find superb crusty baguettes and sweet pastries; just as good, and cheaper, as those served in France. The nation’s favourite dish is ‘pho’, a fragrant soup served with chicken or beef, noodles and crunchy bean sprouts. Western food is widely available in the major tourism destinations.

Reading For Your Trip

  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • Vietnam Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton
  • Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil

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