Hanoi & Hoi An Beach

City & Beach Holidays
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Uncover the beauty of Vietnamese culture with 2 nights in Hanoi followed by 7 nights of relaxation at Hoi An beach. The capital of Vietnam and the second largest city in the country, Hanoi is over a thousand years old, with its eclectic mix of French and Chinese-style buildings reflecting the region’s rich history. On your second day, you’ll take a guided tour of the city, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore Hanoi’s museums, temples and historical sites. You’ll then set off to Hoi An for 7 nights of leisure in the picturesque riverside town and its adjacent beach. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An is not just a pretty beach – you’ll also be able to pack in some cultural activities, strolling through the streets of the ancient quarter (formally the port of the Cham Kingdom), and exploring its temples, colourful market, and exquisite street food.


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Includes international flights

  • Hanoi + Hoi An
  • 9 nights
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Day 1 - Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi

This holiday experience includes the outbound flight from London to Hanoi on Vietnam airlines.

Transfer to O’Gallery Premier Hotel in Hanoi

Uncover the ancient beauty of Hanoi

More than a thousand years old, Hanoi’s rich history can still be observed to this day in the ancient architecture of its Old Quarter, as well as in the remnants of French and Chinese-style buildings across the city. This bustling metropolis is home to fascinating museums, turn‐of‐the‐century temples and important historical sites.

Day 2 - Hanoi City Tour

Have breakfast and start the day with a full day tour of Hanoi Visit Ba Dinh Square where silent sentries guard the marble mausoleum in which Ho Chi Minh lies in state. Subject to opening hours, the interior of the mausoleum may be visited. Continue to the modest stilted wooden bungalow where Uncle Ho lived and worked, before visiting Ho Chi Minh Museum. Dedicated to the 'father of the country’, the museum chronicles the evolution of Vietnamese independence. French architecture features prominently in Hanoi and the nearby former Governor's Residence is a fine example. Continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda with a history steeped in folklore. The final stop is the Thang Long Royal Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 11th century during the Ly Viet Dynasty. This important historical site served as the capital of Vietnam for eight centuries. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your exploration of the city, resplendent with French colonial architecture including the exquisite, Opera House. Pass Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as the ‘Lake of the Restored Sword’ after the legend that surrounds it, en-route to one of the city's many fascinating museums: choose from Ancient History, Military History, Hoa Lo Prison or Fine Arts Museum, depending on your personal interests (please discuss with your tour guide at destination!). Continue to the Temple of Literature, a serene retreat from the busy streets outside. Built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, it became Vietnam's first university. The best way to experience Hanoi's Old Quarter is on foot and next we take a walking tour through an area of the city known as ’36 Streets’. The oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam, this densely populated section of Hanoi was once an important centre of commerce where goods were sold on the street name of a particular guild. The labyrinthine alleyways are perfect for exploring on foot with names such as Sugar Street, Tin Street and Paper Street. NOTE: Availability: morning to afternoon Suggested time: 08.00 – 16.30 from Tuesday till Thursday & Sunday Lunch at a local restaurant Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed every Monday & Friday, all afternoons and from mid-June until mid-August. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed from 15 Jun. and reopen on 15 Aug. for annual maintenance. During this period, the visit is still avialable at President of Palace and his home or walk outside the Mausoleum. Services included: Private return transfer with English speaking guide Lunch at local restaurant Entrance fee

Day 3 - Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An

You’ll be transferred from your hotel to Hanoi airport for a short 80-minute flight to Danang. Once in Danang, you’ll be picked up and escorted to your lovely hotel.

Days 3-9: Hoi An

Enjoy a long stay by the beach in the beautiful riverside town of Hoi An. Just a 15-minute drive from An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach, you’ll be able to enjoy singular views of the Cham islands as you lie the white sands of Hoi An’s coast. Dotted with palm trees, Hoi An’s coastal area enjoys a tropical climate with an average of 29°C all year round. Hoi An in itself is a beautiful town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Formally the port of the Cham Kingdom, the town’s architecture – with narrow streets, roof‐ led houses, carved pillars and lacquered panels ‐ lays testament to the heavy Chinese influence in the area during the height of Hoi An’s trading years in the 16th century. Take a stroll through the town’s ancient streets, or head to the market for some mouth-watering street food.

Day 10 - Transfer to Danang Airport

You’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Danang Airport for your flight back home to London.

O'Gallery Premier Hotel

Set amongst the rich atmosphere of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, O’Gallery Premier Hotel is conveniently just a stone’s throw away from the famous Hoan Kiem Lake, Water Puppet Theatre and Ngoc Son Temple. The décor and furnishing are exquisitely crafted, echoing the history and architecture of the hotel’s surroundings while offering guests modern yet luxurious facilities. The hotel’s stylish Deluxe Rooms are beautifully decorated with lush fabrics, wooden furniture and classical artworks. Each Deluxe Room includes air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a safe deposit box, minibar, and an ensuite bathroom.  The on-site spa is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a busy day sightseeing. Guests can also enjoy beautiful views of the city from the rooftop terrace, furnished with bistro chairs, tables, and a charming porch swing.  The O’Gallery restaurant also offers a fantastic range of Western and local cuisine, with a service that always leaves guests impressed.

Lantana Riverside Boutique

Just a 15-minute walk from the Ancient Town of Hoi An, Lantana Riverside Hoi An Boutique Hotel and Spa boasts stunning panoramic views of the village and river. Lantana’s boutique-style Deluxe Rooms are tastefully decorated, including air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower, and a private balcony overlooking the Hoi An’s winding streets. This modern, stylish hotel offers a 24-hour desk service, where you can arrange tours, currency exchange, ticketing, babysitting services and even call an in-house doctor. The hotel is also home to the Lantana Spa, where guests can indulge in some quiet relaxation. Cool off in Lantana’s beautiful outdoor swimming pool or catch some rays on one of the comfortable cabanas dotted around the pool. Lantana also houses an exquisite restaurant, offering a creative range of menus at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.