Classic Vietnam

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Vietnam is not only historic and scenically beautiful, but also thought provoking and moving. In central Vietnam, the palace and tombs of the former capital, Hue, are reminiscent of the Forbidden City and Terracotta Army in China, whilst Ha Long Bay more than equals the scenic beauty of Guilin. Hoi An old town and the Mekong waterways are a pleasing contrast to the modernity of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Inclusions

Price Includes :

  • Flight Dublin or Cork to London Heathrow
  • Overnight accommodation in Heathrow Airport hotel (B&B)
  • Flight London to Ho Chi Min
  • Airport transfer to your hotel
  • 13 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels (see Itinerary)
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary: breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 2 dinners
  • All tours outlined in the itinerary
  • Return transfer from your hotel to airport
  • Flight Hanoi to London Heathrow
  • Onward flight to Dublin
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • Taxes and charges
  • One 20kg check in baggage per person & hand luggage

Itinerary

Day 1

Flight Dublin or Cork to Heathrow – overnight in Airport hotel B&B

Day 2

Fly overnight direct from London Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Day 3

Visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the General Post Office. Three nights at the 4-star Duxton Hotel (name changing to the Saigon Prince Hotel).

Day 4

Attend a ceremony at Tay Ninh church, home to the Cao-Daism religion which combines Buddhism, Christianity, Taosim and Confucianism. At Cu Chi, visit the underground tunnel network. Evening dinner cruise on the Saigon River. (B, D)

Day 5

A scenic drive through the Mekong Delta to Vinh Trang Pagoda and My Tho for a cruise. (B, L)

Day 6

Fly to Hue to visit the Imperial Citadel. Two nights at the 4-star Saigon Morin (riverside rooms). (B)

Day 7

Cruise on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue by road to visit the tombs of the Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. (B)

Day 8

Cross the Hai Van Pass to Danang to visit the Cham Museum. At Hoi An, a walking tour visits merchants’ houses and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Two nights at the 4-star Hoi An Hotel. (B)

Day 9

Visit the My Son ruins of the Champa Kingdom. Cruise on the Thu Bon River. (B)

Day 10

Fly to Hai Phong. Lunch and an orientation tour of the town. Continue to Ha Long Bay for overnight at the 4-star Novotel Hotel, overlooking the bay. (B, L)

Accommodation

Saigon Prince Hotel (formerly Duxton) – Saigon

A 4-star hotel is in the heart of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) on the Nguyen Hue Boulevard. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 191 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hoi An Hotel – Hoi An

A 4-star hotel located close to the Old Town. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 150 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Novotel – Ha Long Bay

A 4-star hotel, overlooking Ha Long Bay. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 225 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Melia Hanoi – Hanoi

Located in the heart of Hanoi, this 5-star hotel is a short distance from Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 306 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

Extra Information

Booking remarks :

  • Inclusive of taxes as indicated
  • Single room supplement €595
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance €38 (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, fees or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price Irish nationals require visas to enter Vietnam

  Cost per person: €2,699pp
  Number of nights: 16

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