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Meet Ho Chi Minh CityPrivate Tour

Experience Ho Chi Minh City’s center with a trip around its best sights
Adults: 4 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

6 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Cruise Passengers, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets:

Tickets to the Gia Long Palace, the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum are included

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice
Meeting points: Park opposite the Gia Long Palace

What makes this tour special

·        See the history of Ho Chi Minh City in the Gia Long Palace
·        Walk past the iconic Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Central Post Office 
·        Appreciate the French legacy at the red-brick Notre Dame Cathedral
·        Watch where the Vietnam War ended in 1975 in the gardens of the Reunification Palace
·        Witness how Vietnam officially remembers its recent conflicts in the War Remnants Museum

The best of Ho Chi Minh City reveals itself in this introductory trip. You will, in the company of your private guide, experience its past and culture at some of its best sights. 

Seat of Rulers

The Gia Long Palace has a lengthy history as home to Ho Chi Minh City’s rulers. The former seat of French Governors, a Japanese general and South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm, it now hosts the Ho Chi Minh City Museum. While much of the network of bunkers and tunnels – that lead eventually to the Reunification Palace – are not open to the public due to flooding, you can go around the gardens to see the interesting horticultural addition of military hardware, which includes the F-5 jet used to attack the Reunification Palace – then the presidential mansion of South Vietnam – in April 1975.

European Memories

Vietnam’s history as part of the French Empire left it with public buildings professing a distinctly European air. These have been overlaid with a Vietnamese character over time though, as you will see outside the Ho Chi Minh City Hall, completed in 1908, where a recent statue of the eponymous Vietnamese independence hero stands outside. While that building is not open to the public, the pink Central Post Office, this time dating from the late 19th-century, has a sumptuous interior worth investigating. Finally, you will want to see Notre Dame Cathedral. Built using bricks brought over from France, it was the site of what some – though not the Catholic Church – believe was a miracle in 2005 when the statue of the Virgin Mary outside the Cathedral shed tears.

Impact of War

Walking around the Reunification Palace, your guide will be able to tell you the story of the old presidential mansion. Built on the site of the old Norodom Palace, after it was bombed by some rebellious pilots, its capture in 1975 marked the end of the Vietnam War. From there it is not far to the War Remnants Museum. Housed in the old building of the US Information Service, it gives the official Vietnamese narrative of the wars which ravaged Vietnam from 1945 to 1975. With an impressive array of military hardware in the gardens, there are also poignant reminders of the horrors of war among the exhibits.   

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FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
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