Our food walking tour is the best option to experience the real Hanoi with its quaint French touches, the Old City, and vibrant urban markets.
- Child (under 13)
Highlights of this experience:
- Discover hidden war ruins within Hanoi
- Get the chance to visit a local war veteran
- Interesting stories that became Vietnam’s culture and tradition
An Insight Into The Vietnam War
Whatever your age, you’ve probably heard about the Vietnam War, one of the most famous wars in the world.
It appeared frequently in every big newspaper back in the 1960’s. There is so much info out there but we want to focus on a few select key spots for our original war tour of Hanoi.
The Original War Tour is the best choice to explore and learn more about the real Vietnam war from the perspective of the local who was involved or the victims of the war.
We take you out of the Old Quarter to bring you to the far-off places for you to get the chance to taste and learn about these lifestyles of Hanoi.
We get the opportunity to visit some very unique locations in and around Hanoi city. In each place we visit, we share special stories about what happened here over 44 years ago. Most of them are far away from the tourist’s eyes.
Duration: 4.5 hours
Group Size: 1-8 people
Time: 08:00 – 12:30
Meeting place: Hotel pick-up
Private/Customized Tours: Available upon request.
Vegetarian option: Available upon request
Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, English-speaking guide and drivers, All drinks and snacks, Lunch (ordered by your guide)
Tour Dates: Daily and Year Round (except for Vietnamese lunar new year holiday from 10th Feb 2021 – 18th Feb 2021)
Exclusions: Personal expenses, tips and gratuities for tour guide and other personal expenses,
Start The War Tour Of Hanoi
Get picked up by your tour guide and drivers from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Our guide will tell you the best way to sit on the back of the scooter for a safe and enjoyable tour. We then head out to a great spot to check out the classic black market of Hanoi made famous during the Vietnam war era. The Hanoi bazaar is incredibly crazy with the zig-zag markets. You will be absolutely surprised!
Hidden War Ruins And Local Veteran Visit
We visit with the wife of the soldier who got involved in the war. Having a cup of tea, some special sweet items from Hanoi. Listening to their personal stories that her husband had to participate in the war when he was just 19 years old. She had to wait for him for 9 years with no information from him.
You will have a deeper understanding of how terribly the war affected the lives of the Vietnamese people.
Former French Military Base
Learn about the interesting history of the Battle of Hanoi which started the whole French Indochina war.
The B52 lake
Here we share with you the story about what happened during the bombing campaign called Operation Linebacker II. One of the massive B52 bombers was shot down and landed into the lake.
The Presidential Candidate John McCain Was Shot During The War
Hear the story about how presidential candidate John McCain was shot out of the sky and captured and held prisoner for 5 years in Hanoi. This is a great way to see parts of the city that most tourists don’t get to see or even hear about.
Now It’s Time To Have Our Lunch Break
We will visit a very unique restaurant, with a vintage feel, circa wartime back in the 1960’s. Our stop will be at a very authentic restaurant, to savor some classic Hanoi dishes that were made during wartime.