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Meeting point and time

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Starts in front of the Temple of Literature (Ticket Counter = Meeting Point)

  • Tour ends close to Hanoi West Lake (Tran Quoc Pagoda)

  • Most popular starting times available online. Other times available for Personalised Private Tours

  • Live guide

  • Maximum capacity: 30 people per tour guide. Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at info@freewalkingtourshanoi.com for further quotations

  • If you are travelling with children please let us know and we can adapt the tour to your needs


Our longer three-hour Hanoi City Tour offers a more informative version of our free walking tour of Hanoi. Your Private Tour guide will show you hidden gems while bringing to life the people, places and events that have made Hanoi into the city as it is today. Discover the grand boulevards, quiet parks, presidential palaces and temples as you walk through the maze of busy streets.


Things you will see

  • French influence in Hanoi

  • Ho Chi Minh’s life and biography in brief

  • The Temple of Literature

  • The National Assembly

  • Ho Chi Minh Square

  • Presidential Palace

  • Quan Thanh Temple

  • Ho Tay (West Lake)

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda (Oldest Pagoda in Hanoi)

…and much more!

We ensure that all our guides represent our own unique style of presentation, in mixing history with imaginative storytelling through their own personality, to become one of the most popular FREE tour companies in Hanoi.

If you would like a break for a tea or coffee or just a short rest, just inform the guide, no problem. Again if you want to skip something no problem, you’re on a Private Tour, you’re the boss. Will you join us?


Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, has a life-like no other. The earlier French occupation influenced the people, the lifestyle and the food significantly. The city has benefited enormously. Anyone who has visited Hanoi will probably agree that it could be the most beautiful city in all of Asia. Hanoi is famous for a lot of lakes, its rivers and the mountains of the surrounding area. It is well-known for its distinct tropical four seasons, typical of countries in SouthEast Asia. Spring is fresh, green and warm, the summer hot, autumn cool and the winters cold.

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Tour Details

9:00 AM: Meet your guide at Picking-up Point or Self-arranged Picking-up Point 

Firstly, We will visit the Temple of Literature, a mix of the Confucius worshipping temple built-in 1070, and the first Royal National University of Vietnam. King Ly Nhan Tong was just 12 years old when he constructed the university in 1076. Inside you’ll find 82 of 116 stelae remain standing, with names and origins of 1307 doctors dating from 1442 to 1779.

We arrive at the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his old house on stilts. We continue by seeing the green garden and the Presidential Palace, a famous historical attraction of Hanoi. Your professional guide will tell you about his life and revolutionary activities.

Finally head to the Tran Quoc Pagoda, situated on a small peninsula on the Eastern side of West Lake. Tran Quoc Pagoda regarded as the oldest pagoda in Hanoi has a history line of more than 1,500 years.

At the end of our walk, we return to your starting point.

Notice: The tour excludes meals, entrance fees

Ticket Prices to visit Temple of Literature:

– 30.000 VND Regular
– 15.000 VND  Student.

Ticket Prices to visit Quan Thanh Temple

– 10.000 VND Regular


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Hanoi City tour
Hanoi City tour