Go off the beaten track with us on our holidays to Vietnam. Some people might still associate Vietnam with its infamous war and history but, since being officially united again in 1975, the country is moving on from its dark past and is at peace. Today Vietnam has so much to offer for everyone; breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, tranquil villages, historic sights, incredible cuisine and a fascinating culture. All of our holidays to Vietnam include accommodation and an expert local guide to show you the way on exciting excursions. Departures from Ireland include return flights and customers from other countries have the flexibility to arrange their own flights and join the group at the start point of our exciting Vietnam tour.
Originally named Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city was renamed after it was taken back from the US Army during the Vietnam War to honour the North Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Today, it is the most populous city in Vietnam and a must-see for those interested in the country’s history. On our holidays including Ho Chi Minh city, we’ll explore authentic local markets and iconic sites like the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the former South Vietnam Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office.
Located on Vietnam’s central coast, the city of Hoi An is a cultural melting pot, with influences from the Chinese, Japanese and French. The city’s ancient old town is a well-preserved example of a trading port dating from the 15th to 19th centuries and is easily explored on foot. On our holidays to Vietnam including Hoi An, we’ll see the city’s 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls and the its colourful local market with an expert, local guide to give us the history behind each highlight.
The bustling capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, is one of the most ancient capital cities in the world and has been inhabited since about 3000 B.C. Today, the city is a unique mix of colonial-era buildings, ancient temples and modern structures. On our holidays to Vietnam including Hanoi, we’ll enjoy a full day city tour to take in highlights like the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Mausoleum, Uncle Ho's former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and The Temple of Literature.
Ha Long Bay is arguably the most famous of Vietnam’s attractions. This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to thousands of towering limestone islands topped with dense rainforests. The bay’s blue-green waters are calm and clear during the spring and early summer and many of the surrounding islands have small alcoves with sandy beaches where it is possible to swim. On our holidays to Vietnam including Ha Long Bay, we’ll have the opportunity to explore this incredible natural wonder by boat.
Hue is a city rich in history, during the Nguyen Dynasty between 1802-1945 it was the capital of Vietnam. On our Vietnam trip we'll uncover the Imperial City of Hue, which was inspired by the Forbidden City in Beijing, this huge complex is filled with many palaces, monuments and temples. Take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful Perfume River, which crosses through Hue, and enjoy some street food, this city is renowned to have some of the best food in Vietnam.
With its spectacular coastline, ancient pagodas, lively cities, delicious food and exotic culture, it’s no wonder Vietnam is top of many holiday wish lists. On our holidays to this incredible country, we’ll have the opportunity to discover it all as we visit must-see highlights and enjoy authentic experiences with the help of an expert, local guide. When you travel with us to Vietnam, we’ll go beyond the standard holiday and immerse ourselves in the culture of this beautiful country. We’ll take a scenic bike ride through rural countryside in Tam Coc, kayak and swim in Ha Long Bay, experience the floating markets of Cai Rang, and climb the famous Marble Mountains. Our holidays include a variety of excursions, so whether you’re interested in Vietnam’s history, local customs or breath-taking scenery, there’s something for everyone. From the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay to the buzzing cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, our trips to Vietnam are sure to create memories that last a lifetime.
Used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels served as hiding places, communication and supply routes, field hospitals, and even living quarters. Spanning more than 250km and descending 3 floors over 12 metres in depth, this vast network of tunnels is an incredible engineering marvel. Today, the tunnels have been restored to allow visitors to experience what underground life was like during this conflict.
This marvellous neo-Romanesque style building was established by French colonists in the 19th century. It is situated in the very heart of Ho Chi Minh City at the Paris Square. All materials necessary for the construction of the basilica were imported from France.
Construction of this palace began in 1900 and was completed in 1906. It was built for the French Governing General when Vietnam achieved independence in 1954. Ho Chi Minh refused to live in the palace but did still use it when important guests came to visit. There is a traditional Vietnamese stilt house built on the grounds of the palace.
This mountain range consists of five peaks and is a popular tourist site, and is often called the Mountains of Five Elements. The five peaks are called Thuy Son (water), Moc Son (metal), Tho Son (soil) and Hoa Son (fire).
One of the top sights in Hoi An, this bridge was first built in the 1590s by Japanese merchants in order to reach the Chinese quarter. It’s located in the centre of the old town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Experiencing the colourful floating markets of Vietnam's Mekong Delta is a must for any travel bucket list. The biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta, where boats of various sizes sell their produce on the river. You don’t need to even purchase anything, it’s a wonderful and unique experience to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and to see what the locals buy.
TD active Holidays include transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, excursions as specified and may include flights. All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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