About the tour: Vietnam War

On this battlefield tour, we discuss the impact that the infamous 19 year Vietnam war had on this beautiful country. Contrasting stunning scenery, from locations such as Ha Long Bay, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with visits to the battle sites such as Red Beach 2, the My Lai Massacre site and the Vinh Moc Tunnels, you'll be able to relate to the harrowing experience that the men fighting here went through.

Tour Includes

  • 12 nights hotel
  • 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • 1 night on board a junk in Ha Long
  • Flights to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh City with one checked-in suitcase
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport transfers in Vietnam
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Fully escorted in Vietnam with a specialist Historical Guide
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary

16 days from £4259 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Hanoi.

    Arrive in Hanoi, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we have the option of joining an orientation cycle ride around Hanoi Old Quarter and then walk along the Long Bien Bridge which was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War or spend the afternoon at leisure in Hanoi.

    Key Visits

    • Hanoi

    A full day to explore Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, we visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. We explore the Military Operation Bunker (General Command Headquarter) and the D67 bunker – also called the Central Military Commission Bunker inside the Hanoi Citadel. In the afternoon, we visit the 'Hanoi Hilton', nick name of the Hanoi prison where American pilots were kept during the war. We continue on to sites related to the December 1972 B-52 bombing of Hanoi: the Kham Thien Street and the B-52 Memorial Lake, stopping by the Downed Aircraft Memorial commemorating McCain’s shoot-down and capture.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Key Visits

    • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Military Operations Bunker
    • D67 Bunker
    • Hanoi Prison
    • Kham Thien Street
    • B-52 Memorial Lake
    Transfer to Noi Bai airport for our flight to Dien Bien Phu where the last battle of the First Indochina War took place in 1954.

    Upon arrival and transfer to your hotel we take an afternoon visit to the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum where photographs, war documents, weaponry and other items are displayed.

    We continue to the Dien Bien Phu War Cemetery and the French soldier war memorial before exploring the local central market (time permitting).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Dien Bien Phu War Cemetery
    Dien Bien Phu War Cemetery

    Key Visits

    • Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum
    • Dien Bien Phu War Cemetery
    • French Soldier War Memorial
    This morning we visit Muong Phang, the headquarters of Dien Bien Phu campaign.

    We explore the tunnel network and bunker system used by General Vo Nguyen Giap before visiting Dien Bien City and hills where former bases of the French army are located. We visit the bunker of the French commander Colonel Christian de Castries before returning to our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Key Visits

    • Muong Phang
    • French commander Bunker

    We start our morning with a visit to the former French fortified hills where fierce fighting took place, such as Him Lam Hill (Beatrice), Doc Lap Hill (Gabrielle) and A1 Hill (Eliane 2), before our return flight to Hanoi and an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Old tanks in Dien Bien Phu
    Old tanks in Dien Bien Phu

    Key Visits

    • Old tanks in Dien Bien Phu

    We travel through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay where we board a cruise that takes us amongst the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. We enjoy lunch and drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. (Please note, today's itinerary is subject to change without prior notice by the cruise operator).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Key Visits

    • Ha Long Bay

    We spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf. We transfer to Hanoi airport with a stop by Pha Lai Bridge for the flight to Dong Hoi. We arrive in Dong Hoi and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Key Visits

    • Ha Long Bay Boat Cruise

    This morning we visit the Khe Gat Air Strip, Eight Ladies Cave and Ho Chi Minh trails. After lunch in Dong Hoi we travel to the fascinating Vinh Moc Tunnels which villagers constructed to escape from frequent bombings. Continue to the then Hien Luong Bridge which, for many years served as a symbol of the divided nation before arriving in Dong Ha for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Ho Chi Minh Trails
    Ho Chi Minh Trails

    Key Visits

    • Dong Hoi
    • Khe Gat Air Strip
    • Eigth Ladies Cave
    • Ho Chi Minh Trails

    After breakfast, we drive to Hue visiting some significant war sites around the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Proceed to visit the Con Tien Base and the Dakrong Bridge which was on the former Ho Chi Minh trail before visiting the former US Marine Base at Khe Sanh. Our next stop is Quang Tri Citadel, which changed hands several times, before seeing the Highway of Terror and Bo De School. We continue to Hue and to our hotel for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    US Marine Base at Khe Sanh
    US Marine Base at Khe Sanh

    Key Visits

    • Hue Citadel
    • Hien Luong Bridge
    • US Marine Base at Khe Sanh
    • Hue

    This morning we take a boat cruise on the peaceful Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, then visit the Imperial Citadel. In the 1968 TET offensive, Hue was considered as the bloodiest battle place. Continue to Hoi An via the Red Beach 2 (where the US marines official landed, beginning America’s military role in Vietnam, crossing the line from advice and assist to warfare) and My Khe Beach (known as China Beach for GI’s R&R). Arrive in Hoi An and our hotel. The remainder of the day is free.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Thien Mu Pagoda
    Thien Mu Pagoda

    Key Visits

    • Hoi An
    • My Khe beach
    • Thien Mu Pagoda

    Drive south towards the former Chu Lai air base with stops at the Nui Thanh battle memorial. Continue to visit the site of My Lai massacre before driving back to Hoi An where highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market. Afterwards, enjoy free time to further explore the old town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Key Visits

    • Nui Thanh Battle Memorial
    • My Lai Massacre

    We take the early morning flight from Danang to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon and drive to Cu Chi, where we will walk through the jungle area in Ben Duoc, known as 'the Mushroom' to US soldiers. Here we will have a chance to learn how Cu Chi guerilla fighters survived and resisted during the Indochina and Vietnam War. Try some of the tubers and tea that many tunnel-dwellers lived on After the tour, we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City, making stops en route to view rice paddies and rubber plantations to learn about some of the agricultural products of Vietnam. We return to our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City with a chance to visit Reunification Palace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Key Visits

    • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Cu Chi Tunnels

    We depart for the Mekong Delta. We start our visit with the major battle site of Ap Bac then arrive in My Tho, once famous for the US Brown Water Navy. Here we enjoy a boat cruise along the river and take a short walk to a handicraft workshop where products are made from coconut trees. We visit a local house where we enjoy tea and taste homegrown fruits. After lunch, we return to Ho Chi Minh City and visit the Secret Ammunitions Bunker and War Museum, before an hour talk with a Vietnam War Veteran (subject to availability).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Key Visits

    • My Tho Boat Cruise
    • Ap Bac Battle site
    • War Museum

    Morning at leisure before transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your overnight flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Arrival in the U.K.

    Copies of the passport photo page are required to be sent on to the local authorities in Ha Long Bay to gain permission to stay on board a cruise in this area.

    Single Room Supplement from £779.00 (16 days).

    Vietnam War 16 days from £4259pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay at hotels detailed, or similar:

    Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, Hanoi (2 nights)

    Muong Thanh Holiday Dien Bien Phu Hotel, Dien Bien Phu (2 nights)

    Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, Hanoi (1 night)

    Junk Boat (1 night)

    Sun Spa Resort & Villa, Dong Hoi (1 night)

    Sai Gon Dong Ha (1 night)

    Eldora Hotel, Hue (1 night)

    Boutique Hoi An Resort, Hoi An (2 nights)

    Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City (2 nights)

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Estimated flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at [email protected].

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at [email protected].

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

    Flights are available from Heathrow. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Customer Reviews