One of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia, Vietnam really is a jewel in the crown of the Orient. From dramatic landscapes of soaring mountains, idyllic paddy fields and pristine white beaches, to neon-hued cities where cloud-high skyscrapers tower over timeless temples and characterful markets, Vietnam is a country of contrasts. Join us on a fully escorted tour and experience the very best of this spectacular destination.
Whether you’re looking to take in the outstanding natural beauty of Halong Bay or discover the Ancient Town of Hoi An, an unforgettable holiday is guaranteed – browse our tours below and start planning your Vietnamese adventure…
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With rich history, charming culture and delicious cuisine, fly east and enjoy the fascinating highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia.
From taste sensations to mesmerising sights, Vietnam’s highlights come in all forms!
Known for its ancient history, every city offers a unique look into the country’s past; Hanoi with its Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; the Thien Hau Temple in Ho Chi Minh City; and the Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An. Even a stroll through Hanoi’s Old Quarter will have you making new discoveries, with 36 iconic street names providing glimpses of previous generations.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay deserves a special mention. Situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is made up of 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. One of the best ways to soak up the natural scenery is to enjoy a cruise aboard a ‘junk’ boat, and be sure to have a swim in the emerald waters – nothing compares!
After a day of exploring, sampling Vietnamese cuisine from a traditional street food stall is the perfect way to refuel! From Pho to Bánh Mì, your taste buds won’t be disappointed.
Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.
Halong Bay - hopping on a junk boat is the best way to experience the natural beauty, discover the caves and watch local fisherman at work.View Tour
One of the most popular street foods in Vietnam, Bánh Mì is a French baguette filled with a delicious selection of ingredients. Most of the time pork, pickled vegetables, parsley, pate and soy sauce are added, with other fillings including beef, chicken, liver and tofu. Sink your teeth into the crunchy crust and enjoy!
Pho is possibly the most famous dish Vietnam has to offer! This noodle soup consists of flat rice noodles, chicken or beef broth and slivers of chicken, pork, beef or tofu. The secret to a good Pho lies in the stock, which is often seasoned with star anise, clove, cinnamon, ginger or coriander. The dish is usually served for breakfast, which often surprises tourists!
A quick and easy street food that is particularly popular in Ho Chi Minh City, Cơm Tấm is made up of broken rice, pork or fish, and a fried egg. With other touches such as fresh herbs, spring onion, fish sauce and a squeeze of lime, this dish is filling, delicious and convenient.
The Vietnamese version of a crepe, these enormous pancakes contain shrimp, pork, bean sports and egg. Once fried, it can be wrapped in rice paper or a lettuce leaf and dunked in fish sauce – simply delicious!
With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...
Temple of Literature
Built in 1070, the Temple of Literature was dedicated to the worship of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Several years later the Imperial Academy was founded, which is considered to be the first university in Vietnam. You can still see the student’s names etched into a series of pillars, and other highlights include well-preserved gardens and a pagoda.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a magnificent granite and marble building which contains the tomb of Ho Chi Minh. Renowned as a hero by many, Ho Chi Minh's body is on display in a glass case, and you can view artefacts, memorabilia and much more in the nearby museum.
Perfectly capturing the essence of Vietnamese life, the old quarter is home to stunning architecture, green spaces, food stalls and ancient shops. The best approach is to stroll the streets and see where you end up, soaking up the atmosphere as you wander!
There’s no better place to soak up the culture, architecture, traditions and scenery of Hoi An than it’s UNESCO-listed Ancient Town. Spend time visiting the various temples, try tasty local delicacies from a food stall, and watch the sunset from the banks of the river.
Phuc Kien (Fujian) Assembly Hall
Erected in the 17th century, Fujian Assembly Hall’s original function was to be a place for the Chinese people in Fujian to socialise. Highlights include the unique architecture, three-arched gate, sculptures of holy animals and the main hall, which features golden statues of Thien Hau Holy Mother and Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.
Japanese Covered Bridge
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the Japanese Covered Bridge is one of Hoi An’s most famous landmarks. The bridge combines Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese culture, and boasts impressive architecture with dragon carvings, animal statues and a curved roof.
Notre Dame Cathedral
With its twin towers rising almost 60 metres, the Notre Dame Catherdral is a distinctive landmark in the city. Considered the architectural symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, highlights include the iconic red bricks, beautiful stained glass, grand pillars and one of Vietnam’s oldest organs!
Thien Hau Temple
Located in the city’s Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Vietnam. Dedicated to the Lady of the Sea, Thien Hau, it is said that the temple has a great influence on the cultural life of locals, and inside you can view statues of the goddess.
Central Post Office
An iconic building in Ho Chi Minh City, the Central Post Office boasts charming colonial architecture and ornate decorations. Painted on the inside walls are fascinating historical maps of South Vietnam, Saigon and Cholon, and the gorgeous, patterned tile floor is certain to catch your eye.
A must-see attraction when in Hue, the Imperial City was once the capital of Vietnam. Surrounded by towering walls and a moat, inside you’ll find temples, gardens, palaces and residences. With a mixture of original, restored and damaged buildings, this UNESCO World Heritage Site makes for a fascinating visit.
Royal Antique Museum
The earliest museum established in Hue, here you can find a variety of collections providing a look into ancient Hue. The main displaying hall, Long An Palace, is a beautiful structure, housing bronze wares, musical instruments, royal attires, porcelain and more.