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With a history dating back over a thousand years, the capital of Viet Nam, Hanoi, offers many iconic attractions, such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, Museum of Ethnology, French colonial buildings, Hoa Lo Prison, Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, Perfume Pagoda and many more.
We offer a variety of choices for shore trips and excursions for cruise passengers docking at any ports of Asia.
See the best of Hanoi with our Hanoi shore excursions for cruise passengers from Ha Long or Hai Phong port (Hon Dau port). We offer a variety of choices for Hanoi tours, day trips and excursions for travel lovers from all around the world. All of our excursions will provide you with a private, flexible, and unique experience.
Please select from our top-selling Hanoi shore excursions or contact us for your tailor-make Hanoi itinerary.

  • Hanoi City & Art

    Hanoi City & Art


    You are interest in Vietnamese Fine Art?
    You want to chat with Vietnamese Art Collector?
    You want to visit an Art Gallery with Vietnamese Style?
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    Vietnam Art Tour is especially designed for art-lovers to discover European-Vietnamese style fusion art…

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  • Cruising in Halong Bay

    Halong Bay Cruise and Hanoi Capital


    This two-day itinerary is specially designed for cruise passengers who will spend 2 days 1 night at the port. We highly recommend taking a day cruise in Ha Long Bay to explore some of the world-famous caves…

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  • Explore the Capital Hanoi

    Explore the Capital Hanoi


    After a 3.5-hour ride from Ha Long’s port or a 1.5-hour from Hai Phong’s port, you will reach our charming ancient capital, Hanoi. The tour includes visits to major iconic landmarks in this 1000-year-old city…

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  • Dong Ngac Vllage

    Explore Dong Ngac Cultural Village


    Dong Ngac Cultural village is well known in northern Viet Nam for its rich history and friendly locals. Oblivious to the wave of modernization, Dong Ngac still retains its old charm with ancient…

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  • Visitors making ceramic products in Bat Trang Ceramic Village.

    Hanoi Orientation and Traditional Villages


    This one-day excursion will take you to the major iconic landmarks in the 1000-year-old capital, Hanoi, plus one of its surviving traditional villages. Since this is your private tour, you’re free to make the tour as…

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Things to do and see in Hanoi shore excursions

The capital of Vietnam includes several iconic attractions such as One Pillar Pagoda, Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoa Lo Prison, and so on. Soak in the serene but bustling atmosphere of the city, lost in Dong Xuan market with lines after lines of souvenir and handicraft shops, food stalls, clothes stores. Asia Shore Excursions would like to recommend some attractions to see and activities to do in Hanoi shore excursions.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Due to over 1000 years being the capital of this country, Hanoi has a plenty of things to do and explore, especially French-colonial architecture buildings with a long history in the Old Quarter. Located in the hustling Hoan Kiem district, the Old Quarter is one of the most popular attractions of the city. Lost in the bustling streets, admire the ancient colonial architecture style, old temples, and pagodas the Old Quarter located in the heart of the city. The special fact that can surprise you is these streets have all the names according to their original businesses dating back over 1000 years ago. Now all the streets changed partly over time, some have transformed into a plenty of modern commodities and services, however, most of them still maintain their ancient values. Available on the tour: https://www.shoreexcursions.asia/explore-capital-hanoi-1-day/

Temple of Literature

Van Mieu – The Temple of Literature is one of most famous attractions that almost all visitors coming to Hanoi have to visit. It was originally built nearly 1000 years ago dedicated to Confucius, scholars, and sages. There are various ancient sites including the Well of Heaven Clarity, Turtle Steles, Pavilion of the constellation, courtyards, passageways and a late of literature. Admire the classical architecture that featured in Ly and Tran Dynasty where thousands of doctors had graduated. Two of five courtyards have beautifully landscaped gardens, the third is home to the Well of Heaven Clarity while the fourth one has the name Sage Courtyard with the statue of Confucius and a ceremony house. The last one locates a huge bell and drum that are the traditional symbol of Vietnam. Available on the tour: https://www.shoreexcursions.asia/hanoi-orientation-traditional-villages-1-day/

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Just 8 kilometers away from the city center, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is the huge exhibition showing the features and characteristics of 54 ethnic minorities in the whole country. The museum is home to more than 15 000 artifacts and priceless antiques that reveal the tradition, culture, lifestyle and religious rituals of ethnic groups. Hop on a trip to Vietnam to explore every ethnic minority such as Viet, Muong, Tay, Thai, H’mong, Khmer, Hoa… The outdoor exhibition is a model of Vietnamese houses with featured architectural styles surrounded by peaceful landscapes and serene gardens. Moreover, there are also traditional shows such as Water Puppet Theatre and especially calligraphy art – the ancient writing style of Vietnam. Admire a plenty of priceless artifacts on display including clothes, jewelry, and items relating to weddings, funeral ceremonies, and other religious rituals of 54 ethnic groups to get a glimpse of their history, customs, and cultural identity. For anyone who loves to discover the rich culture of this country, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a must-visiting place in Vietnam shore excursions. Available on the tour: https://www.shoreexcursions.asia/halong-bay-cruise-hanoi-capital-2-days/

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison is an essential spot in any Hanoi shore trip with those who want to have a deep look at the Vietnam War. The prison served as a place for French colonists to keep Vietnamese political prisoners during the War. With huge-scale camp, the prison can keep about 450 prisoners and then increase up to 2000 people. The prison also has another name “Hanoi Hilton” due to keeping the downed US pilots who ironically called it the Hanoi Hilton. It had the name of Maison Centrale during the rule of French colonial because almost all parts of the prison were destroyed in 1997 to make way for the Hanoi Central Tower building. The museum created on the basis of the old prison shows a lot of tools for torturing and other horrifying instruments solitary confinement cells dating from the French-colonial period. Available in the tour: https://www.shoreexcursions.asia/explore-capital-hanoi-1-day/

Dong Ngac Cultural Village

Just 10 kilometers far from the center of Hanoi, landing on the bank of Red River, Dong Ngac Village provides hands-on experiences to explore the well-preserved traces of the past that splits out of the bustling lifestyle brought by the capital of Vietnam. Well-known for being the land of high-ranking mandarins during the feudal period in Vietnam, this famous village offers you to get a glimpse of the traditions and customs of the old Vietnam. More than this, Dong Ngac Cultural Village also has a variety of communal houses where the most important events of the village have occurred. These houses provide a huge number of ancient relics that have the age of hundreds of years including a set of old paintings from Le Dynasty (15th – 18th century) which reveal the bumper harvests and daily life of locals. Available on the tour: https://www.shoreexcursions.asia/explore-dong-ngac-cultural-village-1-day-2/
 

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