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Hoa Lo Prison Tours and Activities

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Built by the French in 1896 to hold Vietnamese political prisoners and known originally as Maison Centrale, Hoa Lo Prison was taken over by the Vietnamese in 1954. During the American War (Vietnam War), it housed American POWs, who referred to it as the “Hanoi Hilton.” Today, parts of the original prison have been turned into a museum.

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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Hanoi Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Hanoi Private Tour

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The narrow streets and alleyways of old Hanoi can be hard to navigate. Forget guidebooks and itinerary planning, and immerse in this ancient city’s rich culture with a dedicated private guide. Enjoy the sorts of insights only a local can provide as you explore markets, temples, alleyways, historic homes, the French Quarter, the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and even Hoa Lo Prison.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.98
Price varies by group size
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$36.98
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Hanoi City Small Group Tour and Water Puppet Show

Hanoi City Small Group Tour and Water Puppet Show

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This city tour and cooking class is ideal for traveler who want to both see the sights of Hanoi and have a delicious foodie experience. Visit temples, museums, and other must-see attractions on a convenient introductory tour. Learn to cook Vietnamese food from a professional chef, so you can eat authentic food even after you’ve returned home. This is a fun-filled and varied day tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour

Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour

Hanoi war sites walking tour will lead you to Military history museum (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) or French Quarter (Monday and Friday) and Hoa Lo prison to help you to discover the history of Vietnam’s modern wars.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.13
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$5.13

Private Walking Tour of Hanoi City

Private Walking Tour of Hanoi City

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GENERAL INFORMATION: We are a nonprofit organization established in 2015. We supply top-quality student trained guides who are well trained and well understand about Hanoi, Vietnam, and related knowledge. We would love to show you things you haven't seen in books, magazines or on the internet before. To get to know more about our organization' operation, please leave your email and/or WhatsApp number(if it is possible). So, we can contact you soon.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5.00
per group
From
$5.00
per group
Taking safety measures

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: A Quick Hop

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: A Quick Hop

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- Great services: Young and well English-speaking Local Ambassadors onboard who love Hanoi and want to share its culture and history; careful and friendly drivers - Reasonable & inclusive price: BonBon travel pass, brochure providing travel guide, and several F&B/services vouchers - Hop on and hop off at any of the stops at your own pace in accordance with the bus schedule to see the city's popular landmarks and attractions - Enjoy Hanoi sightseeing in modern air-conditioned bus no matter how extreme the weather is - Take Instagrammable photos with our little yellow retro buses - Audio available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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$5.00

Highlight- Hanoi city tour and Cycle around old quarter

Highlight- Hanoi city tour and Cycle around old quarter

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Discover the best that Hanoi has to offer on this small-group city tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Complex dedicated to the former leader, the Confucian Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda in the middle of the lake, and the Hoa Lo Prison also known as the Hanoi Hilton. Learn about the history of Vietnam from your guide and discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter by bicycle.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.83
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$32.83

Hanoi Military tour for Half day city

Hanoi Military tour for Half day city

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Half day Military tour to explore Hanoi city is idea for tourist, who's interesting in Vietnam's History and War. The tour will bring tourist an overview of Vietnam country, people, and the answer what made Vietnamese people could be successed with 2 big enemy: French and American.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
Price varies by group size
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$76.93
Price varies by group size

Hanoi French Quarter Walking Tour: The Present and the Past

Hanoi French Quarter Walking Tour: The Present and the Past

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During this 3-hour walking tour, travelers will be able to explore the spectacular cultural and historical beauty of celebrated landscapes such as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi Opera House, Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake, so on. This tour will definitely bring you an amazing experience through the intriguing stories told by our guide, who are super enthusiastic, informative and good at English as well. If you are really into French architecture, or just merely want to see a different vision of this bustling capital, a tour around Hanoi French Quarter is a perfect pick. Let’s take a tour and enjoy the wonderful adventure!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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$16.00

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Classic Package

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Classic Package

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- Great services: Young and well English-speaking Local Ambassadors onboard who love Hanoi and want to share its culture and history; careful and friendly drivers - Reasonable & inclusive price: BonBon travel pass, brochure providing travel guide, and several F&B/services vouchers - Hop on and hop off at any of the stops at your own pace in accordance with the bus schedule to see the city's popular landmarks and attractions - Enjoy Hanoi sightseeing in modern air-conditioned bus no matter how extreme the weather is - Take Instagrammable photos with our little yellow retro buses - Audio available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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$16.00

Private Guided Tour of Hanoi

Private Guided Tour of Hanoi

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GENERAL INFORMATION: We are a nonprofit organization established in 2015. We supply top-quality student trained guides who are well trained and well understand about Hanoi, Vietnam, and related knowledge. We would love to show you things you haven't seen in books, magazines or on the internet before. To get to know more about our organization' operation, please leave your email and/or WhatsApp number(if it is possible). So, we can contact you soon.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5.13
per group
From
$5.13
per group
Taking safety measures

Hanoi City Sightseeing and Street Food Tour

Hanoi City Sightseeing and Street Food Tour

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Kick off your Hanoi stay with a half-day motorbike tour of the city. Sit bak and relax as local drivers transport you through the main streets and back alleys of this Vietnamese destination. Cruise past iconic landmarks, sample local cuisine and choose from one of three tour options to meet your interests and needs. This is the perfect way to get acclimated to the city and begin to explore with the wind in your hair!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Private Hanoi Classic City Tour

Private Hanoi Classic City Tour

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Explore the fascinating history and rich culture of Vietnam’s capital city on this all-day tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by private vehicle to important sites like Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Hanoi Opera House, the Temple of Literature, and the notorious prison where United States Senator John McCain was held. Enjoy a rickshaw ride and a delicious lunch before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.13
Price varies by group size
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$85.13
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Hanoi City Tour half day by Motorbike with lunch

Hanoi City Tour half day by Motorbike with lunch

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See Hanoi like the locals do: on the back of a motorbike. You’ll get a personalized look at the Vietnamese capital and get a taste of its cuisine along the way. See pagodas, bridges, and other landmarks while a private driver takes you around Hoan Kiem Lake. Then finish your half-day excursion with a restaurant lunch and drink.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
From
$63.00

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Family Classic Package

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Family Classic Package

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- Great services: Young and well English-speaking Local Ambassadors onboard who love Hanoi and want to share its culture and history; careful and friendly drivers - Reasonable & inclusive price: BonBon travel pass, brochure providing travel guide, and several F&B/services vouchers - Hop on and hop off at any of the stops at your own pace in accordance with the bus schedule to see the city's popular landmarks and attractions - Enjoy Hanoi sightseeing in modern air-conditioned bus no matter how extreme the weather is - Take Instagrammable photos with our little yellow retro buses - Audio available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
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  • 1 day
From
$45.00
per group
From
$45.00
per group

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Premium Package

Retro Hop-on-hop-off Bonbon City Tour: Premium Package

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- Great services: Young and well English-speaking Local Ambassadors onboard who love Hanoi and want to share its culture and history; careful and friendly drivers - Reasonable & inclusive price: BonBon travel pass, brochure providing travel guide, and several F&B/services vouchers - Hop on and hop off at any of the stops at your own pace in accordance with the bus schedule to see the city's popular landmarks and attractions - Enjoy Hanoi sightseeing in modern air-conditioned bus no matter how extreme the weather is - Take Instagrammable photos with our little yellow retro buses - Audio available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
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  • 2 days
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$30.00
From
$30.00

Private Hanoi city tour and water puppet show

Private Hanoi city tour and water puppet show

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Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this comprehensive tour of Hanoi. You’ll make good time hitting all the top highlights—Hoa Lo Prison, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Ho Chi Minh Complex, and others—since you don’t have to wait for a large tour group. Your guide will tailor their commentary to your interests. Finish up with a water puppet show or a cycle around the Old Quarter.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.75
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$69.75

Full-Day Hanoi City Private Car Charter

Full-Day Hanoi City Private Car Charter

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Discover Hanoi at your own pace with a custom-made itinerary and a personal chauffeur on this full-day self-guided tour. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off included, and hop out to explore sights such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, or Hoan Kiem Lake.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.13
per group
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$85.13
per group

Hanoi Walking War Sites Tour

Hanoi Walking War Sites Tour

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Vietnam is famously known as the nation with a lengthy history of resistance wars against oversea invaders. If you are a history lover, Hanoi War Sites Tour should be on your must-see checklist. This scenic tour will provide you an insight right into the period of the Vietnamese Battles and its consequences. Our visiting sites will certainly be the Hoa Lo Prison and Vietnam Military History Museum. Let's dive in! Can't wait to see you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00

Top thing to do in Hanoi - Hanoi city tour with water puppet show

Top thing to do in Hanoi - Hanoi city tour with water puppet show

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Explore the capital city of Hanoi on this small-group guided tour. The itinerary includes top attractions such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hoa Lo Prison, and the popular Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre where a pool of water serves as the stage for puppets. Plus, you’ll have the chance to bike around Hanoi’s old quarter.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67

Vietnam tour: north packages tour 5 days 4 nights

Vietnam tour: north packages tour 5 days 4 nights

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Explore the highlights of northern Vietnam in a short time with a comprehensive 5-day tour of Hanoi and Halong Bay. Your tour includes three nights of accommodation at a hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, one night of accommodation on board the Halong Bay cruise boat, guided tours of Hanoi and Halong Bay, transportation, and some meals. Private round-trip transfers are also provided from Hanoi airport.
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  • 20 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.08
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$323.08

Hanoi in a day from Halong city

Hanoi in a day from Halong city

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- Door to door service: We pick up right at the foot of your cruise. - Hanoi tour guides in different languages (Surcharge following the language chosen). - Bring the best of Hanoi values to customers. - Easy to customize and follow customers' desires. - Port of calls tours which are professionally operated.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
Price varies by group size
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$179.49
Price varies by group size

Amazing Hanoi City Shore Excursion from Cruise Port

Amazing Hanoi City Shore Excursion from Cruise Port

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Hanoi City is Capital of Vietnam, a destination for famous landscapes in Vietnam, the center of culture, economy, education, politics of Vietnam, to Visit Hanoi one day you will have moments of discovery. Along with the many thousand years of civilization, with many ancient and modern works, with unique sidewalk cultural experiences, the special historical sites will all make you a trip. Hanoi memorable tour. Especially not only experience the identity of 36 bustling streets, beautiful roads but also have moments of experiencing the enjoyment of the national culture through the museum and sightseeing: Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square – Hoàn Kiếm Lake, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, The Flag Tower of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Cua Bac Church, The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, The Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison Relic, Museum of Vietnamese Women, Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi Post Office.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.89
Price varies by group size
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$156.89
Price varies by group size

Ha Noi City Tour And Cooking Class

Ha Noi City Tour And Cooking Class

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Discover Ha Noi’s rich cultural heritage with this city tour and cooking class package. Spend your morning ticking off top landmarks, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex and Vietnam Museum Of Ethnology, then immerse yourself in the city’s culinary scene with a traditional cooking class led by a professional chef. Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus ensures a hassle-free full-day experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$38.15
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$38.15

Ha Noi Private city tour and water puppet private tour

Ha Noi Private city tour and water puppet private tour

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-Travel to the most iconic destinations in Hanoi, learning about the rich and unique history of this city, with our knowledgable guides, every question of you will be answered, The Temple of Literature - The first university of Vietnam, the spiritual Tran Quoc pagoda with its Buddism features, The Street Of Love, , Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex , Hoa Lo prison where shreds of the evidence of the war still remain here. - Not only that, enjoy a water puppet show, an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theatre stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.66
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$98.66

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Should I book Hoa Lo Prison tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hoa Lo Prison can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hoa Lo Prison 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hoa Lo Prison costs USD 5.00. Guided Hoa Lo Prison tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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