Recent Searches
Clear

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, attractions may be closed or have partial closures. Please consult government travel advisories before booking. The WHO is closely monitoring the coronavirus and more information can be found here.

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) Tours

star-4.5
159 Reviews
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon)
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) boasts a striking red façade and towering stone arches constructed with materials imported from France in the 1800s. But its architecture isn’t the only draw. In 2005, visitors reported seeing a tear flow from the eye of a statue of the Virgin Mary here, making it a destination for Catholics on a religious pilgrimage.
 
The Basics
The Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (Nhà Thờ Chính Tòa Đức Bà Sài Gòn) has become an architectural and religious icon in the bustling southern city. The neo-Romanesque structure serves as an active place of worship for Vietnam’s 6 million Catholics. Most private and group city sightseeing tours, including a fun cyclo option, stop at the cathedral, as well as the nearby Reunification Palace and the sobering War Remnants Museum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral basilica is a must-visit for spiritual travelers, architecture buffs, and first-time visitors to Saigon.
  • Remember to dress respectfully, as this is an active place of worship.
  • Expect a full house for Sunday morning Mass; arrive early to get a seat.
  • The cathedral is undergoing a major renovation and is closed to tourists (with the exception of Sunday Mass) until its expected completion in 2020.
 
How to Get There
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is located in downtown Ho Chi Minh between Le Duan and Nguyen Du near the Cong xa Paris bus stop. It is one block northeast of the Reunification Palace.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open for cultural visits Monday to Saturday in the morning and afternoon. If you’d like to attend a Mass, they are held twice daily on weekdays and seven times on Sunday. One Sunday morning Mass is celebrated in English.
 
The Miracle of Our Lady of Peace
The Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica gained international attention in October 2005, when a few visitors claimed to see a single tear slide down the right cheek of the statue of the Virgin Mary standing outside. Hundreds of subsequent visitors have claimed that the stain remained for more than a week, yet the Catholic Church of Vietnam ultimately refuted the “miracle.”
Address: Between Le Duan and Nguyen Du, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Read More

194 Tours and Activities to Experience Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon)

Category
Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group TourHalf-day Tours

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

star-4.5
Gain a unique perspective of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern life meets traditional Vietnam. Tour the dynamic city with a professional guide who points out architectural features of French colonial–style buildings, such as Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Visit other famous attractions including Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from districts 1 and 3.
...  More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$26.67 
From  
$26.67 
Learn More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by JeepHalf-day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

star-5
Get to know the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a private sightseeing tour by Jeep. Traveling with a guide, you'll see a selection of the main sights, like the War Remnants Museum, the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market. Entrance fees are included.
...  More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$54.00 
From  
$54.00 
Learn More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Student City Tour By MotorbikeHistorical & Heritage Tours

Student City Tour By Motorbike

star-5
We use our motorbikes to tour you around Ho Chi Minh City so that we can see as much as possible while getting the local Vietnam experience. We will have quite a few stops where we will get off the bike to discuss some of Saigon’s best Sight-Seeing experiences and take some photo’s. Here we will discuss history, architecture, culture and how these places are still in use today. After the main sights of Saigon, we will spend time cruising through local parts of Ho Chi Minh City. This will give you the chance to see the unseen! Recommended sites during the tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House, The City Hall, Flower market, Cambodia market, Antique Street... We will finish your tour at the War Remnants Museum ( for those who want to visit the Museum ) or at the hotel (for those who visit the Museum already ). If you have in mind other places to visit, please let us know. We will customize your tour for you.
...  More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$15.58 
From  
$15.58 
Learn More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

24H Ho Chi Minh City HOP-ON HOP-OFF RED BUS TOURHop-on Hop-off Tours

24H Ho Chi Minh City HOP-ON HOP-OFF RED BUS TOUR

star-3
See the sights of Ho Chi Minh City your way on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that allows you to create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary. Ideal for first-time visitors and travelers with limited time, this flexible tour option means you can disembark the bus whenever an attraction captures your attention. Your ticket also includes an evening bus tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which reveals a different side to attractions when they’re illuminated by night.
...  More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$15.39 
From  
$15.39 
Learn More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

❤️Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems (Private & All-Inclusive)Day Trips

❤️Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems (Private & All-Inclusive)

star-5
Our HCMC Instagram Tour will take you to the most Instagrammable spots in HCMC all in one day. If you are looking for a little bit a culture, delicious food and a ton of great photos then this is the tour for you. No need to worry about planning where to go, waiting for other people, paying for entrance fees or buying lunch. We got you covered as this tour is private and all-inclusive. ===== Tour Schedule 10:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel 10:15 AM – Arrive at the Notre Dame Cathedral 10:45 AM – Visit The Central Post Office 11:45 AM – Visit the “Pink Church" 12:30 PM – Explore a hidden weapons bunker 1:15 PM – Lunch Time! 2:45 PM – Visit the Ho Chi Minh Squares (People’s Committee) 3:00 PM – Stroll along Nguyen Hue Street and grab views of Bitexco 3:30 PM – Visit Instagrammable boutique shops and enjoy coffee & dessert! 4:30 PM – Visit the Minh Dang Quang Pagoda 5:15 PM – View the tallest building in HCMC and relax in a secret spot by the river 6:15 PM – Arrive back at your hotel
...  More
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$107.70 
Price varies by group size
From  
$107.70 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh CityDay Trips

Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh City

star-4.5
Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
...  More
  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$110.33 
Price varies by group size
From  
$110.33 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tourHalf-day Tours

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

star-5
Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced urban area full of diverse people including street vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables, to ritzy western-style bars and boutiques. This haft-day-tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We will visit the following places of interest: * The Reunification Palace * War Remants Museum * Notre Dame Cathedral * Central Post Office * Jade Emperor Pagoda * Ben Thanh Market
...  More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$33.99 
From  
$33.99 
Learn More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

War Remnants Museum - City & Cu Chi Tunnels Day ToursFull-day Tours

War Remnants Museum - City & Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tours

star-4.5
Combine two popular tours in one day: the War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi tunnels. First, get a look at preserved artifacts and documents from of Vietnam War, the go underground to explore the vast network at Cu Chi. The peaceful rural scene belies the area’s violent history, and visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage, and defoliation that took place over the area in the 1960s. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are provided from Ho Chi Minh City.
...  More
  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$46.16 
Price varies by group size
From  
$46.16 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

City Highlights + Hidden Gems By ScooterCultural Tours

City Highlights + Hidden Gems By Scooter

star-5
Travel like a local in Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a motorbike, avoiding traffic, and enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the city. Venture away from the typical tourist trail to explore Ho Chi Minh’s atmospheric neighborhoods, browse the local markets, and admire views along the Saigon River. Stop along the way to see Thien Hau Temple and Cao Dai temple, stroll around Chinatown, and tuck into a delicious Vietnamese-style lunch.
...  More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$19.00 
From  
$19.00 
Learn More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)Full-day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

star-5
Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East” with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. This Vietnamese metropolis can intimidate at first, but with a local to guide you on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. High light • Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch • Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city • Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$135.00 
Price varies by group size
From  
$135.00 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My PortDay Trips

Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

star-5
Experience Ho Chi Minh City’s major landmarks and attractions on an all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from Phu My Port, travel in a private air-conditioned minivan with a personal guide to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace), and the French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office. Enjoy a cafe sua da (coffee with condensed-milk) and lunch at a local restaurant included.  
...  More
  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$120.45 
Price varies by group size
From  
$120.45 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

A French day in SaigonBus Tours

A French day in Saigon

Alain French guide and creator of this unique tour will take you on a walk to the main monuments and buildings built during the French presence in Vietnam and Saigon. From the Saigon Opera House, via the Central Post Office of Gustave Eiffel, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Ben Thanh Market, museums but also renowned international hotels such as the Hotel Continental, cafes and brasseries Colonial era, you will discover a special history of Vietnam and France through the last 150 years The alphabet, cooking, teaching, culture are the strong links that still unite the two countries You will walk along the boulevards The Law, Don Khoi, Hai Ba Trung, Nguyen Hue and others A breakfast with the famous Banh Mi (baguette sandwich) will begin the day around 8.30, which will end with a lunch in a brasserie (French) of the colonial era while enjoying a glass of French wine!
...  More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$62.83 
From  
$62.83 
Learn More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Saigon History & Sightseeing By ScooterHalf-day Tours

Saigon History & Sightseeing By Scooter

star-5
We take you to some historical points that are a bit off the beaten path in District 3, 10, 5, 6, and 11. Every district has different personalities. District 3 is well-known as the richest area during the American war. We visit a memorial monument, historical buildings, and outdoor local market as well. We then head to district 10 to see the brilliant colors of the downtown at the wholesale flower market. We not only see the flowers but also walk down small alleys that lead to the food market where you have to try one bowl of "Bun Mam" which is the noodle soup for your breakfast and try fresh fruit juice. Next up, a quick transfer to China town gathering in District 5,6, and 11. You will be blessed at one of the oldest and most fascinating temples in Saigon and see one of the biggest and best markets. Finally, on the way back to the hotel we will stop by the coffee shop to enjoy local coffee and see a secret underground weapons cellar of the Viet Cong army right in the coffee shop.
...  More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$29.00 
From  
$29.00 
Learn More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Full-Day Saigon City Tour Including Cyclo RideFull-day Tours

Full-Day Saigon City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

star-5
Let a local guide unveil the highlights of Saigon, one of Vietnam’s most vibrant cities. This full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City starts with a 40-minute cyclo ride to the Ho Thi Ky alleys for a walk to the flower market. Visit Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda in Cho Lon (Chinatown) before you slurp up ‘pho’ (Vietnamese rice-noodle beef soup) for lunch. Stop at the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and landmarks such as the Saigon Central Post Office and Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$82.06 
From  
$82.06 
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Small-Group Saigon City Full Day TourFull-day Tours

Small-Group Saigon City Full Day Tour

star-5
• Learn about the Vietnam War at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum • Admire the French colonial architecture of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. • Visit to Jade Emperor Pagoda • Explore the old quarter of Saigon by visiting Chợ-lớn (China Town). • Local experience with riding a cyclo throughout alleys and local markets. • Hotel pickup and drop-off included • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
...  More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$60.00 
Price varies by group size
From  
$60.00 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation

Private Night Tour in Saigon with a LocalPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Night Tour in Saigon with a Local

star-5
Spend an evening out in Ho Chi Minh City on this 2.5-hour tour with a private guide who shows you some of the city's main sights and local hotspots. Join the residents of Saigon as they come out for the night, admiring the city in a different light. You'll visit a cafe, night market, and more. A coffee drink and street food tasting are included.
...  More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
From  
$30.59 
Price varies by group size
From  
$30.59 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Small-group Saigon City View on Cyclo (3 hours)Day Trips

Small-group Saigon City View on Cyclo (3 hours)

star-5
Navigating the bustling streets of Saigon can be a challenge even for experienced locals. On this scenic tour, sit back and relax as your guide whisks in and and out traffic, allowing you to experience the bustling city’s vignettes in comfort and safety. Visit several public markets that sell everything from flowers to motorcycle parts.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$24.00 
Price varies by group size
From  
$24.00 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full Day Saigon City Tour Including Cu Chi TunnelsCity Tours

Full Day Saigon City Tour Including Cu Chi Tunnels

If you've got limited time in Ho Chi Minh City then opt for a tour that reveals the Vietnamese capital's major highlights over the course of just one day. Traveling by air-conditioned coach means you'll skip the hassle of navigating unfamiliar public transport and have more time to focus on attractions such as the Cu Chi Tunnels, Jade Emperor Pagoda, and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.
...  More
  • 1 day
From  
$109.00 
From  
$109.00 
Learn More
  • 1 day

Ho Chi Minh City Tour With Dinner On Saigon CruiseHalf-day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Tour With Dinner On Saigon Cruise

Ho Chi Minh is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and traditional pagodas and temples that date back hundreds of years. This city tour packed with historic attractions, church is exclusively designed for you to experience a cultural and traditional Hanoi with a touch to end your day by having dinner on Saigon cruise. • Explore Ho Chi Minh City's busiest areas with educational stops in between, guided by a knowledgable English speaking guide • Discover Saigon, aka Ho Chi Minh, on a tour of its markets, backstreets, museums and must see like Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office • Pay a visit to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and more
...  More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$82.04 
Price varies by group size
From  
$82.04 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour With Student By ScooterHalf-day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour With Student By Scooter

star-5
See the city all in a 4-hour tour! The scooter city tour of Saigon will focus on providing a variety of what Ho Chi Minh City has to offer including main sights and local spots. From Beautiful French Architecture to local alleyways where Vietnamese families work, live, and play. We simply arrange this tour with local tour guide who are experts at navigating their beloved city. This is a great way for you to gain some experience while sharing our unique culture with you from around the world. It’s like having a new friend to show you around, so WHY NOT?
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$19.74 
From  
$19.74 
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Half-Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh CityHalf-day Tours

Private Half-Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

star-4.5
See the sights of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, on this 4-hour private tour. With a private guide, you'll visit landmarks such as Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, and the War Remnants Museum. Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
...  More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$39.75 
From  
$39.75 
Learn More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Best Options for Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise PortDay Trips

Best Options for Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise Port

By booking this tour you have many options for your shore excursion when your ship is docking in Ho Chi Minh City. Depending on your ship' schedule, you can choose for your own tour: Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) City Tour only or Combining Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City Tour or Combining Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City Tour. We will make a day for you. Moreover you can easily customize your tour. We can arrange all the services accordingly with effective supporting from your tour guide.
...  More
  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$126.52 
Price varies by group size
From  
$126.52 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Full Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including LunchDay Trips

Private Full Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Lunch

star-4
This private tour of Ho Chi Minh City is led by your own personal guide who provides fascinating insight into the culture, history and daily life. Explore the city in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle and visit key attractions such as the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. After lunch at a local restaurant, see Chinatown, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$33.34 
From  
$33.34 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ho Chi Minh City tour : including cyclo ridePorts of Call Tours

Ho Chi Minh City tour : including cyclo ride

star-5
Get the most from your time at Phu My port with this full-day Ho Chi Minh City shore excursion. Forget arranging your own trip or haggling with cabs, and be sure to cover the city's highlights by air-conditioned bus and with a guide for extra insight. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh market, and more; and enjoy a cyclo rickshaw ride—an activity you might miss if exploring alone.
...  More
  • 6 hours
From  
$90.00 
From  
$90.00 
Learn More
  • 6 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon)?