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Private Half Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Visit the iconic landmarks of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, hear the tragedy of war at Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, and haggle for a bargain at Binh Tay Market. With your own personal guide leading the way, this half-day private tour is the perfect introduction to Vietnam’s largest city.

Bustling markets, iconic sights and fascinating museums abound on this private tour of Ho Chi Minh. With your own personal guide leading the way, this is the perfect introduction to Vietnam’s largest city.

After being collected from your hotel, the first stop is at the Reunification Hall to visit the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - April 1975s).

Here, you will have the opportunity to view formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms and war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level. This address today still holds many important functions in HCMC. You will learn important historical facts about this building. Next, you visit the War Remnants Museum. Discover exhibits relating to theVietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.

Other colonial structures included in the tour are Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the late 1880s by French colonists, it is one of the few remaining strongholds of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam currently being renovated we can only look from the outside, and the General Post Office, constructed when Vietnam was part ofFrench Indochinain the late 19th century

Finally, the tour ends at the famous Ben Thanh market, where you may practice your bargaining skills and pick up some souvenirs before being returned to your hotel.

Experience Includes

  • Half day tour exploring Ho Chi Minh City
  • Private tour exclusive for your party
  • Visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum and more
  • Pick-up and drop off from Ho Chi Minh City hotels
  • English speaking guide
  • One bottle of water per person
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • All entrance fees

Experience Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Optional gratuities


Daily, all year round.

Departure location

Ho Chi Minh hotels in district 1,3 and 5 only.

Start times



Around 4 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary may be changed due to weather, un-foreseen building closures, tidal and other operating conditions without notice.
  • During festivals, crowds and queuing may be experienced.
  • Please note on this tour you will be entering various religious sites; therefore, dressing modestly will be more respectful.
  • When entering a temple, you will be most likely asked to remove your shoes.
  • Dress code: Revealing clothes such as shorts and skirts above the knees and showing bare shoulder are prohibited in sacred places.
  • Children aged 2 and under travel FREE.
  • Please note that a minimum of two adults is required to confirm the tour.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 72 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Please be on time for the pick-up at your hotel.
  • Hotel ttransfers are from Ho Chi Minh hotels in district 1,3 and 5 only.