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Hong Kong City Break & Vietnam 360

Hong Kong & Vietnam in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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Experience the unique collision of traditional and ultra modern in this journey through Hong Kong and Vietnam. Get to know the very best of Hong Kong’s must-see attractions and fully explore Vietnam from A to Z.

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    Hong Kong
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    Halong Bay
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    Hanoi
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    Ho Chi Minh
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    Hoi An
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    Hue

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  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  • 10 nights in Charm and Superior hotels.
  • 1 night on a Ha Long Bay Cruise.
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  • 10 nights in Superior & Deluxe hotels.
  • 1 night on a Ha Long Bay Cruise.

Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Hop from Hong Kong to Vietnam in this journey where the traditional and the ultra modern collide! Get to know their skyscrapers and spiritual monuments. Experience the city of Hanoi, the mystic waters of the stretching Mekong Delta, the wonders to be found in Hue and the historic capital Ho Chi Minh. Enjoy an overnight river cruise on a traditional Junk boat in Ha Long Bay and discover Hoi An.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

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Arrival at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Hong Kong. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Hong Kong

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Touch down in Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis where east-meets-west and the skyscraper-studded skyline enthralls all who see it! Transfer to the hotel for check-in and spend the remainder of the day relaxing at the hotel or taking a stroll along the beautiful bay area.

Alternatively, take part in our optional night tour of the city*, the perfect way for you to become acquainted with your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

*Optional Hong Kong Night Tour: Take part in a fully-guided sightseeing tour of Hong Kong where you will discover the city’s most emblematic sites, including the dazzling Temple street, the Avenue of Stars, modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade before ending your excursion witnessing the Symphony of Lights, an unforgettable nightly spectacle.

Please note: You will only be able to join this tour if your flight lands before 4 PM.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
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2045 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Evening city tour

Light

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3rd Day: Hong Kong

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a half day tour of Hong Kong that will take you to some of the city’s top tourist attractions, including the city’s tallest hill (552 meters), Victoria Peak, which you will get to by cable car. You will then make your way to Repulse Bay, a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities. 

From here, stop by tourist favorites, Aberdeen and Sampan Ride before heading over to Stanley Market to visit an array of different shops selling everything from silk garments, art, Chinese costume jewelry, souvenirs and more. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
tripadvisor rating

2045 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

Light

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4th Day: Hong Kong

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Perhaps you can take this time to go sample the local cuisine in the hundreds of cafes, bars and restaurants this city has to offer. Alternatively, take part in one of our two optional activities; either a full day excursion to Macau* or a full day excursion to Lantau Island**.

*Optional Full Day Excursion to Macau: Take part in this tour of the city of Macau, once a Portuguese territory and today considered the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’. Stop by some of the most emblematic sights of Macau, including: A-Ma Temple, Penha Hill, Ruins of St. Paul, Leal Senado Square and Casino Venetian. 

**Optional Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island: Experience the world-renowned NP 360, a bicable gondola lift on Lantau Island in Hong Kong where you will take an incredible cable car journey to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and visit the city’s biggest statue of the Buddha.

Please Note: You can only choose one optional tour on this day. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
tripadvisor rating

2045 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

Light

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Optional
Full Day Excursion to Macau

Light

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5th Day: Hong Kong

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Vietnam. Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. Take the opportunity to explore this bustling city and get to know your surroundings. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chalcedony Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

355 Reviews

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6th Day: Hanoi

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Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on an eye-opening full-day tour of Hanoi, famed for its thriving contemporary art scene and colonial-era French architecture. Meet your guide and drive a tthe hotel this morning to pay a visit to the first stop of the day, the historic Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the final resting place of the nation's founder. After a walk through the nearby botanical garden of the Presidential Palace, visit Ho Chi Minh's house, a humble dwelling modelled on a rural Vietnamese stilt house. Next, enjoy a tour of the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049 and designed to resemble a lotus blossom. One of the great pleasures of visiting Hanoi is exploring its legendary street food markets, so next up, head to the Old Quarter to discover the authentic heart of the city. See the markets of Hang Be and Dong Xuan and take a culinary journey as you enjoy a traditional street food lunch including an appetizer, main course and dessert. Of course, no Vietnamese meal would be complete without a traditional egg coffee, enjoyed at an authentic coffee stall. The final visit of the day is the beautiful Lake Hoan Kiem before capping off the day with a cold glass of Bia Hoi beer at a local bar. The remainder of the evening is free to enjoy Hanoi at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Please note: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is viewed from the outside on Mondays, Fridays and in the afternoon as it is closed at these times.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chalcedony Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

355 Reviews

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Activities

included
Hanoi City Tour

Moderate

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7th Day: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage area of outstanding natural beauty known for its limestone islands and glistening waters. Travel through the rich farmlands of the delta and witness the daily life of the Vietnamese villages. Arrive in Ha Long and board a traditional junk boat, to begin your cruise on the bay with a welcome drink. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many fascinating islets and may stop for a while to visit local fishing villages, caves and limestone islands. Relax at your leisure on the sun deck. Dinner and overnight on board.

Halong Bay Cruise: The cruise operator will choose one itinerary to either Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay. Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions or local administration regulations.

Please note: There will be no guide on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hera Cruise or similar
tripadvisor rating

261 Reviews

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Activities

included
Ha Long Bay Cruise

Light

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8th Day: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

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A Tai Chi class is available on the sundeck for early risers before brunch on board, as the boat continues cruising around Ha Long Bay. Cruise past many islets named after their unique shapes such as Dog, Incense Urn, Fighting Cock, Finger and so on. Follow the boat staff to explore one of the most magnificent caves, before cruising back to the dock, disembarking at approximately 10:30 a.m. From here, transfer to the airport to catch an afternoon flight to Danang. Arrive and drive to Hoi An, a charming city, known for its pretty lantern-lit streets. Get settled at the hotel and spend the evening enjoying the unique atmosphere and excellent cuisine of Hoi An. Overnight stay in Hoi An.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Riverside or similar
tripadvisor rating

2612 Reviews

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9th Day: Hoi An

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know Hoi An today on a half-day guided walking tour. See the ancient town, famous for its well-preserved architecture, pedestrian streets and vibrant culture. Discover historic merchant houses, ancient pagodas and tranquil places of worship, as well as the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, an icon of Hoi An and the beautiful woodcarvings of the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation. Visit a traditional Hoi An tailor shop, where you can purchase made-to-order clothes and learn about the heritage of bespoke clothes-making in Hoi An before enjoying a 1-hour scenic boat ride on the Thu Bon River. Spend the rest of the day getting to know this vibrant city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hoi An.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Riverside or similar
tripadvisor rating

2612 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Hoi An Tour

Moderate

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10th Day: Hoi An - Hue

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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Hoi An behind today as you embark on a scenic coastal drive towards the city of Hue. Along this spectacular route enjoy the views of passing countryside and daily life in rural Vietnam. Make a stop at My Khe beach, one of the most beautiful in the county and experience breathtaking panoramic views from the top of the famous Hai Van pass. Stop at Lang Co Lagoon to admire traditional fishing methods in action before arriving in Hue in the afternoon. A tranquil city, it was once the Imperial capital, home to an array of palaces, pagodas, royal tombs and temples, built under the Nguyen dynasty on the banks of the Perfume River. On arrival, enjoy a tour of the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the impressive Royal Tu Duc Tomb. End the day with an interesting visit to a family-run incense stick-making workshop. Overnight stay in Hue.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Thanh Lich Hue Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

713 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Hue

Moderate

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11th Day: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

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Breakfast at the hotel. Early transfer to the airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, meet your guide and visit the moving War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American War. Continue to the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the Indochina Governor-General and later President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon. The tour finishes with Notre Dame Cathedral and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Elios Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

1220 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Moderate

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12th Day: Ho Chi Minh City

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day in this exciting city. We recommend an optional excursion to discover the magical Mekong Delta*. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

* Optional Mekong Delta Excursion: Depart to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on the Ben Tre River, one of the tributes of Mekong River while witnessing the lively activities of local life along the way. Stop at a brick kiln and visit one of the many coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Take a motorized cart or bicycle along the shady paths and pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to discover everyday life on the river. Take a rowing-boat along a beautiful water palm creek before you return to the pier.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Elios Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

1220 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full-Day Mekong Delta Excursion

Active

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13th Day: Ho Chi Minh City - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast at the hotel*. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board. 

*If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

Included activities

Included

Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

Included activity for day 3 in Hong Kong

Take part in a half day sightseeing tour of the very best the city has to offer, including: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Sampan Ride and Stanley Market for all your shopping needs.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Hanoi City Tour

Included activity for day 6 in Hanoi

Begin your tour at Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, then visit the presidential palace and gardens. Next, tour the One Pillar Pagoda before a street food lunch. Shop in the Old Quarter and taste egg coffee. Finish at Hoan Kiem Lake and try a refreshing beer.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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Depending on weather conditions and local administrative regulations, this cruise might be rerouted to Bai Tu Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay which offer similar views and activities.

Ha Long Bay Cruise

Included activity for day 7 in Halong Bay

Board a traditional junk and begin an overnight cruise on magical Ha Long Bay! Discover the islets, caves and fishing villages of this legendary bay and relax onboard with included welcome drink, lunch, dinner and brunch the following morning.

Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Half-Day Hoi An Tour

Included activity for day 9 in Hoi An

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the narrow streets of Hoi An. This UNESCO World Heritage site is full of architectural gems that show a range of influences. Admire Tran Phu Street, visit the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge and board a river boat.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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You will only be able to join this activity if your flight lands before 4 PM

Evening city tour

Suggested activity for day 2 in Hong Kong

Start exploring Hong Kong heading to the Avenue of Stars, discovering the entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong, or eating local snacks at night markets.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 18:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Tour not compatible with Macau daytrip. Must choose only one of them on this day.

Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

Suggested activity for day 4

Hop on the famous NP360 to take an unforgettable cable car ride to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and gaze at the majestic sight of Hong Kong’s biggest Buddla statue.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Tour not compatible with Lantau daytrip. Must choose only one of them on this day.

Full Day Excursion to Macau

Suggested activity for day 4

Get to know this one-time Portuguese colony now known for its array of casinos and being the sin city of China. Stop by emblematic sites such as: A-Ma Temple, Penha Hill, Ruins of St. Paul, Leal Senado Square and Casino Venetian.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Hong Kong - Hanoi, Hanoi - Danang, Hue - Ho Chi Minh. *
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  • 11 nights: 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior hotels and 1 night on a Halong bay cruise.
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  • 10 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles. **
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Ha Long Bay Cruise. ***
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  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Vietnam E-visa (online before traveling needed for Irish passport holders), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Obtain your VISA for Vietnam:

Irish Passport holders require require en entry visa for Vietnam that must be arranged in advance through the following website. UK passport holders are exempt of this requirement. 

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt

You MUST select ‘Noi Bai International Airport - Hanoi’ as the point of entry in order to be allowed to enter Vietnam.

Tipping in Vietnam is up to your personal discretion but it is commonplace for service providers to ask for it. In these cases, please keep in mind that the usual tipping standard is around 4$/person/day for guides, and half of that for drivers and hotel staff.

* Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Vietnam internal flights luggage restrictions:

  • Vietnam Airline baggage policy: 1 checked bag of 23kg and 1 hand baggage of 12kg per person.
  • Cambodian Angkor Air policy: 1 checked bag of 23kg and 1 hand baggage of 7kg per person.
  • Bamboo Aiways: 1 checked bag of 20kg and 01 hand baggage of 7kg per person.

** Transfers without English speaking guide.

*** Halong Bay Cruise: Each cruise is only allowed to choose ONE itinerary to either Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay. Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions or local administration regulations.

Please note that the optional tours are not exclusive to Exoticca travelers and groups will be mixed with travelers from other tour operators.

  • Hong Kong
  • Vietnam
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.

    • Currency

      Hong Kong Dollar.

    • Language

      English and Chinese.

    • Electricity

      220 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 08:00.

    • Other useful information

      People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.tourism.gov.hk/english/welcome/welcome.html

    Flights are non-refundable and non-amendable. Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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