Hanoi French Quarter Tour (by AZ Local NPO)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Hanoi, Hanoi

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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During this 4-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.

+ You only pay for the rest (over 4 usd): about 1 - 2 usd / person (for you and guide)

-------- NO TIP FOR GUIDE --------
- We are totally free tour guides. So we do not receive tips because we want to keep purity of guides.
- If you are satisfied with the tour. It is amazing to leave a 5-star review in Tripadvisor, because your review is an emotional gift for your tour guide and help them to keep their motivations.
Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can.
Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi.

What's Included

Free Hotel drop-off (Hanoi Old Quarter only)

Free Hotel pickup (Hanoi Old Quarter only)

No tip expedted and no hidden charge during the tours

What's Not Included

Entrance fee

Foods and drinks

Other is not mentioned above

Personal expenses

Transport fee

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 17 - 55
  • SENIOR: Age: 56 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

St. Joseph's Cathedral
Address: 40 Nha Chung street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi St Joseph Cathedral Hanoi is considered to be one of the symbols of Hanoi. It’s a late 19th-century Gothic Revival (Neo-Gothic style) church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi to nearly 4 million Catholics in the country. The architecture of St Joseph Cathedral Hanoi is designed in the style of medieval Gothic Europe. The church and colonization are inseparable and the church has played an outsize role in Vietnam’s modern history. It is not only a regular place of worship activities of the Archdiocese of Hanoi, but St Joseph cathedral Hanoi is also a popular tourist destination in Hanoi, attracting a large number of tourists inside and outside to visit.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hoa Lo Prison
Hoa Lo prison was built in Hanoi by the French, when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina. The French called the prison Maison Centrale – literally, Central House, a traditional euphemism to denote prisons in France. It was built for housing Vietnamese political campaigners and was completed in 1913. Apparently razed one of the local outlying craft villages when they picked out the site for this, Hoa Lo prison was the largest of the French Indochinese prisons. This was also kept many documents and files of the communist soldiers. Hoa Lo Prison has intact with many precious materials, science display, and the attractive spot for many domestic and foreign guests to Hanoi. Post Buttletin (the U.S) has an article on Vietnam’s tourist highlights Hoa Lo prison is a destination not to be missed when come to Vietnam.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street
Turtle Tower is one of Hanoi’s most iconic attractions, symbolizing the patriotic pride of the local population. The tower is a combination of European and Asian architecture – with gothic arches at its first two storeys combined with the hip roof of Vietnam architecture. During the French colonial period, on the top of the Turtle Tower, a version of the Statue of Liberty (1890-1896), was placed by the French. However, it was removed when the Tran Trong Kim regime gained control of the city in 1945. During the French rule, the local people would often hang Vietnam’s revolutionary flag from the tower in order to show their defiant spirit.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi Opera House was a historical evidence of Vietnamese social and cultural development under French rule, a vestige for an architectural development stage dating back to the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries in Vietnam. The theatre has seen many significant historical events associated to the August Revolution and the early years of Vietnam Hanoi Opera House embraces the European architectural style under the Renaissance period with the Italian-made marble floor, copper chandeliers and exquisite French murals on the ceiling, thus making the place one of Hanoi’s singular architectural landmarks. For a long time, Hanoi Opera House has been a rendezvous for those who love theatrical performance and traditional songs and music, symphonies, opera and classical opera. It is also a tourist attraction for local and foreign visitors.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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