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THE BEST OF HO CHI MINH CITY

Per Person (Based on 2 passengers) $277 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-4 passengers) $231 USD
Per Person (Based on 5-6 passengers) $186 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-8 passengers) $192 USD
Per Person (Based on 9-10 passengers) $179 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

THE BEST OF HO CHI MINH CITY

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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City! With a guide accompanying you directly off the cruise ship pier you will make your way into the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has everything from historic Pagodas to stunning sky scrapers making it one of the most intriguing destinations in all of Vietnam.

Dive into the depths of Vietnamese history as you make your way to the Reunification Palace which was once home to the president of South Vietnam and stands as the site where the Vietnam war ended. Make sure you bring your camera to capture the North Vietnamese tanks that crashed through the palaces gates back in 1975 and still serve as a reminder today. Once inside you will be able to explore the many rooms that appear to be untouched creating an atmosphere hard to find at other monuments. Make sure to take a look in the war command room which is littered with campaign maps and old communication equipment.

Your panoramic city tour continues with photo stops at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. The historic cathedral is located at a picturesque corner in downtown Ho Chi Minh city and will leave you standing in amazement at its unique French Colonial design. It most recently made the news in 2005 when thousands of people stopped traffic in its square with the belief that tears were falling from the Virgin Mary statue just outside its doors. Just a short distance away is the cities Central Post Office. You will quickly see why this isn't your typical mailing grounds and represents one of the most visited sites in Ho Chi Minh city. Charmed by its vaulted interior, glass canopy and towering portrait of Ho Chi Minh, visiting your post office back home will give you flashbacks to this famous structure.

Following your lunch at delicious local restaurant you will take a short drive to District 5 and visit the Thien Hau Temple. Dedicated to the Lady of the Sea this temple represents the Chinese influence on the region and serves as a home to worshipers from the local Chinese community. Don't miss out on a chance to take part in a local custom as you make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the many incense coils.

Your day will wrap up with some free time at the Ben Thanh Market or Dong Khoi as you find some items to commemorate your visit!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier, 2 hour ride one way
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Exclusive visit to Henry Cabot Lodge's residence during the war
  • Reunification Palace (Former Presidential Palace)
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Central Post Office
  • Lunch at a Viet Village restaurant
  • Thien Hau Temple
  • Shopping at Ben Thanh Market or Dong Khoi St.
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • German($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (9.5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Lunch is included in price except for drinks.
• The drive from the Phu My port to Ho Chi Minh city is about 2 hours each way.

Restrictions

• Please note there is surcharge pricing for all National and New Year holidays. Contact ShoreTrips with any questions.
We will need the following information at the time of booking: Each passenger's full name as it appears in their passport; Citizenship; Date of birth; Passport number; Passport issue date; Passport expiration date.