What you’ll get

  • Duration : 5 hours

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : Family with kids, couple, solo travelers

  • Type : Land tour


Experience Hanoi like a local and tour the city’s attractions with the kids who live there. The Hanoi free walking tour includes a choice of options, including a stroll around the French Quarter, or a visit to a handicrafts village. Explore Hanoi on an intimate and fully immersive half-day tour, with the kids who live there. See the main city sights for free, with a choice of options that all provide a great way to get culturally connected.


    • See the magnificent Temple of Literature
    • Join tour the Old Quarter and French Concession of Hanoi
    • Visit handicraft villages and learn about Vietnamese pottery
    • Learn about Vietnam's ethnic groups at the Museum of Ethnology
    • Experience Hanoi from the perspective of the kids who live there

Option 1

Max Adults: 12

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Itinerary for 3 options

(Most tours start at 09:00 and finish at approximately 14:00, making for a fun half-day adventure)

Option 1: Old Quarter and French Quarter

Located near Hoan Kiem lake, has the original street layout and architecture of old Hanoi. The city original consisted of only about 36 streets, most of which are now part of the old quarter. Each street then had merchants and households specialized in a particular trade, such as silk traders, jewellery, etc. The street names nowadays still reflect these specializations, although few of them remain exclusively in their original commerce. The area is famous for its small artisans and merchants, including many silk shops. Local cuisine specialties as well as several clubs and bars can be found here also. A night market (near Đong Xuan market) in the heart of the district opens for business every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening with a variety of clothing, souvenirs and food.

Option 2: 1 out of 2 handicraft villages

We will show you how centuries of handicraft works of Vietnamese villages and more about the wet rice culture & Buddhism affect life. To make things more interesting, it provides you a short break out of Hanoi, fresh air, tranquil scenery of villages admit rice-paddy fields.

Option 3: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature and West lake area

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

The Temple of Literature is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of King Ly Nhan Tong. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The Temple is located to the south of Thang Long Citadel. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.

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09 Feb 2019
Awesome time great guide

We booked the full day walking tour and our guide Anh met with us at the hotel that we were staying at. She showed us around the Ho Chi Minh Complex and Temple of Literature in the morning and explained why many of the culturally significant sites were the way they are, from the important meaning in color, the architectural influences, and traditions at the temples. In the afternoon we enjoyed a tour around old quarter where we were staying, she was so kind as to let us know where the food spots were even though we didn’t book a food tour! Fluent in English, our guide was openly willing to accommodate anything we wanted to do and I felt like we had a more personal experience than other tours we have been on, like friends! Hanoi free walking tours has my highest recommendation for providing a quality tour that gives you a chance to meet with the future leaders of Vietnam (the students). After the tour I knew so much more about the deep culture and tradition in Vietnam. I urge you don’t miss one of these tours when in Hanoi, it’s a great chance to meet local and see the beautiful city.



19 Dec 2018
Half day walking tour highly recommend!

We just finished our walking tour our guide, one of the lovely tour guides. She was very friendly and had excellent English. She was able to answer all of our questions and volunteered a lot of very interesting information- not only about what we were aiming to see on our tour but she also pointed out things that were happening around us and explain them. It was about a 3 hour tour and allowed a bit of time to shop in the market. We had a great time and I would recommend this highly to anyone.



09 Oct 2018
Great tour of the old quarter

I had an enjoyable time with my guide who was able to bring me up to speed on my very limited knowledge of Vietnamese history. He was able to answer my questions with ease and pointed out things I would never have noticed like the alleyway allowing residents to cut through a block onto another street (which reminded me a lot of Lyon’s traboules). Also a great artist, Son left me with a sketch to remember the tour by. I would highly recommend doing one of these tours to orientate yourself around the dizzying streets of the old quarter!