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The Original War Tour Of Hanoi
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The Original War Tour Of Hanoi

By A Taste of Hanoi
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Ages 18-100, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We must have your hotel name and address in the old quarter of Hanoi to complete your booking for the tour. Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel or guest house from within the old quarter area of Hanoi. Clients joining the tour from outside of the old quarter will occur a surcharge. For added safety during the motorbike tour we ask clients to wear shoes that are closed toed shoes.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11021P6

        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11021P6

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        • A Taste of Hanoi
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          Hanoi, Vietnam
          Joined in March 2015
        • Adam W
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour & Guides
          Great tour, went with Son & Jasmine who were the loveliest guides we could have asked for. Was a really good experience visiting all of the stalls we would never have found and trying a lot of different food. Highly recommended.
          Written June 16, 2024
        • Quest31038262273
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Coffee tour excellent!
          Brilliant tour with lots of interesting facts about both coffee and Hanoi by our guide Jackson who is also a Barbara. Excellent hidden ahops
          Written June 13, 2024
        • jerardj2020
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          All the tours that are listed and so much more
          I was lucky enough to stumble upon this tour company. All of their Hanoi city tours are well worth it and super informative and fun. I learned so much. The cool thing was that the company has enough experience with Vietnam in general that they were also able to help me customize some experiences for later in my trip. I had an unconventional timeline and some random set of wishes. Brian was experienced enough to understand my situation and piece together a custom itinerary that worked out perfect for me. He sensed what my style of travel was zeroed in on the perfect combination. I value his experience and think he has put together a unique company of guides and tours that stand out from the many that are offered. Go with A Taste of Hanoi and you will not regret it no matter which tour you choose.
          Written June 11, 2024
        • tr_clyn2024
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hanoi Making Knife
          A good new experience on making knife with Son. He is a nice and friendly guy, we had a happy chatting. Finally, we got our handmade knife
          Written June 8, 2024
        • Helen S
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          More than we expected and an experience we will remember.
          The 10 Tastes Tour of Hanoi introduced our group of six to a different side of Hanoi to which most tourists are oblivious. We walked around the Old Quarter, slipping between many small family-run cafes, sitting on tiny chairs and amongst cooking pots. There was plenty to see. We felt a part of everything going on around us, and we had the confidence to explore and discuss our thoughts on other travels and experiences in Vietnam with tour guide, Brian The Vagabond. He shared with us little bits of information relating to religious, cultural, and practical aspects of Vietnamese life and food. It really was like the name of the company - A Taste Of Hanoi - as the tour extend beyond simple food experiences. . We sampled 10 super fresh hot and cold dishes, green tea, and local beer that are uniquely Hanoi in their flavours. Brian is a passionate foodie, and his history of being a qualified chef encouraged us to try flavours and things outside our comfort zone, and they were super tasty. We had a coeliac on the tour, a person who was mad about fresh Durian, and a few who needed the comfort of fans in the stifling heat. Brian accommodated all our needs and answered our questions expertly. Of course the benefits are with finding some places to return to on your own. He really helped us understand each venue had opening and closing times, and why they had been chosen for the tour. The bites he chooses are unique and d high quality. We finished in a local beer hall and after running over time we parted with MỘT – HAI – BA– DZÔ and finished our tour, well satisfied we had ‘tasted’ Hanoi’s best.
          Written May 30, 2024
        • cwda17
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Food and Fun
          An absolutely wonderful journey with Brian! An experienced chef and guide for more than 15 years, over 10 in Vietnam, Brian knows the food scene in this town. In a Bourdain like extravaganza, we toured multiple unique spots around the old quarter. Each stop had an in-depth description of the specialty that we would enjoy, along with stories about the chef or restaurant. Our family of four throughly enjoyed this experience as we gained access to the inside scoop of what locals know. The tour was really well planned as we meandered between 9+ spots. We will try to return to all discoveries he introduced to us. A very enthusiastic foodie whose passion for Vietnamese cuisine is infectious. A++
          Written May 27, 2024
        • E6447DZandrewh
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          Loved this walking foodie tour of Hanoi. Brian was an incredible host and his passion for food was evident from the moment we met. Hanoi really is a foodie paradise and I highly recommend this experience. Perfect final stop for coffee with view over the lake. If you do the afternoon tour I recommend you skip or have a very light lunch! Brian also did a great job of adapting the food to my gluten free diet.
          Written May 9, 2024
        • Scoobydoo27
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do in Hanoi!
          Highly recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed our time walking through the busy old town of Hanoi sampling local cuisine. Hi, our guide, was very personable, professional, courteous and fun. He spoke excellent English. We will all remember his mantra of "sticky rice" when crossing the chaotic Hanoi streets! We visited a selection of small food stalls that cooked their produce and specialised in one particular item. We was sampled freshly cooked Vietnamese doughnuts with a mung bean centre, Bahn Mi (my favourite!), a variety of different noodles and steamed rice pancakes, not to forget the worm pancakes. Plus we tried the delicious Vietnamese Egg Coffee and Coconut Coffee. Everything was delicious and a great introduction, not only to Vietnamese cuisine, but also their culture.
          Written May 7, 2024
        • Z9995CIpauld
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great food tour around Hanoi with Ha. Highly recommended for an introduction to Vietnam and its cuisine
          Ha was fantastic. He combined all the great foods with lots of background information that was reall useful. The egg coffee and bahn were superb
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        • elizabethmE3483CP
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent private experience - knowledgeable and local.
          Our guide, Vu, was incredible. He shared a rich cultural history of Vietnam with us, had a thorough knowledge of the coffee and was enthusiastic to share the city with us. He took us to places we would not have otherwise wondered into. He was excellent and a great highlight of our time! I recommend doing this earlier so you can visit some of the cafes again before you depart.
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        • gustavovL9899LY
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          Unforgettable Weekend
          Spent the weekend with A Taste of Hanoi and had an amazing time. On my first day, Minh took me on a full-day trip to Ninh Binh, sharing the country and the region's history along the way. It made for some really compelling conversation and great company, as well some unreal vistas - one after another. The second day, a very cheerful Son took me out to a local knife-making village to make my own knife with a master artisan. It was a fascinating experience to craft my own knife and be a part of a local tradition. Both tours were truly unique and I'm very thankful for the amazing guides that made this weekend unforgettable.
          Written May 4, 2024
        • FarAway29631320785
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          It was great experience and our tour guide Son was amazing, thank you! Highly recommended for those who want to try different style of vietnamese coffee!
          Written April 29, 2024
        • Jeremy T
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Food tour with Ha.
          We really enjoyed an amazing evening with our guide Ha. He is warm, knowledgeable, and took into account our interests and dislikes. Hope to see you again sometime soon!
          Written April 29, 2024
        • 960_m
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great service
          Best private tour tour in Hanoi you can take! Very nice service wand staff willing to help you in every aspect of the tour. Really reccomended.
          Written April 17, 2024
        • Q3287UPjohnh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Knife Making - A unique experience
          It was amazing to see the quality of the knives that our smith could produce from such relatively simple tools and surroundings. After helping make our own knives, it also made us appreciate the amount of work and skill that the smith applied to produce her (and finish our) knives. A real education, and fun as well. My wife, my 16 year old daughter and I really enjoyed it. The guide from A Taste of Hanoi was very friendly and helpful and the whole trip from pickup to drop off went smoothly.
          Written April 17, 2024
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        Danai S
        Thessaloniki, Greece43 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        We were picked up from our homestay by our guide Ming and our driver Tee with their motorbikes. First we went to a local market (not touristy at all) where we got to know each other and had some delicious breakfast. Then we were taken to see a spot where there were some bombings which took place during the war and has some coffee at a cute place on the train racks. Bonus point? We were very lucky to see the train while we where we there. We also saw where the B52 plane fell off. Last but not least had some lunch at a place we would have never gone on our own and to finish it off with a glass of beer. It was more of a tour with two local friends rather than a war tour but we still had a great time!
        Written November 21, 2023
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        Christine
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        We were initially unsure about the mad chaos of Hanoi and spending 4 hours on a scooter but the experience couldn’t have been more fun or safer. Brian and his team navigated the streets and back allies with skill and we had a truly wonderful morning -culminating with a excellent lunch. We all would recommend this trip very highly
        Written October 4, 2019
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        kylenekateri
        Chicago, IL1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Friends
        I chose Taste of Hanoi's War tour as a way to better get to know the city that I have lived in for over a year and I was NOT disappointed. The Tour took us to areas of Hanoi that I would not have otherwise even known about. Driving through the Black market, checking out war memorial sites, as well as a few sites where the war actual took place was so exciting for me. As a history buff, I loved every minute of it. I also loved trying the different street foods throughout the tour. Our lunch at trade shop 37 was like a step back in time. The site was once government owned and used to distribute food to Hanoians at a time when many did not have enough money to feed themselves nor their family. Ending on a high note, was a stop at a local bia hoi. Overall, this tour was fun filled, full of history, and exciting. The guides were well informed and made a point to take questions from us with regards to the war and all things Hanoi. I would recommend this to knot only history lovers but to anyone looking for a fun filled day learning about Vietnamese culture.
        Written July 8, 2019
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        Dear Kylen, Thank you so much for your amazing review for our very new tour: The Vietnam war tour of Hanoi and we do believe other clients will love the tour as much as you did! Thanks for joining us and look forward to seeing your father when he comes to visit Hanoi very soon. Best regards,
        Written August 4, 2019
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        Alex M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Solo
        This was a really great experience and I learned so much about the city and its history that I would not have been able to learn otherwise. My guide was Ha, and he was super knowledgeable and friendly. He took me to many less touristy parts of the city, including some of his favourite places to eat for snack and meal breaks.
        Written May 18, 2024
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        Jakester
        Glasgow, UK88 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I had an amazing experience with Nhi Nyugen on her scooter. She was informative of all the various historical places we visited; especially as her Grandfather had experienced so much of the War in Hanoi.
        The tour also included lots of different experiences, life on the Black Market, the Opera house, and monuments to some pretty emotional acts of kindness and bravery that occurred during the war.
        We also had Breakfast in the Market cooked just for me, YUM! Then juice by the 52 Bomber memorial; again freshly squeezed as we ordered, and lunch by the lake at a historical Cafe that specialises in being a small museum about post War life too.
        We also had a refreshing, and very tasty, Hanoi beer in a local watering hole, made local and not in a can; served by the jug!!. The land lady even filled an empty water bottle with a wee drop to take back to my hotel for later!!
        I travelled alone so this experience is one I would never have had, if it had not been for the time I spent with Nhi. Thanks also to her boss Brian, for making it happen. These guides and team will work very hard with you, or your group to make each experience exactly what you or your group require .
        Amazing time whizzing around Hanoi on Nhi's scooter, an experience I will treasure always.

        Thank you <3
        Written March 28, 2024
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        HHH01
        Hemel Hempstead, UK2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        This tour was educational and informative, and took us to see places and things we would never have found by ourselves. We learnt a lot. Travelling by motorcycle was a brilliant way to get around and was great fun. Our guides Ha and Sun were knowledgeable and friendly. A really enjoyable morning. Highly recommended.
        Written February 17, 2024
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        Scott M
        Glasgow, UK21 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a great day in Hanoi. Two fabulous guides in Minh and Nguyet. Great company, very knowledgeable on the ‘American War’ and the impact it had on Hanoi and their residents. Recommend to any travellers with a few hours to spare 🇻🇳
        Written October 14, 2023
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