What you’ll get

  • Duration : Half day

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : All of people: couple, friend, family, children, student....

  • Type : Land tour

  • Product Code : T88HNF03


Hanoi war sites walking tour will lead you to Military history museum (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) or French Quarter (Monday and Friday) and Hoa Lo prison to help you to discover the history of Vietnam’s modern wars.


    • See the war sites of Hanoi City
    • Explore Hanoi French Quarter
    • Visit Hoa Lo Prison and Military History Museum 
    • Learn about Vietnam's war time at the Museum 
    • Experience Hanoi from the perspective of the kids who live there
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Price Includes
    • Tour guide (available with English speaking local student)
    Price Excludes
    • Transfer fees (if any)
    • Entrance fees (if any)
    • Personal expenses (foods, drinks).
  • Cancellation by Customer

    If you are unable to join the tour on the day and at the time scheduled, you must notify us within 3 hours of the departure.

  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step


Full itinerary
  • If you are a solo traveler, or you have less than 3 people in your group, please join our group tours here at Hanoi Free Day Tours
  • If you are interest in free private tours in Ho Chi Minh city, please visit Saigon Free Day Tours

We can start the tour at 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM depending on your booking.

Our tour guide of this Hanoi war sites walking tour will welcome you at your hotel then start the walking tour to discover the history of Vietnam’s modern wars.

Military History Museum (apply on Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, and Sun) is located on Dien Bien Phu street. The museum covers the American and French wars, as well as the struggles against the Chinese. In addition to numerous photos and remnants from the wars, the grounds are jam-packed with tanks, guns, and aircraft. It’s like a shoe shop for men.

Hoa Lo Prison – nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton,” the prison was used to house Vietnamese political prisoners, as well as French and American prisoners of war, and offers a fascinating and chilling glimpse of prison life. Most of the original prison was demolished in 1996 to make way for the Hanoi Towers (now Somerset Grand Hanoi) serviced apartment and office complex, but the southernmost corner has been preserved and reopened to the public as a memorial to the revolutionaries who died here in atrocious conditions. 

Visitors can view the original cells, complete with leg-irons, along with a selection of bilingual (Vietnamese and English) displays illustrating the horrors of life in the prison during the French colonial period.

With French Quarter (apply on Mon and Fri), we will visit Big Church of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake. Walking along Le Thach Street, the end of the street stands the State Bank of Vietnam building. 

Turn right onto Ngo Quyen street and the Government Guesthouse, previously the Building of the Governor of Tonkin (North Vietnam) and the Government Building of Vietnam, is on the right. 

Ly Thai To statue and a small park lies opposite, and here you will usually find several cyclo drivers vying for business. Hop on if you’re not in a walking mood. Next to the park is the famous Sofitel Metropole Legend Hotel – one of three more than 100-year-old five stars hotel in Asia, built in 1901. 

Optional to have a drink at Metropole or The Press Club (Ly Dao Thanh str). Next place is the Hanoi Opera House (a small version of Garnier Opera House in Paris) and August Revolution Square. 

The Opera House serves concerts and plays from national to international at reasonable prices, so you can consider buying tickets here. So many local coffee shops are around here, so you can stop for a break to enjoy. The most famous ice cream outlet in Hanoi is served in Trang Tien street.

Tour ends around 12:00 PM (for the morning tour) or 5:00 PM (for the afternoon tour).

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • Student guide requires no charges! Guests should be nice to cover all fees for guide!
    • Please provide us with your age in the “your message” section in order that we can serve you better
    • The photos taken during the tour might be used for our brand’s promotion and activities. If you are not comfortable with this, please notify us in the booking.
    • Private tours are only for a group from 3 people, if you have less than 3 people in your group, please join our group tours here at Hanoi Free Day Tours

Questions & Answers

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5 Questions
  • Asked by Kelsey Sitton | 09 Dec 2019

    Hello, It is Monday, December 9. I was hoping to reserve two people for tomorrow’s tour (December 10). Online will not allow me to do so. Is there any way that can be arranged? -Kelsey [email protected]

  • Asked by Jan Nicole Malig | 09 Dec 2019

    Hi! We'll be in Hanoi only for one day on December 17 :(( We can start touring it at around 11 am. Is it possible to arrange a tour around the Hanoi War Sites, the Old Quarter, and the French Quarter all in that time span? Thank you!

  • Asked by AnneClaire Foreman | 08 Dec 2019

    Where does this tour meet?

  • Asked by Bronwyn woolley | 03 Dec 2019

    Hi could we please book the war sites for tomorrow please? In the morning if possible for 2 people? We really enjoyed our old quarter tour we just finished with Dino and are keen to learn more Thanks

  • Asked by 유진선 | 02 Dec 2019

    can we have walking tourguide service on 8th afternoon?

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