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Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter provided by Charming Vietnam Travel

Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter
4.5
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from HK$163.35 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8364P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
English-speaking guide • Authentic Vietnamese meal, dessert, and drinks
Exclusions
Personal expenses for shopping • Gratuities • Additional drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
Charming Vietnam Travel, 37A Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam We know that between hundreds of Halong bay Cruises, Sapa Tours, Vietnam Package Tours , it is not easy to find out the most suitable one that can respond your demands about the service quality and the budget. Those are the main motivation that makes us try the best to build Charming Vietnam Travel and our aim is to make it become a reliable address where all tourists across the globe can get any information relating to the Charming Vietnam . Providing Daily Deluxe Cruises Services of Halong bay cruises for 1 day, 2 day and 3 days, Sapa Package Tour and Vietnam Package Tour as well as related services , from luxury to standard; with our years of experience and the desire to provide to the guest the unforgettable Halong Bay, we certainly believe that Charming Vietnam Travel are the best choice for who would like to travel to this beautiful Vietnam.
Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi attracts tourists and locals looking to get away from the noise and frenetic pace of the city. Peaceful and quiet, the lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting in the centre on a small island. The temple attracts many visitors and was built in commemoration of the 13th century military leader Tran Hung Dao who was renowned for his bravery in the battle against the Yuan Dynasty. Homage is also paid to scholar Van Xuong and Confucian master Nguyen Van Sieu. The island on which the temple is built is known as Jade Island and is accessible by the iconic Huc Bridge or Rising Sun Bridge which is a charming scarlet-painted wooden bridge of classical Vietnamese design. The pagoda is also guarded by two towering posts decorated with Chinese writing. The lake and temple are probably the most famous places in Hanoi city in which to rest and enjoy the view and are a great place to sit back and watch the locals.
Đông Xuân, Quốc Oai, Hanoi, Vietnam Established in 1889, Dong Xuan Market is housed within a four-storey Soviet-style building on the northern edge of Hanoi Old Quarter. It’s also known as Hanoi’s largest indoor market, offering a wide range of goods such as fresh produce, souvenirs, accessories and clothing, as well as electronic and household appliances. Similar to most markets in Southeast Asia, Dong Xuan Market has a bustling wet market section on the ground floor, where locals shop for seafood, meat, and vegetables while the back section sells an array of pets (cats, dogs, and fish) and fresh flowers from all across Vietnam. If you’re looking to shop for souvenirs, head to the upper levels, where you can find numerous stalls selling tee shirts, fabrics, school uniforms, handbags, handicrafts, all of which are sold at wholesale prices.
Lotus Water Puppet Theater, 16 Lê Thái Tổ, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam The world-famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi has its roots in an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theatre stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water. Using large rods to support the puppets it appeared as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers hidden behind a screen.
Inclusions
English-speaking guide • Authentic Vietnamese meal, dessert, and drinks
Exclusions
Personal expenses for shopping • Gratuities • Additional drinks
Departure details
Charming Vietnam Travel, 37A Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam We know that between hundreds of Halong bay Cruises, Sapa Tours, Vietnam Package Tours , it is not easy to find out the most suitable one that can respond your demands about the service quality and the budget. Those are the main motivation that makes us try the best to build Charming Vietnam Travel and our aim is to make it become a reliable address where all tourists across the globe can get any information relating to the Charming Vietnam . Providing Daily Deluxe Cruises Services of Halong bay cruises for 1 day, 2 day and 3 days, Sapa Package Tour and Vietnam Package Tour as well as related services , from luxury to standard; with our years of experience and the desire to provide to the guest the unforgettable Halong Bay, we certainly believe that Charming Vietnam Travel are the best choice for who would like to travel to this beautiful Vietnam.
Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi attracts tourists and locals looking to get away from the noise and frenetic pace of the city. Peaceful and quiet, the lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting in the centre on a small island. The temple attracts many visitors and was built in commemoration of the 13th century military leader Tran Hung Dao who was renowned for his bravery in the battle against the Yuan Dynasty. Homage is also paid to scholar Van Xuong and Confucian master Nguyen Van Sieu. The island on which the temple is built is known as Jade Island and is accessible by the iconic Huc Bridge or Rising Sun Bridge which is a charming scarlet-painted wooden bridge of classical Vietnamese design. The pagoda is also guarded by two towering posts decorated with Chinese writing. The lake and temple are probably the most famous places in Hanoi city in which to rest and enjoy the view and are a great place to sit back and watch the locals.
Đông Xuân, Quốc Oai, Hanoi, Vietnam Established in 1889, Dong Xuan Market is housed within a four-storey Soviet-style building on the northern edge of Hanoi Old Quarter. It’s also known as Hanoi’s largest indoor market, offering a wide range of goods such as fresh produce, souvenirs, accessories and clothing, as well as electronic and household appliances. Similar to most markets in Southeast Asia, Dong Xuan Market has a bustling wet market section on the ground floor, where locals shop for seafood, meat, and vegetables while the back section sells an array of pets (cats, dogs, and fish) and fresh flowers from all across Vietnam. If you’re looking to shop for souvenirs, head to the upper levels, where you can find numerous stalls selling tee shirts, fabrics, school uniforms, handbags, handicrafts, all of which are sold at wholesale prices.
Lotus Water Puppet Theater, 16 Lê Thái Tổ, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam The world-famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi has its roots in an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theatre stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water. Using large rods to support the puppets it appeared as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers hidden behind a screen.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
If you would like to have seafood, please inform the local guide and they can organize that for you or if you are allergic to some food. Please inform in advance for best arrangement
Please meet your tour guide at the booking office: 03 Gia Ngu street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (In the centre of Old Quater of Hanoi)
For the group more than 6 people. We would organize a private group.
For private group bookings. We would offer the Pick up customers who staying in Old Quater only.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
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  • 1
    Old Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours
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    Charming Vietnam Travel
    Stop: 3 hours
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4.5
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Nnx
3 contributions
Street food tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great tour with Harry! The food was amazing obviously but the best was all the information that harry gave us about it- ingredients, where was this from, traditions, when to eat it.... learned so much about vietnamese food!
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Nnx007, Great to meet you, Thanks a lot for your kind commentary of the quality of the Dragonfly Cruise - from DragonflyCruise - a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. It is love of our valued guests that they review us and give 5 out of 5 for our services. We are trying to improve our services on a regular basis and in return we get nice feedback from all of you. Linda Customer Care Team of Charming Vietnam Travel
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Júlia T
Barcelona, Spain10 contributions
A worthwhile street food tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
Overall a very good introduction to the street food culture in Hanoi. Our guide Harry was very informative and adapted to our requests. He walks pretty fast though!
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Passport74302, We do apologize for the late response to your comment. And thank you so much for giving us a chance to serve you on Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter. I very appreciate your positive feedback but still feel very sad as we failed to provide you the five star service. We believed that Mr Harry help you to discover food and culture in Hanoi. Later if we have a chance, hope to serve you another tour like Halong Bay , Ninh Binh or Sapa tour. Thank you so much! Kind regards, Linda Customer Care Team of Charming Vietnam Travel
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jonmc93
5 contributions
Haley was the best!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Haley took us to so many excellent places. The food was very authentic and was dishes we never would have known to try ourselves.
Even though it was Chinese New Years and many places she wanted to take us were closed, she was resourceful enough to find the next place for us to eat regardless. My favourite had to be the Vietnamese Egg Coffee. Thanks for the great experience Haley!!!
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr. Jonmc93, Thank you very much for your amazing review. It is always a pleasure to read how our staff went the extra miles to make your Food on Foot Tour in Old Quater of Hanoi more special. I am pleased to learn that you had a wonderful time in Hanoi and you so much enjoyed the tour with our guide - Haley Even our Lunar New Year but we always try our best to bring new experiences for the you to discover more about culture here.Of course egg coffee is definitely must try when you come to Hanoi. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Linda Customer Care Team
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Luggage_Life
Pune, India92 contributions
Super!
We had a great time on the food tour with our guide (Tea).

By the time we wrapped up, our bellies were bursting from all the different foods that we sampled. Be warned.. the portions are generous and 2 people will end up leaving a lot on the plate from the 3rd restaurant onwards.

We wrapped up with coffee at a famous cafe on the 1st floor of an old building. Given the small, narrow, dilapidated entrance and worn out seating area, we were quite surprised how popular and packed it was. Attached a couple of pics of Cafe Dinh.
Written 25 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr. Luggage_Life, Thank you very much for your amazing review. It is always a pleasure to read how our staff went the extra mile to make your Food on Foot Tour in Old Quarter of Hanoi more special. I am pleased to know that you had a wonderful time in Hanoi and you so much enjoyed the tour with our guide - Tea. We do have a great team who is very passionate about delivering the best service at all times and to make all the guests feel special. Rest assured, we will share your lovely feedback with my entire team who will be thrilled to hear your kind words. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Selena A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vivian F
1 contribution
Amazing tour of Old Quarters food scene
Dec 2019 • Friends
Highly recommend taking this walking food tour of Old Quarters (especially with Christine Nguyen)! Our guide was amazingly informative and taught us so much about what we were eating and especially HOW to eat it. The food we tried was honestly just as amazing, and things I would not have known to order on my own. Thank you Christine for an amazing experience!
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr/Mrs. Vcfang, Thank you very much for your amazing review. It is always a pleasure to read how our staff went the extra mile to make your Food on Foot Tour in Old Quarter of Hanoi more special. I am pleased to learn that you had a wonderful time in Hanoi and you so much enjoyed the tour with our guide - Christine. We do have a great team who is very passionate about delivering the best service at all times and to make all the guests feel special. Rest assured, we will share your lovely feedback with my entire team who will be thrilled to hear your kind words. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Selena A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jerry Lee
2 contributions
CHRISTINE NGUYEN IS AMAZING!!!
Dec 2019 • Friends
We were a group of 4 and we thought we did our homework on food places. Christine acknowledged we hit some of the good local spots. Little did we know, we were in for a surprise.

She is the EPITOME of local cuisine. Not only was she funny, knowledgeable, personable but she was, most importantly, welcoming. She really knows what she's doing and is very in touch with the local community.

If you're looking for a fun time, AMAZING local food you will 100% not find on Google Maps / Any food review app then Christine is the one for you.
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr. jehakl2019, Thank you very much for your amazing review. It is always a pleasure to read how our staff went the extra mile to make your Food on Foot Tour in Old Quarter of Hanoi more special. I am pleased to learn that you had a wonderful time in Hanoi and you so much enjoyed the tour with our guide - Christine. We do have a great team who is very passionate about delivering the best service at all times and to make all the guests feel special. Rest assured, we will share your lovely feedback with my entire team who will be thrilled to hear your kind words. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Selena A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ehuang2013
1 contribution
Walking food tour
We had our tour with Christine Nguyen as our guide! She's so friendly and funny, taught us how to say Vietnamese words correctly as well as eat the food the way locals eat it. Our group has definitely been eating it wrong the whole time, and the way she showed us to eat it was definitely a game changer. Highly recommend Christine as your guide! :)
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear ehuang2013, Thank you for your nice words about Water Puppet Show in Hanoi Traditional content of water puppet performance like daily life of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, tending buffalo, catching fishes…), communal entertainment (swimming contest, dragon dancing…), or historical legends (Le Loi returns precious sword…), with modest performance way have appealed audiences for centuries. However, the artists of Thang Long Water Puppet Theater want to renew the old puppet shows with effect of light, music and combination between people and puppets. We do hope to see you again in Hanoi to introduce more about Vietnamese culture. Best regards, Selena A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
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Willem Jan T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Great food tour with Ben!
We had a perfect and tasty night with Ben - he was very kind, knowledgeable and cheery! We had some great food which we usually would not eat. Definitely recommended!
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr Willem Jan T, Thank you so much for your nice words, I am pleased to learn that you had a wonderful time in Hanoi and you so much enjoyed the tour with our guide - Mr Ben I hope that you had a great experiences in this tour and enjoyed variety of local food in Hanoi Wish you all the best! Best regards, Linda Customer Care Team
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Katie L
Milwaukee, WI18 contributions
Ben’s Hanoi Food Tour
Oct 2019 • Friends
We had a wonderful 3 hour walking tour with Ben in Hanoi! He knew so much about the city and we learned amazing fun facts about the food we ate. SO MUCH FOOD! Make sure you arrive hungry!
Written 20 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr Katie L, Thank you very much for your amazing review which is a motivation for us to work hard everyday. I am pleased to know that you had a wonderful time in Hanoi and you so much enjoyed the tour with our guide - Ben. He did a good job that made you understand more about food culture, try new things and learn something different from your country. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. If we have a chance, we wish we can serve you other tours in the future. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Linda A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
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David E
2 contributions
Great food, great guide.
Sep 2019
We met Linh (Lyn) and set off for a wonderful evening. Great range of traditional food in a variety of locations. Most in places we would not go to.
Linh was an excellent host, a good communicator and made our experience special.
Written 30 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr. David E, Thank you very much for your amazing review. We are so happy that you all enjoyed our food tour and wrote some nice words like this. Our tour guide- Mrs Linh (Lyn) is well-trained and have good communication that made you happy your tour. We knew that Vietnam is Asia country which is almost dished are very different from your country. This tour also made you have new experiences to try local foods, see how local Hanoian live, discover new cultures,.... Rest assured, I will share your lovely feedback with my entire team who will be thrilled to hear your kind words. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Linda Customer Care Team
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Helento
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unique, a great price for a strange experience.
unique, a great price for a strange experience. I would not go again but it was an enjoyable experience
Cady123
Cady123
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must try dishes of Vietnam
Christine give us a most wonderful food tour that i ever have. I get to try all kind of food, i counted we have at
mxpearson
mxpearson
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Tour in Hanoi
So we kinda stuck in Vietnam cuz the pandemic, and since Vietnam did so well preventing it, we thought it's maybe O
1976mjays
1976mjays
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Amazing!!
This was hands down the best thing we did in Vietnam on our Honeymoon, loved everything about it!! AMAZING!! Fun, y
Kelly_kim111
Kelly_kim111
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Greatest food of SEA
Vietnam have one of the greatest street food in SEA. From pho, bun cha, spring roll,... but the most memorable must
mdrecipes
mdrecipes
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Unique experience
It was one of my goal to visit halong bay in Vietnam, I had a good day, the guide(Benjamin) was very helpfully and
Q4225NIjanef
Q4225NIjanef
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Left a little disappointed
I have mixed feelings about the trip. The organisation and pick up times were brilliant, the staff were attentive a
Qbsonik
Qbsonik
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Halong bay is beautiful, but other things are riddiculous.
Well, tour to Halong Bay is nice, because of the views, but there is one small details which makes you angry. That’
sandysA5753ZN
sandysA5753ZN
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Unique, cultural event
The tickets were delivered to our hotel as promised, and we had excellent 2nd row seats, center stage. Enjoyed eve
ClayS121
ClayS121
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Guide courteous and knowlegeble, food on boat was best meal we had during our 3 week ||Asia vacation. Highly recomm
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Hanoi Cyclo Tour and Water Puppet show
A fun way to be introduced to the crazy traffic in Hanoi. We saw some good sights. Water puppet show was excellent.
Rbam0911
Rbam0911
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Good times
Enjoyed the views, food and stop offs. The cave tour was particularly good. Worth the money. This is a good way of
MissMontyRose
MissMontyRose
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Lovely traditional show
The water puppet show is well worth seeing during your stay in Hanoi. Worth paying a little more to sit in the fron
Katoviloria
Katoviloria
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Safe and Pleasant Trip to Halong Bay
The first best noticeable thing was that we rode in a very comfortable bus. There weren't a lot of us in the bus,
Irum S
Irum S
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Comfortable trip
Liked every bits of tour except lunch. Lunch should have more options only seafood and vegetables were served. Rest
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