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Free Walking Tour of Hanoi
Activities in Hanoi

Free Walking Tour of Hanoi

9.50 / 10
325 reviews | 2,833 travellers
The tour is incredible. Tuan, our guide from Hanoi, has a very good command of Spanish and has a lot of information that goes beyond the historical-political theme, but gives practical information about where / what to eat / drink, activities to do and also an approach to life. and beliefs of the Vietnamese. With part of the group with whom we did the tour, we continued touring throughout the day. The tour is a bit longer, it ends around 3, but it's absolutely worth it.
10 Felipe

Learn all about Vietnam's fascinating history as you explore Hanoi's Old Quarter. Discover the secrets and surprises hiding in the capital city on this free walking tour.

The Huc Bridge, on Hoan Kiem Lake
Dong Xuan market in Hanoi
Local produce on sale at Dong Xuan market
St Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi's historic centre
Vietnamese egg coffee, a local delicacy

Hanoi Free Walking Tour Itinerary

Your free walking tour of Hanoi will begin in Phung Hung, a street in the heart of the city centre from which you'll head to the Vietnamese capital's most popular shopping spot: the Dong Xuan Market. Learn curious facts about the enormous historic market, which was originally built in 1889 under the French Administration. Which products are most in demand? And which are the most expensive?

Continue your guided walking tour over to the emblematic Hoan Kiem Lake, which has given its name to the urban district in which it is located. The lake is one of Hanoi's most scenic spots, and locals and tourists alike can be seen enjoying views over to Turtle Tower and the Temple of the Jade Mountain, located on their own islets in the lake. Cau The Huc, a red-painted wooden bridge leading to the temple, is a popular photo spot for loved-up couples.

Delve deeper into the historic streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter, where you'll take a break from admiring the typical French Indochina architecture to stop in a traditional cafe and sample a local delicacy: Vietnamese egg coffee

The free walking tour will come to an end by St Joseph's Cathedral. Would you ever have imagined such a dramatic Neo-Gothic church in Hanoi? The city is full of contrasts just like this, which you'll discover along your route.

Important information

  • It is not possible to reserve this free tour of Hanoi if you are a group of more than 6 people.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children permitted per adult.
  • This tour does not enter any paid monument, just visiting the outside.
  • The day and time of the tour may be subject to modification in the case of adverse weather conditions.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Hanoi history.

Not included

Food and drinks in the cafe visited.

When to book?

You can book up until 7 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Republik Backpacker’s Hostel.