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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) Tours

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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon)
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) boasts a striking red façade and towering stone arches constructed with materials imported from France in the 1800s. But its architecture isn’t the only draw. In 2005, visitors reported seeing a tear flow from the eye of a statue of the Virgin Mary here, making it a destination for Catholics on a religious pilgrimage.
 
The Basics
The Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (Nhà Thờ Chính Tòa Đức Bà Sài Gòn) has become an architectural and religious icon in the bustling southern city. The neo-Romanesque structure serves as an active place of worship for Vietnam’s 6 million Catholics. Most private and group city sightseeing tours, including a fun cyclo option, stop at the cathedral, as well as the nearby Reunification Palace and the sobering War Remnants Museum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral basilica is a must-visit for spiritual travelers, architecture buffs, and first-time visitors to Saigon.
  • Remember to dress respectfully, as this is an active place of worship.
  • Expect a full house for Sunday morning Mass; arrive early to get a seat.
  • The cathedral is undergoing a major renovation and is closed to tourists (with the exception of Sunday Mass) until its expected completion in 2020.
 
How to Get There
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is located in downtown Ho Chi Minh between Le Duan and Nguyen Du near the Cong xa Paris bus stop. It is one block northeast of the Reunification Palace.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open for cultural visits Monday to Saturday in the morning and afternoon. If you’d like to attend a Mass, they are held twice daily on weekdays and seven times on Sunday. One Sunday morning Mass is celebrated in English.
 
The Miracle of Our Lady of Peace
The Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica gained international attention in October 2005, when a few visitors claimed to see a single tear slide down the right cheek of the statue of the Virgin Mary standing outside. Hundreds of subsequent visitors have claimed that the stain remained for more than a week, yet the Catholic Church of Vietnam ultimately refuted the “miracle.”
Address: Between Le Duan and Nguyen Du, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

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Get to know the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a private sightseeing tour by Jeep. Traveling with a guide, you'll see a selection of the main sights, like the War Remnants Museum, the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$54.00
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Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

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Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East” with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. This Vietnamese metropolis can intimidate at first, but with a local to guide you on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. High light • Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch • Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city • Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets
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  • 8 hours
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

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Experience Ho Chi Minh City’s major landmarks and attractions on an all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from Phu My Port, travel in a private air-conditioned minivan with a personal guide to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace), and the French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office. Enjoy a cafe sua da (coffee with condensed-milk) and lunch at a local restaurant included.  
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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$120.45
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Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh City

Make Your Own Full Day Shore Excursion in Ho Chi Minh City

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Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$110.33
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Private & All-Inclusive Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems

Private & All-Inclusive Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems

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If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, the iconic city of Ho Chi Minh will already be on your itinerary. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the best spots, let us show you around on our Ho Chi Minh Instagram Tour! Forget everything you think you know about guided tours when you come with us - there are no stuffy silences or boring monologues here! ===== Tour Schedule 10:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel 10:15 AM – Arrive at the Notre Dame Cathedral 10:45 AM – Visit The Central Post Office 11:45 AM – Visit the “Pink Church" 12:30 PM – Explore a hidden weapons bunker 1:15 PM – Lunch Time! 2:45 PM – Visit the Ho Chi Minh Squares (People’s Committee) 3:00 PM – Stroll along Nguyen Hue Street and grab views of Bitexco 3:30 PM – Visit Instagrammable boutique shops and enjoy coffee & dessert! 4:30 PM – Visit the Minh Dang Quang Pagoda 5:15 PM – View the tallest building in HCMC and relax in a secret spot by the river 6:15 PM – Arrive back at your hotel
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch

Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch

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Explore the French colonial and wartime history of Vietnam on a full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels, a maze-like network where Vietnamese soldiers lived and worked underground. Visit Ho Chi Minh City landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace, and the War Remnants Museum, with a guide to share stories about local history and culture. Your tour includes all entrance fees and lunch, with pickup and drop-off at select Ho Chi Minh City hotels.
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  • 1 day
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SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Car Services + LOCAL TOUR GUIDE in Saigon

SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Car Services + LOCAL TOUR GUIDE in Saigon

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+ Our itinerary are flexible and changeable to make you have a great local experiences. + Our private tour guide will do tour in the Ho Chi Minh City in a very flexible way to match your interest and hobby until the time must drive back to the cruise port. - 7:30-8:00Am Our driver will welcome you with a sign (your name) at Phu My port gate (2 to 5 minutes by shuttle bus from the ship to the gate) and depart to Saigon around 1. 5 hours by private mini-van. • Our Tour Guide will welcome you in Saigon Center then you will start your date with Saigon City Tour. - We'll discover history and culture of Saigon with: • Local Wet Market • The Jade Emperor temple • City Hall • Opera House • Central Post Office • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - Lunch at local restaurant with Pho (noodles soup) • Saigon Skydeck with 50 floor - Enjoy a great view of Saigon. • War Museum or Reunification Palace - Our guide will say goodbye then the driver will send you back the ship.
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  • 8 hours
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

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Gain a unique perspective of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern life meets traditional Vietnam. Tour the dynamic city with a professional guide who points out architectural features of French colonial–style buildings, such as Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Visit other famous attractions including Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from districts 1 and 3.
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  • 4 hours
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$26.67
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Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Vietnam's largest city boasts energy travellers can feel the moment they step out onto the street. Discover the delights of lively Saigon with a friendly private guide from Vietravel. Get a local's perspective on this evocative Vietnamese metropolis as you explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace.
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  • 8 hours
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$75.90
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Best Options for Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise Port

Best Options for Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise Port

By booking this tour you have many options for your shore excursion when your ship is docking in Ho Chi Minh City. Depending on your ship' schedule, you can choose for your own tour: Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) City Tour only or Combining Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City Tour or Combining Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City Tour. We will make a day for you. Moreover you can easily customize your tour. We can arrange all the services accordingly with effective supporting from your tour guide.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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War Remnants Museum - City & Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tours

War Remnants Museum - City & Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tours

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Combine two popular tours in one day: the War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi tunnels. First, get a look at preserved artifacts and documents from of Vietnam War, the go underground to explore the vast network at Cu Chi. The peaceful rural scene belies the area’s violent history, and visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage, and defoliation that took place over the area in the 1960s. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are provided from Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$46.16
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Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

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Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced urban area full of diverse people including street vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables, to ritzy western-style bars and boutiques. This haft-day-tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We will visit the following places of interest: * The Reunification Palace * War Remants Museum * Notre Dame Cathedral * Central Post Office * Jade Emperor Pagoda * Ben Thanh Market
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  • 5 hours
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$33.99
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24H Ho Chi Minh City HOP-ON HOP-OFF RED BUS TOUR

24H Ho Chi Minh City HOP-ON HOP-OFF RED BUS TOUR

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See the sights of Ho Chi Minh City your way on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that allows you to create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary. Ideal for first-time visitors and travelers with limited time, this flexible tour option means you can disembark the bus whenever an attraction captures your attention. Your ticket also includes an evening bus tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which reveals a different side to attractions when they’re illuminated by night.
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  • 1 hour
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$15.39
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$15.39

Best Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise Port

Best Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from any Cruise Port

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Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Vietnamese Traditional lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$130.57
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$130.57
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Motorbike Student City Tour in Ho Chi Minh

Motorbike Student City Tour in Ho Chi Minh

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⭐⭐ Your safety is our first priority! You will be driven by good and safe drivers, with Scooter Accident Insurance (up to 5000$) We pick you up at your hotel at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM ⭐⭐ITINERARY: ⭐The City Highlights: - Notre-Dame Cathedral - Central Post Office - Saigon Opera House - Nguyen Hue Walking Street - City Hall ⭐The Unseen - Hidden gems: - The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument: learn story about a monk who set himself on fire to protest the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam. - Ho Thi Ky Wholesale Flower Market - Nguyen Thien Thuat Oldest Apartment - Local Cambodian Market - China Town With famous medicine street - Thien Hau Temple - The oldest Chinese Temple in HCMC and listen to the story about "BOAT PEOPLE" - See 5 Colorful Districts in HCMC - Interact With Friendly Locals - Join Into Saigon Crazy Traffic - Enjoy An Relaxing Feeling On The Back Of Scooter ***Ending tour at War Remnants Museum or at your hotel
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$15.00
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$15.00

3-Hour Saigon Adventure in Cyclo or Rickshaw

3-Hour Saigon Adventure in Cyclo or Rickshaw

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Join the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City on the cyclo tour and see more than you could find on your own. This is a great way for sightseeing in 3 hours. Our tour guide will give you all the information of each stop. We offer 2 options for you, please choose one of these below: Option 1: Cyclo and Markets Highlights: Biggest Wholesale Flower Market, Local Market, Pet Street, Electronics Market, Motorbike Parts Market, Thien Hau Temple (The Oldest Chinese Temple) in Chinatown, Nguyen Thien Thuat Oldest Apartment and Vietnamese Coffee. Option 2: Cyclo and Spectacular Landmarks Highlights: War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Vietnamese Temple, Buddhist Monument, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House, Saigon River, Ben Thanh Market, and Vietnamese Coffee. **Note: Our cyclo driver just drives pass War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace to cover for you all of the sights as listed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.80
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$31.80

Half-day Scooter Tour Of Ho Chi Minh City

Half-day Scooter Tour Of Ho Chi Minh City

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Get around Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a scooter driven by a dedicated guide. This half-day tour lets you see the main sights of Saigon plus local hot spots—from French colonial buildings to alleyways where Vietnamese families live, work, and play. Relax and leave the navigation to a driver who knows the city streets.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$15.00
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$15.00

Ho Chi Minh city tour

Ho Chi Minh city tour

- Embrace the spirit of Saigon with a day trip from Ho Chi Minh city soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. - Visit the iconic landmarks of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, and hear the tragedy of war at Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum.
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  • 5 hours
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$16.62
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Cu Chi Tunnels by Speed Boat & Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

Cu Chi Tunnels by Speed Boat & Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

Experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. Different from other classic tours to Cu Chi Tunnels, the speedboat tour not only helps you to understand the war remnant but also offers chance to explore the daily life of Saigonese with a brand-new view.The scenery quickly changes from urban to suburban, to rural. This will be the capstone experience for your time in Vietnam, and you could not have asked for a more special experience.  A classic half day Saigon city tour begins by enjoying Vietnamese coffee then continue with all the famous sight seeing places such as: Reunification Palace, War remnants museum, Notre Dame Basilica, Central Post office, Jade Emperor pagoda and Ben Thanh market.
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  • 7 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.62
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$217.62
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Discovering Unseen Parts Of Saigon Full Day

Discovering Unseen Parts Of Saigon Full Day

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At 8:00am, The driver and I will pick you up at hotel. The morning city exploration covers uniquely local places in the Saigon city: - Local wet market - Saigon's Eco village located on Saigon riverside, this peaceful tourist village is full of green spaces with flowers and swaying trees. It is famous weekend location for the local people for picnics and fishing. we will introduce to you how they grow the rice, how they catch a fish but in Saigon city (This is unseen part of Saigon). Enjoying a cup of Vietnamese coffee here is a great way to kick-start this amazing city exploration experience. - Ferry across Saigon River to see more local life. - Jade Pagoda (A must in Saigon) - Saigon Opera House, City Hall, Central Post Office, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - The CIA building in Saigon: Saigon Helicopter Photo - Nguyen Hue walking street - Stop at the restaurant for you enjoy lunch with local style - The Independence Palace or War Museum - Cao Dai Temple: Vietnamese religion
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  • 8 hours
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Small-group Saigon City View on Cyclo - 3 hours

Small-group Saigon City View on Cyclo - 3 hours

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Navigating the bustling streets of Saigon can be a challenge even for experienced locals. On this scenic tour, sit back and relax as your guide whisks in and and out traffic, allowing you to experience the bustling city’s vignettes in comfort and safety. Visit several public markets that sell everything from flowers to motorcycle parts.
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  • 3 hours
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$24.00
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$24.00
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Shore Excursion Beauty Essence of Saigon City

Shore Excursion Beauty Essence of Saigon City

Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Vietnamese Traditional lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.25
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$187.25
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Private Jeep Tour Saigon by Night Including Dinner

Private Jeep Tour Saigon by Night Including Dinner

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Experience the glitz and glamor of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) by night and enjoy an insider street food safari on this fully customizable private Jeep tour. Savor typical dishes like “banh xeo” pancakes and mingle with locals in typical eateries; see colonial monuments like the Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral dressed up in lights; and soak up city views from a rooftop bar.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00
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$76.00

SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Old and New Parts of Saigon

SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Old and New Parts of Saigon

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We will take you on a tour of the city that will touch on some of the historical antecedents to modern Saigon as well as delving into some of the more everyday traditional lifestyle of the Saigonese. Our guide will introduce to you how they grow the rice, how they catch a fish but in Saigon city (This is unseen part of Saigon). Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with local specialty. After that we'll head to center and discover history and culture of Saigon with: • Local Wet Market • The Jade Emperor temple • City Hall • Opera House • Central Post Office • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral • War Museum or Reunification Palace (Presidential Palace). • The CIA building in Saigon: Saigon Helicopter Photo + Our tour itinerary is flexible and changeable to make you have local most experiences. + All private tours are approximately 9-10 hours or longer depending on your time. At the end of the private tour, we will ensure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$119.00
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$119.00
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