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⭐ French Quarter Tour- Past and Present

Hanoi, Vietnam

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Experience hosted by Tony

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After an explanation of Vietnamese general history, we give a brief overview of French influences in Hanoi, featuring St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi Opera house, Hoan Kiem lake, Hanoi Post office, Trang Thi Street, Hanoi Metropole Hotel and the very first university in French Indochina: Indochina Medicine School; we also have a cup of authentic Vietnamese coffee in an ancient French villa.

You will learn so much about how Vietnam society was changed under French rule, and explore the bad and the good of this period of time.

Make sure you ask your guide plenty of questions!
Other things to note
Please read a bit about French Indochina and the Vietnam War.
After an explanation of Vietnamese general history, we give a brief overview of French influences in Hanoi, featuring St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi Opera house, Hoan Kiem lake, Hanoi Post office, Trang Thi Street, Hanoi Metropole Hotel and the very first university in French Indochina: Indochina Medicine School; we also have a cup of authentic Vietnamese coffee in an ancient French villa.

You will learn so much about how Vietnam soci…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    a cup of Vietnamese coffee in a secret French villa
From $2
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$2 per person
$2 per person
Sat, Nov 28
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$2 per person
$2 per person
Sun, Nov 29
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$2 per person
$2 per person

Meet your host, Tony

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 1 Review
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Ciao, I'm Tony!

I was born and raised in the central highland of Vietnam. My family has been growing coffee for 25 years. When I was 18, I moved to Hanoi for my studies. And now my passion is to do tours and meet people from all over the world. I have been hosting over 2000 tours for the 3 years for tourists from 128 countries in the world.

I've created this experience with the purpose of taking you out to let you know many interesting facts about the French colony in Vietnam.

I love culture and history, that's why I want to fulfill of introducing my country’s culture to the world. I would love to help you have an unforgettable trip to Vietnam!

Cheers!
Ciao, I'm Tony!

I was born and raised in the central highland of Vietnam. My family has been growing coffee for 25 years. When I was 18, I moved to Hanoi for my studies. And now my passion is to do tours and meet people from all over the world. I have been hosting over 2000 tours for the 3 years for tourists from 128 countries in the world.

I've created this experience with the purpose of taking you out to let you know many interesting facts about the French colony in Vie…
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Where you'll be

Stroll through the past and present of this fascinating city viewed through the French Quarter (established 1901). This area will tell you about Hanoi history more clearly than any other historic site. The history combines with awesome architectural features for an unforgettable experience. Stops include St. Joseph's Cathedral, Madame Hien restaurant, Hanoi Opera House, the old French house and the site of Trang Thi street.

1 review

Anastasiia
February 2020
Oh, I couldn't recommend more! I went for the French Quarter tour. Tony is very knowledgeable, friendly and what's great his English is perfect. Sometimes it's hard to communicate with people because of the different accents, but that's not the case. And in the end, Tony give me a list of recommendations on where to eat. I really enjoyed the tour and felt very comfortable emotionally. Tony, thank you a lot.
Oh, I couldn't recommend more! I went for the French Quarter tour. Tony is very knowledgeable, friendly and what's great his English is perfect. Sometimes it's hard to communicate…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Just a pair of shoes!

Please "bring" as many questions as you can!