Vietnam Tour > Vietnam
cruise and shore excursions
& Cruises ships excursions
This tour section is for cruise ship visitors who do not
have much time to see all the sites in Vietnam. We have
created the following tours to match with the distance from
the ports mentioned so that you can maximize short time you
have in Vietnam.
Ports of call in Southern Vietnam
Phu My Port or Vung Tau Port 1 day Phu My – Saigon
Saigon Port (Nha Rong) (Option 1)
7:00am: Pick up at the dock in Phu My or Vung Tau and drive
to Saigon (2 hrs driving) visit President Palace, War
Remnants Museum, Emperor of Jade pagoda, Notre Dam church,
the Post Office and Ben Thanh market. After lunch at Hoi An
restaurant (on your account). Then do shopping at Tax
Department store or along Dong Khoi street until 14:30
return to the dock for your departure at 17:30.
Day 1 : 10:00 am pick up at the dock in Saigon and drive to
Mekong Delta (My Tho) (1,5hrs driving). Visit Vinh Trang
Buddhist temple. Then start our boat trip on Mekong River
going to Tortoise Island and go on small canal with stop at
fruit orchard learning the local life. Take horse cart to
coco candy workshop. Boat ride to a
riverfront-garden-restaurant for lunch. Followed is a short
local traditional music performance. Enjoy a sampan ride in
a beautifully lush-green canal. Pick up by motorboat and
cross the Mekong back to My Tho. Transfer to Saigon in the
late afternoon. Then drop off at your ship.
Day 1 : 7:30 am Pick up at the dock in Saigon (2hrs driving)
visit China Town with Binh Tay market, Thien Hau pagoda,
Chinese herbs street, Notre Dam church, the Post Office and
Ben Thanh market. After lunch at Hoi an restaurant (on your
account). Then do shopping at Tax Department store or along
Dong Khoi street until 15:30 return to the dock for your
departure at 16:00. (02CRSG)Saigon Port Day 1: 10:00am pick
up at the dock in Saigon and transfer to visit Presidential
Palace & History Museum, the headquarter of former Saigon
government, continue short trip to see China Town (Cho Lon)
& Thien Hau Chinese temple until 12:00 drive to Mekong Delta
(My Tho). Visit Vinh Trang Buddhist temple. Start our boat
trip on Mekong River going to Tortoise Island and go on
small canal with stop at fruit orchard learning the local
life. Take horse cart to coco candy workshop. Enjoy a boat
ride to a riverfront-garden-restaurant for lunch. Followed
is a short local traditional music performance. Enjoy a
sampan ride in a beautifully lush-green canal. Pick up by
motorboat and cross the Mekong back to My Tho. Transfer to
Saigon in the afternoon around 18:30 & transfer back to the
ship for you change before dinner. 19:00 have dinner at
Madarine Restaurant (on your account). If you require After
dinner, depart to shopping on Dong Khoi Street full of small
boutique shops or Tax Department Store. Then drop off at
Day 2: 7:30am Pick up at hotel in Saigon and drive to Cu
Chi. Enjoy scenic drive through the countryside as people
work on their rice paddies and thatched hut villages
scattered along the way. Visit a local village making rice
paper, a well known product used to make the delicious
spring rolls. Arriving at the tunnels you will have an
opportunity to go underground to see the intricate system of
tunnels and learn tactics of revolutionary forces. Return to
Saigon and do shopping at Ben Thanh market or along Dong
Khoi street until 15:00. Then transfer back to your ship for
your departure at 16:00.
Ports of calls in Central Vietnam
Nha trang Port (central Vietnam) - Nha Trang:
Tien Sa Port- Danang Port (tour 1)(central Vietnam
This morning disembark at 9:00am and meet our guide to
explore the ancient Cham ruins of Ponagar Tower, Long Son
pagoda, Oceania Institute. Then visit Dam Market &
afterwards, there will be time to explore the local shops or
relax on the beach. We will return to the ship by 17:00 pm
for departure at 18:00.
Day 1: 8:00am Pick up at the dock in Danang and drive to
Hoian, en route stop visit Marble Mountain. Continue to
Hoian, arrive Hoian, enjoy walking tour around the Ancient
town of Hoi An with your guide. Highlights of your walking
tour through its charming streets include the Japanese
Covered Bridge, the local produce market, Tang Ky House and
the Fukhien Association. Then shopping on own. The
cobblestone streets in the Old French Quarter are a delight
to roam with many cafes, art galleries and handicraft shops.
Hoi An is also particularly well known for its tailors, with
over 60 shops in town making high quality, custom fitted
clothing. 16:30 then transfer back to Danang drop off at the
dock about 17:30.
Day 2: 8:00am, pick up at the dock in Danang (Tien Sa port)
and drive to until drive to Hue via Hai Van tunnel. Arrive
Hue, begin exploring Hué. First, visit the former Imperial
Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. Hué was the capital of
Vietnam until the early 20th century, and generations of
royalty lived in the Forbidden Purple City, inside the
walled exterior of the Citadel. This was also the sight of
some of the most brutal fighting during the infamous Tet
Offensive. Continue to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of Vietnam's
oldest and most beautiful Buddhist temples. In a corner of
the grounds, note the aged, pale blue Morris automobile,
which transported a local monk to Saigon where he immolated
himself in 1963 in protest against the anti-Buddhist laws of
the Ngo Dinh Diem regime. If time permit visit to the Dong
Ba Market. Then 15:00 transfer back to Danang drop off at
the dock about 17:30 for your departure at 18:00.
Chan May Port- (close to Hue City)
Ports of call in Northern Vietnam
9:00am pick up at the dock in Chan May and drive to until
drive to Hue. Arrive Hue, begin exploring Hué. First, visit
the former Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. Hué
was the capital of Vietnam until the early 20th century, and
generations of royalty lived in the Forbidden Purple City,
inside the walled exterior of the Citadel. This was also the
sight of some of the most brutal fighting during the
infamous Tet Offensive. Continue to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of
Vietnam's oldest and most beautiful Buddhist temples. In a
corner of the grounds, note the aged, pale blue Morris
automobile, which transported a local monk to Saigon where
he self immolated in 1963 in protest against the
anti-Buddhist laws of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime. If time
permit, visit to the Dong Ba Market. Then transfer back to
the port drop off at the dock for your departure at 18:00.
Cai Lan Port – Hai Phong (north Vietnam)
Hanoi 1 Day visit (North Vietnam) Halong - Hanoi city tour
7:00am: Ship Arrives Cai Lan port in Halong. Pick up at port
and drive to Hanoi (3 hrs driving). Arrive Hanoi, visit Ho
Chi Minh mausoleum and his house, One pillar pagoda,
Ethnology museum, Temple of Literature, Fine art museum.
Afternoon visit Hoa Lo Prison known by captured U.S airmen
as the “Hanoi Hilton”. Enjoy a cyclo ride through the old
section visiting Hoan Kiem lake and the old quarter with 36
commercial streets and drop off at Thang Long Theatre for a
water puppet show. Then have dinner (on your account) at a
local restaurant from 18:00 – 19:30 transfer back to the
ship for overnight & departure at 8:00am on the next day.
Halong Port- 2 Days (North Vietnam)
7:00am Pick up and drive to Hanoi (3 hrs driving). Depart to
explore Ha Noi City: visit Ho Chi Minh museum (if still open
as this museum opens from 7:30 until 11:00am), Ethnology
museum. Then have a lunch (on your account). Continue then
enjoy cyclo ride through the old section visiting Hoan Kiem
lake and the old quarter with 36 commercial streets &
shopping on own until 2:00pm transfer to Ha Long and arrive
at the dock at 5:00 pm.
Day 1: Arrive Ha Long port at 7:00am. Pick up and drive to
Hanoi (3 hrs driving). Arrive Hanoi visit, Ethnology museum,
Temple of Literature, Fine art museum. Then transfer to
check in at Sofitel Metropole hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy a cyclo
ride through the old section visiting Hoan Kiem lake and the
old quarter with 36 commercial streets and drop off at Thang
Long Theatre for a water puppet show. Walk back to hotel.
Overnight at Sofitel Metropole hotel, 02 DBL Opera rooms
(the best five star hotel in Hanoi).
Day 2 (B): Hanoi city tour: 7:30am Depart to explore Ha Noi
City: Visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and his house and the One
pillar pagoda. If time permits do a little shopping in the
old quarter until 10:00 transfer back to Halong for your
departure at 14:00.
Tours in Koh Samui: 10:00 am: Pick up at your ship in Nathon
and tour of the Island include: Big Buddha, Na Muang
Waterfall, Hin Ta & Hin Yai, View point at Chaweng, Laemdin
market, sea gypsies in Hua Thanon, monkeys at work to pick
coconuts & shopping in Nathon. The tours will be flexible
upon request. Then transfer back to your ship for departure
at 17:00. Please note that the tour normally is 5 hours, it
can be shortened.
Day 1: 08:00am, pick up at hotel to visit The Royal Grand
Palace which features some of the most spectacular
architecture in South East Asia. This palace begun in 1782,
consist of several building with highly decorated
architectural details, the Golden Chedi, Pantheon of the
Chakri Kings, a miniature replica of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
and the eight colored towers. Visit Wat Phra Kaew (The
Emerald Buddha) which is in the same compound, house the
famous Emerald Buddha which is the most sacred Buddha image
in Thailand. Cameras may not be used inside the building.
Continue to visit Wat Benchamabopit (The Marble Temple);
main building was constructed during the reign of King Rama
V. The design combines Italian and classical Thai
architecture. It is a four sided structure with a
four-tiered roof and a corridor in the back. Then visit the
Wat Trinitr (Golden Buddha) & Wat Po (Reclining Buddha).
Send back to hotel. Free at leisure by your own. Overnight
at your hotel in Bangkok (Courtyard Marriott – booked on
Day 2: About 07:00 AM pick up at hotel for tour to
Damnernsaduak Floating Market. Depart Bangkok for Samut
Songkram province, Stop at Coconut Sugar Palm is a famous
quality product of Samut Songkram. Arrive at Damnernsaduak
district take a long tail speed boat to Market at
Damnernsaduak Floating Market this is best known destination
in Ratchaburi where the timeless lifestyle of native Thai
people can be observed along the canals. Visit to Royal Thai
Handicraft Village. Drive back to Bangkok and send back to
hotel. Free at leisure by your own. Overnight at your hotel
in Bangkok (Courtyard Marriott – booked on own)
Day 3: About 7:00, pick up at your hotel and transfer to
explore the Ayutthaya by riverboat: See the glorious city
of Ayuthaya with your own eyes! Once the most precious city
in Asia, Ayuthaya was destroyed in 1767 after four years of
with Burma. The ruins still show how impressive this city
must have been: once the city owned over 1700 temples and
there were more than 4000
Buddha statues. Besides several temples in Ayuthaya you’ll
visit the former summer residence of the King in Bang Pa
In. Travel back to Bangkok by
boat on the mighty Chao Praya River. Then transfer to the
port for take your ship (The boat dock at the Unithai
Day Bangkok option:
Day 1): For 4: 7:30 am Pick up at Mandarine Oriental Hotel
for full day tour to Damnernsaduak Floating Market and Rose
Garden. Depart Bangkok for Samut Songkram province, Stop at
Coconut Sugar Palm is a famous quality product of Samut
Songkram. Arrive at Damnernsaduak district take a long tail
speed boat to Market at Damnernsaduak Floating Market this
is best known destination in Ratchaburi where the timeless
lifestyle of native Thai people can be observed along the
canals. Visit to Royal Thai Handicraft Village. Continue to
Rose Garden. Take Lunch. Then see Thai Culture witness a
colorful Buddhist ordination procession, elegant fingernail
dance, exciting but attractive hill tribe dance, a charming
folk dance and a traditional wedding ceremony. Drive back to
Bangkok and send to hotel. Free at leisure by your own.
Overnight at the same hotel.
Day 2 (B): This afternoon depart for half day of canal tour.
Take a boat along Chao Phraya River and visit Wat Arun
(Temple of Dawn). Then transfer to port for check in at the
FULL DAY TRIP: SIHANOUKVILLE / PHNOM PENH / SIHANOUKVILLE:
7:00am pick up from your cruise port. Journey
overland from the Sihanoukville for the 4 hour drive to
Phnom Penh capital. This city was once considered one of the
most beautiful in Orient, and despite its recent turbulent
history it still retains a colonial charm. Begin your tour
of this charming capital with a visit to visit the Royal
Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. See the different
structures of this pagoda-style compound and stroll in its
beautiful garden. Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because
of its floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. A gold
Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and a small 17th
century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha are also housed
here. After, continue to the nearby National Museum. Built
in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional
architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and
displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are
housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces.
Drive to the killing fields of Choeung Ek (16 km south of
Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17.000 men, women,
children and infants (including nine westerners) detained
and tortured at S-21 prison were transported to the
extermination camp of Choeung Ek. They were often bludgeoned
to death to avoid wasting precious bullets. Fragments of
human bone and bits of cloth are scattered around the
disinterred pits. Over 8000 skulls, arranged by sex and age,
are visible behind the clear glass panels of the Memorial
Stupa, which was erected in 1988, then journey overland from
the capital for the 4 hour drive to Sihanoukville. On
arrival directly transfer to your cruise ship which departs
In Hong Kong, Taipei & Beijing, China:
Day 1 Hong Kong: The ship arrives at 9:00am, Pick up and
transfer to explore Hong Kong: tour including visit to
Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, and Repulse Bay.
Free shopping on own in the afternoon. Then transfer to your
Day 2 Hong Kong; 8:00am, pick up at your ship and transfer
to visit the Golden Mile, Yau Ma Tei., Star Ferry & Temple
Street Market. Afternoon, free explore & shopping based on
your request and suggestion of our guide until transfer to
your ship for departs at 20:00.
Taipei: 8:00am, pick up at your ship and transfer to visit
the National Palace Museum, continue with a visit to the
remarkable Martyrs Shrine. Your next stop is the beloved
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial. Then shopping based on your
interesting & suggestion of our guide. Return to the ship
docked in Keelung for departs at 18:00.
Pick up at dock at 8:00. Pick up and morning tour to Jade
Buddha Temple and Yu Garden.
Lunch in local restaurant. Afternoon to the BUND and Nanjing
Dinner on own. Transfer back to dock
Pick up at dock at 8:00.
Morning tour to People Square and the Old Town.
Lunch in local restaurant & transfer back to Dock must
The ship arrive Beijing at 7:00am, pick up and morning tour
to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.
Lunch in local restaurant.
Afternoon tour to Temple of Heaven & the some of Olympic
Dinner on own.
Transfer back to hotel.
Overnight at Peninsula hotel in Beijing
Day 2 Beijing (L)
Pick up at hotel at 9:00.
Morning tour to Great Wall. Lunch in local restaurant.
Afternoon tour to Summer Palace & do some shopping. Dinner
Transfer back to hotel.
Overnight at Peninsula hotel in Beijing
Day 3 Beijing:
This morning free explore on own until transfer to airport
for your departure back home End service.
Full day trip in Singapore: Upon arrival at the port, please
take the shuttle bus to SINGAPORE CRUISE CENTRE our driver
and guide will be waiting you there.
0800hrs - Meet and greet by local tour guide try our kopi
(coffee) roti (bread) breakfast in Singapore.
0900hrs - Set in 130ha of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and
secondary forest is a rare oasis of natural wonders and
tranquility, home to unique plants and animals, as well as a
wintering ground for migratory birds. Wetland reserve
experience the tranquility and the serenity of the mangrove
habitat in Singapore.
1000hrs - Visit Singapore most award winning koi farm, for
the first-hand pick of the latest koi import from many
leading breeders in Japan. Wide range of quality koi food,
bacterial culture, Bio-Flirtation system and etc. are also
available for your picking.
1100hrs - Take a stroll at Little Gulin a granite rock
sitting within a lake. It was originally a disused granite
quarry. In fact, the name has been suggested to be derived
from the noise made by the blasting in the granite quarry
that now forms the natural surroundings of Little Guilin.
Picnic lunch at Little Gulin enjoy the beautiful scenery
while enjoying the food.
1300hrs - Visit to Thian Hock Keng awarded UNESCO Asia –
pacific heritage in 2001 Thien Hock Keng is a rare temple
that encompasses Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
1430hrs - Chinatown an ethnic neighborhood featuring
distinctly Chinese cultural elements and a historically
concentrated ethnic Chinese population.
1600hrs - Visits to Little India As you step into Little
India, be prepared for an assault on the senses! You will be
greeted by the strong, heady scent of spices and jasmine
garlands, followed by the treasure trove of silverware,
brassware, wood carvings and colorful silk saris, dazzling
to behold. Pick up a walking guide and start your
exploration of this colorful ethnic quarter Important! Don’t
leave little India without a henna tattoo!!!.
1700hrs - Transfer to harbors for cruise.