For the last few years, there are more and more customers coming to visit Vietnam by cruise ship. It is a beautiful way to explore the beauty of a country without having to travel a lot. And the first destination during their visit in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh city. Therefore, Premium Travel Vietnam arrange this beautiful Ho Chi Minh city Shore Excursions for the customers.


Ho Chi Minh city – blend between Traditional and Modern style



Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh city


In the morning, we will come to meet you up at Phu My Port and we then begin our Ho Chi Minh city Shore Excursions. We will follow our lovely, express road connecting Ba Ria Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh city.

As you know, Ho Chi Minh city is the commercial, financial hub not only for south Vietnam but also it is the biggest city of the country. The city has been witnessing a lot of changes over the past few years and it becomes a new rising dragon in Southeast Asia. Moreover, there are more and more local people and foreigners who want to come to work and live here.

Therefore, Ho Chi Minh city becomes a popular tourist destination that many travelers who really want to come to visit, especially by cruise ship – Ho Chi Minh City Cruise Ship Tours.

Our first sightseeing today is Jade Emperor Pagoda or also called as Tortoise Pagoda. Once you get here, you can buy a little tortoise and release it back into the pond as a way to pray for best wishes.

Built in 1909 by Cantonese community from China, the pagoda is a tourist landmark of the city. Also, it becomes a sacred place for the local people who practice Buddism and Taoism that widely spread over the city.  The pagoda has many rooms which are dedicated to different gods and deities such as Lord of Hell, Goddesses of Health and Fertility ect.

To move on our Ho Chi Minh city Shore Excursions, our guide and driver then transfer you to visit the Notre Dam Cathedral and the Old Post Office. Thus, Notre Dam Cathedral is a magnificent building in Saigon center as well as a religious conducting place for Catholic people. Built in 1880 by the French, they established this one for them to practice religious services during their occupation of Indochina and Saigon.


Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh city


On arrival, you will walk around and take beautiful pictures of this landmark. Especially, you can move inside and admire the typical architecture of neo-Romanesque style influences. Finish up this spot, we then move to sightseeing Old Saigon Post Office nearby.

Established in 1886, this special former Saigon Post Office was a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French architectures, fascinating tourists not only its exterior but also its interior designs. Visiting this remarkable tourist spot, tourists seem to be dragged back to the 20th century thanks to its original ornate furnishings outside, amazing pattern tiled floor and massive high ceilings as well as numerous wickets inside. Especially, inside the office is more elegant designs with phone booths with colors that remain unchanged since the old times.

To continue our trip, we then head up to War Remnants Museum. This historic spot gives you more about overall ideas of the Vietnam war that ever happened in this country. Looking at some of the pictures, you can calm down yourself, sharing your emotion, your feeling, your pain with Vietnamese people in the revolution to protect and for the freedom of the country.

Later on, we will enjoy a rickshaw ride around some main streets of Saigon and feel the hustle and bustle of the city. This ride is a great fun for you being the first time on our traditional means of transport.

Once in a while, you can take a rest in a local restaurant, enjoy some local food of Saigon or “Pho” or just have a beer to cool off yourself.

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to visit bustling China town. When you are here, you can find all local produce for sale here. You can also have a chance to interact with the local people to find out how they live and work for their life.

ho chi minh city shore excursions

Thien Hau Temple Ho Chi Minh city

Finishing up the day, we are heading to Thien Hau Temple (Lady of the Sea) which is built by the Chinese people from Quang Chau province in 1760. This temple is dedicated to Thien Hau Holy Mother who is believed to rescue ships and fishermen in stormy seas when flying on a mat. During the history, lots of Chinese moved down by boats to Southeast Asian countries to earn for a living, and they reached safely. In their thoughts, there was Thien Hau Goddess who appeared to save them. That’s why many people today come here to pray for safety and see the featured Chinese ancient architectures.

Lastly, our guide and driver will transfer you back to the seaport, our Ho Chi Minh city Shore Excursions will come to an end here.



Fun rickshaw ride in Ho Chi Minh city


Joining with us for this Ho Chi Minh city Cruise Excursions, you will have an opportunity to explore Vietnam’s biggest city – Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon). Thus, you will have time to discover some ancient remarkable buildings in Saigon such as Notre Dam Cathedral, Post Office ect. Besides, you can have a deep understanding of Vietnam war by a visit to War Remnants Museum. Finally, enjoy great fun of rickshaw ride through busy streets of Saigon as well as sightseeing China town in Cholon will be unforgettable memories for all of you.



Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) Central Post Office

If you come to Vietnam by cruise ship landing at Phu My port in Ba Ria Vung Tau and want to look for Ho Chi Minh city Excursions, kindly contact us at or reach us via Whatsapp at 0084979613777 for more details and assistance about this tour. It is our honor to serve you and we are always at your service 24/7.

Tour inclusion Tour exclusion
– 7 – seat private car with air conditioning

– Experienced driver

– English speaking guide

– Entrance ticket

– Cold water and wet tissue

– Lunch


– Travel insurance

– Other expenses

– Soft drinks and beverages

– Tips and gratuities

Things to bring Travel tip

-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Climbing shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray; Shoulder covers


From December to April; it is normally hot and humid in Ho Chi Minh city. From May to November, it is the rainy season,  let’s bring rain coats/umbrellas with you.



  • Tour departs from Phu My seaport or Saigon seaport only and is conducted in good weather. We will not organize the tour in case of bad weather.




Cruise ship coming at Phu My port


So, if you come to Phu My port in Ba Ria Vung Tau or Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) seaport by cruise ship and would like to find a professional travel agent for Ho Chi Minh city tours from Phu My Port, do not hesitate to contact us:

Premium Travel Vietnam


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