After a hundred years of colonization and destruction, Vietnam has gradually stepped out all the remnants of the war to become a fast-developing country in Southeast Asia. Thus, Vietnam’s glamor is not just through luxury colonial mansions of the French but also favored by nature with breathtaking sceneries and unique WORLD HERITAGE SITES such as Halong Hay, Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An Ancient Tow, My Son Sanctuary… To help you explore Vietnam from Cruise Ships, Premium Travel Vietnam (PTV) organizes Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours.
VIETNAM CRUISE EXCURSION TOURS ITINERARY:
Day 1: Phu My Port – Ho Chi Minh city
To begin with Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours, PTV will come and meet you up in Phu My port (Ba Ria Vung Tau) then we directly transfer you to discover Ho Chi Minh city (formerly Saigon). Thus, you have a chance to explore the most modern and developed city of Vietnam. Hence, the city blends between classic French and Oriental architectures. These highlights still remark in Saigonese’s mind and it illustrated the former glorious of Saigon in 1960’.
Our first stop today is Independence Palace where South Vietnamese surrendered to North Vietnam and when the former South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned. So, this is very iconic and important building ever playing the headquarter of South Vietnamese government. And right here, on April 30th 1975 it marked a new chapter in history of Vietnam when North Vietnamese army tanks entered to take over the building to end Vietnam war.
Next, we will explore the glamour of Saigon Post Office which demonstrates Gothic, Renaissance and French colonial influences. This is a historic remnant of the French colonial times and highlight of our trip today.
Close to this Office is Notre Dam Cathedral: the remaining Catholics stronghold for dominant Buddist population in Vietnam. Let’s take a picture of this impressive building and then we head out to War Remnants Museum.
Hence, this museum is the reminder for a long brutal American invasion in Vietnam. All graphic ophotographs and American equipment are on display and it marks in our heart.
Later, we can take you to a local restaurant for you taste some of Vietnam’s best dishes (optional)
In the afternoon, our Vietnam Cruise Excursions Tours proceeds to China town to know what is Vietnamese typical market where all goods are on sale and you can buy some things for your family.
Next part of our journey, we will sightseeing Thien Hau Temple (Goddess of the Seas). Thus, this temple features strong Chinese architectural influences when they came to settle down in Saigon long time ago. They built the temple with a wish that the Goddess could save the Chinese fishermen when they traveled by sea.
Ending the day of Ho Chi Minh Cruise Ship Tour, we offer you a rickshaw ride before we transfer you back to the port.
Day 2: Nha Trang Cruise Excursions
We continue our Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours with a stop over in beautiful Nha Trang coastal city. Therefore, we have a chance to sightseeing in one day. Our highlights are mat weaving from a local family to witness how skillful hands of the Vietnamese people are. By watching it, you can understand more Vietnamese culture.
Next, we are heading to Vietnam Oceanographic Institute. Right here, you can admire a comprehensive collection of sea creatures found in Nha Trang Bay. Since then, you can know more about sealife and some of living creatures living under the water that you have not heard before.
To move on our Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours, we head up to visit the French style Stone Church before moving to Hon Chong Promontory, about 3km north of Nha Trang. Situated near a sand dune. Thus, Hon Chong Promontory looks like the work of a giant, who carelessly put several massive rocks together. Facing the sea, on one side of the rock is a deep handprint of five fingers closed together.
After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, we will then transfer you to Dam market to find your best bargain or even just to soak yourself in a really bustling and exuberant market atmosphere. If you would like, let’s take some of your best photos before we pay to our last visit Po Nagar Temple to know more of Champa culture.
Ending Vietnam Cruise Excursion Tours, we then transfer you back to the port.
Day 3: Tien Sa port Da Nang Excursions (Chan May Hue port Excursions)
Moving on our Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours, you will land either at Tien Sa port in Da nang city or Chan May port in Hue. So, PTV will come to collect you at the port and then we transfer you for a day trip to explore some of our highlight tours:
Option 1: Hue Explore
Visit Hue Citadel – fortress that Nguyen Dynasty had built for the royal family in the old times. So, we then stroll around the site and visit Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Royal Theatre, Truong Sanh Residence ect for you to know more of royal architecture and royal family activities. Next, we will take you to a local restaurant for you to sample some of Hue’s finest food.
In the afternoon, we will sightseeing Thien Mu Pagoda – Pagoda of Heavenly Lady. This pagoda is known as unofficial symbol of Hue. Locating on a small hill overlooking Perfume river, this spot was the poetry place for Nguyen Emperors who came to relax, compose some poems and sightseeing in their spare time in the old times.
Finally, to end our Vietnam Cruise Excursion Tours, we then take you to visit very typical royal tomb of Hue – Tu Duc Tomb. Thus, this place is very large with all temples, buildings, pavilions, lakes that strongly follow Feng Sui concept from Oriental philosophy. in the old days, it became the ideal spot for the Emperor who came to entertain, relax and enjoy his pleasure after hard working days.
Option 2: Hoi An Vietnam Shore Excursion
Head up to Marble Mountains, we will take the lift up then stroll around this mountain. Hence, the whole site has five small marble mounts that they are believed to symbolize for 5 elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Metal and Earth. Today, it becomes a place for Buddist people to come and pray. So, we wander to explore Linh Ung Temple, Huyen Khong cave to know the former hospital for local people in the Vietnam war.
Later, we are going to Hoi An ancient town, a unique beautiful town by the Hoai River. Thus, we wander around this lovely town to tour a Chinese Assembly Hall. Therefore, this temple is built by the Chinese community at that time as they were sailing along the sea.
To continue our Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours, we are off to old house of Tan Ky. Hence, the house was the trading shop in the past and now it is a private house. The house is elaborately designed with all parallel sentences, mother of pearl and rich in architecture.
Eventually, we stop at Japanese Bridge – official symbol of Hoi An people.
Option 3: Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge
Meeting you up at the Chan May port (or Tien Sa port) then we commence our journey to Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge. Thus, this used to be the summer resort for the French people and today it serves as the most exciting and enjoyable place in Da Nang city, Vietnam.
On arrival, we will take cable car to first visit Flower Garden, French wine cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda and Sakyamuni Buddha statue 28m high.
Continue our tour to sightseeing Golden Bridge – a unique spot that is so famous in Vietnam in particular and around the world in general. This attraction must be in your Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours Package.
Then another cable car leads us to the top of Ba Na Hills with fantastic view of Da Nang city and surrounding area. The center park is pretty busy with all tourist around but there is Fantasy Park waiting for you to play some activities. Then you might walk around to explore the place on your own, visiting old French village or Catholic church in the old times. Or you simply take an opportunity to watch performances of the local artists.
Option 4: My Son Sanctuary Shore Excursion
Starting off our cruise ship day to explore My Son Holy Land – the former Holy Land for the Champa people.
Reaching My Son, we are transferred inside to start exploring many vestiges and ruins left from Cham culture. Thus, My Son was built by the Cham people from 7th to 13th centuries for them to come to present offerings to Hindu Gods.
Later, the French came to discover My Son in a dense jungle and they divided My Son into several groups of A, B,C, D, E, F, G, H
On arrival, we wander off around My Son Complex and pay a visit to groups B, C, D then A, E, F. Therefore, you deeply have insight into Champa culture. Knowing how the Cham people built the temples of My Son using special techniques and how they practiced Hindu culture in the old days; all will be very interesting.
Ending the day is transfer you back to the port in time for your departure.
Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise Excursions
As the cruise ship arrives in Cai Lan Port/Bai Chay Pier in Halong Bay, we will be meeting you up and then transfer to Tuan Chau Wharf. From here, you then board a traditional-style boat and board on our cruise sailing into the Halong Bay.
Thus, our fantastic Halong Bay Excursions enables you to visit Rocky Dog (Cho Da), Fighting Cock (Ga Choi), Incense Burner Islet (Dinh Huong). Then, we have a stop to visit Amazing Cave (Sung Sot Cave) which is the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
Continue our excursions, we are heading out to Ti Top Island. Hence, the island is famous for its tranquility and emerald blue water combining with white sand, which all creates a romantic picture. You can relax right on the beach or climb to the peak to catch the panoramic view over the splendid Halong Bay if the weather permits.
(Lunch served on board)
Afterwards, the cruise ship goes back to mainland and we head back to the port in good time for your cruise departure. Then our Vietnam Cruise Ship Tours will come to an end here. We wished you had sweetest time with us.
HOW DO YOU ENJOY VIETNAM CRUISE EXCURSION PACKAGES?
Participating with PTV in this Vietnam Cruise Excursion Packages, we will provide you with the best cruise ship tour all over Vietnam from several seaports of Chan May, Tien Sa, Nha Trang, Phu My, Ho Chi Minh, Tuan Chau – Halong. Thus, this is a special trip in one day from cruise ship for you to explore highlights of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang city, Da Nang city, Hoi An ancient town, Hue Ancient capital, Halong Bay. Thus, you will have sweet memories and unforgettable experience with us
VIETNAM CRUISE EXCURSIONS PRICE?
|Tour inclusion||Tour exclusion|
|– Private car/bus/mini van with air conditioning
– Experienced driver
– English speaking guide
– Entrance ticket
– Cold water and wet tissue
– Lunch (optional upon request)
|– 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
|Vietnam is a tropical country so it is pretty cool between November to February. From March till the rest of the year, it is usually hot and humid. So the best time is in January, February, March.|
–Tour departs from any seaports in Vietnam.
-FOC for children under 5 years old
-50% charge for children from 6 to 12 years old
-Full charge as adults for children over 12 years old
HOW TO BOOK VIETNAM CRUISE SHORE EXCURSIONS?
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