Discover the contrasts of Southeast Asia on this grand tour, which presents both the tropical & cultural sides of Vietnam và Cambodia.

Bạn đang xem: The grand tour: or, a journey through the netherlands, germany, italy and


*

From stunning tropical beaches khổng lồ temples, bustling citiesand agricultural areas, Southeast Asia is a story of contrasts.This all-inclusive adventure allows us khổng lồ experience them all as weembark on a 16-day journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. On thisgreat discovery, we engage in experiences both grand và small toget a true feel for these destinations. In Vietnam, enjoy atraditional cyclo ride to lớn Hanoi"s Old Quarter, an overnight cruisethrough iconic Halong Bay, a customary Vietnamese Water PuppetTheater, visits to lớn Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel in Hue,lantern making và pristine beaches in Hoi An và a stay in aphenomenal tropical resort in Nha Trang. Moving back inland lớn HoChi Minh City, see what remains of the Cu chi tunnels & tourthrough old Saigon. As we arrive at the Mekong Delta, the tourswitches back lớn water once more, as we phối out lớn explore thetraditional communities and floating markets that line the MekongRiver. We continue our cruise through the delta và arrive in theCambodian city of Phnom Penh, where golden temples sit asidepalaces, museums, markets và historical sites. We get a taste ofit all during a full-day sightseeing tour, then we move out of thecity & toward two more beloved destinations in Cambodia, SiemReap và Angkor Wat Temple. Brimming with culture & chock-full ofamazing sights lớn behold, this extravagant journey is an experienceto remember.


Highlights

City tour of Hanoi including Cyclo rideVisit to Cai Rang floating marketGuided tour of HueExcursion lớn the Marble MountainsSightseeing tour of Hoi An và Phnom PenhPerformance at a traditional water puppet theaterLantern making workshop in Hoi AnGuided tour of Ho đưa ra MinhExcursion to the Cu bỏ ra Tunnels and a talk on Vietnam"s railroadsVisits lớn Angkor Wat temple và Angkor Thom

What’s included

TransportationRail travel on local and regional rail lines as describedAccommodationHotel accommodations for 13 nightsRail travel on board a sleeper train from Hanoi lớn Hue (1 night on train)1 night aboard a luxury junk in Halong BayShip1 night aboard a luxury junk in Halong BayExcursions & EntertainmentServices of a professional tour escort & knowledgeable local guides for touringFood & Drinks34 mealsWhat’s not includedCancellation và Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arrangedFlights và Airport transfers

Itinerary


Meet your group và Tour Manager at the Melia Hanoi Hotelin Hanoi. In the afternoon we begin our sightseeing tour of thecity, with a traditional cyclo ride to Hanoi"s Old Quarter, pastHoàn Kiém Lake. We return to the khách sạn for dinner thisevening.


We continue exploring Hanoi before we transfer to lớn iconicHalong Bay. An extraordinary collection of limestone karst rockformations and islands dotted amongst emerald waters, this area ofoutstanding natural beauty is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here webegin one of the highlights of the tour as we board our luxury junkfor an overnight cruise. We travel through the incredibly scenicHalong Bay, enjoying lunch & dinner on board as we sail throughthe beautiful bay.


As the sun rises over the glorious panorama this morning, youcould try Tai đưa ra on deck. After breakfast we visit one of thebay"s typical limestone grottos, before we sail back to lớn shore. Fromhere we transfer back khổng lồ Hanoi, stopping en-route at Dong TrieuPottery Village. This evening, we visit a Water Puppet Theater,where we are treated to a performance of this traditionalVietnamese art form. Tonight, we join the overnight sleeper serviceto Hue, in two berth compartments.

On Day 4 our early arrival in Hue gives us afull day lớn explore. We embark on a cruise on the famous "PerfumeRiver" khổng lồ the magnificent seven-storied Thien Mu Pagoda. Wecontinue lớn the immense Imperial Citadel, whose impressive sixmiles of walls contain the Imperial và the Purple ForbiddenCity.


Today we travel south by train from Hue to lớn Danang, on oneof the most beautiful stretches of line in Vietnam. We wind our waythrough the thick, verdant landscape, emerging onto a dramaticcoastline, where the steep mountains tumble down to the pristinebeaches fringing the South china Sea. We leave the train in Danangand transfer by coach khổng lồ Hoi An.


The charming riverside town of Hoi An is famed for itsbeautiful old buildings & its history as a merchant trading post.This morning we discover the old town on a walking tour, duringwhich we see the 400-year old Japanese covered bridge, rã Kymerchant house, and the vibrant local market. After lunch in alocal restaurant, we make our way lớn the Xu Dang trong Art Centerwhere you will try your hand at lantern making. The rest of yourafternoon is at leisure to lớn explore the lively streets và themyriad of tradesmen offering made to lớn measure clothing andcustom-made shoes, or perhaps just absorb the relaxed atmosphereand unwind in the beautiful surroundings of our hotel.


Leaving Hoi An, we transfer by coach khổng lồ Danang for the train tothe vibrant coastal resort of Nha Trang, passing rice paddies andmighty oxen working the countryside. We check into our hotel,located on the beachfront, for a one-night stay.

On Day 8 we transfer by train to Saigon, on arrival we make ourway lớn the Grand khách sạn where we will stay for the next 2nights.

Xem thêm: Giá Tàu Du Lịch Hạ Long Bay, Top 12 Tàu Du Lịch Hạ Long 5 Sao Tốt Nhất


We travel lớn the Cu bỏ ra tunnels & visit the vastunderground complex utilized by the Viet Cong during the waragainst the US. At its height, this system stretched for almost 250km towards the Cambodian border, và contained field hospitals,weapons factories, kitchens, and living quarters. Our visit gives areal insight to lớn life during this period. After lunch, we make ourway back lớn Saigon enjoying a tour of the city en-route to thehotel before spending the evening at leisure.


We travel west by coach khổng lồ the Mekong Delta, a wonder of naturewhere the enormous Mekong River splits into branches on its way tothe South trung quốc Sea. We travel by boat khổng lồ get a glimpse of thecommunities which make their living here và stop at the floatingmarket of Cai Be, before crossing a lower branch of the MekongRiver. Later we reach Can Tho & stay here overnight on theMekong"s banks.

Day 11 you have the full day at leisure to explore Can Tho.


This morning we visit Cai Rang, one of the world"s largestfloating markets. After time to lớn explore, we transfer to Cao Lanhfor our onwards boat journey through the Mekong Delta, and intoCambodia. We arrive in Phnom Penh, the country"s exciting capital,known as the "Pearl of Asia", situated at the meeting point forthree great rivers - the Mekong, the Tonle Sap, và the Bassac.

On Day 13, we explore Phnom Penh. Despite its chequered recenthistory, Phnom Penh is a wonderful place, trang chủ to a number ofornate golden temples. Today"s full-day sightseeing tour introducesus to lớn some of the city"s main sights. We see the Silver Pagoda, thegrand Royal Palace, the National Museum & Central Market. Welater visit the moving Tuol Sleng - a museum dedicated to lớn thehistory of the Khmer Rouge regime.


We journey by road khổng lồ Siem Reap today, pausing en-route at SaDec, a peaceful city made up of rustic colonial houses andtree-lined avenues, where Marguerite Duras set hissemi-autobiographical novel, "The Lovers."

On Day 15 we visit the world-famous Angkor Wat temple, a sourceof true national pride và the world"s largest religious structure.During our time here we visit Ta Prohm, a temple within thecomplex. We continue by Cyclo ride khổng lồ the abandoned city of AngkorThom.


Our tour comes khổng lồ a conclusion after breakfast thismorning. You are free to make your way to the airport for yourflight back trang chủ at leisure.


For this tour, we recommend you arrive into Noi tía InternationalAirport, which is approximately 16 miles from your first hotel. Ourrecommended departure airport is Siem Reap Airport, which issituated approximately 2 miles away from your final hotel.


Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. Thisinformation will be provided in your final documents. For moreinformation please speak with your rail specialist.


Due lớn the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d lượt thích to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to điện thoại tư vấn us.