Spend the morning tasting a wide range of Vietnamese cuisine. Eat breakfast at a famous restaurant in the Old Quarter, try a cup of egg coffee, and visit class architecture before broadening your taste with samples of cuisine from different regions of the country.
Meet your guide at your hotel and head out for a Vietnamese-style breakfast. This unique experience brings you to a famous restaurant in the Old Quarter, where you wait in a line with locals to receive a main dish of sticky rice or pho, a popular Vietnamese noodle soup. Enjoy delicious food and soak up the bustling atmosphere.
After breakfast, your guide takes you out for a cup of egg coffee, also known as Vietnamese cappuccino, at one of the more well-known coffee shops in town. Go for a short walk around the Old Town and check out ancient buildings, representative of the mixed Vietnamese and Chinese architectural styles. Explore the famous "36 Streets of Hanoi," uncovering the meaning behind the street names and learning to cross the streets and bargain with local vendors.
Around lunchtime, dig deeper into Vietnamese cuisine, making a distinction between Northern and Southern flavors. Go to a typical Ho Chi Minh or Hue-style restaurant to sample local Northern cuisine, or try a traditional Hue cake to sample Central Vietnamese flavor. Finally, Bun Bo Nam Bo (noodles with beef) or Banh Xeo (traditional pan cake) cover the Southern culinary style. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel to relax.