Our tour begins with a classic cocktail at a sky-high bar, where a spectacular view of the sun setting over Hanoi’s Old Town awaits you. From here we can see some famous sights of the city, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Long Bien Bridge.
Then we will head over to a local restaurant to experience one of Vietnam’s most famous and tasty dishes: bun cha or bun dau. Together with pho, bun cha is a staple dish available in every corner of Hanoi. It is now even more popular after President Obama ordered it during a trip to Vietnam in 2016. Expect a plate of vermicelli noodles served with grilled pork over charcoal and sprinkled with fresh herbs. It also comes with a superb dipping sauce of lemon, sugar, and fish sauce, alongside a mouth-watering pickle salad.
You will be buzzing as we walk through the winding streets to experience bia hoi, a long-established drinking culture that locals adhere to after a long, hot day of work. It is not only about enjoying a drink but is more about having time to relax and come together with friends.
Our total immersion into Hanoi nightlife continues with another incredible Vietnamese wine to try beside more finger foods. Being hand-crafted in small batches and made from 100% natural ingredients, these authentic Vietnamese flavours will bring you lots of surprise and interest in its unforgettable tastes of red sticky rice and rose apple.
Our final stop is where we will sample the “pho” cocktail: a smooth concoction of gin and Cointreau with flavours of star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon. You will be surely surprised by its taste that’ll remind you of the classic noodle soup. Indulge your inner Tom Cruise and admire your mixologist’s specialist moves. You may need a camera for this one.
The tour ends here but your night doesn’t have to! Stay for another cocktail or three or ask your local guide for the best night spots in town. Or if you’re feeling pooped after all those delicious bites and mind-bending cocktails, we can help you organise a taxi home.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, all drink and food items as per itinerary (2 cocktails, Bun Cha, Bia Hoi, Vietnamese wine tasting with finger food).
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for driver or guide.
Dress standard: Casual dress for your own comfort.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: - We will take you to the real local Bia Hoi sport for real life experiences and interaction with local people. Please be aware of local hygiene standard with sympathy.- Have you eaten Pho, noodle soup, before? If yes, it is great. If not, please try it sometimes before the tour so you know its flavour to compare with our Pho cocktail. You will have amazing night with us.
Closure of sites: Please note that some local drinks or food are offered by local family-run restaurants. As such, sometimes, they may close within prior notice. In such a case, we’ll find an alternate but equally delicious food/drink for you to try.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 17 inclusively are permitted on this tour and must be accompanied by their legal guardian(s). Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Non-alcoholic beverages will be served for them as alternative.