US$ 30

Small-group Saigon City Tour half-day

Let a knowledgeable guide unravel the history of Saigon’s turbulent past on this half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Head to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum to learn about the city's dramatic demise when it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam. See colonial buildings like the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, evidence of the 19th-century capital of French Indochina. Get a glimpse of vendors selling fruit and vegetables at Ben Thanh Market and visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda

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  • Half-day history and culture tour of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Learn about the Vietnam War at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum
  • Admire the French colonial architecture of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Opera House
  • Visit Ben Thanh Market and the Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention


  • Transportation by Air-conditional minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (District 1 only)
  • Vietnamese English-speaking guide
  • Bottled drinking water (one 500ml bottle per person)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission – Central Post Office
  • Entry/Admission – War Remnants Museum
  • Entry/Admission – The Independence Palace
  • Entry/Admission – Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge for halal meal options, if required, please inform Vietnam Budget Tour in advance


Departure Point: Pick up at hotels located in district 1, district 2 and district 3 in Ho Chi Minh city centerd

Departure Time:
Morning Tour: Pickup at hotets (only in District 1, between 08h00 – 08h30) Afternoon Tour: Pickup at hotels (only in District 1, between 13h00 – 13h30) Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details: Drop off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center


After hotel pickup, your Ho Chi Minh City tour begins with a visit to Reunification Palace, where on April 30, 1975, the ‘American War’ (or Vietnam War) officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. Head to the War Remnants Museum, formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, to see its poignant display of the futility of war, and then visit Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office; constructed between the 1860s and 1880s, these are some of the best examples of French colonial architecture. Continue to Jade Emperor Pagoda, built in 1909 in honor of the supreme Taoist god; this is one of the most atmospheric temples in Ho Chi Minh City, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. Admire the detailed woodcarvings between the heavy smoke of incense in the air. Tour ends at Bến Thành market or drive back to where we picked up in the morning. End of services.


  • Hotel pick up is offered in this excursion.
  • Inform Vietnam Budget Tour your hotel information at the time of booking


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking; there will be a surcharge for vegetarian or halal options
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Please note the route can be subject to change due to water levels
  • Not wheelchair accessible Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate


Tour cancellation policy from Vietnam Budget Tour

  • For a full refund, please cancel at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Cancel 29- 7 days: charge 50% of the total Saigon tour cost
  • Cancel 6- 3 days less: charge 80% f the total Saigon tour cost
  • Cancel 3 days less: charge 100% f the total Saigon tour cost