Note: During low water conditions we may not be able to cruise up river to Tonle Sap. Low water levels vary each year, depending on rainfall, but are generally between mid-December and June. Our ability to cruise to Tonle Sap will be evaluated on a cruise-by-cruise basis.
Multiple itineraries are available:
Day 1 UK - Ho Chi Minh City
Depart the UK.
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city's famous and historic landmarks as you stroll through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, the Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Stop at the Rex Hotel for a refreshing drink at the popular rooftop bar where the U.S. Military held the infamous 'Five O'Clock Follies' during the war. Next, visit the War Remnants Museum followed by Ben Thanh market, the largest and oldest in the city. For lunch, participate in a hands-on Vietnamese cooking class. Head into the classroom and learn how to prepare different local dishes and the techniques necessary to recreate them once you return home. Later sample your delicious creations. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore this lively city. Tonight, enjoy a special welcome dinner.
Note: During low water conditions we may not be able to cruise upriver to Tonle Sap. Low water levels vary each year, depending on rainfall, but are generally between mid-December and June. Our ability to cruise to Tonle Sap will be evaluated on a cruise-by-cruise basis.
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
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