9 August 2020
Our 14-night tour takes in all the key Australian sites from the war including Long Tan, Coral & Balmoral, Binh Ba and Nui Le, plus many of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, allowing us to experience all aspects of this vibrant country. Our Historian on this compelling journey is Gary McKay, who served as a platoon leader in Vietnam and was decorated with a Military Cross for gallantry.
Welcome to Vietnam. On arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) you will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. After checking in we will enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Welcome Dinner
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ War Remnants Museum ★ Reunification Palace ★ Ben Thanh Market
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Cu Chi Tunnels ★ Ben Duoc memorial
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Ferry ride to Vung Tau ★ Sightseeing tour of Vung Tau ★ Former 1 ALSG base area
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Minh Dam secret zone ★ Long Hai Hills ★ Battle of Ap My An
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Battle of Binh Ba ★ 33rd Regiment North Vietnamese Army memorial ★ Battle of Nui Le
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Hoi An sightseeing tour
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Marble Mountain
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Red Beach and China Beach drive by visit ★ Hue Citadel
After an early breakfast we drive north to the Hien Luong Bridge, the museum and visit the Vinh Moc tunnels. We drive south to the village of Dong Ha and have lunch in a local café with fascinating memorabilia before driving west to visit the former American bases at Camp Carroll and the Rockpile. We return to Hue after a long day on the road. (B, L)
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Vinh Moc Tunnels ★ Camp Carroll ★ Rockpile
After checking out of our hotel we will travel to the airport for our flight to the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. After checking in to our hotel we will take an afternoon cyclo ride around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. This evening we will attend the world-famous Water Puppet Show. (B, L, D)
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Cyclo ride in the Old Quarter ★ Hanoi Water Puppet Show
Today we will enjoy a highlights tour of Hanoi, which includes the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside visit) and Ho Chi Minh’s home. We will enjoy lunch at Brothers Café before continuing visiting the Lake of the Restored Sword. We will also visit the notorious ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison, Hoa Lo, and the Army Museum.
STAR INCLUSIONS ★ Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum ★ Hanoi Hilton prison ★ Army Museum
Unfortunately, today our tour comes to an end. We will be transferred to Hanoi airport as a group to meet any onward flight arrangements. (B)
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Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. In addition, your Historian may alter the sites visited on each day to suit local conditions. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.