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Ho Chi Minh City River Cruises

About Ho Chi Minh City 

Though not its capital, the former Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city and lies close to the port of My Tho on the Mekong River. Its coastal location means it’s a popular place to end your Mekong river cruise, typically with a hotel stay which will give you plenty of time to explore the city. The capital of former South Vietnam was renamed in 1976 after the country’s Communist revolutionary leader, who was leader of the North Vietnamese and who took control of the city in 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War. The legacy of this notorious conflict can be explored during your visit, but there’s also a wealth of French colonial architecture as well as some more traditional attractions to discover. 

Exploring Ho Chi Minh City 

If immersing yourself in the city’s most notorious historical chapter is important, then don’t miss the Reunification Palace. This former government building has been preserved in time and has been left exactly as it was in 1966. This means it’s somewhat austere and functional in the Communist way of old but nevertheless the absolute best way to get a feel for this infamous period in the city’s history. Somewhat contradictorily, the basement is the highpoint, offering a tantalising look at the final days of the Vietnam War. The War Remnants Museum offers more when it comes to artefacts to see, exhibiting thousands of documents, photographs and films which as are informative as they are moving.

For the ultimate view of it all and for a taste of the city’s contemporary architectural side and commercial growth, don’t miss the Saigon Skydeck. This lofty observation platform can be found on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the city’s tallest building. 

Ho Chi Minh City tips 

A visit to Ho Chu Minh City offers you the chance to sample both French and Vietnamese cuisine, with French cheese baguettes and Hue beef soup both being popular dishes.

Suggested Read: Port in Focus: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Itineraries

Hanoi

Indochina Explorer & Luxury Mekong

5 sailing dates October 2020 to November 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £7149pp
Ho Chi Minh City

From Siem Reap to the Morning Delta

5 sailing dates October 2020 to December 2020
8 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
CroisiEurope logo FROM £2099pp
Ho Chi Minh City

The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam (Northbound)

1 sailing date April 2021
17 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Vietnam , Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5649pp
Angkor Wat

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

21 sailing dates July 2020 to May 2021
11 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple plus a FREE two-night stopover in Dubai on selected sailings!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3899pp
Phnom Penh

Vietnam And Cambodia Highlights

1 sailing date December 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
APT Cruising logo CALL
Ho Chi Minh City

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

17 sailing dates July 2020 to December 2021
23 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £6069pp
Siem Reap

Siem Reap to Ho chi minh

12 sailing dates November 2020 to April 2021
13 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
APT Cruising logo FROM £5029pp
Angkor Wat

Ho chi minh - Siem reap

12 sailing dates October 2020 to April 2021
13 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
APT Cruising logo FROM £5799pp
Angkor Wat

Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

15 sailing dates July 2020 to March 2021
11 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

Includes HUGE savings of up to 35%! Cabins selling fast!

APT Cruising logo FROM £3049pp
Phnom Penh

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem reap

15 sailing dates July 2020 to March 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Includes HUGE savings of up to 35%! Cabins selling fast!

APT Cruising logo FROM £2999pp
Siem Reap

Luxury Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem reap

12 sailing dates November 2020 to April 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Fly FREE in Premium Economy!

APT Cruising logo FROM £4839pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Luxury Vietnam & Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City

12 sailing dates October 2020 to April 2021
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

Fly FREE in Premium Economy!

APT Cruising logo FROM £4839pp
Phnom Penh

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

53 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service!

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4469pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery from Ho Chi Minh

28 sailing dates October 2020 to December 2021
13 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple plus a FREE two-night stopover in Dubai on selected sailings!

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Siem Reap

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Hanoi

6 sailing dates July 2020 to April 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

The choice is yours! Enjoy HUGE savings of up to £2,400 per couple OR upgrade your flight to Business Class for only £199pp!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4299pp
Siem Reap

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

16 sailing dates July 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

The choice is yours! Enjoy HUGE savings of up to £2,400 per couple OR upgrade your flight to Business Class for only £199pp!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2889pp
Siem Reap

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

16 sailing dates July 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

The choice is yours! Enjoy HUGE savings of up to £2,400 per couple OR upgrade your flight to Business Class for only £199pp!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2829pp
Siem Reap

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

8 sailing dates August 2020 to May 2021
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

The choice is yours! Enjoy HUGE savings of up to £2,400 per couple OR upgrade your flight to Business Class for only £199pp!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £3759pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

19 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2021
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

Includes HUGE early booking savings of up to 10%!

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4989pp
Hanoi

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem Reap

8 sailing dates July 2020 to April 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4499pp

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